News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 3, 2016

MEET THE ARCHITECT JUNE 8 AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS.  We know you have ideas regarding a possible expanded or new library and Tappé Architects want to hear them on Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. in the Large Hearing Room of the Wayland Town Building. Come learn about three potential library sites and share what matters most to you about our library. This is your chance to weigh in!

EVENING OF SONGS.  On Friday evening, June 10, at 8 p.m. come to the library to hear Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill perform songs from their three original musicals — Artemis in the Parking Lot, Before and After, and The Optics of Dying Light. This July, a staged reading of Artemis will be presented off-Broadway, at Playwrights Horizons, as part of the 2016 New York Musical Festival, a launchpad for musicals that go on to be produced on and off Broadway. A 2003 graduate of Wayland High School and 2007 graduate of Stanford University, Misha will receive his MFA in Directing from Columbia University this year.

RICHARD POWERS–THE SURREAL LIFE OF A SCIENCE FICTION ARTIST.  At our last Great Presenters program for the season on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., Wayland resident Kathy Powers Sherry and her brother Richard will talk about the life and prolific career of their father, Richard “Gorman” Powers. He is widely regarded as the single most influential artist in the history of paperback illustrative art and was recently inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. His influential career spanned over four decades during which he produced jacket illustrations for some 1,200 science fiction novels. During June, Powers’ art will be on display in the library.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  Registration for “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” begins on Monday, June 20. Children can sign up in the library or online. All participants get a goodie bag and will be invited to an Ice Cream Sundae Party on August 18. Children will keep track of their reading online or on paper logs. There will be prizes throughout the summer, and many great programs, including a hula hoop workshop, puppet shows, drop-in crafts, and a library olympics. So run on over to the library for some fun!

MAGIC SHOW.  Magician Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program with a magic show for ages 3 and up! This free program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library and in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Wednesday, June 22, 2-2:45 p.m.


  • Storytimes!  
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Most Tuesday mornings, 10:30-11 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Most Thursday mornings from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Read to Corbyn the Samoyed.  Tuesday, June 7, 3:30 p.m. for kids of all ages
  • Drop-in Board Games.  Wednesday, June 8, 3-5 p.m. for ages 5 and up.  Play a favorite board game with a friend in the library. We will supply the games.
  • STEAM Team: Cantilevers.  Wednesday, June 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up.  Who can make the longest cantilever? Children will spring into summer with this physics challenge.
  • Zumba Kids Jr.   Tuesday, June 28, 10:3-11 a.m. for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old
  • Spanish Storytime.  Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 a.m
  • Quidditch Match.  Thursday, June 30, 3-4 p.m. for ages 5 and up.  Play Quidditch and enjoy a Hogwarts snack.


  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad.  Monday, June 6, 2 p.m.
  • OverDrive and Hoopla and Lynda, Oh My!  Learn how to download eBooks, audio, and more from the library.  Monday, June 13, 2 p.m.
  • Drop-In One-on-One Technology Assistance.  Wednesdays, June 15 and 29, 2-4 p.m

TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS!  Join us for our first community-wide summer read! We’ve selected Wayland resident Juliette Fay’s new book, “The Tumbling Turner Sisters,” historical fiction about a family performing vaudeville. The book is so new that we kick off our program Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. at the author’s book launch at Sandy Burr Country Club where the Juliette will formally present the book and get us excited to read it. On Sunday, September 18, at 3 p.m. the author will join us in the library for a casual book discussion. So read the book and be prepared to come with your thoughts and questions in the fall. Extra copies will be available in the library to take on your summer adventures.

COMMUNICATE BETTER.  Learn some energy self-management techniques and how they can help you communicate and lead from a place of personal power. Presenter Rachel Rice is the founder and CEO of Five Rhythms Consulting and has spent the majority of her career in corporate leadership roles, most recently as CMO for New York Life Retirement Plan Services, overseeing marketing, product development, web strategy, and creative execution. Rachel helps clients integrate mind/body practices into their business routine and leadership style to drive the best possible outcomes for themselves and their organizations. Monday, June 13, 7-8 p.m.

PIZZA/STUDY NIGHTS FOR WHS STUDENTS.  During Wayland High School finals week, the library will be open late until 11 p.m. on the evenings of June 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday) for high school students who want to study for exams. We will serve pizza a little after 5 p.m. on those evenings to teens who are here during the dinner hour and will also provide some snacks throughout the evening.

JUNE BOOK GROUPS FOR ADULTS.  The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.

  • Evening Book Group: Monday, June 6, 7 p.m., “The Teleportation Accident” by Ned Beauman
  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday, June 8, 11:30 a.m., “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell
  • Clean Eating Book Club: Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m., “Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen” by Heidi Swanson
  • Noontime Book Group: Friday, June 10, 12 p.m., “How To Be Both” by Ali Smith

FOREIGN FILM SERIES–VALENTIN.  Argentinian filmmaker Alejandro Agresti turns his lens to his own childhood in this nostalgic coming-of-age tale set in the director’s hometown of Buenos Aires, circa 1964. Screening will be Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-9 p.m.



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