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News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 13, 2018


  • Author Talk: Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed.One fateful night in Massachusetts, Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved in a fatal crash after driving his car from a party on Martha’s Vineyard.  Suspicion and intrigue have clouded the public’s opinion of Kennedy for years, but author Donald Frederic Nelson takes all of the evidence into account in his explanation of the death at Chappaquiddick.  Catch his presentation on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Genealogy for Beginners: A Four-Part Series. Interested in knowing more about your ancestors?  Come to the library to start tracing your genealogy! Find out where your ancestors lived, their occupations, and about their military service.  Instructor Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging.  The series runs for four successive Mondays, beginning April 23, at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Art of Remembering Names. What’s the cost of forgetting names?  Embarassment?  Missed opportunities? Lost business? Neil Kutzen of MemorizeBest makes it easier than ever to learn and use a method that has been taught for over a hundred years to hundreds of thousands of students.  Neil has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and has spent more than 25 years as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. Register on the library website or call the reference desk to attend this program on Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: AI AND MACHINE LEARNING: THIS TIME IT’S FOR REAL… …and it will change everything, says John Landry.  Artificial intelligence (AI) software concepts conceived in the ʼ80s and enhanced over the last five years are starting a revolution in machine learning (ML), enabling computers to perform human-like tasks.  Long-time tech visionary and serial tech executive Landry will provide a lively discussion on what ML is, why it’s important, and what might happen when machines exceed humans in intelligence (aka “super-intelligence”).  Hear him on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Nonfiction. We’ll discuss Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf on Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sci-Fi/Dystopian. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist is considered on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 17; May 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:30 am
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, April 19, May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain-building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Sensory Storytime. Saturday, April 21, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in other engaging activities. For ages 2 and up, with parent/caregiver. Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might be for you.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.


  • Book Buddies. Wednesday, April 25, 3:00-3:45 p.m. In celebration of poetry month, we will read Red Sings from the Treetops by Joyce Sidman. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and write some poems. This program is co-run with the WCPA! For children in grades K-2 with a parent/caregiver.
  • Parent/Child Book Group, Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m. April’s books are Kathryn Erskine’s Badger Knight and The Incredible Magic of Being. Children should read either one or both books before this session.  We will by skyping with the author! For 4th and 5th graders with a parent.
  • Comic Book Kids, Thursday, April 26, 4:00-4:45 p.m. Comic Book Kids is a graphic novel book club for kids in grades 2-5. April’s book is The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey. For grades 2-5.


  • Origami for Kids, Tuesday, April 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Experiment with paper and experience Origami! You will leave this workshop with many origami creations and a packet of things to make. Led by local artist and teacher Lisa Corfman. Please register online. For ages 7 to 10.
  • Rainforest Reptiles, Wednesday, April 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Alligators, turtles, snakes, and more! Come learn about the rainforest and the reptiles that live there. Program presented by a herpetologist from Rainforest Reptiles. For children ages 3 and up.
  • FOR TEENS: Monday, April 30, 4:00-4:45 p.m. Random Fandom: Hamilton! Teens! Don’t throw away your shot! Join us for an afternoon of trivia, music, lyric throw downs, snacks, and crafts about Hamilton: An American Musical. For teens.


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