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News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 11, 2018


  • Spanish for Beginners: Another Four-Class Series, Patricia Barrios and Roberto Perdomo return with a continuation of their very popular lessons.  But don’t worry–if you missed the first four sessions, there’ll be plenty of review to get you caught up.  No registration is required.  The first class is on Thursday, May 17 at 11:45 a.m., and will meet on each of the three succeeding Thursdays at the same time.
  • Stories from Wayland High School English Language Learners,  As part of an ongoing project at WHS, students who are learning English have been writing stories, some based on their own lives, others wholly from their imaginations. These powerful and engaging stories have been collected into a volume titled Muse and Souls (available at the library).   Several of the authors will read their works, and then be available to discuss their writing and immigration experiences.  Come hear them on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m.
  • Spring Book and Bake Sale,  Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 and 17.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday—and bakers are needed!  Please call Jan Dunn at (508) 655-9149 if you’d like to offer your wares.  Friday, May 18 is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library from 5 – 8 p.m.  The regular sale is May 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and May 20 from 12-4 p.m.
  • Author Talk: You Can Stop Humming NowTo the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights, and culminate in survival or death.  But these are only the most visible narratives.  As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies?  She examines these issues in her new book and in her talk on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover, New England Modern ArchitectHoover’s children, Lecretia Giese and Harry Hoover, will discuss, with illustrations, two houses in Wayland that he designed, placing them in the context of Hoover’s career as a modern residential architect practicing from the late 1930s to the  early 1970s.  This fascinating talk will be held on Thursday,  May 30 at 7 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 15, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 17, 24, June 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sensory Storytime,  Wednesday, May 16, 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.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, May 23, 11:00-12:00 p.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.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Thursday, May 31, 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.


  • Fairy Tale Story/Craft: Rumpelstiltskin. Wednesday, May 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Listen to the story of Rumpelstiltskin and then make a craft. For children ages 5 and up.
  • STEAM Team: All About Seeds!  Wednesday, May 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about seeds and create Grass Head People. For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Group, Wednesday, May 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. May’s book is One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent.
  • Book Buddies,  Wednesday, May 30, 3:00-3:45 p.m. This month’s book is Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kugler. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. This program is co-run with the WCPA! For children in grades K-2 with a parent/caregiver.

FOR TEENS:  Random Fandom: Anime Free For All, Thursday, May 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teens! Come talk about your favorite anime, make anime-inspired crafts, power up with Pocky, and debate the age-old question: subbed or dubbed?

The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2018-2019 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.


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