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News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 8


  • NY Times Online Now Available Through the Library—at Home!  Just go to and look under Online Resources.  You’ll find a link to establish a free, temporary online account to the New York Times.  You’ll have access to all content, plus articles from 1981 to now, and from 1851 to 1922.  You’ll also be allowed five articles a day from 1922-1980.  Off-site users also get the Times app!
  • Genealogy Workshop. Ancestors got you stumped?  Have a question about military records?  Need advice finding your great-great-grandmother’s birth certificate?  Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike.  Share your sleuthing stories, struggles, and triumphs!  Bring your laptop or iPad if possible, or borrow an in-house laptop from the reference desk.  Monday, June 18 from 1-4 p.m.
  • Documentary and Talk: The Chinese Exclusion Act. The Act is the only federal legislation in United States history to single out and name a specific race and nationality for exclusion from immigration and citizenship.  Following a lengthy excerpt from this new PBS film, Professor Emma Teng will offer comments.  Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT.   Join her on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Look Out!  Chromebooks On the Go! They’re small, light, easy to use—and now you can take one home!  A Chromebook is just the thing for when your tablet or pad isn’t available, or you don’t own a tablet or pad but want the convenience.  We have five of these nifty little items, just waiting for you behind the Reference Desk.
  • New Colorblindness Glasses Might Change Your View of the World. These amazing glasses have a specialized lens that filters out certain colors, allowing people to better tell colors apart.  Intended for outdoor use, they’re large enough to fit over most prescription glasses.  Ask for them at the Reference Desk and see if they work for you.

Adult Summer Reading—Get in On the Fun. Summer Reading is not just for kids!  From June 25 through August 29, grownups can earn summer reading raffle tickets if they:

  • peruse a library magazine or newspaper
  • read to a child
  • attend a library program
  • read and recommend a book to a librarian
  • and more—all just as easy!

Following the theme of “Libraries Rock!” we’ll celebrate reading and libraries with music-themed programs, culminating with a Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia evening and a raffle drawing for prizes.  Sign up online or stop by the Reference Desk for details.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, June 20, 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.


  • Pop-Up Makerspace. Wednesday, June 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Put on your Maker’s Hat and join Children’s Librarian Carly Moniz in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Carly will have several projects and activities set up for kids who like to make stuff. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft: Crazy Gardens. Wednesday, June 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Drop-in and make crazy crafty flowers with librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m. June’s book is Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent.
  • Family Ukelele Program. Monday, June 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Get in the mood for our Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! by learning the ukulele!  Julie Stepanek will lead this workshop for children and parents. For children ages 5 and up with a parent/caregiver. Registration required only if you need to borrow a ukulele.
  • Rock the Library! Magic Show. Wednesday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m Magician Debbie O’Carroll and her husband, musician Tom O’Carroll, will kick off our Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! with a Magic Show that highlights music from around the world. For ages 5 and up.

Summer Reading!  The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! starts on Monday, June 25. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! on Monday, June 25, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your bragtag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a family ukulele program, a magic show, a music and storytelling performance called Tiger Dances to Turtle’s Tune, Toe Jam Puppets, an Australian music show by Didgeridoo Down Under, craft programs, and an Ice Cream Social. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

FOR TEENS: Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens During Exam Week  June 18, 19, and 20. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. 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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