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News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 3, 2018

Adult Programs

  • Make a Beautiful Paper Rose. Learn how to craft charming paper roses from maps, book pages or sheet music. We’ll be using scissors and glue guns, so recommended for ages 12 and up (including teens). Thursday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club. We’ll enjoy delicious dishes from The Love & Lemons Cookbook, while discussing the book, its author, and what each has to offer. For more information, contact We will meet on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Art Exhibits in August. In the Raytheon Room, you’ll find beautiful mixed-media paintings by Patricia PenaCalle. In the foyer, look for photographs of the waterways of Wayland by Wayne Hall.
  • English Conversation Groups. There are three English conversation groups at the library this summer. A beginner’s group for those who do not speak English at home meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. The intermediate groups meet on Monday nights 7-8:30 p.m. in the Raytheon Room, and Wednesday mornings 10-11 a.m. in the library balcony. These two groups are intended for speakers who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills.
  • Adult Summer Reading—Get in On the Fun. Summer Reading is not just for kids! Grownups can earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift card or library swag. All you have to do is peruse a library magazine, read to a child, attend a library program or read and recommend a book to a librarian. Sign up online or ask a reference librarian for details.

Baby and Pre-school Programs

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Aug. 9 and 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Going into Kindergarten Story Walk.  Enjoy time with your child, expand their literacy skills by reading and talking about pictures, and get some physical activity at this Story Walk of the picture book The Kissing Hand, led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. We will meet on the lawn behind the Children’s Room. For incoming Kindergarteners with parent/caregiver. Tuesday, August 7, 3:30 p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain-building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobile of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, August 15, 11a.m.-12p.m.
  • Music and Movement.  Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5. Wednesday, August 22, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old.
    Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, August 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

School-Age Programs

  • Catch the Beat! Guitarists. Children will learn about Elizabeth Cotton and Keith Richards, listen to their music, and make a rubber band guitar. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Social. All participants in our Kid’s Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! are invited to an Ice Cream Social! Make your own ice cream Sundae (as long as supplies last!). If weather permits we will meet outside on the grass behind the library. For ages preschool and up. Thursday, August 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your children and their friends and play board games at the library. A great time to catch up with friends before school starts! For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, August 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

For Teens:

  • Teen Pizza Night. Teens! Celebrate your summer reading with a pizza party. We will also draw the raffle for the two free Kindle Fires. All participants in our Teen Summer Reading Club Libraries Rock! who have read at least one book and written one original book review are eligible to be in the raffle. Online registration required. For teens in grades 6 and up. Tues., Aug. 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Teen Movie Night: Love, Simon. Come to the library and watch Love, Simon with your friends! Snacks will be served. Rating PG-13. Running time 109 minutes. For teens in grades 6 and up.

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