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News and Events from the Wayland Library, September 14, 2018


  • The Link Between Chronic Disease and Nutrition. Join us for a fun and informative talk by Denise Roskamp, M.D. about the new dietary guidelines released by the U.S. government, which bust the low-cholesterol and low-fat diet myth, admitting that healthy eating does include eggs and fat!  We will share shopping tips and easy recipes for yummy, fat-filled, healthy meals.  Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Book Craft: Succulent Planter. Make a succulent planter out of a book! All supplies provided but if you have a decoration you’d like to use, bring it along.  Monday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Making a Photobook with Shutterfly: the Basics. How do you share all those great pictures you’ve been taking when they’re buried on your phone?  With a Shutterfly book!  Learn how to navigate the Shutterfly website, upload pictures from your computer, flash drive, or phone, and choose layouts and embellishments for your project.  Gain the tools to create a beautiful book that you can purchase from Shutterfly.  You’ll need to provide an email address to set up an account.  Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m.
  • English Conversation Groups. The group for beginners meets Friday, September 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  The intermediate group meets Wednesday, September 26 from 10-11 a.m.
  • Author Talk: Critical Hours–Search and Rescue in the White Mountains.  A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a dangerous endeavor.  In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail.  Reading from his history of White Mountains search and rescue, Sandy Stott will examine this and other worrisome trends.  Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Genealogy Workshop. Ancestors got you stumped?  Have a question about military records?  Need advice on finding your great-great-grandmother’s birth certificate?  Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with other genealogists, seasoned and newbie alike.  Share your sleuthing stories, struggles, and triumphs.  Thursday, September 27 at 1 p.m.  Please register in advance online or by phone.
  • Great Presenters: Composing a Song Cycle for Voice and Piano. Wayland composer/pianist Neil Olmstead will present his new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano in a lecture/listening session.  Neil will discuss the process of composing these pieces and the challenges faced in rehearsing, performing, and recording this music. Aural examples of the pieces will be presented.  In addition, vocalist Ana Guigui will be on hand to offer her professional perspective and talent.  Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 18; Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Music and Movement. Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5. Wednesday, September 19, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Pajama Storytime. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed animal to this pajama storytime. Then leave your stuffie at the library for a sleepover! Watch our Facebook page to see what mischief the animals get up to overnight! For ages 2 and up. Thursday, September 20, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Banned Books Storytime. Help us kick off Banned Books Week with this special storytime featuring favorite children’s books that have been banned or challenged. Enjoy songs, movements, and rhymes too! For babies to 5 years old with caregiver. Saturday, September 22, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.


  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Boost your superpowers by adding a library card to your back-to-school toolkit.  Ask at the Children’s Desk about signing up for a library card today!  (Children who get new library cards will get a sticker and a bookmark that feature characters from the Incredibles 2 movie!)
  • K-2 Teambuilding Challenge. Bring your friends, and make new ones at this Teambuilding Challenge. Children will work together to solve puzzles like the “Human Knot” and play games like “Don’t Wake the Dragon.” Everyone wins when we work together. For children in grades K to 2. Wednesday, September 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Lego Car Run. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s Let’s Build Challenge is to build the fastest Lego Car Run. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. For kids in grades 4-6. Wednesday, September 26, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club. The Wayland Public Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 6-12 again this year.  The club will meet Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., October 16 through May 28, excluding school holidays. The teens will learn programming skills with Python, building simple sensor projects, and other technologies using Raspberry Pi single-board computers.  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent and teacher volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library.  For more about the Girls Who Code program, see  To register for the club, click here. The library is also considering offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which would meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, October 15 to May 20, excluding school holidays.  If you have a child interested in this program please email Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at  We need to know if there is enough interest before we commit to running the program. In addition, we will be offering a general information session about GWC for parents and girls on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Raytheon Room of the Library.


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