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News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 3, 2019


  • Tell Your Story of Immigration. As we explore themes of immigration and refugees for the coming year’s edition of Wayland Reads (watch this space!), we’d like to hear from Wayland residents who have firsthand experience.  If you would like to share your story in a public program at the Library in March, please contact MJ at or call 508-358-2311.
  • Get Started on the Ukulele. Join the fun with musician, librarian, and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the ukulele basics. You’ll learn how to tune, strum, and read chords, and then play some easy songs.  No experience necessary.  Bring your own uke, borrow one of hers, or check out one of ours!  All ages welcome; registration required.  Sunday, January 13 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions. Vassar College Professor of Religion Dr. Christopher White will discuss his new book, Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Other Dimensions. The book examines the idea that the universe has invisible, higher dimensions and parallel universes, as expressed in science fiction, comic books, art, and spirituality.  He explores the work of Madeleine L’Engle, C. S. Lewis, Rod Serling, Salvador Dali, as well as televangelists, scientists, and others.  Monday, January 14 at  7:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad. You know how to make a phone call and send a text, but are mystified by all the bells and whistles of your iPhone/iPad.  Learn the difference between SIRI and voice dictation, how to search for and download an app, ways to send yourself reminders, and other basics of your device.  Tuesday, January 15 at 2 p.m.
  • What is Ranked Choice Voting? Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank candidates on a ballot in order of preference, instead of having to choose only one candidate among many, and would require true majority support to win an election.  RCV has been the subject of recent articles and editorials, in both local and national media, particularly in response to recent elections in Maine.  Jim Henderson will discuss RCV on behalf of Voter Choice Massachusetts, a non-partisan, politically diverse, non-profit organization.  Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Raising and Keeping Chickens 101. Lisa Bougoulas of the Chelmsford Agway will lead this how-to seminar on raising your own chickens. Come learn what supplies you need, what to expect, what kinds of different breeds of chickens are available, and where to buy them in the spring.  Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24, and 31 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 23, 11:00-11:45a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. 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. Thursday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, January 12, 19, & 26, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. 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. Wednesdays, January 16 and 30, 11:15a.m.-12:00p.m.


  • What’s Our Story: Silent Film Pioneers. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about three pioneers in silent film comedy: Mack Sennett, Buster Keaton, and Alice Guy-Blache. Children will learn about these comedians and filmmakers and watch a screening of 3 short films filled with madcap comedy, wild chases, and catastrophes averted! Popcorn will be served. For grades 1-3, with caregiver. Wednesday, January 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. January’s book is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. We will also choose the book for next month. Wednesday, January 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • World Record Challenges. Have you ever wanted to set a world record? Stop by for an afternoon of World Record Challenges! See if you can be the fastest person to assemble a Mr. Potato Head while blindfolded or be the person able to hold the most tennis balls in one hand. There will be a scavenger hunt and prizes! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Strongest Paper Bridge. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build a paper bridge that can hold the most coins. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, January 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5. The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5. This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades. The club will meet every Monday, January 28 through April 8, (except for school holidays) and will be facilitated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. The library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class. Girls who were in the fall session are welcome to register for the Winter/Spring club and new girls are welcome to join. Please register here or from the library’s online calendar. The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in technology fields. Questions? Email Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at


Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens During Exam Week, January 22, 23, and 24. 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.


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