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News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 26, 2019


  • Armchair Travel to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is an intriguing mix of ancient and modern, and a land of many superlatives. It has been named the most welcoming country for tourists.  It is also the home of humankind’s ancestors, the land where coffee originated, and the source of the Nile River.  Wayland native John Leupold leads tours to Ethiopia regularly.  He’ll share his perceptions of this fascinating country on Saturday, February 2 at 3 p.m.
  • Cooking with Chocolate, Sweet and Savory. Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! Join chef Liz Barbour and learn about the different types of chocolate, how to select a chocolate based on its fat and sugar content, and how to use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert.  Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes, and samples.  Registration is required.  Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
  • TED Walks! A Discussion and Walking Group. One Friday a month, we’ll watch a 20-minute TED talk, discuss it for 20 minutes indoors, then—weather permitting–take a 30-minute walk to continue the discussion.  Come for any part of the program. If you want to just walk, please contact Courtney at the library and then join us about 10:40.  This month: Dr. Steven Pinker’s 2018 talk Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers.  Friday, February 8 from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Best iPhone Apps for Seniors. There are so many available apps, but which ones are really useful? Learn about using your iPhone to do mobile banking, make recordings for your grandchildren, track flights, and so much more.  Join MJ on Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Photographer Bob Michelson: Coyote Continent. Coyotes are the new top predator in the Northeast.  They were unknown east of the Mississippi River until after 1900.  As they migrated north and east up into Canada, they interbred with wolves to the extent that the coyotes we see in our backyards more closely resemble large German Shepherds.  Learn about their eastward expansion and hybridization on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.



  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 14 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. Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.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, Feb. 2, 16 and 23 at 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 30, and Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, January 29, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.


  • 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.
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, February 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Outer Space. For ages 5 and up.
  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Wednesday, February 13, 3:30-4:30 pm. Join us for a reading of these picture book biographies about two scientists, and one explorer who had special connections to animals: Alan Rabinowitz, Jane Goodall, and Ruth Harkness. Children will learn about these remarkable people and make a snow globe with their favorite animal. For grades 1-3 with caregiver


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