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News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 1, 2019


    • Wayland Reads Begins!  As we explore themes of immigration and the plight of refugees, Live from Cairo is the selection for this edition of WaylandReads.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a burnt-out NGO lawyer, a newbie relief worker at a UN resettlement agency, and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.  Pick up a copy at the library. Here are just some of the events we have planned:
      • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
      • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
      • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Issues Facing Detained Asylum-Seekers–A panel discussion with attornies Susan Cohen of Mintz, Levin and Irene Freidel of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. 
      • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Caring Communities: Helping Refugees and Torture Survivors in Greater Boston—with Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights.
      • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo.

        All events will be at the library.  We’ll also be scheduling some book discussion groups, some at the library, some at other venues.  Watch this space for further details!

  • 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, Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, 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. 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. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. 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. Thursday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m.


  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Outer Space. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, February 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two scientists and one explorer with 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. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For grades 1-3 with caregiver. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. For ages 4 and  up, with caregiver. Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.


  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.


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