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News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 11, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers 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.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Sunday, February 17 at 2:15 p.m.  Screening: The Square  This searing documentary follows a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
  • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Screening: 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. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from CairoWe’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

New!  Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy.  Just click on the Kanopy logo at our website, or go to waylandlibrary.kanopy.com to set up an account.  Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including documentaries, rare titles, film fest favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 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. Wednesdays, 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.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.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, February 28 at10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • 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.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • 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.
  • 3D Printing Workshops. Come learn how to design your own 3D-printed sliding box with Tinkercad on Thursday, Feb. 21 or a 3D-printed snowman with Sculptris on Thursday, Feb. 28. For ages 7 and up, with caregiver.  Both workshops run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.  Friday, February 22, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Let’s Build: Fastest Marble Run. 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 the fastest marble run. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. February’s book is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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