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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 9, 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:

  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • For kids: What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • 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 Cairo

We’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!

 

  • Google Calendar Workshop. Why do so many people prefer Google Calendar to paper calendars?  Because they can access their calendar on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.  It’s even possible to layer calendars for such things as soccer games, class schedules, appointments, and birthdays.   Come with your list of upcoming events to create a calendar you can use right away!  Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours.  Registration is recommended but not required. Please email mwright@minlib.net or call the library at 508-358-2311.  Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Craft a Pair of Earrings. Led by jewelry maker Norma Radoff.  If the class is full, it’s worth putting yourself on the waiting list.  Go to “Events” on our website or call the library to sign up.  Saturday, March 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings. Come ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels welcome.  Registration required.  Thursdays, March 14 and 28 at 1 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 14 and 28 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, March 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. Saturday, March 16 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, March 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.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, March 21 at10:30 a.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, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.  Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m This is a Wayland Reads event.
  • Celebrate Pi Day. Drop in on Pi Day, 3/14, for a scavenger hunt, math-related games, and crafts. We will also enjoy some delicious pie! For ages 5 and up. Thursday, March 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Welcome Cards. Children are invited to make welcome cards and pictures for refugee children arriving in Massachusetts. We will deliver the children’s cards and artwork to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, an organization that helps refugee families in the Boston area. For children ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Tallest Paper Tower. 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 tallest tower out of paper. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, March 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

 

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