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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 15, 2019


  • Wayland Reads: Live From CairoEvery 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:
    • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area  What’s it 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.
    • NEW PROGRAM: Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Trials of Spring: a Documentary with Hend Nafea. After the fall of Mubarak in Egypt, women became targets of sexual and physical violence at public protests.  Journalist Hend Nafea—who was arrested and tortured for her part in the protests–is one of three women followed by this searing film as they fight for an equal place in the goals of the Arab Spring.  After the screening, Nafea will discuss her experiences.
    • 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.  And stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!
  • 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.  Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
  • Annual Poetry Reading. This year, the featured speaker will be Norm Nichols, a regular member of the Poetry Workshop that meets at the Library.  Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 19, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 28, April 11 and 25 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 27 at 11:15-12:00p.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.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in other engaging activities. For ages 2 and up, with parent/caregiver. Saturday, March 23, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might be for you.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Design and build a city park! For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, April 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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