News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 31, 2019


  • The Art of Ebru: Turkish Water Marbling. Join local Ebru expert Dilber Er, who will give you a little background and a demonstration before turning the materials over to you.  You will walk away with your own beautiful creation. Space is limited, so sign up soon.  Saturday, June 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Climate-Friendly Home Heating and Cooling. A new generation of cold-climate heat pumps has significantly less environmental impact than conventional heating systems, can save on energy costs (especially for those using oil or propane), and provide air conditioning as an additional benefit.  If your existing heating system is more than 15 years old and you want to know about alternatives to oil, propane, or gas; and if you want to learn about financial rebates and incentives for heating, join us for an informative evening sponsored by Energize Wayland.  Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Beginner’s English Conversation Group. Every Friday in June! 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cochituate Village Community Room, 106 Main Street, Wayland.
  • Vicarious Vacations: Puerto Rico. This presentation by Rachel Borges will showcase the variety of things to do and explore on every part of the island.  We will visit each coast, the central mountain range and the famous city of San Juan.  Despite the damage done by Hurricane Maria, the island is still an amazing place to see.  All the natural beauty of this paradise is still there for you to discover!  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!

Who: Any adult with a library card.

What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.

When: Sign up beginning June 12th.  Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.

Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.

Why: Dude–Prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.


Non-Fiction. Educated by Tara Westover.  Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

Dystopian / Sci-Fi. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Cookbook Club. The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Noon. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m.


  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with caregiver. Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 20 and 27 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, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.


  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: design and build a playground.   For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Mystery Bag STEAM Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges, using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!  For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show.  The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:

2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.

3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS:  Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarum, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.


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