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News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 8, 2019


  • New Monthly ESL Short Readings Group. Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading and practice your English skills.  No preparation needed!  This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required.  Know someone who could benefit?  Spread the word!  Monday, June 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 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.

  • 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.
  • Add Library Events to Your Calendar. Next time you peruse the library’s online calendar, note the “add to calendar” button on our event listings: you can use it to add the event to your personal online calendar.  Watch for this function in our weekly “This Week” event listings as well.   If you have any questions, ask at


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 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. Wednesdays, July 10 and 24 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.


  • 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.

Summer Reading!

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 Planetarium, 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.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.


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