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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 5, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.   Completely new to the uke?  No problem!  We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not too hard.  Been playing all your life?  That’s great, too!  We’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Four sessions on Tuesday evenings:  July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series.  The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
    • July 17: Serpico (1973)
    • July 24: The China Syndrome (1979)
    • July 31: North Country (2005)
    • August 7: The Informant (2009)
    • August 28: The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Collage Workshop. Cut! Paste! Create!  Let your creativity loose in our collage workshop.  Leader Corey Purcell will give a brief overview of collage as an art form and then we’ll have fun cutting and pasting from magazines and maps.  Ages 12 and up.  No registration required.  Monday, July 22 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocketships. In this 3D workshop, children will design their own rocketships using Blender. For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and designe with their children.  Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library. Thursday, July 25 from 4-5:30 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: 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 11, 18, 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, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Make a Moonscape. Children will sculpt and decorate lunar sandcastles using moon sand! For ages 3 and up.  Thursday, July 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sparky’s Puppets: Stories from Outer Space.Follow the adventures of a space traveler who makes a rocket ship and flies to the moon. Watch a performance of Aesop’s Fable The Sun and the Wind and find out which is stronger.  See what happens when a few colorful space aliens travel to Earth in their flying saucer. For ages 3 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • In My Backyard Nature Storytime. Children will listen to stories and do a nature activity. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2.6 to 5 years. Wednesday, July 24, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime. Join Ms. Carly for this special storytime where we will turn out the lights and use flashlights and glow sticks to read stories and sing songs. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Moon Party.Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! There will be astronaut activities, lunar experiments, and galactic crafts. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Chain reactions and creative contraptions! Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” and other chain reactions. Children will have the opportunity to build exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, flying fantasticators, mini zip-lines, whiffle-whackers, and more! There will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between goofy play and serious science.  For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocketships. In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocket ships, using Blender. Since Blender is an advanced 3D design software, proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is recommended. For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration required. Thursday, July 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Jump Through the Solar System. Take the Solar System Challenge! Children are invited to jump from planet to planet in our Solar System! A jumping course will be set up along the rail trail behind the library. There will also be a Solar System scavenger hunt inside the library, and prizes! For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.=
  • Drop-in Craft: Astronauts and Robots and Aliens, Oh My!  Children will make robots, space aliens, astronauts and other galactic crafts in this drop-in craft session. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES: Song and Dance from Around the Planet. International jazz multi-instrumentalist Sagit Zilberman will perform an interactive global music program for families and children. Held in the Rotunda. Wednesday, July 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m. For all ages.

FOR TEENS: Cool Cooking: Moon Munchies. Teens! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by creating (and eating) your own moon munchies. We will make moon crescent sandwiches with a fruit rocket side and for dessert we will craft the phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies! For teens in grades 6 and up. Registration required. Tuesday, July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBThe 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 (girlswhocode.com) 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 pmccuen@minlib.net.  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 for kids in preK through Grade 5. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. 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 Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up. 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.

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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