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News and Information from the Wayland Library, September 13, 2019


  • Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop. Learn the art of Shibori —a Japanese shape resist dye technique—in which one creates a resistance pattern using wood blocks, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks, then dips the fabric in traditional indigo dye.  Limit 10 participants.  Ages 16 and up.  Wear old clothes as the dye can stain.  We’ll provide all materials, including a white cotton flour sack towel to dye.  If you have a small item like a t-shirt or pillowcase that you would like bring from home, it should be white and made of natural fibers—cotton, linen, hemp.  Friday, September 20 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • ESOL Tutor Training. Have you ever thought about volunteering to tutor someone in English?  There’s a great need for tutors, and you can make an enormous difference in someone’s life.  Program Director Ginny Steel will lead a training workshop on five Monday evenings.  The only cost is for a textbook (about $20).  For more information or to enroll, call Ginny at 508-358-7517 or email her at  Monday, September 23 and 30, October 7, 21 and 28 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food. Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project for a survey of Korean history and culture.  Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about classical and modern South Korea, the sixth-largest export country in the world.  After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware.  Registration is required.  Saturday, September 28 from 12-3 p.m.


  • The Beantown GirlsJane Healey reads from and discusses her novel about three friends from Boston who join the Red Cross in 1944.  Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Karl Muck ScandalMelissa Burrage tells the story of how BSO conductor Muck fell victim to anti-German prejudice during the First World War.  Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26; Oct 10 and Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, September 19, 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • New! Pop-Up Playtime. Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers. For children babies to 3 years old, with caregiver. Monday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


  • Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks. Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks.  Remember: There is only one you! Let’s make this world better, together.You can bring your own rock, or paint rocks we have provided.  If you would like, you can leave one painted rock here for a rock display in the garden in front of the library. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Haunted Houses! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.


  • Teen Open House: Launching our new Teen Loft! Teens! You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Teen Loft on the library’s mezzanine. There will be pizza, snacks, and a Teen Jeopardy contest, with prizes. Remember, this year you can take the school bus to the library (if your parents have purchased a bus pass). For teens in grades 6 and up. Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Local artist and educator Rachel Maguire will teach teens how to draw their own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Saturday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online here.
  • NEW TEEN LOFT NOW OPEN. The Teen Loft is officially open! We are celebrating with an Open House! Please join us for light refreshments in the Loft. The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation of $15,000, which helped make the Teen Loft possible. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

We are seeking parent volunteers to facilitate our Girls Who Code clubs.  We need one more volunteer for the Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 3 -5, and one more volunteer for the GWC club for girls in grades 6 and up. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL! This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.

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