News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 11, 2019


  • Author Talk: Race Amity: America’s Other Tradition. William H. Smith’s book seeks to affect the public discourse on race, moving it from the “blame/grievance/rejection” cycle to one of “amity/collaboration/access and equity.” While most discussions focus exclusively on racist traditions, Smith looks at the always-present moral counterweight of close, loving friendship and collaboration: “the other tradition.”  William H. Smith is an award-winning documentary producer and writer.  Sunday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to the iPhone. You know how to make a phone call and send a text, but are mystified by all the bells and whistles of your iPhone. Learn the difference between SIRI and voice dictation, how to search for and download an app, ways to send yourself reminders, and other basics of your device.  Monday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
  • King Lear: Should We Translate Shakespeare into Modern English?  Using examples from King Lear, Joel Angiolillo will trace some of the language changes that have occurred since 1605. Learn how the language has evolved and enhance your appreciation and understanding of King Lear. Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th.  Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar with Tonya Largy. Learn about Mansion Inn, a Native American archaeological site in  Wayland, and Dena Dincauze, the remarkable woman who documented it.  Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant.  Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Commission.  Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • New Traditions for Thanksgiving: Side Dishes & Turkey Talk. For many of us, preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be pure anxiety.  Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores the many types of turkeys available, the various ways to prepare them, and how to create a menu that is easy and delicious.  Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate two of her favorite side dishes and offer samples for everyone.  Registration required.  Limit 35.  Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Hiking The Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann, along with Alan French, will guide you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200-mile natural wonder that arcs around Boston from Newburyport to Kingston.  Dan incorporates his video and musical talents in a documentary style on the environmental issues of our day.  Alan French was the founder of the Bay Circuit Alliance.  Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nov 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct, 17 and 31, Nov. 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Spooktacular Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Carly at this Saturday storytime for semi-spooky stories and not-so-scary songs and rhymes. Crafts to follow! For babies to 5 years. Saturday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 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, October 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


  • Monster Mash Bash! Drop in for a monstrously fun afternoon of horrible crafts, ghoulish games, and eye-popping activities. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes! Costumes welcome! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. October’s book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Diwali. Learn about Diwali and create your own henna and rangoli designs on paper. Wayland parent Manisha Kotadia will also paint a henna design on your hand if you want! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.


  • Registration Open for Fall Girls Who Code Club, Grades 6 and up. Girls Who Code encourages hands-on learning about coding and technology. Our club is affiliated with the National Girls Who Code organization, with its mission of closing the gender gap in technology.  The fall session meets Tuesday afternoons, 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 15 to Dec. 17, excluding school holidays. Questions? Contact Pam McCuen, Head of Youth services, at Registration is required. To register click here.


  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Sign up online for our pumpkin decorating contest! Compete in a kids or adult age group for two titles each: Best Decorated and Best Carved! Pick up your reserved pumpkin 10/23-10/26. Return your pumpkin on 10/26 or 10/27. Then visit the library or our Facebook page to vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced on Halloween!

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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