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News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 7, 2019


  • Fall Book and Bake Sale.  You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room through Thursday, November 14.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday, November 15 until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday 5-8 p.m. is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library.  The regular sale is November 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and November 17 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help (especially as a baker)!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or to volunteer for setup or work during the sale, and Jan Dunn (508-655-9149) about baking.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire. On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove—one of Boston’s most popular nightclubs—was packed beyond capacity when fire broke out, spreading panic throughout the entire gathering.  Nearly 500 people died and hundreds more were injured in what became the worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.  What caused it?  Who were the victims?  And what was its legacy?  Avid amateur historian Bob Begin explores these questions and more.  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby.  Heard about streaming and downloading books, audiobooks and movies from the library?  Find out how to download these free library apps and explore their extensive collections from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you happen to be.  Monday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Knitting 102: Purl Stitch. Participants should know how to cast on and basic knit stitch.  We will learn purl stitch and the patterns you can create with knit and purl, as well as binding off aka how to finish your project.  The library will provide a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Or feel free to bring your own.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Ukulele Club Holiday Edition. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  We’ll learn non-denominational holiday tunes and perform them around town at venues to be determined.  BYOU and music stand.  The Library has four ukes available to borrow for three weeks at a time, but can’t guarantee availability.  Other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.  Rehearsals: Tuesday, November 19 and 26, and Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30.
  • Wanted: Art for Our Exhibition Spaces in December and January. Do you have work you’d like to show?  Or know someone who does?  Our foyer can accommodate a small number of pieces and the Raytheon Room has ample display space.  For information or an application, contact Elizabeth Bradley at the Library.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 12, 19 and 26 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, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Prewalkers Lapsit. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Family Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Laura for stories, songs, and rhymes! After storytime we will make crafts. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, November 23, 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, November 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas. Need a copy? Come to the Children’s Room and check one out. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Family Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek. Early Release Day Special! Come to the library and make some music! Join music educator Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You will learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play songs.  No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For children ages 5 and up, with caregiver.  Register online only if you need to borrow a ukulele. Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, November 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.


  • TAB Meeting: Make a Bagel Face. Teens! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year! Make a face from bagels, cream cheese, hummus, and veggies, and while you are munching let us know what kind of programs you would like at the Wayland Public Library. We want to hear from YOU! We will meet in the Teen Loft. (Gluten free options available.) For teens in grades 6 and up.  Monday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • YA Author talk: Judith Pratt. Judith Pratt will read from her latest novel, Siljeea MagicFor teens and adults. Friday, November 22, 4 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES: Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.


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