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News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 10, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Craft Supply Swap. Looking for “new to you” craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies?  Donate your leftover crafting supplies January 13-16 upstairs at the reference desk.  (For large donations, please contact Courtney ahead of time.)  Be sure to pick up a swap ticket when you donate.  Then on Friday, January 17 from 10-12 p.m., browse the swap tables at the library and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project.  Stop by 12-2 p.m. if you haven’t donated.  Any supplies not taken by swappers will be used by the library for programs, donated to charity, or recycled. 
  • Author Talk: Choosing College with Michael Horn. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use don’t give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education.   Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school, and thus make better choices.  Michael Horn speaks and writes about education and serves as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem.  Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Help Get Out the Vote. The program will begin with an excerpt from Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald about voter suppression in the 2018 Georgia election, followed by a brief, facilitated discussion.  Then attendees will have an opportunity, if they wish, to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote.  Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.  Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wayland Ukulele Club. The WUC is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting off with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn and play songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Registration is required.  BYO Ukulele!  Monday, January 27, February 3, 10 & 24, 7:30 p.m.  Performances February 25 & March 1.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 11, and 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 13, 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, January 22, 11:30-12:15 p.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, January 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, February 6, 10:30-1:15 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. Drop in! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Storybook Theatre. Children will listen to the folktale Marushka and the Month Brothers, and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. Register online or with a librarian. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the year of the rat! Join Coco Zhou and teachers from the Wayland Chinese Afterschool Program for a Lunar New Year Celebration. For ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club.  The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which will meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, January 28 to April 13, (excluding February 17 and March 30).  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library. For more about the Girls Who Code program, see https://girlswhocode.com.  Register for the club online here. Questions? Would you like to be a parent volunteer?  Email Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.

FOR TEENS

  • DIY Stress Balls. Teens! Make stress balls to de-stress just before your exams.  Tuesday, January 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. We will meet in the Teen Loft.
  • Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain during Exam Week, while studying with your friends at the library.  The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We’ll serve pizza at 5:30 and snacks throughout the evening.  We hope you ace your exams.  January 21, 22, and 23.
  • TAB Meeting: Books & Brownies. Teens! Eat treats and talk books at this Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • FOR FAMILIES

Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, January 18 & 25, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

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