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News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 1, 2020


  • Author Talk: The Smallest Lights in the Universe. Ten years ago, MIT astrophysicist and MacArthur Fellow Sara Seager had a perfect life.  Then suddenly, it all came crashing down.  Her story is the journey of inner and outer space: the climb out of the abyss and the search for another Earth.  Ultimately, it’s about the quest for meaning and togetherness—something we all share.  Register here or through the Events menu on our home page.  Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Assabet Co-op Market: A Community-Owned Grocery Store. The Assabet Co-op Market is opening a full-service grocery store in Maynard that prioritizes local food producers and is owned by almost 1,300 local residents. Lorne Bell, the Co-op’s director of outreach, will explain how community-owned grocery stores are revolutionizing our food system and building thriving, more sustainable local economies.  Register here or through the Events menu on our home page.  Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Film Discussion: The Story of Plastics. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, this sweeping documentary examines the  complex crisis of plastics pollution that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its inhabitants’ well-being.  Sign up to view the film on your own at, then join us for the discussion via Zoom.  Register here or through the Events menu on our home page.  Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Schedule Your Hold Pickups Online. We have great new software that makes pickups easier for everyone.  When you get the email saying your hold has come in, just click on the scheduling link.  You can then select the day and time you want to make your pickup.  We’ll have a corresponding calendar on our end that’ll tell us your choice.  Of course, we’ll still call you if you don’t use email notification.
  • Libraries Are For Everyone. Please take a look at our “Read Against Racism” page, which includes the Library’s statement in response to the death of George Floyd, as well as multiple resource lists for kids, teens and adults who want to learn more about racism in America.  Feel free to email us if you have something to add to our lists, and watch our calendar for upcoming relevant library programs.
  • Noon Book Group. David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for 13-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982.  But the 13 chapters create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy.  Pointed, funny, profound, left field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is a glorious novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood.  Email for the Zoom link.  Friday, August 14.



  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, August 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura and Ms. Janet. Check out our Facebook page or our youtube page on Fridays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, August 6 and 13 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook! Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, August 13, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Bedtime Storytime on FB Live. Pop on your pjs, grab a favorite stuffed animal, and tune in for a live bedtime story time with Ms. Carly! Kids can cozy up for simple songs, stretches, and stories that are perfect for settling down at bedtime.The live story time will take place on our main Facebook page. Best for ages 0-5 but all kids and caregivers welcome! Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m.


  • Weekly Craft programs posted on Facebook. Children’s Librarian Elise Katz will demonstrate easy crafts you can do at home with your children. These short videos will be posted on the Wayland Facebook page on Wednesdays, August 12, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing Before the Sword by Grace Lin. Please contact Pam at if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, August 11, at 7 p.m. 


  • Tween Crafternoon: Canvas Embroidery. Tweens! Create a unique work of art on canvas! We’ll show you how to embroider on stretched canvas in an easy-to-follow tutorial. Grab a canvas, some paint, embroidery floss, and a needle to get started! The tutorial will be posted at 3:00 p.m. on our blog, our FB page, our Teen Instagram  and our YouTube channel on Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m. For ages 11 and up.
  • Stranger Things Escape Room. Teens! Being a teenager is hard enough without the threat of the Mind Flayer and the foreign scientists opening a gate to the Upside Down. Join the Party and answer Stranger Things and 80’s trivia to defeat the Mind Flayer and keep the gate closed. It’s up to you to save Hawkins! The virtual escape room will post on our blog, our Facebook page and our Teen Instagram on August 27 at 3 p.m. 


  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story is ongoing. We are celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. We also have a new themed booklist each week! If your child would prefer paper logs and stickers to keep track of their time reading, please email Pam at We have plenty!
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program is also going strong. Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens includes virtual crafternoons and a virtual Escape Room.





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