News and Information from the Wayland Library, November 9, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • Social Justice Book Group. This is a new group that will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month.  No long-term commitment required.  Ages 16+.  This month, the group will discuss Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams.  Call the library for a print copy, or reserve it in ebook, e-audiobook, or CD format.  Register here or through the Events menu on our home page.  Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Everything to Gain and Nothing to Lose: African-American Women in Boston’s Women’s Suffrage Movement. How did African-American women participate in local suffrage efforts, and how did their activism extend beyond women’s suffrage?  Join National Parks of Boston’s Public Historian Katie Woods, as we discover and elevate the voices of women who fought for equal rights for women and African-Americans alike.  Register here or through our home page.  Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Return of the Wayland Ukulele Club. After a three-week hiatus, the WUC is back with a Halloween theme.  And what could be scarier than a whole bunch of ukuleles?  All are welcome; contact mark@markpeterhughes.com for the Zoom link.  Every Monday in October at 7 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Enter our 2nd annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Compete for best carved or best decorated pumpkin in your age group. We will have contests for kids ages 3-11, teens ages 12-18, and adults ages 19 and up. Submit photos of your pumpkin by October 26, then vote online. Winners will be announced on October 30th! Register here by October 16 for a library pumpkin, or use your own pumpkin. Questions? contact cmichael@minlib.net. Stop and Shop generously donated pumpkins for this event.
  • Pop-Up Library. It could happen anytime, just like that.  Right in our parking lot, whenever the fancy strikes us.  We set up a scanner and laptop, wheel out a couple of carts of great new books, DVDs, and children’s books, and bingo!  A library for anyone who lives in the moment (which is everyone right now).  Keep an eye out and your to-read list ready!

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR PARENTS

  • Parenting for Social Justice through Co-Constructive, Race-Conscious Reading. Join Megan Dowd Lambert and Autumn Allen for an online presentation and discussion about reading picture books with children through a race-conscious lens. In this interactive session, our guests will share their expertise on 1) how to guide children to and through picture books with positive racial representations; and 2) how to support children in resisting or reading against problematic, racist content. Parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians are all welcome to join this webinar.  Please register here or online on our eventkeeper calendar to get the zoom link. Questions? Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net. This event is funded through the Gossells fund and the Wayland Library Millennial Fund. Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS 

  • Storytime on Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories songs, puppets, and crafts through zoom.  This interactive storytimes encourages language development, socialization and fun. For ages 2.5 to 5 years. Please register here or on our eventkeeper calendar if you would like to join our Zoom storytime. Questions? please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net. Thursdays, Oct 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at 10:30 am.
  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Babies through preschool age are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • FaceBook Live Family Storytime with Ms. Laura. Join Ms. Laura for a FB live storytime. The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page. Children ages 0 to 5 and their caregiver are invited to join to listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun! Monday, Oct 19 at 4 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • New! Social Justice Storytime on ZOOM.  Join Ms. Carly for a storytime that centers on social justice issues! This family friendly storytime will feature books, songs, and flannel boards that offer children and caregivers tools for meaningfully engaging with topics like anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This Social Justice Storytime is especially appropriate for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.  Please register here or online from our eventkeeper calendar to receive the Zoom info. Questions? Email Carly Moniz at cmoniz@minlib.net. Tuesday, October 20 at 4 p.m.
  • Explore color Orange with Ms. Elise.  Ms.Elise will lead children in an interactive exploration of the color orange. There will be stories, activities, and a scavenger hunt! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, October 21 at 3 p.m. There will be a craft component for this storytime. Please register here for the zoom link and for a craft kit. We will contact you to arrange for a pickup of the craft kit prior to the storytime.
  • Take & Make Craft Kits. We are offering weekly take & make craft kits for children ages 4 and up. The crafts will be simple but will inspire your children to use their imaginations while having fun. Kits can be picked up from our curbside table during scheduled pickup times. Please register each child. Limit one per child.  Please register here or online from our eventkeeper calendar for a pickup on Saturday, October 17, or Monday, October 19.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. Please register here or contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, October 20, at 7 p.m.
  • Halloween Show with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Come dressed up for this totally not scary, silly, interactive, live zoom, Halloween party for kids! Mr. Tom and Mr. Vinny bring their special brand of fun and funny music to their favorite holiday. There will be lots to do for kids at home. For children ages 4 and up. Register here or online from our eventkeeper calendar to get the zoom link. Wednesday, October 28, at 3 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • For Freedoms Project Lawn Signs: For Teens. Teens! Let your voices be heard! What are your hopes for your lives, your community, your country, the world? We will be posting lawn signs in front of the library later this month that will give you a voice. We encourage you to share your hopes by filling out the prompts that read “Freedom For…”; “Freedom From.” “Freedom of..” and “Freedom to…”  We need to do this in a socially distant way…so please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to share what you want written on the For Freedom lawn signs. Alternatively, you can also register here and we will contact you to arrange a time to pick up a sign to complete and then bring back to the library. This initiative is inspired by the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.
  • Take & Make Kits for Teens. We are offering weekly take & make craft kits for teens. Limit one per teen. Kits can be mpicked up from our curbside table during scheduled pickup times.  Please register here or online from our Eventkeeper calendar for a pickup on Saturday, October 17, or Monday, October 19.
  • Gen Z Trivia Night. This trivia night is for the tweens and teens of Generation Z! We’ll meet over Zoom for trivia about music, sports, pop culture, and more. Play on your own or gather your friends on a virtual team via text chain, gchat, or mental telepathy – whatever works for you! Players are welcome to add a millennial or a boomer to their team but adults be warned, these questions will be tailored to Gen Z interests and knowledge base. For ages 9-19. Register here or online on our eventkeeper calendar to get the zoom link. Friday, October 23, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
  • Teen Fiction Book Group. Teens are invited to an informal discussion of One of Us is Lying by Kelly McManus.  This book group will meet on the Wayland Library Discord server. You can request a print copy through the library. For teens in 8th-12th grade. Please register here or online for the Discord info. Questions? Contact Carly at cmoniz@minlib.net. Tuesday, October 27, at 7 p.m..

FOR FAMILIES

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Enter our 2nd annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Compete for best carved or best decorated pumpkin in your age group. We will have contests for kids ages 3-11, teens ages 12-18, and adults ages 19 and up. Submit photos of your pumpkin by October 26, then vote online. Winners will be announced on October 30th! Register here by October 16 for a library pumpkin, or use your own pumpkin. Questions? contact cmichael@minlib.net. Stop and Shop generously donated pumpkins for this event.

 

 

 

 

 

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