- Evening Book Group. If you’d like to escape your pre-election jitters, join in on the discussion of the work of humorist David Sedaris. Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link. Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
- Noon Book Group. When two men fail to prevent a tragic accident, one becomes obsessed with the other in Ian McEwan’s brilliant and compassionate novel of love, faith, and suspense, and of how life can change in an instant, Enduring Love. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Friday, November 13.
- Donations Welcome Again. The Friends of the Wayland Free Public Library are excited to accept your book donations again! Like surrounding libraries, they’ve partnered with Bay State Books and can now accept books/DVDs/CDs/puzzles. Look for the large white donation bins in the far corner of the parking lot (not the regular book return bin). Stay tuned for details about when, where, and how they’ll resume sales. Please, no household goods; just books and media in clean condition.
- 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 email@example.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! Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop ‘n’ 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!
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- Singalong on Zoom 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! Please register here or online on our eventkeeper calendar for the zoom link. Questions? Contact Pam at email@example.com. For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, November 5, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
- Kids Yoga on FaceBook Live! 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, November 11, at 1:30 p.m.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursdays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29.
- 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. 27; Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- 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 24, or Monday, October 26.
- Explore color Yellow with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will lead children in an interactive exploration of the color yellow. There will be stories, activities, and a scavenger hunt! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com. Tuesdays, November 10 and November 24 at 4 p.m.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 picked up from our curbside table during scheduled pickup times. Please register here or online from our eventkeeper calendar for a pickup on Saturday, October 24, or Monday, October 26.
- 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 email@example.com. Tuesday, October 27, 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 30! Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop and Shop generously donated pumpkins for this event.