News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 13, 2020


  • The Library is (Sort of) Open Again! We are delighted to welcome patrons back into the Library!  You can now make an appointment for 30 minutes of browsing or computer time on Mondays and Thursdays, 4:15-7:45.  Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:15-9:45, are reserved for seniors and at-risk.  Look for complete information at the link at  Book an appointment through our Events calendar, or give us a call at 508-358-2311.  It’s not as much service as we’d like to offer, but the journey of a thousand miles….
  • Adult Craft: Iris Folding. Make a beautiful greeting card with our Iris Folding Kit.  You can follow the instructions that are included in the kit, and/or join us on Zoom to learn and craft together.  All you’ll need is scissors, scotch tape, and time.  We’ll provide the rest.  Register through the Events menu on our home page, or contact  Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Using DNA in Genealogy. Eric Migdal, of It’s All Relative Genealogy LLC, will give an overview of DNA testing with AncestryDNA, 23 and Me, Y-DNA testing and Mitochondrial DNA testing.  Eric will summarize the differences and pros and cons of each type of testing, examining the variety in the analysis of data, pricing and subscription costs.  Register through our Events calendar.  Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Author Talk: 7 ½ Lessons About the BrainLisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., offers mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research on where brains came from, how they’re structured, and how yours works with other brains to create your experience.  She also debunks popular myths such as the idea of a “lizard brain,” and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions to determine your behavior.  Dr. Barrett is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience.  Register on our Events calendar.  Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Extended Saturday Hours. Curbside pickup is now available 11-3 on Saturdays.
  • Why Are Things I Returned Still On My Card? Because we quarantine everything for three days before we check it in.  And if you returned them over the weekend, that could add a day.  But never fear—we’ll waive any late fees generated by the delayed check-in.
  • Hoopla Bonus Borrows Are Back. Through the month of November, patrons can borrow from special Bonus Borrows content and not use up any of their monthly allotment.  Hoopla is putting together some new and exciting collections for patrons, with over 1,000 titles to choose from in audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and film.



  • 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 Thursdays, Nov. 12 , Nov. 19 ; Dec. 10, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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  For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, December 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.


  • 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, November 21, or Monday, November 23.
  • Thanksgiving story/craft with Ms. Elise. Join Ms. Elise for Thanksgiving stories and a craft. Register here for the zoom link and so we can contact you to schedule a time to pick up a craft kit before the storytime. Wednesday, November 25 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 Tuesday, November 24 at 4 p.m.


  • For Freedoms Project Lawn Signs: Created by Wayland Teens. Teens! Check out our Lawn Signs and let Your Voices be heard! What are your hopes for your lives, your community, your country, the world? The lawn signs in front of the library have been created by Wayland Teens. If you would like to make a lawn sign, you still can. 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 if you would like to share what you want written on the For Freedom lawn signs. 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, November 21, or Monday, November 23.
  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting on ZOOM Teens! What do you want the library to do for you? Let’s brainstorm and make a plan. Please register here or online on our Eventkeeper calendar to get the zoom link. Thursday, November 19, at 4 p.m
  • Teen Fiction Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia. We will also chat about favorite books. Request a print copy through the catalog or read a digital edition on Hoopla. For teens in 8th-12th grade. Please register here for the zoom link. Questions? Contact Carly at Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.



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