- Adult Craft Kit/Tutorial: Window Stars. Let a little color into the winter with a translucent paper star for your window. Often called a “Waldorf” star and popular as school window decorations, these stars are made with folded squares of kite (or “glassine”) paper and glue. Instructions and paper are included in the kit, or you can join us on Zoom to learn and craft together. You provide glue (preferably a stick) and the ability to fold a piece of paper. Register through the Events menu on our homepage for a kit and a pickup time. Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m.
- ADHD in the Family: Understanding ADHD in Children and Adults. This program is for anyone who lives with someone who has diagnosed—or even suspected—ADHD. Linda King is a former elementary school teacher with advanced certifications in ADHD coaching, and nearly a decade of experience working with ADHD individuals and families. She’ll offer an overview of ADHD and its effects, along with concrete methods for living with ADHD. Register through the Events menu on our homepage. Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
- ASL Basics Online Class. A live American Sign Language instructor from SIGNING Basics will teach you how to sign such phrases as, “Hello, I name ____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” You’ll also learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills. The class comprises four 45-minute sessions on Monday, February 1, 8, 22, March 1st, 7-7:45 pm. Sign up through the Events menu on our homepage starting January 10. Limit 20 participants.
- Wayland Reads 2021. This year’s edition focuses on bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist. Younger readers can join the discussion by reading Kendi’s and Jason Reynolds’ Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Events will include related author talks and book discussion groups. If you’re interested in leading one of the latter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the books will be available at the library. Keep an eye on waylandlibrary.org for further details.
- ESOL Tutors Needed. It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak a foreign language or have never taught before. Once you complete the Library-sponsored training course, you’re ready for what could be a wonderfully rewarding relationship. The class this winter/spring will be on Zoom, from 6-9:00 p.m. on five consecutive Thursday evenings: February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. For more information or to enroll, contact Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or email@example.com.
- Noon Book Group. The upcoming selection is The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. The cultural gulf between Old World and New threatens the happiness of American heiress Isabel Archer. Copies available through the library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- Storytime on Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories songs, puppets, and crafts through zoom. This interactive storytime 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 email@example.com. Thursdays, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 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, Jan. 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
- Bedtime Storytime on Facebook Live. Join Ms. Carly for a Virtual Bedtime Storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s Facebook page. Wear your pajamas and watch with a favorite stuffed animal if you want! Best for ages 0-5, but all kids and their caregivers are welcome. Wednesday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m.
- Baby Signing with Sheryl on ZOOM. Parent educator Sheryl White of Baby Kneads will teach you to teach American Sign Language to your baby! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started signing right away. Each week participants will bring props to class so that Sheryl can help you bring this virtual program to life. Sheryl will also review research and benefits of signing with your baby. For ages 6 months to preverbal, with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please register HERE for the zoom link. Questions? contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is funded in part through The Mind in the Making Grant, federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
- 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, February 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Llamas! Stories and Crafts with Ms. Elise on ZOOM. Ms. Elise will read llama stories and engage children with a super fun llama craft. Register here for the zoom link. We will contact you to schedule a time to pick up a llama craft kit in advance of the program. Wednesday, January 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, January 26 at 4 p.m.
- Gen Z Virtual Trivia Night. Tweens and Teens trivia night! We’ll meet over Zoom for trivia about movies, sports, science, pop culture, and more. Play on your own or gather your friends on a virtual team. For ages 9-19. Register here or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m.