- 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 (see below) and book discussion groups. If you’re interested in leading one of the latter, please contact email@example.com. Copies of the books are available at the library. Keep an eye on waylandlibrary.org for further details.
- Early Farm and Craft Tools. Using 18th- and 19th-century tools from the Wayland Museum, Jack Russell of the Wayland Historical Society provides an overview of craft, farm, and domestic tools that would have been found in a New England village in this region before the days of electric power. Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m. Go to waylandmuseum.org for a Zoom link that morning.
- The Freemasons: History, Secrets, Future. What is it about Freemasonry that continues to intrigue so many? The secrets it keeps? The storied history and the great men who have been members? What is its place in society today? Our latest Great Presenter, John Toto, is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He’ll delve into the fascinating tale of this ancient organization. Register through the Events menu on our home page. Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
- Chair Yoga with Nancy Wind. Yoga is for everyone. We’ll be sitting on a chair and using it for support. Breathe, move, be present and relieve some of your stress. Nancy Wind is a health coach and 200-hour yoga Instructor. Register through the Events menu on our homepage. Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
- Calling All Wayland Writers on Race and Equity. If you are a resident of Wayland and have written and been published on the topic of race equity (or know someone who is and has), please let us know. We are seeking to pull together a bibliography of such works. Join the august company of Wayland’s own Lydia Maria Child!
- Print at the Library from Home. Simply attach your document to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and preferred pickup time in the message section of the email. Anything up to 10 pages is free. Over that, it’s 10 cents a page for black and white, 25 cents for color. We’ll charge your account and you can pay online. Maximum printout is 40 pages.
- We Have Tax Forms. We have the 1040 and 1040-SR booklet; instructions for same; and Massachusetts Form 1 for residents. You can pick up one of each (sorry, no more) by making an appointment for one of our usual times, or you can call us and arrange to pick them up outside.
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. We will send out lyrics to some of the songs in advance to help you sing along with your little one. For ages babies to 4 years, with adult. Thursday, March 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
- 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 for the zoom link. Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at email@example.com. Thursdays, Feb. 18, and Feb. 25 ; March 11, March 18 and March 25 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, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Where’s My Bear? Zoom Storytime with Ms. Elise. Did you ever lose a favorite stuffed animal or toy? Ms. Elise will read stories about lost toys in this storytime. Make sure to bring a favorite stuffie or toy for show and tell! Please register HERE for the zoom link. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, March 3, at 3 p.m.
- Kids Cooking Green on ZOOM: Eggs in a Basket. Yes, Dr. Seuss, there are green eggs, and brown eggs, and blue eggs. In this cooking workshop, led by Kids Cooking Green, children will take a short virtual trip to a local farm and learn about chickens and where eggs come from. After that, children (with adult supervision) will follow along and cook at home. For kids ages 3-6 with adult. Register HERE for the zoom link and to get the recipe. Participants supply their own ingredients. Kids Cooking Green is an innovative, hands-on cooking program for children. It’s about health, nutrition, food preparation, the environment and the full circle of benefits of local food and farming. Kids learn how to make healthy choices and develop their own cooking skills, all in a fun and memorable way. 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.
- 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing George by Alex Gino. Register HERE for the zoom link. Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
Teen Winter Reading Challenge 2021. This February, Wayland teens can earn raffle tickets for prizes by completing reading and activity challenges. Teens who register for the Winter Challenge will automatically earn a raffle ticket! You can also earn raffle tickets on Beanstack by logging reading, writing book reviews, and attending virtual teen events. Teens will be able to add their raffle tickets to drawings for prizes up until February 28th. Once the Winter Reading Challenge period is over, we will draw names to pick the prize winners. Starting on February 1, teens can register for the Winter Challenge HERE.