- Wayland Reads Panel Discussion: Race, Monuments, and Memory. What does it mean to remove historical monuments? What did they symbolize to the people who erected them? What do they mean to us today? Addressing these questions and more are Stacen Goldman, Framingham History Center; Prof. Angel David Nieves of Northeastern U.; Shawn Quigly, National Park Service Ranger; and Prof. Kabria Baumgartner of the University of New Hampshire. Register through our Events menu. Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
- Women in World Jazz. An international, all-female ensemble showcases music from Cuba’s cha cha to Cape Verde’s Coladeira, as well as songs from Israel, Brazil and Japan, and jazz favorites. Enjoy a taste of different cultures through music and dance. Presented by The Friends of the Wayland Public Library, The Randall Library Friends Association, and The Friends of the Maynard Library. Register through our Events menu. Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
- Great Presenters: Unblocked—Breaking Barriers to Creativity. Drawing on over fifteen years in the visual arts classroom, artist and WMS teacher Pete Curran identifies a collection of strategies to achieve authentic and meaningful outcomes of the creative process. You’ll gain a handful of new tools for your own creative toolkit, as well as a deeper appreciation for the creative power of our community’s young artists. Register through our Events menu. Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- Closed for Remodeling 4/26-5/7. We’re getting a new phone system and, even better, enhanced wi-fi (no more shaky Zoom calls!). That means people with drills and ladders all over the place, so we’re going to be closed to the public while they’re here. With any luck, they’ll finish ahead of schedule, but in the meantime, we’ll still be offering curbside pickup and telephone reference.
- Get Crafty with Creativebug. Our newest database offers more than a thousand video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more, taught by top artists, designers, and crafters. Just go to our Online Resources page and log in with your library card (Wayland patrons only). A world of creativity awaits you.
- 3D Printing is Back. All we need is the .stl file attached to an email that you’ll send to email@example.com. If you’re designing it yourself, there should be an “export” or “download as” option – use that, and then just make sure you’re selecting “.stl.” If downloading an already made model, just attach the file to an email or send us the link. Once it’s printed, we’ll contact you to arrange a pickup time.
APRIL VACATION SPECIALS
- Be an Earth Day Hero! Earth Day is April 22nd but let’s celebrate all week long! The weekend before Earth Day we will share a special Earth Week Bingo sheet full of fun ideas for caring for our environment like making Earth art, recycling, and looking for wildlife. Challenge yourself to check off enough boxes to declare BINGO and become an Earth Day Hero! We will post the bingo sheet online and copies will be available at our curbside pickup area.
- Kids Cooking Green on Zoom: Seeded Chocolate Bark. Combine fruit with chocolate and seeds & you have a delicious treat! We will learn about seeds and make a virtual visit to a local farm. Participants will be sent a recipe with a list of ingredients and recommended kitchen utensils in advance of the program. 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. Tuesday, April 20, at 2:00-2:45 p.m. 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.
- Celebrate Earth Day!: Story/craft with Ms. Elise on Zoom. Ms. Elise will read stories about taking care of our Earth and will also lead children in a craft. Please register HERE to get the zoom link and to schedule a time to pick up your craft kit. Wednesday, April 21, at 3:00-3:50 p.m.
- World of Reptiles with Joy Marzolf. What is the difference between a lizard and a snake or a crocodile and an alligator? Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and meet some reptile special guests. Joy Marzolf from the The Joys of Nature will lead this program over zoom. For ages 3 and up. Register HERE for the zoom link. Thursday, April 22, 4:00-4:30 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 for the zoom link. Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursdays, April 22, and April 29 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. Tuesday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- 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. Tuesday, April 27 at 4 p.m.
- Trial subscription to Little Pim. We have a trial subscription to Little Pim, an online language learning system for children ages 0 to 6. Give it a try and please let us know what you think. Click on above link or search our webpage for Little Pim…and click on the link there. Log in: WFPL and Password: wfpl1234 Questions? contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Justice Book Group for Teens. This month we will be talking about The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth, ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. For 8th graders and up. Please register HERE for the zoom link. Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Questions? Please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at email@example.com. You can earn community service hours for attending this teen event!
- Pop-Up Parking Lot Library. Stop by the library on Wednesday afternoons between 1-4 p.m. for in-person browsing of popular and new materials, plus fresh air! Maintain 6 feet if there is a line. Wear a mask & hand sanitizer will be provided prior to browsing. Remember to bring your library card! Weather permitting.
- Curated Collections for Kids. Would you like a handpicked selection of books just right for your children? Call the Children’s Room at 508-358-2308 and we’ll pull together a bundle for you to pick up at your convenience. We’d love to hear from you!