Calendar

Aug
5
Wed
6th Grade Parent/Child Book Group on Zoom
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for 6th graders with a parent. This week we will discuss Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins.

We will meet via Zoom.

If you would like to join our Zoom meeting, please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Aug
11
Tue
4th/5th Grade Parent/Child Book Group on Zoom
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent.

We will discuss Before the Sword by Grace Lin.

We will be meeting online via Zoom.

Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net to join our Zoom group.

Aug
24
Mon
Evening Book Group ONLINE
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Book Group ONLINE

*We’ll meet on Zoom – email Brittany to join us!*

*We will call or email you when your print copy of the book is available for pick up.”

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town’s physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed.

Sep
16
Wed
6th/7th Grade Book Group on Zoom
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for 6th and 7th graders.

This week we will discuss the first volume of March by John Lewis.

We will meet via Zoom.

If you would like to join our Zoom meeting, please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

Sep
17
Thu
Teen Graphic Novel Book Group
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teens are invited to discuss Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett.

The graphic novel follows Dez and Miikwan, two teens juggling their studies, friendship, and the inequities they face as Indigenous women growing up in Winnipeg.

This book is available in print, on Hoopla, and on Libby.

We will be meeting on the Wayland Library Discord server.

For teens in 8th-12th grade. Please register here.

Questions? contact Laura at ldrinan@minlb.net.

Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WAYLANDPL&curID=460501

Sep
22
Tue
4th/5th Grade Parent/Child Book Group on Zoom
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent.

We will discuss Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly.

We will be meeting online via Zoom.

Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net to join our Zoom group.

Sep
29
Tue
Teen Fiction Book Group
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teens are invited to an informal discussion of With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.

“Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.”

This book group will meet on the Wayland Library Discord server.

The book is available in print or as a digital download on Hoopla and on Libby.

For teens in 8th-12th grade. Please register here for the Discord info.

Questions? contact Carly at cmoniz@minlib.net

Oct
5
Mon
Evening Book Group ONLINE
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

*Join us on Zoom! Call to pick up a copy of the book, and please email Brittany with any questions.*

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead, marked by the same tattoo, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town’s physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed.

Oct
15
Thu
Social Justice Book Group
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us to read and discuss non-fiction on a variety of topics in social justice. Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

You are welcome to attend for some or all of our monthly sessions. Sign up to receive the ZOOM link via email. Ages 16+.

In October we’ll read Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams. Get your hard copy by calling the library at 508-358-2311 to set up a pick up time. Or reserve the ebookdigital audiobook, or CD audio.

 

Celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are—now.

Oct
20
Tue
4th/5th Grade Parent/Child Book Group on Zoom
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. We will discuss From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. We will be meeting online via Zoom.

Register here to join our zoom group. Questions? contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net