Join Ms. Carly for a live online storytime.
The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page.
Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.
For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join instructor Ellen Cohen-Kaplan to work with resistance bands to increase range of motion and strength. Bands are easy for people of all abilities to use. To sign up and receive the Zoom link, email email@example.com, or call 508-358-2990 no later than Monday before the class.
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations with Debby Irving and Shay Stewart-Bouley
How can we speak openly and honestly in cross-racial conversations? What would such a conversation even look like? Shay Stewart-Bouley (Black) and Debby Irving (White) show us as they share racism’s impact on their lives and how cross-racial conversation has been instrumental in their own understanding of 21st century racial dynamics. Shay and Debby will explore the common fears and pitfalls of cross-racial conversation that keep people isolated in their own racial groups, at the expense of personal, professional, and societal growth. They’ll also help audience members understand how interpersonal social patterns hinder organizations from living up to their own ideals for diversity. No two conversations are alike as they step on stage with no agenda. Current events, in their own lives and in the larger world, inspire the organic conversation they engage in. Finally, Shay and Debby will offer suggestions to create racial justice habits that can move us from isolated events to sustainable connections.
Furthering our understanding of racism, power, privilege, white supremacy, oppression, and equity
Join us for a peer-directed study group examining issues of racial equity and white privilege. Modeled on the 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., we’ll meet for 7 weeks, exploring 3-4 resources or activities per week. We’ll meet via Zoom, discuss the week’s materials, and share our own lessons and experiences. Email Courtney Michael with any questions or suggestions.
*If this time does not work for you, let us know as we may look to reschedule or repeat this study group.*
Registration is required. Sign-up for the 7 week series. Limit 25 people.
*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.