Calendar

Sep
28
Mon
FB Live Family Storytime
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FB Live Family Storytime

Join Ms. Laura for a live storytime.

The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page.

Children 0 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join to listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun!

Sep
29
Tue
Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Carly @ Facebook Live
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Carly @ Facebook Live

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.

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

Sep
30
Wed
Bedtime Storytime on Facebook LIVE
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bedtime Storytime on Facebook LIVE

Join Ms. Carly for a Virtual Bedtime Story Time!

Go to the Wayland Public Library’s Facebook page at 6:30 tonight for bedtime songs and stories. Wear your pajamas and watch with a favorite stuffed animal if you want!

Best for ages 0-5 but all kids and their caregivers welcome!

Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations

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.

Oct
1
Thu
Poetry Workshop ONLINE @ Wayland Library
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poetry Workshop ONLINE @ Wayland Library

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

This meeting will be held via ZOOM – email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Racial Equity Study Group
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Racial Equity Study Group

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.

Oct
2
Fri
Great Decisions @ Zoom
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Great Decisions @ Zoom

October 2: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
October 16: Artificial Intelligence and Data
October 30: India and Pakistan

We’ll meet via Zoom through 2020. Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

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
6
Tue
Social Justice Storytime
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Social Justice Storytime

Join Ms. Carly for a storytime that centers 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.

This storytime will take place online over Zoom. Please register here to receive the Zoom info.

Questions? Email Carly Moniz at cmoniz@minlib.net