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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 22, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo Author Appearance. As Wayland Reads winds down, don’t miss our culminating event.  Author Ian Bassingthwaighte will read from his terrific novel and answer questions.  Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
  • Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo Book Discussion. If you’re puzzled over what exactly happened to Hana (for instance), come discuss it with Wayland resident and former librarian.  There’s still time to read the book, so stop in for a copy.  Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Book Launch with Author Juliette Fay. In City of Flickering Light, Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.  Come celebrate this Wayland author’s latest novel with a reception in the Rotunda.  Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Google Drive Basics. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the basic features of Google’s online storage and document services. Please come with a  laptop or we can supply one for you. Class is limited to five students. Please sign up online or by calling the library.  Tuesday, April 9 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Japanese Woodblock Prints at the MFA with Joan Blair. The Museum of Fine Arts has almost 50,000 Japanese woodblock prints—the largest collection outside of Japan.  Considered ordinary posters by 19th century Japanese, they were collected by an eccentric group of Bostonians who subsequently donated them to the Museum.  Joan will speak about the prints, her experience on the team that prepared them for display, and how that opened the door to a post-retirement career as a Museum of Fine Arts docent.  Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Unseen Treasures of the Northern Cloud Forest of Peru. Only in the last 50 years, a small group of archaeologists and professional explorers have begun to reveal the stunning treasures of the Chachapoya. We invite you to discover some of these unseen wonders when Daniel Fernandez-Davila, Peruvian archaeologist, brings alive the warriors of the northern cloud forest of Peru.  Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with caregiver. Thursday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 28 and April 11 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, March 27 and April 24 at 11:15-12:00 p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, April 17 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: Design and build a city park!  For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, April 3, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Poetry Palooza. Children will create block-out poems, make their own word magnets for poetry fun at home, decorate leaves for our Poet-Tree, and participate in a scavenger hunt.  For ages 6 and up. Wednesday, April 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Vacation Week Specials:
    • Creature Teachers: Nature in Your Backyard. Educator Richard Roth from Creature Teachers will teach children about the animals that live in New England. He will bring several live animals to his program, possibly including an opossum, a woodchuck, a porcupine, and a snapping turtle. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver. Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Drop-in Crafts: Spring Fling. Children are invited to make colorful and creative spring crafts. Led by librarian Elise Katz. Wednesday, April 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals. Lindsay and her larger than life puppets will perform several short plays that will delight children and the young at heart. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 15, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Wayland Reads: Live From CairoEvery other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times. Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:
    • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area  What’s it like to flee your home and start life over in a new country?  Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
    • NEW PROGRAM: Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Trials of Spring: a Documentary with Hend Nafea. After the fall of Mubarak in Egypt, women became targets of sexual and physical violence at public protests.  Journalist Hend Nafea—who was arrested and tortured for her part in the protests–is one of three women followed by this searing film as they fight for an equal place in the goals of the Arab Spring.  After the screening, Nafea will discuss her experiences.
    • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo.
    • We’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  And stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!
  • Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings. Come ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels welcome.  Registration required.  Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
  • Annual Poetry Reading. This year, the featured speaker will be Norm Nichols, a regular member of the Poetry Workshop that meets at the Library.  Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 19, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 28, April 11 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign.  This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, March 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, March 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed.
  • Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, March 21 at10:30 a.m.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in other engaging activities. For ages 2 and up, with parent/caregiver. Saturday, March 23, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might be for you.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Welcome Cards.  Children are invited to make welcome cards and pictures for refugee children arriving in Massachusetts. We will deliver the children’s cards and artwork to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, an organization that helps refugee families in the Boston area. For children ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Tallest Paper Tower. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the tallest tower out of paper. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, March 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Design and build a city park! For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, April 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 9, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • For kids: What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo

We’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

  • Google Calendar Workshop. Why do so many people prefer Google Calendar to paper calendars?  Because they can access their calendar on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.  It’s even possible to layer calendars for such things as soccer games, class schedules, appointments, and birthdays.   Come with your list of upcoming events to create a calendar you can use right away!  Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours.  Registration is recommended but not required. Please email mwright@minlib.net or call the library at 508-358-2311.  Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Craft a Pair of Earrings. Led by jewelry maker Norma Radoff.  If the class is full, it’s worth putting yourself on the waiting list.  Go to “Events” on our website or call the library to sign up.  Saturday, March 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings. Come ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels welcome.  Registration required.  Thursdays, March 14 and 28 at 1 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 14 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, March 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, March 16 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, March 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, March 21 at10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.  Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m This is a Wayland Reads event.
  • Celebrate Pi Day. Drop in on Pi Day, 3/14, for a scavenger hunt, math-related games, and crafts. We will also enjoy some delicious pie! For ages 5 and up. Thursday, March 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Welcome Cards. Children are invited to make welcome cards and pictures for refugee children arriving in Massachusetts. We will deliver the children’s cards and artwork to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, an organization that helps refugee families in the Boston area. For children ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Tallest Paper Tower. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the tallest tower out of paper. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, March 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 22, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Screening: Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • For kids: What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo

We’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

 

  • The Great Presenters: Forbidden Love–Chinese and White Mixed Families in the 19th Century. When the first Chinese immigrants came to this country, some married American women and settled here.  Others returned to China.  What kind of obstacles and reception did they face in a time when interracial marriage was largely taboo, on both sides of the Pacific?  Presenter Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at MIT.  Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Softer Side of Celtic. Celtic culture is woven deeply throughout the fabric of America and especially so in the Northeast. Musician Jeff Snow combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a concert that will inspire singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.  Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Library rotunda.
  • New!  Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy.  Just click on the Kanopy logo at our website, or go to waylandlibrary.kanopy.com to set up an account.  Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including documentaries, rare titles, film fest favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Films can be streamed on any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

 

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, February 27, March 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, March 2 and 16 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, March 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Fastest Marble Run.  Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the fastest marble run. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. February’s book is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, March 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Ocean Adventure. For ages 5 and up.
  • What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.  This is a Wayland Reads event.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 15, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Sunday, February 17 at 2:15 p.m.  Screening: The Square  This searing documentary follows a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
  • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Screening: Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo

We’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

 

  • The Great Presenters: Forbidden Love–Chinese and White Mixed Families in the 19th Century. When the first Chinese immigrants came to this country, some married American women and settled here.  Others returned to China.  What kind of obstacles and reception did they face in a time when interracial marriage was largely taboo, on both sides of the Pacific?  Presenter Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at MIT.  Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • New!  Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy.  Just click on the Kanopy logo at our website, or go to waylandlibrary.kanopy.com to set up an account.  Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including documentaries, rare titles, film fest favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Films can be streamed on any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

 

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 19, March 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, Feb. 27, March 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 2 and 16 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and March 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 28 at10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • 3D Printing Workshops. Come learn how to design your own 3D-printed sliding box with Tinkercad on Thursday, Feb. 21 or a 3D-printed snowman with Sculptris on Thursday, Feb. 28. For ages 7 and up, with caregiver.  Both workshops run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.  Friday, February 22, 11:00-11:30 am.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Fastest Marble Run.  Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the fastest marble run. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. February’s book is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, March 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Ocean Adventure. For ages 5 and up.
  • What’s Your Story?: Stories of Home. Wednesday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for a reading of two picture books about child refugees: The Treasure Box (by Margaret Wild) and The Map of Good Memories (by Fran Nuno).  Children will then make their own illustrated books about what home means to them. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Led by librarian Elise Katz.  This is a Wayland Reads event.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 11, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Sunday, February 17 at 2:15 p.m.  Screening: The Square  This searing documentary follows a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
  • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Screening: Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from CairoWe’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

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BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, Feb. 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 28 at10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two scientists and one explorer with special connections to animals: Alan Rabinowitz, Jane Goodall, and Ruth Harkness. Children will learn about these remarkable people and make a snow globe with their favorite animal. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For grades 1-3 with caregiver. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. For ages 4 and  up, with caregiver. Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • 3D Printing Workshops. Come learn how to design your own 3D-printed sliding box with Tinkercad on Thursday, Feb. 21 or a 3D-printed snowman with Sculptris on Thursday, Feb. 28. For ages 7 and up, with caregiver.  Both workshops run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.  Friday, February 22, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Let’s Build: Fastest Marble Run. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the fastest marble run. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. February’s book is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 1, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

    • Wayland Reads Begins!  As we explore themes of immigration and the plight of refugees, Live from Cairo is the selection for this edition of WaylandReads.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a burnt-out NGO lawyer, a newbie relief worker at a UN resettlement agency, and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.  Pick up a copy at the library. Here are just some of the events we have planned:
      • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
      • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
      • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Issues Facing Detained Asylum-Seekers–A panel discussion with attornies Susan Cohen of Mintz, Levin and Irene Freidel of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. 
      • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Caring Communities: Helping Refugees and Torture Survivors in Greater Boston—with Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights.
      • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo.

        All events will be at the library.  We’ll also be scheduling some book discussion groups, some at the library, some at other venues.  Watch this space for further details!

  • TED Walks! A Discussion and Walking Group. One Friday a month, we’ll watch a 20-minute TED talk, discuss it for 20 minutes indoors, then—weather permitting–take a 30-minute walk to continue the discussion.  Come for any part of the program. If you want to just walk, please contact Courtney at the library and then join us about 10:40.  This month: Dr. Steven Pinker’s 2018 talk Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers.  Friday, February 8 from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Best iPhone Apps for Seniors. There are so many available apps, but which ones are really useful? Learn about using your iPhone to do mobile banking, make recordings for your grandchildren, track flights, and so much more.  Join MJ on Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Photographer Bob Michelson: Coyote Continent. Coyotes are the new top predator in the Northeast.  They were unknown east of the Mississippi River until after 1900.  As they migrated north and east up into Canada, they interbred with wolves to the extent that the coyotes we see in our backyards more closely resemble large German Shepherds.  Learn about their eastward expansion and hybridization on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver. Thursday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Outer Space. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, February 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two scientists and one explorer with special connections to animals: Alan Rabinowitz, Jane Goodall, and Ruth Harkness. Children will learn about these remarkable people and make a snow globe with their favorite animal. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For grades 1-3 with caregiver. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. For ages 4 and  up, with caregiver. Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.