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News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 24

ADULT PROGRAMS

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    Wayland Ukulele Club. The WUC is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting off with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn and play songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Registration is required.  BYO Ukulele!  Monday, January 27, February 3, 10 & 24, 7:30 p.m.  Performances February 25 & March 1.

  • The Great Presenters: Black Hole Monsters.  Ironically, black holes create the most luminous objects in the universe.  Alan Marscher and Svetlana Jorstad study super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and are members of a team that recently imaged the “black hole shadow” in the center of the galaxy M87.  Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Scanning Petroglyphs in the Peruvian Jungle. Archaeologist and Wayland teacher Daniel Fernandez-Davila will update us on his latest trip to Peru, where he and a group of 12 others collected scanned data of ancient artifacts to be used for further research and display in local museums.  The results have shown early carvings that were not expected for that region.  Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • TED Walks. One Friday a month, we watch a 20-minute TED talk, discuss it for 20 minutes indoors, then—weather permitting—take a 30-minute walk to continue the discussion.  This month’s topic: “How Economic Inequality Affects Society” with public health researcher Richard Wilkinson.  Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m.
  • Rachel Borges: Songs of Love and Revenge. Relax with a cup of coffee or tea at a free concert in the Rotunda during our monthly Sunday concert series.  Rachel Borges is a singer/songwriter in the Boston area. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, February 6, 10:30-1:15 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, and 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 30; Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Pop-Up Playtime. Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers. For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver. Friday, January 31, 10:30-11:30 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, February 12 and 19, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Prewalkers Lapsit. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 and 26, 11:30-12 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the year of the rat! Join Coco Zhou and teachers from the Wayland Chinese Afterschool Program for a Lunar New Year Celebration. For ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Winter Wonderland. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, February 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Valentine’s Day Crafts. Drop in and make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts for yourself, your family and your friends. Ages 4 and up. Wednesday, February 12, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, February 13, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little or no chess experience. Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee is the club leader. For children ages 7 and up. Thursday, February 13, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Saturday Lego Time. Get together with your friends and build with legos at the library. Drop-in! For ages 4 and up. Saturdays, February 8, 15, and 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club. The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which will meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, January 28 to April 13, (excluding February 17 and March 30).  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library. For more about the Girls Who Code program, see https://girlswhocode.com.  Register for the club online here. Questions?  Email Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Winter Reading Challenge. This winter, Wayland teens can earn raffle tickets for prizes by completing reading, activity, and social media challenges. Teens who register for the Winter Challenge will automatically earn a raffle ticket! Teens can also earn raffle tickets on Beanstack by logging reading, writing book reviews, attending teen events at the library, and tagging us on social media during weekly challenges. Teens will be able to add their raffle tickets to drawings for 3 different prize packs up until March 1st. Once the Winter Challenge period is over, we will draw names to pick the prize winners. Register on Beanstack today!
  • TAB Meeting: Books & Brownies. Teens! Eat treats and talk books at this Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 6th graders with a parent. February’s book is Loot by Jude Watson. We will meet in the Teen Loft. Wednesday, February 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Girls Who Code Club. The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code for girls in grades 6 and up, which will meet every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26 (except school holidays.) The club is led by parent and teacher volunteers. Questions? Email pmccuen@minlib.net. Register for the club online here.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11:30-12:00 p.m.
  • WCPA Story and Service Event. The WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with Pajama Program to collect new kid’s books and new pajamas (for ages newborn through 18) for children in need. Join us for a kid-friendly storytime and a valentine craft. For families with young children. (Donations will be accepted all month in a donation bin outside the children’s room.) Saturday, February 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 17, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Help Get Out the Vote. The program will begin with an excerpt from Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald about voter suppression in the 2018 Georgia election, followed by a brief, facilitated discussion.  Then attendees will have an opportunity, if they wish, to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote.  Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.  Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Sips & Sounds: Jose Allende. Enjoy a free concert and cup of coffee in the library rotunda, once a month from January through May.  Guitarist Allende fuses Afro-Peruvian and other South American and Latin rhythms with contemporary jazz harmonies.  Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m.
  • Wayland Ukulele Club. The WUC is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting off with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn and play songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Registration is required.  BYO Ukulele!  Monday, January 27, February 3, 10 & 24, 7:30 p.m.  Performances February 25 & March 1.
  • The Great Presenters: Black Hole Monsters.  Ironically, black holes create the most luminous objects in the universe.  Alan Marscher & Svetlana Jorstad study super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and are members of a team that recently imaged the “black hole shadow” in the center of the galaxy M87.  Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, and 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 13, 20 and 27 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, February 12 and 19, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Prewalkers Lapsit. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 and 26, 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, January 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, February 6, 10:30-1:15 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. Drop in! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Storybook Theatre. Children will listen to the folktale Marushka and the Month Brothers, and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. Register online or with a librarian. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the year of the rat! Join Coco Zhou and teachers from the Wayland Chinese Afterschool Program for a Lunar New Year Celebration. For ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Winter Wonderland. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, February 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club.  The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which will meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, January 28 to April 13, (excluding February 17 and March 30).  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library. For more about the Girls Who Code program, see https://girlswhocode.com.  Register for the club online here. Questions?  Email Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.

FOR TEENS

  • Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain during Exam Week, while studying with your friends at the library.  The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We’ll serve pizza at 5:30 and snacks throughout the evening.  We hope you ace your exams.  January 21, 22, and 23.
  • TAB Meeting: Books & Brownies. Teens! Eat treats and talk books at this Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Girls Who Code Club. The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code for girls in grades 6 and up, which will meet every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26 (except school holidays.) The club is led by parent and teacher volunteers. Questions? Email pmccuen@minlib.net. Register for the club online here.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 10, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Craft Supply Swap. Looking for “new to you” craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies?  Donate your leftover crafting supplies January 13-16 upstairs at the reference desk.  (For large donations, please contact Courtney ahead of time.)  Be sure to pick up a swap ticket when you donate.  Then on Friday, January 17 from 10-12 p.m., browse the swap tables at the library and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project.  Stop by 12-2 p.m. if you haven’t donated.  Any supplies not taken by swappers will be used by the library for programs, donated to charity, or recycled. 
  • Author Talk: Choosing College with Michael Horn. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use don’t give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education.   Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school, and thus make better choices.  Michael Horn speaks and writes about education and serves as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem.  Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Help Get Out the Vote. The program will begin with an excerpt from Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald about voter suppression in the 2018 Georgia election, followed by a brief, facilitated discussion.  Then attendees will have an opportunity, if they wish, to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote.  Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.  Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wayland Ukulele Club. The WUC is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting off with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn and play songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Registration is required.  BYO Ukulele!  Monday, January 27, February 3, 10 & 24, 7:30 p.m.  Performances February 25 & March 1.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 11, and 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 13, 20 and 27 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, January 22, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, January 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, February 6, 10:30-1:15 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. Drop in! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Storybook Theatre. Children will listen to the folktale Marushka and the Month Brothers, and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. Register online or with a librarian. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrate the year of the rat! Join Coco Zhou and teachers from the Wayland Chinese Afterschool Program for a Lunar New Year Celebration. For ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Girl Who Code Club.  The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring session of Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3-5, which will meet on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6:00, January 28 to April 13, (excluding February 17 and March 30).  The mission of Girls Who Code is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Wayland’s club will be led by Wayland parent volunteers, and the club will meet in the Raytheon Room of the library. For more about the Girls Who Code program, see https://girlswhocode.com.  Register for the club online here. Questions? Would you like to be a parent volunteer?  Email Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.

FOR TEENS

  • DIY Stress Balls. Teens! Make stress balls to de-stress just before your exams.  Tuesday, January 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. We will meet in the Teen Loft.
  • Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain during Exam Week, while studying with your friends at the library.  The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We’ll serve pizza at 5:30 and snacks throughout the evening.  We hope you ace your exams.  January 21, 22, and 23.
  • TAB Meeting: Books & Brownies. Teens! Eat treats and talk books at this Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • FOR FAMILIES

Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, January 18 & 25, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

Wayland Ukulele Club

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The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome. Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard. Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together. Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule:

  • Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm – Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room
  • Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm – Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room
  • Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm – Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room
  • Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm – Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room
  • Tue, Feb 25 Evening – Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland ‘Town Center’ Shopping Area)
  • Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  “Flash mob” performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) – This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required online here Ages 16+. BYOU & MS – Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can’t guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 4, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Craft Supply Swap. Looking for “new to you” craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies?  Donate your leftover crafting supplies January 13-16 upstairs at the reference desk.  (For large donations, please contact Courtney ahead of time.)  Be sure to pick up a swap ticket when you donate.  Then on Friday, January 17 from 10-12 p.m., browse the swap tables at the library and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project.  Stop by 12-2 p.m. if you haven’t donated.  Any supplies not taken by swappers will be used by the library for programs, donated to charity, or recycled.
  • The Story of the USS Indianapolis. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.  Due to an incredible series of blunders by the Navy Department, she was not even missed for almost five days.  During that time, the 900 men who had abandoned ship endured terrible physical and mental hardships.  Only 317 survived.  Amateur historian Bob Begin explores the ensuing public outrage and years of debate.  Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Family Trivia Night. Fun, pizza and snacks for ages 6-106.  We’ll play 4 rounds of 5 questions each.  Categories may include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science and everything in between.  Watch our Facebook page for clues.  Registration is required—sign up your team of 2-6 people today! Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Choosing College with Michael Horn. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use don’t give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education.   Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school, and thus make better choices.  Michael Horn speaks and writes about education and serves a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem.  Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Help Get Out the Vote. The program will begin with an excerpt from Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald about voter suppression in the 2018 Georgia election, followed by a brief, facilitated discussion.  Then attendees will have an opportunity, if they wish, to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote.  Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.  Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Automatic Renewals Make for a Happy Re-New Year. Starting January 2, anything you have checked out will renew automatically two days before it’s due.  That is, unless: 1) there’s a hold on it for another patron; 2) the Library doesn’t allow this kind of item to renew (e.g. hotspots); 3) you’ve already maxed out renewals on it; 4) your borrowing privileges have been suspended.  If an item has renewed automatically, you’ll get an email.  Or you can check your account online.  Now it’s even easier to use the library!

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, January 9, 10:30-1:15 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, January 9, 1:30-2:15 p.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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, January 22, 11:30-12:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little or no chess experience. Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee will lead the club. We will be meeting once a month. For children ages 7 and up. Thursday, January 9, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. This month’s book is The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser. Tuesday, January 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m (Rescheduled from December 17.)
  • STEAM Team: Build a Marble Run. Spend the afternoon constructing your very own marble run! Use cardboard, tape and other supplies to build twists, turns and ramps, then test out your creation to see if your marble can run from start to finish. For ages 5 and up.  Wednesday, January 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. Drop in! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • DIY Stress Balls. Teens! Make stress balls to destress just before your exams! Tuesday, January 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. We will meet in the Teen Loft.
  • Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens During Exam Week. January 21, 22, and 23. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.  Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, January 11, 18 & 25, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, December 29, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Great Presenters: The History and Future of Farming and Conservation in New England. Brian Donahue will look at the development of farming, woodlands, and conservation along the Sudbury River from pre-European times to today.  He’ll then discuss the possible future of farming in New England, in a changing world.  Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies, and sits on the boards of the Thoreau Farm Trust and The Land Institute.  Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Conversation about a Plant-Based Lifestyle. Over the last few years, health coach and yoga instructor Nancy Wind has embarked on a seasonal plant-based lifestyle, embracing her passion for seasonal cooking.  Would you like to know how you can improve your own health and wellness by eating more plants, legumes, and other non-animal products?  Are you aware of the impact a plant-based diet has on our environment?  Come share your thoughts and learn from others, with Nancy’s guidance.  Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Knitting Meetup. Bring your knitting projects to work on and share, and get help from librarian (and veteran knitter) Sarah Hogan.  Enjoy tea, lemonade, and snacks.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. in the mezzanine
  • Craft Supply Swap. Looking for “new to you” craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies?  Donate them January 13-16 at the reference desk upstairs.  (For large donations, please contact Courtney ahead of time.)  Be sure to pick up a swap ticket when you donate.  Then on Friday, January 17 from 10-12 p.m., browse the swap tables at the library and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project.  Stop by 12-2 p.m. if you haven’t donated.  Any supplies not swapped will be used by the library for programs, given to charity, or recycled.
  • The Story of the USS Indianapolis. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.  Due to an incredible series of blunders by the Navy Department, she was not even missed for almost five days.  During that time, the 900 men who had abandoned ship endured terrible physical and mental hardships.  Only 317 survived.  Amateur historian Bob Begin explores the ensuing public outrage and years of debate.  Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Family Trivia Night. Fun, pizza and snacks for ages 6-106.  We’ll play 4 rounds of 5 questions each.  Categories may include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science and everything in between.  Watch our Facebook page for clues.  Registration is required—sign up your team of 2-6 people today! Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Automatic Renewals Make for a Happy Re-New Year. Starting January 2, anything you have checked out will renew automatically two days before it’s due.  That is, unless: 1) there’s a hold on it for another patron; 2) the Library doesn’t allow this kind of item to renew (e.g. hotspots); 3) you’ve already maxed out renewals on it; 4) your borrowing privileges have been suspended.  If an item has renewed automatically, you’ll get an email.  Or you can check your account online.  Now it’s even easier to use the library!

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, January 9, 10:30-1:15 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesdays, January 8 and 22, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, January 9, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Come show off your best building skills in these Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little or no chess experience. Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee will lead the club. We will be meeting once a month. For children ages 7 and up. Thursday, January 9, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. This month’s book is The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser. Tuesday, January 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from December 17)
  • STEAM Team: Build a Marble Run. Spend the afternoon constructing your very own marble run! Use cardboard, tape and other supplies to build twists, turns and ramps, then test out your creation to see if your marble can run from start to finish. For ages 5 and up.  Wednesday, January 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • 6th Grade Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 6th graders with a parent. January’s book is Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds. Wednesday, January 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. We will meet in the Teen Loft.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, January 11, 18 & 25, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, December 14, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Holiday Wrapping Party. Stop by the library for a festive gift wrap party.  Enjoy coffee and tea, treats, holiday music and company.  Bring your gifts to wrap.  We’ll provide the paper, ribbon, scissors and tape. We’ll also gratefully accept donations of wrapping paper and ribbon.  Thursday, December 19 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: The History and Future of Farming and Conservation in New England. Brian Donahue will look at the development of farming, woodlands, and conservation along the Sudbury River from pre-European times to today.  He’ll then discuss the possible future of farming in New England, in a changing world.  Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies, and sits on the boards of the Thoreau Farm Trust and The Land Institute.  Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Conversation about a Plant-Based Lifestyle. Over the last few years, health coach and yoga instructor Nancy Wind has embarked on a seasonal plant-based lifestyle, embracing her passion for seasonal cooking.  Would you like to know how you can improve your own health and wellness by eating more plants, legumes, and other non-animal products?  Are you aware of the impact a plant-based diet has on our environment?  Come share your thoughts and learn from others, with Nancy’s guidance.  Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Wanted: Raytheon Room Art for January. The Library Raytheon Room has ample display space for works large and small.  Contact Elizabeth Bradley at the Library for information and an application.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Dec. 24; Jan. 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Dec. 19, 26; Jan. 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Noon Year’s Eve Party. Ring in the New Year early at the library! There will be crafts, games, a dance party, and more. We will countdown to noon and have a special celebration when the clock strikes 12. Drop in! For ages 3 and up. Tuesday, December 31, 10:30-12 p.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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesdays, January 8 and 22, 11:30-12:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Family Movie Afternoon.  Children are invited to watch the movie Abominable at the library! Running time 97 minutes. Rated PG. Popcorn will be served. Friday, December 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Come show off your best building skills in these Lego challenges. There will be prizes. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, January 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Holiday Gift Wrapping Party for Teens. Bring in your holiday gifts and wrap them in plenty of time for the holidays. Librarian Laura will lead the gift wrapping workshop and WHS student Jaelin will teach calligraphy for those of you who want to make the gift tags extra special. The library will supply gift wrap and ribbon. Thursday, December 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 6th graders with a parent. January’s book is Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds. Need a copy? Come to the Children’s Room and check one out. Wednesday, January 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. We will meet in the Teen Loft.