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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 12, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. Wayland Ukulele Club is for anyone over 16 who wants to have fun with music.   Completely new to the uke?  No problem!  We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not too hard.  Been playing all your life?  That’s great, too!  We’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series. The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
    • July 24: The China Syndrome (1979)
    • July 31: North Country (2005)
    • August 7: The Informant (2009)
    • August 28: The Fifth Estate (2013) 
  • Collage Workshop. Cut! Paste! Create!  Let your creativity loose in our collage workshop.  Leader Corey Purcell will give a brief overview of collage as an art form and then we’ll have fun cutting and pasting from magazines and maps.  Ages 12 and up.  No registration required.  Monday, July 22 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 23 and 30; August 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime at the Town Beach. Join one of our children’s librarians for a storytime at the Town Beach. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver. Wednesdays, July 17, 31 and August 7 at 11:00-11:30 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 newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, July 24 and August 14 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • In My Backyard Nature Storytime.Children will listen to stories and do a nature activity. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2.6 to 5 years. Wednesday, July 24, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime.Join Ms. Carly for this special storytime where we will turn out the lights and use flashlights and glow sticks to read stories and sing songs. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Moon Party. Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! There will be astronaut activities, lunar experiments, and galactic crafts. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Chain reactions and creative contraptions! Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” and other chain reactions. Children will have the opportunity to build exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, flying fantasticators, mini zip-lines, whiffle-whackers, and more! There will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between goofy play and serious science.  For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocket Ships. In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocket ships, using Blender.  Since Blender is an advanced 3D design software, proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is recommended.  For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children.  Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library.  Thursday, July 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Jump Through the Solar System. Take the Solar System Challenge! Children are invited to jump from planet to planet in our Solar System! A jumping course will be set up along the rail trail behind the library. There will also be a Solar System scavenger hunt inside the library, and prizes! For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.=
  • Drop-in Craft: Astronauts and Robots and Aliens, Oh My! Children will make robots, space aliens, astronauts and other galactic crafts in this drop-in craft session. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Going into Kindergarten StoryWalk. Children going into K and their grownups are invited to this StoryWalk led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. For Kindergarteners and their parents/caregivers. Tuesday, August 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Star Wars Day. Calling all Jedi! Drop in for Star Wars inspired crafts, snacks, and activities. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Teens! Comic Book Artist Rachel Maguire will teach you how to draw your own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library. Monday, August 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up.

Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 5, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.   Completely new to the uke?  No problem!  We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not too hard.  Been playing all your life?  That’s great, too!  We’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Four sessions on Tuesday evenings:  July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series.  The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
    • July 17: Serpico (1973)
    • July 24: The China Syndrome (1979)
    • July 31: North Country (2005)
    • August 7: The Informant (2009)
    • August 28: The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Collage Workshop. Cut! Paste! Create!  Let your creativity loose in our collage workshop.  Leader Corey Purcell will give a brief overview of collage as an art form and then we’ll have fun cutting and pasting from magazines and maps.  Ages 12 and up.  No registration required.  Monday, July 22 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocketships. In this 3D workshop, children will design their own rocketships using Blender. For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and designe with their children.  Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library. Thursday, July 25 from 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 11, 18, 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, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Make a Moonscape. Children will sculpt and decorate lunar sandcastles using moon sand! For ages 3 and up.  Thursday, July 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sparky’s Puppets: Stories from Outer Space.Follow the adventures of a space traveler who makes a rocket ship and flies to the moon. Watch a performance of Aesop’s Fable The Sun and the Wind and find out which is stronger.  See what happens when a few colorful space aliens travel to Earth in their flying saucer. For ages 3 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • In My Backyard Nature Storytime. Children will listen to stories and do a nature activity. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2.6 to 5 years. Wednesday, July 24, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime. Join Ms. Carly for this special storytime where we will turn out the lights and use flashlights and glow sticks to read stories and sing songs. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Moon Party.Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! There will be astronaut activities, lunar experiments, and galactic crafts. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Chain reactions and creative contraptions! Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” and other chain reactions. Children will have the opportunity to build exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, flying fantasticators, mini zip-lines, whiffle-whackers, and more! There will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between goofy play and serious science.  For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocketships. In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocket ships, using Blender. Since Blender is an advanced 3D design software, proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is recommended. For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration required. Thursday, July 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Jump Through the Solar System. Take the Solar System Challenge! Children are invited to jump from planet to planet in our Solar System! A jumping course will be set up along the rail trail behind the library. There will also be a Solar System scavenger hunt inside the library, and prizes! For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.=
  • Drop-in Craft: Astronauts and Robots and Aliens, Oh My!  Children will make robots, space aliens, astronauts and other galactic crafts in this drop-in craft session. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES: Song and Dance from Around the Planet. International jazz multi-instrumentalist Sagit Zilberman will perform an interactive global music program for families and children. Held in the Rotunda. Wednesday, July 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m. For all ages.

FOR TEENS: Cool Cooking: Moon Munchies. Teens! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by creating (and eating) your own moon munchies. We will make moon crescent sandwiches with a fruit rocket side and for dessert we will craft the phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies! For teens in grades 6 and up. Registration required. Tuesday, July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBThe Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

  • The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)  We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book.
  • The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 23, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

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    New! Aquarium Passes for July & August. No more dry summers!  The library now has passes for the New England Aquarium for July and August.  And they’re a better deal than ever: instead of $10 off the admission price, they’re now good for 50% off.  Book now—they’ll go fast!

  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.   Completely new to the uke?  No problem!  We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not too hard.  Been playing all your life?  That’s great, too!  We’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  Four sessions on Tuesday evenings:  July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.
  • Library Services for the Homebound. We provide home delivery of library items to Wayland residents of any age who are unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability or extended illness.  With this program, you can have full access to library services.  Call 508-358-2311 or fill out the form on our web site.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 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, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Make a Moonscape. Children will sculpt and decorate lunar sandcastles using moon sand! For ages 3 and up.  Thursday, July 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sparky’s Puppets: Stories from Outer Space. Follow the adventures of a space traveler who makes a rocket ship and flies to the moon. Watch a performance of Aesop’s Fable The Sun and the Wind and find out which is stronger.  See what happens when a few colorful space aliens travel to Earth in their flying saucer. For ages 3 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks. Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks. Remember: there is only one you! Let’s make this world better, together. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Moon Party. Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! There will be astronaut activities, lunar experiments, and galactic crafts. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Chain reactions and creative contraptions! Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” and other chain reactions. Children will have the opportunity to build exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, flying fantasticators, mini zip-lines, whiffle-whackers, and more! There will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between goofy play and serious science.  For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 3D Printing: Rocketships. In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocket ships, using Blender. Since Blender is an advanced 3D design software, proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is recommended. For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. Led by librarian Tyler Kenney.  Registration required. Thursday, July 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

Song and Dance from Around the Planet. Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional and folk music from cultures around the world! International jazz musician Sagit Zilberman will play many instruments, including the Didgeridoo, Rainstick, Tongue drum, Handpan, and Saxophone, and will lead the audience in song. For all ages. Wednesday, July 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB.
The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading! The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started!

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started!

Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • New! Aquarium Passes for July & August. No more dry summers!  The library now has passes for the New England Aquarium for July and August.  And they’re a better deal than ever: instead of $10 off the admission price, they’re now good for 50% off.  Book now—they’ll go fast!
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.
  • Library Services for the Homebound. We provide home delivery of library items to Wayland residents of any age who are unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability or extended illness.  With this program, you can have full access to library services.  Call 508-358-2311 or fill out the form on our web site.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 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 newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m.  The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks. Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks. Remember: there is only one you! Let’s make this world better, together. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Something new is brewing for you! Check out the new teen space in the mezzanine. New furniture has arrived!  It is beautiful!  Books and materials will be moving up soon!


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB.
The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

  • The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5.  Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)  We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.
  • The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 8, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • New Monthly ESL Short Readings Group. Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading and practice your English skills.  No preparation needed!  This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required.  Know someone who could benefit?  Spread the word!  Monday, June 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!

Who: Any adult with a library card.
What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
When: Sign up beginning June 12th.  Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
Why: Dude–Prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.

  • Beginner’s English Conversation Group. Every Friday in June!  10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cochituate Village Community Room,
    106 Main Street, Wayland.
  • Add Library Events to Your Calendar. Next time you peruse the library’s online calendar, note the “add to calendar” button on our event listings: you can use it to add the event to your personal online calendar.  Watch for this function in our weekly “This Week” event listings as well.   If you have any questions, ask at info@waylandlibrary.org.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 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 newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS:  Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. 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.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 31, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • The Art of Ebru: Turkish Water Marbling. Join local Ebru expert Dilber Er, who will give you a little background and a demonstration before turning the materials over to you.  You will walk away with your own beautiful creation. Space is limited, so sign up soon.  Saturday, June 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Climate-Friendly Home Heating and Cooling. A new generation of cold-climate heat pumps has significantly less environmental impact than conventional heating systems, can save on energy costs (especially for those using oil or propane), and provide air conditioning as an additional benefit.  If your existing heating system is more than 15 years old and you want to know about alternatives to oil, propane, or gas; and if you want to learn about financial rebates and incentives for heating, join us for an informative evening sponsored by Energize Wayland.  Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Beginner’s English Conversation Group. Every Friday in June! 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cochituate Village Community Room, 106 Main Street, Wayland.
  • Vicarious Vacations: Puerto Rico. This presentation by Rachel Borges will showcase the variety of things to do and explore on every part of the island.  We will visit each coast, the central mountain range and the famous city of San Juan.  Despite the damage done by Hurricane Maria, the island is still an amazing place to see.  All the natural beauty of this paradise is still there for you to discover!  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!

Who: Any adult with a library card.

What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.

When: Sign up beginning June 12th.  Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.

Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.

Why: Dude–Prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.

BOOK GROUPS 

Non-Fiction. Educated by Tara Westover.  Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

Dystopian / Sci-Fi. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Cookbook Club. The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Noon. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  Friday, June 14 at 12 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, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 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 newborn to 3 years. Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: design and build a playground.   For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Mystery Bag STEAM Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges, using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!  For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show.  The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:

2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.

3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS:  Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. 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.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarum, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

News and Updates from the Wayland Library, May 26, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS 

  • Help Shape the Library’s Future. As part of creating our state-mandated Strategic Plan, we’re holding an open meeting to discuss the future of the Library—and the town—over the next five years.  It’s essential that we hear from the wider community.  Please attend if you can, and offer your thoughts.  RSVP at info@waylandlibrary.org or 508-358-2311.  Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
  • The Art of Ebru: Water Marbling. Join local Ebru expert Dilber Er, who will give you a little background and a demonstration before turning the materials over to you.  You will walk away with your own beautiful creation. Space is limited, so sign up soon.  Saturday, June 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Vicarious Vacations: Puerto Rico. This presentation by Rachel Borges will showcase the variety of things to do and explore on every part of the island.  We will visit each coast, the central mountain range and the famous city of San Juan.  Despite the damage done by Hurricane Maria, the island is still an amazing place to see.  All the natural beauty of this paradise is still there for you to discover!  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

  • Evening. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Non-Fiction. Educated by Tara Westover.  Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.
  • Dystopian / Sci-Fi. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.  Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club. The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Noon. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  Friday, June 14 at 12 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, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 30, June 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 newborn to 3 years. Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 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. Monday, June 17 at 3:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: design and build a playground.   For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Mystery Bag STEAM Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges, using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!  For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, June 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Out of this World Magic Show with Scott Jameson. Magician and juggler Scott Jameson will kick off our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories with an extraordinary performance that will feature routines that explore the science of space travel. Juggling, incredible magic, music, and movement combine with audience participation to create an exciting and interactive theatrical experience. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard  In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 kids will be allowed in each show. Please arrive early to get a ticket. The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Pizza Study Night for Teens During Exam Week. Monday, June 17. 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.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net.  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories starts on Wednesday, June 12, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including  a magic show, an indoor Planetarum, a puppet show, a musical performance, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.