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News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 7, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Fall Book and Bake Sale.  You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room through Thursday, November 14.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday, November 15 until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday 5-8 p.m. is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library.  The regular sale is November 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and November 17 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help (especially as a baker)!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup or work during the sale, and Jan Dunn (508-655-9149) about baking.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire. On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove—one of Boston’s most popular nightclubs—was packed beyond capacity when fire broke out, spreading panic throughout the entire gathering.  Nearly 500 people died and hundreds more were injured in what became the worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.  What caused it?  Who were the victims?  And what was its legacy?  Avid amateur historian Bob Begin explores these questions and more.  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby.  Heard about streaming and downloading books, audiobooks and movies from the library?  Find out how to download these free library apps and explore their extensive collections from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you happen to be.  Monday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Knitting 102: Purl Stitch. Participants should know how to cast on and basic knit stitch.  We will learn purl stitch and the patterns you can create with knit and purl, as well as binding off aka how to finish your project.  The library will provide a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Or feel free to bring your own.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Ukulele Club Holiday Edition. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  We’ll learn non-denominational holiday tunes and perform them around town at venues to be determined.  BYOU and music stand.  The Library has four ukes available to borrow for three weeks at a time, but can’t guarantee availability.  Other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.  Rehearsals: Tuesday, November 19 and 26, and Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30.
  • Wanted: Art for Our Exhibition Spaces in December and January. Do you have work you’d like to show?  Or know someone who does?  Our foyer can accommodate a small number of pieces and the Raytheon Room has ample display space.  For information or an application, contact Elizabeth Bradley at the Library.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 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. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Family Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Laura for stories, songs, and rhymes! After storytime we will make crafts. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, November 23, 10:30-11:30 a.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, November 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas. Need a copy? Come to the Children’s Room and check one out. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Family Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek. Early Release Day Special! Come to the library and make some music! Join music educator Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You will learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play songs.  No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For children ages 5 and up, with caregiver.  Register online only if you need to borrow a ukulele. Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, November 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • TAB Meeting: Make a Bagel Face. Teens! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year! Make a face from bagels, cream cheese, hummus, and veggies, and while you are munching let us know what kind of programs you would like at the Wayland Public Library. We want to hear from YOU! We will meet in the Teen Loft. (Gluten free options available.) For teens in grades 6 and up.  Monday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • YA Author talk: Judith Pratt. Judith Pratt will read from her latest novel, Siljeea MagicFor teens and adults. Friday, November 22, 4 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES: Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

 

New Tutors Trained in Wayland Library’s ESOL Program

Immigrants in our area who want to improve their competency in English now have greater opportunities. Ten generous and enthusiastic people have recently completed a training course and are now certified to be tutors of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These recent “graduates” include six from Wayland – Susan Crowley-Bechtel, Dan Eng, Doug Sacra, Jenny Silberman, Dianne Solomon and Alexandra VanRooyen; three from Sudbury – Dianne Cermak, Inna Poliakova and Kelly Sherrer; and one from Concord – Amy Simon. These new tutors, like those who were trained last spring, and others who have been tutoring for years, work one-to-one with learners who have signed up through the Wayland library. Learners currently being tutored have come from China, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Korea, Egypt, Venezuela, Taiwan and Iran. Applications for tutoring are always welcome, and since Wayland is a “Welcoming Community,” participation in our program involves no risk to a learner’s immigration status.

As usual, we can put all possible tutors to work with waiting learners. The next tutor-training course will be offered on Monday afternoons in the winter, starting on February 24. Tutors do not need to know another language, nor do they need to know every detail of English grammar.

For more information contact Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or at virginia@thesteels.com.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Fall Book and Bake Sale. You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday, November 15 until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday 5-8 p.m. is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library.  The regular sale is November 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and November 17 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help (especially as a baker)!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup or work during the sale, and Jan Dunn (508-655-9149) about baking.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • Author Talk: Young Castro: the Making of a RevolutionaryThe first American historian in a generation allowed into the Fidel Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable, and all too human.  Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire. On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove—one of Boston’s most popular nightclubs—was packed beyond capacity when fire broke out, spreading panic throughout the entire gathering.  Nearly 500 people died and hundreds more were injured in what became the worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.  What caused it?  Who were the victims?  And what was its legacy?  Avid amateur historian Bob Begin explores these questions and more.  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Knitting 102: Purl Stitch. Participants should know how to cast on and basic knit stitch.  We will learn purl stitch and the patterns you can create with knit and purl, as well as binding off aka how to finish your project.  The library will provide a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Or feel free to bring your own.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Ukulele Club Holiday Edition. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  We’ll learn non-denominational holiday tunes and perform them around town at venues to be determined.  BYOU and music stand.  The Library has four ukes available to borrow for three weeks at a time, but can’t guarantee availability.  Other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.  Rehearsals:  Tuesday, November 19 and 26, and Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30.
  • Wanted: Art for Our Exhibition Spaces in December and January. Do you have work you’d like to show?  Or know someone who does?  Our foyer can accommodate a small number of pieces and the Raytheon Room has ample display space.  For information or an application, contact Elizabeth Bradley at the Library.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS=

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.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, November 7, at 10:30 a.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. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30-12 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 newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, November 13, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Family Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Laura for stories, songs, and rhymes! After storytime we will make crafts. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, November 23, 10:30-11:30 a.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, November 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • STEAM TEAM: Mystery Bag Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges using only the materials provided in a mystery bag! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, November 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Family Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek. Early Release Day Special! Come to the library and make some music! Join music educator Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You will learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play songs.  No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For children ages 5 and up, with caregiver.  Register online only if you need to borrow a ukulele. Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table! For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, November 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Crafternoon. Teens! Drop by with some friends to this first teen crafternoon in the new Teen Loft. For teens in grades 6 and up. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • TAB Meeting: Make a Bagel Face. Teens! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year! Make a face from bagels, cream cheese, hummus, and veggies, and while you are munching let us know what kind of programs you would like at the Wayland Public Library. We want to hear from YOU! We will meet in the Teen Loft. (Gluten free options available.) For teens in grades 6 and up. Monday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • YA Author talk: Judith Pratt. Judith Pratt will read from her latest novel, Siljeea Magic. For teens and adults. Friday, November 22, 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Wayland Library Fall Book and Bake Sale

Large Hearing Room, Wayland Town Building
Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, from noon – 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor its Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, from noon – 4:00 p.m. We also offer a Members Preview night on Friday November 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Memberships will be available to purchase at the sale starting Friday night at 4:30 p.m. Scanning devices are prohibited during the membership preview on Friday.

Sale items include thousands of quality books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs, and delicious baked goods. Many items are “like new” so come and start your holiday shopping early! All proceeds support Library programs and services.

Contact Carole Schneider at (508) 358-1012 or css11@comcast.net if you are interested in contributing baked goods or would like more information about the sale.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 25, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Fall Book and Bake Sale. You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday, November 15 until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday 5-8 p.m. is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library.  The regular sale is November 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and November 17 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help (especially as a baker)!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup or work during the sale, and Jan Dunn (508-655-9149) about baking.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • Great Presenters: Hearing the Future in Music. Could current musical experiments point to possibilities for post-capitalist futures?  Cultural anthropologist and MIT professor Ian Condry will explore examples from Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin, including pop idols, virtual singers, underground techno, crowd-funding pioneers, and spatial audio sound art.  What might seem like a flatland of economic commodification of music is in fact a fluid, shifting landscape that points to a fundamental curvature of socioeconomic spacetime.  Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Dog Went Over the MountainOn the cusp of turning sixty-five and inspired by John Steinbeck, Peter Zheutlin took a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America with his beloved rescue dog, Albie, discovering a bighearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters. He came away with a newfound appreciation for the life he’d temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.  New York Times-bestselling author Zheutlin shares his adventures on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Young Castro: the Making of a RevolutionaryThe first American historian in a generation allowed into the Fidel Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable, and all too human.  Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire. On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove—one of Boston’s most popular nightclubs—was packed beyond capacity when fire broke out, spreading panic throughout the entire gathering.  Nearly 500 people died and hundreds more were injured in what became the worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.  What caused it?  Who were the victims?  And what was its legacy?  Avid amateur historian Bob Begin explores these questions and more.  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.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, November 7, at 10:30 a.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, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, 11:30-12 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 newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, November 13, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Space Stations! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • STEAM TEAM: Mystery Bag Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges using only the materials provided in a mystery bag! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, November 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Family Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek. Early Release Day Special! Come to the library and make some music! Join music educator Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You will learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you will be able to play songs.  No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For children ages 5 and up, with caregiver.  Register online only if you need to borrow a ukulele. Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Crafternoon. Teens! Drop by with some friends to this first teen crafternoon in the new Teen Loft. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m. For teens in grades 6 and up.
  • TAB Meeting: Make a Bagel Face. Teens! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year! Make a face from bagels, cream cheese, hummus, and veggies, and while you are munching let us know what kind of programs you would like at the Wayland Public Library. We want to hear from YOU! We will meet in the Teen Loft. (Gluten free options available.) For teens in grades 6 and up. Monday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Backyard Astronomy with the New Library Telescope. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, we have a beautiful telescope ready to lend to anyone who wants to explore the cosmos.  A member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, which maintains the telescope, will show how to use it with a technique called star-hopping.  There will be spacy door prizes for kids, and outside viewing for all, weather permitting.  To infinity, and beyond!  Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS HAS A STOP AT THE LIBRARY!  This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 18, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar. Learn about Mansion Inn, a Native American archaeological site in Wayland, and Dena Dincauze, the remarkable woman who documented it.  Presenter Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant.  Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Commission.  Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • New Traditions for Thanksgiving: Side Dishes & Turkey Talk. For many of us, preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be pure anxiety.  Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores the many types of turkeys available, the various ways to prepare them, and how to create a menu that is easy and delicious.  Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate two of her favorite side dishes and offer samples for everyone.  Registration required.  Limit 35.  Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann, along with Alan French, will guide you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200-mile natural wonder that arcs around Boston from Newburyport to Kingston.  Dan incorporates his video and musical talents in a documentary style on the environmental issues of our day.  Alan French was the founder of the Bay Circuit Alliance.  Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Hearing the Future in Music. Could current musical experiments point to possibilities for post-capitalist futures?  Cultural anthropologist and MIT professor Ian Condry will explore examples from Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin, including pop idols, virtual singers, underground techno, crowd-funding pioneers, and spatial audio sound art.  What might seem like a flatland of economic commodification of music is in fact a fluid, shifting landscape that points to a fundamental curvature of socioeconomic spacetime.  Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Dog Went Over the MountainOn the cusp of turning sixty-five and inspired by John Steinbeck, Peter Zheutlin took a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America with his beloved rescue dog, Albie, discovering a bighearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters. He came away with a newfound appreciation for the life he’d temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.  New York Times-bestselling author Zheutlin shares his adventures on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Young Castro: the Making of a RevolutionaryThe first American historian in a generation allowed into the Fidel Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable, and all too human.  Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.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, October 29, 10:30-11:00 a.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, November 7, at 10:30 a.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, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, 11:30-12 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 newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, November 13, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Storytime with Corbyn. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor!  Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner Helen will join us. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Diwali. Learn about Diwali and create your own henna and rangoli designs on paper. Wayland parent Manisha Kotadia will also paint a henna design on your hand if you want! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Space Stations! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • STEAM TEAM: Mystery Bag Challenge. Children will complete fun design challenges using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!  For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, November 13, 3:30- 5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Crafternoon Teens! Drop by with some friends to this first teen crafternoon in the new Teen Loft. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m. For teens in grades 6 and up.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Sign up online for our pumpkin decorating contest! Compete in a kids or adult age group for two titles each: Best Decorated and Best Carved! Pick up your reserved pumpkin 10/23-10/26. Return your pumpkin on 10/26 or 10/27. Then visit the library or our Facebook page to vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced on Halloween!

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL!

This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.

 

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Author Talk: Race Amity: America’s Other Tradition. William H. Smith’s book seeks to affect the public discourse on race, moving it from the “blame/grievance/rejection” cycle to one of “amity/collaboration/access and equity.” While most discussions focus exclusively on racist traditions, Smith looks at the always-present moral counterweight of close, loving friendship and collaboration: “the other tradition.”  William H. Smith is an award-winning documentary producer and writer.  Sunday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to the iPhone. You know how to make a phone call and send a text, but are mystified by all the bells and whistles of your iPhone. Learn the difference between SIRI and voice dictation, how to search for and download an app, ways to send yourself reminders, and other basics of your device.  Monday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
  • King Lear: Should We Translate Shakespeare into Modern English?  Using examples from King Lear, Joel Angiolillo will trace some of the language changes that have occurred since 1605. Learn how the language has evolved and enhance your appreciation and understanding of King Lear. Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th.  Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar with Tonya Largy. Learn about Mansion Inn, a Native American archaeological site in  Wayland, and Dena Dincauze, the remarkable woman who documented it.  Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant.  Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Commission.  Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • New Traditions for Thanksgiving: Side Dishes & Turkey Talk. For many of us, preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be pure anxiety.  Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores the many types of turkeys available, the various ways to prepare them, and how to create a menu that is easy and delicious.  Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate two of her favorite side dishes and offer samples for everyone.  Registration required.  Limit 35.  Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Hiking The Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann, along with Alan French, will guide you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200-mile natural wonder that arcs around Boston from Newburyport to Kingston.  Dan incorporates his video and musical talents in a documentary style on the environmental issues of our day.  Alan French was the founder of the Bay Circuit Alliance.  Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nov 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct, 17 and 31, Nov. 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Spooktacular Storytime & Crafts. Join Ms. Carly at this Saturday storytime for semi-spooky stories and not-so-scary songs and rhymes. Crafts to follow! For babies to 5 years. Saturday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 a.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, October 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Monster Mash Bash! Drop in for a monstrously fun afternoon of horrible crafts, ghoulish games, and eye-popping activities. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes! Costumes welcome! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. October’s book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Diwali. Learn about Diwali and create your own henna and rangoli designs on paper. Wayland parent Manisha Kotadia will also paint a henna design on your hand if you want! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Registration Open for Fall Girls Who Code Club, Grades 6 and up. Girls Who Code encourages hands-on learning about coding and technology. Our club is affiliated with the National Girls Who Code organization, with its mission of closing the gender gap in technology.  The fall session meets Tuesday afternoons, 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 15 to Dec. 17, excluding school holidays. Questions? Contact Pam McCuen, Head of Youth services, at pmccuen@minlib.net. Registration is required. To register click here.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Sign up online for our pumpkin decorating contest! Compete in a kids or adult age group for two titles each: Best Decorated and Best Carved! Pick up your reserved pumpkin 10/23-10/26. Return your pumpkin on 10/26 or 10/27. Then visit the library or our Facebook page to vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced on Halloween!

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL! This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.