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News and Events from the Wayland Library, September 20, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food. Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project for a survey of Korean history and culture.  Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about classical and modern South Korea, the sixth-largest export country in the world.  After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware.  Registration is required.  Saturday, September 28 from 12-3 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Karl Muck Scandal. Melissa Burrage tells the story of how BSO conductor Muck fell victim to anti-German prejudice during the First World War.  Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Adventures with NOVA. As the NOVA’s Science Editor for over two decades, Wayland resident Evan Hadingham oversees editorial accuracy, evaluates ideas for new programs, and works on the storytelling of each episode.  In this talk, Evan will highlight some of NOVA’s notable past shows and offer a taste of some exciting future programs.  He’ll also discuss the challenge of communicating science to the public in a fast-changing media landscape, and touch on the personal history that led him to his job at NOVA.  Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: A Doll for a Day: Growing up in Post-War KoreaChoi Kyung-Shin vividly recalls the first student anti-government demonstration in Taegu and the military revolution of the May 16 coup d’etat. What were this young Korean girl’s dreams? How did she learn to speak up?  How did she support herself and stay in school?  Choi Kyung-Shin is an author and Fulbright Scholar who has been a teacher, an educator and writer.  She lives in Framingham.  Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Shakespeare’s Language: King LearShakespeare aficionado Joel Angiollilo will share his research on our modern understanding of the language of King Lear versus the meanings a 17th-century audience would have heard.  Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th.  Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: How to Build Executive Function in Kids. Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart, shares insights with parents from his book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention.  Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 26; Oct 10, 17 and 31 at 10:30 a.m.
  • New! 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 babies to 3 years old, with caregiver. Monday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Infant Lapsit and Tummy Time. Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, tummy time and core-strengthening activities, and early communication. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For age newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children’s Room. Questions? Call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11:30-12:00 p.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver. Thursday, October 3, 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, October 10, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, October 10, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Haunted Houses! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Family Movie Afternoon: Toy Story 4Children are invited to watch the movie Toy Story 4 at the library! Running time is 100 minutes. Rated G. Popcorn will be served. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Crafternoon. Teens! Drop by with some friends to this first teen crafternoon in the new Teen Loft. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:30-5:00 p.m. For teens in grades 6 and up.
  • TEEN LOFT OPEN HOUSE. The Teen Loft is officially open! We are celebrating with an Open House! Please join us for light refreshments in the Teen Loft. The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation of $15,000, which helped make the Teen Loft possible. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBS. We are seeking parent volunteers to facilitate our Girls Who Code clubs.  We need one more volunteer for the Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 3 -5, and one more volunteer for the GWC club for girls in grades 6 and up. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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 Information from the Wayland Library, September 13, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop. Learn the art of Shibori —a Japanese shape resist dye technique—in which one creates a resistance pattern using wood blocks, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks, then dips the fabric in traditional indigo dye.  Limit 10 participants.  Ages 16 and up.  Wear old clothes as the dye can stain.  We’ll provide all materials, including a white cotton flour sack towel to dye.  If you have a small item like a t-shirt or pillowcase that you would like bring from home, it should be white and made of natural fibers—cotton, linen, hemp.  Friday, September 20 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • ESOL Tutor Training. Have you ever thought about volunteering to tutor someone in English?  There’s a great need for tutors, and you can make an enormous difference in someone’s life.  Program Director Ginny Steel will lead a training workshop on five Monday evenings.  The only cost is for a textbook (about $20).  For more information or to enroll, call Ginny at 508-358-7517 or email her at virginia@thesteels.com.  Monday, September 23 and 30, October 7, 21 and 28 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food. Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project for a survey of Korean history and culture.  Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about classical and modern South Korea, the sixth-largest export country in the world.  After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware.  Registration is required.  Saturday, September 28 from 12-3 p.m.

AUTHOR TALKS

  • The Beantown GirlsJane Healey reads from and discusses her novel about three friends from Boston who join the Red Cross in 1944.  Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Karl Muck ScandalMelissa Burrage tells the story of how BSO conductor Muck fell victim to anti-German prejudice during the First World War.  Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26; Oct 10 and Oct. 17 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, September 19, 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, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • New! 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 babies to 3 years old, with caregiver. Monday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 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.You can bring your own rock, or paint rocks we have provided.  If you would like, you can leave one painted rock here for a rock display in the garden in front of the library. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Haunted Houses! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Open House: Launching our new Teen Loft! Teens! You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Teen Loft on the library’s mezzanine. There will be pizza, snacks, and a Teen Jeopardy contest, with prizes. Remember, this year you can take the school bus to the library (if your parents have purchased a bus pass). For teens in grades 6 and up. Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Local artist and educator Rachel Maguire will teach teens how to draw their own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Saturday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online here.
  • NEW TEEN LOFT NOW OPEN. The Teen Loft is officially open! We are celebrating with an Open House! Please join us for light refreshments in the Loft. The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation of $15,000, which helped make the Teen Loft possible. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.


SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBS.
We are seeking parent volunteers to facilitate our Girls Who Code clubs.  We need one more volunteer for the Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 3 -5, and one more volunteer for the GWC club for girls in grades 6 and up. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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, September 6, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  BYOU.  Wayland Library has four ukuleles  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.  Registration required.  Limit 20 students.  Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22 (except October 1) from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop. Learn the art of Shibori —a Japanese shape resist dye technique—in which one creates a resistance pattern using wood blocks, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks, then dips the fabric in traditional indigo dye.  Limit 10 participants.  Ages 16 and up.  Wear old clothes as the dye can stain.  We’ll provide all materials, including a white cotton flour sack towel to dye.  If you have a small item like a t-shirt or pillowcase that you would like bring from home, it should be white and made of natural fibers—cotton, linen, hemp.  Friday, September 20 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • ESOL Tutor Training. Have you ever thought about volunteering to tutor someone in English?  There’s a great need for tutors, and you can make an enormous difference in someone’s life.  Program Director Ginny Steel will lead a training workshop on five Monday evenings.  The only cost is for a textbook (about $20).  For more information or to enroll, call Ginny at 508-358-7517 or email her at virginia@thesteels.com.  Monday, September 23 and 30, October 7, 21 and 28 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • AUTHOR TALKS
    • Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Barbara Berenson gives the Commonwealth’s suffragists long-overdue attention.  Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
    • The Beantown Girls. Jane Healey reads from and discusses her novel about three friends from Boston who join the Red Cross in 1944.  Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    • The Karl Muck Scandal. Melissa Burrage tells the story of how BSO conductor Muck fell victim to anti-German prejudice during the First World War.  Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26;  Oct 10 and Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • New! Kids Yoga. Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddlers to age 5. Thursday, September 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Music & Movement. Ms. Carly will lead kids and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances, and stretches. For walkers to age 5. Monday, September 16, 10:30-11:00 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, September 19, 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, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:00 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 babies to 3 years old, with caregiver. Monday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Rainforest Reptiles. Lizards, snakes, alligators and more! A herpetologist from Rainforest Reptiles will bring live reptiles to the library and teach children about these fascinating creatures, and how they have adapted to their natural habitats. This is an Early Release Day special event. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:00-3:00 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.You can bring your own rock, or paint rocks we have provided.  If you would like, you can leave one painted rock here for a rock display in the garden in front of the library. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Open House: Launching our new Teen Loft! Teens! You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Teen Loft on the library’s mezzanine. There will be pizza, snacks, and a Teen Jeopardy contest, with prizes. Remember, this year you can take the school bus to the library (if your parents have purchased a bus pass). For teens in grades 6 and up. Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Local artist and educator Rachel Maguire will teach teens how to draw their own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Saturday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Register online here.

FOR FAMILIES: WCPA Story and Service Event. In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, the WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with One Mission to collect donations and package gifts for children fighting cancer! Please join us for a kid-friendly story time and hands-on service project. If you are interested in donating toys or plan to join us for the event, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA4A722A6FB6-help  Saturday, September 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For families. Donations can be dropped off in a box by the Raytheon room between Sept 1 and the Sept 14 event, and you can email outreach@waylandwcpa.org with any questions.

NEW TEEN LOFT NOW OPEN. The Teen Loft is officially open! We are celebrating with an Open House! Please join us for light refreshments in the Loft. The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation of $15,000, which helped make the Teen Loft possible.

SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBS. We are seeking parent volunteers to facilitate our Girls Who Code clubs.  We need one more volunteer for the Girls Who Code Club for girls in grades 3 -5, and one more volunteer for the GWC club for girls in grades 6 and up. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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.

The Wayland Museum & Historical Society’s September art exhibits at the Library

The Wayland Museum & Historical Society’s program this September consists of two exhibits at the Library for the month of September.

RAILS TO TRAIL IN WAYLAND exhibit, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Photos and information from the Wayland and Weston Historical Societies, Rick Conard, Joel Angiolillo, and Larry Kiernan hint at the massive changes wrought by railroads – the Internet of the 1800s.  Trains thundered through Wayland for almost a century until the end of service in 1980.  Today, walking or riding on the newly paved Mass Central-Wayside Rail Trail, folks can use a handy guide available from the Depot to learn how the freight house, turntable, and water tanks functioned to support these behemoths as they bisected the town.

WAYLAND MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY exhibit, Wayland Library Foyer

Fifteen Vintage photographs, selected from a set assembled for the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, and a FIVE CENTURIES TIMELINE developed for use with the 3rd grade program on Wayland’s role in the events leading up to April 19, 1775 – the original “Patriots Day.”

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Pre-NaNoWriMo Write-In. Get a jump start on your novel!  In anticipation of our usual National Novel Writing Month activities in November, we’re hosting a Write-In, a gathering of writers who work on their novels as a group.  There will be quiet time, time to “sprint”–to write as many words as possible in a short period of time–and opportunities to hang with fellow writers.  Bring your laptop or notebook. We’ll provide the space, wi-fi, coffee, and tea.  Saturday, September 7, 1-3 p.m.
  • Ukulele Club with Mark and Zoe Hughes. The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music.  All skill levels are welcome.  Starting with easy chords and tunes, we’ll learn songs from across the musical spectrum, from oldies to modern pop.  BYOU.  Wayland Library has four ukuleles  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.  Registration required.  Limit 20 students.  Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22 (except October 1) from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Barbara Berenson gives the Commonwealth’s suffragists long-overdue attention.  Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Beantown Girls. Jane Healey reads from and discusses her novel about three friends from Boston who join the Red Cross in 1944.  Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • BOOK GROUPS. Our book groups are open to all, with no registration and no commitment.  We provide the books.
    • Science Fiction/Dystopian. Dune by Frank Herbert.  Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
    • Cookbook Club. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.  Make a recipe and bring it to share!   Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
    • Noon. A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul.  Friday, September 13.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  •  Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26 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, Sept. 11 at 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, September 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Music & Movement. Ms. Carly will lead kids and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances, and stretches. For walkers to age 5. Monday, September 16, 10:30-11:00 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, September 19, 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, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Rainforest Reptiles. Lizards, snakes, alligators and more! A herpetologist from Rainforest Reptiles will bring live reptiles to the library and teach children about these fascinating creatures, and how they have adapted to their natural habitats. This is an Early Release Day special event. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:00-3:00 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.You can bring your own rock, or paint rocks we have provided.  If you would like, you can leave one painted rock here for a rock display in the garden in front of the library. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Teen Open House: Launching our new Teen Loft! Teens! You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Teen Loft on the library’s mezzanine. There will be pizza, snacks, and a Teen Jeopardy contest, with prizes. Remember, this year you can take the school bus to the library (if your parents have purchased a bus pass). For teens in grades 6 and up. Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES:  WCPA Story and Service Event. In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, the WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with One Mission to collect donations and package gifts for children fighting cancer! Please join us for a kid-friendly story time and hands-on service project. If you are interested in donating toys or plan to join us for the event, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA4A722A6FB6-help.  Saturday, September 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For families. Donations can be dropped off in a box by the Raytheon room between Sept 1 and the Sept 14 event, and you can email outreach@waylandwcpa.org with any questions.

SEEKING VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A CHESS CLUB FOR YOUTH. We are seeking volunteers to lead a chess club for youth in the fall. The Chess Club would meet once a month after school. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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.

WCPA Story and Service Event: Donate & Pack Gifts for Kids Fighting Cancer

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with One Mission to collect donations and package gifts for children fighting cancer! Please join us for a kid-friendly story time and hands-on service project, Saturday, September 14, 3:30-4:30pm. If you are interested in donating toys or plan to join us for the event, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA4A722A6FB6-help

Donations can be dropped off in a box by the Raytheon room between Sept 1 and the Sept 14 event, and you can email outreach@waylandwcpa.org with any questions.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Introduction to Knitting. Learn the basics of knitting in this hands-on session.  Librarian Sarah Hogan will teach us how to cast on and knit. Participants will leave with a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Friday, August 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Pre-NaNoWriMo Write-In.  Get a jump start on your novel!  In anticipation of our usual National Novel Writing Month activities in November, we’re hosting a Write-In, a gathering of writers who work on their novels as a group.  There will be quiet time, time to “sprint”–to write as many words as possible in a short period of time–and opportunities to hang with fellow writers.  Bring your laptop or notebook. We’ll provide the space, wi-fi, coffee, and tea.
  • BOOK GROUPS. Our book groups are open to all, with no registration and no commitment.  We provide the books.
    • Science Fiction/Dystopian. Dune by Frank Herbert.  Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
    • Cookbook Club. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.  Make a recipe and bring it to share!   Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
    • Noon. A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul.  Friday, September 13.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12 and 26 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, Sept. 11 at 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, September 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Music & Movement. Ms. Carly will lead kids and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances, and stretches. For ages 3 and up. Monday, September 16, 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, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: wacky buildings. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Rainforest Reptiles. Lizards, snakes, alligators and more! A herpetologist from Rainforest Reptiles will bring live reptiles to the library and teach children about these fascinating creatures, and how they have adapted to their natural habitats. This is an Early Release Day special event. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Open House: Launching our new Teen Loft! Teens! You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Teen Loft on the library’s mezzanine. There will be pizza, snacks, and a Teen Jeopardy contest, with prizes. Remember, this year you can take the school bus to the library (if your parents have purchased a bus pass). For teens in grades 6 and up. Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

  • WCPA Story and Service Event In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, the WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with One Mission to collect donations and package gifts for children fighting cancer! Please join us for a kid-friendly story time and hands-on service project. If you are interested in donating toys or plan to join us for the event, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA4A722A6FB6-help. Saturday, September 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For families. Donations can be dropped off in a box by the Raytheon room between Sept 1 and the Sept 14 event, and you can email outreach@waylandwcpa.org with any questions.

SEEKING VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A CHESS CLUB FOR YOUTH. We are seeking volunteers to lead a chess club for youth in the fall. The Chess Club would meet once a month after school. If interested please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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.