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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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To: All Residents
From: Town Administrator and Health Director Date: March 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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Our COVID-19 Request: Stay Home

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Cancellations due to coronavirus

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All Library Programs Cancelled and Library Public Meeting Room Closed

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News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 3, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • April Special: Digital Harry Potter. For this month only, the ebook of the first title in the series—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—is always available, in a multitude of languages.  That means no holds, no waiting.  Same for the e-audiobook, performed by the legendary Jim Dale.  Just go to the library’s Overdrive digital catalog (also accessible through the free Libby app) and look for the link.
  • Book Cover Challenge. Using whatever you have around the house for costume and props, recreate your favorite book cover, theme or character.  Submit your photos as a comment on our Facebook post or email them to us at cmichael@minlib.net and we’ll share them.  Take a log at our blog at waylandlibrary.org to see how some intrepid staff members have risen to the challenge.
  • Explore Cookbooks on Libby. Are you missing the library’s great selection of cookbooks?  Daily recipes getting boring when you can’t dine out?  Fear not!  The library’s Libby/Overdrive ebook catalog contains a fantastic variety of digital cookbooks available to you at the push of a button (or tap of a touch screen) under its “Cooking & Food” category.
  • Bonus Borrows on Hoopla. In order to provide relief to libraries and more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla has created a Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and Hoopla favorites: ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, and more.  Now through April 30, you can borrow any of these always-available titles with no debit against your monthly limit of five.  To create an account, just go to waylandlibrary.org and click on the Hoopla logo.
  • New Remote Access to Ancestry. Ordinarily, you’d have to be in the library to use Ancestry.com, the most popular genealogy database.  But now you can log in from home just by entering your card number.  Then you’ll enjoy access to Ancestry’s vast trove of census records, birth and death records, military documents, and more.  This service is available to Wayland residents only.

YOUTH SERVICES MOVES ONLINE

  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page for prerecorded sing-alongs and storytimes created by Ms. Carly, Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, Ms. Pam and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, April 10, April 17 and April 24 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Weekly Craft programs posted on Facebook. Children’s Librarian Elise Katz will demonstrate easy crafts you can do at home with your children. These short videos will be posted on the Wayland Facebook page on Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29.
  • Parent/Child 4th and 5th grade Book Club Moves to Zoom. We will be discussing Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. If you would like to join our online meeting, contact pmccuen@minlib.net to join the Zoom Group. Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
  • Daily Blog Post for Activity of the Day: A Little Something.  Check out the Wayland Library webpage every weekday for daily activities to do with your children during this extended at home time. You will find the blog on the scrolling feed on the front page of the Wayland Library webpage. Feel free to read past posts as well…there are many ideas up there for you.
  • Youth Online Resource Highlight of the Week: Hoopla for Teens. Teen readers looking for a new book can check out the offerings on Hoopla! Sign in using your library card and browse the “Young Adult” category to find awesome books for teens. Titles on Hoopla are instantly available for checkout.

News and Updates from the Wayland Library, March 27, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • Bonus Borrows on Hoopla. In order to provide relief to libraries and more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla has created a Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and Hoopla favorites: ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, and more.  Now through April 30, you can borrow any of these always-available titles with no debit against your monthly limit of five.  To create an account, just go to waylandlibrary.org and click on the Hoopla logo.
  • New Remote Access to Ancestry. Ordinarily, you’d have to be in the library to use Ancestry.com, the most popular genealogy database.  But soon (probably by the time you read this) you’ll be able to log in from home just by entering your card number.  Then you’ll have access to Ancestry’s vast trove of census records, birth and death records, military documents, and more.  This service will be available to Wayland residents only.
  • Noon Zoom.  On Friday, April 10, the Noon Book Group will conduct its monthly session via Zoom, the online meeting app.  The book under discussion is Typical American by Gish Jen.  If you’d like to participate, email Andy Moore at amoore@minlib.net.

YOUTH SERVICES MOVES ONLINE

  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs and programs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page for prerecorded sing-alongs and storytimes created by Ms. Carly, Ms. Laura, Ms. Pam and others on our Youth Services team. (The first one has already been posted…search for Pop Goes the Weasel Sing along by Ms. Carly on our Facebook page). The next sing-along, created by Ms. Laura, will be posted on Friday, April 3.
  • Daily Blog Post for Activity of the Day: A Little Something. Check out the Wayland Library webpage every weekday for daily activities to do with your children during this extended at home time. You will find the blog on the scrolling feed on the front page of the Wayland Library webpage. Feel free to read past posts as well…there are many ideas up there for you.
  • Youth Online Resource Highlight of the Week: Libby. If you haven’t used Libby yet, now is the time! There are many youth e-books and e-audiobooks available for check out from Libby by Overdrive.  Just download the Libby app, confirm your library card status, then search for Wayland Library. Enter your Wayland Library card number and your pin. If you don’t have a pin, you can set one up via the Minuteman online catalog. Questions? Contact Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services, at pmccuen@minlib.net

Library Closed Until Further Notice

As part of the broader public health attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus the Library will remain closed through March 30, though that date may be extended. Please stay in touch! Visit waylandlibrary.org for updates and resources, sign-up for our newsletter, follow us on social media, or email us at info@waylandlibrary.org.

Though closed we still offer a wide array of digital resources, including e-books, audio books, music, streaming movies and television, even access to digital newspapers and magazines.  No library card? No problem! You can sign up for a digital card at library.minlib.net/selfreg.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept return of library materials at this time, but due dates will be extended and fines will be waived. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We urge ALL residents to evaluate their own health and determine if they are feeling mildly ill with a head cold, headache, cough and/or experiencing any CDC-identified symptoms of COVID-19. If you are feeling any symptoms, we advise you to contact the Wayland Health Department at the Coronavirus Hotline 508-358-6805 and your primary care physician for guidance.

As always, additional information can be found on the Town’s website at www.wayland.ma.us. General questions can be addressed to the Town Administrator’s Office at 508-358-7701.

Wayland Library Closed, effective immediately

The following was posted by the Town of Wayland, 3/15/2020 (1:45pm)

The Wayland Free Public Library is closed effective immediately. The decision to close is only one part of the broader public health attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Board of Library Trustees will work with Library and Town staff to determine what, if any services, may continue to be available, such as electronic and digital resources, ordering and picking up books.

We urge ALL residents to evaluate their own health and determine if they are feeling mildly ill with a head cold, headache, cough and/or experiencing any CDC identified symptoms of COVID-19. If you are feeling any symptoms, we advise you to contact the Wayland Health Department at the Coronavirus Hotline 508-358-6805 and your primary care physician for guidance.

As always, additional information can be found on the Town’s website at www.wayland.ma.us. General questions can be addressed to the Town Administrator’s Office at 508-358-7701.

All Library Programs Cancelled and Library Public Meeting Room Closed

In response to the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration and recommendation that non- essential gatherings be canceled, we have canceled all library programs and closed our public meeting room at least through March 31, 2020. For further information, please visit our website at waylandlibrary.org.

If you’re staying home, you can also use that website to get to our wide array of digital resources, including books, audio books, music, streaming movies and television, and digital access to newspapers and magazines. If you don’t have a library card, just follow the links under the Services menu and sign up for a digital card. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@waylandlibrary.org. The library is here for you. Thanks for helping to keep Wayland healthy.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 6, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk. Ever wonder if you or your family member should get tested for the BRCA genes?  This presentation will provide an overview of hereditary cancer risk, what genetic testing for cancer risk involves, and who should meet with a cancer genetic counselor.  Fatima Amir is a genetic counselor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 3D-Design Workshop: Rocket Ship. In this workshop, participants will design their own rocket ships using Blender, an advanced 3D-design software program.  Proficiency with mouse and keyboard is highly 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.  Registration required.  Thursday, March 19 at 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Organize Your Home and Feel Better. Professional organizer Cindi Jacobs can show you how organizing your home creates more peace of mind, reduces stress and promotes healthier living.  Learn why decluttering is important, and simple strategies to begin the process; how to identify common beliefs versus the reality as to why we save things; and the many benefits of being able to live with less stuff. Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Missing Sarah PryorOn a beautiful day in Wayland in October, 1985, Barbara and Andy Pryor’s nine-year-old daughter, Sarah, disappeared during a walk after school.  In Missing Sarah Pryor, Barbara tells how Sarah’s story finally ends as this little girl teaches us all about the horror and the beauty in life and offers a powerful legacy of love.  Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m.  This talk will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 12, 19 and 20 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, March 25, 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 18, 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, March 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Saturday Lego Time. Get together with your friends and build with legos at the library. Drop-in! For ages 4 and up. Saturdays, March 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little or no chess experience. Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee is the club leader. For children ages 7 and up. Thursday, March 12, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • STEAM Team: Forensics for Kids. Learn crime-solving techniques like fingerprinting, chromatography, and collecting clues. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, March 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Storybook Theatre. Children will listen to the story Mr. Gumpy’s Outing and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. Register online or with a librarian. For ages 5 and up.

FOR TEENS

  • TAB Meeting: Favorite Book Series. Teens! Come to our Teen Advisory Meeting to talk favorite book series. We’ll chat about your current reads, all-time favorites, and share some new series we think you’ll love. Snacks will be provided! Let us know if you need allergy safe options. For teens in grades 6-12. We will meet in the Teen Loft. Thursday, March 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Perler Beads. Come up to the Teen Loft to hang out and make perler bead crafts. You can bring your creations home when you are finished. Thursday, March 19, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturday, March 14 11:30-12:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Concert. Young musicians, ages 4 to 11, from Wayland School of Music will perform short group and solo pieces. Family Friendly. All ages welcome. Saturday, March 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, February 27, 2020

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Sunday Sips & Sounds: Celtic Fiddle and Cello. Enjoy a free concert and cup of coffee or tea in the library rotunda, once a month from January through May.  Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Boston-based Scottish fiddle and cello duo, will blend Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies. The Anderson siblings create a sound rooted in tradition and inspired by the contemporary. Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
  • Documentary: Left on Pearl. Left on Pearl examines a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women’s liberation movement: the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University building by hundreds of Boston-area women.  One of the few such actions by women for women, this action led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating women’s center in the U.S.  Executive Producer Susan Jacoby will take questions after the screening.  Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
  • 3D-Design Workshop: Rocket Ship. In this workshop, participants will design their own rocket ships using Blender, an advanced 3D-design software program.  Proficiency with mouse and keyboard is highly 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.  Registration required.  Thursday, March 19 from 4:30-6 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 12, 19 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack: Stories, Songs, and Sign. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages babies to 4 years. Thursday, March 5, 10:30-11:15 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, March 11 and 25, 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 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. Wednesday, March 18, 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, March 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Saturday Lego Time. Get together with your friends and build with legos at the library. Drop-in! For ages 4 and up. Saturdays, March 7 and 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Can You Catch a Leprechaun? Children will listen to an Irish folktale, build a leprechaun trap, and snack on Irish soda bread. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, March 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little or no chess experience. Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee is the club leader. For children ages 7 and up. Thursday, March 12, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • STEAM Team: Forensics for Kids. Learn crime-solving techniques like fingerprinting, chromatography, and collecting clues. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, March 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Winter Reading Challenge Prize Drawing. Teens who participated in the Teen Winter Reading Challenge are invited to the raffle drawing for our three prize packs! If you missed the challenge you are still welcome to join for the raffle drawing to support your friends. Snacks will be served! For teens in grades 6-12. We will meet in the Teen Loft. Wednesday, March 5, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • TAB Meeting: Favorite Book Series. Teens! Come to our Teen Advisory Meeting to talk favorite book series. We’ll chat about your current reads, all-time favorites, and share some new series we think you’ll love. Snacks will be provided! Let us know if you need allergy safe options. For teens in grades 6-12. We will meet in the Teen Loft. Thursday, March 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

Storytime at Russell’s Winter Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland Public Library and Goodnow Library for storytime at the Russell’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, located at 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to 5, with caregivers. Saturdays, February 29; March 7 & 14 11:30-12:00 p.m.