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News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 17, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Wayland and the Mass Central Railroad. In 1870 Wayland voted overwhelmingly to invest in the new Central Massachusetts Railway Company if the company would connect Wayland to Boston, as well as to points west.  Did the residents of 1870 make a good decision?  How would Wayland be different today if that vote had gone the other way?  When did service on this line end (not a simple question), and why?  Speaker Joel Angiolillo is a Weston resident.  Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 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.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • 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 23 and 30, June 20 and 27 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, May 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, May 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 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. Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 10, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Trivia Night.  We play four rounds of five questions each.  Categories vary and include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science, and everything in-between.  Watch our Facebook page for clues! Registration is required.  Sign up as a team of 2-6 people, or as an individual willing to be placed on a team.  Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Decoupage Tray Workshop. Using Mod Podge and choosing from a broad selection of special papers, including maps, musical scores, children’s books pages, etc., participants will create a decoupage tray.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own special papers, if they prefer.  Wooden trays will be provided.  Limited to 10 participants.  You can register online or by calling the library.  Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Dueling Dragons: The Struggle for Ireland 1849-1875. Marjorie Harshaw Robie’s unique perspective comes from family diaries she found after an epic search,and from other first-hand accounts from newspapers and personal letters of the time.  It includes the lives of three remarkable, interconnected men who struggled through much of the 19th century in a rapidly changing Ireland, and whose stories were told in their own hand or through the news of the day.  Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
  • 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!  Starts Monday, May 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday Stories. Join Miss Maureen for stories, songs, and a craft at this Saturday storytime. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, May 18, 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. Wednesday, May 22 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, May 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, May 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • What’s Our Story?: Planting Trees. Learn about two remarkable women with a passion for planting trees: Wangari Maathai and Kate Sessions.  After listening to picture book biographies about these two women, children will decorate flowerpots and plant their own pizza herb gardens.  For children in grades 1 through 3, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 3

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Shower for Shelters. The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is holding a “Shower for Shelters” through Monday, May 13. Families transitioning from a shelter appreciate your gift of new household items to help them establish their new homes. Unwrapped gifts (new items only, please) may be delivered to the Wayland Library. Particularly useful gifts include kitchen items, bathroom items, and bed linens.
  • Manage Your Stress with Acupuncture. Learn how acupuncture can help keep us healthy as a preventive measure, as well as help us regain our health when disease has just started. Understand how acupuncture can complement western medicine. Saharnaz Rezania, Chinese medicine practitioner, will discuss the root of over 90% of diseases from the Chinese medicine perspective and how to prevent them.  Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Trivia Night.  We play four rounds of five questions each. Categories vary and include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science, and everything in-between. Watch our Facebook page for clues! Registration is required. Sign up as a team of 2-6 people, or as an individual willing to be placed on a team. Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Decoupage Tray Workshop.  Using Mod Podge and choosing from a broad selection of special papers, including maps, musical scores, children’s books pages, etc., participants will create a decoupage tray. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own special papers, if they prefer. Wooden trays will be provided. Limited to 10 participants. You can register online or by calling the library. Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Dueling Dragons: The Struggle for Ireland 1849-1875 Marjorie Harshaw Robie’s unique perspective comes from family diaries she found after an epic search,and from other first-hand accounts from newspapers and personal letters of the time. It includes the lives of three remarkable, interconnected men who struggled through much of the 19th century in a rapidly changing Ireland, and whose stories were told in their own hand or through the news of the day. Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
  • 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! Starts Monday, May 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, May 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.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. Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. If your child has difficulty sitting through our storytimes, this program might be for you. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver. Monday, May 13, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays, May 15 and 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 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. Wednesday, May 22 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday Stories. Join Miss Maureen for stories, songs, and a craft at this Saturday storytime. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturday, May 18, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Lego Mystery Challenges. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is a mystery Lego challenge. Pick a card and build the challenge. Kids can build as many Lego challenges as they want. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, May 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Planting Trees Learn about two remarkable women with a passion for planting trees: Wangari Maathai and Kate Sessions. After listening to picture book biographies about these two women, children will decorate flowerpots and plant their own pizza herb gardens. For children in grades 1 through 3, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Family Game Day.  Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 26, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Spring Book and Bake Sale. You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday, May 3 is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library from 5-8 p.m.  The regular sale is May 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 5 from 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup, work during the sale, and especially baked goods donations.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • Shower for Shelters. The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is holding a “Shower for Shelters” through Monday, May 13.  Families transitioning from a shelter appreciate your gift of new household items to help them establish their new homes.  Unwrapped gifts (new items only, please) may be delivered to the Wayland Library.  Particularly useful gifts include kitchen items, bathroom items, and bed linens.
  • Manage Your Stress with Acupuncture. Learn how acupuncture can help keep us healthy as a preventive measure, as well as help us regain our health when disease has just started.  Understand how acupuncture can complement western medicine.  Saharnaz Rezania, Chinese medicine practitioner, will discuss the root of over 90% of diseases from the Chinese medicine perspective and how to prevent them. Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Trivia Night. We play four rounds of five questions each.  Categories vary and include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science, and everything in-between.  Watch our Facebook page for clues! Registration is required.  Sign up as a team of 2-6 people, or as an individual willing to be placed on a team.  Thursday, May 16, 7-9 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 7, 14 and 21 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, May 8 and 22 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Music & Movement. Miss Maureen will lead kids and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances, and stretches. For walkers to age 5. Thursday, May 2, 10:30-11:00 a.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. Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays, May 15 and 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Make a Gift for Mom. Drop in and make a gift and a card for mom. For children ages 4 and up. Wednesday, May 8, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Planting Trees. Learn about two remarkable women with a passion for planting trees: Wangari Maathai and Kate Sessions.  After listening to picture book biographies about these two women, children will decorate flowerpots and plant their own pizza herb gardens.  For children in grades 1 through 3, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Lego Mystery Challenges. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is a mystery Lego challenge. Pick a card and build the challenge.  Kids can build as many Lego challenges as they want. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, May 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.=

Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Literacy Fair: Featuring local preschools and musician Jeannie Mack  Join us for Wayland Public Library’s first ever literacy fair.  Children can challenge themselves with brain building activities created by teachers at local preschools; parents will have the opportunity to chat with the teachers. Musician Jeannie Mack will perform at 11 am. A children’s librarian will give a storytime at 12 noon.  There will be face painting, refreshments, and a special visit from Curious George!  For toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents. Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 19, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Spring Book and Bake Sale. You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  Friday, May 3 is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library from 5-8 p.m.  The regular sale is May 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 5 from 12-4 p.m.  We would love your help!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012 or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup, work during the sale, and especially baked goods donations.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.
  • Help Shape the Library’s Future. To qualify for essential funds from the state, we have to submit a Strategic Plan every five years.  An integral part of crafting that plan is learning what library patrons want from us as we make the most of our venerable space.  Please take just a few minutes to complete our online survey (accessible at waylandlibrary.org) or pick up a paper copy at the library before the end of the month.  Thanks!
  • Learn about Pollinators and Make a Mason Bee Hotel. Wayland resident Kaat Vander Straeten will teach us about pollination from the point of view of the insects, the flowers, the farmer, and the 100% of our population that gets to eat!  Then we’ll construct hotels for the solitary, but busy, mason bee, and learn about this fascinating species as we do.  Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • TED Walks! A Discussion and Walking Group. We’ll watch a 20-minute TED talk, discuss it for 20 minutes indoors, then—weather permitting–take a 30-minute walk to continue the discussion.  Come for any part of the program. This month: Why Humans Run the World with Yuval Noah Harari.  Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesday, April 23, May 7, 14 and 21 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, May 8 and 22 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. Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays, May 15 and 29 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: Star Wars!  For children ages 5 and up. Wednesday, May 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Make a Gift for Mom. Drop in and make a gift and a card for mom. Wednesday, May 8, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Planting Trees. Learn about two remarkable women with a passion for planting trees: Wangari Maathai and Kate Sessions.  After listening to picture book biographies about these two women, children will decorate flowerpots and plant their own pizza herb gardens.  Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

  • Teddy Bear Picnic. Join us for stories, snacks, and fun at a donation event and teddy bear storytime. This event is hosted by the Wayland Children and Parent Association and is being held in support of the nonprofit organization Project Smile. Children can bring a stuffed animal in excellent condition to donate to Project Smile. For the whole family. Storytime for babies to age 5. Saturday, April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Literacy Fair: Featuring local preschools and musician Jeannie Mack. Families with preschool age children are welcome to join us for Wayland Public Library’s first ever literacy fair.  Children can challenge themselves with brain building activities created by teachers at local preschools; parents will have the opportunity to chat with the teachers. Musician Jeannie Mack will perform at 11 am. A children’s librarian will give a storytime at 12 noon.  There will be face painting, refreshments, and a special visit from Curious George!  Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Come to the first TAB meeting in the new “in progress” teen space on the mezzanine. We need teen input on décor for the new space, future teen programming, and more. We will make crafts and enjoy refreshments. For teens. Thursday, April 25, 2:45-4:00 p.m.

 

Friends of the Wayland Library Spring Book and Bake Sale, May 4-5 (Friends Preview May 3)

Held in the Large Hearing Room, Town Building

  • Saturday, May 4, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 12-4pm
  • Members preview: Friday, May 3, 5-8pm

Memberships will be available for purchase at the sale starting Friday night at 4:30 p.m. Sale items include thousands of quality books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs and delicious baked goods.  All proceeds support Library programs and services.  

We would love your help at the sale!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012) or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup, work during the sale, or baked goods donations.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Help Shape the Library’s Future. To qualify for essential funds from the state, we have to submit a Strategic Plan every five years. An integral part of crafting that plan is learning what library patrons want from us as we make the most of our venerable space. Please take just a few minutes to complete our online survey (online here) or pick up a paper copy at the library before the end of the month. Thanks!
  • Introduction to Jewish Genealogy. Presenter Carol Clingan has traced her grandparents’ families back to the early 19th century in the former Soviet Union, and has done extensive research for other relatives and friends. She is the Research Projects Coordinator of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, and has been a member of the Board for 17 years. Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Ask the Ornithologist. Where’s the best place for birding in Wayland? What kinds of birds will I see? How can I attract birds to my yard? What seed should I put out? Ornithologist (and Wayland Conservation Commission Land Manager) Brian Harris will give a brief presentation on birding in Wayland, showcasing his photography. Then he’ll answer all those questions, and any others you might have. Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Craft a Pair of Earrings. Norma Radoff will help you design your own earrings using pearls, stones, glass beads and more! Space is limited and registration is required. Go to “Events” on our website or call the library to sign up. Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Massachusetts Leaders in the Suffrage Movement. Author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement, Barbara Berenson tells the story of the national suffrage movement, giving this state’s suffragists their due. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Learn about Pollinators and Make a Mason Bee Hotel. Wayland resident Kaat Vander Straeten will teach us about pollination from the point of view of the insects, the flowers, the farmer, and the 100% of our population that gets to eat! Then we’ll construct hotels for the solitary, but busy, mason bee, and learn about this fascinating species as we do. Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, April 11 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, April 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, April 17 at 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Sensory Storytime. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver. Saturday, April 20, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • 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. Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Let’s Build: Strongest Catapult. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s challenge is to build the strongest catapult. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, April 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. April’s book is The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

  • Teddy Bear Picnic. Join us for stories, snacks, and fun at a donation event and teddy bear storytime. This event is hosted by the Wayland Children and Parent Association and is being held in support of the nonprofit organization Project Smile. Children can bring a stuffed animal in excellent condition to donate to Project Smile. For the whole family. Storytime for babies to age 5. Saturday, April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Vacation Week Specials:

  • Creature Teachers: Nature in Your Backyard. Educator Richard Roth from Creature Teachers will teach children about the animals that live in New England. He will bring several live animals to his program, possibly including an opossum, a woodchuck, a porcupine, and a snapping turtle. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver. Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Crafts: Spring Fling. Children are invited to make colorful and creative spring crafts. Led by librarian Elise Katz. Wednesday, April 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals. Lindsay and her larger than life puppets will perform several short plays that will delight children and the young at heart. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Come to the first TAB meeting in the new “in progress” teen space on the mezzanine. We need teen input on décor for the new space, future teen programming, and more. We will make crafts and enjoy refreshments. For teens. Thursday, April 25, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer Opportunity. We are seeking teen volunteers for our first ever Literacy Fair on Saturday morning, May 4. Teens can earn up to 3 hours of community service helping with crafts, face painting,
    set up, clean up. If interested contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net