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

ADULT SERVICES

  • Reopening, Step 2: Bring ‘Em Back Alive. Starting July 6, you can rid yourself of those stacks of library materials that have been hanging around all spring.  Just put them in the black hamper next to the parking lot door (the book drops will remain sealed).  In addition, we’re expanding curbside pickup and phone reference to the entire day until 5:00.  We still can’t open to the public or take donations, but we will be able to get materials from other libraries.  The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step–or two.
  • What, to the Slave, is Your 4th of July? A Virtual Community Reading Event. Following the model of the Mass Humanities Program, we will take turns reading aloud—via Zoom–Frederick Douglass’ powerful 1852 speech to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society and share some time for optional discussion and reflection.  If you would like to be a reader, please contact Courtney Michael at cmichael@minlib.net.  To simply attend, register on our website under Events. You’ll receive the Zoom link via email on Thursday, July 2.  The reading begins that day at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Older Driver: Smart Features and Safety Strategies. Presented by Mark Schieldrop of AAA, this talk is for seniors and those who love them.  Mark will highlight new car features, designed for safety, ergonomics, and comfort, that can help you remain mobile and safe on the roads.  You will also learn safe driving strategies to compensate for the vision, cognitive, and physical changes that come with aging.  Contact cmichael@minlib.net for the Zoom link via email.  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Evening Book Group. This month, it’s reader’s choice.  Share what you’re reading, watching, and listening to, and would recommend to the group. Podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, and book suggestions are all welcome!  Contact btuttle@minlib.net for an emailed Zoom invitation.  Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Noon Book Group. The book for this month is Bloomland by John Englehardt, available on Hoopla.  Please join us.  Contact amoore@minlib.net for a Zoom invitation.  Friday, July 10.
  • Read Against Racism. In light of the protests following the death of George Floyd, the staff at the Wayland Free Public Library encourages those who want to learn more about the racial climate in the US and how we got here to explore the resources on our Read Against Racism page. You can find it through the Library Spotlight feature on our home page.  We will continue to add to and update these resources.  Please check back often.
  • Wowbrary for Browsing. One of the pleasures that library users are missing most acutely right now is that of wandering through the collection, panning for library gold.  Until we can offer that experience again, we have Wowbrary, a weekly email that lists all the hot new items that we’ve added to our collection.  It’s insider info that’ll let you get a top spot on the waiting list, with every entry linked to our catalog.  To sign up, just go to our home page and scroll down till you see the Wowbrary logo.  It’s easy, free, and almost like being back in the stacks.

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page or our youtube page on Fridays, July 12, 19, 26 and 31 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook!  Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 3 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
  • Pumpernickel Puppets performs Sir George and the Dragon. Register online to get the link to view the 45 minute show…which will be posted all day on Thursday, July 16. For ages 4 and up.
  • Animal Adventures on Zoom. Animal Adventures will introduce children to live animals over Zoom. Children will meet a black and white tegu, an alligator, a pale fox, an eagle owl, an armadillo, a bobcat, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions over zoom. Please register online to get the zoom invite. For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Watercolor Flowers. See how simple shapes with watercolor paints can turn into adorable flowers. You’ll only need watercolors, a brush, paper, and pen to create these fabulous florals. Will post on our FB page and on Youtube on Thursday, July 2 at 3 p.m. For ages 12 and up.
  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, July 8 at 4 p.m.
  • Teen Paper Rose. Learn how to create a rose out of a single sheet of paper. You will also need a gluestick and a pair of scissors. We’ll post the tutorial on our FB page and on our YouTube channel on Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. For ages 14 and up.
  • Comic Drawing workshop on Zoom. Comic Book artist Jonathan Todd will lead a workshop on creating a graphic novel page. He will start with the elements of a story, then coach participants on how to plan the panels, create the thumbnail sketches, and pencil in and ink the page. A packet of art supplies will be provided to all participants, and will be available for curbside pickup at the library prior to the event. Please register online. For ages 10 and up. Thursday, July 30, 3 to 5 p..m

SUMMER READING

  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story started on June 22. We are celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we are hosting virtual programs throughout the summer, including a live animal show through zoom, and a virtual puppet show performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also started on June 22. Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens, includes virtual crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.

Participate in live, virtual reading of Frederick Douglass’ address “What, to the Slave, is your Fourth of July?”

Greetings from the Library! Would you be interested in participating in a live, virtual reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous address, What, to the slave, is your Fourth of July?
 
In an effort to provide educational programming and virtual discussion spaces addressing Black Lives Matter and issues of systemic racism in America, the Wayland Library will be hosting this event on Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm. We are following the model program created by Mass Humanities and hosted on the Boston Common the last few years. 
 
The Library is looking for volunteers to read 2-3 paragraphs aloud, in a Zoom setting, and to possibly participate in a brief discussion/reflection exercise afterwards. The text is dense but powerful. The abridged version of the address is 30-35 minutes total and we anticipate 15-20 minutes for discussion. Please respond ASAP if you are interested (email Courtney Michael). Paragraphs will be distributed to readers on Sunday.
 
Thank you for your time, attention, and commitment to the community of Wayland.
 
Sincerely
Courtney Michael (Library) and Mary Antes (Board of Selectmen)

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 20, 2020

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? A Virtual Community Reading Event. Following the model of the Mass Humanities Program, we will take turns reading aloud Frederick Douglass’ powerful 1852 speech to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society and share some time for discussion and reflection. We will meet via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating as a reader, please contact Courtney Michael at cmichael@minlib.net. To attend this event, please register here or via the Events menu on our website.  Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT SERVICES

  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but we’re filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  Place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-1pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you to schedule a pickup time.  We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us.
  • Read Against Racism. In light of the protests following the death of George Floyd, the staff at the Wayland Free Public Library encourages those who want to learn more about the racial climate in the US and how we got here to explore the resources on our Read Against Racism page. You can find it through the Library Spotlight feature on our home page.  We will continue to add to and update these resources.  Please check back often.
  • Evening Book Group. This month, it’s reader’s choice.  Share what you’re reading, watching, and listening to, and would recommend to the group. Podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, and book suggestions are all welcome!  Contact btuttle@minlib.net for an emailed Zoom invitation.  Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Older Driver: Smart Features and Safety Strategies. Presented by Mark Schieldrop of AAA, this talk is for seniors and those who love them.  Mark will highlight new car features, designed for safety, ergonomics, and comfort, that can help you remain mobile and safe on the roads.  You will also learn safe driving strategies to compensate for the vision, cognitive, and physical changes that come with aging.  Contact cmichael@minlib.net for the Zoom link via email.  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, June 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page or our youtube page on Fridays, June 26 and July 12, 19 and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, June 25 and July 9, 16, 23 and 30  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook! Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, July 1, 8, and 15 at 3 p.m.
  • Magic Show on Zoom with Mike Bent. Join “Best of Boston” magician Mike Bent for a new online magic show and mini magic lesson. This laugh-filled, live experience features amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy and expert teaching of easy-to-learn magic tricks using common household objects. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to get on the Zoom invite list. Thursday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.
  • ScienceTellers Present Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress. Join us for a virtual showing of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and discover just how “cool” matter can be. The host will answer questions and teach a science experiment you can do at home. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to receive a Zoom invite. Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
  • Pumpernickel Puppets performs Sir George and the Dragon. Register online to get the link to view the 45 minute show…which will be posted all day on Thursday, July 16. For ages 4 and up.

FOR TEENS

  • Watercolor Flowers. See how simple shapes with watercolor paints cn turn into adorable flowers. You’ll only need watercolors, a brush, paper, and pen to create these fabulous florals. Will post on our FB page and on Youtube on Thursday, July 2 at 3 p.m. For ages 12 and up.
  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, July 8 at 4 p.m.
  • Teen Paper Rose. Learn how to create a rose out of a single sheet of paper. You will also need a gluestick and a pair of scissors. We’ll post the tutorial on our FB page and on our YouTube channel on Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. For ages 14 and up.

SUMMER READING

  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story started on June 22. We are celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we are hosting virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show. a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress,” a live animal show through zoom, and a virtual puppet show performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also started on June 22. Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens, includes virtual crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 12, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup

We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but we’re filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  You can place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-1pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves; there’s still no delivery between Minuteman libraries.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you with the choice of picking it up between 10-11, 11-12, or 12-1.  If you can’t pick it up that day, you’ll have another chance.  You can reserve a maximum of 10 items on your card per pickup.

You MUST have an appointment to get your items.  There will be no service at the door, no physical interaction with a librarian.  Of course, we know you’ll practice safe social distancing if you arrive at the same time as another patron.  Unfortunately, we still can’t accept returns, but we hope to do so later in the summer.

We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us, and it gladdens our hearts to be able to serve you again in person, even in this restricted fashion.  Under those masks, we’re smiling. 

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, June 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, June 19, and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom.  Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, June 25 and July 9, 16, 23 and 30  at 10:30 a.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, June 24 and July 1, 8, and 15 at 3 p.m.
  • Magic Show on Zoom with Mike Bent. Join “Best of Boston” magician Mike Bent for a new online magic show and mini magic lesson. This laugh-filled, live experience features amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy and expert teaching of easy-to-learn magic tricks using common household objects. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to get on the Zoom invite list. Thursday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.
  • ScienceTellers Present Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress. Join us for a virtual showing of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and discover just how “cool” matter can be. The host will answer questions and teach a science experiment you can do at home. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to receive a Zoom invite. Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m. 

FOR TEENS

  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing Dry by Neal Shusterman. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, June 17 at 4 p.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Glitch Art. Want to zhuzh up your next drawing? Grab some markers and pens and learn how to give your drawings a glitch effect. We’ll break it down step-by-step so that it’ll be a piece of cake. This Teen crafternoon will be posted on our blog, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 p.m.

SUMMER READING

  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story starts on June 22. We will be celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children will keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians will have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we are hosting virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show. a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress,” a live animal show through zoom, and a virtual puppet show performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also start on June 22. Teens will keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens, includes virtual crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 5, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but we’re filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  You can place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-1pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves; there’s still no delivery between Minuteman libraries.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you with the choice of picking it up between 10-11, 11-12, or 12-1.  If you can’t pick it up that day, you’ll have another chance.  You can reserve a maximum of 10 items on your card per pickup.

    You MUST have an appointment to get your items.  There will be no service at the door, no physical interaction with a librarian.  Of course, we know you’ll practice safe social distancing if you arrive at the same time as another patron.  Unfortunately, we still can’t accept returns, but we expect to do so later in the summer.

    We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us, and we look forward to finally being able to serve you again in person, even in this restricted fashion.

  • Picturing Political Power in the Suffrage Movement. Prof. Allison Lange of the Wentworth Institute of Technology shows how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations. Sign up to receive the Zoom info by clicking on Events on our website and scrolling down to the listing for this event.  Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

  • State of the Birds. Have you noticed changes your backyard birds? Some species are in trouble, others are thriving. This talk will focus on our local species, their current status, and the factors that are affecting population changes. Ornithologist Elissa Landre is the Director of Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Mass Audubon.  Sign up to receive the Zoom info by clicking on Events on our website and scrolling down to the listing for this event.  Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Delivery for the Homebound Resumes. If you’ve been part of our homebound delivery service in the past, or are now restricted to your home by more than the threat of COVID-19, our stalwart volunteer is ready to get back on the road for us, starting June 1.  Call us at (508) 358-2311 between 9 and noon with your requests (limited to what’s currently on our shelves) and be sure to specify that you need this service.  You’ll have your hold within a few days.

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, June 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, June 12, 19, and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs.  Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, June 11 and 25  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook! Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, June 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Magic Show on Zoom with Mike Bent.  Join “Best of Boston” magician Mike Bent for a new online magic show and mini magic lesson. This laugh-filled, live experience features amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy and expert teaching of easy-to-learn magic tricks using common household objects. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to get on the Zoom invite list. Thursday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.
  • ScienceTellers Present Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress. Join us for a virtual showing of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and discover just how “cool” matter can be. The host will answer questions and teach a science experiment you can do at home. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to receive a Zoom invite. Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Virtual Escape Room for Tweens. Can’t get enough of Animal Crossing? Go on an island adventure with our virtual escape room! Solve puzzles all around the island to recover your stolen Bells and pay back your home loan. Don’t have a Switch? No worries! All you need is a web connection to participate. The virtual escape room will go live on our blog and on our Facebook page on Thursday, June 11 at 3 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. Will be discussing Dry by Neal Shusterman. Please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, July 17 at 4 p.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Glitch Art. Want to zhuzh up your next drawing? Grab some markers and pens and learn how to give your drawings a glitch effect. We’ll break it down step-by-step so that it’ll be a piece of cake. This Teen crafternoon will be posted on our blog, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 p.m.

SUMMER READING

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Imagine Your Story starts on June 22. We will be celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children will keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians will have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we will have several virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show and a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress”.

Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also start on June 22. Teens can keep track of their reading online, write reviews to win prizes, and enter a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. There will also be virtual programs for teens, including crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.

News, Events and Information from the Wayland Library

ADULT SERVICES

  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but starting June 1, we’ll be filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  You can place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-12pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves; there’s still no delivery between Minuteman libraries.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you with the choice of picking it up between 10-11 or 11-12.  If you can’t pick it up that day, you’ll have the chance to pick it up the next, then the hold will be canceled.  You can reserve a maximum of 10 items on your card per pickup.  You MUST have an appointment to get your items.  There will be no service at the door, no physical interaction with a librarian.  Of course, we know you’ll practice safe social distancing if you arrive at the same time as another patron.  Unfortunately, we still can’t accept returns, but we expect to do so later in the summer. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us, and we look forward to finally being able to serve you again in person, even in this restricted fashion.
  • Want to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?   Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Do you wake up and can’t get to sleep again?  Join this conversation with health coach and yoga instructor Nancy Wind and gain some tips from Ayurveda wisdom to help you rest deeply through the night. Sign up here to receive the Zoom info and to submit any questions in advance.  Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Online Concert: Julian Loida, Vibraphone. Julian Loida is a Boston-based percussionist, composer, and producer.  He has performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.  See this concert live on our Facebook page on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
  • Organize Your Home & Feel Better. Learn why de-cluttering is important, simple strategies to begin the process, and how to identify common beliefs about why we save things.  Wayland resident Cindi Jacobs transforms homes and gardens through her business, Simply Done.  Sign up through the Events link on our website to receive the Zoom info.  Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Noon Book Group. The group will convene via Zoom on Friday, June 12 to discuss Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, the first novel originally written in Arabic to win the Man Booker International Prize.  Available on Hoopla as both ebook and audiobook.  Contact amoore@minlib.net if you would like to take part.
  • Delivery for the Homebound Resumes. If you’ve been part of our homebound delivery service in the past, or are now restricted to your home by more than the threat of COVID-19, our stalwart volunteer is ready to get back on the road for us, starting June 1.  Call us at (508) 358-2311 between 9 and noon with your requests (limited to what’s currently on our shelves) and be sure to specify that you need this service.  You’ll have your hold within a few days.

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, June 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, June 11 and 25  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook! Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, June 10, 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Parent/Child 4th/5th  Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is available on Libby and on Hoopla. If you would like to join our online meeting, contact Pam in advance at pmccuen@minlib.net to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 4th/5th graders with a parent. Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Magic Show on Zoom with Mike Bent. Join “Best of Boston” magician Mike Bent for a new online magic show and mini magic lesson. This laugh-filled, live experience features amazing magic tricks, hilarious comedy and expert teaching of easy-to-learn magic tricks using common household objects. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to get on the Zoom invite list. Thursday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.
  • ScienceTellers Present Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress Join us for a virtual showing of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and discover just how “cool” matter can be. The host will answer questions and teach a science experiment you can do at home. Please register on our eventkeeper calendar to receive a Zoom invite. Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS 

  • Virtual Escape Room for Tweens. Can’t get enough of Animal Crossing? Go on an island adventure with our virtual escape room! Solve puzzles all around the island to recover your stolen Bells and pay back your home loan. Don’t have a Switch? No worries! All you need is a web connection to participate. The virtual escape room will go live on our blog and on our Facebook page on Thursday, June 11 at 3 p.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Glitch Art. Want to zhuzh up your next drawing? Grab some markers and pens and learn how to give your drawings a glitch effect. We’ll break it down step-by-step so that it’ll be a piece of cake. This Teen crafternoon will be posted on our blog, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 p.m.

SUMMER READING: 

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Imagine Your Story. We will be celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children will keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians will have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we will have several virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show and a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress”. More info about this program, as well as our Summer Reading program for teens, coming soon!

Newsletter from the Wayland Library, May 22, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but starting June 1, we’ll be filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  You can place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-12pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves; there’s still no delivery between Minuteman libraries.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you with the choice of picking it up between 10-11 or 11-12.  If you can’t pick it up that day, you’ll have the chance to pick it up the next, then the hold will be canceled.  You can reserve a maximum of 10 items on your card per pickup. You MUST have an appointment to get your items.  There will be no service at the door, no physical interaction with a librarian.  Of course, we know you’ll practice safe social distancing if you arrive at the same time as another patron.  Unfortunately, we still can’t accept returns, but we expect to do so later in the summer. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us, and we look forward to finally being able to serve you again in person, even in this restricted fashion.
  • Free Wi-Fi in Our Parking Lot. If you don’t have it at home, or yours is down, just pull into our lower lot.  Look for a network called “wayland_hotspot_8,” then enter the password “wyl_hotspot#8.”  Please practice safe, six-foot distancing and use the Library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner.   We’re here for you even when you can’t be here.
  • Learn a Language With Mango. You’ve been saying for years that you wanted to learn a language.  Well, now’s the time to carpe the diem!  Mango offers thoughtfully structured courses that allow you to learn at your own pace in more than 70 languages, including (besides the usual suspects) Igbo, Kazakh, Tamil, and Cherokee.  Mango also offers ESOL instruction geared to native speakers of 21 languages.  Go to Online Services on our home page, then Language to set up your free account.  Bonne chance!

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES , TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • 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, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, May 29;  June 5, 12, 19, and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, May 28: June 4, 11, 18 and 25  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook!  Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 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, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Parent/Child 4th/5th  Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is available on Libby and on Hoopla. If you would like to join our online meeting, contact Pam in advance at pmccuen@minlib.net to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 4th/5th graders with a parent. Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Crafternoon: DIY Mini Notebook. Looking to make your notes more fun? Make a mini notebook, where you can jot down anything that’s on your mind or doodle away to your heart’s content. Just grab a piece of paper and some pens! A short video will be posted on Wayland Library’s FB page and on our Youtube page on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. (Tune in at 3 pm. or watch later.)
  • 6th Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. Touching Spirit Bear is available on Libby and Hoopla. If you would like to join the discussion, please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 6th graders. Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.

SUMMER READING: The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Imagine Your Story. We will be celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children will keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians will have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we will have several virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show and a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” More info about this program, as well as our Summer Reading program for teens, coming soon!