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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

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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Wayland Buzz: Spotlight on New State Senator Becca Rausch

Last November, political newcomer Becca Rausch, a Democrat, won an upset victory over Republican Richard Ross to become Massachusetts State Senator for Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex counties. She ran on an ambitious platform that touched on health care, education, the opioid crisis, and the Commonwealth’s growing elder population. We’re honored to have her on this week’s program, which will include these and other topics.

Please join us starting Sunday, Feb. 17 th .The Buzz airs on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 10 am and 6 pm on your public cable channel (Comcast Ch. 8, Verizon Ch. 37) and online on demand any time at WayCAM.tv/buzz

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

Wayland Reads: Live From Cairo. Every other year, Wayland Reads offers one book for the whole town to read to foster community through literature.  This time, we’re exploring immigration and the plight of refugees through Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a group of Western relief workers and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.

Here are just some of the events we’ve planned as part of the program:

  • Sunday, February 17 at 2:15 p.m.  Screening: The Square  This searing documentary follows a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
  • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Screening: Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.   Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
  • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees: The Legal Challenges Attorneys Susan Cohen and Irene Freidel speak on the challenges and realities facing immigrants in Massachusetts, including how the ICE detention system and the pathways into and out of immigration custody affect our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Look for the Helpers: Services for Refugees in the Boston Area Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from CairoWe’ll also have kids’ programs and book discussion groups—check our website for details.  Stop by the library for a copy of this terrific book!

 

New!  Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy.  Just click on the Kanopy logo at our website, or go to waylandlibrary.kanopy.com to set up an account.  Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including documentaries, rare titles, film fest favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 14 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, Feb. 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at 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. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:15a.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, February 26 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, February 28 at10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two scientists and one explorer with special connections to animals: Alan Rabinowitz, Jane Goodall, and Ruth Harkness. Children will learn about these remarkable people and make a snow globe with their favorite animal. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For grades 1-3 with caregiver. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. For ages 4 and  up, with caregiver. Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • 3D Printing Workshops. Come learn how to design your own 3D-printed sliding box with Tinkercad on Thursday, Feb. 21 or a 3D-printed snowman with Sculptris on Thursday, Feb. 28. For ages 7 and up, with caregiver.  Both workshops run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.
  • 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.  Friday, February 22, 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Let’s Build: Fastest Marble Run. 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 fastest marble run. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. February’s book is Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke. We will also choose the book for next month. For 4th and 5th graders with a parent. Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Protecting Our Immigrant Neighbors – A Conversation with Legislators

On February 26 at 7 p.m., First Parish in Wayland (225 Boston Post Rd.) will host a discussion on immigration with four local legislators: Sen. Jamie Eldridge (who represents Sudbury, Acton, and other neighboring towns), and Wayland’s three legislative representatives: State Sen. Becca Rausch and State Reps. Carmine Gentile and Alice Peisch. Executive Director of U.U. Mass Action Laura Wagner, an experienced immigration activist, will moderate.

As Wayland residents prepare to consider an immigration-related article during the April 29 Town Meeting, this event will focus on a statewide initiative called the Safe Communities Act now before the Massachusetts legislature. The panel will explain and discuss the Act and take questions.

The Safe Communities Act was introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in 2017 by Sen. Eldridge and co-sponsors to protect the civil rights of all state residents, particularly immigrants. In 2018 the State Senate passed four key provisions of the Act, but House leadership decided not to bring it to the floor for a vote. Sen. Eldridge and co-sponsors have filed the Act again in 2019, with some minor changes.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from four local legislators about immigration issues, the Safe Communities Act, and how you can support humane immigration policies. For more information on the Town Meeting article, visit the Facebook page, “Wayland Welcomes.”

Since 2006 U.U. Mass Action has been organizing and mobilizing the 20,000 Unitarian Universalists and 142 congregations in Massachusetts to confront oppression. The organization envisions a world where all people are honored and valued. To that end, it provides pathways towards justice and identifies opportunities in which Unitarian Universalists can live their values.

For more information, contact Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideperson@yahoo.com or Ann Gordon at annbgordon@comcast.net.

Student Corps Volunteering

Wayland High School Student Corps is an organization that looks to engage students in various community service events and activities. We work towards aiding the community in any way we can and promoting a spirit of teamwork, growth, and kindness. We’ve previously organized food drives, town clean ups, and music concerts for the seniors at Traditions of Wayland, so if anyone is looking for volunteers, please feel free to contact Amelia_Ao@student.wayland.k12.ma.us. Any student at Wayland High School is welcome to join!!!

Wayland Buzz talks with The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Starting February 3 on the Wayland Buzz: The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable. The Buzz’s guests are Ruth Backman, retired Wayland Police Detective and past president of the Roundtable; Allison Koury, current president of the Roundtable; and Bob Mainer, past president and longtime member of the Roundtable. They will discuss the history and goals of the group; why they joined; the progress made through their 20-year history in preventing domestic violence; the warning signs of domestic violence; and the recent focus on so-called “toxic masculinity.”

Upcoming:

Feb. 10: Public Works: On theAnatomy of a Snowstorm
Feb. 17: Interview with Becca Rausch. New MA State Senator
Feb. 24: TBA
Feb. 31: Outlook for Wayland Real Estate

In March: The state of the Schools and state of the Town
In April: Analysis of Key Annual Town Meeting Articles

A complete archive of previous topics is available at www.waycam.tv/buzz

Wayland Buzz broadcasts on Sunday & Tuesdays at 10am & 6pm – Comcast ch.8; Verizon ch 37. It’s also online, on-demand anytime at www.waycam.tv/buzz

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

    • Wayland Reads Begins!  As we explore themes of immigration and the plight of refugees, Live from Cairo is the selection for this edition of WaylandReads.  A Pen/Hemingway Award finalist and a Kirkus Book of the Year, this brilliant, fast-paced novel follows a burnt-out NGO lawyer, a newbie relief worker at a UN resettlement agency, and an Iranian woman desperate to be reunited with her husband in Massachusetts during the tumult of the Arab Spring.  Exciting, incisive, clear-eyed but compassionate, it’s a compelling tale for our times.  Pick up a copy at the library. Here are just some of the events we have planned:
      • Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  Frontline: Egypt in Crisisa DVD viewing and Q & A with journalist Charles M. Sennott.
      • Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  Wayland residents tell their personal stories of immigration.
      • Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Issues Facing Detained Asylum-Seekers–A panel discussion with attornies Susan Cohen of Mintz, Levin and Irene Freidel of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. 
      • Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.   Caring Communities: Helping Refugees and Torture Survivors in Greater Boston—with Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights.
      • Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.   Author Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from Live from Cairo.

        All events will be at the library.  We’ll also be scheduling some book discussion groups, some at the library, some at other venues.  Watch this space for further details!

  • TED Walks! A Discussion and Walking Group. One Friday a month, 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. If you want to just walk, please contact Courtney at the library and then join us about 10:40.  This month: Dr. Steven Pinker’s 2018 talk Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers.  Friday, February 8 from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Best iPhone Apps for Seniors. There are so many available apps, but which ones are really useful? Learn about using your iPhone to do mobile banking, make recordings for your grandchildren, track flights, and so much more.  Join MJ on Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Photographer Bob Michelson: Coyote Continent. Coyotes are the new top predator in the Northeast.  They were unknown east of the Mississippi River until after 1900.  As they migrated north and east up into Canada, they interbred with wolves to the extent that the coyotes we see in our backyards more closely resemble large German Shepherds.  Learn about their eastward expansion and hybridization on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

BOOK GROUPS

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 14 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, Feb. 13 and 27 at 11:15-12:00p.m.
  • Storytime at the Farmer’s Market. Join librarians from Wayland and Sudbury for storytime at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s  Market. Storytimes will be held on the second floor of Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road. For ages babies to age 5, with caregiver. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at 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. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-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, February 7, at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Outer Space. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, February 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • What’s Our Story?: Animal Connections. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two scientists and one explorer with special connections to animals: Alan Rabinowitz, Jane Goodall, and Ruth Harkness. Children will learn about these remarkable people and make a snow globe with their favorite animal. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For grades 1-3 with caregiver. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. For ages 4 and  up, with caregiver. Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY VACATION SPECIALS:

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Children are invited to show off their building skills with our Lego Challenges. There will be prizes! For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, February 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Origami. Children are invited to make winter-themed origami, including 3-D snowflakes and other winter creations. For ages 7 and up.  Limited to ten children. Please register in advance. Wednesday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets. Mr. Vinny will delight children with his interactive shadow puppet performance of The Twelve Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple and other silly tales. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

 

Wayland Recreation Summer Camps & Spring Programs – registration starts February 12

Registration for all Wayland Recreation summer camps starts on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30pm. With camps available for kids ages 3.5 through 8th grade (and CIT programs for 9th & 10th graders), we’ve got something for everyone. We’re also hiring for summer camp and beach positions too. Details can be found by visiting www.waylandrec.com.