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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 Resident Journeys to Lebanon for Save the Children

Wayland Patch 8/5/19: Wayland Resident and Member of Save the Children’s Boston Leadership Council Journeys to Lebanon. Recently, Save the Children’s Boston Leadership Council member Sejal Srinivasan of Wayland travelled to Lebanon along with Joe Ramrath, Paige Hornor, Mahsa Khanbabai and Zoher Ghogawala to witness first-hand the challenges faced by Syrian refugees. The mission of the group was to witness the situation in Lebanon and learn about the help provided by Save the Children in the field.

 

New and Events from the Wayland Library, August 2, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series. The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.
  • Cookbook Club: Cancelled. What would have been this month’s selection–How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman—will be on the menu later this year.
  • One-On-One Genealogy Help.Just getting started and don’t know where to begin?  Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?  Out on a limb on your family tree?  Get personal help from experienced genealogists.  Sign up by Sunday for a 15-minute session the following Thursday, then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk. Every Thursday through August, 1-2 p.m. by appointment.
  • Database of the Month: NoveList Plus. Covering well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, NoveList Plus is a complete reader’s resource.  Use it to find new reads based on books you’ve liked; series books listed in order; and books based on plot or character.  It also has lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, BookTalks, and more.  For younger readers, there’s NoveList Plus K-8, a wealth of information about their favorites.
  • Pardon Our Plywood. Our beautiful big rotunda windows will be under repair this month, the panes removed and the frames refurbished.  The work might well affect parking, and will probably take until after Labor Day to be finished.  Please bear with us until then.  Thank you.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 8, and 15 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, August 14 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, August 27, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Going into Kindergarten StoryWalk. Children going into K and their grownups are invited to this StoryWalk led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. For Kindergarteners and their parents/caregivers. Tuesday, August 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Star Wars Day. Calling all Jedi! Drop in for Star Wars inspired crafts, snacks, and activities. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Jump Through the Solar System. Take the Solar System Challenge! Children are invited to jump from planet to planet in our Solar System! A jumping course will be set up along the rail trail behind the library. There will also be a Solar System scavenger hunt inside the library, and prizes! For ages 4 and up. Thursday, August 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday, July 30)
  • Solar Prints. Children will learn about the botanist and photographer Anna Atkins and will make their own solar prints. For ages 8 and up. Led by librarian Elise Katz. Wednesday, August 14, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Social. All participants in our Summer Reading Program  A Universe of Stories are invited to an Ice Cream Party to celebrate their reading. Children will make their own sundaes. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Thursday, August 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Legos. Build some lego creations and catch up with friends before school starts! For ages 5 and up.Wednesday, August 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Pizza Party and Raffle Drawing. All participants in our Teen Summer Reading Program are invited to a pizza party. We will also draw the raffle for a free Kindle Fire. Tuesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00p.m.
  • Teen Movie Night: Into the Spider-VerseTeens! Meet up with your friends before school starts and watch Into the Spider-Verse. Snacks will be served. Running time 117 minutes. Rated PG. Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL! This year, a certain number of seats on Bus 3 will be allocated each day for middle and high school students who’d like to stop at the library after school.  This option is for students who are registered to ride the bus and have purchased a bus pass.

Alternative Jewish Education Program Summer Open House

Looking for an alternative Jewish learning program for your child(ren)? Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope is holding a summer Open House for Y’ladim BaTeva, on August 28th at 6:30pm. All are welcome to learn more about this outdoor, alternative Jewish learning, and bar/bat mitzvah educational program, as Rabbi Katy Allen leads a sample walk through the Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area (107 Concord Road, Wayland, MA). Afterward, there will be light refreshments, as she shares more about the school and answers questions.

This is a great opportunity to simply attend and learn more about this innovative program, especially if your child learns best in non-traditional, educational setting. Classes start in September and there will be an opportunity to register your child(ren) that evening you feel ready to do so.

Interfaith families are warmly welcome.

Please RSVP for the Open House at: Rabbi@mayantikvah.org or by calling 508-358-5996.   More information online here.

Seeking Seniors to Share Life Lessons

The non-profit organization Sages & Seekers is recruiting older adults (62 and over) to participate in an eight-week intergenerational program with students at Wayland High School beginning October 1.

Sages & Seekers, a nationally acclaimed program, pairs older adults (Sages) with high school students (Seekers) for a series of guided conversations. Over the course of eight weekly meetings lasting 90 minutes each, Sages share their life experiences while Seekers develop interviewing, listening, writing and public speaking skills. Enriching relationships often develop along with these new skills.

During the 2018-19 school year, 25 pairs met at Wayland High School and completed the program together. Wayland resident Tonya Largy says it was a wonderful experience. “I really enjoyed it,” she says. “I was paired with a young man who lives near me. We learned a lot about each other’s lives.”

Largy says she enjoyed more than just the one-on-one interactions. “I loved being with all the young people,” she says. “I don’t get to be around that many young people. One of the students from the program works at Stop & Shop, and I see him there now, and we always say hello. ”

Learn more about Sages & Seekers during a presentation at the Wayland Council on Aging on September 4, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. The Council on Aging is located in the Wayland Town Building. You can also visit the Sages & Seekers website and watch a short video about the program.

The Sages & Seekers program at Wayland High School will run from October 1 through November 19, 2019. For more information, contact Wayland High School’s Sages & Seeker coordinator Janet Carmichael by email or phone at 508-397-3446.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 27, 2019

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Whistleblower Wednesdays: A Film Series. The drama, the subterfuge, the moral dilemma….This summer, enjoy classic and modern movies about whistleblowers, showing on select Wednesdays at the library.  Movies start at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.
    • August 7: The Informant (2009)
    • August 28: The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Minuteman Library Crawl. Spend the day visiting Minuteman Libraries!  Go to as many as you can, find specific items in each library, take pictures with them, and win prizes.  It’s a 21st-century scavenger hunt!  Post your pics and tag the libraries with #mlncrawl2019.  Grab a flyer with details at the Library or any participating Minuteman Library.  Thursday, August 1, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge–Win Prizes!
    • Who: Any adult with a library card.
    • What: Earn raffle tickets for reading and for library-related activities.  Log your progress online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk to report your activities.
    • When: Tickets can be earned June 12th through August 29th.
    • Where: The Wayland Library and wherever you read.
    • Why: Dude–prizes!  Oh, and, of course, reading is good.  And so is supporting the Library.
  • Cookbook Club. This month’s selection is How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.  Copies are available at the library. Choose a recipe and bring it to share!  Thursday, August 8 at 6 p.m.
  • One-On-One Genealogy Help. Just getting started and don’t know where to begin?  Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?  Out on a limb on your family tree?  Get personal help from experienced genealogists.  Sign up by Sunday for a 15-minute session the following Thursday, then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk. Every Thursday through August, 1-2 p.m. by appointment.
  • Pardon Our Plywood. Our beautiful big rotunda windows will be under repair this month, the panes removed and the frames refurbished.  The work might well affect parking, and will probably take until after Labor Day to be finished.  Please bear with us until then.  Thank you.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 30; August 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 25; August 1, 8, and 15 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storytime at the Town Beach. Join one of our children’s librarians for a storytime at the Town Beach. For ages 2 and up, with caregiver. Wednesday, August 7 at 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, August 14 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinksy of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. Tuesday, August 27, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Going into Kindergarten StoryWalk. Children going into K and their grownups are invited to this StoryWalk led by Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. For Kindergarteners and their parents/caregivers. Tuesday, August 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Star Wars Day. Calling all Jedi! Drop in for Star Wars inspired crafts, snacks, and activities. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Solar Prints. Children will learn about the botanist and photographer Anna Atkins and will make their own solar prints. For ages 8 and up. Led by librarian Elise Katz. Wednesday, August 14, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Social. All participants in our Summer Reading Program  A Universe of Stories are invited to an Ice Cream Party to celebrate their reading. Children will make their own sundaes. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn behind the library. Thursday, August 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Legos. Build some lego creations and catch up with friends before school starts! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire. Teens! Comic Book Artist Rachel Maguire will teach you how to draw your own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is required either on the library’s online event calendar or by calling the library. Monday, August 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Teen Pizza Party and Raffle Drawing. All participants in our Teen Summer Reading Program are invited to a pizza party. We will also draw the raffle for a free Kindle Fire. Tuesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00p.m.
  • Teen Movie Night: Into the Spider-Verse. Teens! Meet up with your friends before school starts and watch Into the Spider-Verse. Snacks will be served. Running time 117 minutes. Rated PG. Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

WAYLAND SCHOOL BUS WILL HAVE A STOP AT THE LIBRARY THIS FALL! The Wayland Public Library will be on the school bus route for the Wayland Middle School and the Wayland High School buses. Students can ride on the school bus to the library as long as their parents have purchased a school bus pass.

 

Wayland Community Pool Party, July 27

WCP Pool Party, Saturday, July 27, 3-5pm. Members: Free, Non-Members $10 per person.

Swimming, games, snacks, and fun!

Interested in Serving on a Town Board or Committee?

Town of Wayland
Board/Committee Appointments
Status as of July 22, 2019

The following positions remain open. Volunteers interested in serving, please send your
information to the Board of Selectmen c/o Teri Hegarty at thegarty@wayland.ma.us

Primary Appointing Authority: Board of Selectmen (all terms ending on June 30, 2022 except as noted)

  • Audit Committee (two positions, one term ending June 30, 2020)
  • Cable AdvisoryCommittee (term ending open)
  • Conservation Commission (2 positions) (candidates were interviewed on July 15 and other candidates will be interviewing on July 29)
  • Dog Control Appeals Board
  • Economic Development Committee (2 positions) (candidates interviewing on July 29)
  • Finance Committee
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Permanent Municipal Building Committee (candidate interviewing on July 29)
  • Wastewater Management District Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (3 positions) (candidates were interviewed on July 15 an other candidates will be interviewing on August 12)

Primary Appointing Authority: as noted (all terms ending on June 30, 2022, except as noted)

  • Audit Committee
    • by Finance Committee (term ending June 30, 2020)
    • by School Committee
  • Community Preservation Committee
    • by Historical Commission
    • by Planning Board
  • Municipal Affordable Housing Trust
    • by Housing Authority (term ending June 30, 2020)
    • by Planning Board (term ending June 30, 2021)
  • Senior Tax Relief Committee
    • by Finance Committee
  • Wayland Housing Partnership
    • by Planning Board