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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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News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 19, 2018


  • Carl Hobert: How Rwanda Saved My Life. Wayland resident Hobert had been working for years to help the government of Rwanda with education reform and youth-focused conflict resolution.  Then, in March 2018, he was rescued from near-death in a Kigali hospital.  His is a story of medical collaboration, empathy, and miracles, told truly from the heart.  He is the author of Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet.  Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cooking with Chocolate, Sweet and Savory. Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! Join chef Liz Barbour and learn about the different types of chocolate, how to select a chocolate based on its fat and sugar content, and how to use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert.  Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes, and samples.  Registration is required.  Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Tech Help by Appointment. Did you get a new digital gizmo over the holidays and don’t know how to use it?  Do you have one already that you still can’t quite figure out?  Call or drop in to schedule a one-on-one Help session with a member of our crack reference staff.  We’ll do our best to get you up and running. 508-358-2311.
  • Art Reception Snow Date. If the library has closed on January 20 because of weather, the artist’s reception scheduled for that day will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30-7:30.



  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Jan. 24, 31, 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, Jan. 23, 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, January 26, Feb. 2, 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. Wednesdays, January 30, and Feb. 20 at 11:15a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, January 29, at 10:30 a.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, January 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Let’s Build: Strongest Paper Bridge. 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 a paper bridge that can hold the most coins. For kids in grades 3-5. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, January 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5. The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5. This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades. The club will meet every Monday, January 28 through April 8, (except for school holidays) and will be facilitated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. The library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class. Girls who were in the fall session are welcome to register for the Winter/Spring club and new girls are welcome to join. Please register here or from the library’s online calendar. The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in technology fields. Questions? Email Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at

FOR TEENS: Late Night Pizza Study Nights for Teens During Exam Week. January 22, 23, and 24. Wayland High School Students!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.  Snacks will be served throughout the evening. The library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.


2019 Wayland World’s Fair, Saturday, January 26 at Loker School

Saturday, January 26, 1-3pm. Come experience cultures from six different continents. Sample tasty food, take part in family-friendly activities, and learn about a variety of cultures that make up our community while building community!
All tickets available at the door; Proceeds benefit Wayland PTO
$8/person or $20/family
Contact with questions or to inquire about need-based reduced ticket prices.

Rep. Carmine Gentile to Hold District Office Hours

State Representative Carmine L. Gentile (D-Sudbury) will hold office hours at the following times on Friday, January 11th, 2019:

9:00am – 10:00am,  Saxonville Mills Cafe & Roastery, 2 Central St, Framingham
10:30am – 11:30am, Wayland Town Building, Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 41 Cochituate Rd, Wayland

Residents of the 13th Middlesex District (Sudbury; Wayland: Precincts 1, 2, 3; Marlborough: Ward 1, Ward 2: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 1; Framingham: Precinct 3) are encouraged to meet with Rep. Gentile or a member of his staff at their convenience during the designated time on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.

In addition, Rep. Gentile will hold office hours at the following locations on Friday, February 15th, 2019:

9:00am – 10:00am, Sudbury Senior Center, Main Lobby, 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury
10:30am – 11:30am, Marlborough Senior Center, Main Lobby, 40 New Street, Marlborough

Any constituent who wishes to speak to Rep. Gentile or a member of his staff but is unable to attend the office hours may make an appointment for a more convenient time by calling 617-722-2810 or emailing

Christmas Tree Pickup by Class of 2020

Hello Wayland Families!

Tired of dragging your Christmas tree to the transfer station? The WHS Junior Class would like to help you out! As has been done for many years, we will come to your home, pick up your Christmas tree, and bring it to the transfer station at the Wayland Town Dump on the morning of Saturday, January 12th. The service costs $20 for non-senior citizens and $10 for senior citizens.

If you are interested in signing up and helping out our junior class, please fill out the attached google form:

The proceeds will directly help subsidize the costs for junior events, such as Prom. Payment is accepted either cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Wayland High School Class of 2020. Please attach the payment to either the tree or to the front door. If you have any questions, please email us at After you fill out this form, you will receive a confirmation email within a few days. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email Lee Krasnoo (Junior class advisor) at (

Coffee and Open House at the Wayland Depot, December 13

Please join us for coffee and open house
The Wayland Depot
Thursday, Dec 13th 9-11am
Hosted by Beth Barovick, Linda Hanifin, Lynne Stotz, Sherilyn Burne

Avoid the hassles of last minute mall shopping!  Bring a friend and check out the Depot’s unique
assortment for everyone on your list: handmade holiday cards, balsam pillows, ornaments, elegant pottery, and local maple syrup and honey, creatIve wooden boxes, desk accessories, salad servers, handmade baskets, and bird houses, a variety of warm mittens, hats and scarves, jewelry, handbags. For the young ones: bibs, hats, sweaters and booties.
Plus, a selectIon of Wayland Booster items.

Proceeds benefit Wayland Charities

Wayland-Weston Thanksgiving Day Game rescheduled to Wednesday evening

Because of the extreme cold expected for Thanksgiving morning, the Wayland-Weston football game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 21 at 6pm. Wayland is hosting this year’s game at Wayland High School.

Support Project Pajama, November 21-December 12

“The children were nestled, all snug in their beds…”

Are you looking for a great way to get your kids involved in giving back this holiday season?

Please consider supporting two Wayland moms in providing pajamas for underserved children in Lowell, MA.

4th Annual Project Pajama

Kim Bruno and Giselle Shardlow founded Project Pajama after Kim learned that a high school classmate of hers, who is now a teacher in Lowell, needed help collecting pajamas for her students. Their aim is to provide 300 pairs of children’s pajamas to families in need. They hope to provide warmth and comfort to ensure a better night&#s sleep that will lead to a more healthy and productive life.
How to Help Kim and Giselle are collecting brand-new, unwrapped girls and boys pajamas, sizes 6 to16, from November 21st through December 12th. Please place donations of new pajamas in the holiday wrapped boxes outside of their homes. May we all be a bit warmer this season—whether it is because of a new pair of pajamas or because of doing a good deed.

Donation Locations

  • Kim Bruno: 1 Pheasant Run
  • Giselle Shardlow: 22 Shaw Drive

What the Children Say

  • “I have never slept in a pair of pajamas.” ~ Fourth-grade girl, jumping for joy over not having to sleep in her clothes again.
  • “Oh my, I’ve never won anything before. Can I try them on?” ~ Kindergarten boy upon receiving his pajamas.
  • “This is the best day of my life ever!” ~ Second grade girl after receiving her pajamas.

Our 2018 goal is to collect 300 pajamas. Feel free to forward on to anyone who might also be interested.

Thank you so much!
Giselle & Kim