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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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Community Meeting on Select Board/Town Manager Act, Saturday, July 27

The Community Meeting to discuss the Draft Select Board/Town Manager Act scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at 10am will be held in the Raytheon Room at the Wayland Public Library. For more information, please visit this page on the Town’s website.

Cooling Center open during extreme heat Friday through Sunday

Originally posted by Town of Wayland online here

The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat Friday through Sunday. Hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels are expected to create dangerous heat conditions with the most oppressive conditions expected on Saturday and Sunday. Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses.

The Wayland Public Safety Building Training Room will be opened as a cooling center from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for residents that may need a place to cool off during the expected heat wave starting Friday through Sunday.  In addition, the Wayland Public Safety Building will be opened 24 hours each day during this time.

Stay hydrated and please check in on your neighbors, especially the elderly.

If you have any questions, please call the Wayland Police at 508-358-4721. For emergencies call 911.

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Rivers Between Album Release Party, Sunday, July 21

Date/Time: Sunday, July 21, 3pm to 6pm Tickets: $10 (available online here).
Location: @theW Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

Come join us for an afternoon of music with a unique group of creative musicians. Rivers Between is a Boston-area Indie Folk duo comprised of singer-songwriter Greg Kane and vocalist Kat Brooks. Greg’s soulful compositions, engaging folk style guitar, and unique voice coupled with Kat’s beautifully inventive harmonies, makes them a local favorite, making their mark on the music scene in and around Boston. Like a confluence of two rivers, Greg and Kat came together as solo artists who found that the combination of their talents was greater than the sum of its individual parts.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 15, 2019


  • New! Aquarium Passes for July & August. No more dry summers!  The library now has passes for the New England Aquarium for July and August.  And they’re a better deal than ever: instead of $10 off the admission price, they’re now good for 50% off.  Book now—they’ll go fast!
  • Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.  Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Library Services for the Homebound. We provide home delivery of library items to Wayland residents of any age who are unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability or extended illness.  With this program, you can have full access to library services.  Call 508-358-2311 or fill out the form on our web site.


  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, June 20 and 27 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, July 10 and 24 at 11:30-12:15 p.m.


  • Bluestar Planetarium Show. The Bluestar Planetarium will be coming to the Wayland Library on Tuesday, June 25. There will be two shows:
    • 2:00-2:45 p.m. In My Backyard. In this show children will be introduced to the night sky that they can see from their backyard. They will learn the phases of the moon and how their view of the constellations and planets changes with the seasons. For ages preK through grade 2.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Oasis in Space. In this show children will learn where water might be in the galaxy. This is an excellent introduction to the solar system. For children in grades 2 and up.

Seating is limited. Only 30 people will be allowed in each show. Tickets will be given out starting at 1 p.m.  The Planetarium will be set up in the Library’s Rotunda on the first floor.

  • Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Planet. Children will create their own planets with spin-art, torn paper, goop, and recycled cd’s. Led by Librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks. Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks. Remember: there is only one you! Let’s make this world better, together. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz’s book Only One You. For ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

FOR TEENS: Something new is brewing for you! Check out the new teen space in the mezzanine. New furniture has arrived!  It is beautiful!  Books and materials will be moving up soon!

The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2019-2020 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization ( and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together middle and high school girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. We also have a club for girls in grades 3 to 5. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services Pam McCuen at  If you want to be notified when registration starts for next year’s club, contact Pam as well.

Summer Reading!

  • The Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for kids in preK through Grade 5.  Sign up for our Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories has started. This summer we will Read to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)  We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a magic show, an indoor Planetarium, a puppet show, a musical performance celebrating folk music and instruments from around the world, a Moon Party, a Star Wars Day, a Rube Goldberg Machine workshop, craft programs and an Ice Cream Social.  All participants in the children’s summer reading program will be given a free book. The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.
  • The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories for teens in grades 6 and up. Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, a movie night, and a pizza party.

UPDATE: FOUND!! Missing Cat: Taco missing from his home near Claypit

UPDATE: Taco was found and has returned home safely!

Taco is missing from his home near Claypit.  Please contact Eileen at (617) 686-3639 with any information

Lenny Solomon Band in Concert, June 21

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon’s style has been compared to John Prine, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where he regularly performed on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for such music luminaries as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years he shared bills with many name performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John.

The band includes Solomon on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Don Barry on bass and harmony vocals, Gary Kemp on acoustic lead guitar, and Toby Keith on fiddle. For this concert, Suzen Joyce Perry, artist and singer, will join the group on several songs.

Tickets: $15 (purchase in advance online here), $20 at the door. Over 75+ and 15- are free
Date:: Friday June 21 2019
Time:: 7-9 pm
Location: theW Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

Missing Cat: Jelly Bean missing from Parkridge Rd Home

Please keep your eyes peeled for Jelly Bean, a black and white cat not wearing a collar.  She is very friendly. Her home is on Parkridge Rd (off West Plain) in Cochituate. She currently has a lion cut so she’s not quite as fluffy as in this picture. Please call 781-820-4813 if you spot her.

UPDATE: Jelly Bean has returned home!!