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FOUND!! Missing Dog; Last seen Wayland/Weston Line

Missing dog; Kiera. She was last seen October 28th on the Wayland-Weston line on Standish Road. She’s a very skittish rescue dog; please do NOT shout or chase if you see her, she will run away. Call the number on the flyer if you see her! Thanks!

Update Nov 5: Kiera has been found, and is safe and back home.

Advice on Trick-or-Treating hours due to EEE risk

The Wayland Health Department and the Town Administrator would like to advise parents to end trick-or-treating early this year due to the risk of Eastern equine encephalitis, also called EEE. Trick-or-treating should end by 6pm this year, so residents might expect to see trick or treaters a little earlier.

Mosquitoes that carry EEE and West Nile Virus are most active during dawn and dusk. On Halloween, the sun will set at about 5:42pm. The threat of mosquitoes will remain in Massachusetts until the first “hard” frost —which means several hours of temperatures at or below 28 degrees. There have been several frosts so far this fall, but no hard frosts yet.

Although our nights are getting colder, it is not expected that we will reach a hard freeze before October 31. The Health Department recommends that outdoor activities, including Halloween, be completed by 6 p.m. As parents and their kids venture out for Halloween, protective measures should still be taken to avoid mosquito bites, such as wearing long sleeves, pants, socks, and using mosquito repellent.

The EEE risk level in Wayland was still “high” as of October 22, according to state officials. West Nile risk is “low” but remains.

Update: FOUND!! Kitty was missing from Lincoln Rd/Hazelbrook Rd area

UPDATE: Kitty has been found and is home with her family!

Original post: Kitty has been missing from her home at the intersection of Lincoln road and Hazelbrook road area since the storm on Wednesday night.  She is wearing a flea collar, but no identification tags. She is usually shy with strangers and might run if you approach her. But, she may be hungry now and glad to see anyone with food!  If you have any information, please contact Peggy via phone at 540-958-0180 or email at peggymullen@hotmail.com

Upcoming Wayland Events in the Tent Cancelled

The Town of Wayland has cancelled two outdoor evening events scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13, due to Wayland’s designation as a community at HIGH risk for the EEE virus. The Council on Aging Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue Dinner, scheduled from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 12, will be rescheduled for a later date. The Town Trivia Night scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, is canceled. Both events were to take place in a large tent in the courtyard behind the Wayland Town Building.

Council on Aging volunteers who were invited to the appreciation dinner will receive information about a new date and location once those details are worked out. If you have questions, please call the COA at 508-358-2990. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about mosquitos and EEE, and how to protect yourself, see the notice from the Wayland Health Department.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 16, 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 28: The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Introduction to Knitting. Learn the basics of knitting in this hands-on session.  Librarian Sarah Hogan will teach us how to cast on and knit. Participants will leave with a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Friday, August 30, 1-2:30 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.
  • 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.  (Fortunately, the plywood panels are being graced with paintings by George Dergalis, courtesy of his widow, Margaret.)  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, Sept. 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 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, Sept. 11 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

  • 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.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: wacky buildings. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Rainforest Reptiles. Lizards, snakes, alligators and more! A herpetologist from Rainforest Reptiles will bring live reptiles to the library and teach children about these fascinating creatures, and how they have adapted to their natural habitats. This is an Early Release Day special event. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m. For ages 4 and up.

FOR TEENS

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 9, 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 28: The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Introduction to Knitting. Learn the basics of knitting in this hands-on session.  Librarian Sarah Hogan will teach us how to cast on and knit. Participants will leave with a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with.  Registration is required, limit 12 people.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help.  Friday, August 30, 1-2:30 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.
  • 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.  (Fortunately, the plywood panels are being graced with paintings by George Dergalis, courtesy of his widow, Margaret.)  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 20; Sept. 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 15; Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 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, August 14 and Sept. 11 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

  • 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-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! 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.

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.