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Monday May 22, 2017
Finding the Stories of Your Ancestors/ Using Social History to bring your ancestor's history to life
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PAM HOLLAND, Genealogist

Finding the Stories of Your Ancestors - Using Social History to bring your ancestor's history to life

This talk illustrates how to move beyond the traditional sources of just names and dates and use social history to learn what a typical day, or not so typical day, was like in your ancestor's life. What did your ancestors eat or wear, what was their daily life like, why did they do the things they did? Discover where to find a variety of resources that answer these questions and provide rich context to bring your ancestor's history to life.

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in technology fields.

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

If you can, bring your own laptop, but this is not required.

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

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Wednesday May 24, 2017
Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tech Time: Makey Makey
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you know how to play a banana piano? Or turn on lights using playdough or a potato?

Let's get creative and use a Makey Makey to change everyday objects into something exciting!

For ages 5 and up.

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3D design and printing workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 25, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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CANCELLED Confronting Lyme with Biomagnetic Therapy: An Alternative Approach Introduction
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CANCELLED 

This talk will provide an overview of Lyme disease from an alternative practitioner’s perspective including recent statistics, prevention tips as well as an introduction to Biomagnetic Therapy, a 28+ year alternative modality that uses pairs of magnets on the body.   Lyme Magnetic Protocol practitioner (and Emmy Award winning filmmaker) Alan Grazioso shares his personal and professional journey and will touch upon associated Lyme pathogens and co-infections as well as how he approaches Lyme cases in his Lexington practice. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday May 26, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. We meet  from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Monday May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old.

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in technology fields.

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

If you can, bring your own laptop, but this is not required.

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

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Wednesday May 31, 2017
Author Max Klau
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as Dr. Max Klau presents his new book, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action.

Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. This work focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs. Through an analysis grounded in the perspectives of developmental psychology, adaptive leadership and complex systems theory, the inquiry at the heart of this book illuminates dynamics of race and social change in surprising and important ways. 

Dr. Max Klau is a leadership development scholar and practitioner living in Boston. He currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-profit that is dedicated to recruiting and developing alumni of national service programs to seek political office. Before stepping into this role, he was the Vice President of Leadership Development at City Year, Inc., the national service program headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Max received his doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005; his studies focused on civic leadership education. An alumnus of four service programs, he has completed two years of service in Israel and led service programs in Israel, Honduras, Ghana, and the Ukraine. He is on the board of the International Leadership Association, and his writing about leadership has appeared in Fast Company, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.

This event is presented and co-sponsored by the Wayland Community for Social Justice.  WCSJ's mission is to promote and practice continuous learning about the diversity of our society, its history and current status, and encourage Wayland residents and stakeholders to use this knowledge to advocate for social justice. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday June 1, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 2, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Saturday June 3, 2017
Kids Gardening Program
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children are invited to help plant flowers in our library garden!

Program led by Rebecca Lloyd.

For ages 4 and up.

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Monday June 5, 2017
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 "Nothing to Fear: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s America"

Roosevelt’s New deal initiated a series of federal programs designed to relieve the hardships of unemployment and to restore national prosperity and public confidence. Mrs. Roosevelt, nicknamed “Eleanor Everywhere” by the press, traveled where her husband could not go and reported back to him on the success of his programs. Join Dr. Gary Hylander, Professor of History at Stonehill College for one of his dynamic presentations as he explores Roosevelt’s promised nation where the goal was “no one left out”. 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting. Conversation facilitated by

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in technology fields.

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

If you can, bring your own laptop, but this is not required.

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

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Great Presenters: David A. Lang
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

David A. Lang: “KINETIC SCULPTURE: A VOICE IN OUR TIMES”
Take a tour of how David’s multiple faceted background developed into motion-activated sculpture that is technical, whimsical, serious, engaging, and always narrative—personifying uncertainty, unpredictability, and serendipity.

David A. Lang has been making Art for all of his adult life. He is a painter, writer, sculptor, photographer, and builder of things. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and completed his graduate studies in Medical Illustration at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1967. His work at Harvard as a scientific illustrator was followed by teaching and chairing the Art Department at Middlesex School in Concord for 30 years. He taught flying at Hanscom Field for over 20 years. He has been building Kinetic Sculpture at his studios in Wayland and Natick since retiring from teaching. He and his wife have lived in Wayland since 1969.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Wacky Buildings

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 8, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Mindful Charitable Giving
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Mindful Charitable Giving"  By Gail Shapiro 

Professional Organizer Gail Shapiro helps clients create and implement a plan for their charitable giving, as well as home and office organizing. She also is the director of Business Aviation Media's Corporate Giving Program.  Bring your "brown bag" lunch and enjoy the talk during your lunch hour.

“Mindful Charitable Giving”--Learn how you can give proactively, not reactively, by creating a Charitable Giving Plan, to help you define and give focus to your giving goals.

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Clean Eating Cookbook Club - Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we'll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at shogan@minlib.net or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideman@minlib.net.

This month's book:  Genius Recipes:  100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday June 9, 2017
Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell     svhubbell@gmail.com
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen 

With Saigon about to fall to the enemy in the waning days of the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese general goes about the task of deciding who will be given permission to board the last flights out of the country. At his side is his trusted captain, a man whose loyalty he does not question. As Saigon falls, the general and his colleagues escape to America, where they find freedom, but not status. They settled into new lives as janitors, cooks, and liquor store owners, unaware that one of them is secretly reporting their activities to the enemy back in Vietnam. The captain's loyalties have long belonged to the Communists, and even in a new land, he will do anything to keep his actions a secret. First novel. (2015)
Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Monday June 12, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swamplandia!
By Russell, Karen


Swamplandia!The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, its island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a competitor. To save her family, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld.

Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Karen Russell has written an utterly singular novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday June 13, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Manga Program
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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Digital Games and Education
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for digital games educationWith Professor Kyle Moody

Digital games have become a multibillion dollar industry, and their influence can be felt across many facets of society and culture. This talk will explore avenues of education and how digital games have become an essential part of teaching core concepts to players, along with how non-players can begin to understand the impact of games.

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
Storywalk
3:30 AM - 4:30 AM

Take a walk on the green behind the library and read a story page by page.

Storywalk led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Familes.

For ages 3 and up, with caregiver.

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Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. Now he has traveled across the world and all the way Down Under to Australia, a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found there--a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday June 15, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 16, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Monday June 19, 2017
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

This storytime will be led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For children ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. on these nights. 

Granola bars, cookies, and other treats will also be available.

AND the library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.

We hope you ace your exams.

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Tuesday June 20, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. on these nights. 

Granola bars, cookies, and other treats will also be available.

AND the library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.

We hope you ace your exams.

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Wednesday June 21, 2017
Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Drop-in Summer Crafts
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make delightful summer-themed crafts.

Led by Librarian Elise Katz.

For ages 4 and up.

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The Role of the Honeybee In Our Environment & A Honey Tasting with Kenneth Warchol
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Kenneth Warchol for this narrated visual presentation. You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.
Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
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Thursday June 22, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Bhutan, Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The little known Kingdom Of Bhutan is perhaps best known to the outside world for its guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. John will discuss Gross National Happiness, along with Bhutan's history, culture, and politics. Join one-time Wayland resident, John Leupold as he is soon to depart on his 30th visit to Bhutan. John considers Bhutan as his second home and enjoys sharing his experiences about this most unique country.

 

 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
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Friday June 23, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday June 26, 2017
Hold for Director
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old.

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Ed the Wizard: Summer Reading Kickoff
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library's Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show "Reading is Magic."

Ed the Wizard's interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one's reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to Build a Better World!

For ages 5 and up.

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Thursday June 29, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 30, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
Library Closed -- Independence Day
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Thursday July 6, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday July 11, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
Tops and Bottoms: Drop-in Vegetable Crafts
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make crafts that feature vegetables tops and bottoms.

What grows up and what grows down?

Led by librarian Elise Katz.

For ages 4 and up.

 

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Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! - Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Megan Bransfield  781-444-9115 
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Thursday July 13, 2017
Sparky's Puppets
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sparky will peform several short puppet shows

on the Summer Reading Theme "Build a Better World"

For ages 3 and up

 

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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Clean Eating Cookbook Club - Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we'll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at shogan@minlib.net or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideman@minlib.net.

This month's book:  The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday July 17, 2017
Traveling Tidepools
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tuesday July 18, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday July 20, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Room is Booked
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday July 26, 2017
Room is Booked
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday July 27, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Room is Booked
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday July 28, 2017
Room is Booked
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday August 1, 2017
Library Crawl/Scavenger Hunt
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Music with Sarah
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Kids dance and sing a long in this interactive music program

led by Sarah Gardner.

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday August 8, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
Drop-in Crafts: Recycled Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make crafts from recycled materials.

Led by librarian Elise Katz.

For ages 4 and up.

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Thursday August 10, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 17, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 24, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 31, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

StoryVine introduces preschoolers to books and reading with engaging stories, songs and activities. Our interactive storytimes encourage language development, socialization and fun. Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child or children.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday September 2, 2017
Library Closed -- Labor Day Weekend
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Sunday September 3, 2017
Library Closed -- Labor Day Weekend
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Monday September 4, 2017
Library Closed -- Labor Day Weekend
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday September 7, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday September 11, 2017
The Kennedys: A 4-Part Series Part 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy.  Join us as we discuss the life, politics and legacy of JFK with history professor Gary Hylander.  Was it really Camelot?

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
Social Media and Digital Disruption of Modern Economics and Culture
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Social Media and Digital Disruption of Modern Economics and Culture 

with Professor Kyle Moody

 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
The Kennedys: A 4-Part Series Part 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

More info as it is available

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 14, 2017
Chinese Philosophers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Claudia Tang     shueh@gmail.com
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Monday September 18, 2017
The Kennedys: A 4-Part Series Part 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

America’s Most Dangerous Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was the most dangerousconfrontation of the Cold War.  For thirteen days, the United States and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of nuclear war as Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro faced off over the installation of Soviet rockets in Cuba, just ninety miles from the Florida coast. Join history professor Gary Hylander as he take us on a journey back 50 years in history.

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517 virginia@thesteels.com  

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, 9/19/ 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
Race to the Pole
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

The Race to the Pole

Shackeleton, Amundsen, and Scott

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 21, 2017
Staff Training Morning
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday September 22, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday September 25, 2017
The Kennedys: A 4-Part Series Part 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

More info as it is available

 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517 virginia@thesteels.com  

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, 9/19/ 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 28, 2017
Hold for Director
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

More details to follow! 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni  508-358-2311 ext 20   dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday October 5, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday October 9, 2017
Library Closed -- Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517 virginia@thesteels.com  

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, 9/19/ 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 11, 2017
Lawrence of Arabia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Discussion About the Person--Lawrence of Arabia

By Bob Begin

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 12, 2017
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Saturday October 14, 2017
Chinese Dynasties
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Claudia Tang     shueh@gmail.com
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Monday October 16, 2017
John and Abigail Adams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

John and Abigail Adams: An American Story


Both John and Abigail Adams played important roles in the many pivotal events of their times.  He was a key figure in the
Continental Congress and later wartime emissary to France; she was an important eyewitness reporter during the siege of Boston and in John's absence left alone to raise the family and manage the farm.  After the Revolution, John and Abigail were deeply caught up in the political turmoil of the 1790’s, which almost pulled the new nation apart. Join history professory Gary Hylander as he discusses one of America's most interesting couples in history.

 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517 virginia@thesteels.com  

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, 9/19/ 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 19, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 20, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday October 23, 2017
The Importance of Online Communities in the Social Sphere
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Importance of Online Communities in the Social Sphere

With Professor Kyle Moody

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517 virginia@thesteels.com  

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, 9/19/ 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday November 2, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

More details to follow! 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni  508-358-2311 ext 20   dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
Sinking of the USS QUINCY
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The USS QUINCY -Talk by Bob Begin

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 9, 2017
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday November 10, 2017
Library Closed -- Veterans' Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
Library Closed -- Veterans' Day
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Thursday November 16, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
Library Closes at 6 p.m.
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Thursday November 23, 2017
Library Closed -- Thanksgiving
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Friday November 24, 2017
Library Closed -- Day after Thanksgiving
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

More details to follow! 

Contact: Dana Mastroianni  508-358-2311 ext 20   dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday December 7, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 14, 2017
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Sunday December 24, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Eve
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Monday December 25, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Day
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Sunday December 31, 2017
Library Closes at 3 p.m.
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