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Tuesday September 28, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

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Wednesday September 29, 2021
Night time: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read picture books that are set during the Night.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

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ASL Basics, Part 2
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Signing Basics LogoPrerequisite: ASL Basics, Part 1 - Registration opens 8/4/2021

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 minutes virtual Zoom sessions, and allows up to 20 participants.  Participants that begin with the course remain until the last class.

Includes:

  • Live experienced ASL Instructor.
  • Handouts of that includes signs learned during the class.
  • Videos embedded in the handouts. These videos include an instructor signing the vocabulary learned during the live session.

illustration of three hands spelling ASL

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday September 30, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Pam OUTSIDE for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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Friday October 1, 2021
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Enter our 3rd annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Compete for best carved or best decorated pumpkin!

We will have contests for kids ages 3-11,  teens ages 12-18, and adults ages 19 and up.

Submit photos of your pumpkin by October 25, then vote online.

Register here by October 15 for a library pumpkin, or use your own pumpkin. Please complete a separate registration form for each person who needs a pumpkin. Pumpkins can be picked up at the library on October 21, 22, or 23. We will be in touch a few days before with details for how to pick up your pumpkin!

Questions? Contact cmichael@minlib.net


 

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Sunday October 3, 2021
Town Meeting
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Monday October 4, 2021
Evening Book Group ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Poe Shadow cover

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

The Poe Shadow is a thrilling literary suspense novel, and anticipated second title from the author of the bestselling The Dante Club, about the still unsolved mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849. 

Email Brittany at btuttle@minlib.net for the Zoom discussion link. Call the Circulation Desk at 508-358-2311 to coordinate picking up your copy of the print book.

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  (508) 358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday October 5, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

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Wednesday October 6, 2021
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Pokémon Card Trading Day
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

First ever Pokémon card trading day at the library.

Come with cards you are willing to trade!  We will meet

on the green lawn behind the library. This event is weather permitting.

For ages 7 to 11. Please register.

Location: Lawn
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. 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.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: ZOOM
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday October 7, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Pam OUTSIDE for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer with Kate Clifford Larson
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join bestselling author Dr. Kate Clifford Larson as she shares her latest book Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer. Based on previously untouched archival records and interviews with Hamer's fellow Civil Rights activists, Walk with Me is the most comprehensive biography of one of the most important Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s-70s.

Sign up below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

About Walk with Me: She was born the 20th child in a family that had lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, first as enslaved people and then as sharecroppers. She left school at 12 to pick cotton, as those before her had done, in a world in which white supremacy was an unassailable citadel. She was subjected without her consent to an operation that deprived her of children. And she was denied the most basic of all rights in America―the right to cast a ballot―in a state in which Blacks constituted nearly half the population.

And so Fannie Lou Hamer lifted up her voice. Starting in the early 1960s and until her death in 1977, she was an irresistible force, not merely joining the swelling wave of change brought by civil rights but keeping it in motion. Working with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which recruited her to help with voter-registration drives, Hamer became a community organizer, women's rights activist, and co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She summoned and used what she had against the citadel―her anger, her courage, her faith in the Bible, and her conviction that hearts could be won over and injustice overcome. She used her brutal beating at the hands of Mississippi police, an ordeal from which she never fully recovered, as the basis of a televised speech at the 1964 Democratic Convention, a speech that the mainstream party―including its standard-bearer, President Lyndon Johnson―tried to contain. But Fannie Lou Hamer would not be held back. For those whose lives she touched and transformed, for those who heard and followed her voice, she was the embodiment of protest, perseverance, and, most of all, the potential for revolutionary change.

Kate Clifford Larson's biography of Fannie Lou Hamer is the most complete ever written, drawing on recently declassified sources on both Hamer and the civil rights movement, including unredacted FBI and Department of Justice files. It also makes full use of interviews with Civil Rights activists conducted by the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, and Democratic National Committee archives, in addition to extensive conversations with Hamer's family and with those with whom she worked most closely. Stirring, immersive, and authoritative, Walk with Me does justice to Fannie Lou Hamer's life, capturing in full the spirit, and the voice, that led the fight for freedom and equality in America at its critical moment.

About the Author: Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies: Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero; Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter; and The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. After earning BA and MA degrees from Simmons University and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Larson earned a doctorate in American History at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in 19th and 20th century U.S. Women's and African American history. She has consulted on feature film scripts—including Focus Features' Harriet starring prize-winning Cynthia Erivo and Robert Redford's The Conspirator—documentaries, museum exhibits, Virtual and Augmented Reality, curriculum guides, public history initiatives, tour guides, and numerous publications. Her award-winning consulting work includes Maryland's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road, and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY. Dr. Larson has appeared on local, national and international television including the BBC, PBS, and C-Span, cable networks and most recently CBS Sunday Morning. She is frequently interviewed by local, national, and international radio programs and media outlets.

Dr. Larson's latest biography, Walk With Me, explores the remarkable life of Civil Rights icon, Fannie Lou Hamer and is due out from Oxford University Press on September 1, 2021.

 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 8, 2021
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Red Island House : A Novel

When Shay, an intrepid Black American professor, marries Senna, a brash Italian businessman, she doesn't imagine that her life's greatest adventure will carry her far beyond their home in Milan: to an idyllic stretch of beach in Madagascar where Senna builds a flamboyant vacation villa. Before she knows it, she becomes the reluctant mistress of a sprawling household, caught between her privileged American upbringing and her connection to the continent of her ancestors. So begins Shay's journey into the heart of a remote African country. Can she keep her identity and her marriage intact amid the wild beauty and the lingering colonial sins of this mysterious world that both captivates and destroys foreigners?

Location: ZOOM
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Monday October 11, 2021
CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Tuesday October 12, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

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Wednesday October 13, 2021
The Sun and Daytime: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read picture books that feature the Sun and Daytime.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. 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.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: ZOOM
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday October 14, 2021
Outdoor Autumn Songfest with Jeannie Mack
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Jeannie Mack will lead this autumn-themed songfest just in time to usher in the 2021 Halloween season!

Come sing, clap along and act out autumn-themed stories with your hands and fingers. And if you promise not to be too scared, we'll also include some spooky songs and rhymes about tickly spiders, jack-o-lanterns, silly witches, and trick-or-treating.

For children ages 2 and up with caregiver.

We will meet OUTDOORS on the green lawn behind the library.

This event is weather permitting. Rain date is Thursday, October 28 at 10 am.

Please register here.

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Lawn
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Adult Craft Kit/Tutorial: Upcycled Pumpkin Ornament
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Create a cute pumpkin ornament using an upcycled sweater! Instructions are included, and/or join us on Zoom to learn and craft together. Register by Monday, October 11th for a kit and a pick up day. Limit 20 people. 

Included in the kit:

  • Sweater scrap
  • raffia or jute twine
  • burlap
  • ribbon
  • embroidery hoop
  • instructions

You provide:

  • glue (Elmers, Mod Podge, or a hot glue gun)
  • scissors
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Cookbook Club October Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Love and Lemons Every Day: More Than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal By Donofrio, Jeanine

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and it's recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Dicussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required. To be added to the mailing list or recieve the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

Contact: Sarah R Hogan  5083252311   shogan@minlib.net
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Friday October 15, 2021
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: The End of Globalization

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday October 17, 2021
The Public History of King Philip's War: A Panel Discussion
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Presented by the Wayland Library, the Wayland Historical Society and First Parish in Wayland

 
"The Sudbury Fight," "King Philip's Woods," "Metacomet Way." What comes to mind when you hear these terms and place names? What really was King Philip's War and how do we understand it's significance in our history?
 
Join us for a panel discussion on the history and impact of the violence, how it has been remembered through memorials and markers, and recent efforts to center a Native American perspective in our public memory of King Philip's War.
 
Register for the Zoom link here: https://tinyurl.com/KingPhilip2021
 
Panelists:
  • Marty Blatt, former Director of the Public History Program at Northeastern University and veteran National Park Service historian and cultural resource manager
  • Felicia Bartley (Pueblo of Isleta (Teu-I)) Graduate student and Public Humanities Fellow for Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown University
  • Christine DeLucia, author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast and History Professor at Williams College.
  • Larissa Nez (Diné) Graduate student in Public Humanities and Proctor for the "Reimagining New England Histories" project at the Center for Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Monday October 18, 2021
Kids Take & Make Craft Kit: Newspaper Witch
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Create a spooky decoration with this Newspaper Witch Take & Make Craft Kit! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is best for children ages 4-10. 

Please register each child separately. Limit one per child.

Pick up your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00AM- 9:00PM on Monday October 18.

Registration for this craft will open on Monday October 4. 

 

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Teen Take & Make Craft Kit: Leaf Zombies
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Create some horrific decorations with this Leaf Zombies Take & Make Craft Kit for Teens! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is best for ages 11 and up. 

Please register each teen separately. Limit is one per teen. 

Pick up your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00AM- 9:00PM on Monday October 18.

Registration for this craft will open on Monday October 4. 

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Social Justice Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to read and discuss non-fiction on a variety of topics in social justice. Meets monthly on the 3rd or 4th Thursday. You are welcome to attend for some or all of our monthly sessions. Sign up to receive the ZOOM link via email. Ages 16+.

Our October Selection is:

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex.

To dismantle the educational survival complex and to achieve educational freedom—not merely reform—teachers, parents, and community leaders must approach education with the imagination, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist. Following in the tradition of activists like Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, We Want to Do More Than Survive introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Tuesday October 19, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

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4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders.

We will discuss Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan.

We will be meeting online via Zoom.

Register here to join our zoom group. Questions or to get a copy of the book contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

Location: ZOOM
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This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter with Anders Morley
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A passionate skier since he was a child, Anders Morley dreamed of going on a significant adventure, something bold and of his own design. And so one year in his early thirties, he decided to strap on cross-country skis to travel across Canada in the winter alone.

This Land of Snow is about that journey and a man who must come to terms with what he has left behind, as well as how he wants to continue living after his trip is over. It is an honest, thoughtful, and humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenalin and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Along the way readers gain insight, both charming and fascinating, into Northern outdoor culture and modern-day wilderness living, the history of northern exploration and Nordic skiing, the right to roam movement, winter ecology, and more.

Throughout, Morley’s clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the dichotomy between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.

A dual citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and MailNorthern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire but spends several months a year in Italy.

 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Wednesday October 20, 2021
Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: ZOOM
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Celebrate Fall and Spend Time Outside: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read picture books that celebrate fall and spending time outside during this wonderful season.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. 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.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: ZOOM
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday October 21, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Pam OUTSIDE for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Teens! We want to hear from you! What kinds of library programs would you enjoy? What kinds of materials and services would you like from your public library? Please come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year and let us know.

We will also talk about our favorite books and movies of the summer...and there will be free ARC's (advance reader's copies) of books.

We will meet in the Teen Space upstairs in the mezzanine.

Location: Teen Space
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Tuesday October 26, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

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Wednesday October 27, 2021
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. 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.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: ZOOM
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Thursday October 28, 2021
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Pam OUTSIDE for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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Halloween Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will lead a super fun and not too spooky Halloween storytime.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

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Monday November 1, 2021
Art Exhibit Setup - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: -Wayne Hall     
Location: Raytheon Room
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Evening Book Group featuring Juliette Fay!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to discuss Catch Us When We Fall with Wayland author Juliette Fay, in person! All are welcome. Copies will be available at the library in late September.

On her own since the age of eighteen, Cass Macklin dated brilliant, troubled Ben McGreavy, convinced he was the smartest person she’d ever known. They partied their way through their twenties, slowly descending into a bleak world of binge-drinking and broken promises, inebriated for most of a decade. Now Ben is dead, and Cass is broke, homeless, scared…and pregnant.

Determined to have a healthy pregnancy and raise Ben’s baby, Cass has to find a way to stop drinking and build a stable life for herself and her child. But with no money, skills, or sober friends or family, the task seems insurmountable. At wit’s end, Cass turns to the only person with the means to help her: Ben’s brother Scott, third basemen for the Boston Red Sox, a man with a temper and problems of his own.

The two make a deal that neither one of them is sure they can live up to. As Cass struggles to take control of her life and to ask for help when she needs it, Scott begins to realize there’s a life for him beyond the baseball diamond.

By turns heartbreaking and humorous, with its message that change is possible, that forgiveness can be freely given, and that life, though imperfect, is worth embracing, Catch Us When We Fall is a story of human connectedness and hope.

Juliette Fay is the bestselling author of six novels, including Catch Us When We Fall, City of Flickering Light and The Tumbling Turner Sisters, a USA Today bestseller and Costco Pennie’s Book Club Pick. Previous novels include The Shortest Way Home, one of Library Journal’s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction; Deep Down True, short-listed for the 2011 Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association; and Shelter Me, a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and an Indie Next pick. Juliette is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and lives in Massachusetts with her family. Visit her at www.juliettefay.com, Facebook Juliette Fay, author, Twitter @juliettefay, and Instagram Juliette_Fay.

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday November 2, 2021
Great Presenters: John Landry - The Emerging Existential Threat of AI-Driven Cyberwarfare
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Every day businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide encounter advanced cyber-attacks targeting their software and computer networks, a digital infrastructure that we are all increasingly reliant on for our financial well-being, our livelihoods, our politics, our health and safety, and by extension, our lives!  These attacks range from teen-age hackers using commodity malware to guess your passwords to state-sponsored covert government agency attacks persisting undetected for months, maybe years, driven by highly skilled human actors.  While the techniques used today have become more and more technically sophisticated, “ThreatTech” is just beginning to exploit the enormous power of artificial intelligence (AI).  This is a “step-function” change to the threat landscape exponentially increasing the reach, stealth, and destructive power of sophisticated nefarious human actors.  John Landry returns to take us on a deep dive into this new world of “Fortified-with-AI” Cyberwar and Cybercrime – what it is, why it is so important and what we can do to defend against it!

John Landry has been a leader in the software business since the word 'software' was conceived. A 40+ year veteran of the industry, John has served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at software leaders Lotus Development, Dun & Bradstreet Software, Cullinet Software and McCormack & Dodge as well as the Founder/Chairman/CTO of six successful startups.  Starting 20 years ago he began investing in software startups and has since invested in over 80 companies and served on the Board of Directors of over 40.  In 2018 the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) awarded John the organization’s highest honor, the Commonwealth Award, for a lifetime of commitment to technology innovation and inclusion. Landry is currently Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and ex-Trustee at his alma mater, the #1-ranked entrepreneurship college in the US, Babson College.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 3, 2021
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. 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.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday November 4, 2021
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Group June Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Thursday, November 4th, 7pm - 8:15pm

Join us for a lively discussion of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.

Email ekatz@minlib.net for Zoom Link.

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition's attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn't take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can't go into space, too. Elma's drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her....Kowal strikes a fine balance of integrating historical accuracy including mid-twentieth-century sexism, racism, and technology with speculative storytelling. Readers will root for Elma as she breaks barriers and calculates lifesaving equations, all while dealing with sometimes-crippling anxiety.

JOIN US!

Contact: Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
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Sunday November 7, 2021
Frances Glover: Wayland Woman Warrior in WWI
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Wayland Historical Society and the Wayland Free Public Library Present:   

Frances Glover: Wayland Woman Warrior in WWI

with Jane Sciacca

Meet the first women to enlist in the United States Military including Wayland's Frances Glover. They were known as Yeomen(F) (F for female) in the Naval Reserve Force, little known forerunners of the WAVES of World War II. These pioneers were also the first generation of women to achieve full voting rights. Their accomplishments and struggles set the stage for the world we know today. 

Jane Sciacca is well known in Wayland and beyond for her distinct ability to enliven historical events and places for all to understand and enjoy.  She has provided innumerable programs for the Wayland Historical Society and the National Park Service.  Jane worked as an Interpretive National Park Ranger for twenty years and specialized in slavery and abolition and 19th century American Literature. She also wrote several guidebooks and children’s books for the National Park Service.  

Jane’s research skills are impeccable. Members of the Wayland Historical Society have benefited from her expertise as the Society’s president (2003-2011), Curator (2018-2019) and Lecturer on Lydia Maria Child, Women’s Suffrage and many other topics.  She also chaired the Wayland Historical Commission for a number of years. Jane and her family have lived in Wayland for over fifty years.

This event will be recorded and made available via WayCam and YouTube.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 11, 2021
CLOSED - Veterans' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Cookbook Club November Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Jacques Pepin Quick and Simple by Jacques Pepin

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and it's recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Dicussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required. To be added to the mailing list or recieve the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

Contact: Sarah R Hogan  5083252311   shogan@minlib.net
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Friday November 12, 2021
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line : A Novel

When a classmate goes missing, nine-year-old Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He and his friends Pari and Faiz draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit.  But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns.

 

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Wednesday November 17, 2021
Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday November 18, 2021
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 24, 2021
CLOSING EARLY - Night before Thanksgiving
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday November 25, 2021
CLOSED - Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Friday November 26, 2021
CLOSED - Day After Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday December 1, 2021
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 2, 2021
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sugar & Spice: Gingerbread History
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chase down the story of the gingerbread man and his ancestors with Clara Silverstein of Historic Newton.

In early America, ginger was considered a sign of wealth because it had to be imported. Not until after Christmas became a national holiday in 1870 did gingerbread become associated with American celebrations of Christmas. Learn how recipes have changed over time and leave with an historic recipe to try at home!

Clara Silverstein is the Community Engagement Manager for Historic Newton and a former food writer at the Boston Herald. She has published three cookbooks, including The New England Soup Factory. Clara blogs about historic recipes at heritagerecipes.com.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday December 5, 2021
Annual Wayland Center Holiday Open House
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday December 6, 2021
Evening Book Group ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Stationery Shop book coverThe Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

A poignant, heartfelt new novel by the award-nominated author of Together Tea -- extolled by the Wall Street Journal as a "moving tale of lost love" and by Shelf Awareness as "a powerful, heartbreaking story"-- explores loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate. 

Email Brittany at btuttle@minlib.net for the Zoom discussion link. Call the Circulation Desk at 508-358-2311 to coordinate picking up your copy of the print book.

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  (508) 358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday December 7, 2021
Great Presenters: Barbara Grad - Home Grown – Paintings by Barbara Grad
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Wayland artist Barbara Grad will present projected images of her large oil paintings and works on paper. She will discuss the painting process, the changes which have impacted her works, and the nuances of color and line to develop a dialogue.  As a founding member of one of the first women’s art collaboratives in America, she can also comment on challenges she faced as a woman artist exhibiting in galleries and museums.

Barbara Grad earned a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is a Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  Her awards include: ART Berkshire Taconic Foundation, William Hicks Fellowship, MA Cultural Council Grant, two Brown Fellowships, an Art Institute of Chicago award, and an NEA Individual Artist Award.  

Her work is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 9, 2021
From Schnitzle to Nockerln with Joy Viola
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wayland resident Joy Winkie Viola will share her new book 

From Schnitzel to Nockerln And Everything That Happened In Between, recounting her global adventures with Alfred, her late husband of 56 years.

"The book title From Schnitzel to Nockerln And Everything That Happened In Between is based on the fact that schnitzel is the first meal I cooked for Alfred on our first date and Viennese nockerln was the last thing I cooked him five days before his death from COVID-19 complications. In between those two meals we had one heck of a life together and ten of our global adventures are recounted in the book."

More about Joy.

 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday December 10, 2021
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Shakespeare Requirement : A Novel

Now is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional.  His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes.  The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English's meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space.  And Fitger's attempt to get a mossbacked Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly.  Lord, what fools these mortals be!

 

Location: ZOOM
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Wednesday December 15, 2021
Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: ZOOM
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Thursday December 16, 2021
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday December 24, 2021
CLOSED - Christmas Eve
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Saturday December 25, 2021
CLOSED - Christmas
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Friday December 31, 2021
CLOSED - New Year's Eve
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Tuesday January 4, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday January 5, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday January 6, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday January 14, 2022
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sheltering Sky

In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture—and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them.  The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky etches the limits of human reason and intelligence—perhaps even the limits of human life—when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

 

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Thursday January 20, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 3, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday February 11, 2022
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome to Lagos : A Novel

When the army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post.  As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandel involving Nigeria's education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life.

 

 

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Thursday February 17, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday March 3, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 4, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Friday March 11, 2022
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The End of the Affair : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz.  One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart.  Yet two years later, driven by obsessive jealousy and grief, Bendrix sends a private detective to follow Sarah and find out the truth.

 

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 18, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Wednesday March 23, 2022
Adult Craft Kit/Tutorial: Wycinanki - Polish Paper Cutting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us to learn about Wycinanki, the art of Polish paper cutting. Susan Urban, a Polish Craft and Culture specialist, will lead the class. Participants will learn about how Polish paper cutting began, explore various designs and create their own cutouts. Included will be designs for a Tree of Life, a Heart cutout, and a Polish rooster.

Paper will be provided. You will also need: scissors, a glue stick, a ruler, and a pencil. 

Registration opens March 1. Sign up below for a kit and the Zoom link.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Monday March 28, 2022
Boston Marathon: History by the Mile with Paul Clerici
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Marathon is April 18th! Come learn the history of the race with local author Paul C. Clerici who will discuss his popular book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.

Hear all the great stories about the very beginnings of the race in Ashland; the various start lines in Hopkinton; the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham; the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College; the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton; the different finish lines in Boston; and much, much more.

In his book, the award-winning writer takes readers through the colorful 26.2-mile journey - mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experiences and knowledge - he has run the Boston Marathon 23 times and has covered it for over 30 years now - Clerici brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every statue, moment, landmark, and portion of the course from its start in 1897 to its current incarnation. With forewords by Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and the first woman to complete the race - Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb - the book also features a wide range of vintage and race-day photos, some of which never before published.

Join us in the Raytheon Room or attend via Zoom. Mr. Clerici will be here in-person. Sign up for the link below.

About Paul Clerici: A freelance journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor, Paul delivers talks and lectures at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs; appears at expos, book signings, group meetings; appears on television (NECN, cable stations, etc.), radio (NPR, local and city stations, etc.), and media outlets including “The Boston Globe” and the “Cape Cod Times.” Race director of the “Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk” in Walpole, he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon - including two triathlons, 43 marathons, the Falmouth Road Race several times - and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale running awards.

He is also the author of A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod and History of the Greater Boston Track Club.

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Wednesday April 6, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

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Contact: Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Thursday April 7, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Friday April 8, 2022
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How Much of These Hills Is Gold : A Novel

Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. They set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape, as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.

 

 

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Friday April 15, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

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Thursday April 21, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

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Thursday May 5, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Friday May 13, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shuggie Bain

Hugh "Shuggie" Bain spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland.  His mother Agnes is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his siblings. Agnes keeps her pride by looking good but finds solace in drink. As she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety, her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-- especially her beloved Shuggie.

 

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Thursday May 19, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Thursday June 2, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Friday June 3, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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Friday June 10, 2022
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Persuasion

At nineteen, Anne Elliot was engaged to the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth.  But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.  Now, at twenty-seven, and believing that she has lost her bloom, Anne is startled to learn that Captain Wentworth has returned to the neighborhood, a rich man and still unwed.

 

 

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Friday June 17, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Thursday September 1, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Thursday September 15, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Friday September 23, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Thursday October 6, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Friday October 14, 2022
Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic TBD.

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Thursday October 20, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Thursday November 3, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Thursday November 17, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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Friday November 18, 2022
Great Decisions (Tentative)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Thursday December 1, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Thursday December 15, 2022
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.

This meeting may be held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991   jawkimball@gmail.com
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Friday December 16, 2022
Great Decisions (Tentative)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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