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Thursday July 28, 2016
Dog Storytime with Dog!
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

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Magic Dragon Theater Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This 3-day theater workshop will include theater games, acting, singing and dancing, and a performance on the last day!

For children in 4th to 6th grade.

The workshop is being run by three local teens who are passionate about theater:  Melinda Kalanzis (Wayland High School), Cat Glidden (Ursuline Academy) and Camille Cuzzupoli (Cambridge School of Weston)

Space is limited.  Please contact Magic Dragon at rollingbear@verizon.net or (508) 655-4409 for registration.

 

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PJ Storytime on the Library Lawn
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families

will led this outdoor storytime. 

Children are invited to come in their PJ's.  Parents please

bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

For children ages 3 to 7 and their adult.

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Friday July 29, 2016
Magic Dragon Theater Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This 3-day theater workshop will include theater games, acting, singing and dancing, and a performance on the last day!

For children in 4th to 6th grade.

The workshop is being run by three local teens who are passionate about theater:  Melinda Kalanzis (Wayland High School), Cat Glidden (Ursuline Academy) and Camille Cuzzupoli (Cambridge School of Weston)

Space is limited.  Please contact Magic Dragon at rollingbear@verizon.net or (508) 655-4409 for registration.

 

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Saturday July 30, 2016
Art Reception
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Art reception featuring the artwork of Shennen Bersani and Donna Berger.

 

~Shennen Bersani is a children's book author and illustrator living in Wayland.  Working primarily with colored pencils, she is illustrating her 26th picture book.  Her award-winning books have sold over two million copies worldwide.  Visit her website at www.achoowhypollencounts.com.

 

~Donna Berger is an award-winning artist and illustrator. She is an artist-in-residence at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts where she creates illustrations, art for pleasure and fine art commissions.

 

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Monday August 1, 2016
Cool Cooking for Kids
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids will create their own Veggie Faces (on a bagel)

and then eat them!

For ages 4 and up.

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Tuesday August 2, 2016
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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Armchair Travel Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 A Jewish Mother in Shangri-la by Rosie Rosenzeig

An old joke tells of a Jewish woman who treks to the Himalayas to seek an audience with a guru sitting in seclusion on a mountaintop. When at last she comes before him, she implores: "Sheldon, come home!" Rosie Rosenzweig became that Jewish mother-but in real life, the story has a different ending. Instead of asking her Buddhist son, Ben, to come home, Rosie accepts his invitation to find out about Buddhism firsthand. Together they visit retreat centers in Europe and Asia and meet leading meditation masters who are Ben's gurus: Vietnamese teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and Tibetan lamas Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and ChÖkyi Nyima Rinpoche. While struggling to come to terms with Ben's choice of a spiritual path so different from everything that she cherishes, Rosie finds that she is learning more about herself than she anticipated. The adventures of Rosie recounts take her from her Boston suburb to a Zen hermitage in France, an enclave of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal, and finally to her own spiritual home in Jerusalem. Whether she is practicing mindfulness meditation, sharing a cup of tea with a Zen master, or worrying about bowing down to idols, Rosie is intent in her quest to find common ground between two ancient traditions, to deepen her understanding of her son, and to find a way to her own authentic experience of truth. Hers is a mission of peace that seeks to build a bridge of understanding between cultures and faiths while remaining true to her own Jewish identity.

NOTE:  This group usually meets the second Wednesday of each month, but has had a change of date and time for this month.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wayland/Weston Rowing
7:30 PM - 8:55 PM

The Finance Committee of the Wayland/Weston Rowing organization will be meeting.

Contact: William Hill     william.c.hill@comcast.net
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Wednesday August 3, 2016
Get Ready for Kindergarten
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a Getting Ready for Kindergarten Story Walk and Scavenger Hunt!

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

For entering Kindergarteners and their caregivers.

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Thursday August 4, 2016
Children's Yoga Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Wayland author Giselle Shardlow will read from several of her

picture books and teach the children the yoga poses presented in the books.

Afterwards, children will be invited to make a simple summer craft.

For ages 3 to 6

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Intro to the iPhone and iPad
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You have some experience with your iPhone or iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics. Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and voice dictation, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad with you.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Commonwealth Residence Apartment Lottery
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Maureen O'Hagan  978-456-8388 
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Saturday August 6, 2016
Manga workshop for teens
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Draw your own chibi character!

Rachel Maguire will lead this manga workshop.

For grades 6 and up.

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Monday August 8, 2016
Balance, Motion and Newton
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Understand why things balance, how things move and all the forces that impact motion!

Have FUN while you learn how to trick gravity and make objects balance or fall down!

A science educator from Hightouch Hightech New England will lead this program.

For ages 5 and up

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Tuesday August 9, 2016
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 10, 2016
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Red Sox Heroes of Yesteryear and Today
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Julie Secord  508-358-2990 
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Thursday August 11, 2016
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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Make your Own Olympic Medal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by to shape and decorate your own Olympic medal out of dough

and take it home to harden!

For ages 4 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:  My New Roots:  Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season by Sarah Britton

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday August 15, 2016
OverDrive and Hoopla and Lynda, Oh My!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Downloading ebooks from the library using OverDrive has gotten easier than ever. Wayland residents can also now stream DVDs with Hoopla (no waitlist!) and take free classes through Lynda using the library’s online resources.  Find out how to download a book and access these other new resources from the library!

 

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Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to this pajama storytime, and then leave your stuffie at the library for a sleepover!

Join us Tuesday morning for a slideshow of the stuffed animals’ adventures during their night at the library. 

For ages 3 and up.

 

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Tuesday August 16, 2016
Slideshow of Stuffed Animal Sleepover
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children are invited to pick up their stuffed animals and see a slideshow

of the adventures their stuffies had overnight at the library.

For ages 3 and up.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Juliette Fay@COA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

If you missed Juliette's presentation kicking off the Wayland Summer Read, you have another opportunity to hear her talk about the fascinating history uncovered while researching her book, The Tumbling Turner Sisters.  

*Note: The location of this event is the Council on Aging.  All are welcome.

 

Contact: Julie Secord  508-358-2990 
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Foundation for Wellness Professionals
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: Kristen Weed  781-444-9115 
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Thursday August 18, 2016
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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Ice Cream Social
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids are invited to celebrate their summer reading

by making their own ice cream sundae. 

All participants in our Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! are invited.

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Monday August 22, 2016
Room is Booked
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday August 23, 2016
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 24, 2016
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday August 27, 2016
Wayland Chinese American Association Parenting Salon
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Second parenting workshop - Transitioning Kids in the New School Year. (Open to the Wayland Mandarin speaking community.)

Three speakers will make presentations followed by an open discussion.

 

 

Contact: Nan Li  617-888-0534 
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
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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Wayland/Weston Rowing
7:30 PM - 8:55 PM

The Finance Committee of the Wayland/Weston Rowing organization will be meeting.

Contact: William Hill     william.c.hill@comcast.net
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Saturday September 3, 2016 -  Monday September 5, 2016
Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 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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Natural Solutions for Executive Function Struggles and ADHD
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM

A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning a new, effective, drug-free and researched method for improving Executive Functioning and ADHD.

Contact: Kristen Weed  781-444-9115 
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Thursday September 8, 2016
Introduction to the iPhone/iPad
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You have some experience with your iPhone/iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad with you.

 

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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.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday September 9, 2016
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting an English conversation group for beginning and advanced beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks  

Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you ever tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland with a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty traveling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable adventure, at times, emotional, at times inspirational, but more often than not, downright silly. Only in the magical land of Ireland could such a notion lead to such fruitful adventure. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday September 15, 2016
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 September 16, 2016
Friends Fall Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell     svhubbell@gmail.com
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Saturday September 17, 2016
David Nelson Photography Exhibit Reception
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: David Nelson  508-650-0154 
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Sunday September 18, 2016
Wayland Summer Read - Book Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

Concluding our Wayland Summer Read program, join us for an informal book discussion with the author.  Come with your thoughts and questions!

 

To learn more about the Wayland Summer Read program, click here.  

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Tuesday September 20, 2016
Shen Yun
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shen Yun Symphony

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday September 21, 2016
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Documentary Film - Just Eat It
7:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 22, 2016
Room is Booked
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday September 23, 2016
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
Grow Your Organization Without Destroying Greatness
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Laurence J. Stybel  argues that scaling an organization or company is about managing the dilemma between keeping the values that made the organization great while adding business discipline.  Most organizations do a terrible job managing this dilemma and even have the wrong conceptual framework to make business growth sustainable. This is an entertaining mixture of lecture, exercise, and watching great television commercials. This program will be of interest to for profit and non profit leaders wishing to grow their businesses or organizations and private equity partners looking at investments. 

Wayland resident Larry Stybel and his wife Maryanne Peaboty are Wayland residents of many years and co-founders of Stybel Peabody, for which Stybel is CEO. Clients include 21% of the one hundred companies named “Best Employers in the United States” by FORTUNE MAGAZINE, two of the Big Four CPA firms, and top tier private equity firms. Stybel also works with family dominated companies on leadership transition issues. He is a monthly contributor in Psychology Today on leadership issues. Stybel and Peabody are the co-authors of "Navigating the Waterfall: Your Career Management and Job Search Guide."
Dr. Stybel received his doctorate from Harvard University and is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, will be at the library to talk about his latest book, "Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse," which has been called the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written. It tells the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, the book  traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines. It features a memorable cast of characters including the penny-pinching Treasury official Stephen Pleasonton, who hamstrung the country’s efforts to adopt the revolutionary “Fresnel Lens,” and presents tales both humorous and harrowing of soldiers, saboteurs, ruthless egg collectors, and most importantly, the light-keepers themselves.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday September 30, 2016
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting an English conversation group for beginning and advanced beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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 10, 2016
Columbus Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Badluck Way:  A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West by Bryce Andrews

In this gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Bryce Andrews describes life on the remote, windswept Sun Ranch in southwest Montana. The Sun’s twenty thousand acres of rangeland occupy a still-wild corner of southwest Montana—a high valley surrounded by mountain ranges and steep creeks with portentous names like Grizzly and Bad Luck. Just over the border from Yellowstone National Park, the Sun holds giant herds of cattle and elk amid many predators—bears, mountain lions, and wolves.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday October 14, 2016
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Group
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting an English conversation group for beginning and advanced beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Wednesday October 19, 2016
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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 21, 2016
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Wednesday October 26, 2016
ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 28, 2016
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting an English conversation group for beginning and advanced beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Tuesday November 1, 2016
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 2, 2016
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 3, 2016
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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The Leveller - Jacqueline Dembar Greene
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

When Jacqueline Dembar Greene discovered the legend of Tom Cook, the wily colonial figure haunted her until she gave him a voice.  Was he a thief or was he truly leveling off the fortunes of those who had more than they needed with those who never had enough?  Metrowest's own Robin Hood became the kernel for her middle grade historical novel, The Leveller set in 1789.   The author will tell us about this person and how she drew on rumor and history to create the book.   

Jaqueline Dembar Greene is a Wayland resident and author of 38 books for young readers including the award-winning American Girl Rebecca series.  Autographed books will be available following the presentation.   

This event is co-sponsored with The Wayland Historical Society

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday November 4, 2016
Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, November 4, from 5-8 p.m. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m. Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Wayland Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at 508-358-4515 or Pam Mauer at 508-358-5432.

Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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Saturday November 5, 2016
Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, November 4, from 5-8 p.m. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m. Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Wayland Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at 508-358-4515 or Pam Mauer at 508-358-5432.

Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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Sunday November 6, 2016
Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, November 4, from 5-8 p.m. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m. Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Wayland Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at 508-358-4515 or Pam Mauer at 508-358-5432.

Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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Wednesday November 9, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, "chicken bus," and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful -- and often life-threatening -- landscapes on earth. This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday November 11, 2016
Veterans' Day - Library Closed
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
Fall Town Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library does not schedule events during Town Meeting

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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Fall Town Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library does not schedule events during Town Meeting

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Thursday November 17, 2016
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 23, 2016
Library Closing at 6:00 pm
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Thursday November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
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Friday November 25, 2016
Library Closed
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Thursday December 1, 2016
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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Sunday December 4, 2016
Wayland Center Holiday Open House
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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In the Eyes of the Mother
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RESS Foundation of Wilmington, MA

RESS Foundation Film

Contact: John Gennatti  978-430-2904   john@ressfoundation.org
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 
Wide-Open World:  How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever by John Marshall
 
This is the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel.
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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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Saturday December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve - Library Closed
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Sunday December 25, 2016
Christmas - Library Closed
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Monday December 26, 2016
Library Closed
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Saturday December 31, 2016
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
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Wednesday January 4, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday January 8, 2017
Aqueducts Run Through It
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

A Wayland Historical Society sponsored program presented by Tom Sciacca.  Conversation and refreshments will follow the presentation.

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Tuesday January 10, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 11, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Naked At Lunch:  A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World by Mark Haskell Smith

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou.  Naked at Lunch is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday February 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tuesday February 7, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 A Mountain of Crumbs:  A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova

Elena Gorokhova's "A Mountain of Crumbs "is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by. Elena's country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language--but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive. Through Elena's captivating voice, we learn not only the stories of Russian family life in the second half of the twentieth century, but also the story of one rebellious citizen whose curiosity and determination finally transport her to a new world. It is an elegy to the lost country of childhood, where those who leave can never return.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Leisureville:  Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman

When his next-door neighbors in a quaint New England town suddenly pick up and move to a gated retired community in Florida called The Villages, Andrew Blechman is astonished by their stories, so he goes to investigate. Larger than Manhattan, with a golf course for every day of the month, two downtowns, its own newspaper, radio, and TV station, The Villages is a city of nearly one hundred thousand (and growing) missing only one thing: children.  In the critically acclaimed Leisureville, Blechman delves into life in the senior utopia, offering a hilarious firsthand report on everything from ersatz nostalgia to the residents’ surprisingly active sex life. But this is more than just a romp through a retirement paradise; Blechman traces the history of the age-segregated retirement phenomenon, and travels to Arizona to show what has happened to the pioneering developments after decades of segregation. A fascinating blend of serious history, social commentary, and hilarious, engaging reportage,Leisureville is an important book on a major, underreported trend.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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La Traviata with Phil Radoff
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Phil Radoff: “VERDI’S "LA TRAVIATA": A GUIDED TOUR”

"La Traviata" is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas (fils) novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff will walk us through this masterpiece of Verdi’s Middle Period in advance of the Metropolitan Opera’s production in high definition at many theaters in Metrowest.

Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. He leads opera courses at the Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) and the Lifelong Learners: An Independent Cooperative. This will be his fourth annual opera talk at the library.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 5, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Good Shufu:  Finding Love, Self and Home on the Far Side of the World by Tracy Slater

The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu : in Japanese it means "housewife," and it's the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she'd call herself. A writer and academic, Tracy carefully constructed a life she loved in her hometown of Boston. But everything is upended when she falls head over heels for the most unlikely mate: a Japanese salary-man based in Osaka, who barely speaks her language. Deciding to give fate a chance, Tracy builds a life and marriage in Japan, a country both fascinating and profoundly alienating, where she can read neither the language nor the simplest social cues.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where Am I Wearing:  A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman

When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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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Wednesday September 6, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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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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Wednesday November 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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