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Tuesday January 24, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

We hope you ace your exams.

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Wednesday January 25, 2017
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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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 resources from the library!

 

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Crafternoon: Make your Own Toys
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will design and build their own toys from building blocks

and spinning tops to tinkertoy towers.

For ages 5 and up.

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Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 

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

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

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

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

We hope you ace your exams.

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Library Planning Commitee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Tom Fay   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday January 26, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Board of Selectman Listening Session
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Mary Antes     mantes@wayland.ma.us
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Saturday January 28, 2017
Board of Selectman Listening Session
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Mary Antes     mantes@wayland.ma.us
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Sunday January 29, 2017
Exhibit Removal
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Susan Larson     divalarson@mac.com
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Tuesday January 31, 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday February 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Exhibit Installation
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Contact: Peter Curran     petemcurran@hotmail.com
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Thursday February 2, 2017
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children.

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday February 4, 2017
Lunar New Year Celebration
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children will listen to a story, sing songs, play a game, make a craft,

and enjoy a traditional treat during this program in

celebration of the Lunar New Year.

For ages 4 and up.

This program is sponsored by the Wayland Chinese American Association and the Wayland After School Chinese Program.

 

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Sunday February 5, 2017
Board of Selectman Listening Session
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Mary Antes     mantes@wayland.ma.us
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Tuesday February 7, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

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

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Researching Jewish ancestry can be a complex endeavor.  You may be able to find something quickly or you can search for years to find one piece of information requiring persistence, patience, networking and research knowledge. This program is presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.  

Our presenter will be Judy Izenberg, a board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.  She also serves as Volunteer Coordinator and plans Research Sundays for members.  Judy also serves as the Director on the Board of New England Research Genealogical Consortium.  She is a retired elementary school teacher and volunteers teaching English as a second language and delivering food for Meals on Wheels and Metrowest Harvest.  

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Great Presenters: Mai-Lan Rogoff (Broekman)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mai-Lan Rogoff (Broekman) M.D.: “BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED — A NEUROPSYCHIATRIC LOOK AT THIS THING CALLED LOVE”
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a look at research into what happens biologically in our brains when we fall in love and also when we stay in longer-term relationships. The talk will be illustrated with clips from selected popular songs and show tunes.

Mai-Lan Rogoff is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the UMass Medical School in Worcester and has also taught at Dartmouth (Geisel) and Harvard Medical Schools. She has directed the preclinical psychiatry course at UMass for over 30 years and is a recipient of multiple teaching awards at the school, state, and national levels. Dr. Rogoff is an adult and child psychiatrist with specializations in both developmental disabilities and in human sexuality. She has a particular interest in the interface of biology and behavior.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 8, 2017
Sensory Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple Valentine's craft.

For toddlers and preschoolers.

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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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Book Buddies
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

This month's book is Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt.

We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.

For children in grades K-2 with a parent or caregiver.

This program is co-run with the WCPA!

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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.

February's book is Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

We will also choose a book for next month.

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 9, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Board of Selectman Listening Session
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Contact: Mary Antes     mantes@wayland.ma.us
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 6:30 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 months book:  Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday February 10, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Smilla's Sense of SnowSmilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg 

Smilla Jasperson is an outsider, an exile from the vast white wastes of her birth, an icy, bitter, and intellectual woman. She loves or needs no one, but is touched when a small Greenlander boy in her building, Isaiah, needs her help. When Isaiah dies mysteriously, Smilla is determined to understand why. Despite the official attitude that Isaiah's death was accidental, she digs for answers--and runs headlong into a vast and frightening conspiracy of which Isaiah was only one casualty.  (1993)
Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Saturday February 11, 2017
Genealogy Program: Hunting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists -- Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. Charlene Sokal will present Hinting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors.  

For more information about MSOG, check out the website.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Sunday February 12, 2017
Art Reception
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Contact: Peter Curran     petemcurran@hotmail.com
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Monday February 13, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Snow Child
By Ivey, Eowyn


The Snow ChildAlaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday February 14, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday February 15, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 16, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday February 20, 2017
Library Closed -- Presidents' Day
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Habits for an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn more about inflammation, why you need to be concerned and what you can do to curtail it.  Jane Polley and Laila Vehvilainen of the Longfellow Clubs will share information that you can use to make changes in your life and cultivate habits to reduce chronic inflammation through diet and exercise.  

Jane Polley, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian.  Laila Vehvilainen, MS, MPH, is a Certified Fitness Instructor.  

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In a faraway world, two brave villagers take a daring journey to release the dragon

and save the entire kingdom from an Evil Ice Sorceress. Join us as we learn

about dry ice and the changing states of matter through interactive and explosive

experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets, and more.

For children in grades K to 5

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Wednesday February 22, 2017
Drop-in Crafts
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make fabulous crafts in celebration of Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, and Snow!

Led by librarian Elise Katz.

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Thursday February 23, 2017
Sparky's Puppets: Old Favorites
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sparky's Puppets will perform

The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood,

the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

For ages 3 and up

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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Friday February 24, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Exhibit Removal
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Pete Curran     petemcurran@hotmail.com
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday March 2, 2017
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children.

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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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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Friday March 3, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Great Presenters: Bob Desaulniers
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”
Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.

Bob Desaulniers has over 40 years of experience in public secondary schools as a principal, counselor, teacher, and coach. He currently serves as an educational consultant and athletic coach. Bob has been retired for over 11 years and has developed some authentic “expertise” on the topic.

Location: Raytheon Room
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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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Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday March 9, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

This month's book:  The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday March 10, 2017
Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell     svhubbell@gmail.com
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Snow Falling on CedarsSnow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Japanese-American Kabuo Miyomoto is accused of the murder of Carl Heine, a fisherman found trapped in his nets. They had had words earlier and means and motive were both available. Covering the trial for his newspaper is Ishmael Chambers, a native islander whose feelings are complicated because of the relationship he had before the war with the accused man's wife, Hatsue. What happened during the war looms large during the trial because Chambers lost an arm in combat and the Miyomotos were interned. First novel. (1994)

 

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Sunday March 12, 2017
Hold for Director
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: -Dana   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday March 13, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Novels, 1944-1962: The Golden Spur
By Powell, Dawn

Dawn Powell Novels, 1944-1962: My Home is Far Away, the Locusts Have No King, the Wicked Pavilion, the Golden SpurIf a young man finds his own father inconveniently ordinary, can he choose another? Jonathan Jaimison, the engagingly amoral hero, comes to New York from Silver City, Ohio for exactly such a purpose. Combing through his mother’s diaries and the bars and cafés of Greenwich Village, Jonathan seeks out the writer or painter whose youthful indiscretion he believes he might have been, all the while committing numerous indiscretions of his own. By the end of the novel, Jonathan has figured out not only his paternity, but his maternity, and best of all, himself. Published in 1962, The Golden Spur was Dawn Powell’s last novel.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday March 14, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 15, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday March 16, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 17, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wayland Reads Kickoff: Arts Wayland Art Show Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Saturday March 18, 2017 -  Saturday March 25, 2017
Hidden In Plain Sight: An Arts Wayland Exhibit
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 The creative work of Arts Wayland members will be showcased throughout the main floor of the library in an exhibit titled, Hidden in Plain Sight.   

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday March 20, 2017
Art Workshop for Children
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wayland artist Margret Krakauer will lead an art workshop

for children ages 5 and up.          

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Tuesday March 21, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 22, 2017
Musings on the Florentine Renaissance
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Contact: Frank Smith   
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Make Your Own Masterpiece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media.

The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library.

There are three Make Your Own Masterpiece workshops scheduled; the other two will

be held on March 29, and April 26, also from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Children may attend

one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.  

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Author Talk - Stephen Kurkjian
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as the author of Master Thieves discusses his book and the research it contains.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase.  

Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A forty-year veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper’s former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than twenty-five national and regional awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions. He is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and lives in Boston.

During his career, Kurkjian specialized in writing about political and government corruption, as well as, in his later years, art theft. He has also writt

en and spoken extensively about the Armenian Genocide, and his most recent article on the Genocide of 1915 is shown below.  

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday March 23, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 24, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Monday March 27, 2017
Anthony Amore - Notorious Heists, Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries of the Art World
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Anthony Amore is Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990.  He is the author of two books, Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists and The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World.  

In addition, Anthony has been a lecturer in homeland security and has fifteen years of national security, law, intelligence, and crisis management experience with federal government agencies. He provides alalysis on issues related to security and terrorism for a number of local and national news outlets, including the BBC, NBC News, NPR, CNN, FOX and others.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 29, 2017
Make Your Own Masterpiece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media.

The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library.

There are three Make Your Own Masterpiece workshops scheduled; the other two will

be held on March 29, and April 26, also from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Children may attend

one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Author Talk: Erin Dionne
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her

about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie.

Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise.

For youth in grades 5 and up.

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Monday April 3, 2017
Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Great Presenters: Gretchen Schuler
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Gretchen Schuler: “HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MAINSTONE FARM”
Gretchen will take us on a Mainstone Farm journey telling of the farm’s history during one family’s stewardship for nearly 150 years. She will talk about its past, present, and future, highlighting one of Wayland’s premier heritage landscapes known and loved by all.

Gretchen Schuler is a preservation planning consultant who taught in the Preservation Studies Program at Boston University. She specializes in historic resource surveys, including Heritage Landscape inventories, National Register nominations, and local historic district study reports. Gretchen has served on Wayland’s Planning Board, Historical Commission, Historic District Commission, and Community Preservation Committee. She and her husband have lived in Wayland for over 40 years.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Exploring the Charles River
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

  

Join us for a book talk with author Kathleen Rowe as she introduces us to her book, Exploring the Charles River.  The book serves as a guide in planning excursions while providing a brief history of the Boston area.   

A former English and library teacher, Kathleen Rowe LOVES exploring the Charles River while photographing, researching and writing about the different areas of this ever-changing waterway.  

Books will be available for purchase and for signing following the talk.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Thursday April 6, 2017
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children.

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Friday April 7, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Saturday April 8, 2017
Wayland Reads Panel - The Value of Art
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday April 10, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please Look After Mom
By Shin, Kyung-Sook
Translator Kim, Chi-Young

Please Look After Mom A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea, this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family's search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul subway.  Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
Wayland Reads - Art Talk with Judy Schurgin
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the vision of the fabled Mrs. Jack.  This fabulous museum contains one of the most unusual collections of art in the United States and includes treasures from antiquity to the early twentieth century.  Opened in 1903, the building is fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace, with galleries surrounding a courtyard filled with gorgeous plants, flowers and antique sculpture.  Join us for the slide/lecture presentation which will focus on the life of this aristocratic, independent and flamboyant woman, as well as her fabulous art collection and the jewel of a museum, which she created.

Judy Schurgin has been a museum teacher at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for twenty-six years, and has been a tour guide at the Institute of Contemporary Art for the past six years. In addition, Judy has designed and taught art history courses ranging from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century at adult education centers throughout the Greater Boston area.  Judy is an inveterate traveler, and has visited many of the great art museums through the U.S. and Europe. Judy lived in Wayland for many years and presently lives in Boston.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday 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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Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday April 13, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

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

This month's book:  The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America's Test Kitchens

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Friday April 14, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.  (2014)

EXPERT PICKS: 2016: Best Book Club Choices

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Sunday April 16, 2017
Library Closed -- Easter
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Monday April 17, 2017
Library Closed -- Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
MFA's Artful Adventures: Painting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join an instructor from the Artful Adventures program at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in exploring, creating,

and learning about some of the fascinating pieces of art from around the world. 

Learn about different styles of painting, then mix colors and create your own painting to take home.

Limited to 15.  Please register here.  

For children ages 5 and up.

(The logo is a trademark of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, used by permission.)

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Wednesday April 19, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday April 20, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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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 April 21, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Make Your Own Masterpiece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media.

The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library.

There are three Make Your Own Masterpiece workshops scheduled; the other two will

be held on March 29, and April 26, also from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Children may attend

one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.

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Thursday April 27, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday April 29, 2017
Documentary Film: A Small Good Thing
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

We’ve been living as though the more we have, the happier we’ll be, but over the last fifty years as our standard of living has improved, our happiness has not. A Small Good Thing, filmed in western Massachusetts, examines how the ideal of the American Dream has come to the end of its promise. Telling the stories of people moving away from a philosophy of ‘more is better’ toward a more holistic concept of happiness, the film asks whether we can change our larger goals as a nation and learn from the rest of the world about the small truths that are the sources of human happiness. 71 minutes.  Discussion to follow.  

This event is co-sponsored with Transition Wayland in celebration of Earth Day.  

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Sunday April 30, 2017
Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Nancy Geiser      nancykg32@verizon.net
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Great Presenters: Juan S. Montes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Juan S. Montes: “EVEREST: THE CHALLENGE OF A DREAM”
Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary goals! Come listen to the fascinating story of Juan’s 1992 climb of Mount Everest from one of its most difficult and unexplored sides, the Kangshung Face. To date, only three expeditions have summited through this route.

Juan Montes has led more than 30 expeditions to the Himalayas, Andes, Patagonia, Yosemite, and the Alps. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College where he teaches Strategy and Organizational Behavior. He has a Ph.D. in Management Sciences and has worked extensively in consulting for both government and academia. Originally from Chile, where he developed his passion for mountaineering, he now lives with his family in Wayland.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Author Talk - B.A. Shapiro
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the author's discussion of her book, The Art Forger.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase.  

B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The MuralistThe Art ForgerThe Safe RoomBlind SpotSee No EvilBlameless, and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big SqueezeThe Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists—including the New York TimesBoston GlobeLA TimesMinneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle—and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz   
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children.

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday May 7, 2017
Tour of SOWA with Nasser K.

SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston's South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as "South of Washington" during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios.       

Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.  

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday May 8, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Same River Twice
By Mooney, Ted

The Same River Twice

When Odile, a French clothing designer, agrees to help smuggle Communist folk art out of the former Soviet Union, she bargains only on cash payment and a few days' inconvenience. But by the time she returns home and delivers the contraband to Turner, the scheme's mastermind, her fellow courier has disappeared in transit, her apartment has been ransacked, and she has set in motion events that will endanger everyone she holds dear.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday May 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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Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday May 11, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 6:30 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:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday May 12, 2017
Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EuphoriaEuphoria by Lily King 

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. Increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when he encounters the famous and controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial Australian husband Fen. Bankson is enthralled by the magnetic couple whose eager attentions pull him back from the brink of despair. Nell and Fen have their own reasons for befriending Bankson. Emotionally and physically raw from studying the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo tribe, the couple is hungry for a new discovery. But when Bankson leads them to the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and emotional firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control.  (2014)

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Genealogy Program: Intro to Swedish Genealogy Research
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists -- Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. Marilyn O'Brien will present Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research.   

For more information about MSOG check out the website.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday May 15, 2017
Svaroopa - Yoga for Your Back
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Learn four simple poses you can do at home to ease back pain, gain flexibility and strength.  All you need is a chair!  
 

Annette Biongiorno is a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor teaching regular classes at Roots & Wings in Natick.  For more information, visit her website:  http://www.yogaforyourself.com/

 
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Lyme Disease - Could You Have It and Not Know?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 According to the Center for Disease Control, 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are identified each year.  Some experts contend the numbers are much higher, that conventional testing methods pose problems leaving many sick individuals without a diagnosis to their ailments.  Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Igenex Labs will discuss the complications with current testing methods and offer possibilities for alternatives while providing background to the current understanding of Lyme Disease.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 16, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday May 17, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday May 18, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 19, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Saturday May 20, 2017
China and World Heritage
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Claudia Tang     shueh@gmail.com
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Sunday May 21, 2017
Hold for Director
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: -Dana   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 26, 2017
Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Thursday June 1, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 2, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday June 8, 2017
Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

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

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday June 9, 2017
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

With Saigon about to fall to the enemy in the waning days of the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese general goes about the task of deciding who will be given permission to board the last flights out of the country. At his side is his trusted captain, a man whose loyalty he does not question. As Saigon falls, the general and his colleagues escape to America, where they find freedom, but not status. They settled into new lives as janitors, cooks, and liquor store owners, unaware that one of them is secretly reporting their activities to the enemy back in Vietnam. The captain's loyalties have long belonged to the Communists, and even in a new land, he will do anything to keep his actions a secret. First novel. (2015)
Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Saturday June 10, 2017
Hold for Director
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Director   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday June 12, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swamplandia!
By Russell, Karen


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

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

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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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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Thursday June 15, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 20, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 23, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday July 4, 2017
Library Closed -- Independence Day
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Thursday July 13, 2017
Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 14, 2017
Chinese Philosophers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Claudia Tang     shueh@gmail.com
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Friday September 22, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday September 28, 2017
Hold for Director
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday October 5, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday October 9, 2017
Library Closed -- Columbus Day
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Saturday October 14, 2017
Chinese Dynasties
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Claudia Tang     shueh@gmail.com
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Thursday October 19, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 20, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday November 2, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday November 10, 2017
Library Closed -- Veterans' Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
Library Closed -- Veterans' Day
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Thursday November 16, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
Library Closes at 6 p.m.
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Thursday November 23, 2017
Library Closed -- Thanksgiving
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Friday November 24, 2017
Library Closed -- Day after Thanksgiving
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday December 7, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday December 24, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Eve
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Monday December 25, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Day
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Sunday December 31, 2017
Library Closes at 3 p.m.
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