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Saturday October 20, 2018
Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.

Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers.  If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you.

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Monday October 22, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be facilitated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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The Lost Family with Jenna Blum
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bestselling author Jenna Blum will give a talk on her latest novel The Lost Family, an immersive, emotionally riveting family saga about the reverberations of World War II across generations:

In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its Brisket Bourguignon and admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the many women who parade through the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, hoping a new family will allow him to let go of the horror of the past.  But over the next two decades, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways. Spanning three cinematic decades, from the explosive 1960s and swinging 1970s to the glittering 1980s, Jenna Blum artfully brings to the page a husband devastated by a grief he cannot name, a frustrated wife struggling to compete with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of both her own family and another lost before she was born.

“Peter was inspired by a survivor I had the immense privilege of interviewing for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation,” Blum says. “We know about the Nazi atrocities, but we rarely consider the next chapter: the survivor coming to a new country to rebuild—while coping with the memory of the loved ones he lost. And when a weeping reader told me that her husband, a survivor’s son, had grappled his whole life with his beloved father’s emotional distance, I knew I had to write about the effects of war on an entire family.”

Jenna Blum is the New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers and the novella “The Lucky One” in Grand Central. Jenna has taught novel workshops for 20 years at Grub Street Writers in Boston, where she earned her M.A. at Boston University. In addition to interviewing Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation, Jenna is a public speaker and avid cook: she creates and tests all the recipes in her novels. 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meet svery other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Halloween Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for a haunting afternoon of spooky crafts, magical treats, and monstrously fun activities.

Costumes welcome but not required!

For ages 5 and up.

 

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

 

 

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

October's book is Framed!: a T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti.

We will also choose the book for next month.

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 25, 2018
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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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 26, 2018
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Bay Circuit Alliance Annual Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Appalachian Mountain Club is holding a meeting to promote the Bay Circuit Trail which runs through Wayland.

Contact: Kristen Sykes  413-835-4564   ksykes@outdoors.org
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Sunday October 28, 2018
New England Adrenal Diseases Support Group
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Contact: Roberta Lasky  978-658-3245 
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Monday October 29, 2018
Room is Booked
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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Alternative Endings: Home Funerals & Green Burials
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Just a few generations ago all funerals occurred in the ‘home parlor’ and burials were ‘green’, which is part of the natural cycle of death feeding new life.  Come engage in a conversation about the practice of home funerals and green burial.  Both, home funerals and green burial, are legal in Massachusetts, but few cemeteries in the state allow a green burial.  Does Wayland?
 
 
 
 
 
Kaat Vander Straeten is a long-time community organizer and certified permaculture designer in MetroWest Boston, where she founded several organizations for local resilience. Her passion for helping families take care of their deceased is nourished by her wish to empower personal choice-with-responsibility, and by her service to a regenerative culture. She is a scholar in Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School, organizes Death Cafes and presents on home funerals. Kaat was trained by Peg Lorenz in after-death body care and has helped several families take care of their loved ones at home. She is a member of the Peaceful Passage at Home group.
 
Candace Currie is the former director of planning and cemetery development at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and Watertown, MA.  She began her Mount Auburn career as a volunteer in the mid-1990s mapping some of the 5000+ trees throughout the 175 acres. She left Mount Auburn in March of 2018 to dedicate her time to establishing green burial grounds throughout Massachusetts.  She sits on two boards related to green burials: Green Burial Council, which is an environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America offering environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers; and Green Burial Massachusetts, an educational and advocacy non-profit dedicated to establishing green burial grounds throughout Massachusetts.
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 31, 2018
Let's Build: Slowest Falling Ghost
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Program! Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build the slowest falling ghost.

Questions? contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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Exhibit Removal
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Contact: David Nelson   
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Thursday November 1, 2018
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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Exhibit Installation
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Contact: Wayne Hall   
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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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Leigh Belanger: My Kitchen Chalkboard
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Local chef and author Leigh Belanger will discuss her new cookbook and menu planning guide! 

Faced with the never-simple task of feeding her busy family every night, food writer Leigh Belanger turned to her kitchen chalkboard, planning out her weekly dinner menus in order to keep the chaos at bay. She quickly discovered the merits of modern menu planning: it saves time and money, produces better dishes, cuts down on waste, and returns creativity to the kitchen. Most importantly, she found that a good plan preserves sanity.

This stunning and approachable cookbook is an invaluable guide for families who want to eat locally and in season but know that getting dinner on the table requires a dash of reality. Sixteen seasonal menus lay out the strategy, starting with a “big cook” and clever tips on how to use that food in new and inventive dishes throughout the week. With over one hundred delicious and inspiring ideas for family meals, My Kitchen Chalkboard provides the wit, wisdom, and adaptable recipes you need to answer that nightly question: “What’s for dinner?”

 

 

Leigh Belanger is a food writer and editor, cookbook author, and freelance communications consultant and event producer. She is the food editor at Culture magazine and her work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Boston Globe, and other publications. 

In 2012, Leigh authored The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, which told the stories of Boston's chefs and restaurateurs and the local food producers they work with. She was on staff at Chefs Collaborative from 2006-2012, during which time she launched the organization's annual conference and was lead producer for four years. 

Leigh lives in Boston with her family. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and attended the Gastronomy program at Boston University from 2002-2004. 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday November 2, 2018
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Craft a Book Turkey
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Create your own fun turkey from a book! We'll be using exacto knives and glue guns so this is for ages 12 and up. All supplies provided. 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday November 4, 2018
Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers Art Reception
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Contact: Wayne Hall   
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Monday November 5, 2018
Franken-Toys
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Teens! Unleash your creativity by taking apart old toys and putting them back together in weird combinations.

There will be prizes for strangest, silliest, and more! Supplies provided but toy donations welcome.

For teens in grades 6 to 12.

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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lincoln in the Bardo by George SaundersLincoln in the Bardo cover image

On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. 
 
Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.

*This meeting will be held in the mezzanine.

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Tuesday November 6, 2018
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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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Great Presenters - Ray Harlan: On Gossamer Wings
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Model airplanes can take many forms, from small, packaged toys to giant radio-controlled scale models that a child could sit in. Ultralight indoor rubber-powered free flight models occupy a tiny corner in the scope of this engaging hobby. Learn what the attraction and challenges are for models weighing less than one of the bills in your wallet.

Ray Harlan has an aeronautical engineering background, but now is semi-retired. He has been flying and competing with these models for over 60 years, has won more than his share of contests and holds a handful of national records.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Flying Machines.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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ESOL Tutor Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Thursday November 8, 2018
Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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 

This month's cookbook: River Cottage Everyday

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday November 9, 2018
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Farewell to Arms

Romantic yet harshly realistic, Hemingway's story of a tragic romance set against the brutality and confusion of World War I cemented his fame as a stylist and as a writer of extraordinary literary power. A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front.

 

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Saturday November 10, 2018
WCPA Pajama Program and Color a Smile
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Because giving back to others is so much fun...
 
WCPA is holding this event to support two amazing non profits, Color a Smile and Pajama Program.
Your little ones can come in their pjs for a pajama story time (led by Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen) and color a cheerful drawing that WCPA will package for distribution to senior citizens, our troops overseas and anyone in need of a smile. Please also bring a new pair of PJs (for kids newborn through age 18) or storybook to donate to Pajama Program. If you cannot make it, the Wayland library will have a bin for pajama and book donations throughout November in the hall outside the Children's Room. Learn more at http://pajamaprogram.org/ and https://colorasmileorg.presencehost.net/.
For all ages; children need to be with parent/caregiver.

 

 

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Sunday November 11, 2018
CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Monday November 12, 2018
CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Tuesday November 13, 2018
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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Make a Personalized Calendar with Shutterfly
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Get started making a personalized Calendar using your own photographs!  Could be a holiday gift for a family member or friend. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.  Come to class with 16 to 40 pre-selected pictures on a flashdrive or on your iPhone. If you need help getting pictures ready, contact MJ at 508-358-2311 or mwright@minlib.net. You can order your calendar from Shutterfly for about $21 (shipping might be added). Registration recommended by calling the library or signing up online.

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Wednesday November 14, 2018
Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Non-Fiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

The true story of a young Yemeni American, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who discovers an astonishing connection between his ancestral homeland and the history of coffee. In an effort to reclaim this connection, Moktar returns to Yemen in search of traditionally-grown coffee beans.  But as war engulfs the country, he must find a way out without sacrificing the hopes of those who have come to believe in and trust him.

Join us as we read and discuss this remarkable account of a young man who, with entrepreneurial zeal and leg-work, embodies the story of a first-generation American drawing on the strengths of his familial past and an optimistic belief in the future.

 

Contact: Patti Reilly  508-358-2311   psreilly@minlib.net
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What's Our Story?: Puppeteers
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a reading of these picture book biographies about two amazing puppeters:

Tony Sarg who created the giant helium balloon puppets that are in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and Ashley Bryan, who can make puppets from just about anything.

Following the reading of these two books, children will make their own puppets from recycled objects

Program led by librarian Elise Katz.

For grades 1 to 3, with caregiver.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us at the library for an evening of camaraderie and composition. Bring your laptop, typewriter, or pen and paper! We also have laptops you can borrow for the event with your library card! Write-in participants gather to work on their novels as a group. Write-ins generally last an hour or two, and people may come and go over the course of the event. Coffee and tea will be provided!
 
About NaNoWriMo: 
 
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a wild ride through your own creative landscape. It’s a personal challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during November – we provide the structure and the deadline, you provide the words. We believe everyone can forge their own creative destiny. Hundreds of local chapters around the world form a vibrant community of support and meet throughout the month to wordsmith together. Come join the many thousands of others writing across the globe.
 
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1984 by George Orwell

Lionel Trilling said of Orwell's masterpiece " 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." 

Join us for a discussion of this book and its relevance today.

Meet on the library mezzanine!

Contact: Elise Katz  508-358-2311   ekatz@minlib.net
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Thursday November 15, 2018
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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3D Design Workshop - Sliding Box
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

In this 3D design workshop, participants will design their own working sliding box.  Using Tinkercad.com, participants will assign specific dimensions to create a functional object.  Some experience with Tinkercad is recommended, but not required.  Objects will be printed after the workshop, and will be free.  Parents of very young children (6-7) are encouraged to stay and design with their children.  Space is limited so sign up online, in person, or over the phone.  

Location: Raytheon Room
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De-Stress for the Holidays: Introduction to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mindfulness is the ability to be completely present, aware of what you’re doing while you are doing it, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. Come join us for an experiential evening of guided meditation. De stress for the holidays and learn some simple tools that when practiced regularly, can reduce stress, promote greater health, increase happiness and help improve self-awareness. There will be time at the end of the session for questions.

 

 

Marci Zieff, founder of Creating Calm LLC, is a stress management expert, a certified Reiki Master and holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. She teaches group meditation classes and works with private clients, adults, teens, children, special needs children, and families to help guide them into happier, calmer, healthier, and more focused lives. Please visit her website at www.creating-calm.com

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday November 16, 2018
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!  You must be a member to shop on Friday night.  You may become a member at the door.   

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Saturday November 17, 2018
Friends Book and Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

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Boston Typewriter Orchestra in the Rotunda
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An orchestra composed entirely of typewriters! 6 typists will create loud, lively music in the Rotunda. Join us for an experience unlike any other!

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is a collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Sunday November 18, 2018
Friends Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

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Documentary Screening: California Typewriter
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

In the process, the film delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine? Check out the trailer here. The film runs 1 hr, 24 minutes.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday November 19, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday November 20, 2018
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 November 21, 2018
CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Music and Movement for Kids
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ms Carly will lead children and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances and stretches.

For walkers to age 5.

 

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Drop-in Craft: Thanksgiving Decorations
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us and make colorful decorations for the Thanksgiving table!

For children ages 5 and up.

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Thursday November 22, 2018
CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Friday November 23, 2018
CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Saturday November 24, 2018
Saturday Stories: All About Families
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

  Join Ms. Carly for stories, songs and rhymes that celebrate families!

  For babies to 5 years with caregiver.

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Monday November 26, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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EMass Senior Softball Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Don Gould   508-359-2522 
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Wednesday November 28, 2018
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Let's Build: Zip Line Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Program! Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chan and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build a zip line that can carry a ping pong ball down.

Questions? contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

Contact person: Pam McCuen

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Thursday November 29, 2018
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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Drop-in Family Game Day
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Spend quality time with your children and their friends and play games at the library!

We will have board games and card games set up to play.

(This would be a great time to test out games before buying for holiday gifts!)

For ages 4 and up, with parent/caregiver.

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Friday November 30, 2018
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Exhibit Removal
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Exhibit Installation
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact: Judith Scott     judithsco@aol.com
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Saturday December 1, 2018
Exhibit Installation
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Judith Scott     judithsco@aol.com
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Sunday December 2, 2018
Holiday Open House
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
As a part of the Wayland Center Open House Ben Rudnick & Friends will perform a Holiday Concert.
With seven Parent's Choice awards to their credit, this tightly-honed string quartet with vocals is guaranteed to entertain the entire family.
Come and sing your favorite holiday songs and learn some new ones!
The performance will be in the Rotunda.  Refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library.
Concert: 3-3:45 p.m.  For all ages.
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Monday December 3, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly cover image

 

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby 

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. Translated by Jeremy Leggatt.

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday December 4, 2018
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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Craft a 3D Paper Snowflake
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Great Presenters - Dr. Ruben Azocar: Having Surgery after 65? What to know, consider, and ask
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Covering all aspects of surgery after 65, from pre-operative assessments and risk, to prevention of multiple complications that might occur.

Ruben J.  Azocar, MD, MHCM, FASA, FCCM is Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Azocar obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, completed his Anesthesiology residency at Boston University Medical Center and Critical Care Fellowships at Cook County Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Azocar is the President of the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesiology (SAGA) and has clinical and research interest in the care of the older adult presenting for surgery and anesthesia and/or suffering from critical illness.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 5, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday December 6, 2018
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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Friday December 7, 2018
Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Kim Steere     kimsteere@ymail.com
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Saturday December 8, 2018
Middlesex Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

After a brief meeting, Lori Lyn Price will present: "Impact of the 1918 flu epidemic: A personal stories-based approach." Open to all.   

Contact: Deborah Lee Stewart     deborahleestewart@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday December 9, 2018
Art Reception
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Judith Scott     judithsco@aol.com
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Monday December 10, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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The Guide to Walden Pond with Robert M. Thorson
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness.

Using this guide, both armchair readers and trail-walkers alike can amble around the pond’s shoreline, pausing at fifteen special places to learn about people, historic events, and the natural world. Thoreau will be a constant companion via quotes from Walden. Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit.

ROBERT M. THORSON is a professor at the University of Connecticut. An award-winning author, scientist, and journalist, he's an expert tour guide for Thoreau's Concord and a frequent speaker and consultant. From his home in Storrs, Connecticut, he walks to work on a trail through the woods.

Contact: Courtney Michael  5083582311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday December 11, 2018
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 December 12, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Group -- Save the Date!

*Details available soon*

Contact: Patti Reilly  508-358-2311   psreilly@minlib.net
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Dystopian and Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of this book.  Meet on the library mezzanine!

a stunning Nebula Award-winning and Hugo-shortlisted novel about the end of the world -- and the beginning of our future.  All the Birds in the Sky offers a humorous and, at times, heart-breaking exploration of growing up extraordinary in world filled with cruelty, scientific ingenuity, and magic.

Contact: Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
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Thursday December 13, 2018
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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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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 

This month's cookbook: Favorite recipes! Bring in your favorite recipes, no book required.

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday December 14, 2018
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

When sixteen-year-old Portia, recently orphaned, arrives in London and falls for an attractive cad -- a seemingly carefree young man who is as much an outsider in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of 1930s drawing rooms as she is -- their collision threatens to shatter the carefully built illusions of everyone around them. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist who combines a sharp sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations.

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Saturday December 15, 2018
Chari-Tea Family Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact person: Pam McCuen

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Monday December 17, 2018
Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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EMass Senior Softball Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Don Gould   508-359-2522 
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Tuesday December 18, 2018
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 December 19, 2018
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Dan Kennedy: The Return of the Moguls
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Author, Journalist and Professor Dan Kennedy will discuss his new book: The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century

Will the return of old-style individual ownership spark a renaissance in the newspaper business?

Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understood — or seem obvious in hindsight, at least — and the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a who’s who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests who were unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox.

A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive—and because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million.

Henry’s ascension at the Globe sparked hope. Bezos’s purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business.

Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired California’s Orange County Register in July 2012 then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both.

The Return of the Moguls chronicles a story in the making. Is a return to old-style individual ownership sparking a renaissance for the newspaper business, and if so, how?

About the author

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University and a nationally known media commentator. He is a panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press and writes on the news media for WGBHNews.org, the Nieman Journalism Lab and other publications. He previously wrote a media column for The Guardian and, before that, for The Boston Phoenix. His website, Media Nation, can be found at dankennedy.net.

Kennedy’s new book, The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century, will be published in 2018 by ForeEdge. His previous book, The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age, examines the rise of the New Haven Independent and other digital-only community news organizations. His first book, Little People: Learning to See the World Through My Daughter’s Eyes, is a memoir about raising a child with dwarfism.

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Thursday December 20, 2018
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.

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Monday December 24, 2018
CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday December 27, 2018
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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Sunday December 30, 2018
Exhibit Removal
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Judith Scott     judithsco@aol.com
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Monday December 31, 2018
CLOSE AT 3:00PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Tuesday January 1, 2019
CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday January 2, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Thursday January 3, 2019
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 
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Sunday January 6, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Monday January 7, 2019
Learn to Collage
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday January 8, 2019
Great Presenters Series - Kevin Delaney: How is History Written? The Story of Herman Allen
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Several years back, Wayland Korean War era veteran John Dyer acquired a cache of some 85 WWI letters sent home to a mom that somehow stayed neatly bundled together for nearly a century. After turning them over to Kevin Delaney and his US History students, teams of young historians spent weeks exploring the author and his era. The resulting Wayland High School History Project website, The Great War Story of Herman Allen, tells the story of an everyman from Natick and Wayland as a member of the 55th Coastal Artillery Corps. On this 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, Delaney will discuss the project-based approach to learning history and share the narrative his students revealed about life during wartime for the quintessential “kid next door”.

Kevin Delaney has been teaching history at Wayland High School for 26 years, including 17 as the social studies department head.  In 2001, he founded the Wayland High School History Project, a ten-volume digital archive Wayland’s 20th century history his students created (whshistoryproject.org). Delaney is the recipient of the 2017 New England History Teachers Association Kidger Award for excellence in teaching, the 2016 Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution U.S. History Teacher of the Year, and the 2014 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019
Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Thursday January 10, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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 

This month's cookbook: Lucky Peach

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday January 11, 2019
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

White Houses : A Novel

Lorena Hickock meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on FDR's first presidential campaign.  "Hick," as known to her friends and admirers, is not instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor.  But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.  From Washington, D.C. to Hyde Park, from a little white house on Long Island to an apartment on Manhattan's Washington Square, Amy Bloom's novel moves elegantly through fascinating places and times, written in compelling prose and with emotional depth, wit, and acuity.
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Sunday January 13, 2019
Ukulele Lesson with Julie Stepanek
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Monday January 14, 2019
Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Vassar College Professor of Religion Dr. Christopher White will discuss his new book, Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Other Dimensions. The book examines the idea that the universe has invisible, higher dimensions and parallel universes.  It looks at this idea in science fiction, comic books, art and spirituality, examining (for instance) the work of Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Rod Serling (the Twilight Zone), Salvador Dali, as well as televangelists, scientists and others. 

 

 

 

 

 

About Professor White: 

Christopher White received his PhD in Religious Studies from Harvard University, where he studied religion and culture in modern Europe and America. He is particularly interested in religion and science, spirituality and “unchurched” religion, new religious movements, electronic media and popular culture.

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Wednesday January 16, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday January 17, 2019
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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Raising & Keeping Chickens 101
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lisa Bougoulas of the Chelmsford Agway will lead this how-to seminar on Raising Chickens. Come learn what supplies you need, what to expect, what kinds of different breeds of chickens are available and where to buy them in the Spring.

She'll also include information on local laws and licenses regarding chicken keeping.

If you've been thinking about raising chickens, don't miss this program!

 

 

 

 

About Lisa: 

Lisa Bougoulas and her husband Manny purchased the Chelmsford Agway in March 2010. Due to customer interest, she had set up a free seminar "Intro to Chicken-Keeping" at the store. The seminar was a big hit and Lisa realized that backyard chicken-keeping was definitely something that she would enjoy. In the Spring of 2011 after a lot of research on the different breeds of chickens, she came home with five chickens. She quickly succumbed to a phenomenon known as 'chicken math' and somehow ended up with eleven chickens. She has been ordering the chickens at Chelmsford Agway for the past eight years and through her own flock and talking with customers, she has gained a wealth of information about how to raise a happy and healthy flock. She has thoroughly enjoyed her chickens these past seven years, and loves to talk about chickens to anyone that comes into the store. 

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Friday January 18, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday January 19, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday January 20, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday January 21, 2019
CLOSED - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Tuesday January 22, 2019
WayCam install
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday January 23, 2019
Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

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WayCam installation
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Creative Ways to Preserve Your Legacy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Panelist Wendy Seedia and others will discuss the creative way they have preserved their memories. 

http://www.wendyseadia.com/

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Thursday January 24, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday January 25, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday January 26, 2019
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday January 27, 2019
Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tony Howes, MD:  Physick and Chirugery -- Practicing Medicine 1750 - 1850 in Sudbury/Wayland

Contact: Molly Faulkner     farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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Wednesday January 30, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday February 3, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Monday February 4, 2019
Cooking with Chocolate - Sweet and Savory
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! 

Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores chocolate as both a sweet and savory ingredient. Learn about the different types of chocolate, how to select a chocolate based on its fat and sugar content, and how to use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples. 

Registration is required. 

Chef Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering and restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. Her recipes and teaching style connected with her community, and Liz soon had a large following of loyal students. She is a regular guest on New Hampshire’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including Where Women Cook, New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo Press.   
 

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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This meeting will take place in the mezzanine.

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday February 5, 2019
Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Michael  5083582311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 6, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday February 7, 2019
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 February 8, 2019
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Self-Portrait with Boy : A Novel

Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon

A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death--an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, and a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship.

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Sunday February 10, 2019
Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jack Russell:  18/19th century farm tools

Contact: Molly Faulkner     farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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Wednesday February 13, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Coyote Continent
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Robert Michelson, Presenter

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 14, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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 

This month's cookbook: The Food Lab

 

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Saturday February 16, 2019
Craft a Pair of Earrings! with Norma Radoff
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Limit 10 attendees. Ages 12 and up. Please register in advance.

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday February 18, 2019
CLOSED - PRESIDENTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday February 20, 2019
Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday February 21, 2019
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 February 27, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday March 1, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Sunday March 3, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Monday March 4, 2019
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday March 5, 2019
Great Presenters - Dr. Emma Teng: Forbidden Love: Chinese & White Mixed Families in the 19th Cent.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

With interracial marriage increasingly common in America today, how much do we know about the past histories of mixed families in an earlier era? When the first Chinese immigrants came to this country in the 19th century, some fell in love and married American women. Some of these mixed families settled here, and others in China. What kind of obstacles and reception did they face in a time when interracial marriage was largely taboo, on both sides of the Pacific?

Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842-1943, published by the University of California Press.

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Wednesday March 6, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday March 7, 2019
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 8, 2019
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Underground Railroad

In Whitehead's rendering, the Underground Railroad of the early 19th century is a literal subterranean tunnel with tracks, trains, and conductors, ferrying runaways into darkness and, occasionally, into light. Throughout the book, Cora faces unthinkable horrors, and her survival depends entirely on her resilience. The story is literature at its finest and history at its most barbaric.  Winner of the 2016 National Book Award and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

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Saturday March 9, 2019
The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an interactive concert in the Library Rotunda!

Celtic Culture is woven deeply throughout the fabric of America and especially so in the Northeast. The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a concert that will inspire singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping. 

Learn the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855, never returned to Ireland, and never saw his family again. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news. The letters were discovered in the 1970's and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. You can learn more and read the first and last of the series of letters at  http://www.jeffsnow.net/kilkelly.html 

Enjoy a sample of Jeff's performance here: https://youtu.be/XW-5zB8kFmc?t=11s

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
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Wednesday March 13, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday March 14, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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

This month's cookbook: Saveur: The New Classics

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday March 15, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday March 21, 2019
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 March 24, 2019
Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jane Sciacca:  Early Wayland Women Abolitionists

Contact: Molly Faulkner     farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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Wednesday March 27, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday March 31, 2019
Annual Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Contact: Nancy Geiser   
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Monday April 1, 2019
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Wednesday April 3, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday April 4, 2019
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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Barbara F. Berenson: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event open to the public hosted by The Harvard Club in Concord

Contact: Robin Tapper  508-358-0076   rtappers@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday April 7, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Tuesday April 9, 2019
Great Presenters - Joan Blair: From the Streets to Galleries - Japanese Woodblock Prints at the MFA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has the largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints outside of Japan - almost 50,000.  Though considered "everyday" posters in Japan in the 19th century, they came to be appreciated by Western artists of the time and collected by an eccentric group of Bostonians who subsequently donated them to the Museum. Some 100 years later the collections were finally prepared for display by a dedicated group of volunteers. Joan will speak about the prints, her experience on that team and how it opened the door to a post-retirement career as a Museum of Fine Arts docent. 

Joan Blair is a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She studied East Asian history as an undergraduate but took a detour and spent 30 years in the computer industry. A particular interest was introducing computers to libraries. A trip to Japan re-awakened her interest in that culture and the surprising opportunity to use her knowledge of Japan and computers to catalog the Japanese woodblock print collection at the MFA.

Contact: Courtney Michael  5083582311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 11, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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

This month's cookbook: TBD

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday April 12, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Istanbul Passage

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

The "New York Times"-bestselling tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul who must navigate a murky world of compromise and betrayal. Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into Instanbul, doing undercover odd jobs. As the espionage community packs up and a city prepares for the realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.

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Monday April 15, 2019
CLOSED - PATRIOTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday April 17, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday April 18, 2019
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 April 21, 2019
CLOSED - EASTER
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday April 24, 2019
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 28, 2019
Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Molly Faulkner:  Poor Farms:  Wayland

Contact: Molly Faulkner     farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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Wednesday May 1, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday May 2, 2019
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 5, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Monday May 6, 2019
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Tuesday May 7, 2019
Great Presenters - Susan Lynne Arnold: Memoir of a Narcissist’s Daughter, Bk 1 - Breaking the Spell
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness about (1) narcissism in general (2) the life-depleting effects the child of a highly narcissistic parent may experience, and (3) the unique path one child of a highly narcissistic parent needed to travel in order to recover from her parent’s narcissism.

Susan Lynne Arnold holds a B.S. in education, an M.A. in Psychology and Religion, and a DMIN in Faith, Health, and Spirituality. She taught in public school systems for thirteen years, followed by 24 years in corporate America where she worked as a consultant and workshop facilitator across many industries. At this time she is retired, enjoys writing, and regards the books she writes as legacy work.

Contact: Courtney Michael  5083582311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 9, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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

This month's cookbook: Extra Virgin

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday May 10, 2019
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

A brave, timely, searingly beautiful novel from the acclaimed author of The Blind Man's Garden: set in contemporary Pakistan, the story of a Muslim widow and her Christian neighbors whose community is consumed by violent religious intolerance. In his characteristically luminous prose, Nadeem Aslam has given us a lionhearted novel that reflects Pakistan's past and present in a single mirror, a story of corruption, resilience, and the disguises that are sometimes necessary for survival--a revelatory portrait of the human spirit.

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Wednesday May 15, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Preston Heller: The Mentalist
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come be amazed by Preston Heller the Mentalist who will read your mind!  Well, maybe not read it but he will certainly reveal information known only to you.  This is a program you won't want to miss. Everyone will be leaving wondering how he does it.  

The program is 100% family friendly, but due to the nature of the subject matter, it is recommended for ages 12 and up.

 

Contact: Courtney Michael  508-358-2311   cmichael@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 16, 2019
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 17, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday May 27, 2019
CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday May 29, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday June 2, 2019
Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Contact: Maureen Barnowski     maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
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Monday June 3, 2019
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
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Wednesday June 5, 2019
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday June 6, 2019
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 7, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday June 12, 2019
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday June 13, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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

This month's cookbook: The Joy of Cooking

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Friday June 14, 2019
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Manhattan Beach

Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Pulitzer Prize-winnder Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.

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Thursday June 20, 2019
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 21, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday July 4, 2019
CLOSED - JULY 4TH
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday July 11, 2019
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookbook Club -- Join us as we all cook from the same book and enjoy it 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

This month's cookbook: The Nourished Kitchen

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net
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Saturday August 31, 2019
CLOSED ALL DAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday September 1, 2019
CLOSED ALL DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Monday September 2, 2019
CLOSED - LABOR DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday September 5, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 20, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday October 3, 2019
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 14, 2019
CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday October 17, 2019
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 18, 2019
Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday November 7, 2019
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 November 11, 2019
CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday November 21, 2019
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 27, 2019
CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Thursday November 28, 2019
CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Friday November 29, 2019
CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Thursday December 5, 2019
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 December 24, 2019
CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Wednesday December 25, 2019
CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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