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Wednesday April 1, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Characters Within: An Improv Theatre Lab
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Harness your hidden characters! Using improvisational theatre and movement, teens will explore the bizarre, sweet, sly, bold, old and young characters that live in each of us! Teens will then have a ‘body-sense’ of how to bring any character to life. Focus is not on improv games but on exploring characters, in general.  No theatre experience necessary - open to all teens who want TO HAVE FUN and learn!! 

Workshop is led by Rona Leventhal

For teens in grades 6 to 12

This program is supported in part by the Wayland Cultural Council and is in part federally funded by an LSTA grant awarded by the Mass Board of Library Commissioners.

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STEM program for kids: Technology
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will explore our five senses and simple tools.

For children ages 3-5 with their parents/caregivers.

This is the second of a 4-part series.  All sessions will take place in the Children's Room.

Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and is funded with a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Please register for all 4 sesions on the March 25 listing on the library's event calendar. 

Families, please note: each child must be registered separately.

Location: Wayland Children's Room
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Poetry Reading
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Three award-winning Massachusetts poets read their work:  Emily Ferrara, Zvi A. Sesling, and James B Nicola.  The event is free and open to the public.  Poetic patrons are invited to bring a favorite poem to share, time allowing.  Coffe and tea served.

Contact: James B. Nicola     nicolajamesb@juno.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 2, 2015
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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Sunday April 5, 2015
Easter - Library Closed
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Monday April 6, 2015
Friends of Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wayland Annual Town Meeting
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Tuesday April 7, 2015
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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Masters of Italy with Frank Smith
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This four-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany.  We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries.

Class notes will be made available.  The following readings will provide background for the class:

Required:

Imperium by Robert Harris

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

Optional:

Livy Books I - V (the early history of Rome)

I Claudius by Robert Graves

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

Lives of the Artists by Vasari (Selected artists will be assigned for class.)

Contact: Frank Smith   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wayland Annual Town Meeting
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Wednesday April 8, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman (2004)
Ewan McGregor - actor and self-confessed bike nut - noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. So he picked up the phone and called Charley Boorman, his best friend, fellow actor and bike enthusiast.  Riding 20,000 miles across increasingly tough terrain, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. As they travelled, they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire.

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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STEM program for kids: Engineering
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will use problem solving skills to construct and recycle.

For children ages 3-5 with their parents/caregivers.

This is the third of a 4-part series.  All sessions will take place in the Children's Room.

Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and is funded with a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Please register for all 4 sesions on the March 25 listing on the library's event calendar. 

Families, please note: each child must be registered separately.

Location: Wayland Children's Room
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Thursday April 9, 2015
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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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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Wayland Annual Town Meeting
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Friday April 10, 2015
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday April 11, 2015
Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday April 13, 2015
Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection: The Online Library Resource
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Want another tool in your gardener’s tool box?  This one has the full-text of articles for finding answers to your gardening and landscape questions.  The workshop will demonstrate how to search this database and how to access it from home with a library card.   Workshop limited to 10. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 14, 2015
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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Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Historian and author Barbara F. Berenson will discuss her new book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.  The book explains how Boston, for the second time, changed the fate of the nation. Inspired by their Patriot forefathers and nurtured in the nation’s “cradle of lib-erty,” Boston's abolitionists sparked a Second American Revolution – this one intended to force the nation to live up to the promises of liberty and equality contained in the Declaration of Inde-pendence.

William Lloyd Garrison, the Boston-based publisher of the nation’s leading abolitionist newspa-per, enthusiastically recruited blacks and women to join his crusade.  Wayland’s Lydia Maria Child, author of the nation’s first anti-slavery book, was among his most important allies.  For several decades, the Boston abolitionists led a dramatic campaign against both southern slavery and Boston’s “lords of the loom” whose textile fortunes depended on slave-grown cotton.  Child also became a leader in the emerging women’s rights movement.  When the abolitionists’ lengthy struggle finally provoked the secession of the South and the outbreak of Civil War, Bos-ton's activists tirelessly campaigned for expanding Union war goals to include Emancipation and, ultimately, a constitutional amendment permanently eradicating slavery from the nation. 
 
Berenson is the author of Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism, an official Guidebook of the Freedom Trail Foundation (2011, 2nd ed. 2014).  She is co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012).  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Berenson works as a senior attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

The talk is expected to take about an hour, followed by refreshments.

Presented by the Harvard Club in Concord

Contact: Robin Tapper  508-358-0076 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Introduction to Google Drive
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome to the Cloud!  Google Drive allows you to store 30 Gigabits (& that's a lot) of files you access or create for free.  We'll take a look at Google Drive storage, Google Docs and their integration with GMail.  
Evernote, OneDrive and DropBox offer similar storage solutions, but we'll leave those for another time.
Contact: Matt Amory  508-358-2311   mamory@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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STEM program for kids: Math
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will explore shapes, numbers, and patterns.

For children ages 3-5 with their parents/caregivers.

This is the fourth of a 4-part series.  All sessions will take place in the Children's Room.

Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and is funded with a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Please register for all 4 sesions on the March 25 listing on the library's event calendar. 

Families, please note: each child must be registered separately.

Location: Wayland Children's Room
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Great Presenters - Aidan McCann
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

“DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING AND A LOVE OF MATH WITH YOUR CHILD”
How do I work with my child to develop their understanding and love of math? What kinds of things should I do at home? And what really matters? Come and be a part of a lively discussion highlighting some of the routines that can develop an understanding of math from an early age up through middle school. Learn how to help your child master their basic facts in a way that retains an excitement for math. Most importantly, hear about how to do this so that students understand that math can be fun!

Aidan McCann is an Elementary Math Coach for the Wayland Schools. He has worked with teachers and students for the past four years, assisting in developing curriculum, imple-menting Common Core, and sharing engaging and successful math practices across the district.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 16, 2015
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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Book Buddies
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 3 with a parent/caregiver.

This month's book will be Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan.

We will discuss the book and do an activity.

Please read the books with your child before the session.

Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen will facilitate this program,

which is co-run by the WCPA.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday April 17, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

SECTARIANISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?

Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?

Leader:  Marty Nichols

Host:  Edna Nichols
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday April 18, 2015
Read to Corbyn the Samoyed
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children are invited to read to Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed.

This is a drop-in event.  No registration required.

Corbyn and her owner Helen, are certified through Pets and People Foundation to give

read-to-a-dog programs.

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday April 20, 2015
Patriots Day - Library Closed
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Tuesday April 21, 2015
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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Website team meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Annie: the Movie
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Vacation Week Special!  Relax with your friends and watch the new Annie movie.

It is a hard knock life for feisty foster child Annie until Mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in. 

Runtime: 118 minutes. PG rating.

Popcorn will be served.

 

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Wednesday April 22, 2015
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Lindsay and her Puppet Pals
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Lindsay will bring her life-size puppets and marionettes

and will perform silly stories

with lots of room for audience participation.

For ages 3 and up.

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Thursday April 23, 2015
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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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday April 24, 2015
Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday April 26, 2015
Wayland Poetry Workshop Annual Reading
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for poetry and refreshments at the 2015 event.

Doors open at 2:00 pm.

Contact: Judy Hoyer  508-655-2868 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 28, 2015
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio in Sudbury

Location: Raytheon Room
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Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructions Not Included - A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.  100 minutes.  From Mexico. Spanish with English subtitles.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday April 29, 2015
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Natural Solution to Executive Functioning Struggles and ADHD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Free educational lecture open to the public.  Presented by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.

Contact: Kristen Weed  857-312-4320   AHS@wellnessspeakers.org
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 30, 2015
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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Non-Fiction Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We will read The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 1, 2015
Friends Book Sale - Members' Preview
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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Saturday May 2, 2015
Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, May 1, from 6-8:30 p.m. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 5:30 p.m. Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Wayland Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at 508-358-4515 or Pam Mauer at 508-358-5432.

Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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Sunday May 3, 2015
Friends Book Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
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OVER HERE AND OVER THERE: World War I Wayland
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What was Wayland like during “the war to end all wars"? How did citizens respond to the transition from peace to armed conflict? On this 100th anniversary of the Great War, the Wayland Historical Society, Wayland Public Library, and Kevin Delaney and the Wayland High School History Project are teaming up to excavate the stories of local men and women who somehow responded to President Wilson’s call to arms. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, we aim to shed light on a period in local history that has yet to be extensively studied.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 4, 2015
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 5, 2015
Great Presenters - Sabine von Mering, Ph.D.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

“WHY DID CINDERELLA’S STEPSISTERS CHOP OFF THEIR FEET?”
For over two-hundred years the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale collections have bewitched their readers. To this day the stories continue to inspire new variations in cultures around the world. Who were the brothers Grimm and what is the reason for the tales' ongoing popularity?

Sabine von Mering is Professor of German and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. Originally from Germany, she holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of California Davis. She has been a Wayland resident since 2003.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 6, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Author Evelyn Wolfson
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Local author Evelyn Wolfson will discuss her new book, Legendary Locals of Wayland. The book discusses the amazing men and women who dedicated their lives and careers to developing the town of Wayland and retaining its rural atmosphere. Co-sponsored with the Wayland Historical Society.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 7, 2015
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 May 8, 2015
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell.

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 11, 2015
How to Find Your Next Great Read
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you struggle to find a good book to read, often wandering bookshelves for something that grabs your attention?  Or, do you read the latest bestsellers or recommendations from friends to find those disappoint you?  If so, this workshop is for you.  We will introduce you to online tools that will make finding your next great read easy and fun. Tools include Novelist, Books & Authors and GoodReads.  Workshop limited to 10. 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz  508-358-2311   rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 12, 2015
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING THE WEB PRESENCE OF YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Internet continues to evolve, impacting our lives, and our businesses. Local businesses are often at a disadvantage on the Internet. Hear about strategies to deal with the mobile revolution, gradual change in expectations, the social networks, and how to manage and grow your business through its web presence. Learn about some of the common mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them.

Presenter Gevorg Abrahamian is currently Director of Product Management at Oracle where he has spent the past 16 years helping public and private sector organizations improve their Enterprise Performance Management solutions. For 3 years, he has devoted his nights and weekends to helping local business owners improve their web presence, grow and compete more effectively on the Internet.

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 13, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph by Jennifer Pharr Davis (2013)
In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love.  This is Jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter and tears.  But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Perry Ganz, Esq.  781-453-0030   pganz@brierganz.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 15, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

INDIA CHANGES COURSE

For the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade.

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.

Leader:  Mary Morss
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 18, 2015
Library Trustee Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 20, 2015
Author Ron McAdow
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ron McAdow has just released a novel! Ron is known in Wayland as the former executive director of Sudbury Valley Trustees and the author of the popular river guide "The Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers." In this presentation Ron will tell us about his new book, called "Ike," which is set in a Massachusetts town Ron calls “Westforest.” Treating the story as a series of dialogue-rich scenes, Ron will introduce his major characters and themes and describe the process of writing a first novel while in his sixties. If you want to read his book before the talk, it is available on Amazon, including for Kindle, or at the Concord Bookshop and Wellesley Books.

 

 

 

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Thursday May 21, 2015
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 May 25, 2015
Memorial Day - Library Closed
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Tuesday May 26, 2015
Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Deep - Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. 95 minutes.  From Iceland.  Icelandic with English subtitles.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday May 28, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Beyond the Sky and the Earth:  A Journey into Bhutan, by Jamie Zeppa.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 29, 2015
Friends Spring Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday June 1, 2015
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Uncle Fred in Springtime by P.G. Wodehouse.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 2, 2015
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 4, 2015
Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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 5, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

U.S. POLICY TOWARD AFRICA
How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Leader:  Steve Engler

Host:  Carol Leiter
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 10, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli (2010)
Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist when a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world.   Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan—said to be one of the happiest places on earth.

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 12, 2015
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Stoner by John Edward Williams.

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday June 13, 2015
Author Carrie Russell
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Carrie Russell, author of the novel "Drowning Cactus," will speak about environmentalism and fiction at the library today.

"Drowning Cactus" is literary fiction that explores the transformative power of wilderness. The novel follows a cactus thief and an urban gardening instructor on a journey across the American landscape, from the Sonoran Desert to Walden Pond.

Russell, a 1996 graduate of Wayland High School, studied writing at Columbia and Oxford, and worked as an environmental advocate before she became a novelist. The novel is inspired by her experiences in some of America’s most remote and threatened wilderness areas.

Russell will be available to sign books and answer reader questions after the talk.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 17, 2015
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 18, 2015
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 19, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

SYRIA'S REFUGEE CRISIS

As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains.

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multiyear civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world’s largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains. Ultimately, though, the safety of displaced Syrians rests with the whole international community.

Leader:  Maria Locke
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 25, 2015
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday June 28, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday June 29, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Butterfly People:  An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World, by William Leach.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday July 3, 2015 -  Sunday July 5, 2015
Independence Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Sunday July 12, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday July 19, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday July 26, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday July 27, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday July 30, 2015
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday August 2, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday August 9, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday August 16, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday August 23, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday August 24, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Marmee & Louisa by Eve LaPlante.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 27, 2015
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday August 30, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Saturday September 5, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Thursday September 10, 2015
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 18, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Leader:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 24, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday September 28, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday September 29, 2015
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 8, 2015
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 12, 2015
Columbus Day - Library Closed
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Friday October 16, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

BRAZIL'S METAMORPHOSIS

Some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.

Brazil — it’s the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence — it’s drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.

Leader:  Carol Leiter

Host:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 22, 2015
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 November 5, 2015
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 11, 2015
Veterans' Day - Library Closed
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Thursday November 19, 2015
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 25, 2015
Library Closing at 6:00 pm
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Thursday November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
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Friday November 27, 2015
Library Closed
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Thursday December 3, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 17, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 24, 2015
Library Closing at Noon
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Friday December 25, 2015
Christmas - Library Closed
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Thursday December 31, 2015
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
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