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

Sparky's Puppets will perform

The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood,

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

For ages 3 and up

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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Friday February 24, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Exhibit Removal
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Pete Curran     petemcurran@hotmail.com
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Monday February 27, 2017
Room is Booked
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday February 28, 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

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

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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La Traviata with Phil Radoff
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

PHIL RADOFF--Verdi's "La Traviata": A Guided Tour

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

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

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 3, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler     stephenmengler@gmail.com
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Pajama Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Listen to stories in the comfort of your pajamas!

For toddlers and preschoolers, with parent/caregiver.

Led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Meet in the Children's Room.

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Pajama Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Listen to stories in the comfort of your pajamas!

For toddlers and preschoolers, with parent/caregiver.

Led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Meet in the Children's Room.

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Tuesday March 7, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

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

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Book Buddies
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

This month's book is Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer.

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

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

This program is co-run with the WCPA!

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

 

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

March's book is The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm.

We will also choose a book for next month.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday March 10, 2017
Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell     svhubbell@gmail.com
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English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning and advanced beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Change in Location: Library balcony (ask at the circulation desk).
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Snow Falling on CedarsSnow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

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

 

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
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Sunday March 12, 2017
Karim Nagi, Gossels Program for Human Dignity
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

 

 

KARIM NAGI is a native Egyptian who performs Arabic music and folk dance. He came to America for Middle School through College, and has continued to connect the two Arab and Western worlds for himself, and now his audiences. A master drummer, He was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for 5 year, and now tours North & South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher and performer. He specializes in hand percussion, drumming, lutes, as well as dances of Arab speaking countries. He has released 13 internationally distributed CDs and has authored 6 instructional DVDs on Arabic drumming, music for dance, and folk dances. Karim Nagi has presented his Arabiqa school program, exposing young audiences to the performing arts and culture of the Arab world, to over 300 school assemblies across America. 

Karim has also lectured and performed in many prestigious Universities across America, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Bowdoin, NYU, and William & Mary college. He still maintains a presence in the Arab world, and has performed on Egyptian television multiple times. He has many periodic projects that help educated Americans about the art and culture of the Arab world, from a modern perspective. 

Contact: -Dana Mastroianni     dmastroianni@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday March 13, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 15, 2017
CONVERT YOUR LPs TO CDs
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

There’s so much great music on them, but when’s the last time you listened to your records?  Reference Librarian Andy Moore will show you how to use the software program Audacity to convert your LPs to digital files.  Burn them onto a disc, upload them onto a portable device, or post them online--you’ll give that old collection new life!

 

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Maker Lab: Catapulting with Marshmallows
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!  Join Giselle from the Learning Hub for this session in a series of

STEAM Maker classes.  These classes inspire kids to make new things and discover the world around them.

In this session children will build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.

For children ages 5 and up.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Join us as we celebrate the Arts Wayland show, Hidden in Plain Sight and the start of Wayland Reads.   The show can be viewed throughout the main floor of the library for a week following this event.  

 

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

 

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

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday March 20, 2017
Transition Wayland Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discussion plans for our community garden projects; the Energize Wayland program which seeks to bring more solar, electric vehicles and more home energy assessments to town; and outreach and engagement with the community through the Wayland Walks program and planning Earth Day events. We also would welcome new people with new ideas.

https://blog.transitionwayland.org/

Contact: Andrea Case  (201) 675-0100   andreag.case@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Art Workshop for Children
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children are invited to make a spring scene of a tree and flowers, using cut paper,

tissue paper, glitter, and markers.  Bring your creativity!

Workshop led by Wayland artist Margret Krakauer.

For children ages 6 and up.

    

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Tuesday March 21, 2017
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Author Talk: Erin Dionne
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her

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

Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise.

For youth in grades 5 and up.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017
Sensory Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

For toddlers and preschoolers.

Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you.This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.

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

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

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

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

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

one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.  

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Room is Booked
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday March 24, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Monday March 27, 2017
Introduction to the iPhone/iPad
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

 

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Anthony Amore - Notorious Heists, Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries of the Art World
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

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

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

 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday March 29, 2017
Room is Booked
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Make Your Own Masterpiece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

be held on March 22, and April 26, also from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Children may attend

one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.

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Room is Booked
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday March 30, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Room is Booked
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday March 31, 2017
Vendor (Pam)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday April 1, 2017
Room is Booked
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday April 3, 2017
Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

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

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Book Discussion - Master Thieves
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Join librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz for a discussion of Master Thieves:  The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian.  

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Thursday April 6, 2017
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Town Meeting
7:00 PM
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Friday April 7, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Film Showing - Thomas Crown Affair
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Join us for a showing of The Thomas Crown Affair, a remake of the 1968 classic.  Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Dennis Leary, this film is about a thrill-seeker who steals art for a living and meets his match in a seductress detective.  121 minutes.    

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Saturday April 8, 2017
Wayland Reads Panel - The Value of Art
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Monday April 10, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday April 12, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday April 13, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Documentary - Mystery of a Masterpiece
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In 2007 a striking portraint of a woman in renaissance dress made world headlines.  Originally sold nine years before for $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leondardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million.  How did cutting edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo?  60 minutes.   Immediately following will be a discussion of the three Wayland Reads books.  

 

 

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Book Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz for a discussion of all three Wayland Reads books.  This program immediately follows the showing of the film, Mystery of a Masterpiece.  

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

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

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

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

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 15.  Please register here.  

For children ages 5 and up.

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

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Wednesday April 19, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bob Allen College Planning Network
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is not a library-sponsored program.

Contact: Bob Allen  617-799-4436 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 20, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Book Discussion - The Art Forger
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Join librarian Andy Moore for a book discussion of The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.  

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday April 21, 2017
English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library provides an English conversation group for beginning English speakers. This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Monday April 24, 2017
Brainbuilding storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Brainbuilding storytime led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnership for Children and Families.

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

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Tuesday April 25, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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The Art of Deception with Skinner Auctioneer Robin Starr
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Robin Starr is the Director of American & European Works of Art, overseeing a staff of specialists who appraise and catalog prints, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. She is widely regarded as one of Skinner’s most vibrant and animated auctioneers, bringing an enthusiastic spirit to the podium at Skinner’s American & European Paintings & Prints auctions, held three times annually. Starr’s area of specialization is in American paintings and prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Outside her role at Skinner, Starr is a major contributor to the success of Boston’s thriving arts and culture community. She conducts numerous benefit appraisal days, lectures, and benefit auctions throughout the year. She has lectured in art history at various colleges throughout New England, including as a Lecturer in Art History at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Starr joined Skinner in September of 1987 as a research and cataloguing assistant in the American & European Paintings & Prints Department. She received her M.A. in the History of Art, specializing in early medieval art, from Williams College. As an undergraduate, Starr combined an unusual double major in Art History and Physics through research in neutron activation autoradiography and its application in art historical research at Bates College.  

 

 

 
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Children's Program
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Make Your Own Masterpiece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

This is the last of three Make Your Own Masterpiece workshops scheduled.

Children may attend one, two, or all three workshops.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops.  

For ages 5 and up.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Book Discussion: Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Join librarian Pam McCuen for a discussion of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.

For youth ages 10 and up, and adults.

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Sunday April 30, 2017
Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Nancy Geiser      nancykg32@verizon.net
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

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

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Nancy Geiser  508-651-1254    nancykg32@verizon.net
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Monday May 8, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Same River Twice
By Mooney, Ted

The Same River Twice

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exploring the Charles River
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Join us for a book talk with author Kathleen Rowe as she introduces her book, Exploring the Charles River.  The book is a wonderful guide for enjoying the famous river's sparkling vistas crossed by scenic bridges and canopied trees, discovering the rich history of greater Boston, and exploring delightful out-of-the-way places. Kathleen will share some of t he many events that take place along this iconic body of water.    

Former English teacher and environmentalist, Kathleen Rowe loves exploring the Charles River while photographing, researching and writing about the different areas of this ever-changing waterway.  

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  

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

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

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

 

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

This month's book:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

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

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

EuphoriaEuphoria by Lily King 

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

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

 

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

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

For more information about MSOG check out the website.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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Wednesday May 17, 2017
Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Want to create a video to pass on to children or grandchildren?  This talk will help you understand how to write a life script, how to put your life in video chapters and how to use a video camera to produce a legacy video.  Sample videos will be shown to demonstrate different styles of histories to inspire you to create your own.
 
With over twenty years of producing video histories, Hal Slifer brings an enjoyable and fun way to discuss how to prepare one of your own.  Besides producing videos, he is also a producer of the popular Chagigah Jewish Radio program on WERS radio in Boston.
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday May 18, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 26, 2017
Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday May 27, 2017
Hold for Director
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 2, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
Preschool Parenting Group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents

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

Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.

Infants and toddlers are welcome too!

Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

(see October 18 description to register)

We need to limit the club to 15 girls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Swamplandia!
By Russell, Karen


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

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

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311 
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. Now he has traveled across the world and all the way Down Under to Australia, a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found there--a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday June 15, 2017
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 23, 2017
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday July 4, 2017
Library Closed -- Independence Day
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Thursday July 13, 2017
Sparky's Puppets
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sparky will peform several short puppet shows

on the Summer Reading Theme "Build a Better World"

For ages 3 and up

 

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Clean Eating Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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