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Saturday November 18, 2017
WHS Robotics Demo
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Come see the Wayland High School Robotics Team!  They will put on a live demonstration of what they have been working on.  What will their robot do?  Stop by the library and find out.  Demo will be held in a sectioned off part of the library parking lot.  No registration required.

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Sunday November 19, 2017
Value of a Book
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman, a long-time rare book dealer, will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a book, and offer complimentary estimates for up to three books for each attendee. Rickman is a former host of “Booksellers” on Rhode Island Public Television, and a leader in the promotion of African American history. This event is in collaboration with the Wayland Historical Society.  

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday November 21, 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 17 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 November 22, 2017
Library Closes at 6 p.m.
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Drop-In Thanksgiving Craft
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table.

For ages 4 and up.

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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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Monday November 27, 2017
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Tuesday November 28, 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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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 17 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 November 29, 2017
Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Pop-up Makerspace
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Put on your Maker's Hat and join our new Assistant Children's Librarian Carly Moniz

in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Carly will have several projects and activies set up

for kids who like to make stuff.

For ages 5 and up.

 

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

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

November's book is Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.

We will also choose a book for next month.

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 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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Exhibit Removal
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Wayne Hall   
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!

Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. 

Children's Room.

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Coding for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

This fall, the Wayland library is sponsoring a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs, explore some key ideas in computer science, and delve into how software works on our computers, phones, cars, the Internet, and more.
 
The group will meet the following Thursdays:  10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16,  11/30, and 12/7
 
Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use.  
 
Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.
 
Enrollment is limited, so sign up now!
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday December 1, 2017
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. 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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Exhibit Installation
11:35 AM - 6:00 PM
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Saturday December 2, 2017
ArtsWayland Installation
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday December 3, 2017
ArtsWayland Reception
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Family Sing-along with David Polansky
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Musician David Polansky will get us all singing songs that celebrate the
winter season and holidays.

David has written many award-winning songs and his repertoire of standards is enormous.

For the most part, if you wish to hear it, he can sing it.

So, come with your requests! 

This family sing-along is a part of the Wayland Center Open House programming line up.

 

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Monday December 4, 2017
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lillian Boxfish Takes a WalkLillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. Manhattan is grittier now, but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed-- and has not.

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311   btuttle@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday December 5, 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 17 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 Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Herb Kavet: “REMOTE AND EXCITING TRAVEL BY BICYCLE”

You can’t see the world from the window of an air conditioned bus. Not really. Biking provides more intimate contact. You can easily meet the local people, whether primitive or sophisticated, because you are traveling in such an unthreatening and often locally acceptable manner. I’ll be talking about adventures and encounters mostly in Third World countries.

Herb Kavet graduated MIT in 1958 as an engineer but spent most of his life as an entrepreneur and writer. He wrote hundreds of short humor books which his wife likes to describe as being of questionable taste. Still, all got published mainly because he owned the publishing company.  Currently retired at 80, he skis all winter, bikes all summer and plays with his grandchildren in between.  

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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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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Baby Faces
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk

about the different faces of your baby's development.

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

For babies ages 3 months to prewalking, with parent/caregiver.

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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Nonfiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme is magical creatures.

For ages 5 and up.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Kitchen Witchery: An Exploration of the Medicinal Uses of Culinary Herbs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join local herbalist Violet Bertelsen for a presentation on the many uses and applications of culinary herbs.  Culinary herbs are not only some of the best remedies for many minor complaints and ailments, but also form the backbone of many herbal traditions worldwide.  This discussion will explore how a spice rack can function in many cases as an effective first aid kit.  A handout will be provided and Violet will speak from her experience as an herbalist.  Anyone with an interest in cooking, healing, herbalism and gardening is heartily encouraged to attend.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 7, 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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Coding for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

This fall, the Wayland library is sponsoring a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs, explore some key ideas in computer science, and delve into how software works on our computers, phones, cars, the Internet, and more.
 
The group will meet the following Thursdays:  10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16,  11/30, and 12/7
 
Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use.  
 
Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.
 
Enrollment is limited, so sign up now!
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday December 8, 2017
Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell   
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

In the last months of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Dinesh's world has contracted to an evacuee camp, where he measures his days by shells that fall like clockwork. Alienated from language, home, and family, he is brought back to life by an unexpected proposal from an old man in the camp: that he marry his daughter, Ganga. In the hours they spend together, Dinesh and Ganga attempt to awaken to one another, to reclaim their humanity. Anuk Arudpragasam's novel is a feat of stunning imaginative empathy, a meditation on the bare elements of human existence that give life its pulse and purpose, even in the face of atrocity.

 

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Tuesday December 12, 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 17 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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Film Showing - Remember Pearl Harbor
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying. It was just another day in paradise. At 7:48 A.M. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped bombs and fired guns at stunned American soldiers and sailors. The United States had been violently thrown into World War II. Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor that day has their own story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories are the same. This film tells some of their stories. 80 minutes.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 13, 2017
Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Mountain to Mountain:  A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan by Shannon Galpin

Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike."

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Baby Faces
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk

about the different faces of your baby's development.

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

For babies ages 3 months to prewalking, with parent/caregiver.

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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

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

Children will listen to stories about the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia,

make a craft, and enjoy Swedish gingerbread cookies.

For ages 4 and up.

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Wayland Gardens Condo Association
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Mark Leone   508-233-8911 
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Thursday December 14, 2017
Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner

Helen will join us. 

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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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  We are cooking our own favorite recipes! 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday December 15, 2017
Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home.We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Tuesday December 19, 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 17 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 December 20, 2017
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Drop-in Winter and Holiday Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make festive crafts for the holiday season.

Led by librarian Elise Katz.

For ages 4 and up.

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Thursday December 21, 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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Sunday December 24, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Eve
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Monday December 25, 2017
Library Closed -- Christmas Day
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Tuesday December 26, 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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Wednesday December 27, 2017
Wednesday at the Movies: Cars 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children are invited to watch the movie Cars 3 at the library.

Raged G.  Running time 103 minutes.

Popcorn will be served.

For ages 4 and up.

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Thursday December 28, 2017
Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday December 30, 2017
Exhibit Removal
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday December 31, 2017
Library Closed
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Wednesday January 3, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz      ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday January 4, 2018
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday January 8, 2018
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday January 9, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Linda Harrar: “WILDWAYS: CORRIDORS OF LIFE”

Wildlife the world over need to roam for breeding, foraging, and to carry out their traditional migrations – but they are often blocked by ranches, farms, roads and other human-made obstacles. Now there’s new hope for wildlife through an approach called “connectivity conservation.” Wild Ways reveals through stunning cinematography how lions, bears, antelope and elephants – can be preserved.. From North America’s Yellowstone to Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, animals are on the move again in Wild Ways.

Linda Harrar of WGBH (Channel 2) Boston will present a 20-minute clip and talk about the documentary.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday January 10, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman

The author, a good girl, surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim, she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited where she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz   508-439-9245    rallen@cornerstonecollegiatplanning.com
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday January 11, 2018
Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's book: Lidia's Favorite Recipes:  100 Foolproof Italian Dishes from Basic Sauces to Irresistable Entrees by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday January 12, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Saturday January 13, 2018
Archaeology for Genealogists
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists - Middlesex Chapter.   Following a brief business meeting, Wayland resident Tonya Largy will present "Archaeology for Genealogists."

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Wednesday January 17, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Mutiny on the Bounty
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Bounty was an nondescript vessel in a navy full of famous vessels.  Her captain, William Bligh, was a competent officer and stern disciplinarian but not as harsh as many of his peers.  Following a stay of nearly five months in tahiti, the Bounty was headed home for England.  Twenty-four days later a mutiny occured and Bligh and 18 men were put in an open boat.  The Bounty would sailed away seeking safe haven.  What happened to the men in the open boat? What happened to the mutineers? And what was the reaction of the Royal Navy upon learning that one of its ships had been taken in a mutiny?  For the answers, we go back to Bligh's log and the Royal Navy records.
 
Bob Begin grew up in Maine, graduated from Babson College, served 2 years active duty in the Army, and had a career of 35 years in the paper and film industry culminating as a Logisitcs Director. The love of history continues to be very rewarding as he enjoys retirement.  Hi major focus is on Naval History with emphasis on the Pacific Theater on WWII.  He is also intrigued with the Concept Of Empire and how it shaped history throughout the world.
 
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday January 18, 2018
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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Cornerstone Collegiate Planning
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Contact: Robert Allen  508-439-9245    rallen@cornerstonecollegiatplanning.com
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Monday January 22, 2018
Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

We hope you ace your exams.

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Tuesday January 23, 2018
Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

We hope you ace your exams.

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Wednesday January 24, 2018
Teen Pizza Night
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

We hope you ace your exams.

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Tuesday January 30, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 1, 2018
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday February 5, 2018
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday February 6, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Ellen Tohn / Anne Harris: “WAYLAND’S ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION” 

Wayland's Energy Committee has been successfully working over the past 7 years to reduce our carbon footprint and save the town money. So far:  20% reduction in electricity use and $200,000 in reduced energy costs.  Learn what’s next (& how to help).

Ellen Tohn is an environmental health consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder of Tohn Environmental Strategies and a nationally recognized expert.  Anne Harris worked as structural engineer and college admissions counselor before her concern about climate change inspired her to join the energy committee.  She now works in the green energy industry. Ellen and Anne  co-chair the Energy and Climate Committee.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday February 7, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz      ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday February 8, 2018
Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's book: The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper by Lynne Rosetto Kasper

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday February 9, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Sunday February 11, 2018
Ghosts of Lydia Maria Child
2:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Contact: Jane Sciacca     jane_sciacca@hotmail.com
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Monday February 12, 2018
Ali Hosseini
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ali Hosseini was born in Shiraz, Iran and came to the United States as a student.  After college, he worked in information technology, but maintained an interest in writing and literature.  He has published work in Iran and the United States.  He will share his personal story of immigration, discuss his writing and give a reading.  The Place of Stones is Ali's second novel.  In it, he paints a vivid portrait of Sangriz, a village in the southern part of Iran where life was disrupted by industrialization and the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  The book tells the story of two friends and their families confronting land reform, revolution and war illuminating how a lost past continues to shape the present.  

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 14, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

The Sex Lives of Cannibals:  Adrift in the Equitorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

The author’s memoir of moving to a remote south pacific island. 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday February 15, 2018
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday February 19, 2018
CLOSED ALL DAY

Library closed for Presidents' Day

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Wednesday February 21, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday February 26, 2018
ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday February 27, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 28, 2018
Barbary Coast Pirates of the 1800's and Somali Pirates of Today
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the early 1800's ,the Barbary Sates attacked American and other Western vessels and held the crew and ship for ransom.  America was at that time a small nation trying to expand commerce in the Mediterranean and paid tribute to the  pirates.  Approximately 200 years later, piracy surfaced in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia and caused significant problems to vessels transiting this area including an American vessel, the Maersk Alabama.  The structure of the pirate gangs and their techniques are discussed along with the economic and political causes. 

Bob Begin grew up in Maine, graduated from Babson College, served 2 years active duty in the Army, and had a career of 35 years in the paper and film industry culminating as a Logisitcs Director. The love of history continues to be very rewarding as he enjoys retirement.  Hi major focus is on Naval History with emphasis on the Pacific Theater on WWII.  He is also intrigued with the Concept Of Empire and how it shaped history throughout the world.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday March 1, 2018
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 2, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday March 5, 2018
ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

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

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday March 6, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Nicholas M. O’Donnell: “A TRAGIC FATE – LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BATTLE OVER NAZI-LOOTED ART”

The Nazis looted art on an unfathomable scale.  The dispute over what should happen to those artworks has garnered headlines in recent years.  This talk discusses the first book to analyze the legal and ethical struggles that have epitomized those battles, explained by one of the leading practitioners in the field.

Nicholas M. O’Donnell is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester and a member of the firm’s Art & Museum Law practice group. His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, where he has served as lead counsel on a variety of lawsuits concerning restitution and fine art sales and has advised museums, dealers, auction houses, and collectors worldwide about restitution, copyright, and de-accessioning issues.  Mr. O’Donnell is also the  editor of  he Art Law Report, which provides timely updates and commentary on legal issues.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday March 7, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz      ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday March 8, 2018
Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday March 9, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Sunday March 11, 2018
Wayland's Military-Industrial Complex: Nike
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM

A discussion of the Nike Site in Wayland/Lincoln during the 50s and 60s

Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Monday March 12, 2018
ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday March 14, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but is also a love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

 

Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday March 15, 2018
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 16, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday March 19, 2018
ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday March 21, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday March 26, 2018
ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

Contact: Ginny Steel  508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday March 27, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday March 28, 2018
Phil Radoff on Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, a Preview of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Così Fan Tutte is the third and last of Mozart’s masterful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo DaPonte.  The opera has moments of laugh-out-loud comedy and great tenderness as it explores the myths and realities of fidelity between lovers.  Phil Radoff will walk us through this Mozart masterpiece in advance of the Metropolitan Opera’s production in high definition at many theaters in Metrowest.

Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a life-long interest in opera.  He has led opera courses at Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) and Lifelong Learners: An Independent Cooperative (LLAIC).  This will be his fifth opera talk at the library.  

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 3, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Dr. Carol Englender: “DIET AND NUTRITION FOR ASPERGERS SYNDROME AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Come learn how and why changing diet and adding vitamins and minerals may improve attention, social functioning, and academic performance.  Find out how laboratory tests can determine which specific nutrients to add for each individual. 

Carol S. Englender, M.D. has a private integrative medical practice in Framingham.  She has treated children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome for over 20 years using the biomedical model developed by Defeat Autism Now and the Autism Research Institute.  A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Englender served as a founding member of the board of the American Holistic Medical Association.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday April 4, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 5, 2018
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday April 6, 2018
Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday April 7, 2018
Room is Booked
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday April 9, 2018
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Wednesday April 11, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

My Holiday in North Korea:  The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by Wendy Simmons

The author chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday April 12, 2018
Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Nigella Kitchen:  Recipes from the Heart of Home by Nigella Lawson

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday April 13, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Wednesday April 18, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 19, 2018
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 April 23, 2018
Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday April 30, 2018
Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

John Landry: “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND MACHINE LEARNING (ML) – THIS TIME IT’S FOR REAL…AND IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING”

For nearly 20 years Artificial Intelligence floundered as a technology that never delivered results. That era is over! Aided by stunning advances in hardware performance and cloud computing, the AI software concepts conceived in the 80’s and enhanced over the last five years are starting a revolution in “machine learning” (ML), enabling computers to perform “human-like” tasks (image and speech recognition, language translation, text understanding, etc.) at speeds and accuracy only dreamed of a few years ago. Long-time tech visionary and serial tech executive John Landry will provide a lively discussion on what ML is, why it’s important and what might happen when machines exceed humans in intelligence (aka “super-intelligence”). 

John Landry continues a 40+ year career in tech where he’s been an Angel Investor in 80+ Senior Tech Exec/CTO of 12 (e.g. Lotus, Cullinet, IBM), a Co-Founder of 6 and a Board Director of 45.

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday May 2, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz      ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 3, 2018
Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 7, 2018
Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Wednesday May 9, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Blue Highways:  A Journey Into America by William Least Heat-Moon

A travelogue classic about a road trip across the US. 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday May 10, 2018
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Pati's Mexican Table:  The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking by Pati Jinich

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Friday May 11, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Monday May 14, 2018
Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 16, 2018
Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 17, 2018
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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Preston Heller, Mentalist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Preston's requested form of payment is a collection for our local food pantry which we think is the best kind of honorarium. Don't you think so?  Please bring something with you for donation.   

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 18, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Tuesday May 29, 2018
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 1, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Monday June 4, 2018
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 

Contact: Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311 
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Tuesday June 5, 2018
Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Hendrik Broekman: “LIVING THE HARPSICHORD LIFE”

Harpsichords, despite being real, stubbornly remain less well understood than unicorns by most folk, aficionados aside.  This program is intended to shed light on the making, music and other fascinations of this near-mythical instrument.  It is hoped that one might make a personal appearance.

Hendrik Broekman has been involved with harpsichords all his adult life, both as maker and player.   He progressed to his own shop in 1972.  Since 1979 he has served as the Technical Director of Hubbard Harpsichords.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday June 6, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Elise Katz      ekatz@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 7, 2018
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 8, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Wednesday June 13, 2018
Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Havana:  A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kulansky 

The author presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and his own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's music, literature, baseball, food, architecture and its extraordinary blend of cultures.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Library Mezzanine
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Thursday June 14, 2018
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Around My French Table:  More Than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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 22, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday July 11, 2018
Room is Booked
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday July 12, 2018
Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday September 5, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday September 6, 2018
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 20, 2018
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 21, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Wednesday October 3, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday October 4, 2018
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 October 18, 2018
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 19, 2018
Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Stephen Engler   
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Thursday November 1, 2018
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 7, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday November 15, 2018
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 December 5, 2018
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Thursday December 6, 2018
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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