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Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wayland Chinese American Association Parenting Salon   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nan Li   617-888-0534   
   

Second parenting workshop - Transitioning Kids in the New School Year. (Open to the Wayland Mandarin speaking community.)

Three speakers will make presentations followed by an open discussion.

 

 

Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked
    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba Kids Jr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Wayland/Weston Rowing   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: William Hill     william.c.hill@comcast.net
   

The Finance Committee of the Wayland/Weston Rowing organization will be meeting.

Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Exhibit Removal   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Exhibit Installation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Joint LPC/Trustee meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 3, 2016 -  Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Hold for Library Study Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Natural Solutions for Executive Function Struggles and ADHD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristen Weed   781-444-9115   
   

A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning a new, effective, drug-free and researched method for improving Executive Functioning and ADHD.

Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to the iPhone/iPad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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:  Plenty:  Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: M.J. Wright   508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
   
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting 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 will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

During the last year of World War II, Marie-Laure, a French teenager who is blind, and Werner, an intelligent German soldier, come together, despite being on opposite sides of the conflict. After the fall of Paris, Marie-Laure and her father, a locksmith for a museum, flee to Saint-Malo to live with her great-uncle, who joins the Resistance. The father-daughter duo take a very precious jewel from the museum with them. Werner is a German orphan who escaped a life in the mines by using his mathematical abilities. Educated at a Nazi training school, he serves the cause but questions its morality. An assignment brings him to Saint-Malo, where he meets Marie-Laure and all the pieces fall into place. (2014)

AWARDS: Pulitzer Prize: FictionAlex AwardsBook Sense Book of the Year Award: Adult Trade Book ,RUSA: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction

    Location: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Compassionate Hearts Network, Inc.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jiji Varughese   508-202-5030   jijivarughese@yahoo.com
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Social Media Morning   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Social Media are transforming communication for people and the organizations and businesses they work with.  Led by Matt Amory, Computer Specialist at The Wayland Public Library, "Social Media Morning" is an introduction to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google Plus and LinkedIn for people curious to know more about these platforms.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM Library Study Group (LPG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks  

Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you ever tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland with a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty traveling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable adventure, at times, emotional, at times inspirational, but more often than not, downright silly. Only in the magical land of Ireland could such a notion lead to such fruitful adventure. 

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent/Child Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

September's book is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

We will also choose a book for next month.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friends Fall Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hubbell     svhubbell@gmail.com
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM David Nelson Photography Exhibit Reception   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Nelson   508-650-0154   
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wayland Summer Read - Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

Concluding our Wayland Summer Read program, join us for an informal book discussion with the author.  Come with your thoughts and questions!

 

To learn more about the Wayland Summer Read program, click here.  

Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Shen Yun weaves a wonderous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking its audience on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.  Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leaves audiences uplifted and inspired. The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, a separate show from Shen Yun, accentuates the beauty of Chinese culture against the backdrop of a western symphony, drawing on ancient melodies to create an all new experience.  Volunteers of Shen Yun, a non-profit organization that works to keep Chinese cultural history alive, will present the history of Shen Yun, its significance in today's world and even share snippets of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra's performance.    

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paint Lab: Pablo Picasso   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

series of STEM Maker classes.  These classes will inspire kids to make new things and discover the world around them.

In this session children will learn about Pablo Picasso and make a self portrait.

For children ages 5 and up.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Community Update on Library Building Project   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Large Hearing Rm., Wayland Town Building
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Documentary Film - Just Eat It   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

We all love food.  As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?  Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.  75 minutes.  Discussion to follow.  

This event is co-sponsored with Transition Wayland.  

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dog Storytime with Dog!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buddies   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver.

This month's book will be The Red Hat by David Teague.

We will read and talk about this beautifully illustrated picture book

about making a new friend and then make a craft.

Copies of the book will be available for check out in the Children's Room.

Questions?: Call Pam at 508-358-2308 or email her at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Joint LPC/Trustee meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba Kids Jr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Grow Your Organization Without Destroying Greatness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Dr. Laurence J. Stybel  argues that scaling an organization or company is about managing the dilemma between keeping the values that made the organization great while adding business discipline.  Most organizations do a terrible job managing this dilemma and even have the wrong conceptual framework to make business growth sustainable. This is an entertaining mixture of lecture, exercise, and watching great television commercials. This program will be of interest to for profit and non profit leaders wishing to grow their businesses or organizations and private equity partners looking at investments. 

Wayland resident Larry Stybel and his wife Maryanne Peaboty are Wayland residents of many years and co-founders of Stybel Peabody, for which Stybel is CEO. Clients include 21% of the one hundred companies named “Best Employers in the United States” by FORTUNE MAGAZINE, two of the Big Four CPA firms, and top tier private equity firms. Stybel also works with family dominated companies on leadership transition issues. He is a monthly contributor in Psychology Today on leadership issues. Stybel and Peabody are the co-authors of "Navigating the Waterfall: Your Career Management and Job Search Guide."
Dr. Stybel received his doctorate from Harvard University and is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and fingerplays in Spanish.

Niños y sus cuidadores están invitados a una sesión de cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos en español.

For ages babies to 5 years old.

 

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Steam Team: Cool Chemistry   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make craisins dance, and watch Frankenstein's hand rise up from a glass!

Children will explore some of the amazing chemical properties of water, baking soda, vinegar, soap, and milk

in several hands-on experiments.

For children ages 5 and up.

Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Hold for Library Study Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, will be at the library to talk about his latest book, "Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse," which has been called the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written. It tells the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, the book  traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines. It features a memorable cast of characters including the penny-pinching Treasury official Stephen Pleasonton, who hamstrung the country’s efforts to adopt the revolutionary “Fresnel Lens,” and presents tales both humorous and harrowing of soldiers, saboteurs, ruthless egg collectors, and most importantly, the light-keepers themselves.

For more information, visit Eric's website.    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: M.J. Wright   508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
   
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting 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 will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Exhibit Removal   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Melissa Orlov   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Melissa Orlov: “ADULT ADHD, RELATIONSHIPS AND YOUR FAMILY”

If you have a child with ADHD, chances are good you also have an adult with ADHD in the family. Melissa will discuss the impact of ADHD across generations and provide strategies to tame the chaos.

Melissa Orlov is one of the country’s top experts in how adult ADHD impacts relationships. She has written two award-winning books on the topic, the most recent of which is “The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD.” She also trains therapists, speaks around the world, and provides seminars and counseling for ADHD-impacted couples in need. You can find her at www.ADHDmarriage.com.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
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misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Starting the Conversation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: mwright@minlib.net   508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
   

Have you ever been concerned about a friend or family member’s relationship but didn’t know what to say? Join us for a discussion to learn what warning signs of an abusive relationship may look like and how to support a loved one in an abusive relationship.

 

Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Columbus Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

Badluck Way:  A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West by Bryce Andrews

In this gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Bryce Andrews describes life on the remote, windswept Sun Ranch in southwest Montana. The Sun’s twenty thousand acres of rangeland occupy a still-wild corner of southwest Montana—a high valley surrounded by mountain ranges and steep creeks with portentous names like Grizzly and Bad Luck. Just over the border from Yellowstone National Park, the Sun holds giant herds of cattle and elk amid many predators—bears, mountain lions, and wolves.

 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ESOL Tutor Training Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
   

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to the iPhone/iPad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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:  Cook This Now:  120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make by Melissa Clark

Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: M.J. Wright   508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
   
English Conversation Group
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting 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 will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

The Light Between OceansThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

A young couple's decision has far-reaching effects in this novel by M.L. Stedman. When Tom Sherbourne accepts a position as a lighthouse keeper on a tiny island far from the Australian coast, he hopes to leave behind the horrors he witnessed on the battlefields of World War I. His wife Isabel joins him in his pursuit, and they forge a strong relationship in their isolation. Tom and Isabel have almost no contact with the outside world during their years on the island. Gradually, three failed pregnancies take their toll on Isabel. When a boat carrying a man's corpse and a live baby drifts to their island, Isabel persuades Tom that they should pretend the girl is theirs. When Tom and Isabel finally return to the mainland, they learn the repercussions of their choice. First novel. (2012)

Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

The Mark and the Void
By Murray, Paul

The Mark and the VoidThe Mark and the Void is Paul Murray's madcap new novel of institutional folly. While marooned at his banking job in Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul's fictionalizing influence. But Paul's plan is not what it seems and neither is Claude's employer, the Investment Bank of Torabundo. The Mark and the Void is the funniest novel ever written about the recent financial crisis, and a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art and commerce.

 

 

Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ESOL Tutor Training Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
   

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Design with TinkerCAD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Amory   508-358-2311   mamory@minlib.net
   

3D artist Eric Carlsen will guide kids and adults through the process of creating their own 3D models using Tinkercad, a fun and free 3D design tool. We will watch the 3D printer work and the objects we create will be printed after the workshop.  Attendance needs to be limited, so registration is required. You MUST be 12 or older to register on your own, but we encourage parents of younger kids to register and design with their children.

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
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Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba Kids Jr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Crafts: Fall and Halloween   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Make spooktacular Fall and Halloween crafts.

Librarian Elise Katz will lead this program.

For ages 4 and up

 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ESOL Tutor Training Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
   

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Introduction to Genealogy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Have you wanted to do genealogical research, but not sure where to begin?   This Introduction to Genealogy is for you!  

George Brown is a passionate genealogist and retired Shrewsbury Library Director.   

Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: M.J. Wright   508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
   
Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The Wayland Library is starting 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 will meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. English-language learners at any level can apply for a free, one-on-one, English-language tutor. Applications are available at the adult circulation desk.
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Pallavi Nagesha   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Pallavi Nagesha: “BHARATANATYAM: THE DANCE OF THE GODS”

Have you ever wondered what Indian classical dancing is? Have you pondered on the connection between dance and spirituality? Come learn what the oldest written grammar of performing arts has to say about aesthetics, spirituality, and entertainment.

Palllavi Nagesha has performed Bharatanatyam in over 20 large productions with lead roles since 2001 and is engaged in choreographing and producing many cultural events. She currently teaches at Rasarang, serves as the Creative Director of Meru Education Foundation, and works for the Wayland BASE program. She has two children who are both dancers and follow their own passions and artistic bliss.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ESOL Tutor Training Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
   

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Leveller - Jacqueline Dembar Greene   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     
   

 

When Jacqueline Dembar Greene discovered the legend of Tom Cook, the wily colonial figure haunted her until she gave him a voice.  Was he a thief or was he truly leveling off the fortunes of those who had more than they needed with those who never had enough?  Metrowest's own Robin Hood became the kernel for her middle grade historical novel, The Leveller set in 1789.   The author will tell us about this person and how she drew on rumor and history to create the book.   

Jaqueline Dembar Greene is a Wayland resident and author of 38 books for young readers including the award-winning American Girl Rebecca series.  Autographed books will be available following the presentation.   

This event is co-sponsored with The Wayland Historical Society

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinIn the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson 

Best-selling author Erik Larson examines the rise of Nazi Germany through the lenses of two very different people: the first American ambassador to the Third Reich and his daughter, a carefree spirit wooed by the Nazi upper crust. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin follows soft-spoken William E. Dodd and his daughter Martha as they carouse through a Germany that is gradually more controlled by Hitler and his oppressive henchmen. Dodd is leery of the Reich's aims, while Martha revels in the excesses of high society, creating a multifaceted portrait of a country in the grip of a madman. (2011)

Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NaNoWriMo - Increasing Your Writing Proficiency   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Need inspiration to get writing on that novel you've been thinking about?  Jeremy Flagg is a five time published author including young adult and science fiction. He is the Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo in the Metrowest and co-founder of the Massachusetts Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors group. Flagg will discuss ways to be a more prolific writer ensuring you complete NaNoWriMo or whatever manuscript you are currently writing.  

The Raytheon Room will be open and available immediately following this program for those interested to get writing as we host a NaNoWriMo -- Come Write In!

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NaNoWriMo - Come Write In   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

 

Need some focused writing time?  We'll offer space with plenty of light, electrical outlets and wifi along with some coffee and cookies to keep you fueled.  This event starts immediately following our kick-off event with Jeremy Flagg at 10:30 a.m. 

We will host other Write-Ins Tuesday 11/8 and Tuesday 11/22.  For more information about NaNoWriMo visit http://nanowrimo.org/

Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM NaNoWriMo - Come Write In   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Need some focused writing time?  We'll offer space with plenty of light, electrical outlets and wifi along with some coffee and cookies to keep you fueled.  Well host another Write In Tuesday 11/22.  For more information about NaNoWriMo, visit http://nanowrimo.org/

Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, "chicken bus," and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful -- and often life-threatening -- landscapes on earth. This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ESOL Tutor Training Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Steel   508-358-7517   virginia@thesteels.com
   

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Wednesday evenings 10/12/16, 10/19/16, 10/26/16, 11/2/16, and 11/9/16. 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.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to the iPhone/iPad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

 

 

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:  Pick one of Catherine Walther's books:  Kale Glorious Kale, Soups + Sides, Raising the Salad Bar and Greens Glorious Greens.  The author will join us for discussion and share with us her experience as a cookbook author!  For more information about the author:  http://catherinewalthers.com/

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Veterans' Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

The Piano Tuner
By Mason, Daniel Philippe

 

 

November 14

The Piano Tuner

In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting, elusive woman. And at a fort on a remote Burmese river, he encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel.

 

Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fall Town Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Library does not schedule events during Town Meeting

Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fall Town Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Library does not schedule events during Town Meeting

Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Design with Blender   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Amory   5083582311   mamory@minlib.net
   

3D artist Eric Carlsen and members of the WHS First Robotics Challenge team return to the library to introduce teens and adults to the process of creating 3D models using Blender, a powerful and sophisticated 3D design tool. We will be printing out the creations! Workshop attendance needs to be limited, so registration is required. 

You MUST be 12 or older to register on your own, but we encourage parents to register and work with their children.

Please feel free to download the Blender application, watch our video tutorials and/or work through the Blender tutorial(s) on your own!

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM NaNoWriMo - Come Write In   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Need some focused writing time?  We'll offer space with plenty of light, electrical outlets and wifi along with some coffee and cookies to keep you fueled.

Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closing at 6:00 pm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Thanksgiving - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday November 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba Kids Jr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wayland Center Holiday Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Rev. Stephanie May   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rev. Stephanie May, Th.D.: “THE GENDERED POLITICS OF HOME, HOMELAND, AND RELIGION”

From the role of homespun fabric in the Revolution to the creation of Homeland Security post 9/11, ideas of home have conveyed who belongs and who is in charge. Drawing on her research as well as current events, Stephanie invites us to see the politics in the language of home.

The Rev. Dr. Stephanie May received her doctorate in Religion, Gender, and Culture from Harvard Divinity School in 2012. Since graduation, she taught as an adjunct professor at Brandeis University and Boston College before becoming the minister at First Parish in Wayland in 2014. Stephanie lives nearby in Lincoln with her family.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM In the Eyes of the Mother   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Gennatti   978-430-2904   john@ressfoundation.org
   

RESS Foundation of Wilmington, MA

RESS Foundation Film

Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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:  Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck.  The author will join us for discussion!  For more information on the author:  http://mariaspeck.com/

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

RebeccaRebecca by Daphne du Maurier

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . ."
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

Parable of the Sower
By Butler, Octavia E

 

Parable of the Sower

A contemporary classic of science fiction from an award-winning writer known for her vivid prose and her unique African American feminist perspective. Butler's new novel tells the odyssey of a woman who is painfully human in a world that has become horribly dehumanized.

Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 
Wide-Open World:  How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever by John Marshall
 
This is the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Kimball   978-318-0991   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Advanced 3D Design with Blender   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Matt Amory   508-358-2311   mamory@minlib.net
   

Eric Carlsen and members of the Wayland High School FRC Robotics Team return to guide people who are already familiar with Blender through adding detail to models.  (You can preview the tutorials here).  Registration is required for this workshop and you must be familiar with Blender or have completed one of our earlier Blender Workshops.

You MUST be 12 or older to register on your own, but we encourage parents to register and work with their children.

Please feel free to download the Blender application, watch our video tutorials and/or work through the Blender tutorial(s) on your own!

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
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Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Christmas Eve - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Christmas - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba Kids Jr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storyvine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Sunday January 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Aqueducts Run Through It   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kathleenjenney@aol.com
   

A Wayland Historical Society sponsored program presented by Tom Sciacca.  Conversation and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

Talk Talk
By Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Talk TalkIn a novel that is at once a thrilling road trip across America and a moving tale about love, language, and who we are, the bestselling author of The Inner Circle and Drop City offers a timely story about a woman in desperate pursuit of a man who has stolen her identity.

 

Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Joy Viola   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Joy Viola: “CELEBRATING THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER AND THE FORTHCOMING 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE BREED”
One of the nation’s most popular dogs, the Golden Retriever, originated in a small village in the Scottish highlands on the Guisachan Estate of Lord Tweedmouth, a member of the British Parliament. Joy will discuss this early history, the forthcoming anniversary celebrations, the development of Golden Retriever rescue organizations, and the canine cancer research funded by the Golden Retriever Foundation.

Joy Viola has served as Director of Development for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue and for the Golden Retriever Foundation. She was the recipient of the Vern Bower Humanitarian Award given by the Golden Retriever Club of America. She is currently President of the Friends of Guisachan.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 Naked At Lunch:  A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World by Mark Haskell Smith

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou.  Naked at Lunch is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today.

Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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:  One Good Dish:  The Pleasures of a Simple Meal by David Tanis

Friday January 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 

Originally published in Sweden by Piratforloget, this debut novel from Jonas Jonasson about a 100-year-old nursing home runaway has been a best-seller in Europe. The protagonist, Allan Karlsson, faces the arrival of his 100th birthday with the same sense of adventure that has defined his long life. Although he is now an old man confined by the strict rules of his eldercare facility, Karlsson spent his earlier years working as an explosives expert, journeying around the world, and hobnobbing with some of the 20th century's most famous historic figures. After escaping through his bedroom window, Karlsson sets off on the biggest exploit of his life--this one involving theft, a criminal gang, and elephants. First novel. (2012)
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
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Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Strategies for Tackling Your Genealogy Brick Wall   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

Has a dead end search for your ancestor left you discouraged? Do you find yourself with large gaps in
your ancestor’s genealogical profile and narrative? Using the techniques of a professional genealogist is
quite attainable when broken down into simple steps. The lecturer will share success stories to inspire
your search and while educating patrons with helpful tips and instructions on using search engines,
analyzing evidence, where to find your ancestors, and developing a strategy using effective research
methods.

Jake Fletcher is a professional genealogist, educator, and blogger from Massachusetts. Since high school, he has kept a personal genealogy blog that documents his family history research. Jake has had articles published in other genealogy blogs including Legacy News andThe Legal Genealogist. In 2013, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Fitchburg State University with recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. He currently volunteers as a research assistant at the National Archives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Jake’s expertise include researching families from North America and the British Isles, while his interests extend to ancestors around the Globe. Jake belongs to several societies and is vice president of the New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG). He currently lives in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Mai-Lan Rogoff (Broekman)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 A Mountain of Crumbs:  A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova

Elena Gorokhova's "A Mountain of Crumbs "is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by. Elena's country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language--but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive. Through Elena's captivating voice, we learn not only the stories of Russian family life in the second half of the twentieth century, but also the story of one rebellious citizen whose curiosity and determination finally transport her to a new world. It is an elegy to the lost country of childhood, where those who leave can never return.

Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

This months book:  Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

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

Smilla Jasperson is an outsider, an exile from the vast white wastes of her birth, an icy, bitter, and intellectual woman. She loves or needs no one, but is touched when a small Greenlander boy in her building, Isaiah, needs her help. When Isaiah dies mysteriously, Smilla is determined to understand why. Despite the official attitude that Isaiah's death was accidental, she digs for answers--and runs headlong into a vast and frightening conspiracy of which Isaiah was only one casualty.  (1993)
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Program: Hinting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

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

Check back for more information.  

For more information about MSOG, check out the website.  

Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

The Snow Child
By Ivey, Eowyn


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

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

Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Bob Desaulniers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

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.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM La Traviata with Phil Radoff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

Friday March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

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)

 

Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

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.

Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
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Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

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

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Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Gretchen Schuler   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Exploring the Charles River   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

  

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

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

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

Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

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.

Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 

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

Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

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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Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: Juan S. Montes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

For ages 5 and up.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing-along with Jeannie Mack   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

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.

Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

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.

Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

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)

Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Program: Intro to Swedish Genealogy Research   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

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

Check back for more information. 

 

For more information about MSOG check out the website.

Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters: David A. Lang   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   sraymond@minlib.net
   

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)
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   
   

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.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Room is Booked
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Armchair Travel Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

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.

Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
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Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Clean Eating Cookbook Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

 

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

Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses     annbmoses@gmail.com
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