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Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 9:30 AM  -  12:30 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 Monday mornings starting February 23rd. 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Overdrive: the Library eBook App   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjanneke Wright     mwright@minlib.net
   

Discover how easy it is to find, reserve, and download library ebooks and eAudiobooks.  You'll also learn how to modify the print size and color, and how to create bookmarks.  Bring your Apple ID and password.

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Personal Essay Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

As part of our "Wayland Reads" programming, Giulietta Nardone will conduct a Personal Essay Writing workshop on March 16th, 23rd and 30th from 7 to 8:30 pm. The program will complement the Wayland Reads 2015 title, "The Opposite of Loneliness."

This workshop program is inspired by the wise and soul-touching words of Marina who said, "Yale is full of tiny circles we pull around ourselves." This program is one of those tiny circles that will invigorate and inspire the whole as we explore the shared human condition. During the three-week program, participants will discuss essays from "The Opposite of Loneliness" as well as selected others. Then they will jump right in and start writing essays of their own. Almost everyone can write prose that is heartfelt, insightful, and universal. Seats are limited, so registration through our event calendar will be required. Registration will be opened in February, and the registration form will be found below this event listing.

Wayland native Giulietta "Julie" Nardone has been offering creative writing programs to adults and teens since 2009. Her stories and essays have been published in Chicken Soup for The Soul, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Skirt! Magazine, MetroWest Daily News, Let Go: The Art of Spiritual Surrender, Common Ties, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Flashquake and broadcast on NPR.

Registration is limited to 15. Please click here to register for any or all of the 3 workshops.

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Masters of Italy with Frank Smith   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Smith     
   

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

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

Required:

Imperium by Robert Harris

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

Optional:

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

I Claudius by Robert Graves

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses   508-358-7113   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 1:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Characters Within: An Improv Theatre Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

Workshop is led by Rona Leventhal

For teens in grades 6 to 12

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

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM program for kids: Technology   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will explore our five senses and simple tools.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wayland Children's Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Reading   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James B. Nicola     nicolajamesb@juno.com
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 2, 2015 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 April 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Easter - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
   

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

This year's book group selections    
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Wayland Annual Town Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday April 7, 2015 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Masters of Italy with Frank Smith   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Smith     
   

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

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

Required:

Imperium by Robert Harris

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

Optional:

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

I Claudius by Robert Graves

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Wayland Annual Town Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Wednesday April 8, 2015 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
   

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

Full Book List for this year.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM program for kids: Engineering   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will use problem solving skills to construct and recycle.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wayland Children's Room
Thursday April 9, 2015 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
 
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 7:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Wayland Annual Town Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   
   

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

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS for this year    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Room is Booked
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection: The Online Library Resource   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There is 1 space available.
Tuesday April 14, 2015 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robin Tapper   508-358-0076   
   

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

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

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

Presented by the Harvard Club in Concord

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM program for kids: Math   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Children will explore shapes, numbers, and patterns.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wayland Children's Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters - Aidan McCann   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 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 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Buddies   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

We will discuss the book and do an activity.

Please read the books with your child before the session.

Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen will facilitate this program,

which is co-run by the WCPA.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

SECTARIANISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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

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

Leader:  Marty Nichols

Host:  Edna Nichols
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Corbyn the Samoyed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

read-to-a-dog programs.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Patriots Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 21, 2015 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Website team meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Annie: the Movie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Runtime: 118 minutes. PG rating.

Popcorn will be served.

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
   

We will read The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough.

    Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    WPL Board of Trustees    
    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lindsay and her Puppet Pals   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Lindsay will bring her life-size puppets and marionettes

and will perform silly stories

with lots of room for audience participation.

For ages 3 and up.

Thursday April 23, 2015 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
 
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 April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wayland Poetry Workshop Annual Reading   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Hoyer   508-655-2868   
   

Join us for poetry and refreshments at the 2015 event.

Doors open at 2:00 pm.

    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 28, 2015 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 in Sudbury

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Foreign Film Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room is Booked
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Natural Solution to Executive Functioning Struggles and ADHD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristen Weed   857-312-4320   AHS@wellnessspeakers.org
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 30, 2015 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  -  9:00 PM Library Planning Committee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends Book Sale - Members' Preview   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Saturday May 2, 2015 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 Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, May 1, from 6-8:30 p.m. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 5:30 p.m. Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Wayland Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at 508-358-4515 or Pam Mauer at 508-358-5432.

    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked
    Location: Raytheon Room
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
   

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

This year's book group selections    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Presenters - Sabine von Mering, Ph.D.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses   508-358-7113   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Author Evelyn Wolfson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 7, 2015 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
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   
   

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

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS for this year    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM How to Find Your Next Great Read   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz   508-358-2311   rsideman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING THE WEB PRESENCE OF YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 13, 2015 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
   

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

Full Book List for this year.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Perry Ganz, Esq.   781-453-0030   pganz@brierganz.com
    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

INDIA CHANGES COURSE

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

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

Leader:  Mary Morss
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    WPL Board of Trustees    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Hold for Ron McAdow   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
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
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Memorial Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Foreign Film Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Planning Committee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friends Spring Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Hubbell     
    Location: Raytheon Room
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Moore   508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
   

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

This year's book group selections    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked
    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needlework/Handwork Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Moses   508-358-7113   
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked
 
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 June 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Leader:  Steve Engler

Host:  Carol Leiter
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 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
   

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

Full Book List for this year.

 

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Noontime Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Raymond   508-358-2311   
   

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

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS for this year    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Carrie Russell   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Library Trustee Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    WPL Board of Trustees    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
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
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Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

SYRIA'S REFUGEE CRISIS

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

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

Leader:  Maria Locke
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Planning Committee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Friday July 3, 2015 -  Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Independence Day Weekend - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Planning Committee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Planning Committee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Raytheon Room
Sunday August 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed - Summer Schedule   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Saturday September 5, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
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 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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

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

Leader:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
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
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
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
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Columbus Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Great Decisions 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

BRAZIL'S METAMORPHOSIS

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

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

Leader:  Carol Leiter

Host:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Great Decisions Website    
    Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
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
Thursday November 5, 2015 Go To Top
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
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Veterans' Day - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
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
Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closing at 6:00 pm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Thanksgiving - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Friday November 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Thursday December 3, 2015 Go To Top
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
Thursday December 17, 2015 Go To Top
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
Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closing at Noon   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Christmas - Library Closed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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