Saturday October 1, 2022 - Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Exhibit: Nature Heals, by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Exhibit of watercolors and drawings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Roosevelt Room

Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Image: "Slanted Light" by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Exhibit of watercolors and drawings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Roosevelt Room

Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Image: "Slanted Light" by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Thursday October 13, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior Thursday LEGO League

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Changes in Maynard Bird and Mammal Life

Presented by Peter Alden, author of the popular Audubon Field Guide to New England, among many other titles with over three million copies sold, and leader of over 300 nature tours to over 100 countries.

Major changes in land use, hunting and trapping laws, and fairly recent pollution, pesticide, and invasive alien plant issues have created opportunities for some and withdrawal for others. In addition, we will now witness how climate change and the decline of most insects will further modify our fauna. Peter Alden will discuss the implications of these changes for local Maynard-area wildlife.

The registration period has ended.

Presented by Peter Alden, author of the popular Audubon Field Guide to New England, among many other titles with over three million copies sold, and leader of over 300 nature tours to over 100 countries.

Major changes in land use, hunting and trapping laws, and fairly recent pollution, pesticide, and invasive alien plant issues have created opportunities for some and withdrawal for others. In addition, we will now witness how climate change and the decline of most insects will further modify our fauna. Peter Alden will discuss the implications of these changes for local Maynard-area wildlife.

The registration period has ended.

Friday October 14, 2022
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Teen Microwave Cooking: Sweet Potato Chips

Microwave Cooking is a monthly program for teens where they get to make and eat delicious recipes, ranging from deserts and snacks to breakfast and dinner, all using a regular microwave! These are perfect for single servings, and can be made practically anywhere. 

October Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Storytime Room.
Registration requested 
to ensure there are enough supplies.
For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
If you have any questions about ingredients, please contact Casey at any time!

CONTACT: Casey L Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

Microwave Cooking is a monthly program for teens where they get to make and eat delicious recipes, ranging from deserts and snacks to breakfast and dinner, all using a regular microwave! These are perfect for single servings, and can be made practically anywhere. 

October Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Storytime Room.
Registration requested 
to ensure there are enough supplies.
For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
If you have any questions about ingredients, please contact Casey at any time!

CONTACT:
  Casey L Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Monday October 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual - Haunted Lighthouses of New England with Author Jeremy D'Entremont
Lighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a "dark side." Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies that have utilized lighthouses as their settings. This presentation will focus on some of the macabre tales of New England’s coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.

 

Jeremy D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, Light Hearted. He has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. He has also appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses.

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library and other MA libraries. Registration required for this virtual event. 

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net
Lighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a "dark side." Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies that have utilized lighthouses as their settings. This presentation will focus on some of the macabre tales of New England’s coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.

 

Jeremy D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, Light Hearted. He has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. He has also appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses.

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library and other MA libraries. Registration required for this virtual event. 

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Storytime

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
 
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
In-Library Pumpkin Decorating

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm

Additional In-Library Decorating:
Friday, October 21 from 1-3pm
Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm

 

CONTACT: Casey L Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm

Additional In-Library Decorating:
Friday, October 21 from 1-3pm
Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm

 

CONTACT:
  Casey L Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day: Water Protection Rights and Spirituality

Join us as we honor Indigenous Peoples Day at a special program that will open with traditional Danza and prayer, and will be followed by a panel discussion on Water Protection Rights. The participants will be Hiawatha Brown (Narragansett Elder), Liz Santana-Kiser (Nipmuc Elder) Kasike Jorge Estevez (Taino) and Robert Quesada (Mexika/Aztec). 

Learn about:

  • Indigenous Spirituality as it relates to water
  • Issues concerning water quality, fishing rights and industrial pollution
  • Land rights and what we can do to contribute to equitable access for all 

Register here for this virtual program, Please note the 6:30 start time. Presented in partnership with the Newton Free Library and the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Join us as we honor Indigenous Peoples Day at a special program that will open with traditional Danza and prayer, and will be followed by a panel discussion on Water Protection Rights. The participants will be Hiawatha Brown (Narragansett Elder), Liz Santana-Kiser (Nipmuc Elder) Kasike Jorge Estevez (Taino) and Robert Quesada (Mexika/Aztec). 

Learn about:

  • Indigenous Spirituality as it relates to water
  • Issues concerning water quality, fishing rights and industrial pollution
  • Land rights and what we can do to contribute to equitable access for all 

Register here for this virtual program, Please note the 6:30 start time. Presented in partnership with the Newton Free Library and the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maynard Historical Commission

Monthly meeting of Maynard Historical Commission.  Public Welcome.

CONTACT: Priscilla Sandberg  2036444967  priscilla.sandberg@gmail.com

Monthly meeting of Maynard Historical Commission.  Public Welcome.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Sandberg
  2036444967
   priscilla.sandberg@gmail.com

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Heat Pumps 101

This program is organized by Green Maynard and can be attended either in person or online.

Come learn more about heat pumps, how they work, the installation process, and what to expect when using heat pumps in your home. The session will cover both air source (also known as mini-splits) and ground source heat pumps. In collaboration with the Heat Smart Alliance, Heat Pumps 101 is the first in Green Maynard's "Going Net Zero" series, which will guide you towards a more sustainable, zero-emissions home.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/95493915490?pwd=T3M4eEZVTi9qVHV1TVJPcHVKTC82QT09

CONTACT: Emma Thompson-Fiege  fiege.em@gmail.com

This program is organized by Green Maynard and can be attended either in person or online.

Come learn more about heat pumps, how they work, the installation process, and what to expect when using heat pumps in your home. The session will cover both air source (also known as mini-splits) and ground source heat pumps. In collaboration with the Heat Smart Alliance, Heat Pumps 101 is the first in Green Maynard's "Going Net Zero" series, which will guide you towards a more sustainable, zero-emissions home.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/95493915490?pwd=T3M4eEZVTi9qVHV1TVJPcHVKTC82QT09

CONTACT:
  Emma Thompson-Fiege
  
   fiege.em@gmail.com

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Teen & Adult Take & Make Kit: Rock Candy

Make your own rock candy! You'll just need water and a drinking glass!

For ages 12-adult

Available beginning Wednesday, October 19 while supplies last.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Make your own rock candy! You'll just need water and a drinking glass!

For ages 12-adult

Available beginning Wednesday, October 19 while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

 

Knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting, mending -- all are welcome!

CONTACT: Karen Gray  978 562 6843  kcthreads@earthlink.net

Knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting, mending -- all are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Karen Gray
  978 562 6843
   kcthreads@earthlink.net

Thursday October 20, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Maynard Recreation Commission

This is the October meeting of the Town of Maynard Recreation Commission

CONTACT: Andrew Holmes  617-899-4902  drewholmes@hotmail.com

This is the October meeting of the Town of Maynard Recreation Commission

CONTACT:
  Andrew Holmes
  617.899.4902
   drewholmes@hotmail.com

Friday October 21, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In-Library Pumpkin Decorating

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room
Friday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm

Additional In-Library Decorating:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm

 

CONTACT: Casey L Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room
Friday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm

Additional In-Library Decorating:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm

 

CONTACT:
  Casey L Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Saturday October 22, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In-Library Pumpkin Decorating

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room

Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm
Additional In-Library Decorating:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
 

 

CONTACT: Casey L Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

It's time for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Art Show! People of all ages are welcome to pick up a pumpkin from the library to decorate at home, or attend one of the in-library decorating events!
Book-related pumpkins are highly encouraged!

Art Show will be on display Monday, October 24-Saturday, November 5.

For details on this years Art Show, past art shows, and a copy of the rules and ID Form, visit maynardpubliclibrary.org/pumpkin-decorating.

In-person Pumpkin Decorating is drop-in, with a wide array of craft supplies provided.
In the Storytime Room

Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm
Additional In-Library Decorating:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
 

 

CONTACT:
  Casey L Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Sunday October 23, 2022
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Lethal Tides with Author Catherine Musemeche

Hidden Figures meets The Imitation Game in this phenomenal true story of the virtually unknown Mary Sears. Known as “the first oceanographer of the Navy,” her groundbreaking oceanographic research helped lead the U.S. to victory in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Register here to receive the Zoom link via email.

When World War II began, the U.S. Navy was unprepared to enact its island-hopping strategy to reach Japan. Anticipating tides, planning for coral reefs, and preparing for enemy fire was new ground for them, and with lives at stake it was ground that had to be covered quickly. They turned to Mary Sears, an oceanographer with continuously overlooked untapped talent who, along with a team of colorful and quirky marine scientists, became instrumental in turning the tide of the war in the United States’ favor.

The Sears team dove in and analyzed ocean currents, made wave and tide predictions, identified zones of bioluminescence, mapped deep-water levels where submarines could hide, and gathered information about the topography and surf conditions surrounding the Pacific islands and Japan – all which proved critical to the U.S. Navy in avoiding catastrophe and ultimately cleared a path to Okinawa, the last major battle of World War II.

Weaving together science, biography, and military history Lethal Tides is the gripping story of an unsung woman who had a dramatic effect on the U.S. Navy’s success against Japan in WWII, creating an intelligence-gathering juggernaut based on the new science of oceanography.

Read an adaptation from Lethal Tides for Smithsonian Magazine, July/August 2022.

About the Author:

Catherine “Kate” Musemeche is a graduate of the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas and the University of Texas School of Law. She has been a pediatric surgeon for more than three decades. Musemeche’s first book, Small, was longlisted for the E.O. Wilson/Pen American Literary Science Award and was awarded the Texas Writer’s League Discovery Prize for Nonfiction in 2015. Her second book, Hurt, was named one of the top ten EMS books of the decade. She has also contributed to the New York Times’ “Motherlode” blog, KevinMD.com, Creative Nonfiction magazine and EMS World. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Brought to you n partnership with the Wayland Free Public Library and the Wayland Historical Society.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Hidden Figures meets The Imitation Game in this phenomenal true story of the virtually unknown Mary Sears. Known as “the first oceanographer of the Navy,” her groundbreaking oceanographic research helped lead the U.S. to victory in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Register here to receive the Zoom link via email.

When World War II began, the U.S. Navy was unprepared to enact its island-hopping strategy to reach Japan. Anticipating tides, planning for coral reefs, and preparing for enemy fire was new ground for them, and with lives at stake it was ground that had to be covered quickly. They turned to Mary Sears, an oceanographer with continuously overlooked untapped talent who, along with a team of colorful and quirky marine scientists, became instrumental in turning the tide of the war in the United States’ favor.

The Sears team dove in and analyzed ocean currents, made wave and tide predictions, identified zones of bioluminescence, mapped deep-water levels where submarines could hide, and gathered information about the topography and surf conditions surrounding the Pacific islands and Japan – all which proved critical to the U.S. Navy in avoiding catastrophe and ultimately cleared a path to Okinawa, the last major battle of World War II.

Weaving together science, biography, and military history Lethal Tides is the gripping story of an unsung woman who had a dramatic effect on the U.S. Navy’s success against Japan in WWII, creating an intelligence-gathering juggernaut based on the new science of oceanography.

Read an adaptation from Lethal Tides for Smithsonian Magazine, July/August 2022.

About the Author:

Catherine “Kate” Musemeche is a graduate of the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas and the University of Texas School of Law. She has been a pediatric surgeon for more than three decades. Musemeche’s first book, Small, was longlisted for the E.O. Wilson/Pen American Literary Science Award and was awarded the Texas Writer’s League Discovery Prize for Nonfiction in 2015. Her second book, Hurt, was named one of the top ten EMS books of the decade. She has also contributed to the New York Times’ “Motherlode” blog, KevinMD.com, Creative Nonfiction magazine and EMS World. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Brought to you n partnership with the Wayland Free Public Library and the Wayland Historical Society.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Monday October 24, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Storytime

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Spooky Density Jars and 'Bloody' Lava Lamps

Create spooky desktop decorations with these two activities!

Food coloring, oil, water, and spooky items like plastic eyeballs, fake spiders, and more will be available to make your creations.

For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:30pm in the Storytime Room
No registration needed. 

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Create spooky desktop decorations with these two activities!

Food coloring, oil, water, and spooky items like plastic eyeballs, fake spiders, and more will be available to make your creations.

For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:30pm in the Storytime Room
No registration needed. 

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Essential Estate Planning

Part of the Maynard Council on Aging Elder Law Series

In this program, attendees will learn how Health Care Proxies and Health Care Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts can protect you and your family members, including:

  • the purpose of these documents;
  • the roles of the appointed agents so you can determine the best person for the job;
  • how to start conversations with your children and parents about their healthcare wishes; and
  • how to manage these documents so you can access them when you need them most.

Handout - eBook written by Generations Law Group: Estate Planning Essentials: Your guide to wills, health care directives, and more

CONTACT: Amy Loveless  978-897-1009  aloveless@townofmaynard.net

Part of the Maynard Council on Aging Elder Law Series

In this program, attendees will learn how Health Care Proxies and Health Care Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts can protect you and your family members, including:

  • the purpose of these documents;
  • the roles of the appointed agents so you can determine the best person for the job;
  • how to start conversations with your children and parents about their healthcare wishes; and
  • how to manage these documents so you can access them when you need them most.

Handout - eBook written by Generations Law Group: Estate Planning Essentials: Your guide to wills, health care directives, and more

CONTACT:
  Amy Loveless
  978.897.1009
   aloveless@townofmaynard.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Book Mill Discussion Group (Hybrid, In-Person and Zoom Options)

This is the October meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

This is the October meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully (Zoom)

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

 

Please click here to register for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-6hrDkvGdLFXZg_-Jn-gqy9CabkYBRz

 

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

 

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

 

Please click here to register for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-6hrDkvGdLFXZg_-Jn-gqy9CabkYBRz

 

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

 

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Kids Take & Make Kit: Scarecrow Spinner

Make a paper toy to match the season!

For ages 3-12

Available beginning Wednesday, October 26 while supplies last.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Make a paper toy to match the season!

For ages 3-12

Available beginning Wednesday, October 26 while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

Thursday October 27, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior Thursday LEGO League

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Thomas Mickey: Victorian Flowers We Still Love

In person or via Zoom. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. Click below to register for in-person attendance.

Join author and master gardener Thomas Mickey as he discusses his latest book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company.            

 Nineteenth century seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) believed in being fair and honest with his customers. That ethical stance   inspired his communication methods with his customers at a time when business owners thought ‘hype’ was essential.

 Vick had been an editor and writer before his seed business.  He wrote his catalog and monthly magazine with words inspired with what   would most help his customers.  

 The new book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company illustrates how this nineteenth century seed company   influenced both gardeners and the kind of garden that became essential, the Victorian flower garden.

 The second half of the nineteenth century made possible a media-driven garden which included what the garden should look like, where it   should be in the home landscape, and what plants ought to be in it.  The seed catalogs, garden magazines, and horticultural papers of the   day suggested the plant varieties and indicated where to plant them in the garden.

 James Vick’s story has not been told yet. He is known in his hometown Rochester, New York but he played a key role in gardens everywhere   in nineteenth century America, whether of the wealthy, the middle class, the working class, or the city dweller.  Vick inspired gardeners   everywhere with his own passion for gardening with flowers and his desire to spread the love of floriculture

 Vick published yearly seed catalogs and a popular monthly garden magazine.  He systematized the seed business: growing seeds, drying   them, packaging them, and shipping them around the country, well before both Sears and Montgomery Ward sent out their first catalog.

The eighteenth-century gardens of England included flowers that became popular in the nineteenth century Victorian garden as well.   Vick sold many of the same flowers. They continue to be essential in today’s flower garden. The list includes garden favorites like the geranium, nasturtium, lobelia, dahlia, morning glory, and hollyhock. They are among the Victorian flowers that remain our favorites

With Maynard Community Gardeners

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net
The registration period has ended.

In person or via Zoom. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. Click below to register for in-person attendance.

Join author and master gardener Thomas Mickey as he discusses his latest book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company.            

 Nineteenth century seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) believed in being fair and honest with his customers. That ethical stance   inspired his communication methods with his customers at a time when business owners thought ‘hype’ was essential.

 Vick had been an editor and writer before his seed business.  He wrote his catalog and monthly magazine with words inspired with what   would most help his customers.  

 The new book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company illustrates how this nineteenth century seed company   influenced both gardeners and the kind of garden that became essential, the Victorian flower garden.

 The second half of the nineteenth century made possible a media-driven garden which included what the garden should look like, where it   should be in the home landscape, and what plants ought to be in it.  The seed catalogs, garden magazines, and horticultural papers of the   day suggested the plant varieties and indicated where to plant them in the garden.

 James Vick’s story has not been told yet. He is known in his hometown Rochester, New York but he played a key role in gardens everywhere   in nineteenth century America, whether of the wealthy, the middle class, the working class, or the city dweller.  Vick inspired gardeners   everywhere with his own passion for gardening with flowers and his desire to spread the love of floriculture

 Vick published yearly seed catalogs and a popular monthly garden magazine.  He systematized the seed business: growing seeds, drying   them, packaging them, and shipping them around the country, well before both Sears and Montgomery Ward sent out their first catalog.

The eighteenth-century gardens of England included flowers that became popular in the nineteenth century Victorian garden as well.   Vick sold many of the same flowers. They continue to be essential in today’s flower garden. The list includes garden favorites like the geranium, nasturtium, lobelia, dahlia, morning glory, and hollyhock. They are among the Victorian flowers that remain our favorites

With Maynard Community Gardeners

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

The registration period has ended.

Friday October 28, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Saturday October 29, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Spice Club

This is a special Saturday meeting of the Spice Club. Pick up a kit any time after October 3 and have fun cooking! Bring a dish to share at this potluck lunch and discussion.

October's spice: 15 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with Cinnamon!  The kit includes a sample of ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks and Vietnamese cinnamon.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

This is a special Saturday meeting of the Spice Club. Pick up a kit any time after October 3 and have fun cooking! Bring a dish to share at this potluck lunch and discussion.

October's spice: 15 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with Cinnamon!  The kit includes a sample of ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks and Vietnamese cinnamon.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Monday October 31, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
October Cookbook Club

October Cookbook Club

Our cookbook for October is Modern Potluck by Kristin Donnelly, Borrow a cookbook at teh Circulation Desk, choose a recipe and prepare a dish to share at our potluck lunch.

All are welcome!

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

October Cookbook Club

Our cookbook for October is Modern Potluck by Kristin Donnelly, Borrow a cookbook at teh Circulation Desk, choose a recipe and prepare a dish to share at our potluck lunch.

All are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net


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