Saturday September 21, 2019
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Comic Book Workshop with Rachel Maguire
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This program is CANCELLED

Artist and educator Rachel Maguire will teach teens how to draw their own comics.

For teens in grades 6 and up.  Registration required.

There are 6 spaces available.
Sunday September 22, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday September 23, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and NO training will be held. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club? is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Sept/Oct – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

We will meet Sept 17, Sept 24, (skip October 1,) Oct 8, Oct 15 and Oct 22.

Registration is required.? Limit 20 students, ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.
 

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.?

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Drop-in Craft: Kindness Rocks
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children are invited to decorate their own kindness rocks.  Remember: There is only one you! Let's make this world better, together.

You can bring your own rock, or paint rocks we have provided.  If you would like, you can leave one painted rock here for a rock display

in the garden in front of the library. This project is inspired by Linda Kranz's book Only One You.

For ages 5 and up.

 
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The Karl Muck Scandal with Melissa Burrage
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The demonization, internment, and deportation of celebrated Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Dr. Karl Muck, finally told, and placed in the context of World War I anti-German sentiment in the United States.

One of the cherished narratives of American history is that of the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to its shores. Accounts of the exclusion and exploitation of Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth century and Japanese internment during World War II tell a darker story of American immigration. Less well-known, however, is the treatment of German-Americans and German nationals in the United States during World War I. Initially accepted and even welcomed into American society, at the outbreak of war, this group would face rampant intolerance and anti-German hysteria.

Melissa D. Burrage's book illustrates this dramatic shift in attitude in her engrossing narrative of Dr. Karl Muck, the celebrated German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who was targeted and ultimately disgraced by a New York Philharmonic board member and by capitalists from that city who used his private sexual life as a basis for having him arrested, interned, and deported from the United States.

While the campaign against Muck made national headlines, and is the main focus of this book, Burrage also illuminates broader national topics such as: Total War; State power; vigilante justice; internment and deportation; irresponsible journalism; sexual surveillance; attitudes towards immigration; anti-Semitism; and the development of America's musical institutions. The mistreatment of Karl Muck in the United States provides a narrative thread that connects these various wartime and postwar themes.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 26, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Workshop - Limericks
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Teen Loft Official Opening
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Teen Loft is officially open!  Please join us for light refreshments at this Open House.  The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and the Wayland Public Library would like to thank Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous donation, which helped make the Teen Loft possible.

Celebration to be held in the Teen Loft.  For adults and teens.

Friday September 27, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a monthly TED talk viewing and discussion program! We'll watch a TED talk for 20 minutes, discuss for 20 minutes indoors, and then, weather permitting, take a 30 minute *optional* walk to continue the discussion! Come for all or some of this program. If you just want to walk, please contact Courtney (508-358-2311) and then join us about 10:40. 

September: Sleep is your Super Power - Matthew Walker

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

Matt Walker's research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He got his PhD from the Medical Research Council in London, UK, and subsequently became a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He's currently a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.

Walker has received funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and he's a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He has shared his research on the importance of sleep on television and radio outlets including CBS's "60 Minutes," National Geographic, NOVA Science, NRP and the BBC. He is the author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep.

TED Walks will be at 10:00 am select Fridays, Sept-Dec: Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 13

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 28, 2019
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Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) to learn about Korean history and culture and enjoy a free traditional Korean meal.

Advance registration is required. 

Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about the 15th century King Sejong the Great who initiated numerous cultural achievements and scientific inventions to improve the welfare of his people, and get an overview of modern South Korea, the 6th largest export country in the world.

After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja Bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware. 

About the KSCPP:

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non -profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. As a show of appreciation for the United State’s support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, KSCPP has held over 1,700 presentations about the history and culture of Korea throughout the country. Internationally, we have hosted complimentary presentations over 12,000 times. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Sunday September 29, 2019
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Mass Library Staff Association Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lori Salotto  508-944-7079  lori@salotto.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday September 30, 2019
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Pop-up Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities,

and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers

For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver.

 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters: Evan Hadingham - Adventures with NOVA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

NOVA, currently in its 46th season on PBS, is the most widely watched science program on U.S. television. As the series’ Science Editor for over two decades, Wayland resident Evan Hadingham is charged with ensuring the editorial accuracy of the series, evaluating ideas for new programs, and working on the storytelling of each episode.

In this talk, Evan will highlight what was special about a few of NOVA’s most notable past shows and will offer a taste of some exciting future programs. He’ll discuss the challenges of communicating science to the public in a fast-changing media landscape, and touch on the personal journey that led him to his job at NOVA.

Evan Hadingham is the Senior Science Editor of NOVA, the PBS science series produced at WGBH in Boston. He has editorial responsibility for developing ideas and overseeing the science content of all NOVA’s documentaries and special series. He is the author of popular books on archaeology and prehistory and has written numerous feature articles on science that have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, and elsewhere. His most recent project is a book on the fifty greatest discoveries in human origins, commissioned by the Leakey Foundation.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Infant Lapsit and Tummy Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development. Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, tummy time and core-strengthening activities, and early communication.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

 
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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A Doll for a Day: Growing up in Post-War Korea with Choi Kyung-Shin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a story of a girl, born in the Year of the Ox, growing up in post-war Korea in the 1950s and 1960s and her unusual coming of age drama. 

Kyung-Shin vividly recalls the first student anti-government demonstration in Taegu and the military revolution of the 5.16 Coup D'etat. What were this young Korean girl's dreams? How did she learn to speak up? How did she support herself and stay in school? We meet the people who influenced her early life: teachers and family members. Like an ox, she worked hard to be useful and worthy to all around her and accomplish her lifetime goal of being educated. 

 

 

 

 

 

Choi Kyung-Shin is an author and Fulbright Scholar who has been a teacher, an educator and writer.  She lives in Framingham.Choi Kyung-Shin is an author and Fulbright Scholar who has been a teacher, an educator and writer.  She lives in Framingham.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 4, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday October 6, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 7, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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French Speaking Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

LLAIC French Speaking Group will discuss their current book, A Maigrait Mystery.

CONTACT:  Susan Coppock  781-259-0729  seyre3@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

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

Citizens of London book coverCitizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour 

by Lynne Olson

The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Teen Crafternoon
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club? is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Sept/Oct – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

We will meet Sept 17, Sept 24, (skip October 1,) Oct 8, Oct 15 and Oct 22.

Registration is required.? Limit 20 students, ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.
 

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.?

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 9, 2019
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Girl with Seven Names : A North Korean Defector's Tale

In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers the first credible account of ordinary life in North Korea and gives an extraordinary insight into the life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Familiy Movie Afternoon:Toy Story 4
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children are invited to watch the movie Toy Story 4 at the library!

Running time is is 100 minutes. Rated G. Popcorn will be served.

For ages 4 and up.

 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blackfish City: A Novel  by Sam J. Miller  

"Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent--and ultimately very hopeful--novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection."

Join us for a lively discussion of this book! On the Mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday October 10, 2019
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Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
 
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How to Build Executive Function: Your Guide to Raising Confident & Competent Kids
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart, shares insights with parents from his book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention. Parents will learn tips and tools from a lifelong educator and expert in Executive Function intervention - and reassurance that their kids will be okay when equipped with the skills they need today and for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Michael Delman: 

Massachusetts Distinguished Educator Michael Delman is a pioneer and leader in the area of Executive Function coaching. He has served as CEO and founder of Beyond BookSmart, the nation’s largest Executive Function coaching company, since 2006. Prior to that, Michael co-founded and was principal of McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, Massachusetts. Michael has presented at conferences such as The Learning Disabilities Association of America, the 2018 International Conference on ADHD, and numerous regional organizations. He has been featured in The Times of London, CBS Boston affiliate WBZ TV, and dozens of media outlets across the country. In 2018, he published his first book Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention. Michael brings his trademark enthusiasm to his work with students and adults alike, helping people discover their strengths, develop their confidence, and become more effective at whatever challenges they face.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 11, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Warlight : A Novel

Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.  Suspecting he might be a criminal, they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends.  But are they really what and who they claim to be?  A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club? is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Sept/Oct – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

We will meet Sept 17, Sept 24, (skip October 1,) Oct 8, Oct 15 and Oct 22.

Registration is required.? Limit 20 students, ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.
 

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.?

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Caregiver and Me Coffee
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and children are all welcome to this get together

hosted by Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services, and Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Joins us to chat, grab a snack, and meet other adults who share a love of children. 

There will be an inclusive playgroup at 11:30, following the coffee.

 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

 
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Drop-in Fall Craft
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get crafty and make some spectacular fall crafts.

Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.

 
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Everything Here is Beautiful with Mira T. Lee
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come meet author Mira T. Lee! Books will be available for purchase.

Two sisters: Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the vibrant, headstrong, unconventional one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts to hear voices, it's Miranda who must fight for the help her sister needs — even as Lucia refuses to be defined by any doctor's diagnosis. Determined, impetuous, she plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted Israeli only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She will move with her new family to Ecuador, but the bitter constant remains: she cannot escape her own mental illness. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until inevitably, she crashes to earth. And then Miranda must decide, again, whether or not to step in — but this time, Lucia may not want to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans, but what does it take to break them?

Told from multiple perspectives, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its core, a heart-wrenching family drama about relationships and tough choices — how much we're willing to sacrifice for the ones we love, and when it's time to let go and save ourselves.

"Everything Here Is Beautiful is a tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters--one that's frayed by mental illness and stretched across continents, yet still endures. With ventriloquistic skill, Mira T. Lee explores the heartache of loving someone deeply troubled and the unbearable tightrope-walk between holding on and letting go." — Celeste NgNew York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You

Read the Boston Globe review here. Everything Here Is Beautiful was an Amazon Top 20 Best Literature/Fiction of 2018 and one of O, The Oprah Magazine's 15 Favorite Books of 2018.

About Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee's debut novel, Everything Here is Beautiful, was selected as a Top 10 Debut by the American Booksellers Association, and named a Best Fiction title of 2018 by Amazon, O Magazine, Real Simple, and the Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Tin HouseReal Simple, the Southern ReviewMissouri Review, and Harvard Review, among others, and have twice received special mention for the Pushcart Prize. She has also been the recipient of an Artist's Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

In 2017, Mira used her Facebook page, "Everything Here is Beautiful," to curate 365 days' worth of beautiful, wondrous, and amazing things, one post for each day of the year. She continues to add to this collection -- it might be good news, a noteworthy story, a 3-minute video, or a particularly moving 60-minute podcast; it could be a photograph, a painting, a news article, a book, or book cover, a piece of music, an object, even a snippet of overheard conversation.

In her previous lives, Mira has also been known as a graphic designer, a pop-country drummer, a salsa dancing fanatic, and a biology graduate student. Mira is an alum of Stanford University, and currently lives in Cambridge, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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3D Design Workshop - Sliding Box
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In this 3D design workshop, participants will design their own working sliding box.  Using Tinkercad.com, participants will assign specific dimensions to create a functional object.  Some experience with Tinkercad is recommended, but not required.  Objects will be printed after the workshop, and will be free.  Parents of very young children (6-7) are encouraged to stay and design with their children.  Space is limited so sign up online, in person, or over the phone.  

CONTACT:  Tyler Kenney    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Friday October 18, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Saturday October 19, 2019
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Spooktacular Stories and Crafts
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Ms. Carly for some spooky stories and not-so-scary songs and rhymes! After story time we will make crafts. For babies to age 5, with caregiver. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday October 20, 2019
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Race Amity - America's Other Tradition: A Primer with William H. Smith
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This book seeks to impact the public discourse on race - to move it from the “blame/grievance/rejection” cycle to one of “amity/collaboration/access and equity.” Most discussions focus exclusively on racist traditions, we look at the always present moral counterweight of close, loving, friendship and collaboration, which  is “the other tradition.” 

This primer is written to provide an introduction to an unexplored perspective for study, to be followed by taking action around the concept of the “other tradition,” to address our country’s most vital and challenging issue, racial and cultural prejudice. The writers fervently wish that those taking the time to read, study, and discuss these pages will be moved to continue their journey in moral service towards E Pluribus Unum, with assurance from that simple axiom, “Right is might”.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker and co-author William H. Smith is the founding executive driector of the National Center for Race Amity. Smith is a producer and co-writer of the award winning Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices with aired national on PBS. He is the concept creator and Co-Executive Producer and Senior Writer for the 2018 documentary for public television, An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

There are 3 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club? is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Sept/Oct – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

We will meet Sept 17, Sept 24, (skip October 1,) Oct 8, Oct 15 and Oct 22.

Registration is required.? Limit 20 students, ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.
 

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.?

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

 
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Halloween Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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King Lear: Should We Translate Shakespeare into Modern English?
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Shakespeare wrote his plays over 400 years ago. While it is estimated that about 80% of English grammar and vocabulary hasn’t changed much in last 400 years, some words and expressions have disappeared or changed meaning.  If you were transported to 17th century London, the locals would not be able to understand you, nor you them.

These changes can baffle, and worse, mislead, the modern playgoer. So should we translate Shakespeare into modern English?

Using examples from King Lear, Joel Angiolillo will trace some of the language changes that have occurred since 1605, discuss the pros and cons of translating Shakespeare, and give examples of how we could create such a translation.

Join us to learn how the language has evolved, and enhance your appreciation and understanding of King Lear. 

King Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th at the Chelsea Theater Works.

 

 

Joel Angiolillo has a BA in linguistics at Amherst College and a PhD in Cognition and Communication at the University of Chicago. He applied his interest in how we understand and use speech as a telecommunications engineer at AT&T and Verizon.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

October's book is Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Staff Development Meeting
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday October 25, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Join us for a monthly TED talk viewing and discussion program! We'll watch a TED talk for 20 minutes, discuss for 20 minutes indoors, and then, weather permitting, take a 30 minute *optional* walk to continue the discussion! Come for all or some of this program. If you just want to walk, please contact Courtney (508-358-2311) and then join us about 10:40.

In October we'll watch Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong, a talk by Johann Hari.

What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

 

 

Johann Hari's first book, Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope, is being translated into 27 languages and has been praised by a broad range of people -- from Elton John (who said it "will change your life") to the British Journal of General Practice, who called it "one of the most important texts in recent years." His second book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels, and into a non-fiction documentary series.

Hari graduated from Cambridge University with the highest degree grade, a Double First, in social and political sciences. He grew up in London, with a Swiss father who was a bus driver and a Scottish mother who worked in a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Today, he lives half the year in London, and he spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books.

Hari has written over the past eight years for some of the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the SpectatorLe Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO's Realtime With Bill Maher. He was twice named "National Newspaper Journalist of the Year" by Amnesty International. He has also been named "Cultural Commentator of the Year" and "Environmental Commentator of the Year" at the Comment Awards, and "Gay Journalist of the Year" at the Stonewall Awards.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dena DincauzeJoin us to learn about Mansion Inn, a Wayland archaeological site, and Dena Dincauze, the remarkable woman who documented it.

Mansion Inn is a well-known Native American cremation burial site in Wayland dating back to circa 3,500 years ago.  As part of her dissertation research, Dena Dincauze, a Concord native and graduate student in Anthropology at Harvard University, took on the formidable task of studying the artifacts and materials recovered from this important site that was dug in a non-scientific way by avocational archaeologists and local residents. This seminal work began a remarkable career as an important authority in New England Archaeology.

Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Commission.

 

 

 

About the speaker: 

Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant specializing in the analysis of plant and animal remains from archaeological sites.  She is also associated with the Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Peabody Museum, Harvard University. 

Tonya  has been active in Wayland archaeology since the late 1970’s and was a co-founder of the Wayland Archaeology Group, an arm of the Wayland Historical Commission of which she is a member.  Tonya has been involved in numerous excavations in the Sudbury/Assabet/Concord River basin since that time.  She also has extensive field experience in the broader northeast with the National Park Service.  As a staff member of the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at Harvard, she also worked at the ancient site of Harappa in Pakistan.

Tonya holds a B.A. in Anthropology from UMass Boston, an M.A. in Anthropology from UMass Amherst, and an M.S.W. from Fordham University in New York. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Pop-Up Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers.

For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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New Traditions for Thanksgiving: Side Dishes & Turkey Talk with Liz Barbour
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For many of us, preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with anxiety. Join chef Liz Barbour for as she explores the many types of turkeys available, the various ways to prepare them, and how to create a menu that is easy and delicious. Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate 2 of her favorite side dishes and offer samples for everyone.

Registration is required. Limit 35 attendees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering and restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. Her recipes and teaching style connected with her community, and Liz soon had a large following of loyal students. She is a regular guest on New Hampshire’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including Where Women Cook, New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo Press. Liz is the author of Beautifully Delicious, a collection of recipes that create beautiful dishes combining colorful, flavorful ingredients and incorporates familiar herbs and edible flowers that you are probably growing at home or that you can conveniently buy at your local grocery store. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 32 spaces available.
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Diwali Program
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn about Diwali and create your own henna and rangoli designs on paper. 

If you want, Wayland parent Manisha Kotadia will paint a henna design on your hand!

For ages 5 and up.

 

 
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Hiking The Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dan & Marilyn Brielmann along with Alan French will be your guides taking you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs around the city of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. 

Dan incorporates his video and musical talents to bring the environmental issues of our day in a documentary news style that inspires us to meet the people who are Caring for the Earth. In doing this video, he met and interviewed over 60 people. Alan French is an Andover resident and was the founder, Chairman and Executive Director of the Bay Circuit Alliance, Inc. He’s here tonight to talk about the more than 25 years he was involved with this project and making it a reality. 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be music, video, information about a trail that’s in your own backyard and time for questions. We look forward to your joining us for this fun, informative event.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday November 1, 2019
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Art Exhibit Installation - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers will setup their November art exhibit in the Raytheon Room from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Sunday November 3, 2019
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Artist Reception - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Artist Reception for the November exhibit by Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers. Reception will be 2:30pm-4:30pm and Raytheon Room is needed from 2:00pm-5:00pm for setup and cleanup. 

Monday November 4, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Tattooist of Auschwitz book coverThe Tattooist of Auschwitz 

by Heather Morris

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: Ian Condry - Hearing the Future in Music in Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In the 21st century, musicians have faced a whiplash of technological and cultural change that as fundamentally altered the social and business relations around music.  Might current musical experiments point to possibilities for post-capitalist futures?  Examples from Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin will explore pop idols, virtual singers, underground techno, crowd-funding pioneers, and spatial audio sound art.  What might seem like a flatland of economic commodification of music is in fact a fluid, shifting landscape that points to a fundamental curvature of socialeconomic spacetime.

Ian Condry is a cultural anthropologist and professor at MIT since 2002.  He is the author of two books, Hip-Hop Japan and The Soul of Anime, both of which examine how cultural movements go global from below.  He is currently working on a book exploring at music and musicians after the end of the recording industry, with a comparison of Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin.  He is the founder of the Dissolve Music series, and organizer of the MIT Spatial Sound Lab, which makes multi-perspective sonic experiences to explore the possibilities of sound for transforming learning and democracy.  He hosts the radio show “Near and Far” on WMBR 88.1 FM Cambridge and online at wmbr.org.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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The Dog Went Over the Mountain with Peter Zheutlin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Peter Zheutlin, The New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road embarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend. 
 
On the cusp of turning sixty-five, Peter Zheutlin and his beloved Albie, a rescue dog of similar vintage, take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters. They come away with a newfound appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.
 
Inspired by John Steinbeck, this 9,000-mile odyssey allows Zheutlin to experience all that America is and means today, and having Albie by his side opens up people and pockets of this country (and a few new smells). Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel classics, but with an endearing canine sidekick, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers, and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion.
 
 
Past praise for Peter Zheutlin:
  • “Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful. [Dogs] are one way God tests our compassion.” —Dean Koontz
  • “Heartwarming doesn’t suffice to describe it: this tale of stray, unwanted, and abandoned dogs, and the people who devote their lives to saving them, restores faith in humanity.” —Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog
  • “Peter Zheutlin takes us on a dog lover’s ultimate road trip. A canine caravan with heart and soul.” —Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Dog Lived, And So Will I
 
About Peter Zheutlin:
 
Peter Zheutlin is the New York Times best selling author of Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway and a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. Mr. Zheutlin has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine and numerous
other publications in the U.S. and abroad.
 
He is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride and Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. He is also the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy, and, with Judith Gelman, of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men and The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls.
 
Prior to starting his writing career, Mr. Zheutlin practiced law and taught legal skills at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University law schools. Mr. Zheutlin is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School and resides in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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3D Design Workshop - Rocketship
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocketships, using Blender.  Blender is advanced 3D design software, proficiency with mouse and keyboard is highly recommended.

For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. 

Space is limited.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Tyler Kenney    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary with Jonathan Hansen
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. 

Until now, biographers have treated Castro’s life like prosecutors, scouring his past for evidence to convict a person they don’t like or don’t understand. This can make for bad history and unsatisfying biography. Young Castro challenges readers to put aside the caricature of a bearded, cigar-munching, anti-American hot head to discover how Castro became the dictator who acted as a thorn in the side of US presidents for nearly half a century.

The first American historian in a generation to gain access to the Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable and all too human. A man who, having grown up on an island that felt like a colonial cage, was compelled to lead his country to independence.

 

 

Jonathan Hansen is a Senior Lecturer on Social Studies and a Faculty Associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. 

He is the author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920, as well as articles, op-eds, and book reviews on U.S. imperialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and race and ethnicity published in the New York Times, Huffington Post,  and The Guardian, among others.

Professor Hansen teaches undergraduate courses on Introduction to Social Thought, Justice and Reconciliation after Mass Violence, PTSD in American history, as well as seminars on reconciliation and intractable conflicts at Harvard Law School. He is currently working on a biography of Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Friend : A Novel

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind.  Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master.  But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.  Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday November 10, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Brain Building Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

On Tyranny : Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With On Tyranny, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience." 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban   

  "Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state--and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture--rebel, change agent, and artist."                                                        

Join us for a lively discussion of this book!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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The Cocoanut Grove Fire with Bob Begin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday November 15, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Book Sale Preview for Friends of WPL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Wayland Public Library and become eligible for first dibs on the book sale happening this weekend.

You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.

Book Sale Location: Large Hearing Room at Town Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Carole Schneider    
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Poetry Workshop Instructional Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brad Clompus of Lesley University will be offering his critical and pedagogical insights.

Monday November 18, 2019
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This interactive inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families, and an Early Intervention clinician.

For ages newborn to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

Questions? call Beverly at 617-559-9058 or email her at Beverly_Mobilia@wayland.k12.ma.us

 
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NaNoWriMo Write-In
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Siljeea Magic with Judith Pratt
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hear author Judith Pratt read from her latest YA novel, Siljeea Magic!

Most people see nothing but trees and grass in those woods that line superhighways. But 13-year-old Andrea sees small people. At first, Andrea is delighted to meet Erau, a Bokaaj boy about her age. He teaches her how to climb trees—he has extra toes—and how to eat acorns and ferns. But then a new road full of houses begins to chew up the woods. Andrea must keep the Bokaaj safe, while managing a new school, overprotective parents, and a bratty younger brother. Oh, and as I mentioned this all takes place in Massachusetts--in Newton, and somewhere out near route. 495.

 

 

 

 

About Judith Pratt:

 

My plays have been produced in small theatres around the U.S. and in Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve taught theater, written reviews for our local (Ithaca, NY) paper, and created fundraising materials for Cornell University. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 25, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

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

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 29, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Art Exhibit Removal - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Novmeber Raytheon Room Art Exhibit Removal.

CONTACT:  Wayne Hall    wah@waynehallphotography.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 2, 2019
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Radio Free Vermont book coverRadio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

by Bill McKibben

As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: Kathy Defina - The Magic of Silk Painting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Silk painting has been done for centuries in Asia, it’s been big in Europe for years, and its interest is slowly growing in the wearable art industry here.  There is something magical about watching the dyes come alive as you touch the paintbrush to the silk. It flows like the ocean taking on a life of its own. It has the same effect on your soul as watching waves come and go at the beach.

Kathy Defina is a self-taught silk artist. She has been painting for over 20 years, but has fallen in love with the art of silk painting within the last 5 years.  Her passion for silk painting led her to study under one of the few Master Silk Painters.  She continues to learn and grow her art. Her concentration is wearable art and her dream is to have her fine art silk paintings shown in galleries.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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3D design workshop - Snowman
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Use 3D design program 'Sculptris' to create and eventually print your own creation!  Patricipants will use this digital sclupting tool to create their own snowman.  Prior experience is not required, but being faimilar with mouse and keyboard is advised.  For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children (7-8) are encouraged to stay and help design with their children.  Objects will be printed in the days following the workshop.  All 3D prints will be free.  

CONTACT:  Tyler Kenney    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday December 9, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Brain Building Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Never Caught : The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, and relates the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away. Never Caught is the only book that examines the life of an eighteenth-century fugitive woman in intricate detail, and it provides a new look at George Washington's relationship to slavery.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday December 13, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Tentative Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Behold the Dreamers

This heartfelt and intimate portrayal of African immigrants trying to make it in New York City focuses on the family of Jende Jonga from Cameroon. He lands a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy finance industry boss and is then able to bring his wife and young son over from Africa.  Over time, they become more involved with their wealthy employers, who have problems of their own.  Mbue portrays these individuals realistically and sympathetically as the stresses of surviving in New York lead to conflict.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

The Wayland Library will supply laptops for the girls to use during class.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Girls will learn basic and more advanced coding to build websites, create graphics, and design videogames.

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Holiday Wrapping Party
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Stop by the library for a festive gift wrap party. Enjoy coffee and tea, treats, holiday music and company! 

Bring your gifts to wrap, we'll provide the paper, ribbon, scissors and tape!

Donations of wrapping paper and ribbon also gratefully accepted. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 20, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday December 26, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 2, 2020
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday January 6, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Great Presenters: Brian Donahue - The History and Future of Farming and Conservation in New England
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This talk will look at the development of farming, woodlands, and conservation along the Sudbury River from pre-European times to today. It will then expand to envision the possible future of farming in New England, in a changing world.

Brian Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies on the Jack Meyerhoff Fund at Brandeis University, and Environmental Historian at Harvard Forest. He teaches courses on environmental history and sustainable farming and forestry, and he holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the Brandeis program in the History of American Civilization. He co-founded and for 12 years directed Land’s Sake, a non-profit community farm in Weston, and now sits on the board of the Thoreau Farm Trust and The Land Institute. Donahue wrote or co-authored a number of books on farming and conservation and received multiple awards for them. He is also co-author of Wildlands and Woodlands and A New England Food Vision, initiatives working towards conserving 85% of the New England Landscape (wildlandsandwoodlands.org).

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If You Ask Me

When Ladies Home Journal offered Eleanor Roosevelt an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. "If You Ask Me" quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages….Covering a wide variety of topics--everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture--these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt’s warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.  

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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A Conversation about a Plant Based Lifestyle with Nancy Wind
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
with Nancy R. Wind, Certified Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday January 10, 2020
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark

Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house.  Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil; with aplomb, however, she confidently sets about putting things to order, to terrible effect.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday January 12, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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USS Indianapolis with Bob Begin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 16, 2020
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday January 17, 2020
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Craft Supply Swap!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hey crafters! Looking for "new to you" craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, check out our first ever Craft Supply Swap. 

Here's how it works, donate your leftover crafting supplies Monday, January 6th -Thursday January 9th upstairs at the reference desk. (For large donations please contact Courtney ahead of time). Be sure to pick up your swap ticket when you donate!

Return to the library on Friday, January 10th from 10-12 to browse the swap tables and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project!

Don’t have anything to donate? Feel free to stop by Friday, January 10th between 12 and 2 and help yourself! 

Any supplies not taken by swappers will be used by the library for programs, donated to charity, or recycled. 

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday February 3, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Great Presenters: Alan Marscher & Svetlana Jorstad - Black Hole Monsters at the Centers of Galaxies
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ironically, black holes create the most luminous objects in the universe. The speakers study super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and are members of a team that recently imaged the “black hole shadow” in the center of the galaxy M87. They will discuss how gas falling onto black holes and jets of high-energy particles powered by the black hole’s spin cause the centers of galaxies to shine brightly across the entire spectrum from radio to visible to X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths.

Dr. Alan Marscher is a professor of astronomy, and Dr. Svetlana Jorstad is a senior research associate in the Institute for Astrophysical Research at Boston University. Together they have published over 200 articles in scientific journals on the topic of quasars and other types of active galactic nuclei. They use data from a number of NASA satellite observatories and ground-based telescopes to follow variations in brightness and changes in images of jets of high-energy particles and magnetic fields at the centers
of some galaxies.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

White Trash : The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society and shows how poor whites have been deeply ingrained in the country's history for the past 400 years. They were central to the both the Civil War itself and the rise of the Republican Party, and still today feature in reality TV as entertainment. White trash have always been an integral part of the American identity, and here their history in both culture and politics in explored in depth. A fascinating work that's timely to today's public debate about rich and poor. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday February 14, 2020
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MetroWest Program Planners Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Tenderness of Wolves

When a mysterious trapper is murdered, his neighbor’s son disappears and is suspected of the deed.  The Company (which runs just about everything in Canada's Northern Territory in 1867) sends the hapless Donald Moody to investigate.  This is a complex and engrossing tale of human passion and folly, highlighted by the rigors of a wilderness being systematically despoiled.  The characters are distinctive, their portraits startling and incisive, and the writing is fluid and beautifully detailed.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 2, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Great Presenters: James Karlson - Sports Medicine: Not Just for the Professional Athlete
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Karlson will discuss the topic of sports medicine and his experience treating athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. He will review common sports injuries, standard treatment, and injury prevention. 

Dr. James Karlson has been a resident of Wayland since 1996. For 20 years, he was the volunteer team physician for the Wayland High School football team. His three children participated in swimming, lacrosse, sailing and horseback riding, giving him many opportunities to apply his knowledge of sports medicine. He is currently a practicing sports medicine physician and partner at Pro Sports Orthopedics and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.  

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday March 13, 2020
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Fixer

The Fixer is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel.  Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy.  Arrested and imprisoned, he refuses to confess to a crime he did not commit.  Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday April 4, 2020
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The Art of Ebru: Water Marbling with Dilber Er
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 5, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday April 6, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Great Presenters: Home Grown - Paintings by Barbara Grad
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wayland artist Barbara Grad will present projected images of her large oil paintings and works on paper. She will discuss the painting process, the changes which have impacted her works, and the nuances of color and line to develop a dialogue. As a founding member of one of the first women’s art collaboratives in America, she can also comment on challenges she faced as a woman artist exhibiting in galleries and museums.

Barbara Grad earned a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Her awards include: ART Berkshire Taconic Foundation, William Hicks Fellowship, MA Cultural Council Grant, New England NEA, MA Foundation Award, 20x24 Polaroid Grant, two Brown Fellowships, an Art Institute of Chicago award, and an NEA Individual Artist Award. Her work is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Great Plains

"The Great Plains are like a sheet Americans screened their dreams on for a while and then largely forgot about," insists New York resident Frazier. His book invites the reader to accompany him as he takes his van on a 24,000-mile journey through 10 states situated between the Midwest and the Rockies. With admirable style, Frazier blends travelogue, history lesson, and mythology into a paean to open spaces. His commentary, often flavored with humorous anecdotes, is focused on social life and customs; specific subject matter includes Bonnie and Clyde, MX missiles, Chief Crazy Horse, Mennonites, and even cafe conversation. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Boston Marathon: History by the Mile with Paul Clerici
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come meet local author Paul C. Clerici as he discusses his popular book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.

Hear all the great stories about the very beginnings of the race in Ashland; the various start lines in Hopkinton; the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham; the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College; the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton; the different finish lines in Boston; and much, much more.

In his book, the award-winning writer takes readers through the colorful 26.2-mile journey - mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experiences and knowledge - he has run the Boston Marathon 23 times and has covered it for over 30 years now - Clerici brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every statue, moment, landmark, and portion of the course from its start in 1897 to its current incarnation. With forewords by Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and the first woman to complete the race - Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb - the book also features a wide range of vintage and race-day photos, some of which never before published.

 

About Paul Clerici: A freelance journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor, Paul delivers talks and lectures at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs; appears at expos, book signings, group meetings; appears on television (NECN, cable stations, etc.), radio (NPR, local and city stations, etc.), and media outlets including “The Boston Globe” and the “Cape Cod Times.” Race director of the “Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk” in Walpole, he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon - including two triathlons, 43 marathons, the Falmouth Road Race several times - and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale running awards.

He is also the author of A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod and History of the Greater Boston Track Club.

Books will be available to purchase and be signed by the author.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

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

Book: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 10, 2020
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Typical American

As the immigrant Chang family begins to dream the American dream of self-invention, they move poignantly and ironically from people who disparage all that is "typical American" to people who might be seen as typically American themselves.  Gish Jen creates here a superbly engrossing story that resonates with wit and wisdom even as it challenges the reader to reconsider what a typical American might be today.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Literacy Fair
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Families with preschool children are invited to our first ever Literacy Fair!  A great time to learn about Wayland's preschools!

Musician Jeannie Mack will give a concert starting at 11 a.m.

Children can challenge themselves with brainbuildng activities at tables staffed by teachers from several local preschools.  At the end of the event, one of our children's librarians will give a storytime.

There will be facepainting, refreshments, and a visit from Curious George!

 

Sunday May 3, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday May 4, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Great Presenters: Conrad Gees - Cuba - More than Classic American Cars & 1950s Nostalgia
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

There is truth in the statement, “Havana is a city frozen in time 60+ years ago,” but it is a characterization which can lead one to a false sense of sentimentality or condescension. Havana today is the outgrowth of the 1959 Revolution, the US Embargo, the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which forced the inhabitants of this city, just 90 miles off the US coast, to develop in ways they can speak of with great pride, and in ways which leave them longing for more. I have concentrated on the sections of Havana known as “Habana Vieja” and “Centro Habana,” now United Nations World Heritage sites being renovated and brought back to life and
decided to document not only the buildings, but the people living in these sections of the city and their resilience and ingenuity.

Conrad Gees is a retired Wayland School Teacher who now has the time to pursue his love of photographing the world around him. His photography is aimed at trying to record what Henri Cartier Bresson described as “the decisive moment” - moments when “swift chance, disarray, wonder and experiment” lead to an image which speaks to more than the subject at hand, much as a poem can convey meaning far beyond a literal interpretation. He looks forward to viewers seeing this in his photographs - many of which are on display here on the Raytheon Room walls.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday May 7, 2020
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room