Tuesday November 29, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room. 

 

 

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Art Exhibit Removal - Sara Lyons
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Winter Watercolor Painting for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

An instructor from Pop Up Art school will teach us four watercolor techniques, including negative space painting. The negative space is around the subject. You'll draw the outline of the design using one of the templates provided (or make your own design). The next step is to paint around the shape using a few layers of paint, and salt to add texture.

Negative space painting is a different way to think about painting and it's a fun way to create a complex image using the translucent qualities of watercolor paint.

Join via Zoom or in the Raytheon Room! Our instructor will be leading us over Zoom. Registration opens 11/1 at 9:00 AM. Limit 15 participants, ages 16+. Kits will be available for pick up at the reference desk 2 weeks prior to the class.

In addition to the supplies provided in the kit you'll need:

  • Tape – masking or painter's tapes are good. Scotch tape will do in a pinch.
  • A surface onto which you can tape your paper. Use a flat, rigid surface you don't mind getting paint on. You can use: foamboard, a plastic or metal tray, the back of a cookie sheet or a rigid self-healing cutting mat.
  • Blow dryer or craft heat tool Please note: if there are two people taking the class in one household, please bring two blow dryers.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Two containers of water

About Pop Up Art School: 

Best friends and business partners; Janell Scannell and Lisa Walker work and teach side-by-side in their business. Both have earned their BFA's and are certified art teachers for grades K to 8 in the state of Massachusetts.

Janell was a graphic designer and illustrator for 20 years and Lisa has a background in jewelry, ceramics and sculpture.

Pop up Art School has been in business for eight years and has taught over 1,000 art programs in public libraries, plus afterschool enrichment in public and private schools. Both have taught in private and public schools on the South Shore of Boston.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Art Exhibit Set Up - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
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Catapult Tournament
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will build their own catapults and then test them out in our first ever

Catapult Tournament! There will be prizes! We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

For ages 6 and up.

There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday December 1, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Library Rotunda
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Nutcrackers: A Colorful History
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. Our look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them.

Register here for the Zoom link. This program is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library and others.

Mary Woodward serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Woodward has a B.A. in Art History from Furman University and a M.A. in Art History from Emory University. She has 40+ years of experience in museums of all shapes and sizes, from the comprehensive collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art to the one-room log cabin birthplace of President James K. Polk. 

LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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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.

This meeting is held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Sunday December 4, 2022
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Jazzy Holiday Concert with Thomas Meunier and Cindy Lou
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Come to the library for some holiday cheer!

Local musicians Thomas Meunier and Cindy Lou will perform a Jazzy Holiday Concert for all ages.

We will meet in the Rotunda.

This event is a part of the Wayland Community Holiday Open House.
 

 
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Friends Holiday Book Sale
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

South Pasadena Public Library | Holiday Book Sale Nears | The South  Pasadenan | South Pasadena News

Details to follow.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hubbell    
Monday December 5, 2022
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Family Chao cover imageNow meeting in person! Email Brittany at btuttle@minlib.net for Zoom link to participate virtually. 

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

The residents of Haven, Wisconsin have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, happy to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. But when brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo Chao is found dead--presumed murdered--his sons find they've drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant's reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James. Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town.

"At once a brilliant reimagining of Dostoevsky and a wholly original and gripping story about the passions, rivalries, and searing pressures that roil a singular immigrant family."--Jess Walter, author of The Cold Millions

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  (508) 358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room. 

 

 

There are 7 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Horse with Geraldine Brooks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. 

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

About the Author: Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Great Presenters: Prof. David Hackett Fischer - African Founders
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer will share his latest book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals, which explores the history of how enslaved people from different regions of Africa interacted with colonists of European origins to create new regional cultures in the colonial United States. The Africans brought with them linguistic skills, novel techniques of animal husbandry and farming, and generations-old ethical principles, among other attributes. This startling history reveals how much our country was shaped by these African influences in its early years, producing a new, distinctly American culture.

David Hackett Fischer is a Wayland resident and the University Professor and Warren Professor of History emeritus at Brandeis University. He is the author of numerous books, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner Washington’s Crossing and Champlain’s Dream. In 2015, he received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Lego Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Knights and Castles

We will meet in the Raytheon Room.. For ages 5 years and up, with caregivers.

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Library Rotunda
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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 lid 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.  Ages 8 and up, adults and parents also welcome.  Space is limited so sign up online, in person, or over the phone.

CONTACT:      tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Cookbook Club Zoom: December 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World by Jean-Francois Mallet

Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
 
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She's on the Case: Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Eva Jurczyk
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe.

Everything was fine until it wasn’t—a scream in the library, books gone missing the first day on the job, a secret threatening to tear apart a perfect life. We’ll discuss intriguing mysteries with critically acclaimed authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk.

Register here to receieve the Zoom link via email.

Hosted by the Burlington Public Library, co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library and others.

SULARI GENTILL is a USA Today bestselling author who has officially captivated readers and librarians with her “elegantly constructed, funny, and profound (PW starred)” mystery-within-a-mystery, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY.

In THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, the ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge instructing everyone inside to stay put. Four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is a USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, Hank has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller."

Hank’s newest book is HER PERFECT LIFE, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller." HER PERFECT LIFE is also now nominated for the Agatha Award.

EVA JURCZYK is a debut novelist and Toronto librarian. THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is “a valentine to librarians that doesn’t shy away from their dark sides” (Kirkus Reviews).

THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is a darkly comedic, literary mystery about a career librarian who is suddenly instated as the director of a prestigious university collection and its eccentric staff, when a whole host of priceless books go missing. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday December 9, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 9, 16

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Call : A Novel

The Call by Yannick Murphy

The daily rhythm of a veterinarian's family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves his eldest son in a coma.  As the vet struggles to maintain his and his family’s stability, an unexpected visitor arrives, requesting a favor that will have profound consequences.

 

 
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Switch Tournament
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens are invited to compete in our Mario Kart & Smash Bros. Switch tournament.

There will be prizes!

For teens in grades 6 and up.

There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday December 10, 2022
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Spanish Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Señora Smith for Spanish Storytime!

We will read a cozy story followed by a simple craft, sing a song or two, and even learn some Spanish words.

For ages 3 and up, with caregivers. No Spanish is needed in order to participate. Just be ready to have fun!

 Liliana Smith is the Coordinator of the Spanish Immersion Program in Wayland Public Schools. This innovative K-5  program is now in its fifth year and continues to thrive in Loker School.

 

There are 8 spaces available.
 
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The Winners with Fredrik Backman
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. 

Register here to recieve the webinar link via email. 

In the beautifully written Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence. As accusations and rumors fly, the town must grapple with its identity as never before.

The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in Us Against You. The entire future of the team and the town hinges on an upcoming game that could change everything forever.

Finally, the series comes to an evocative conclusion with The WinnersThe Winners return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home.

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and Instagram @Backmansk.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room. 

 

 

There are 9 spaces available.
 
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The Unlocked Path with Janis Daly
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Unlocked Path presents and embraces a “New Woman” of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza Edwards vows to find ways to help and heal. Rejecting her mother’s wishes for her society debut, Eliza enters medical college at a time when only five percent of doctors are female. With the support of a circle of women and driven by a determination to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course. Combining science and sympathy, can she triumph to heal others and herself?

About the author: 

Discovery that her great-great grandfather was a founder of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania inspired Janis Robinson Daly’s writing of The Unlocked Path. Balancing authenticity and rich historical detail with a flair to create emotional connections to fictional characters, she seeks to unearth the stories of women whose lives have remained in the shadows. A graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, at the time, an all-women’s college, stimulated a fond appreciation of the supportive relationships established between students, faculty, and alumnae and a heightened awareness of female-centric issues. Both directed the writing of The Unlocked Path. Splitting her time between Cape Cod, New Hampshire, Florida and hotels along Route 95, more adventures beckon Daly to document other women in history whose stories need to be discovered. Daly can be reached at www.janisrdaly.com.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Sing, Move, and Story!
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Jodi Levin from Family ACCESS Community Connections will lead children in songs and movement, and will share a story!

We will meet in the Children's Room. For ages 0 - 3.

Please register HERE.

 
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Measuring Up: How long?
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Ms. Stephanie for stories, crafts and games all about measuring and distance. 

We will meet in the Raytheon room. 

For ages 4 and up, with caregiver.

There are 14 spaces available.
 
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4th/5th Grade Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

We will be discussing Wildoak by Lisa C.C. Harrington.

We will meet in the Teen Loft.

Questions or to get a copy of the book contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday December 15, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Library Rotunda
There are 10 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.

This meeting is held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday December 16, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Magic the Gathering for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends!

Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours.

Experienced players and newbies welcome.

For teens in grades 6 and up. Please register here.
 

LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday December 17, 2022
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Spanish Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Señora Smith for Spanish Storytime!

We will read a cozy story followed by a simple craft, sing a song or two, and even learn some Spanish words.

For ages 3 and up, with caregivers. No Spanish is needed in order to participate. Just be ready to have fun!

 Liliana Smith is the Coordinator of the Spanish Immersion Program in Wayland Public Schools. This innovative K-5  program is now in its fifth year and continues to thrive in Loker School.

 

There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday December 20, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room. 

 

 

There are 8 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:05 AM - 11:05 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Winter Solstice and Holiday Crafts
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Make crafts to celebrate the winter solstice and winter holidays.

For ages 4 and up, with caregivers.

There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday December 22, 2022
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Indoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities.

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Children's Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Library Rotunda
There are 7 spaces available.
Saturday December 24, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday December 25, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Day
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday December 26, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Day OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday December 29, 2022
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Family Game Day
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in for an afternoon of board games and card games. Play a favorite or let us teach you how to play a new game! We will also have cooperative games.

For ages 4 and up, with caregivers.

We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 30, 2022
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Art Exhibit Take Down - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Wayne Hall    wah@waynehallphotography.com
Saturday December 31, 2022
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CLOSING EARLY - New Year's Eve
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday January 1, 2023
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CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday January 2, 2023
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CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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Art Exhibit Set Up - Arts Wayland
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Linda Brook  508-358-2294  
Wednesday January 4, 2023
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Art Exhibit Set Up - Arts Wayland
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Linda Brook  508-358-2294  
Friday January 6, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday January 7, 2023
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Spanish Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Señora Smith for Spanish Storytime!

We will read a cozy story followed by a simple craft, sing a song or two, and even learn some Spanish words.

For ages 3 and up, with caregiver. No Spanish is needed in order to participate. Just be ready to have fun!

 Liliana Smith is the Coordinator of the Spanish Immersion Program in Wayland Public Schools. This innovative K-5  program is now in its fifth year and continues to thrive in Loker School.

 

There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday January 10, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 12, 2023
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The Gilded Ones Series with Namina Forna
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. 

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Uncovering mysteries surrounding herself and the kingdom all along the way. 

The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera… or if she might be its greatest threat. 

Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy. She has an MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on Twitter at @NaminaForna and Instagram at @namina.forna.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Cookbook Club Zoom: January 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen: An Introduction to New African Cuisine by Zoe Adjonyoh

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen: An Introduction to New African Cuisine - From Ghana with Love

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday January 13, 2023
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cousin Bette

Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac

Written at the height of Balzac's powers, this novel portrays the stunningly malevolent Cousin Bette and her intricate plans for revenge against the wealthy relatives on whom she depends and whose condescension she bitterly resents.  Balzac displays a sense of verbal comedy as acute as Dickens's and creates a world that is vivid and densely real.

 

Monday January 16, 2023
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CLOSED - Martin Luther King Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday January 17, 2023
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Decluttering to Start Your New Year with Dana K. White
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet, a home with too much stuff is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.  If the thought of decluttering overwhelms you, decluttering expert and bestselling author Dana White’s humor and practical, reality-based tips will give you exactly what you need to start making an impact on your space. In this deep-dive webinar, Dana will share actionable mindset shifts that will free you to make fast decluttering progress using minimal emotional energy. In addition, she offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home and will teach you how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home. 

Dana K. White is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert. Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Organizing for the Rest of UsDecluttering at the Speed of Life, and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind through her blog, podcast, and videos at ASlobComesClean.com

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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My Experience with World Central Kitchen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

with Richard Comeau

"On April 19th I boarded a flight to Poland with the primary goal of volunteering with World Central Kitchen (WCK) in Przemyśl, Poland near the border with Ukraine. We have long admired this organization and its celebrity-chef founder, José Andrés. They have built a solid reputation based on a simple goal: show up to disaster sites immediately and feed people good food. Indeed, WCK was in Ukraine and Poland on February 25th, one day after the invasion began. They quickly ramped up to 300,000 meals per day within Ukraine, Poland and six other countries at train stations, refugee centers, border crossings and hundreds of other sites.

In this talk, I describe my experience serving meals within the Przemyśl refugee center. Each of the thousands of people we served, generally women and children and the elderly, was undergoing a traumatic experience. I found myself part of an "army" of volunteers from dozens of organizations, whose common purpose was to make that experience less terrible as the refugees made their way to the safety and security of a host country. More than three million  refugees are being housed within Poland and millions more have passed through on their way to a host country or on their way back to Ukraine.

My fellow WCK volunteers shared an unstated but common ethos to go beyond our 12-hour shifts to help in other ways such as purchasing suitcases, shoes, medical supplies, treats, toys and other items, and then getting those supplies to the proper organization for direct distribution. With permission, I highlight the words, photos and videos of several of these volunteers.

 I left with profound respect for the international response to this humanitarian crisis and in awe of World Central Kitchen in particular. The WCK response model leverages the energy and creativity of the local people as well as some volunteers from away. And somehow it works."

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Wednesday January 18, 2023
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Cook-Along with Liz Barbour: Artisan Bread
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

​This artisan bread recipe and method is truly the easiest bread you will ever bake-even if you have never baked bread before! This class will focus on the "Master Recipe" from the best-selling cookbook Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. You make the dough once and then bake a fresh loaf whenever the mood strikes you with only 5 minutes of effort. Join Chef/Cooking Instructor Liz Barbour for this hands-on class. You’ll be baking artisan-style bread in no time!

Register for the Zoom link here. This class is a Cook Along w/ Liz class. Students will receive a link to the ingredients and equipment needed to prepare the recipe with Liz. 

About Liz: Chef Liz Barbour, owner of The Creative Feast has been cooking professionally in the Boston area throughout her career. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Learn more about Liz HERE. Follow Liz on FACEBOOK to see her Facebook Live cooking demonstrations.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday January 20, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday January 21, 2023
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Chinese Painting Class for Kids
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kids will paint bamboo and birds with Chinese brushes and watercolors.

This workshop will be led by Wayland High School senior Gina Wang.

All supplies provided. For ages 7 and up. We will meet in the Raytheon Room.
 

There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday January 24, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 25, 2023
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Learn the Ukulele with Julie Stepanek
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Come try the ukulele with musician and educator Julie Stepanek

She'll show you how to hold and strum and even how to play a few songs. Ukuleles provided.

For ages 5 and up, with caregiver.

There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Learn Ukulele for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. No experience necessary. Ukuleles provided or bring your own! Registration required.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Ukulele Playalong for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tune up your ukulele and play some fun and easy songs with Julie Stepanek! 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday January 29, 2023
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Art Exhibit Take Down - Arts Wayland
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Linda Brook  508-358-2294  
Tuesday January 31, 2023
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xkcd Webcomic and What if? Creator Randall Munroe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers’ questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall’s signature stick-figure comics, What if? 2 provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.

Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsThing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple WordsHow To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems, and What if? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006 he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. In 2013, the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him: asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday February 3, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday February 5, 2023
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Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life with Lydia Moland
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: First Parish or Zoom
Tuesday February 7, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 8, 2023
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Friendship Bracelet Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a bracelet making workshop!

Tweens will craft woven friendship bracelets out of string and beads. For grades 4-6.

We will meet in the Raytheon Room

This workshop will be lead by a Wayland High School student.

 
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The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice with Jan Brogan
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Combat Zone CoverThe Combat Zone is a true account of a brutal murder, two flawed trials and the not so delicate balance between justice and revenge. It tells the story of an annual Harvard ritual that sent forty football players into Boston’s crime-plagued red light district for a “last drink, together,” and the death of a heroic 21-year old cornerback who tries to save a friend.

Three Black men are charged with first degree murder in a racially divided city at the peak of busing violence. The book tells story of a victim’s family trying to cope with a devastating loss, while verdicts seesaw, and the Italian mob offers to step in.

The 1976 murder and the city’s two trials will forever change the way juries are chosen in Massachusetts and the nation, and end the once common practice of excluding jurors based on the color of their skin. But it comes at a high price for Andy Puopolo and all those who grieve.

The Combat Zone shows how a murder trial isn’t always about the victim or the accused, but about a city in turmoil and a criminal justice system in need of reform.

Jan Brogan has been a journalist for more than thirty years, working as a correspondent for the Boston Globe, a staff writer for the Worcester Telegram and the Providence Journal, where she won the Gerald Loeb award for distinguished business writing.

She is the award-winning author of four mysteries, Final Copy, Confidential Source, Yesterday’s Fatal, and Teaser. Transactional Pictures, (Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman) purchased the rights to A Confidential Source, which is currently under development for a television series.

Jan grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and moved to New England to study journalism at Boston University. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She continues to work as a novelist and a journalist, and teaches writing at the BU Summer Journalism Institute. She lives with her husband in a Boston suburb.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday February 9, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: February 2023
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
 
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Back in a Spell with Lana Harper
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell

Virtual: Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

Back in a Spell follows Nineve Blackmoore and even though she won’t deny her love for pretty (and pricey) things, Nineve Blackmoore (known by Nina by most) is almost painfully down-to-earth and sensible by Blackmoore standards. But after a year of nursing a broken heart inflicted by the fiancée who all but ditched her at the altar, the powerful witch is sick of feeling low and is ready to try something drastically different: a dating app.

At her best friend’s urging, Nina goes on a date with Morty Gutierrez, the nonbinary, offbeat soul of spontaneity and co-owner of the Shamrock Cauldron. Their date goes about as well as can be expected of most online dates—awkward and terrible. To make matters worse, once Morty discovers Nina’s last name, he’s far from a fan; it turns out that the Blackmoores have been bullishly trying to buy the Shamrock out from under Morty and his family.

But when Morty begins developing magical powers—something that usually only happens to committed romantic partners once they officially join a founding family—at the same time that Nina’s own magic surges beyond her control, Nina must manage Morty’s rude awakening to the hidden magical world, uncover its cause, and face the intensity of their own burgeoning connection. But what happens when that connection is tied to Nina’s power surge, a power she’s finding nearly as addictive as Morty’s presence in her life?

Lana Harper is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witches of Thistle Grove series, including Payback’s a WitchFrom Bad to Cursed, and Back in Spell. Writing as Lana Popović, she has also written four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Born in Serbia, Lana grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She lives in Chicago, where she spends most of her time plotting witchy stories and equally witchy tattoos.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday February 10, 2023
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trust Exercise : A Novel

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Galvanized by the charged atmosphere created by their elite high school's magnetic theater teacher, two classmates have an intense sexual relationship the summer after their freshman year.  When David makes their romance public in the fall, the two become estranged and Sarah grows increasingly isolated.  Then an English theater troupe arrives and everything changes, with repercussions that last for years.

 

 

Sunday February 12, 2023
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Express Lane Barbershop Quartet!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your loves to the Library Rotunda for an Sunday afternoon concert! Express Lane sings old and new songs in the traditional barbershop style.

Formed as a new quartet in mid-2015, their smoothly blended sound reflects a total of more than 50 years' experience singing barbershop harmony. Rob Freundlich (Lead) and Doug Burum (Baritone) previously sang together for 8 years in the Northeastern District medalist quartet "Concord eXpress." Jim Kenealy (Bass) has sung in several area quartets, including "Sentimental Gentlemen.  Finally, Wayland resident Jon Pachter (Tenor) has sung in a quartet in the past, and has been active for some time in a few different jazz bands.

Together they have a sound and style that is Expressly their own!

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Thursday February 16, 2023
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Tastes Like War with Grace M. Cho
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You’re invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War

Virtual: Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.

Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia. In her mother’s final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her mother’s multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised her—but also the things that kept her alive.

Grace M. Cho is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island. She received a PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MEd from Harvard School of Education. Her work crosses disciplinary boundaries and seeks to engage popular audiences. From 2005 to 2007 she was a contributing performance artist for Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War, a collaborative art project based on the oral histories of Korean War survivors and their children. Her participation in Still Present Pasts influenced the form and content of her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy and the Forgotten War (University of Minnesota, 2008) which combined fiction, performance, autoethnography and sociological research. It won a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association for its innovative methodology. Her second book, Tastes Like War, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Nonfiction.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday February 17, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday February 20, 2023
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CLOSED Presidents Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday February 21, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 23, 2023
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Before Brooklyn with Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Tuesday February 28, 2023
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Author TalkThe Mortal Instruments Series with Cassandra Clare
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an exciting evening online as we chat with mega-bestselling author, Cassandra Clare, about her newest and final book in The Last Hours series, Chain of Thorns.

Virtual: Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

In Chain of Gold, the first book of The Last Hours Series, the readers meet Cordelia. Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and will soon learn the true cruel price of being a hero.

Chain of Iron, the second book in the series, Cordelia seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’ charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade. Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

In the third and final installment in the series, Chain of Thorns, Cordelia has lost everything that matters to her. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter. After fleeing to Paris, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial. Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood traveling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old.

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favorite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006. Her first book, The City of Bones, became and led to numerous instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers including but not limited to The rest of The Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices seriesand The Last Hours series

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 3, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

How will changes in the energy industries impact relations between countries?

Access to oil and gas has long held an influence over the politics of individual nations and their relations with others. But as more countries move toward sustainable energy, and supply chain shortages affect the availability of oil and gas, how will this change the way in which the United States interacts with the outside world? 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 9, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: March 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday March 10, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mrs. Bridge : A Novel

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

Connell’s classic novel—comprising vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events—builds powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation.

 

Friday March 17, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with?

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 19, 2023
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175th Anniversary Talk
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 21, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Author Talk
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 24, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 6, 20

February 3, 17

March  10, 24

9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 28, 2023
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Practice your English skills! We will read a short story or article and discuss it. No preparation is needed. This group is best for intermediate or advanced speakers.

January 10, 24

February 7, 21

March 21, 28

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

Registration is required. Limited to 10 people. We will keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Contact M.J. Wright to sign up at mwright@minlib.net or ask for her at 508-358-2311.

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Palmistry with Diane Pietro
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 4, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 9, 2023
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CLOSED - Easter
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday April 11, 2023
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Thursday April 13, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: April 2023
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus by Yasmin Khan

Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 14, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How will the United States respond to China's growing global presence?

For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence? 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

All the King's Men

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

The ever-relevant story of a backcountry lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.  American literature's definitive political novel, All the King's Men traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, who begins his career as a man of the people, but becomes corrupted by success.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

 

 

Monday April 17, 2023
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CLOSED - Patriots Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday April 20, 2023
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Wild World of Reptiles with Joy Marzolf
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Conctact person: Pam McCuen

 
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Wild World of Reptiles with Joy Marzolf
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Conctact person: Pam McCuen

Monday May 1, 2023
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Wayland Town Meeting
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Exact times TBD

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
Tuesday May 2, 2023
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Wayland Town Meeting
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Exact times TBD

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
Wednesday May 3, 2023
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Wayland Town Meeting
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Exact times TBD

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
Sunday May 7, 2023
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Tuesday May 9, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 11, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: May 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets by Pati Jinich

Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday May 12, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

What comprises economic warfare? How have these measures been used recently against Russia?

Waging economic warfare consists of a variety of measures from implementing sanctions to fomenting labor strikes. Such tools are utilized by states to hinder their enemies, and in the case of the United States have been used as far back as the early 19th century. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, economic warfare has been the main means for the west to challenge Russia. How effective will these sanctions be at convincing Russia to cease its war?

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mr. Beethoven

Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths

In 1823 the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston sought to commission Beethoven to write an oratorio. The premise of this ingenious novel is that Beethoven accepted the commission and traveled to the United States to oversee its first performance. Griffiths chronicles his adventures and misadventures in a new world in which, great man though he is, he finds himself a new man.

 

 

Thursday May 18, 2023
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The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly with Kwan Kew Lai
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kwan Kew Lai met her first Punjabi woman doctor while lying in a hospital bed with a severe kidney infection at the age of fourteen. Watching the woman walk away down the hall, Kwan Kew was convinced she could, and would, carve out her own destiny.

In the British Straits Settlement of Penang Island, she was born into an impoverished Chinese family of two boys and ten girls on the cusp of the Japanese occupation during World War Two. She did not wish to repeat the life of her uneducated mother, burdened with an endless brood, nor tolerate the fact that her father considered girls useless since they could not carry on their family name.

The newly independent country of Malaya developed a national policy favoring one racial group, the Bumiputras, vastly diminishing her chance of receiving a university scholarship. Her fortuitous introduction to a free library and her determination to continue her education, led to the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship from Wellesley College.

When her father saw her off at the Penang International Airport as the first child to attend college, she proved herself to him, but more importantly she started the journey of a lifetime fulfilling dreams that originated as a young girl playing in the mud with the chickens.

In The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly, the author weaves in her family's story of joy, sorrow, loss, love, and endless struggles with poverty and hunger. This poignant memoir, with universal and timeless themes, will leave you in awe.

Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Kwan Kew Lai received a full scholarship from Wellesley College. She is a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician. In 2005, she left academia to dedicate time to humanitarian work; in HIV/AIDS in Africa, and she provides disaster relief all over the world, such as during the Ebola outbreak, the Syrian Rohingya refugee crises, and the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and the Navajo Nation. Her debut, Lest We Forget: A Doctor's Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak, chronicles her time in Liberia and Sierra Leone caring for Ebola patients. Into Africa, Out of Academia: A Doctor's Memoir came out October, 2020. Visit: kwankewlai.com

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday May 25, 2023
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Hunter Cheney: The American Heritage Museum in Hudson
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about America's military history through this presentation on the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. The Museum explores America’s conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War to today. Visitors discover, and interact with, our heritage through the History, the national effort developing new technologies of warfare, and the Human Impact of America’s fight to preserve its freedom.

Featured in New England Magazine, February 2022

with Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing and Communications

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Monday May 29, 2023
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CLOSED - Memorial Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday June 6, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 8, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: June 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Veggies & Fish: Modern & Sustainable Plant-Forward Pescatarian Recipes by Bart Van Olphen

Veggies & Fish: Modern & Sustainable Plant-Forward Pescatarian Recipes

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday June 9, 2023
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Amateur Marriage

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Wedding in haste on the eve of World War II, Michael and Pauline remain at odds for the next thirty years in this unflinching yet compassionate portrait of not only a mismatched couple, but the times they live through.

 

 

 

Friday June 16, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

What does the emergence of various left-wing governments mean for countries in Latin America?

Electoral results in Latin America over the past four years have led many observers of the regional/political scene to discern a left-wing surge in the hemisphere, reminiscent of the so-called “Pink Tide” that swept the area some 20 years ago. But how much do these politicians actually have in common? What implication does their ascendency have for the region?

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday June 19, 2023
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CLOSED - Juneteenth
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday July 4, 2023
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CLOSED - Independence Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday September 2, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday September 3, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday September 4, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday September 22, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

What causes famine? How can it be prevented in the future?

Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions that were suffering before this impending shortage? How is famine defined, and how is it different from simple food shortages? What if any remedies are there? 

 

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 3, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 9, 2023
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday October 13, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

What is the future for relations between Iran and the U.S.?

By the fall of 2022, Iran was in a state of turmoil due to widespread protests against government-enforced wearing of the hijab, a failing economy, an ineffective new president, and the looming succession of the country’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Abroad, renewal of the Iran nuclear deal seemed doubtful and tensions remain high between Iran, Israel, and Arab states. Many Iranians have lost hope of a better future, and the country seems at a crossroads. How should the United States deal with it?

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 3, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

How is climate change impacting human migration?

As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. Who are these affected individuals, and how might the United States aid them, and be affected by the migration?

About Great Decisions:

Join our current events discussion group! Preparation involves reading an 8-page article from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Our meetings consist of a 20 minute documentary film screening and lively, peer-facilitated discussion.

We'll meet in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 7, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday November 11, 2023
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CLOSED - Veterans' Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday December 5, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 24, 2023
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday December 25, 2023
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CLOSED - Christmas Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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