Rescheduled to March 13
Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak.
Benefits of Baby Sign Language: Reduces frustration for everyone; gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak; accelerates babies speech development; enhances early literacy skills; deepens bonding.
Workshop led by Sheryl White of Baby Kneads.
For babies, with caregivers.
Winter is coming and the cold weather is here. People and animals all need shelter – somewhere snug, warm and dry.
There are many kinds of houses for many kinds of creatures. When you imagine a house, what does it look like?
Join Ms. Stephanie to design and build winter houses using cardboard and recyclables.
For ages 4 and up, with caregiver.
(Rescheduled from 11/8)
Join music historian Craig Harris for a multimedia presentation exploring more than five hundred years of Indigenous history, religion, and cultural evolution through his latest book, Rise Up! Indigenous Music in North America. More than powwow drums and wooden flutes, Indigenous music intersects with rock, blues, jazz, folk music, reggae, hip-hop, classical music, and more. Combining deep research with personal stories by nearly four dozen award-winning Indigenous musicians, Harris offers an eye-opening look at the growth of Indigenous music.
Among a host of North America’s most vital Indigenous musicians, the biographical narratives include new and well-established figures such as Mildred Bailey, Louis W. Ballard, Cody Blackbird, Donna Coane (Spirit of Thunderheart), Theresa “Bear” Fox, Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah, DJ Shub (Dan General), Maria Tallchief, John Trudell, and Fawn Wood.
“(Rise Up!) brings Indigenous music full circle for the first time. The ancient heartbeat that connects each Indigenous person to the earth is finally explored.” - Dom Flemons, singer-songwriter, formerly with the Carolina Chocolate Drops
“…a remarkable job opening up the door for anyone and everyone who reads this excellent book, introducing the reader to this amazing music as well as the lives of the many who have created and preserve it.” - David Amram, renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor
“This book will be a help to many on our educational, healing, and reconciliation journeys.” - Sandra Sutter, Metís singer-songwriter
Craig Harris is a music historian, skilled percussionist, and the author or coauthor of several books, including Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music and Crossing Borders: My Journey in Music. After teaching music in Boston, Somerville, Chelsea, and Springfield, MA for twenty-six years, Harris launched Drum Away the Blues in 2009. Since then, he's presented multimedia/music programs in libraries, schools, and childcare/senior centers in across the country. Craig currently plays with Gaea Star Band, with whom he cohosts the weekly Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour for Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network.
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.
Bestselling and award-winning author, Naomi Alderman will join us to talk about her new book, The Future. This new novel delivers a dazzling tour de force where a handful of friends plot a daring heist to save the world from the tech giants whose greed threatens life as we know it.
Virtual - Register here
When Martha Einkorn fled her father’s isolated compound in Oregon, she never expected to find herself working for a powerful social media mogul hell-bent on controlling everything. Now, she’s surrounded by mega-rich companies designing private weather, predictive analytics, and covert weaponry, while spouting technological prophecy. Martha may have left the cult, but if the apocalyptic warnings in her father’s fox and rabbit sermon—once a parable to her—are starting to come true, how much future is actually left?
Across the world, in a mall in Singapore, Lai Zhen, an internet-famous survivalist, flees from an assassin. She’s cornered, desperate and—worst of all—might die without ever knowing what's going on. Suddenly, a remarkable piece of software appears on her phone telling her exactly how to escape. Who made it? What is it really for? And if those behind it can save her from danger, what do they want from her, and what else do they know about the future?
Martha and Zhen’s worlds are about to collide. An explosive chain of events is set in motion. While a few billionaires assured of their own safety lead the world to destruction, Martha’s relentless drive and Zhen’s insatiable curiosity could lead to something beautiful or the cataclysmic end of civilization.
By turns thrilling, hilarious, tender, and always piercingly brilliant, The Future unfolds at a breakneck speed, highlighting how power corrupts the few who have it and what it means to stand up to them. The future is coming. The Future is here.
Naomi Alderman is the bestselling author of The Power, which was the winner of the 2017 Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction. It was longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize and chosen as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Power topped Barack Obama’s list of his favorite books from 2017 and has been translated into more than thirty languages. Naomi grew up in London and attended Oxford University and UEA.
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.
September 15 and 29
October 20 and 27
December 1 and 15
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 Amy Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for her at 508-358-2311.
Local musician David Polansky will lead a Family Holiday Singalong for all ages upstairs in the Round Room of the Library.
In addition to vocals, Polansky will play the keyboard and the trumpet. Come and sing your favorite holiday songs and learn some new ones.
Refreshments will be served. This event is a part of the Wayland Center Holiday Open House. For all ages.