Friday August 17, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. This summer, we meet every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Raytheon Room
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday August 20, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly during the summer on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Raytheon Room.

CONTACT:  MJ Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Music and Movement for Kids
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ms Carly will lead children and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances and stretches.

For walkers to age 5.

 

Friday August 24, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. This summer, we meet every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Raytheon Room
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday August 27, 2018
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The Art of Songwriting: Painting a Picture with Words and Music
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of musical creativity with local musician and songwriter Steve Robb. Using his songs as examples Steve will go through his own process of writing music that can be romantic, humorous, surreal or heartbreaking. Steve's songs span many genres, from folk to blues, roots to rock, and he performs regularly in the area with his band and as a soloist.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Going into K Story Walk
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy time with your child, expand their literacy skills by reading and talking about

pictures, and get some physical activity at this Story Walk led by Beverly Mobilia

of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  We will meet on the lawn

behind the Children’s Room. For incoming Kingdergarteners with parent/caregiver.

(In the case of inclement weather, we will hold this event inside.)

 
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Libraries Rock! Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an end of summer “Libraries Rock!” Trivia Night. Bring your team of 2-5 players or join one when you get here. Sign up is recommended but not required.

We’ll play 4 rounds of 5 questions each.

Watch for clues on our Social Media and at the Circ Desk throughout August!

Pizza, lemonade and popcorn will be provided.

The team with the highest score will win a $50 gift card to The Local Wayland!

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Drop-in Family Game Day
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Spend quality time with your children and their friends and play board games at the library!

A great time to catch up with friends before school starts!

For ages 4 and up, with parent/caregiver.

Thursday August 30, 2018
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Exhibit Installation
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Teen Movie Night: Love, Simon
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens! Come to the library and watch Love, Simon with your friends! This dramedy is based on the teen novel

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Snacks will be served.

Rating PG-13. Running time 109 minutes.

For teens in grades 6 and up.

Saturday September 1, 2018
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday September 2, 2018
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday September 3, 2018
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CLOSED - LABOR DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Robots.

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Climate Change, the Economy and National Security with Ariel Hoover
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

What are the economic and securty impacts of climate change, and what can you do about it?

This presentation and interactive discussion will help answer these questions. Come hear an explanation of the causes of climate change and its impacts on our economy, the environment, and our national security. Learn how we can ensure our country’s future well-being (and yours) with steps that are being taken already, and what we can do to help make sure that our children and grandchildren inherit a beautiful, living earth.

Ariel Hoover is an educator, grandmother and environmentalist. Recently retired as an instructor at Tufts University; she has been a teacher in public schools for most of her teaching career. She was trained by Al Gore and friends in Pittsburgh this year as a Climate Reality spokes-person along with 1,500 people from all over the world.  She is committed to helping all of us understand the issues and to showing how we, (yes, each one of us), can make a difference in this epic battle to save life on earth.

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 7, 2018
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
Monday September 10, 2018
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Learn about Pollinators & Make a Mason Bee Hotel
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insects pollinate by accident, but for us humans pollination is absolutely essential: one third of all plant species that become our food require pollination, accounting for over half of our food supply by volume. Wayland resident Kaat Vander Straeten will teach us about pollination from the point of view of the insects, the flowers, the farmer and the 100% of our population that gets to eat!
 
 
 
Keep your hands busy while you learn by constructing a Mason Bee Hotel. Mason bees are solitary bees, unlike the honey bee who builds a hive. Female Mason bees build their own nests, gather their own food, and lay their own eggs. With all this work to do, Mason bees are far too busy to be aggressive towards people. 
 
 
 
Kaat Vander Straeten is a Wayland beekeeper, bee-educator and activist, and the founder of BEEleive, the MetroWest beekeepers group. 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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What's our Story?: Musicians
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Children will learn about the musicians

Esquivel and Ella Fitzgerald,

listen to their music, and make their own shakers and crazy instruments.

Program led by librarian Elise Katz.

For children in grades K to 2, with parent/caregiver.

 
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Rail Trail Update
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hurray!  5 miles of the rail trail is constructed! Where can I go, and what’s next?  Come to the library to get all your questions answered!

Larry Kiernan will give an update on the Wayside Trail between Wayland and Weston, discuss plans to extend the trail east and west over the next few years, and explain the state’s master plan for building 104 miles of trail from Boston to Northampton.

He will share tips about little-known destinations and recreational facilities connected to the trail that your family will love - yes, even your teenagers! In addition, he’ll demonstrate a free app for your desktop or phone that shows a map of all the hiking and biking paths in MetroWest. This map should make you more comfortable venturing into the many open spaces accessible from the rail trail. 

Wayland resident Larry Kiernan is Wayland's Representative to the (104 miles) Mass Central Rail Trail Committee (MCRT), the founder of the Friends of the Wayland Rail Trail, a husband, dad, mountain biker, occasional hiker and basketball player (when not hurt). 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Silver Palate

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday September 14, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism. For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh's election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America-and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.

Monday September 17, 2018
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The Future of Land Conservation: What Will Our Landscape Look Like?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Imagine our region in the year 2050. What does the local landscape look like? What natural areas and farmland have been protected for people and wildlife? Which have been developed?  What can we do to influence this future?  Come hear about the Subury Valley Trustee's strategies for protecting and caring for natural areas in the coming decades, and how we can accelerate the pace of land protection and stewardship in our region.

 

Lisa Vernegaard, Executive Director of the Sudbury Valley Trustees will present. Lisa formerly served as a Vice President at The Trustees of Reservations, the world’s oldest regional land trust. During her 20+ year tenure at The Trustees, she lead the organization’s work to conserve natural and cultural landscapes, protect and manage working farms, and reduce its own carbon footprint.

Prior to working at The Trustees of Reservations, Lisa worked as a land manager for the Commonwealth, as an educator on Thompson’s Island in Boston Harbor, and for the United States Forest Service in Utah.  She is most familiar with SVT’s work, having served as chair of its stewardship committee from 2003 to 2008.
 
Lisa holds a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Minnesota and a Masters in Forest Science from Yale University.  She lives along the banks of the Assabet River in Maynard and has long enjoyed exploring many of SVT’s 142 properties, whether visiting on foot or kayaking past on one of the region’s three rivers.

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Music and Movement for Kids
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ms Carly will lead children and caregivers in upbeat songs, dances and stretches.

For walkers to age 5.

 

 
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K-2 Teambuilding Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your friends, and make new ones at this Teambuilding Challenge.

Children will work together to solve puzzles like the "Human Knot" and play games like "Don't Wake the Dragon."

Everyone wins when we work together. For children in grades K to 2.

Thursday September 20, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Pajama Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to this pajama storytime, and then leave your stuffie at the library for a sleepover!

You can pick up your stuffed animal on Friday morning.  Watch our facebook page to see what mischief the animals get up to overnight!

You can pick up your stuffed animal on Friday morning. For ages two and up.

 

 
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The Link Between Chronic Disease & Nutrition
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun and informative talk about the brand new dietary guidelines released by the US Government which BUST the low-cholesterol and low-fat diet myth.  The new Federal dietary recommendations say healthy eating DOES include EGGS and FAT! We will share shopping tips and easy recipes for yummy, FAT-filled and HEALTHY meals.

Denise Roskamp has been the owner and president of Home Helpers, a fully licensed, insured and bonded home care agency, since May of 2012. Home Helpers provides compassionate and reliable support and care to elders and their families throughout the Boston MetroWest area. Denise holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is a licensed Dementia Trainer and Practitioner.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 21, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Saturday September 22, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children are invited to this interactive storytime with librarian Miss Carly.

For ages babies to 5 years, with parent/caregiver.

 
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GWC Leadership Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Leadership meeting for Girls Who Code Facilitators and Sponsors.

Contact person: Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

Monday September 24, 2018
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Craft: Book Succulent Planter
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Craft a succulent planter out of a book! All supplies provided but if you have a decoration you'd like to use, bring it along!

Registration is required. Ages 12 and up. 15 spaces available.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Making a Photobook with Shutterfly
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Want to do something with all those pictures you’ve been taking? Get started on creating a Shutterfly book! Learn how to navigate the Shutterfly website, upload pictures from your computer, flashdrive, or smartphone, and choose layouts and embellishments for your project. How much work you want to invest in the book after the class is up to you! The book you create will be available for purchase from Shutterfly. Must provide email account and password to set up an account.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Let's Build: Lego Car Run
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Program! Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build the fastest Lego Car Run.

Questions? contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

The Three-Body Problem  is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning Chinese author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.    Read the book and join the discussion!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
 
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Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Author Sandy Stott reads from his non-fiction history of search and rescue in a changing landscape:

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude—or an adrenaline rush—into increasingly remote or risky forays.

 

 

 

Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains—along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 28, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Poetry Workshop Study Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Regie Gibson will instruct the workshop on this extra Tuesday session.

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters - Neil Olmstead: Composing a Song Cycle for Voice and Piano
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wayland composer/pianist Neil Olmstead will present his new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano in a lecture/listening session. Neil will discuss the process of composing these pieces and the challenges faced in rehearsing, performing and recording this music. Aural examples of the pieces will be presented. In addition, vocalist Ana Guigui will be on hand to offer her professional perspective.

Neil Olmstead’s compositions have been performed by the Wayland High School and Middle School Jazz Bands. His compositions have been recorded by the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bratislava Radio and Television Orchestra. Neil’s jazz recordings include Colaboração, an original piano/guitar duo album. He has performed and lectured throughout the U. S. and abroad. He is author of Solo Jazz Piano, The Linear Approach. Neil is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Craft a Book Pumpkin!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Come to the Library to make your own Book Pumpkin! 

We'll be using Exacto knives and hot glue so this activity is recommended for ages 12 and up. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 5, 2018
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
Monday October 8, 2018
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CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

by Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review

With a single book by her side for 28 years, Pamela Paul records every book she’s ever read.  "Bob" (or Paul's Book of Books) becomes a memory keeper, not so much of the books themselves... but more of the personal associations they hold for her, such as the place where she read them or the people she was with at the time.

My Life with Bob is an open, reflective, and often funny look at the relationship between a book and its reader.  It’s about why we read, what we read, and -- sometimes -- how those choices make us who we are.

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: America's Test Kitchen: Healthy Family Meals

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday October 12, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Art Reception
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  David Nelson    amberimage@verizon.net
Monday October 15, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Brain Building Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and the Indian Ocean. In this talk and slide presentation, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters provides a wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

 
 
Eric Jay Dolin is the author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by the Los Angeles TimesBoston Globe, and Providence Journal, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U.S. Maritime History; and Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, which was chosen by the Seattle Times as one of the best nonfiction books of 2010, and also won the James P. Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association. He is also the author of When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail, which was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of 2012; and Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, which was chosen by gCaptain and Classic Boat as one of the best nautical books of 2016. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his PhD in environmental policy, Dolin lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his family. 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 19, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Monday October 22, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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The Lost Family with Jenna Blum
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bestselling author Jenna Blum will give a talk on her latest novel The Lost Family, an immersive, emotionally riveting family saga about the reverberations of World War II across generations:

In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its Brisket Bourguignon and admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the many women who parade through the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, hoping a new family will allow him to let go of the horror of the past.  But over the next two decades, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways. Spanning three cinematic decades, from the explosive 1960s and swinging 1970s to the glittering 1980s, Jenna Blum artfully brings to the page a husband devastated by a grief he cannot name, a frustrated wife struggling to compete with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of both her own family and another lost before she was born.

“Peter was inspired by a survivor I had the immense privilege of interviewing for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation,” Blum says. “We know about the Nazi atrocities, but we rarely consider the next chapter: the survivor coming to a new country to rebuild—while coping with the memory of the loved ones he lost. And when a weeping reader told me that her husband, a survivor’s son, had grappled his whole life with his beloved father’s emotional distance, I knew I had to write about the effects of war on an entire family.”

Jenna Blum is the New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers and the novella “The Lucky One” in Grand Central. Jenna has taught novel workshops for 20 years at Grub Street Writers in Boston, where she earned her M.A. at Boston University. In addition to interviewing Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation, Jenna is a public speaker and avid cook: she creates and tests all the recipes in her novels. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meet svery other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

Thursday October 25, 2018
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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 26, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Bay Circuit Alliance Annual Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Appalachian Mountain Club is holding a meeting to promote the Bay Circuit Trail which runs through Wayland.

CONTACT:  Kristen Sykes  413-835-4564  ksykes@outdoors.org
Monday October 29, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Alternative Endings: Home Funerals & Green Burials
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Just a few generations ago all funerals occurred in the ‘home parlor’ and burials were ‘green’, which is part of the natural cycle of death feeding new life.  Come engage in a conversation about the practice of home funerals and green burial.  Both, home funerals and green burial, are legal in Massachusetts, but few cemeteries in the state allow a green burial.  Does Wayland?
 
 
 
 
 
Kaat Vander Straeten is a long-time community organizer and certified permaculture designer in MetroWest Boston, where she founded several organizations for local resilience. Her passion for helping families take care of their deceased is nourished by her wish to empower personal choice-with-responsibility, and by her service to a regenerative culture. She is a scholar in Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School, organizes Death Cafes and presents on home funerals. Kaat was trained by Peg Lorenz in after-death body care and has helped several families take care of their loved ones at home. She is a member of the Peaceful Passage at Home group.
 
Candace Currie is the former director of planning and cemetery development at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and Watertown, MA.  She began her Mount Auburn career as a volunteer in the mid-1990s mapping some of the 5000+ trees throughout the 175 acres. She left Mount Auburn in March of 2018 to dedicate her time to establishing green burial grounds throughout Massachusetts.  She sits on two boards related to green burials: Green Burial Council, which is an environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America offering environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers; and Green Burial Massachusetts, an educational and advocacy non-profit dedicated to establishing green burial grounds throughout Massachusetts.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Let's Build: Slowest Parachute
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Program! Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chan and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build the slowest parachute.

Questions? contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

Thursday November 1, 2018
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Leigh Belanger: My Kitchen Chalkboard
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Local chef and author Leigh Belanger will discuss her new cookbook and menu planning guide! 

Faced with the never-simple task of feeding her busy family every night, food writer Leigh Belanger turned to her kitchen chalkboard, planning out her weekly dinner menus in order to keep the chaos at bay. She quickly discovered the merits of modern menu planning: it saves time and money, produces better dishes, cuts down on waste, and returns creativity to the kitchen. Most importantly, she found that a good plan preserves sanity.

This stunning and approachable cookbook is an invaluable guide for families who want to eat locally and in season but know that getting dinner on the table requires a dash of reality. Sixteen seasonal menus lay out the strategy, starting with a “big cook” and clever tips on how to use that food in new and inventive dishes throughout the week. With over one hundred delicious and inspiring ideas for family meals, My Kitchen Chalkboard provides the wit, wisdom, and adaptable recipes you need to answer that nightly question: “What’s for dinner?”

 

 

Leigh Belanger is a food writer and editor, cookbook author, and freelance communications consultant and event producer. She is the food editor at Culture magazine and her work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Boston Globe, and other publications. 

In 2012, Leigh authored The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, which told the stories of Boston's chefs and restaurateurs and the local food producers they work with. She was on staff at Chefs Collaborative from 2006-2012, during which time she launched the organization's annual conference and was lead producer for four years. 

Leigh lives in Boston with her family. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and attended the Gastronomy program at Boston University from 2002-2004. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 2, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
 
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Craft a Book Turkey
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 5, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The club meets every Tuesday, October 16 through May 28, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register. (See October 16 description to register.)

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters - Ray Harlan: On Gossamer Wings
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Model airplanes can take many forms, from small, packaged toys to giant radio-controlled scale models that a child could sit in. Ultralight indoor rubber-powered free flight models occupy a tiny corner in the scope of this engaging hobby. Learn what the attraction and challenges are for models weighing less than one of the bills in your wallet.

Ray Harlan has an aeronautical engineering background, but now is semi-retired. He has been flying and competing with these models for over 60 years, has won more than his share of contests and holds a handful of national records.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Group -- Save the Date!

*Details available soon*

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Genealogy Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancestors got you stumped? Have a question about military records? Need advice finding your great great grandmother's birth certificate? Come to the library!

Drop by our genealogy workshop to chat with seasoned genealogy researchers and amateurs alike. Share your sleuthing stories, struggles and triumphs!

Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group that meets at the Wayland Council on Aging. She will be assisted by Marcia Hartley, a Wayland resident, active amateur genealogist, and history enthusiast.

Bring your laptop or ipad if possible, or borrow a laptop from the reference desk for in-library use. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: River Cottage Everyday

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday November 9, 2018
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sunday November 11, 2018
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday November 12, 2018
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

 
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NaNoWriMo Write-In
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a wild ride through your own creative landscape. It’s a personal challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during November – we provide the structure and the deadline, you provide the words. We believe everyone can forge their own creative destiny. Hundreds of local chapters around the world form a vibrant community of support and meet throughout the month to wordsmith together. Come join the many thousands of others writing across the globe.
 
Write-ins are held throughout November. Participants gather to work on their novels as a group. Write-ins generally last an hour or two, possibly longer if the timing is right, and people may come and go over the course of the event.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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De-Stress for the Holidays: Meditation & Mindfulness with Marci Zieff
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 16, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Boston Typewriter Orchestra in the Rotunda
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Documentary Screening: California Typewriter
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

In the process, the film delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine?

The film runs 1 hr, 24 minutes.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 19, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday November 22, 2018
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CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 23, 2018
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

 
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Let's Build: Zip Line Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Program! Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 4-6. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chan and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build a zip line that can carry a ping pong ball down.

Questions? contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

Contact person: Pam McCuen

Friday November 30, 2018
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Exhibit Installation
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Judith Scott    judithsco@aol.com
Saturday December 1, 2018
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Exhibit Installation
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Judith Scott    judithsco@aol.com
Sunday December 2, 2018
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Holiday Open House
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Craft a 3D Paper Snowflake
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters - Dr. Ruben Azocar: Having Surgery after 65? What to know, consider, and ask
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Covering all aspects of surgery after 65, from pre-operative assessments and risk, to prevention of multiple complications that might occur.

Ruben J.  Azocar, MD, MHCM, FASA, FCCM is Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Azocar obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, completed his Anesthesiology residency at Boston University Medical Center and Critical Care Fellowships at Cook County Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Azocar is the President of the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesiology (SAGA) and has clinical and research interest in the care of the older adult presenting for surgery and anesthesia and/or suffering from critical illness.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 7, 2018
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Library Walking Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a 30-minute walk along a route near the library and enjoy each other’s company while getting some exercise! Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and rainwear if necessary. All ages and all levels are welcome. Meet at the library at 10:30 on the first Friday of the month, September-December, rain or shine! (In case of snow, call first: 508-358-2311)

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
Sunday December 9, 2018
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Art Reception
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Judith Scott    judithsco@aol.com
Monday December 10, 2018
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The Guide to Walden Pond with Robert M. Thorson
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness.

Using this guide, both armchair readers and trail-walkers alike can amble around the pond’s shoreline, pausing at fifteen special places to learn about people, historic events, and the natural world. Thoreau will be a constant companion via quotes from Walden. Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit.

ROBERT M. THORSON is a professor at the University of Connecticut. An award-winning author, scientist, and journalist, he's an expert tour guide for Thoreau's Concord and a frequent speaker and consultant. From his home in Storrs, Connecticut, he walks to work on a trail through the woods.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Brain Building Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

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

Nonfiction Book Group -- Save the Date!

*Details available soon*

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: Favorite recipes! Bring in your favorite recipes, no book required.

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday December 14, 2018
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

 
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Dan Kennedy: The Return of the Moguls
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Author, Journalist and Professor Dan Kennedy will discuss his new book: The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century

Will the return of old-style individual ownership spark a renaissance in the newspaper business?

Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understood — or seem obvious in hindsight, at least — and the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a who’s who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests who were unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox.

A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive—and because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million.

Henry’s ascension at the Globe sparked hope. Bezos’s purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business.

Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired California’s Orange County Register in July 2012 then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both.

The Return of the Moguls chronicles a story in the making. Is a return to old-style individual ownership sparking a renaissance for the newspaper business, and if so, how?

About the author

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University and a nationally known media commentator. He is a panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press and writes on the news media for WGBHNews.org, the Nieman Journalism Lab and other publications. He previously wrote a media column for The Guardian and, before that, for The Boston Phoenix. His website, Media Nation, can be found at dankennedy.net.

Kennedy’s new book, The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century, will be published in 2018 by ForeEdge. His previous book, The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age, examines the rise of the New Haven Independent and other digital-only community news organizations. His first book, Little People: Learning to See the World Through My Daughter’s Eyes, is a memoir about raising a child with dwarfism.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday December 30, 2018
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Exhibit Removal
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Judith Scott    judithsco@aol.com
Monday December 31, 2018
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CLOSE AT 3:00PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Monday January 7, 2019
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Learn to Collage
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Great Presenters Series - Kevin Delaney: How is History Written? The Story of Herman Allen
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Several years back, Wayland Korean War era veteran John Dyer acquired a cache of some 85 WWI letters sent home to a mom that somehow stayed neatly bundled together for nearly a century. After turning them over to Kevin Delaney and his US History students, teams of young historians spent weeks exploring the author and his era. The resulting Wayland High School History Project website, The Great War Story of Herman Allen, tells the story of an everyman from Natick and Wayland as a member of the 55th Coastal Artillery Corps. On this 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, Delaney will discuss the project-based approach to learning history and share the narrative his students revealed about life during wartime for the quintessential “kid next door”.

Kevin Delaney has been teaching history at Wayland High School for 26 years, including 17 as the social studies department head.  In 2001, he founded the Wayland High School History Project, a ten-volume digital archive Wayland’s 20th century history his students created (whshistoryproject.org). Delaney is the recipient of the 2017 New England History Teachers Association Kidger Award for excellence in teaching, the 2016 Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution U.S. History Teacher of the Year, and the 2014 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

Thursday January 10, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: Lucky Peach

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday January 11, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday January 14, 2019
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Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Vassar College Professor of Religion Dr. Christopher White will discuss his new book, Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Other Dimensions. The book examines the idea that the universe has invisible, higher dimensions and parallel universes.  It looks at this idea in science fiction, comic books, art and spirituality, examining (for instance) the work of Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Rod Serling (the Twilight Zone), Salvador Dali, as well as televangelists, scientists and others. 

 

 

 

 

 

About Professor White: 

Christopher White received his PhD in Religious Studies from Harvard University, where he studied religion and culture in modern Europe and America. He is particularly interested in religion and science, spirituality and “unchurched” religion, new religious movements, electronic media and popular culture.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Raising & Keeping Chickens 101
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lisa Bougoulas of the Chelmsford Agway will lead this how-to seminar on Raising Chickens. Come learn what supplies you need, what to expect, what kinds of different breeds of chickens are available and where to buy them in the Spring.

She'll also include information on local laws and licenses regarding chicken keeping.

If you've been thinking about raising chickens, don't miss this program!

 

 

 

 

About Lisa: 

Lisa Bougoulas and her husband Manny purchased the Chelmsford Agway in March 2010. Due to customer interest, she had set up a free seminar "Intro to Chicken-Keeping" at the store. The seminar was a big hit and Lisa realized that backyard chicken-keeping was definitely something that she would enjoy. In the Spring of 2011 after a lot of research on the different breeds of chickens, she came home with five chickens. She quickly succumbed to a phenomenon known as 'chicken math' and somehow ended up with eleven chickens. She has been ordering the chickens at Chelmsford Agway for the past eight years and through her own flock and talking with customers, she has gained a wealth of information about how to raise a happy and healthy flock. She has thoroughly enjoyed her chickens these past seven years, and loves to talk about chickens to anyone that comes into the store. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday January 21, 2019
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CLOSED - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Friday February 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Food Lab

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Monday February 18, 2019
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CLOSED - PRESIDENTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Great Presenters - Dr. Emma Teng: Forbidden Love: Chinese & White Mixed Families in the 19th Cent.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

With interracial marriage increasingly common in America today, how much do we know about the past histories of mixed families in an earlier era? When the first Chinese immigrants came to this country in the 19th century, some fell in love and married American women. Some of these mixed families settled here, and others in China. What kind of obstacles and reception did they face in a time when interracial marriage was largely taboo, on both sides of the Pacific?

Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842-1943, published by the University of California Press.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Friday March 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: Saveur: The New Classics

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Great Presenters - Joan Blair: From the Streets to Galleries - Japanese Woodblock Prints at the MFA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has the largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints outside of Japan - almost 50,000.  Though considered "everyday" posters in Japan in the 19th century, they came to be appreciated by Western artists of the time and collected by an eccentric group of Bostonians who subsequently donated them to the Museum. Some 100 years later the collections were finally prepared for display by a dedicated group of volunteers. Joan will speak about the prints, her experience on that team and how it opened the door to a post-retirement career as a Museum of Fine Arts docent. 

Joan Blair is a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She studied East Asian history as an undergraduate but took a detour and spent 30 years in the computer industry. A particular interest was introducing computers to libraries. A trip to Japan re-awakened her interest in that culture and the surprising opportunity to use her knowledge of Japan and computers to catalog the Japanese woodblock print collection at the MFA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 12, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday April 15, 2019
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CLOSED - PATRIOTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 17, 2019
misc_none
Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Sunday April 21, 2019
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CLOSED - EASTER
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Great Presenters - Susan Lynne Arnold: Memoir of a Narcissist’s Daughter, Bk 1 - Breaking the Spell
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness about (1) narcissism in general (2) the life-depleting effects the child of a highly narcissistic parent may experience, and (3) the unique path one child of a highly narcissistic parent needed to travel in order to recover from her parent’s narcissism.

Susan Lynne Arnold holds a B.S. in education, an M.A. in Psychology and Religion, and a DMIN in Faith, Health, and Spirituality. She taught in public school systems for thirteen years, followed by 24 years in corporate America where she worked as a consultant and workshop facilitator across many industries. At this time she is retired, enjoys writing, and regards the books she writes as legacy work.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: Extra Virgin

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday May 10, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Preston Heller: The Mentalist
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come be amazed by Preston Heller the Mentalist who will read your mind!  Well, maybe not read it but he will certainly reveal information known only to you.  This is a program you won't want to miss. Everyone will be leaving wondering how he does it.  

The program is 100% family friendly, but due to the nature of the subject matter, it is recommended for ages 12 and up.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday May 27, 2019
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CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets every other week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Joy of Cooking

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday June 14, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday July 4, 2019
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CLOSED - JULY 4TH
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Nourished Kitchen

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Saturday August 31, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday September 1, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday September 2, 2019
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CLOSED - LABOR DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday October 14, 2019
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CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday November 11, 2019
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 29, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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