Monday October 15, 2018
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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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet Mondays from October 15 to December 17 (except school holidays) and will be facilitated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 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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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The 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

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Brain Building Storytime
11:15 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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What's Our Story?: Shark Lady & Dragon Doctor
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a reading of these picture book biographies about two fearless women scientists:

Eugenie Clark, known as the Shark Lady, and Joan Procter, know as the Dragon Doctor.

Following the reading of these two books, there will be Reptile Activities!

Program led by librarian Elise Katz.

For grades K to 2, with caregiver.

 
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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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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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3D Design Workshop Keychain
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New Users Only:

Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 10 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children.

CONTACT:      tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Friday October 19, 2018
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
 
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Craft a Book Pumpkin!
1:00 PM - 2:30 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
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft.

For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.

Sensory Storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers.  If your child has difficulty sitting through our other story times, this program might be for you.

Monday October 22, 2018
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be facilitated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 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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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The 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
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 
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Halloween Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for a haunting afternoon of spooky crafts, magical treats, and monstrously fun activities.

Costumes welcome but not required!

For ages 5 and up.

 

 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

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

October's book is Framed!: a T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti.

We will also choose the book for next month.

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 25, 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
There are many spaces available.
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
Sunday October 28, 2018
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New England Adrenal Diseases Support Group
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Roberta Lasky  978-658-3245  
Monday October 29, 2018
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 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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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

The 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 Falling Ghost
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 slowest falling ghost.

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

 
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Exhibit Removal
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  David Nelson    
Thursday November 1, 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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Exhibit Installation
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Wayne Hall    
 
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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
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers Art Reception
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Wayne Hall    
Monday November 5, 2018
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Franken-Toys
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Teens! Unleash your creativity by taking apart old toys and putting them back together in weird combinations.

There will be prizes for strangest, silliest, and more! Supplies provided but toy donations welcome.

For teens in grades 6 to 12.

 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 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
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. 
 
Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.

*This meeting will be held in the mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Tuesday November 6, 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
 
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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
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Flying Machines.

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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ESOL Tutor Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Thursday November 8, 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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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
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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

A Farewell to Arms

Romantic yet harshly realistic, Hemingway's story of a tragic romance set against the brutality and confusion of World War I cemented his fame as a stylist and as a writer of extraordinary literary power. A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front.

 

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
Tuesday November 13, 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 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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What's Our Story?: Puppeteers
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a reading of these picture book biographies about two amazing puppeters:

Tony Sarg who created the giant helium balloon puppets that are in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and Ashley Bryan, who can make puppets from just about anything.

Following the reading of these two books, children will make their own puppets from recycled objects

Program led by librarian Elise Katz.

For grades 1 to 3, with caregiver.

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

1984 by George Orwell

Lionel Trilling said of Orwell's masterpiece " 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." 

Join us for a discussion of this book and its relevance today.

Meet on the library mezzanine!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
 
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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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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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3D Design Workshop - Sliding Box
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:      tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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De-Stress for the Holidays: Introduction to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mindfulness is the ability to be completely present, aware of what you’re doing while you are doing it, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. Come join us for an experiential evening of guided meditation. De stress for the holidays and learn some simple tools that when practiced regularly, can reduce stress, promote greater health, increase happiness and help improve self-awareness. There will be time at the end of the session for questions.

 

 

Marci Zieff, founder of Creating Calm LLC, is a stress management expert, a certified Reiki Master and holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. She teaches group meditation classes and works with private clients, adults, teens, children, special needs children, and families to help guide them into happier, calmer, healthier, and more focused lives. Please visit her website at www.creating-calm.com

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
 
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!  You must be a member to shop on Friday night.  You may become a member at the door.   

Saturday November 17, 2018
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

 
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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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Friends Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

 
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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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 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 20, 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 November 21, 2018
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
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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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Drop-in Craft: Thanksgiving Decorations
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us and make colorful decorations for the Thanksgiving table!

For children ages 5 and up.

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
Monday November 26, 2018
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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EMass Senior Softball Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gould   508-359-2522  
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 3-5. 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

Thursday November 29, 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
Friday November 30, 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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Exhibit Removal
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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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 - 5:00 PM
Monday December 3, 2018
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

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

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby 

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. Translated by Jeremy Leggatt.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 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
 
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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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Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Kim Steere    kimsteere@ymail.com
 
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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
Saturday December 8, 2018
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Middlesex Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

After a brief meeting, Lori Lyn Price will present: "Impact of the 1918 flu epidemic: A personal stories-based approach." Open to all.   

CONTACT:  Deborah Lee Stewart    deborahleestewart@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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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
Tuesday December 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 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
 
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Dystopian and Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of this book.  Meet on the library mezzanine!

a stunning Nebula Award-winning and Hugo-shortlisted novel about the end of the world -- and the beginning of our future.  All the Birds in the Sky offers a humorous and, at times, heart-breaking exploration of growing up extraordinary in world filled with cruelty, scientific ingenuity, and magic.

CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
Thursday December 13, 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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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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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

The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

When sixteen-year-old Portia, recently orphaned, arrives in London and falls for an attractive cad -- a seemingly carefree young man who is as much an outsider in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of 1930s drawing rooms as she is -- their collision threatens to shatter the carefully built illusions of everyone around them. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist who combines a sharp sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations.

Monday December 17, 2018
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

New! This year the Wayland Public Library will be offering a Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

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

The club will meet every Monday, October 15 through December 17, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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EMass Senior Softball Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gould   508-359-2522  
Tuesday December 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 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
Thursday December 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
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
Thursday December 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
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
 
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Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 3, 2019
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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
Sunday January 6, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@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
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
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

White Houses : A Novel

Lorena Hickock meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on FDR's first presidential campaign.  "Hick," as known to her friends and admirers, is not instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor.  But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.  From Washington, D.C. to Hyde Park, from a little white house on Long Island to an apartment on Manhattan's Washington Square, Amy Bloom's novel moves elegantly through fascinating places and times, written in compelling prose and with emotional depth, wit, and acuity.
Sunday January 13, 2019
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Ukulele Lesson with Julie Stepanek
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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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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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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
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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WayCam install
9:00 AM - 5:00 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

 
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WayCam installation
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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Creative Ways to Preserve Your Legacy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Panelist Wendy Seedia and others will discuss the creative way they have preserved their memories. 

http://www.wendyseadia.com/

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday January 27, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tony Howes, MD:  Physick and Chirugery -- Practicing Medicine 1750 - 1850 in Sudbury/Wayland

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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
Sunday February 3, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday February 4, 2019
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Cooking with Chocolate - Sweet and Savory
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! 

Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores chocolate as both a sweet and savory ingredient. Learn about the different types of chocolate, how to select a chocolate based on its fat and sugar content, and how to use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples. 

Registration is required. 

Chef Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering and restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. Her recipes and teaching style connected with her community, and Liz soon had a large following of loyal students. She is a regular guest on New Hampshire’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including Where Women Cook, New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo Press.   
 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This meeting will take place in the mezzanine.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
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
Thursday February 7, 2019
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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 February 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Self-Portrait with Boy : A Novel

Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon

A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death--an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, and a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship.

Sunday February 10, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jack Russell:  18/19th century farm tools

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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
 
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Coyote Continent
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Robert Michelson, Presenter

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Craft a Pair of Earrings! with Norma Radoff
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Limit 10 attendees. Ages 12 and up. Please register in advance.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Monday February 18, 2019
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CLOSED - PRESIDENTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 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
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday March 4, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
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
Thursday March 7, 2019
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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 March 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Underground Railroad

In Whitehead's rendering, the Underground Railroad of the early 19th century is a literal subterranean tunnel with tracks, trains, and conductors, ferrying runaways into darkness and, occasionally, into light. Throughout the book, Cora faces unthinkable horrors, and her survival depends entirely on her resilience. The story is literature at its finest and history at its most barbaric.  Winner of the 2016 National Book Award and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

Saturday March 9, 2019
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The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an interactive concert in the Library Rotunda!

Celtic Culture is woven deeply throughout the fabric of America and especially so in the Northeast. The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a concert that will inspire singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping. 

Learn the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855, never returned to Ireland, and never saw his family again. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news. The letters were discovered in the 1970's and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. You can learn more and read the first and last of the series of letters at  http://www.jeffsnow.net/kilkelly.html 

Enjoy a sample of Jeff's performance here: https://youtu.be/XW-5zB8kFmc?t=11s

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
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
Thursday March 21, 2019
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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
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jane Sciacca:  Early Wayland Women Abolitionists

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.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
Sunday March 31, 2019
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Annual Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Geiser    
Monday April 1, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
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 4, 2019
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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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Barbara F. Berenson: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event open to the public hosted by The Harvard Club in Concord

CONTACT:  Robin Tapper  508-358-0076  rtappers@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 7, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Tuesday April 9, 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
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

Istanbul Passage

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

The "New York Times"-bestselling tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul who must navigate a murky world of compromise and betrayal. Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into Instanbul, doing undercover odd jobs. As the espionage community packs up and a city prepares for the realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.

Monday April 15, 2019
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CLOSED - PATRIOTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 17, 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 April 18, 2019
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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
Sunday April 21, 2019
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CLOSED - EASTER
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 28, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Molly Faulkner:  Poor Farms:  Wayland

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
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
Thursday May 2, 2019
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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
Sunday May 5, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday May 6, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
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

The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

A brave, timely, searingly beautiful novel from the acclaimed author of The Blind Man's Garden: set in contemporary Pakistan, the story of a Muslim widow and her Christian neighbors whose community is consumed by violent religious intolerance. In his characteristically luminous prose, Nadeem Aslam has given us a lionhearted novel that reflects Pakistan's past and present in a single mirror, a story of corruption, resilience, and the disguises that are sometimes necessary for survival--a revelatory portrait of the human spirit.

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
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday 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
Sunday June 2, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday June 3, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Manhattan Beach

Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Pulitzer Prize-winnder Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.

Thursday June 20, 2019
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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
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
Thursday September 5, 2019
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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
Thursday September 19, 2019
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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
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday October 17, 2019
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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
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday 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
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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