Monday August 8, 2022
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Arts Wayland Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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How to Bake a Universe with Alec Carvlin
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all cosmic chefs! Alec Carvlin will read his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe.

Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science in the story.

So come on down and bring nothing! Just make sure you have enough.

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday August 9, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold storytime in the Children's Room. 

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

 

There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Camping on the Moon
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

What would you need for a camping trip on the moon?

Learn about the 1969 Moon Landing and make a moon diorama and a balloon rocket launcher.

NASA Ambassador Pat Montieuth will lead the program. For children ages 7 and up.
 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday August 10, 2022
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Toe Jam Puppet Band at Hannah Williams Park
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Vinny and Tom from the Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform live for kids.

They will bring their big bubbles! For ages 3 and up.

This event will be at the Hannah Williams Park, 71 Main Street, Wayland.

 

This show is supported by Wayland Park and Rec and the Arthur Ashley Williams Foundation.

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

There are many spaces available.
Thursday August 11, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's Room!)

 

 

There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Marble Paint Planets
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Kids will use marbles and paints to create colorful planets! 

We will meet outdoors on the lawn behind the library. In case of inclement weather we will run this program indoors.

For ages 4 and up. 

 

LOCATION: Lawn
Monday August 15, 2022
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Arts Wayland Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Indian Heritage Author Panel: Amalie Howard, Alisha Rai, Annika Sharma, and Madi Sinha
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are thrilled to be chatting with authors Amalie Howard, Alisha Rai, Annika Sharma, and Madi Sinha about their journeys to becoming published (and fabulous!) authors given their Indian backgrounds. Whether they were born in the US or elsewhere, we wonder how their heritage has influenced their writing, characters, publishing power, and fan base. It's sure to be a fascinating conversation!

Register for the Zoom link here.

This program will be hosted by the Ashland Public Library, co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library. 

About the authors

AMALIE HOWARD is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling novelist of “smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance.” The Beast of Beswick was one of Oprah Daily’s Top 24 Best Historicals to Read. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed, award-winning young adult novels. An AAPI/Caribbean-born writer, her books, interviews, and articles have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Daily, Seventeen, and Ravishly Magazine. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading, being the president of her one-woman Harley Davidson motorcycle club #WriteOrDie, or power-napping. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

ALISHA RAI pens award-winning contemporary romances. Her novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she’s not writing, Alisha is traveling or tweeting. To find out more about her books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit www.alisharai.com.

Hello! I'm ANNIKA SHARMA and I'm a coffee-loving, work-addicted, laughter-obsessed, wanderlusting girl who often finds (mis)adventures in New York City while on my dreamchasing quest. Words have been my passion for my entire life - and I've built a career on it. By day, I am a Communications Project Manager at an Ivy League medical institution. By night, my life comes alive - I'm an agented and published writer - my book, a romcom called Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words, came out on September 21, 2021, as the first in a series. I'm also the host of a podcast called That Desi Spark, which explores stigmatized social issues from a South Asian, first-generation, millennial lens.

MADI SINHA is a writer and practicing physician who loves the nervous system, bookshops, tea with milk and snarky conversation (but not necessarily in that order). She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. The White Coat Diaries is her first novel. At Least You Have Your Health was released on April 5, 2022.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-35802311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Bangla O Biswa Rehearsal
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday August 17, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Sing, Move, and Story!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Weather permitting, we will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. If it rains we will meet in the Children's Room. For ages 0 - 3.

Please register HERE.

Thursday August 18, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's Room!)

 

 

There are 10 spaces available.
Monday August 22, 2022
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Arts Wayland Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday August 23, 2022
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Great Outdoors Trivia Night for Teens
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens! Join librarian Brittany Tuttle for a fun night of Great Outdoors trivia!

A great chance to meet up with your friends before school starts.

We will meet in the Raytheon Room. There will be snacks!


 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday August 25, 2022
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The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL: The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner

The life of Boston’s arts patroness typifies the lives of many of the wealthy and cultured Americans who lived during the Gilded Age of American history.  We will explore the details of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s life, friends, travels and collections. She broke all kinds of rules while setting up her museum but perhaps we can understand this when we read her personal motto “It is my pleasure.”  She arranged things the way she wanted with relationships between objects that may at first escape us.  What is left for us is to marvel at the space she created and filled with beautiful things. Led by art historian Mary Woodward, who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties.

Register here to receive the Zoom link via email. 

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

This program is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library and others.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Extraterrestrial with Astronomer Avi Loeb
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bestselling author Avi Loeb will discuss his recent critically acclaimed book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, in this Zoom webinar. The book was a New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller, and Publishers Weekly bestseller; named an Amazon Best Book of the Year; and longlisted for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literacy Science Writing Award.

Register here to receive the Zoom link in your email. 

About The Book: Harvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.

In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.

About The Author: Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, and serves as the science theory director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected Loeb as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space. Learn more about Avi HERE.

This program is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library and others.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Monday August 29, 2022
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Arts Wayland Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday August 31, 2022
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Art Exhibit Setup - Mark Chester
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 1, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday September 6, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold storytime in the Children's Room. 

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

 

 
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“Vive La Anarchy” The Sacco-Vanzetti Case
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Register below to attend in person only.

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case caused a world-wide sensation in the 1920s. Two Italian immigrants; Bartolomeo Vanzetti & Nicola Sacco - both avowed anarchists - were convicted in a Massachusetts courtroom in 1921 for the robbery & murder of a paymaster and his guard in South Braintree.

They would spend the next six years languishing in jail while making motion after motion for new trial. After all legal avenues were exhausted, they were both sentenced to die. On August 23rd, 1927, amid national and international demonstrations and protests, Sacco and Vanzetti were put to death on the electric chair at Charlestown State Prison.

Enjoy a 90-minute presentation which chronicles the saga of the two Italian anarchists. The story begins with the robberies in Bridgewater and Braintree Massachusetts and then turns to the famous trial at Dedham and the following six years of attempts to get a new trial. Next, the worldwide protests and demonstrations will be discussed and then, finally, the last days of Sacco and Vanzetti will be highlighted with a vivid description of their sentencing and execution.

The presentation includes slides of period photographs of all the major players in the case, the locations of the robberies, the courthouse, the massive demonstrations, Charlestown State Prison and the funeral procession down Hanover Street in Boston. Many of these photographs are rare and are not published anywhere. There are also many photographs of locations as they appear today.

Mr. Daley is a historian and published author.  He has been presenting talks on historical topics all over New England for over 25 years. He has been a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston Massachusetts for 24 years. He has been involved in several historical organizations both public and private, including the Pembroke Historical Commission and Historical Society as well as the John Alden Historical Site in Duxbury. He and his wife Cathy live on the South Shore of Massachusetts during the winters and spend their summers at their house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 7, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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Get Creative: Art with Emily
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Come play and make the world a better place! 
Emily from the Beautiful Stuff Project will bring an array of upcycled materials and will help children think about how they can use the materials to create art to tell stories. Children will leave with their own hand-made sculptures. This program is a collaboration with the W Gallery in Wayland. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver.

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There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday September 8, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's Room!)

 

 

 
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Raising Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Thrive.

Register for the Zoom link here.

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.

About the author: Michele Borba, Ed. D., the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She has been a regular NBC contributor who regularly appears on Today and has been featured as an expert on DatelineThe ViewDr. PhilNBC Nightly NewsFox & FriendsDr. OzThe Early Show, and many others.

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

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

September 9 and 30   9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday September 13, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold storytime in the Children's Room. 

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

 

 
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Latina Heritage Author Panel: Isabel Cañas, Romina Garber, Priscilla Oliveras, and Caridad Piñeiro
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are thrilled to be chatting with authors Isabel Cañas, Romina Garber, Priscilla Oliveras, and Caridad Piñeiro about their journeys to becoming published (and fabulous!) authors, keeping in mind their diverse Latinx backgrounds. Whether they were born in the US or elsewhere, we wonder how their heritage has influenced their writing, characters, publishing journey, and fan base. It's sure to be a fascinating conversation!

Register for the Zoom link here.

This program will be hosted by the Ashland Public Library, co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library. 

About the Authors

Isabel Cañas is a Mexican-American speculative fiction writer. After having lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, and Turkey, among other places, she has settled (for now) in New York City. She holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and writes fiction inspired by her research and her heritage.

Romina Garber is a New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include Lobizona & the ZODIAC series. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Miami, Florida, Romina landed her first writing gig as a teen—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She is a graduate of Harvard College and a Virgo to the core.

Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her books have earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist along with praise from O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Frolic, and more. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she currently serves as adjunct faculty while also teaching the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. A long-time romance enthusiast, Priscilla’s also a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with the Jersey Shore. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million romance novels sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-35802311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday September 14, 2022
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Lego Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month’s theme: Outer Space!

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

Masks are encouraged for everyone ages 2+.  Please register.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Daughters of the Fragant Flower Garden with Zhuqing Li
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Zhuqing Li will present a talk on her new book, Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War. Register below to attend in person or via Zoom. 

This event is part of the MetroWest Readers Fest ONE Read of Gish Jen's Thank You Mr. Nixon. More info and events available here.

About the book: 

Sisters separated by war forge new identities as they are forced to choose between family, nation, and their own independence.

Scions of a once-great southern Chinese family that produced the tutor of the last emperor, Jun and Hong were each other’s best friends until, in their twenties, they were separated by chance at the end of the Chinese Civil War. For the next thirty years, while one became a model Communist, the other a model capitalist, they could not even communicate.

On Taiwan, Jun married a Nationalist general, established an important trading company, and ultimately emigrated to the United States.

On the Communist mainland, Hong built her medical career under a cloud of suspicion about her family and survived two waves of “re-education” before she was acclaimed for her achievements.

Zhuqing Li recounts her aunts’ experiences with extraordinary sympathy and breathtaking storytelling. A microcosm of women’s lives in a time of traumatic change, this is a fascinating, evenhanded account of the recent history of separation between mainland China and Taiwan.

About the author:

Li Zhuqing is a professor at Brown University and a faculty curator at the University’s Rockefeller Library. She is the author of four books in her academic discipline, but Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden, a longtime personal project, represents her first foray into family history and memoir. The book follows the extraordinary lives of her two maternal aunts, women whose experiences traced China’s journey through war and upheaval across three quarters of the last century.

Zhuqing was born in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province on China’s Southeast coast. The daughter of university professors, she spent many of her childhood years shuttled from one relative to another given that her parents had been exiled to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. Indeed, for part of that period, Zhuqing herself was sent to the countryside to be with her parents. By the time they were able to return to the city to resume their teaching, she was already in middle school. Then, at age 16, Zhuqing attended Zhongshan University, a 36-hour train ride from home.

This disjointed life continued once Zhuqing graduated from university and was assigned by the state to teach English at a local college. Though she hoped to continue on to graduate school in China, her employer forbade it and refused to provide permission.

It was at that point that Aunt Jun, a relative from Taiwan who she never even knew existed, returned to China for a visit, and ultimately provided her a path to attend graduate school in the United States. Zhuqing would ultimately go on to earn a PhD in Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Washington.

Academic studies are systematic and logical, yet for Zhuqing, they cannot explain life’s randomness and disjointedness. It is that intermixing of fate and human agency that is so central to the story of Zhuqing’s aunts presented in Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden. For more about Zhuqing visit lizhuqing.com.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday September 15, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's 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.

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

September 2022 Meeting Dystopian/Sci-FI Book Group

The gripping story of one scientist in outer space, another who watches over him, the family left behind, and the lengths people will go to protect the people and planet they love 

Prescient and insightful, A House Between Earth and the Moon is at once a captivating epic about the machinations of big tech and a profoundly intimate meditation on the unmistakably human bonds that hold us together.
 

Email ekatz@minlib.net for Zoom Link.

 

CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday September 20, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold storytime in the Children's Room. 

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

 

 
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Author Talk with Simon Winchester
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author's personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today.  A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them. 

Register here for the Zoom link.

Winchester is a New York Times Bestselling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles, including The Professor and the MadmanPacificThe Perfectionists, and most recently, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Beginning his writing career in journalism, Winchester has found renowned success in the world of non-fiction and now works almost exclusively as an author.  

About the Author: Aside from his numerous books, Simon Winchester OBE has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesNational Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler among many others. Honored with several awards throughout  his career—Britain’s Journalist of the Year in 1971 among them—in 2006 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to journalism and literature. In addition, he received an Audie Award for Non-Fiction for The Perfectionists and was made an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2009.  

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Ask a Medicare Plan Options Expert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whether you’re new to Medicare or have questions about your current plan, stop by the library to ask an expert. 

Lisa Farnham, Senior Plan Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, will be available in the Community Room to answer your questions and make it easier to find the right Medicare plan for you.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday September 21, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Room is Booked
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday September 22, 2022
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Storytime with Obie the Dog
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Obie, a beautiful Samoyed.

Obie will be accompanied with his owner Helen. We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

Attendance is limited. Masks are encouraged for everyone ages 2+. 

Registration required.

For ages 3 and up, with an adult.


 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Building Route 128: The Road We Love to Hate with David Kruh
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

David Kruh, author of "Building Route 128", will present the complete story of Route 128, from its beginning in the 1920s as an ad hoc collection of two-lane roads that formed a rough arc 15 miles from Boston, through the construction of the divided highway in the 1950s, and then how one man’s vision became the catalyst for the fantastic growth around the highway.

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

About the Author:

David Kruh is a former New Yorker and a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland.  While earning his Masters in Computer Engineering at Boston University, David worked as an engineer at WRKO Radio. He has also worked full time as a copywriter, computer programmer, radio producer, radio engineer and, for a few years in the mid-1990s, as a spokesman and web master for the Big Dig.  He retired a few years ago from a semiconductor manufacturer, where he was the Direct Marketing Manager.  He is also the author of several other books, notably two on Boston's Scollay Square and Building Route 128.

David's most recent book, Inseparable, is based on the June, 1962 escape by three inmates from Alcatraz in a homemade raft. Two of the escapees land on a beach near Sausalito. They are found by an independent-minded thirteen year-old boy who decides to help them to freedom. In this fast-paced adventure, they must evade the authorities, the media - and the boy’s mother. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday September 23, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Quad Alliance

As part of the U.S. pivot to Asia, the United States has been in dialogue with Japan, Australia, and India in an effort to contain China. Recently, the Quad countries held joint naval exercises in the South Pacific. How effective will the actions of this alliance be? 

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 24, 2022
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Outdoor Family Concert
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join local musician Thomas Meunier for an outdoor family concert!

He will get everyone singing with his repertoire of original songs and old favorites.

We will meet on the green lawn behind the library.

A great way to reconnect with friends at the beginning of the school year!

For all ages.

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Leslie for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold storytime in the Children's Room. 

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

 

 
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Trust with Hernan Diaz
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust. Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

Register for the Zoom link here.

Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

About the author: Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday September 28, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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MWRF Event: Dr. Karen Teoh
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday September 29, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's Room!)

 

 

 
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 2.5 to 5 years, with an adult.

(If it rains we will move to the Children's Room!)

 

 

Friday September 30, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

September 9 and 30   9-10 a.m. in the Wayland Library Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 5, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 6, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Gish Jen for the MetroWest Readers Fest
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Gish Jen, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters for a talk on her latest collection of short stories, Thank You Mr. Nixon. The book takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people. With their profound compassion and equally profound humor, these eleven linked stories trace the intimate ways in which humans make and are made by history, capturing an extraordinary era in an extraordinary way.

Thank You, Mr. Nixon was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Literature & Fiction, and was called  “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times.

This program is sponsored by the MetroWest Readers Fest and 24 Boston area libraries. Check out https://www.metrowestreadersfest.org/one for information and complementary programming in your community!

Gish Jen has published short work in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and dozens of other periodicals, anthologies and textbooks. Her work has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel and is widely taught.

Jen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living; she has also delivered the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard. Thank You, Mr. Nixon is her ninth book.

More about Gish Jen and Thank You, Mr. Nixon:

How Covid got Gish Jen Thinking About China, The New York Times

Place and displacement in ‘Thank You, Mr. Nixon’, The Boston Globe

'Thank You, Mr. Nixon' is a collection written with intelligence, wit and grace, NPR

Becoming American: Personal Journeys. 2003 interview with Bill Moyers

Updike, Remembered, The New Republic. Gish Jen writes about being selected as John Updike's self-selected "successor."

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday October 7, 2022
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The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy with Prof. Rachael V. Cobb
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rachel CobbThere's been a lot of talk about voter fraud in the last election - we know it has been debunked but what are the root causes of the rumors that swirled, the impact on our trust in the system, and what the effect of such distrust has on our democracy? Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

Register here for the Zoom linkThis program is hosted by the Ashland Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland Public Library and others. 

Rachael V. Cobb, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University. Cobb specializes in U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation.

Professor Cobb established the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students as poll workers as a response to reports of an estimated shortage of 500,000 poll workers nationwide. Since 2006, more than 1,000 students from the Greater Boston area have received training and worked as poll workers.

Her work as appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. Professor Cobb serves on the board of MassVOTE and the Boston Election Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her AB from Bryn Mawr College.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Saturday October 8, 2022
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Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Monday October 10, 2022
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Great Presenters: Richard Lee - Building a New Home from the Old
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

“Building a New Home from the Old: The Immigrant Experience and the Things We Brought Over”

Old photographs, handcrafted furniture, books in the old language, heirlooms, jewels or merely the shirt on one’s back, these are some of the things immigrants bring with them into the New World. They also bring with them old ways of doing things, methodologies, family structures, attitudes, ethics, faiths, sense of community and so on into the New World with strong aspirations and visions on forging new and improved lives here.

This presentation will be an exploration into the personal journey of the Lee Family who immigrated to the US in 1975, the things they brought with them and the preservation of the old world into the new with hopes that people of different backgrounds, histories and origins may see their own experiences mirrored. 

Richard Lee is a writer, visual artist and humanitarian. He has worked as a freelance journalist for various international outlets including the Associated Press, The Times and The Sunday Times, UK, Dow Jones Newswire and the Korea Times. His poetry has been published in literary journals, and he has exhibited multimedia installations and film collaborations in Cambridge and New York City.

Richard was eight-years-old when he immigrated to Northampton, MA from Seoul, Korea. He has been a resident of Wayland for six years and lived for over 20 years in nearby Newton. He helped to form Wayland’s Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee in which he currently serves.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Room is Booked
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing with Dr. Aziz Gazipur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. 

Register here for the Zoom link.

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think.

About the Author: Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He also has a popular podcast, "Shrink For The Shy Guy.” Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the author of three best-selling books, including "Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself".

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday October 14, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Industrial Policy

The current discussion of industrial policy in the United States is not simply about whether or not to support specific companies or industries, but about trust or mistrust of the government and its ability to manage the economy and deal with a rising China. The upheaval in supply chains during the pandemic exposed weaknesses in the international economy. What policies can the United States implement to deal with trade and the economy? 

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2022 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. 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
Thursday October 20, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Saturday October 22, 2022
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WPSF Amazing Race
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Lawn
Sunday October 23, 2022
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Lethal Tides with Catherine Musemeche
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Wayland Historical Society and the Wayland Free Public Library present:
Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II
with Catherine Musemeche

Hidden Figures meets The Imitation Game in this phenomenal true story of the virtually unknown Mary Sears. Known as “the first oceanographer of the Navy,” her groundbreaking oceanographic research helped lead the U.S. to victory in the Pacific theater during World War II.

When World War II began, the U.S. Navy was unprepared to enact its island-hopping strategy to reach Japan. Anticipating tides, planning for coral reefs, and preparing for enemy fire was new ground for them, and with lives at stake it was ground that had to be covered quickly. They turned to Mary Sears, an oceanographer with continuously overlooked untapped talent who, along with a team of colorful and quirky marine scientists, became instrumental in turning the tide of the war in the United States’ favor.

The Sears team dove in and analyzed ocean currents, made wave and tide predictions, identified zones of bioluminescence, mapped deep-water levels where submarines could hide, and gathered information about the topography and surf conditions surrounding the Pacific islands and Japan – all which proved critical to the U.S. Navy in avoiding catastrophe and ultimately cleared a path to Okinawa, the last major battle of World War II.

Weaving together science, biography, and military history Lethal Tides is the gripping story of an unsung woman who had a dramatic effect on the U.S. Navy’s success against Japan in WWII, creating an intelligence-gathering juggernaut based on the new science of oceanography.

Read an adaptation from Lethal Tides for Smithsonian Magazine, July/August 2022.

About the Author:

Catherine “Kate” Musemeche is a graduate of the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas and the University of Texas School of Law. She has been a pediatric surgeon for more than three decades. Musemeche’s first book, Small, was longlisted for the E.O. Wilson/Pen American Literary Science Award and was awarded the Texas Writer’s League Discovery Prize for Nonfiction in 2015. Her second book, Hurt, was named one of the top ten EMS books of the decade. She has also contributed to the New York Times’ “Motherlode” blog, KevinMD.com, Creative Nonfiction magazine and EMS World. She lives in Austin, Texas.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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The Diamond Eye: Author Talk with Kate Quinn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other worksQuinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code.

Register here for the Zoom link.

Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC - until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons, and enemy bullets, in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a woman and mother who became a soldier and who found her place in the world that changed the course of history forever.

About the Author: Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.  She is a native of Southern California, and she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice NetworkThe Huntress, and The Rose Code. She and her husband now live in Seattle with their rescue dogs.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2022 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. 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 1, 2022
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Great Presenters: Sachin Sawe - You Keep Shooting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The title of the talk "You keep shooting!" is inspired by a photographer, Bryan Peterson, who I myself respect and admire. Essentially the title encourages us to practice. The more we shoot (photograph) the more we learn. Photography is where Science meets Art. In today's talk, let's explore this unique junction together. Let's take a fun ride of photography! On the way let's see how we can see creatively. Let's learn some techniques that we can apply in our day to day lives and capture some wonderful memories. My hope is that you all go home and be excited to pick your camera and start shooting. Of course, as the title says, I hope "You keep shooting!" 

 

 

Sachin Sawe is a Photographer based in Wayland. He specializes in portraiture & lifestyle photography. For his personal interests, he loves to capture nature, landscapes and wildlife. Sachin is a self-taught artist. His love for art comes from his mother who herself is an artist. Since his childhood, Sachin has had avid interest in different forms of art and explored them. To him, art is a form of expression. It lets us be and gives us an outlet to express ourselves. Sachin is a Software Engineer by profession. Over time, he re-discovered his love for art through photography which surely turned out to be his true passion. In addition to being an engineer and a photographer, Sachin is also a busy Dad and spends most of his weekends exploring nature with his wife and two sons in New England. You can find Sachin's work and connect with him via instagram @sachinsawe. To see more of Sachin's portrait work, explore his instagram @sachinsawephotography.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2022 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. 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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Going to Extremes: The Globe's Most Adventurous Outposts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Peter Mandel for "Going to Extremes: A Travel Journalist's Tour of the Globe's Most Adventurous Outposts," a Zoom presentation in collaboration with the Woburn Public Library! 

An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesNational Geographic Kids, and The Boston Globe, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. The author of ten books, Mandel will show slides of his most extreme travel experiences: surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a 'city' of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil's Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty. He'll deliver the scoop on how travel turns to prose on today's magazine and newspaper pages.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday November 3, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday November 4, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drug Policy in Latin America

The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today´s dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug control policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession? 

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2022 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2022 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. 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
Thursday November 17, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday December 1, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Great Presenters: Prof. David Hackett Fischer - African Founders
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

“African Founders – How Enslaved People Expanded American Freedom”

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Thursday December 15, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday January 4, 2023
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday February 1, 2023
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Sunday February 5, 2023
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Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life with Lydia Moland
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Sunday February 12, 2023
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Express Lane Barbershop Quartet!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Wednesday March 1, 2023
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday April 5, 2023
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday May 3, 2023
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses for more information - annbmoses@gmail.com

We will meet in the Raytheon Room of the Library.

Please register below. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.

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