Monday January 20, 2020
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CLOSED - Martin Luther King Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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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 - 5:15 PM

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (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

 
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DIY Stress Balls
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens!  Make stress ball to destress just before your exams!

We will meet in the Teen Loft.

 
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Teen Pizza Study Night
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.

We will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.

We hope you ace your exams!

 
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Choosing College with Michael Horn
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices.

This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. 

Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. Choosing College helps readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what "Job" students are hiring college to do for them. 

About Michael Horn:

Michael HornMichael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank.

Michael is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. An expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning, competency-based learning, and how to transform the education system into a student-centered one, he serves on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including the Clayton Christensen Institute, the Robin Hood Learning+Tech Fund, and the LearnLaunch Institute. 

Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:30 AM - 12:15 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.

For ages 1 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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Drop-in Family Board Games
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games

set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver.

 
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Teen Pizza Study Night
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.

We will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.

We hope you ace your exams!

Thursday January 23, 2020
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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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Teen Pizza Study Night
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.

We will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.

We hope you ace your exams!

Friday January 24, 2020
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Suppressed: The Fight to Vote - 9-Minute Film Excerpt, Discussion, and Activity
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald, weaves together personal stories to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in Georgia's 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.

Georgians faced polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. The film features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020.


In the spirit of our TED events, we'll watch a 9 minute excerpt of the film and participate in a brief, facilitated discussion. Attendees will also have an *optional* opportunity to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote!

Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday January 26, 2020
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Allan Dines and Carter Alan's Author Talk
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Event description courtesy of Allan Dines and Carter Alan:

The Wayland Public Library presents a discussion and book signing with photographer Allan Dines and DJ and author Carter Alan, on Sunday January 26 from 3:00pm-5:00pm, to coincide with Dines’s exhibit of photographs at the library entitled FRONT ROW CENTER. 

 

Allan Dines has been photographing music and local events for over 25 years as a former house photographer at the original House of Blues, Hard Rock Café Boston, Mama Kin Music Hall and most local radio outlets.  In a career of capturing iconic images of artists from BB King to the Grateful Dead to David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen, Dines’s images have been featured in People, Rolling Stone, Esquire, US Weekly, Blues Wire, and the VH1 Gallery in NYC.  The FRONT ROW CENTER exhibit recalls and highlights a career of chronicling some of the greatest stars to ever grace the stage, photographed from the front row, to the ‘green room,’ and everywhere in between.        

 

Carter Alan is a longtime Boston-area DJ and music director at WZLX and pioneering FM legend WBCN.  He has written five books on rock and roll, including two U2 volumes – “Outside is America” and “The Road to Pop,” “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN,” and his latest “The Decibel Diaries” - which chronicles a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that defined moments from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young playing in the rain when Richard Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk to bluegrass angel Alison Krauss and adaptable veteran Robert Plant forging a postmodern synergy onstage and on album in 2007.

 

Dines and Alan will discuss their memories of two lifetimes spent in music and take questions from the audience.  Alan’s WBCN book and “The Decibel Diaries” will be available for purchase and defacement with a Sharpie by the author (upon request, of course!).

 

CONTACT:  Allan Dines    allan@allandinesphotography.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Sunday Sips & Sounds: Jose Allende - Jazz, Classical & Latin Guitar
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy a free concert in the Rotunda, and a free cup of coffee or tea during our monthly Sunday Sips & Sounds concert series, January through May.

Jose Allende was born in Peru and holds an MA in Modern American Music from Longy School of Music. He is a versatile guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher, always exploring different rhythms, concepts and spirituality in music. He uses acoustic and electric guitars to fusion Afro-Peruvian & other South-American and Latin rhythms with contemporary jazz harmonies and different meters into his compositions. Jose is currently performing and teaching Jazz, South-American & Latin styles and Classical Guitar Music around Boston and New England area.

 

Sunday Sips & Sounds is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday January 27, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 27 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Monday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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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
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Storybook Theatre: Marushka and the Month Brothers
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children will listen to the folktale Marushka and the Month Brothers,

and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story.

For ages 5 and up.  Please note: this is not a drop-in event.

Register here.

There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday January 30, 2020
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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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TAB meeting: Books and Brownies
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens!  Come to our Teen Advisory Meeting and Books and Brownies Afternoon.

While you are enjoying your treats, tell us what your latest favorite reads are, learn

about some new great books, and help us plan teen programs for the spring. 

We will meet in the Teen Loft. 

(Gluten free options available)                

 

 

 
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3d Design workshop and printer demo
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Participants will get the most basic design introduction by designing a keychain with Tinkercad.com.  One of the 3D printers will also be rolled out and demonstrated.  Perfect for those looking for an introduction to 3D design and 3D printing.  Designs will be printed after the workshop, and will be free.  Intended for ages 8 and up.  Younger children are welcome, but parents are encouraged to stay and help design with their children.  Contact tkenney@minlib.net with any questions.

CONTACT:  Tyler    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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Pop-Up Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers.

For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Art Exhibit Installation - Peter Curran
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Art Exhibit Installation - Peter Curran
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Lunar New Year Celebration
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Join Coco Zhou and teachers from the Wayland Chinese After School program for a Lunar New Year Celebration.

For children ages 4 and up.

Sunday February 2, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday February 3, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Introduction to Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Heard about streaming and downloading books, audiobooks and movies from the library? Find out how to download the apps for Kanopy, Hoopla and Libby, and navigate the extensive collections you can find from the comfort of your own home!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Dinner coverThe Dinner by Herman Koch

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! 

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand. 

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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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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Great Presenters: Alan Marscher & Svetlana Jorstad - Black Hole Monsters at the Centers of Galaxies
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ironically, black holes create the most luminous objects in the universe. The speakers study super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and are members of a team that recently imaged the “black hole shadow” in the center of the galaxy M87. They will discuss how gas falling onto black holes and jets of high-energy particles powered by the black hole’s spin cause the centers of galaxies to shine brightly across the entire spectrum from radio to visible to X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths.

Dr. Alan Marscher is a professor of astronomy, and Dr. Svetlana Jorstad is a senior research associate in the Institute for Astrophysical Research at Boston University. Together they have published over 200 articles in scientific journals on the topic of quasars and other types of active galactic nuclei. They use data from a number of NASA satellite observatories and ground-based telescopes to follow variations in brightness and changes in images of jets of high-energy particles and magnetic fields at the centers
of some galaxies.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Prewalkers Lapsit
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development.

Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver.

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

 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Winter Wonderland

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Peru Archaeology Update with Daniel Fernandez-Davila
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 6, 2020
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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 February 7, 2020
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TED Walks: How economic inequality affects societies
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Join us for a monthly TED talk viewing and discussion program! We'll watch a TED talk for 20 minutes, discuss for 20 minutes indoors, and then, weather permitting, take a 30 minute *optional* walk to continue the discussion! Come for all or some of this program. If you just want to walk, please contact Courtney (508-358-2311) and then join us about 10:40.

In February we'll watch How economic inequality affects societies, a talk by Richard Wilkinson.

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

Richard Wilkinson studied economic history and the philosophy of science at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology. From the 1970s onwards, his research focused on of social class differences in death rates.  

He has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality.  His books and papers have drawn attention to the tendency for societies with bigger income differences between rich and poor to have a higher prevalence of a wide range of health and social problems. 

Richard is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.  He wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett, a best seller now available in 24 languages. He co-founded The Equality Trust (with support from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust).  In 2013 Richard received Solidar’s Silver Rose Award and received Community Access Unlimited’s ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ Award.  The Irish Cancer Society awarded him the 2014 Charles Cully Memorial medal, and he was the 2017 medalist of The Australian Society for Medical Research. In the last few years he has given many hundreds of conference addresses and media interviews round the world, including at WHO, the EU, OECD and the World Bank.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday February 8, 2020
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WCPA Story and Service Event
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The WCPA and the Wayland Library are partnering with Pajama Program to collect new kid's books and new pajamas (for ages newborn through 18) for children in need. 

Join us for a kid-friendly storytime and a valentine craft. For families with young children.

(Donations will be accepted all month in a donation bin outside the children's room.)

Sunday February 9, 2020
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Sunday Sips & Sounds: Rachel Borges - Songs of Love and Revenge!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy a free concert in the Rotunda, and a free cup of coffee or tea during our monthly Sunday Sips & Sounds concert series, January through May.

Rachel Borges hails from New Jersey and has been singing and writing songs as long as she can remember. She came to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. With a degree in Professional Music, she started performing as a solo act and with several groups. Her guitarist, Michael Orifice, a native of Lexington, has been playing professionally since 1999. He plays in several bands and teaches private lessons. For the past six years, Rachel and Mike have been performing and recording together at senior homes, weddings, family parties, in basements, and anywhere else they can think of.

Sunday Sips & Sounds is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday February 10, 2020
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iPhone Basics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You have some experience with your iPhone, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, downloading apps, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone with you.

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

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! 

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Monday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand. 

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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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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The Education Cooperative Info Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Info session begins at 7:00pm.

TEC is a Massachusetts educational collaborative and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops and coordinates educational and organizational programs to meet the needs of our member communities. This is an informational session for parents and students interestd in learning about the TEC summer internship program. 


www.tec-coop.org 
 

CONTACT:  Emily Manz  781-352-5721  emanz@tec-coop.org
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:30 AM - 12:15 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.

For ages 1 to 3 years, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

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

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

White Trash : The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society and shows how poor whites have been deeply ingrained in the country's history for the past 400 years. They were central to the both the Civil War itself and the rise of the Republican Party, and still today feature in reality TV as entertainment. White trash have always been an integral part of the American identity, and here their history in both culture and politics in explored in depth. A fascinating work that's timely to today's public debate about rich and poor. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday February 13, 2020
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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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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Kids Chess Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game.

This is a beginner's club for children with little or no chess experience.

Wayland High School Junior Miranda Lee will lead the club.

We will be meeting once a month.

For children ages 7 and up.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: Mario Batali Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA  by Mario Batali 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday February 14, 2020
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MetroWest Program Planners Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Tenderness of Wolves

When a mysterious trapper is murdered, his neighbor’s son disappears and is suspected of the deed.  The Company (which runs just about everything in Canada's Northern Territory in 1867) sends the hapless Donald Moody to investigate.  This is a complex and engrossing tale of human passion and folly, highlighted by the rigors of a wilderness being systematically despoiled.  The characters are distinctive, their portraits startling and incisive, and the writing is fluid and beautifully detailed.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday February 16, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday February 17, 2020
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CLOSED - Presidents' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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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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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:30 AM - 12:15 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.

For ages 1 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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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday February 20, 2020
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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
4:30 PM - 5:30 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.  Intended for ages 8 and up.  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:  Tyler    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Date!

Last Tango in Cyberspace by Steven Kotler                                                   

Kotler's Last Tango is the most fun you can have while your brain explodes. It explores all the small questions: the evolution of empathy, the nature of consciousness, and how we define “life.” It examines the frontiers of neuroscience, psychology, psychopharmacology, ecology and, even, animal rights.

Join us for a lively discussion of this book!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Metrowest Writers Guild Write-In
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday February 23, 2020
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Beaded Necklace Workshop with Norma Radoff
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Wayland jewelry artist Norma Radoff and create your own beaded necklace! Limit 10 participants, ages 16 and up. All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday February 24, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! 

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Monday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand. 

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club Performance @ the W Gallery
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! 

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Monday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand. 

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

LOCATION: the W Gallery
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Prewalkers Lapsit
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development.

Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver.

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

 
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Knitting Meetup
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bring your knitting projects to work on and share and get help from librarian Sarah Hogan. Enjoy tea, lemonade and snacks! Meet in the Library Mezzanine.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday February 27, 2020
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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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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday February 28, 2020
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Friends Steering Committee Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Kim Steere    kimsteere@ymail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Wayland Ukulele Club FLASH MOB!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful! 

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Monday evenings in Jan/Feb – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

Schedule: 

Mon, Jan 27 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 3 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 10 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Mon, Feb 24 7:30-8:30pm - Practice, Wayland Library Raytheon Room

Tue, Feb 25 Evening - Performance, Music Exchange Listening Room Open Mic, at the Wayland Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland (in the Wayland 'Town Center' Shopping Area)

Sun, March 1st, 11am-ish:  "Flash mob" performance at a surprise location (in Wayland) that cannot be printed here (shhh!) - This is sure to be very fun!

Registration is required. Ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand. 

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
 
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 2, 2020
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Library Book coverThe Library Book by Susan Orlean

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a “delightful…reflection on the past, present, and future of libraries in America” (New York magazine) that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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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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Introduction to Google Calendar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you know people who rely on Google Calendar rather than paper calendars? Access your calendar on any smartphone, tablet or computer. It's even possible to layer calendars for such things as soccer games, class schedules, appointments,and  birthdays.   Learn the basics of creating events on Google Calendar so you can keep track of all those important dates!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Great Presenters: James Karlson - Sports Medicine: Not Just for the Professional Athlete
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Karlson will discuss the topic of sports medicine and his experience treating athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. He will review common sports injuries, standard treatment, and injury prevention. 

Dr. James Karlson has been a resident of Wayland since 1996. For 20 years, he was the volunteer team physician for the Wayland High School football team. His three children participated in swimming, lacrosse, sailing and horseback riding, giving him many opportunities to apply his knowledge of sports medicine. He is currently a practicing sports medicine physician and partner at Pro Sports Orthopedics and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 5, 2020
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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 March 6, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Climate Change and the Global Order 

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 8, 2020
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Sunday Sips & Sounds: Elizabeth & Ben Anderson - Celtic Fiddle & Cello
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy a free concert in the Rotunda, and a free cup of coffee or tea during our monthly Sunday Sips & Sounds concert series, January through May.

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Boston-based Scottish fiddle and cello duo, has an enthusiastic following in the U.S. and internationally. Blending Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, the pair create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original. On stage, they captivate audiences with their ability to effortlessly communicate musical nuances as only siblings can.

Elizabeth is the 2016 Perth All-Scotland Fiddle Champion and 2018 and 2019 New England Scottish Fiddle Champion. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she teaches string instruments as a middle school and private instructor. Ben studies computer science and music at WPI.  After years of learning Scottish fiddle at camps in the US, they both spent the fall of 2016 in Glasgow, immersing themselves in traditional music and refining their style under renowned Scottish fiddler Douglas Lawrence.

The duo has played at the New Hampshire Highland Games, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, Old Sturbridge Village, and for Scottish country dancing. They have played to full houses at iconic Boston venues The Burren and Club Passim, and have given popular performances and workshops as far away as France and Scotland. They released their CD “Over the Isles” in 2018. More information can be found at http://www.elizabethandbenanderson.com/

Sunday Sips & Sounds is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday March 9, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Wayland-Weston Rowing Association Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Monthly Finance Committee meeting of the Wayland-Weston Rowing Association.

www.wwcrew.org

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.  

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

 " Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet."--Neal Stephenson "      

The cofounder of the sf website io9.com takes some of today's key social and technical issues (the nature of artificial intelligence, the notion of property and ownership) and wraps them in a compelling, original story line acted out by memorable characters.  

                                                  

 

Join us for a lively discussion of this book!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Left on Pearl Film Screening with Exec. Producer Susan Jacoby
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

In 1971 classified ads for employment were still segregated by gender, battered women's shelters did not exist, abortion was illegal, and a married woman couldn’t open a bank account without her husband’s permission. Left on Pearl is about the movement that changed all that.

Left on Pearl is a 55 minute documentary about a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University-owned building by hundreds of Boston area women. The ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive by women demanding a Women’s Center and low income housing for the community in which the building stood, embodied within it many of the hopes, triumphs, conflicts and tensions of Second Wave feminism. One of the few such takeovers by women for women, this action was transformative for the participants, and led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating Women's Center in the U.S.

Through television news from the time, newspaper headlines, found footage, and extensive interviews with participants and eyewitnesses of varied sexual orientations, racial, class and ethnic backgrounds (including both supporters and opponents of the takeover) Left on Pearl provides a riveting and often humorous look at a fascinating historical moment. More information can be found at http://leftonpearl.org/.

 

Susan K. Jacoby, Executive Producer, was active at the early Women's Center as a founding member of the Emotional Counselling Group, which responded to women in crisis, and with the Coalition to Stop Institutional Violence, which successfully organized to stop the construction of a super-maximum women's prison unit.
 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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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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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like it’s the Weekend by Daphne Oz 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday March 13, 2020
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Fixer

The Fixer is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel.  Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy.  Arrested and imprisoned, he refuses to confess to a crime he did not commit.  Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 15, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 16, 2020
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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 March 18, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genetic Testing Program
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

with Fatima Amir, MS, LGC,  Genetic Counselor,  Dana Farber Cancer Institute

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 19, 2020
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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 - Rocketship
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In this 3D design workshop, participants will design their own rocketships, using Blender.  Blender is advanced 3D design software, proficiency with mouse and keyboard is highly recommended.

For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. 

Space is limited.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Tyler    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Friday March 20, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: India & Pakistan

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 23, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Picturing Political Power with Professor Allison Lange
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

For as long as women have battled for equitable political representation in America, those battles have been defined by images—whether illustrations, engravings, photographs, or colorful chromolithograph posters. Some of these pictures have been flattering, many have been condescending, and others downright incendiary. They have drawn upon prevailing cultural ideas of women’s perceived roles and abilities and often have been circulated with pointedly political objectives.

In her examination of the fights that led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history. She shows how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times. In seeking to transform notions of womanhood and win the right to vote, white suffragists emphasized the compatibility of voting and motherhood, while Sojourner Truth and other leading suffragists of color employed pictures to secure respect and authority.

Picturing Political Power demonstrates the centrality of visual politics to American women’s campaigns throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revealing the power of images to change history.

 

Allison K. Lange is an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in history from Brandeis University. Lange’s book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, will be published in May 2020 by the University of Chicago Press. The book focuses on the ways that women’s rights activists and their opponents used images to define gender and power during the suffrage movement.

Various institutions have supported her work, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Library of Congress, and American Antiquarian Society. Lange has presented her work at conferences such as the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, and Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Her writing has appeared in Imprint, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Lange also engages in public history. She has worked with the National Women’s History Museum and curated exhibitions for the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center. In preparation for the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she is curating exhibitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard’s Schlesinger Library.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

Thursday March 26, 2020
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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 March 27, 2020
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday March 30, 2020
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
12:30 PM - 4:00 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 afternoons, 12:30pm-4:00pm, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, and 3/30. 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 March 31, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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 April 1, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 2, 2020
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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
Saturday April 4, 2020
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The Art of Ebru: Water Marbling with Dilber Er
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 5, 2020
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Wayland Town Meeting
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 Annual Town Meeting is scheduled to begin on Sunday afternoon April 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Wayland High School Field House and will continue on April 6 at 7:00 pm and April 7 at 7:00 pm, if necessary.

LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
 
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday April 6, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Town Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 Annual Town Meeting is scheduled to begin on Sunday afternoon April 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Wayland High School Field House and will continue on April 6 at 7:00 pm and April 7 at 7:00 pm, if necessary.

LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Wayland Town Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 Annual Town Meeting is scheduled to begin on Sunday afternoon April 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Wayland High School Field House and will continue on April 6 at 7:00 pm and April 7 at 7:00 pm, if necessary.

LOCATION: Wayland HS Field House
 
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Great Presenters: Home Grown - Paintings by Barbara Grad
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wayland artist Barbara Grad will present projected images of her large oil paintings and works on paper. She will discuss the painting process, the changes which have impacted her works, and the nuances of color and line to develop a dialogue. As a founding member of one of the first women’s art collaboratives in America, she can also comment on challenges she faced as a woman artist exhibiting in galleries and museums.

Barbara Grad earned a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Her awards include: ART Berkshire Taconic Foundation, William Hicks Fellowship, MA Cultural Council Grant, New England NEA, MA Foundation Award, 20x24 Polaroid Grant, two Brown Fellowships, an Art Institute of Chicago award, and an NEA Individual Artist Award. Her work is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Great Plains

"The Great Plains are like a sheet Americans screened their dreams on for a while and then largely forgot about," insists New York resident Frazier. His book invites the reader to accompany him as he takes his van on a 24,000-mile journey through 10 states situated between the Midwest and the Rockies. With admirable style, Frazier blends travelogue, history lesson, and mythology into a paean to open spaces. His commentary, often flavored with humorous anecdotes, is focused on social life and customs; specific subject matter includes Bonnie and Clyde, MX missiles, Chief Crazy Horse, Mennonites, and even cafe conversation. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Boston Marathon: History by the Mile with Paul Clerici
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come meet local author Paul C. Clerici as he discusses his popular book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.

Hear all the great stories about the very beginnings of the race in Ashland; the various start lines in Hopkinton; the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham; the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College; the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton; the different finish lines in Boston; and much, much more.

In his book, the award-winning writer takes readers through the colorful 26.2-mile journey - mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experiences and knowledge - he has run the Boston Marathon 23 times and has covered it for over 30 years now - Clerici brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every statue, moment, landmark, and portion of the course from its start in 1897 to its current incarnation. With forewords by Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and the first woman to complete the race - Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb - the book also features a wide range of vintage and race-day photos, some of which never before published.

 

About Paul Clerici: A freelance journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor, Paul delivers talks and lectures at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs; appears at expos, book signings, group meetings; appears on television (NECN, cable stations, etc.), radio (NPR, local and city stations, etc.), and media outlets including “The Boston Globe” and the “Cape Cod Times.” Race director of the “Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk” in Walpole, he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon - including two triathlons, 43 marathons, the Falmouth Road Race several times - and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale running awards.

He is also the author of A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod and History of the Greater Boston Track Club.

Books will be available to purchase and be signed by the author.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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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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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: Repertoire: All the Recipes you Need by Jessica Battilana

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 10, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Red Sea Security

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Typical American

As the immigrant Chang family begins to dream the American dream of self-invention, they move poignantly and ironically from people who disparage all that is "typical American" to people who might be seen as typically American themselves.  Gish Jen creates here a superbly engrossing story that resonates with wit and wisdom even as it challenges the reader to reconsider what a typical American might be today.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Metrowest Writers Guild Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 12, 2020
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CLOSED - Easter
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday April 13, 2020
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Winter/Spring 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, January 28 through April 13 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 30) and will be faciliated by Wayland parent volunteers.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Office Hours with Senator Becca Rausch
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Senator Becca Rausch will host in-district office hours from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

From Senator Rausch's website: Office hours are two hours long, with the first 90 minutes reserved for 15-minute appointments; constituents may reserve a slot in advance at beccarauschma.com/office-hours. Constituents without a reserved slot are encouraged to come for the final half hour, reserved for shorter walk-in meetings, held on a first-come, first-served basis. Senator Rausch will continue to host monthly office hours, rotating through the three regions of the district. Residents from any part of the district are welcome to attend. 

CONTACT:  Alana Westwater  617-722-1555  alana.westwater@masenate.gov
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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 April 15, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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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
Friday April 17, 2020
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 19, 2020
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Annual Poetry Group Reading Day
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Wayland Poetry Group's annual spring reading day will be 2:30pm-4:45pm. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball    jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday April 20, 2020
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CLOSED - Patriots' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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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 April 22, 2020
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday April 23, 2020
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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 April 24, 2020
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday April 26, 2020
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Sunday Sips & Sounds: Jay Michaels - Harp & Viola da Gamba
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy a free concert in the Rotunda, and a free cup of coffee or tea during our monthly Sunday Sips & Sounds concert series, January through May.

Jay Michaels is a talented and well-respected performer of the harp and other plucked and bowed instruments including the wire-strung harp, Celtic folk harp, baroque guitar,  classical guitar, viola da gamba, rebec, and the mountain dulcimer. Specializing in tunes from the medieval, renaissance and baroque eras, as well as Celtic music, Jay has also arranged modern compositions for the harp by artists including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Sting. 

Sunday Sips & Sounds is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday April 27, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Pet First Aid 101 with Dr. Deirdre Ley
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Estate Planning with Harry Margolis
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

If you’re over 55, you probably know you need an estate plan. What you might not know is how to create one. Questions about cost, confusion about options, and difficulty talking about subjects like disability and death can make the process of preparing for the future seem overwhelming. That’s probably why most people put it off—even though the results of doing nothing can sometimes be devastating.

What you need is a guide that explains the process clearly and comprehensively, in terms you can understand and actually use. Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers Guide to Estate Planning tells you everything you ever wanted (or perhaps never wanted) about estate planning.

Written by elder law and estate planning expert Attorney Harry S. Margolis, Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers Guide to Estate Planning takes you through the estate planning process step by step. Whether you’re currently creating a plan, getting ready to start, or looking for an explanation of documents you’ve already signed, this book will provide the information you need, including:

  • Answers to the most common estate planning questions
  • Common estate planning terms, demystified
  • The Five (or Six or Seven) Essential Documents everyone over 55 needs (and how to fill them out)
  • An overview of more complex estate planning scenarios
  • Help deciding when it’s time to consult an attorney
  • And more...

Featuring practical advice and easy-to-follow examples gleaned from the author’s 30-plus years of experience in elder law and estate planning, Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers Guide to Estate Planning will help you take control, make a plan, and ensure your family—and yourself—a secure and comfortable future.

 

 

Harry S. Margolis has been representing seniors, individuals with special needs and their families since he started ElderLawServices, the predecessor of Margolis & Bloom, in June 1987. Since then, he and the firm as a whole have helped thousands of clients pay for long-term care, grapple with the incapacity of a family member, and plan for safe and productive futures for their children and grandchildren.

Harry served as editor of The ElderLaw Report, a monthly newsletter for attorneys for three decades. His leadership in the field has been recognized by his peers in his selection as a Fellow of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” since 2005 and in different years recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in New England.  In 2015, Best Lawyers named him Best Lawyer in America in the practice of Elder Law and Trust and Estates., and he is the only elder law attorney to receive these honors.

But Mr. Margolis’ passion is explaining complex legal issues to consumers, to clients in his practice, to Massachusetts consumers through the information on this website and its blog, and nationally on two websites he founded: www.elderlawanswers.com and www.specialneedsanswers.com. Most recently he began answering consumer questions online at www.askharry.info. He strongly believes that the best legal solutions are achieved through the partnership of well-informed clients and attorneys who combine great technical expertise, experience and an ability to listen.

In 2012, Mr. Margolis ran (unsuccessfully) for Governor’s Council. He has served as an elected town meeting member in Brookline and on the town’s bicycle advisory committee. When not working, Mr. Margolis resides in Brookline with his wife, college age twins (when they're home) and dog of uncertain breed. He loves biking and traveling, both in the US and abroad. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 30, 2020
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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
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Literacy Fair
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Families with preschool children are invited to our first ever Literacy Fair!  A great time to learn about Wayland's preschools!

Musician Jeannie Mack will give a concert starting at 11 a.m.

Children can challenge themselves with brainbuildng activities at tables staffed by teachers from several local preschools.  At the end of the event, one of our children's librarians will give a storytime.

There will be facepainting, refreshments, and a visit from Curious George!

 

Sunday May 3, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday May 4, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Great Presenters: Conrad Gees - Cuba - More than Classic American Cars & 1950s Nostalgia
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

There is truth in the statement, “Havana is a city frozen in time 60+ years ago,” but it is a characterization which can lead one to a false sense of sentimentality or condescension. Havana today is the outgrowth of the 1959 Revolution, the US Embargo, the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which forced the inhabitants of this city, just 90 miles off the US coast, to develop in ways they can speak of with great pride, and in ways which leave them longing for more. I have concentrated on the sections of Havana known as “Habana Vieja” and “Centro Habana,” now United Nations World Heritage sites being renovated and brought back to life and
decided to document not only the buildings, but the people living in these sections of the city and their resilience and ingenuity.

Conrad Gees is a retired Wayland School Teacher who now has the time to pursue his love of photographing the world around him. His photography is aimed at trying to record what Henri Cartier Bresson described as “the decisive moment” - moments when “swift chance, disarray, wonder and experiment” lead to an image which speaks to more than the subject at hand, much as a poem can convey meaning far beyond a literal interpretation. He looks forward to viewers seeing this in his photographs - many of which are on display here on the Raytheon Room walls.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 7, 2020
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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
Friday May 8, 2020
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for 13-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982.  But the 13 chapters create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy.  Pointed, funny, profound, left field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is a glorious novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday May 10, 2020
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Sunday Sips & Sounds: Julian Loida on Vibraphone
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy a free concert in the Rotunda, and a free cup of coffee or tea during our monthly Sunday Sips & Sounds concert series, January through May.

Called a “thought provoker” by Boston Voyager, Julian Loida is a Boston-based percussionist, composer, and producer. Loida’s musical curiosity and open-mindedness has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres, and artistic endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of Loida’s synesthesia. Music is a full- body experience for him, with sounds often invoking involuntary sensations of color, texture, or even taste.

Loida often writes and arranges for his projects and ensembles (the Cuban/Brazilian band INA~, jazz quintet Mojuba´, chamber-folk band Night Tree), and his music has been featured in film. His interdisciplinary projects aim at breaking down artistic barriers. The evening-length solo-project Recital of Dedications incorporates speech, visual media, and music into a series of dedications to individuals, historical moments, and more. In 2018, he released the album Bach LIVE!, featuring J.S. Bach’s music arranged for percussion. Loida’s upcoming 2019 release, Wallflower, marks his solo-album debut, and also provides the clearest distillation of his voice as a composer to date.

Loida has toured internationally as a featured artist at Korro¨, Sweden’s largest folk music festival, and played some of the most prestigious music festivals in the U.S. such as Spoleto, New World Festival, the Exit Zero jazz festival, Caramoor American Roots Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. He has performed with groups such as Alarm Will Sound, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

As an educator, Loida shares his scores and deep rhythmic knowledge with students of all ages. In 2017, he received his Master’s Degree in Classical Percussion from New England Conservatory. More information can be found at http://www.julianloida.com/.

Sunday Sips & Sounds is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday May 11, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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 May 13, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence."  Her personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Derrida and Deconstruction - or why 'fake news' will never simply go away
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The program seeks to introduce the community to the work of Jacques Derrida and to what has come to be called 'deconstruction' through the prism of the ongoing debate concerning 'fake news,' specifically as it pertains to political discourse.

We will attempt to demonstrate why this problem is not susceptible to technological, pedagogical or psychological explanations or solutions. 'Fake news' is, in short, here to stay - even if this in no way leaves us powerless to combat it. We will consider how Derrida's work opens ways for contesting fake news and its implications for our own political moment.

The program will assume no familiarity with Derrida's work or the tradition from which it arises. It will instead start with every day questions and attempt to show how serious contemplation of these questions inevitably leads to an engagement with questions very much at stake in Derrida's work specifically, and 'deconstruction' in general.

Ethan Wells, a one time student of Jacques Derrida, was most recently a Ph.D student in French literature at Boston College. He is interested in making Derrida's work and its relevance to our own moment as accessible as possible to a wider audience.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 14, 2020
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday May 15, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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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 meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday May 17, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop  70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday May 18, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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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 winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and 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

 
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Archaeology of the Metrowest
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

A talk by Tonya Largy

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 21, 2020
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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 25, 2020
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CLOSED - Memorial Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM