Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Brain Building Storytime
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Drop-in Craft: Making Welcome Cards
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children are invited to make welcome cards and pictures for refugee children arriving in Massachusetts.  

We will deliver the cards and pictures to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, an organization that helps

refugee families in the Boston area. For children ages 4 and up, with caregiver.

This event ties in with the 2019 Wayland Reads focus on refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

March's book is The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier.

We will also choose the book for next month.

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Metrowest Commission on the Status of Women
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy Ashton  508-878-6176  
Friday March 22, 2019
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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 it the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.

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

Sunday March 24, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jane Sciacca:  Early Wayland Women Abolitionists

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
Monday March 25, 2019
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 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 mornings, 9:30pm - 12:30pm, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25. 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 every Monday, January 28 through April 8, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

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

For girls in grades 3-5. Girls who were in the fall session are welcome to register for the Winter/Spring club and new girls are welcome to join.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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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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Room is Booked
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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'Look for the Helpers:' Services for Refugees in the Boston Area
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

What challenges do refugees and torture survivors face as they rebuild their lives after torture and trauma?

Panelists Robbie Adams of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights and Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England will discuss the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston. Learn how refugee resettlement works and how the process has evolved, as well as how residents can contribute to creating welcoming and inclusive communities.

Since 1998, the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights (BCRHHR) has been responding to the needs of refugees and torture survivors in the Greater Boston area. Situated within Boston Medical Center, BCRHHR embraces BMC's mission to provide exceptional care without exception and honors the importance of community as a vehicle of healing and recovery. Utilizing an innovative, holistic approach BCRHHR works with survivors of torture and refugee communities from around the world to provide vital care for a healthy body, mind, and soul.

For 100 years, the International Institute of New England has been creating opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed in the United States through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. Between the organization's three sites, including Boston and Lowell, MA, and Manchester, NH, IINE serves approximately 2,000 newcomers each year. In the past decade, IINE has resettled nearly 10,000 refugees from countries worldwide.

“My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers

About the panelists: 

Robbie Adams is the Project Coordinator at the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights.  She manages volunteer inquires and applications, coordinates events and fundraising activities for the Center and provides general support for all of the BCRHHR’s programs.  Robbie earned a BA in Social Thought & Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She has studied issues affecting internally displaced persons in Bosnia & Herzegovina and in Southeast Asia as well as volunteering in refugee camps in Greece. 

Cheryl Hamilton has devoted her career to advancing refugee protection, immigrant integration and storytelling. She currently serves as Director of Special Projects at the International Institute of New England (IINE). She is also the creator and curator of the popular 'Suitcase Stories' series, a program at IINE that honors refugees and immigrants. Previously, she served as Associate Director for External Relations at RefugePoint, National Coordinator for RefugeeWorks, and Director of the New Migration Project at the Center for Preventing Hate. Hamilton also currently directs Massmouth, a Boston-based non-profit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. A relentless storyteller, Cheryl routinely appears in storytelling productions throughout New England.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Wayland Reads Discussion with Daryl Mark
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Wayland Resident and retired librarian Daryl Mark to discuss Live from Cairo at the library. 

About Daryl:

Following years of working in bookstores, Daryl worked as a children’s librarian and then was the Coordinator of Children’s Services of the Cambridge Public Library (retiring in 2012). She coordinated StoryStream Cambridge, a citywide storytelling initiative. From 2012-2014 she was an adjunct professor of children’s literature at Boston University. Daryl is a member of the Wayland Library Planning Committee.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 
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Let's Build: Tallest Paper Tower
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chan and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build the tallest tower you can out of paper.

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

Contact person: Pam McCuen

 
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The Trials of Spring with Hend Nafea
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

View The Trials of Spring (76 min) and hear from Hend Nafea, one of the women featured in the film. 

The promise of change spread like wildfire across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 as men and women stood shoulder to shoulder chanting a simple yet galvanizing slogan: “bread, freedom and social justice for all.” Decades-old repressive regimes fell amid a swell of unity and optimism in the region.

But almost immediately following the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, women became targets of sexual and physical violence at public protests. The Trials of Spring follows the ensuing fight undertaken by three Egyptian women -- Hend Nafea, Khadiga Hennawi, and Mariam Kirollos -- to ensure that the goals of the Arab Spring include everyone. They are willing to risk everything in pursuit of their vision.

At the center of the film is the story of Hend Nafea. From a college activist to a central protest figure sexually assaulted by the military, she is determined to seek justice in the courts. Despite criticisms from her conservative family and a meandering bureaucracy, she remains resolute in her vision of freedom: “nation without torture is a dream that can come true” she says.

The Trials of Spring offers razor-sharp insight into the disturbing and troubled story of Egypt after the Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it, and the bold women fighting for justice and freedom despite every effort to silence them.

Hend Nafea is an Egyptian human rights advocate. She is also a former fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. Hend is also the founder and former executive director of the U.S.-based NGO Human Rights Port, an organization working to provide support and protection for human rights defenders and civil society activists in Egypt. She is also the co-founder of Watan Bila Ta’azib (‘A Nation Without Torture’), a campaign that seeks to bring an end to torture in Egypt. As a journalist, she reported on the anti-government demonstrations carried out by laborers and other social groups not covered by mainstream media. She also wrote about the political prisoners and human rights violations in Egypt. For her participation in the 2011 uprisings against former president Hosni Mubarak, she was arrested, tortured, and later sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison. She has been profiled in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and in the 2015 documentary feature film The Trials of Spring. Hend received the Civil Society Leadership Award from Open Society Foundation in 2017 and she is currently a graduate student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University doing a dual degree in Conflict Resolution & Coexistence and Sustainable International Development.

 
 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of our Genealogy Workshop. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings and discuss their research triumphs and tribulations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels of researchers are welcome! Learn what you can and cannot find online, what to do when you hit a brick wall, and how to document and to prove what you find!
 
Registration is required. 
 
Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group at the Wayland Council on Aging. Suzanne will be assisted by Wayland resident Marcia Hartley, an active amateur genealogist and history enthusiast.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday March 29, 2019
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Friends of the Wayland Library
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Kim Steere    kimsteere@ymail.com
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Intelligent Aging for Senior Softball Players
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

~Senior softball players have about a 40% chance of playing senior softball into their 70s and a 10% chance of playing into their 80s. This workshop will discuss the actions you can take to improve those odds and to minimize the chance of injury. There is plenty of time for discussion and audience feedback on how they apply general principles of intelligent aging more directly to the context of senior softball.

CONTACT:  Walker Royce  978-263-6633  walker.royce@gmail.com
Sunday March 31, 2019
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Annual Poetry Reading
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Geiser    
Monday April 1, 2019
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

MAKE-UP CLASS FOR SNOW CANCELLATION ON 3/4/19

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 mornings, 9:30pm - 12:30pm, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25. 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 every Monday, January 28 through April 8, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

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

For girls in grades 3-5. Girls who were in the fall session are welcome to register for the Winter/Spring club and new girls are welcome to join.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Design and build a city park.

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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City of Flickering Light Book Launch! with Juliette Fay
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come celebrate Wayland Author Juliette Fay's latest novel in the Rotunda!

It’s July 1921, “flickers” are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry.

At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other place on earth—iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating—and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesn’t come easy, and nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life.

With her “trademark wit and grace” (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters), Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.

Juliette Fay is the author of USA Today bestseller THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS, chosen as the Costco Pennie's Book Club Pick, January 2017. Her previous novels include THE SHORTEST WAY HOME, one of Library Journal's Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women's Fiction; DEEP DOWN TRUE, short-listed for the Women's Fiction award by the American Library Association; and SHELTER ME, a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award "Must-Read Book" and an Indie Next pick. Her upcoming novel, CITY OF FLICKERING LIGHT, will be available in April 2019.

Juliette received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree from Harvard University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. When she's not trying to keep track of her kids or daydreaming about her next story, Juliette can be reached on her website, www.juliettefay.com; on Facebook at Juliette Fay, author; on Instagram at juliette_fay; and on Twitter @juliettefay.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
Thursday April 4, 2019
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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 April 5, 2019
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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
Saturday April 6, 2019
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Children's Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Young musicians from Wayland School of Music will perform short group and solo pieces.

Child-friendly performance, all ages welcome!

Sunday April 7, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
 
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Wayland Reads: Ian Bassingthwaighte, Live from Cairo
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ian Bassingthwaighte, author of this year's Wayland Reads novel, Live from Cairo, will read and discuss his book in the Library Rotunda.

Ian Bassingthwaighte is a 2009 Fulbright Grantee in Egypt, where he worked in a legal aid office that served refugees from Iraq, Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. He has been honored with Hopwood Awards for both novel writing and short fiction. He was also named as a finalist for the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative.

Ian Bassingthwaighte’s fiction, non-fiction, and photography have appeared in Esquire, National Geographic, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun, The Southern Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and more. His stories were included on the “Distinguished Stories” list in the Best American Short Stories 2015 and the “Notable Nonrequired Reading” list in the Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015.

 Live from Cairo is his first novel.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
Monday April 8, 2019
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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 every Monday, January 28 through April 8, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers.

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

For girls in grades 3-5. Girls who were in the fall session are welcome to register for the Winter/Spring club and new girls are welcome to join.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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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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Google Drive Basics Workshop
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the basic features of Google's online storage and document services. Please come witha  laptop or we can supply one for you. Class is limited to 5 students. Please sign up online or by calling the library.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters - Joan Blair: From the Streets to Galleries - Japanese Woodblock Prints at the MFA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Room is Booked
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah 

A timely novel of women’s resistance & determination. By setting her book in a future Middle East/South Asia, Shah has given us a welcome addition to the feminist dystopian thriller, expanding the genre beyond a white-centric gaze.

 

                                                                

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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Unseen Treasures of the Northern Cloud Forest of Peru
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cajamarca, November 1532: Francisco Pizarro and 164 men managed to capture Atahualpa the last ruler of the Tawantinsuyu. Pizarro’s local allies were counted in thousands, among them a group of warriors that stood out for their fierce and bellicose battle strategies: the Chachapoya. These ancient warriors thrived far from Machu Picchu until the Inca conquered them. Before they were subjugated, they hid their mummified ancestors in painted coffins and mausoleums in the steepest cliffs of the forest. They wove precious textiles, built spectacular rock citadels and carved stones with elaborate designs. Only in the last 50 years, a small group of archaeologists and professional explorers have begun to reveal the stunning treasures of the Chachapoya. We invite you The Raytheon Room March 20th, 2019, at 7pm to discover some of these unseen treasures when Daniel Fernandez-Davila, Peruvian archaeologist, brings alive the warriors of the northern cloud forest of Peru.

Daniel Fernandez-Davila is an active archaeologist (BA Archaeology and Diploma of Anthropological Studies from Catholic University, Peru; MA in Archaeology and Ancient Heritage from University of Leicester, England) who has conducted excavations and mapping projects in the Andes and continues doing independent research in the north cloud forest of Peru. Daniel has served as an historical advisor for the BBC and Discovery Channel in the production of Ancient Civilization documentaries and has 25 years of experience teaching World History, Latin America, Archaeology and World Geography. He has been teaching Social Studies at Wayland Middle School since 2005.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of our Genealogy Workshop. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings and discuss their research triumphs and tribulations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels of researchers are welcome! Learn what you can and cannot find online, what to do when you hit a brick wall, and how to document and to prove what you find!
 
Registration is required. 
 
Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group at the Wayland Council on Aging. Suzanne will be assisted by Wayland resident Marcia Hartley, an active amateur genealogist and history enthusiast.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 12, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Istanbul Passage

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

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

Sunday April 14, 2019
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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday April 15, 2019
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CLOSED - PATRIOTS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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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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Creature Teachers: Nature in Our Backyard
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Educator Richard Roth from Creature Teachers will teach children about the animals that live in New England.  He will bring several live animals to his program, possibly including an opossum, a woodchuck, a porcupine, and a snapping turtle.

For ages 3 and up, with caregiver.

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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Ask the Ornithologist with Brian Harris
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 18, 2019
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Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lindsay and her larger than life puppets will perform several short plays

that will delight children and the young at heart.

For ages 3 and up.

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 19, 2019
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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
Saturday April 20, 2019
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

For ages 2 and up, with caregiver.

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

 
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Craft a Pair of Earrings! with Norma Radoff
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Sunday April 21, 2019
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CLOSED - EASTER
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Let's Build: Strongest Catapult
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge, such as a straw tower, toothpick bridge, or lego boat. At the beginning of each session we will brainstorm some design ideas as a big group and then split up into smaller groups to build. You're welcome to come to all sessions or stop by for one or two. Let's Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chan and Julia Treese.

This month's Let's Build Challenge is to build the strongest catapult.

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

Contact person: Pam McCuen

 
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Barbara Berenson - Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Women's Suffrage Movement
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, tells the story of the national suffrage movement and gives this state’s suffragists the attention they deserve. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women's movement. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition.

Barbara Berenson is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018), Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (2014), and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (2011, 2d ed. 2014).  She is the co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012). Barbara earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She works as a Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is on the boards of Boston By Foot and the Royall House & Slave Quarters.

This event is sponsored by the Harvard Club in Concord. All are welcome.

CONTACT:  Robin Tapper  508-358-0076  rtappers@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Storytime with Corbyn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children will listen to dog stories and have a

special canine visitor!

Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and his owner

Helen will join us. 

For ages 3 and up

 
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Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of our Genealogy Workshop. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings and discuss their research triumphs and tribulations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels of researchers are welcome! Learn what you can and cannot find online, what to do when you hit a brick wall, and how to document and to prove what you find!
 
Registration is required. 
 
Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group at the Wayland Council on Aging. Suzanne will be assisted by Wayland resident Marcia Hartley, an active amateur genealogist and history enthusiast.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Learn about Pollinators & Make a Mason Bee Hotel
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insects pollinate by accident, but for us humans pollination is absolutely essential: one third of all plant species that become our food require pollination, accounting for over half of our food supply by volume. Wayland resident Kaat Vander Straeten will teach us about pollination from the point of view of the insects, the flowers, the farmer and the 100% of our population that gets to eat!
 
 
 
Keep your hands busy while you learn by constructing a Mason Bee Hotel. Mason bees are solitary bees, unlike the honey bee who builds a hive. Female Mason bees build their own nests, gather their own food, and lay their own eggs. With all this work to do, Mason bees are far too busy to be aggressive towards people. 
 
 
 
Kaat Vander Straeten is a Wayland beekeeper, bee-educator and activist, and the founder of BEEleive, the MetroWest beekeepers group. 

(Rescheduled from September)

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday April 26, 2019
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TED Walks! A TED Discussion and (Optional) Walking Group
10:00 AM - 11:15 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 10:45. 

 

 

 

In April, we'll view Yuval Noah Harari's talk: "Why humans run the world."

Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.

In his book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century -- from overcoming death to creating artificial life. He maps the future and asks fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? How will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? The book has sold four million copies since its publication in 2016.

Harari's previous book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, explores what made homo sapiens the most successful species on the planet. His answer: We are the only animal that can believe in things that exist purely in our imagination, such as gods, states, money, human rights, corporations and other fictions, and we have developed a unique ability to use these stories to unify and organize groups and ensure cooperation. Sapiens has sold eight million copies and been translated into more than 50 languages. Bill GatesMark Zuckerberg and President Barack Obama have recommended it as a must-read.

Harari's latest book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, takes the pulse of our current global climate, focusing on the biggest questions of the present moment: What is really happening right now? What are today’s greatest challenges and choices? What should we pay attention to? 

Harari lectures as a Professor of history at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he specializes in world history, medieval history and military history.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Teddy Bear Picnic
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for stories, snacks, and fun at a donation event and teddy bear story time.

This event is hosted by the Wayland Children and Parent Association and is being held to support the nonprofit organization Project Smile.

Your child can bring one stuffed animal in excellent condition to donate to Project Smile at the teddy bear story time.

 

Can't make it or have more to donate? There will be a bin in the Wayland Library hallway, next to the Raytheon room, the full month of April.  

Please contact us at outreach@waylandwcpa.org if you have any questions.

Sunday April 28, 2019
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Wayland Historical Society
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Molly Faulkner:  Poor Farms:  Wayland

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner    farringtonfamily1@verizon.net
Monday April 29, 2019
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Annual Town Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday May 2, 2019
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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 May 3, 2019
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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. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Saturday May 4, 2019
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Room is Booked
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

Sunday May 5, 2019
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Friends Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday May 6, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Let’s Not Allow Stress To Make Us Sick: An Approach Using Traditional Chinese Medicine with Saharnaz
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Learn how acupuncture can help keep us healthy as a preventive measure as well as help us regain our health when disease has just started. Understand how acupuncture can compliment western medicine. Chinese Medicine practitioner Saharnaz Rezania will discuss the root of over 90% of diseases from the Chinese medicine perspective and how to prevent them. 
 

 

 

 

 

Saharnaz Rezania is a licensed acupuncturist and graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, where she was the recipient of the Compassionate Healer Award, given to the graduating student who exemplifies the essence of compassionate healing, demonstrating the empathetic treatment of patients. She lives and practices in Wayland, Massachusetts. Prior to moving to the Greater Boston Area, Sahar lived in Ottawa, Canada where she started her study of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine.

Sahar was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She lived for a time in Yemen and Sri Lanka, where her father was posted as a Program Director with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, before moving to the United States to pursue her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After graduation, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she worked as an engineer and product developer at Ziba Design, Intel Corporation and Fiori Product Development.  

It was while raising her own family in Portland that Sahar discovered natural health, healing and Oriental Medicine. She is passionate about nutrition and healthy living, placing a lot of focus on keeping herself, husband and three children healthy through balanced nutrition and living. When Sahar is not treating patients or managing her family, she enjoys taking long nature walks, hitting the gym, swimming at Walden Pond, doing yoga and connecting with her friends. Find Sahar at her website: https://www.saharnaz-acupuncture.com/.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of our Genealogy Workshop. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings and discuss their research triumphs and tribulations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels of researchers are welcome! Learn what you can and cannot find online, what to do when you hit a brick wall, and how to document and to prove what you find!
 
Registration is required. 
 
Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group at the Wayland Council on Aging. Suzanne will be assisted by Wayland resident Marcia Hartley, an active amateur genealogist and history enthusiast.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: Extra Virgin

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday May 10, 2019
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TED Walks! A TED Discussion and (Optional) Walking Group
10:00 AM - 11:15 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 10:45. 
 
 
 
 
 
In May we'll watch Kelly McGonigal's "How to make stress your friend."
 
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
 
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities.

She is the author of several books, including the international bestseller “The Willpower Instinct” and her latest book “The Upside of Stress.” Her 2013 TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," is one of the Most Viewed TED talks of all time, with over 19 million views.

 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

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

Saturday May 11, 2019
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ELL Student Readings
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday May 16, 2019
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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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Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at the Library for Trivia, Pizza and Snacks!

We'll play 4 rounds of 5 questions each. Categories will vary and include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science and everything in between. Watch our Facebook page for clues!

Registration is required - sign up as a team of 2-6 people, or as an individual willing to be placed on a team!

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday May 17, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Sunday May 19, 2019
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Dueling Dragons: The Struggle for Ireland 1849-1875, with Margaret Harshaw Robie
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Marjorie Harshaw Robie’s DUELING DRAGONS recounts key years of tumultuous Irish history through three prominent citizens on the front lines.

Inspired by a collection of ancestral diaries that survived intact through famine, revolution, generations of owners, a transoceanic voyage, a bank renovation, and a mistaken mailing to the American heartland, Marjorie Harshaw Robie’s new book DUELING DRAGONS tells the story of 25 tumultuous years in the history of Ireland through the words and actions of three men who lived on the front lines of revolution. 

DUELING DRAGONS is the second in Robie’s two-volume history of early and mid-19th century Ireland.  Her first, DWELLING PLACE OF DRAGONS, was published in 2006.  The new volume spans 1849 to 1875 when famine and emigration decimated the Irish population, religious conflicts divided Protestants and Catholics, and friendships and families were torn apart.

Robie’s unique perspective comes from familial diaries she found after an epic search, and through other first-hand accounts from newspapers and personal letters of the time. She incorporates the lives of three remarkable, interconnected men who struggled through much of the 19th century in a rapidly changing Ireland, and whose stories were told by their own hand, or the news of the day.

ABOUT MARJORIE HARSHAW ROBIE

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Marjorie Harshaw was born in Minneapolis to a family with Irish roots.  She attended Tufts University in Massachusetts, where she received a degree in English.  After graduation she married Eugene Robie and spent time in Virginia and West Virginia before moving to the historic town of Ipswich, Mass., where the couple raised children and Robie was a school teacher.  Robie’s interest in history led to years of service on the Ipswich Historical Commission, and a personal journey of genealogy that caught fire with the discovery of her ancestor’s diaries. The diaries formed the structure of two fascinating historical volumes, Dwelling Place of Dragons (2008) and the new Dueling Dragons (2018). Robie has discussed Irish history on national television in the U.S. and Ireland. She wrote the entry for James Harshaw in The Dictionary of Irish Biography, and had a weekly column on Irish history for the Newry Democrat in Northern Ireland.  She is a sought-after speaker on Irish history, ancestral research, and the eternal clash of politics and religion.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Thursday May 23, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Genealogy Workshop: Lessons from the Field
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of our Genealogy Workshop. Experienced and amateur genealogists will share their own family tree findings and discuss their research triumphs and tribulations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the collective lessons learned. All levels of researchers are welcome! Learn what you can and cannot find online, what to do when you hit a brick wall, and how to document and to prove what you find!
 
Registration is required. 
 
Workshop coordinator Suzanne Richardson has been an active genealogist for 40 years. She has taught genealogy classes and is a member of several genealogy organizations. Suzanne also facilitates WAY-GEN, a genealogy interest group at the Wayland Council on Aging. Suzanne will be assisted by Wayland resident Marcia Hartley, an active amateur genealogist and history enthusiast.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday May 24, 2019
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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. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday May 27, 2019
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CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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A History of the Mass Central Railroad
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

with Joel Angiolillo

Learn the history of the Mass Central Railroad, now the Mass Central Rail Trail. Learn how the Mass Central changed (and didn't change) Wayland and Weston from 1871 to 1971.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday June 2, 2019
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Girl Scouts
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maureen Barnowski    maureen.barnowski@gmail.com
Monday June 3, 2019
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday June 6, 2019
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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 June 7, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Saturday June 8, 2019
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The Art of Ebru: Water Marbling with Dilber Er
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Joy of Cooking

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Friday June 14, 2019
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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. 
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Manhattan Beach

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

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 21, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Multimedia & Participatory Celebration
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories, songs, and guided music-making, master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading a multimedia, participatory, and fun-filled 50th anniversary celebration of the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music and Art Festival.      

 

 

About Craig Harris: Master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a Friday night show on WAMU/NPR’s Bluegrass Country Radio, Craig Harris' latest book, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music, published in 2018. He previously authored The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), along with countless reviews and articles for newspapers, magazines and websites. Harris passion for music, though, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's accompanied Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band), among many others. He continues to play with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans) and a world-groove trio (the Gaea Star Band), with whom he’s co-hosted the syndicated Gaea Crystal Radio Hour since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009. He's also presented multimedia and participatory programs, Heartbeat: A Native American Musical Experience and Unraveling America's Musical Roots, in MA, CT, RI, NH, NY, NJ, PA, and FL.  

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 28, 2019
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TED Walks! A TED Discussion and (Optional) Walking Group
10:00 AM - 11:15 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. 
CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday July 4, 2019
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CLOSED - JULY 4TH
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook: The Nourished Kitchen

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan    shogan@minlib.net
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday August 31, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday September 1, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday September 2, 2019
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CLOSED - LABOR DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 7, 2019
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Pre-NaNoWriMo Write-In
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 19, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 20, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Saturday September 28, 2019
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Korean Culture Celebration: Film and Food
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join members of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) to learn about Korean history and culture and enjoy a free traditional Korean meal.

Advance registration is required. 

Through two short films and a presentation, attendees will learn about the 15th century King Sejong the Great who initiated numerous cultural achievements and scientific inventions to improve the welfare of his people, and get an overview of modern South Korea, the 6th largest export country in the world.

After the presentation, a traditional Korean meal will be served in Bangjja Bronzeware, an ancient form of Korean tableware. 

About the KSCPP:

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non -profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. As a show of appreciation for the United State’s support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, KSCPP has held over 1,700 presentations about the history and culture of Korea throughout the country. Internationally, we have hosted complimentary presentations over 12,000 times. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Everything is Beautiful with Author Mira T. Lee
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Author talk

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 18, 2019
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Great Decisions: A Foreign Policy Discussion Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Topic: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 29, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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