Friday April 16, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Browse by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
Monday April 19, 2021
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CLOSED - Patriots' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata, a missing manuscript by a 1920s science-fiction writer brings several lives together in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.  Contact btuttle@minlib.net for the Zoom link. 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle    btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Browse by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for a live online storytime.

The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page.

Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

LOCATION: Facebook LIVE
 
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Kids Cooking Green: Seeded Chocolate Bark
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join us in the kitchen to make a recipe that is good for you. Who doesn't like Chocolate and Fruit?

Combine fruit with chocolate and seeds & you have a delicious treat! We will learn about seeds and make a virtual visit to a local farm.

Participants will be sent a recipe with a list of ingredients and recommended kitchen utensils in advance of the workshop.

This workshop is led by Kids Cooking Green. For kids ages 3-6 with an adult.

 

This event is funded in part through The Mind in the Making Grant, federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Browse by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Celebrate Earth Day!: Story/craft with Ms. Elise on Zoom
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

 

Celebrate Earth Day! Ms. Elise will read stories about taking care of our Earth

and will also lead children in a craft.

Please register here for the zoom link and to schedule a time to pick up the craft kit.

For ages 4 and up.
 

There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday April 22, 2021
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Browse by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Storytime on Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities through zoom. 

This interactive storytimes encourages language development, socialization and fun.

Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal, craft project, or special object for show and tell.

Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Please register here if you would like to join our Zoom storytime. Registration closes on 12//17 at 9:30 am.

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

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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World of Reptiles with Joy Marzolf
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 

What is the difference between a lizard and a snake and a crocodile and an alligator?

Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy?

Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and meet some reptile special guests.

Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature will lead this program. Please register here for the zoom link.

For ages 3 and up.

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Browse by Appointment
4:15 PM - 7:45 PM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)   Children ten years and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and must stay with the adult at all times. 

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment
4:15 PM - 7:45 PM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)   Children ten years and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and must stay with the adult at all times. 

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Here and Now and Then

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Stranded for eighteen years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.

CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Race, Monuments and Memory: A Panel Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Confronting injustice? Or tearing down history?

The Boston Arts Commission recently removed The Emancipation Memorial from Park Square after intense pressure from the public. In Richmond, VA, the statue of Robert E. Lee has become a rallying point for Black Lives Matter protests and a canvas on which to memorialize George Floyd.

What does it mean to remove historical monuments? How did they get there in the first place? Is there an argument for preserving them? What did they symbolize to the people who erected them? What do they mean to us today? What parts of our history are not represented in our public monuments? How can we work to make this space more inclusive? Join us for a panel discussion addressing these questions and more.

Presented by the Wayland Free Public Library and First Parish in Wayland.

Register to receive the Zoom link via email: tinyurl.com/monumentsandmemory

Featuring: 

Stacen Goldman - Curator, Framingham History Center and blogger at The Thoughtful Museum

 

Ángel David Nieves - Professor of Africana Studies, History, and Digital Humanities; Director of Public Humanities, Northeastern University

 

Shawn Quigley - Ranger, National Park Service, Boston African American National Historic Site

 

Kabria Baumgartner - Professor of English and American Studies, and core faculty in Women’s Studies, University of New Hampshire

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday April 23, 2021
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Browse by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There are 5 available slots per appointment time.  Patrons do not have access to the stacks, public computers or the Children's Room with this appointment.

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Time by Appointment: Seniors and At-Risk Only
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

There is 1 available slot per appointment time.  Computer use only--patrons do not have access to the library collection with this appointment. 

Please wait for someone to let you in.  Appointments are 30 minutes long

Patrons enter through the parking lot door and exit through the front door (Concord Rd.).  Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Upon entering, patrons must sanitize their hands and fill out a contact tracing form.  (This information will not be shared, and will be destroyed after at least four weeks.)  

The restrooms are not available except in an emergency.

There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for a live online storytime.

The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page.

Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

LOCATION: Facebook LIVE
 
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Social Justice Storytime
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Ms. Carly for a storytime that centers social justice issues! This family friendly storytime will feature books, songs, and flannel boards that offer children and caregivers tools for meaningfully engaging with topics like anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This Social Justice Storytime is especially appropriate for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.

This storytime will take place online over Zoom. Please register here to receive the Zoom info. Registration for this program closes at 3:00pm on the day of the program. 

Questions? Email Carly Moniz at cmoniz@minlib.net

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Social Justice Book Group for Teens
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will be talking about The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson.

For 8th graders and up. Please register here for the zoom link.

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

 

There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Diverse Abilities: Storytime with Ms. Elise on Zoom
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read stories about people with diverse abilities in this storytime on zoom

Please register here for the zoom link.

For ages 4 and up.
 

There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Club: Session Three

We continue our compaign.

The DM is Wayland High School Freshman Davis Gruber. Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen will be hosting the event on zoom.

 For ages 13 and up. If you are interested in joining for future campaigns or learning more about this program, please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net. 

 

 

Thursday April 29, 2021
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Storytime on Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities through zoom. 

This interactive storytimes encourages language development, socialization and fun.

Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal, craft project, or special object for show and tell.

Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Please register here if you would like to join our Zoom storytime. Registration closes on 12//17 at 9:30 am.

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

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Women in World Jazz
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join us for a Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment through Music, History and Culture!

Jazz and Blues - originated from the African American tradition-were a propelling force in the in the U.S. during the 1920s, providing females of all ages with an outlet for rebellion in a time when they were also fighting to win the right to vote. Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a concert featuring Women in World Jazz along with the all-girl Women in World Jazz Junior Performers to pay tribute to that hard-won battle.

Register to receive the Zoom event link herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscO-qqz8sH9LxQMj4trDyhu5aDhIX5O3F

Women in World Jazz presents an educational performance for the whole family featuring an international ensemble of all-female performers showcasing music from around the world. The concert features musical styles from Cuba’s cha cha to Cape Verde’s Coladeira as well as songs from Israel, Brazil and Japan, mixed in with jazz favorites. The ensemble's goal is to give the audience a taste of different cultures from around the globe through the expression of music and dance. Each performer has an extensive background in music education and performance in the New England area.

Presented by The Randall Library Friends Association, The Friends of the Wayland Public Library and The Friends of the Maynard Library.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Great Presenters: Peter Curran - (Un)Blocked: Breaking Barriers to Creativity
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

When creative block strikes, what can one do? How can one get un-blocked? Drawing on over fifteen years in the visual arts classroom, this presentation identifies a collection of strategies for scaffolding the creative process to achieve authentic and meaningful outcomes. During this active discussion, we will examine the notion of creativity, share our own stories, admire some recent artwork by our Wayland Middle School students, and perhaps make some drawings of our own! You will leave with a handful of new tools for your own creative toolkit, as well as a deeper appreciation for the creative power of our community's young artists. 

Pete Curran (he/him) has been teaching visual art since 2004, with nearly ten years at a preK-12 special education school in Lancaster, MA and, currently, at Wayland Middle School in Wayland, MA.

Pete studied art education at Syracuse University (BFA, 2002) and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MSAE, 2009). He has taught at all levels, and has worked with a variety of statewide and national arts organizations. Most recently, he served as the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Middle Level Division Director (2017-19), as a lead ambassador for the DESE's 2019 Arts Frameworks professional development series, and as a member of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion taskforce. 

Pete is a practicing artist, blending design, sculpture, video and photography. He lives in Wayland with his wife and two daughters. You can follow his work with the Wayland Middle School visual art program at www.wmsartlab.org or @wmsartlab.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 97 spaces available.
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Needlework/Handwork Group ONLINE
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses to join our group on Zoom - annbmoses@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack on ZOOM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

On Zoom! 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.

Please register here for the zoom link.  Questions? Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday May 10, 2021
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Chair Yoga Session with Nancy Wind
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Take a breath and reconnect your mind and body through this gentle yoga class. We'll be sitting on a chair and using it for support. Come breathe, move, be present and relieve some of your stress. Yoga is for everyone. Let’s try it tonight on a chair!

Nancy Wind is a Health Coach and 200 hour yoga instructor. Her interest in Ayurveda and living with the cycles of nature brings balance to her life and has become the prescription for her personal wellness. In 2015, Nancy founded PeaksandPoses Trail Yoga to combine her love for yoga and the outdoors.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Club: Session Four

We continue our compaign.

The DM is Wayland High School Freshman Davis Gruber. Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen will be hosting the event on zoom.

For ages 13 and up. If you are interested in joining for future campaigns or learning more about this program, please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net. 

 

 

Friday May 14, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I Give It to You : A Novel  I Give It to You by Valerie Martin

A timeless story of family, war, art, and betrayal set around an ancient, ancestral home in the Tuscan countryside from bestselling novelist Valerie Martin. When Jan, an American academic, rents an apartment in a Tuscan villa for the summer, she plans to spend her break writing a biography of Mussolini. Instead, she finds herself captivated by her hostess, the elegant, acerbic Beatrice. Beatrice's family ties to Villa Chiara and the land on which it stands extend back generations, although the family has fallen on hard times since WWII and the fate of the property is uncertain. But it is rich in stories, and Jan becomes intrigued by an account of Beatrice's uncle, who was mysteriously killed on the grounds at the conclusion of the war. Did he die at the hands of the invading Americans, or was he murdered by his countrymen for his political opinions? Beatrice, a student of American literature, proves to be a beguiling storyteller and a sharp critic; she and Jan keep in touch after that summer, and a fierce friendship forms. As the years go on, Jan finds she can't help but write Beatrice's story, a decision that opens up questions of ownership and loyalty and leads to a major betrayal. Thrumming with tension, informed by history, and exploring themes of duty, destiny, art, and friendship, I Give It to You is Valerie Martin at the top of her game.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore    amoore@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Schitt's Creek Trivia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all disgruntled pelicans to join us for a Schitt’s Creek Virtual Trivia Night!

Pour yourself a glass of Herb Ertlinger banana rosé as we meet over Zoom for several rounds of trivia about this beloved Canadian comedy show. Play on a team with your house-mates, gather your Jazzagals virtually, or play on your own if you’re "trying very hard not to connect with people right now". Teams should be capped at 6 players.   

Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring team so cease your pettifogging and register now!

CONTACT:  Carly Moniz  508-358-2311  cmoniz@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 50 spaces available.
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Town Meeting
9:00 AM

Continuing May 16-18 as needed.

LOCATION: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Sunday May 16, 2021
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Town Meeting
9:00 AM

Continuing May 16-18 as needed.

LOCATION: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Monday May 17, 2021
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Town Meeting
9:00 AM

Continuing May 16-18 as needed.

LOCATION: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Town Meeting
9:00 AM

Continuing May 16-18 as needed.

LOCATION: WAYLAND TOWN BUILDING
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Social Justice Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday. You are welcome to attend for some or all of our monthly sessions. Sign up to receive the ZOOM link via email. Ages 16+

Our May selection is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong:

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.

Binding these essays together is Hong’s theory of “minor feelings.” As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these “minor feelings” occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality—when you believe the lies you’re told about your own racial identity. Minor feelings are not small, they’re dissonant—and in their tension Hong finds the key to the questions that haunt her. 

With sly humor and a poet’s searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche—and of a writer’s search to both uncover and speak the truth.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour program covers: Typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Dungeons & Dragons Club for Teens
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Club: Session Five

We conclude our campaign.

The DM is Wayland High School Freshman Davis Gruber. Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen will be hosting the event on zoom.

For ages 13 and up. If you are interested in joining for future campaigns or learning more about this program, please contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net. 

 

 

Thursday May 27, 2021
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Virtual Play Reading: Arsenic & Old Lace
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday May 31, 2021
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CLOSED - Memorial Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Great Presenters: Rebecca Smoler - Let’s Talk about Race and Equity in the Suburbs
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

For many folks who live in affluent, predominantly White suburban communities like Wayland, we are often taught that it is taboo or offensive to discuss race. Even when wanting to engage in  this topic, one might avoid it for fear of saying the wrong thing or being labeled as racist. However, when we avoid these conversations, racial inequities persist within our community. In this interactive workshop, Rebecca will present strategies for engaging in conversations on race and racism as well as provide resources on antiracism efforts in Wayland and the metro-west area. 

Rebecca Smoler is a facilitator at Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS) and a public school curriculum coordinator. She is also the co-founder of Wayland Community for Social Justice. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 95 spaces available.
Wednesday June 2, 2021
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Needlework/Handwork Group ONLINE
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Email Ann Moses to join our group on Zoom - annbmoses@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 4, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday June 7, 2021
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Chair Yoga Session with Nancy Wind
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Take a breath and reconnect your mind and body through this gentle yoga class. We'll be sitting on a chair and using it for support. Come breathe, move, be present and relieve some of your stress. Yoga is for everyone. Let’s try it tonight on a chair!

Nancy Wind is a Health Coach and 200 hour yoga instructor. Her interest in Ayurveda and living with the cycles of nature brings balance to her life and has become the prescription for her personal wellness. In 2015, Nancy founded PeaksandPoses Trail Yoga to combine her love for yoga and the outdoors.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday June 11, 2021
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Glass of Blessings : A Novel  A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Barbara Pym's early novel takes us into 1950s England, as seen through the funny, engaging, yearning eyes of a restless housewife Wilmet Forsyth is bored. Bored with the everyday routine of her life. Bored with teatimes filled with local gossip. Bored with her husband, Rodney, a civil servant who dotes on her. But on her thirty-third birthday, Wilmet's conventional life takes a turn when she runs into the handsome brother of her close friend. Attractive and enigmatic, Piers Longridge is a mystery Wilmet is determined to solve. Rather than settling down, he lived in Portugal, then returned to England for a series of odd jobs. Driven by a fantasy of romance, the sheltered, naïve Englishwoman sets out to seduce Piers--only to discover that he isn't the man she thinks he is. As cozy as sharing a cup of tea with an old friend, A Glass of Blessings explores timeless themes of sex, marriage, religion, and friendship while exposing our flaws and foibles with wit, compassion, and a generous helping of love.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore    amoore@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 18, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday June 22, 2021
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Meet a Red Panda! Virtual Keeper Chat
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Join a zookeeper from the Buttonwood Park Zoo for a 20 minute encounter with a red panda.

Learn fun facts about red pandas and interview the keeper!

For ages 3 and up. Please register here for the zoom link.

Tuesday June 29, 2021
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Meet a Screech Owl! Virtual Keeper Chat
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Join a zookeeper from the Buttonwood Park Zoo for a 20 minute encounter with a screech owl.

Learn fun facts about screech owls and interview the keeper!

For ages 3 and up. Please register here for the zoom link.

Sunday July 4, 2021
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CLOSED - Independence Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday July 8, 2021
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Creepy Critters with Joy Marzolf
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

How do you move if you don’t have legs? Hiss without using your mouth? Eat by using a built-in straw? Learn about some of the strange and creepy critters from our wild and wacky world of animals. Don’t miss a visit with some live creepy creatures at the end!

Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature will lead this program. Please register here for the zoom link.

For ages 3 and up.

Thursday July 15, 2021
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Meet & Greet: Reptiles on zoom
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet and learn about snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises!

An animal educator from the Roger Williams zoo will introduce you to these amazing reptiles.

There will be opportunities for questions! For ages 3 and up.

Please register here for the zoom link.

There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Meet Clown Fish and other Sea Creatures! Virtual Keeper Chat
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Join a zookeeper from the Buttonwood Park Zoo for a 20 minute encounter with jellyfish, clown fish, puffer fish, and seahorses.

Learn fun facts about these sea creatures and interview the keeper!

For ages 3 and up. Please register here for the zoom link.

Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday September 2, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday September 4, 2021
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday September 5, 2021
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday September 6, 2021
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CLOSED - Labor Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday September 23, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 24, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Boston Marathon: History by the Mile with Paul Clerici
7:00 PM - 8:30 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.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Great Presenters: Ken Sawyer - First Parish Ministers and the Changes in Wayland Over Time
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Tales have often been told of the early centuries of life in what is now Wayland, and of the town church and its ministers before disestablishment (1833). Ken Sawyer, 29th minister of the church, now retired, will recall them again, more briefly, and then move on to the life of the town and of First Parish in the years since, featuring tales of the clergy, while they were in Wayland, before, and after.

In 1974, Ken Sawyer and his family moved to Wayland from northern Maine, where Ken began his Unitarian Universalist ministry. He served the First Parish in Wayland for the next 38 years, and is now minister emeritus. He graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Divinity School, with a special interest in Massachusetts congregational history and in the ministry. He served on several national UU committees and for 12 years taught preaching at Harvard.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 11, 2021
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CLOSED - Columbus Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday October 15, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Data

We'll meet either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). 

Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Great Presenters: John Landry - The Emerging Existential Threat of AI-Driven Cyberwarfare
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Every day businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide encounter advanced cyber-attacks targeting their software and computer networks, a digital infrastructure that we are all increasingly reliant on for our financial well-being, our livelihoods, our politics, our health and safety, and by extension, our lives!  These attacks range from teen-age hackers using commodity malware to guess your passwords to state-sponsored covert government agency attacks persisting undetected for months, maybe years, driven by highly skilled human actors.  While the techniques used today have become more and more technically sophisticated, “ThreatTech” is just beginning to exploit the enormous power of artificial intelligence (AI).  This is a “step-function” change to the threat landscape exponentially increasing the reach, stealth, and destructive power of sophisticated nefarious human actors.  John Landry returns to take us on a deep dive into this new world of “Fortified-with-AI” Cyberwar and Cybercrime – what it is, why it is so important and what we can do to defend against it!

John Landry has been a leader in the software business since the word 'software' was conceived. A 40+ year veteran of the industry, John has served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at software leaders Lotus Development, Dun & Bradstreet Software, Cullinet Software and McCormack & Dodge as well as the Founder/Chairman/CTO of six successful startups.  Starting 20 years ago he began investing in software startups and has since invested in over 80 companies and served on the Board of Directors of over 40.  In 2018 the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) awarded John the organization’s highest honor, the Commonwealth Award, for a lifetime of commitment to technology innovation and inclusion. Landry is currently Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and ex-Trustee at his alma mater, the #1-ranked entrepreneurship college in the US, Babson College.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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CLOSED - Veterans' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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CLOSING EARLY - Night before Thanksgiving
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday November 25, 2021
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CLOSED - Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday November 26, 2021
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CLOSED - Day After Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday December 2, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Great Presenters: Barbara Grad - Home Grown – Paintings by Barbara Grad
7:30 PM - 8:45 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 and Design.  Her awards include: ART Berkshire Taconic Foundation, William Hicks Fellowship, MA Cultural Council 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  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 24, 2021
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday December 25, 2021
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CLOSED - Christmas
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday December 31, 2021
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CLOSED - New Year's Eve
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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