Wednesday October 5, 2022
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Lego Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month we will work together to create a town out of legos.

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

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
The registration period has ended.
Thursday October 6, 2022
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Storytime with Obie the Dog
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Please register.

For ages 3 and up, with an adult.


 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 8 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 is held via ZOOM - email Joan Kimball for the info: jawkimball@gmail.com 

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

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

Register to attend in person at Goodnow Library, Sudbury
or
Register to attend virtually via Zoom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Becoming American: Personal Journeys. 2003 interview with Bill Moyers

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Goodnow Library or ZOOM
Friday October 7, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy with Prof. Rachael V. Cobb
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Saturday October 8, 2022
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Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Monday October 10, 2022
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

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

 

There are 14 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters: Richard Lee - Building a New Home from the Old
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Creepy Crawlies
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

How do you move if you don’t have legs? Hiss without using your mouth? Eat by using a built-in straw?

Joy Marzolf from Joys of Nature will lead this live animal program
featuring live insects and other creepy crawlies, including Rosy the Tarantula.

For ages 4 and up. We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

 


 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Book Discussion: Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Courtney Michael to discuss Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen, a collection of eleven linked short stories which "take measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people." Copies of the book are available to borrow, or sign up for a free giveaway copy to keep and share!

This book discussion is part of the MetroWest Readers Fest ONE Read of Thank You, Mr. Nixon. Check out metrowestreadersfest.org for info and events at 24 area libraries, culminating in a capstone "Evening with Gish Jen" on Thursday, Oct 6th at Goodnow Library in Sudbury - join us in person or via Zoom!

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

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

THANK YOU, MR NIXON is her ninth book.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
The registration period has ended.
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

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

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

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

 

 

There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing with Dr. Aziz Gazipur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Register here for the Zoom link.

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday October 14, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Industrial Policy

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

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Andy Moore    amoore@minlib.net
 
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Magic the Gathering for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends!

Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours.

Experienced players and newbies welcome.

For teens in grades 6 and up. Please register here.
 

LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday October 15, 2022
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North American Rock Garden Society Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Storywalk Kickoff Event
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Recheduled from Saturday, Oct 1, 11am-12pm (Due to weather)

Join Ms. Pam (from the library) and Ms. Jodi (from Family Access Community Connections) at Hannah Williams Playground,  to celebrate the opening of the Storywalk of One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root.

Drop-in any time between 3:00 and 4:00, walk the storywalk, do a scavenger hunt, and make a craft!

We will meet at the Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. Please register below.

This event is sponsored by the Wayland Public Library, Family Access Community Connections, and the Wayland Recreation Department.

The Storywalk will be up all  month!

 

LOCATION: Hannah Williams Playground
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday October 17, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Haunted Lighthouses of New England with Jeremy D'Entremont
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a "dark side." Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies that have utilized lighthouses as their settings. This presentation will focus on some of the macabre tales of New England’s coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.

Register here for the Zoom link via email. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

Jeremy D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, Light Hearted. He has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. He has also appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses.

Hosted by the Ashland Public Library and co-sponsored by Wayland Public Library and others.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

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

 

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Where The Children Take Us with Zain E. Asher
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us. Register here for the virtual video link. 

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. Desperate for inspiration, she plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls and hunts for overachieving neighbors to serve as role models, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she literally cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone.

The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty, and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace, Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.

About the Author: 

Born and raised in London, Zain Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors the new global news program, One World with Zain Asher, and also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN International's weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets. 

Where the Children Take Us, a memoir based on Asher’s childhood, is her first book and was published in April 2022. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:05 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Pokémon Card Trading Day
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Kids are invited to a Pokémon card trading day at the library.

Come with cards you are willing to trade!  We will meet

on the green lawn behind the library. This event is weather permitting.

For ages 7 to 11. Please register.

LOCATION: Lawn
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

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

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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4th/5th Grade Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

We will be discussing Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech.

We will meet in the Teen Loft.

Questions or to get a copy of the book contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday October 20, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

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

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

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

 

 

There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Teens! We want to hear from you! What kinds of library programs would you enjoy? What kinds of materials and services would you like from your public library? Please come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the year and let us know.

We will also talk about our favorite books and movies of the summer...and there will be free ARC's (advance reader's copies) of books. There will  be munchies! (Please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net if you have any food allergies.)

We will meet in the Teen Space upstairs in the mezzanine.

LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Cookbook Club Zoom: October 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes from Refugee Chefs and Stories of Their Journeys by The Eat Offbeat Chefs

Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes from Refugee Chefs and Stories of Their Journeys to Make a New Home

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Group June Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

October Meeting

Thursday, October 20th, 2022, 7- 8:30pm

Join us for a lively discussion of this title. Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.

Email ekatz@minlib.net for Zoom Link.

Publishers Weekly review

Aoki (He Mele a Hilo) draws from her own experiences as a queer Japanese American woman to craft a dark but ultimately hopeful sci-fi exploration of the threats faced by queer people of color. Violin teacher Shizuka Satomi has a contract with hell to deliver the souls of seven brilliant violinists. When she meets Katrina Nguyen in Los Angeles, Shizuka is certain she'll make the perfect final sacrifice. Katrina, a transgender runaway and survival sex worker with no prior musical training, possesses a supernatural musical gift and is happy to trade her soul for lessons and a safe place to stay. Shizuka calls on Lucy Matìa, a third-generation violin restorer, to repair both Katrina's beloved violin and the cursed bow that will steal Katrina's soul. But as the women get to know each other, Shizuka starts having second thoughts. Meanwhile, Shizuka's slow-burn romance with Lan Tran, a donut maker and extraterrestrial refugee fleeing danger on her home planet, further complicates her plans. Aoki's depiction of abuse and trauma is unflinching and intense, but at its core, the novel is a love letter to immigrant culture and the power people have to save each other. Readers prepared for the emotionally difficult scenes will find a beautiful, satisfying story of redemption and families of choice.


 
CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
Friday October 21, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday October 22, 2022
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WPSF Amazing Race
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Lawn
Sunday October 23, 2022
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Lethal Tides with Catherine Musemeche
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Register here to receive the Zoom link via email.

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

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

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

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

About the Author:

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Monday October 24, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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Pumpkin Decorating Entries Due!
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Enter our Fourth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Compete for best carved or best decorated pumpkin! We will have contests for kids ages 3-11,  teens ages 12-18, and adults ages 19 and up. Submit 1 photo (only 1 photo) of your pumpkin then vote online for the winners. See below for important dates and details.

October 25: Email your pumpkin photos by the end of day to Courtney at cmichael@minlib.net. Please indicate when you submit photos which category (carved or decorated) and which age group you are participating in.

October 27-30: Visit us on Facebook or here on our homepage to vote for Best Carved and Best Decorated in the three age groups.

October 31: The winners will be announced!

Questions? Contact cmichael@minlib.net

 


 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
 
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.

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

 

There are 10 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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The Diamond Eye: Author Talk with Kate Quinn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Register here for the virtual video link.

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Tools for Tiny Hands: Fine Motor Fun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children's hands are their first and most important tools!  Join Jodi Levin of Family ACCESS Community Connections for a variety of fine motor activities that help strengthen the small muscles in your child's hands, and support essential skills like getting dressed, brushing teeth, feeding yourself, writing, drawing, and more! Inspired by the Boston Children’s Museum’s Tools for Tiny Hands Curriculum.

All Family ACCESS Community Connections programs are supported by a CFCE grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

.For ages 2 and up. We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

Please register HERE.

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Spooky Crafts with Ms. Elise
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Children will make spooky crafts with Ms. Elise.

We will meet in the Raytheon Room.

For ages 4 and up, with caregivers.

There are 9 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class ZOOM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday October 27, 2022
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This interactive storytime encourages language development, socialization and fun.

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

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

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

 

 

There are 10 spaces available.
Friday October 28, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Magic the Gathering for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends!

Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours.

Experienced players and newbies welcome.

For teens in grades 6 and up. Please register here.
 

LOCATION: Teen Space
Monday October 31, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Great Presenters: Sachin Sawe - You Keep Shooting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

 

 

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

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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The Founding Mothers of NPR with Lisa Napoli
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You’re invited to an enlightening hour with highly acclaimed writer, journalist, broadcaster, and speaker Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges.

Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.

Lisa Napoli, a native of Brooklyn and graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Before escaping daily journalism, Lisa worked at a variety of news outlets including the New York Times CyberTimesMSNBC, and the public radio show Marketplace, covering everything from presidential campaigns, artists in Los Angeles, the Waco hostage standoff, an outdoor hacker convention, and the then-emerging culture of the Internet and digital technology. Along with Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie, Lisa has also written Radio Shangri-LaRay & Joan, and Up All Night. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Going to Extremes: The Globe's Most Adventurous Outposts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday November 4, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Drug Policy in Latin America

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

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday November 5, 2022
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carole  Schneider  css11@comcast.net
Sunday November 6, 2022
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carole  Schneider  css11@comcast.net
Monday November 7, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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Sing, Move, and Story!
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

We will meet in the Children's Room. For ages 0 - 3.

Please register.

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America with Nicole Eustace
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Cover: Covered with Night by Nicole EustaceJoin Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nicole Eustace for a talk on her book, Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America. The narrative reconstructs the virtually forgotten history of an attack by pair of colonial fur traders who brutally assaulted a Seneca hunter near Conestoga, Pennsylvania.

Set in the winter of 1722, on the eve of a major conference between the Five Nations of the Haudenosaunee and Anglo-American colonists, Eustace’s book reveals a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations which ignited a contest between Native American forms of justice—rooted in community, forgiveness, and reparations—and the colonial ideology of harsh reprisal that called for the accused killers to be executed if found guilty.

Register here. You will receive the Zoom link via email from Zoom host, the Organization for American Historians. Check your spam folders in case it lands there!

Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University, where she has leadership roles in both the history of women and gender program and the Atlantic history workshop. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is author of Pulitzer-Prize winning Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (2021), Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and of 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012) as well as coeditor of Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812 (2017).

This program is presented in partnership with the Organization of American Historians and the Billerica Public Library, as well as other Massachusetts libraries.

Click here to place a hold on Covered With Night.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday November 10, 2022
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Lessons in Chemistry with Bonnie Garmus
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a dazzlingly entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry. 

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

Lessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all things--her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Cookbook Club Zoom: November 2022
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We will discuss the book: A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way by Rebekah Peppler

A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday November 11, 2022
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CLOSED - Veterans' Day
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday November 14, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 15, 2022
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Difficult Conversations About Race with Kwame Christian
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an enlightening hour with bestselling author Kwame Christian as he chats about his new book How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond

Register here to receive the webinar link via email.

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race helps readers gain the confidence to not only talk about race, but actually make a difference when you do. Negotiation expert Kwame Christian's motto is: "The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations." If we want a more equitable workplace, and a more equitable world, we have to talk to each other about race. But, for so many of us, that's easier said than done. Many people avoid conversations about race because of fear: fear of discomfort, damaging important relationships, being misunderstood, "cancelled," or ostracized. How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race equips you with the skills you need to make these crucial conversations easier and more productive. Whether you're looking to create change for yourself and other BIPOC, or a white ally seeking to support your coworkers or clients, you'll learn how to:

  • Overcome your internal barriers to talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Work around others' barriers to productive discussion.
  • Be strategic about the outcome you want, and guide the conversation accordingly.
  • Use "Compassionate Curiosity" to connect and persuade.
  • Avoid common mistakes.
  • Communicate more effectively over email, when you can't talk face to face.

If you've ever struggled to turn that passion into persuasion, or been too afraid to speak up at work (or outside of it), this talk is for you. The first step toward lasting social change is productive discussion. With Kwame Christian guiding you, you'll never shy away from those important conversations again--instead approaching them with courage and conviction.

About The Author: Kwame Christian is a best-selling author, lawyer, professor, and the Managing Director of the American Negotiation Institute. He has conducted countless specialized trainings worldwide and is a highly sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life has helped countless individuals overcome the fear, anxiety and emotion associated with difficult conversations using the Compassionate Curiosity™ Framework. He’s also host of the Negotiate Anything Podcast. With over four million downloads and listeners in more than 180 countries, it is the most popular negotiation podcast in the world.

In addition, Kwame is a business lawyer at Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP and serves as a professor for The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in its top-ranked dispute resolution program and Otterbein University’s MBA program. Kwame’s proudest achievement is his family. He’s married to Dr. Whitney Christian and they have two lovely sons, Kai and Dominic.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Meredith Tobe    meredith.tobe@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Vital.Vibrant.Visible Exhibit: Curator/Photographer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rhonda Anderson (Iñupiaq-Athabascan), Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs, and photographer Sara Lyons, will give a public gallery talk discussing their exhibit “Vital.Vibrant.Visible: Local Indigenous Identity through Portraiture” and other topics regarding ethics and representation of indigenous communities throughout the region. The exhibit is on view at the Wayland Library through November 28, 2022.

“We hope [these portraits] inspire you to get to know the many and varied Indigenous people of your area, ask them how to lift their voices. Get to know their history, as we are missing Native voices in the writing of history. Also, learn about the current issues facing Native people. Many of those issues will also be important to the general populace, as Native people have always been the teachers of ecology, stewards of this land, and the Protectors of the Waters. And we hope it will be written in your hearts and your minds – We Are Vital. We Are Vibrant. We Are Visible. We Are Still Here.”  – Excerpt from Rhonda Anderson’s curatorial statement

JONATHAN PERRY [AQUINNAH WAMPANOAG] AND LEAH HOPKINS [NARRAGANSETT] – Leah and Jonathan are the stewards of a Sugarbush Maple Camp on ancestral homelands in Fall River, MA (shown in this portrait).

Rhonda Anderson is Iñupiaq – Athabascan from Alaska. Her Native enrollment village is Kaktovik. Her life work most importantly is as a Mother, as well as a classically trained Herbalist, Silversmith, and activist. She works as an educator within area schools and the 5 colleges near her home in Massachusetts. Rhonda has sat on several Indigenous panels and roundtables to discuss how to implement the Hyde Amendment within all IHS institutions across the United States, how to better educate Native students in Massachusetts, issues regarding Native teen drug and alcohol use, land acknowledgments, land back movement, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, and reproductive rights. Her activism ranges from removal of mascots, Water Protector, Indigenous identity, and protecting her traditional homelands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from extractive industry. “Vital. Vibrant. Visible: Indigenous Identity Through Portraiture” is an ongoing collection and exhibit of portraits of native peoples of New England, curated by Rhonda, to bring awareness to contemporary Indigenous identity. Rhonda has been recognized for her work by the Massachusetts State Senate and The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as a 2021 Commonwealth Heroine. Rhonda is Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs, founder and Co-Director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center and the Native Youth Empowerment Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Council for the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Sara Lyons is an artist and educator living in Western Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and earned her MAT in Visual Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to her work as an art instructor at a public charter school, Sara also teaches photography workshops that delve into creativity, field work, and project development. Images from Sara’s fine art photographic series have been exhibited throughout the East Coast including a solo exhibition at Historic Northampton Museum in Northampton, Massachusetts.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:05 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday November 17, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Pie: A History! with Sarah Lohman
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this fun talk, Sarah will look at the origins of PIE, including meats pies and “coffins.” Then we’ll delve deep into the history of pumpkin pie and apple pie, stopping for digressions into the pumpkin spice flavor craze and the history of competitive pie eating.

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

About the presenter:

Sarah Lohman is the author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Released in 2016 with Simon & Schuster, Eight Flavors is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. The Atlantic called the book "Richly researched, intriguing, and cleverly written." Formerly the Curator of Food Programming at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she has lectured at hundreds of universities and institutions nationwide, including the Museum of Science, Boston, the American Museum of Natural History, and The New York Public Library.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday November 18, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 21, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 22, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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CLOSING EARLY - Night before Thanksgiving
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday November 24, 2022
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CLOSED - Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday November 25, 2022
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CLOSED - Day After Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday November 28, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 29, 2022
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Art Exhibit Removal - Sara Lyons
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508 358 2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Winter Watercolor Painting for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

An instructor from Pop Up Art school will teach us four watercolor techniques, including negative space painting. The negative space is around the subject. You'll draw the outline of the design using one of the templates provided (or make your own design). The next step is to paint around the shape using a few layers of paint, and salt to add texture.

Negative space painting is a different way to think about painting and it's a fun way to create a complex image using the translucent qualities of watercolor paint.

Join via Zoom or in the Raytheon Room! Our instructor will be leading us over Zoom. Registration opens 11/1 at 9:00 AM. Limit 15 participants, ages 16+. Kits will be available for pick up at the reference desk 2 weeks prior to the class.

About Pop Up Art School: 

Best friends and business partners; Janell Scannell and Lisa Walker work and teach side-by-side in their business. Both have earned their BFA's and are certified art teachers for grades K to 8 in the state of Massachusetts.

Janell was a graphic designer and illustrator for 20 years and Lisa has a background in jewelry, ceramics and sculpture.

Pop up Art School has been in business for eight years and has taught over 1,000 art programs in public libraries, plus afterschool enrichment in public and private schools. Both have taught in private and public schools on the South Shore of Boston.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday December 1, 2022
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Nutcrackers: A Colorful History
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. Our look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them.

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

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

LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday December 2, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 5, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 6, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters: Prof. David Hackett Fischer - African Founders
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

“African Founders – How Enslaved People Expanded American Freedom”

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Cookbook Club Zoom: December 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World by Jean-Francois Mallet

Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Monday December 12, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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The Unlocked Path with Janis Daley
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Unlocked Path presents and embraces a “New Woman” of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza Edwards vows to find ways to help and heal. Rejecting her mother’s wishes for her society debut, Eliza enters medical college at a time when only five percent of doctors are female. With the support of a circle of women and driven by a determination to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course. Combining science and sympathy, can she triumph to heal others and herself?

About the author: 

Discovery that her great-great grandfather was a founder of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania inspired Janis Robinson Daly’s writing of The Unlocked Path. Balancing authenticity and rich historical detail with a flair to create emotional connections to fictional characters, she seeks to unearth the stories of women whose lives have remained in the shadows. A graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, at the time, an all-women’s college, stimulated a fond appreciation of the supportive relationships established between students, faculty, and alumnae and a heightened awareness of female-centric issues. Both directed the writing of The Unlocked Path. Splitting her time between Cape Cod, New Hampshire, Florida and hotels along Route 95, more adventures beckon Daly to document other women in history whose stories need to be discovered. Daly can be reached at www.janisrdaly.com.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday December 15, 2022
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday December 16, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Ilona
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

October 7, 21, 28

November 18

December 2, 16

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

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 19, 2022
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 20, 2022
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ESOL Discussion Group with Liz
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

October 11, 25

November 8, 22

December 6, 20

 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Room

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

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

Wearing a mask is recommended.

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Board of Library Trustees
9:05 AM - 11:05 AM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday December 24, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday December 25, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Day
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday December 26, 2022
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CLOSED - Christmas Day OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday December 31, 2022
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CLOSING EARLY - New Year's Eve
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday January 1, 2023
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CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday January 2, 2023
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CLOSED - NEW YEAR'S DAY OBSERVED
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday January 9, 2023
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday January 10, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 12, 2023
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Author Talk
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Cookbook Club Zoom: January 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen: An Introduction to New African Cuisine by Zoe Adjonyoh

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen: An Introduction to New African Cuisine - From Ghana with Love

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Monday January 16, 2023
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CLOSED - Martin Luther King Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday January 17, 2023
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Author Talk
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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My Experience with World Central Kitchen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

with Richard Comeau

"On April 19th I boarded a flight to Poland with the primary goal of volunteering with World Central Kitchen (WCK) in Przemyśl, Poland near the border with Ukraine. We have long admired this organization and its celebrity-chef founder, José Andrés. They have built a solid reputation based on a simple goal: show up to disaster sites immediately and feed people good food. Indeed, WCK was in Ukraine and Poland on February 25th, one day after the invasion began. They quickly ramped up to 300,000 meals per day within Ukraine, Poland and six other countries at train stations, refugee centers, border crossings and hundreds of other sites.

In this talk, I describe my experience serving meals within the Przemyśl refugee center. Each of the thousands of people we served, generally women and children and the elderly, was undergoing a traumatic experience. I found myself part of an "army" of volunteers from dozens of organizations, whose common purpose was to make that experience less terrible as the refugees made their way to the safety and security of a host country. More than three million  refugees are being housed within Poland and millions more have passed through on their way to a host country or on their way back to Ukraine.

My fellow WCK volunteers shared an unstated but common ethos to go beyond our 12-hour shifts to help in other ways such as purchasing suitcases, shoes, medical supplies, treats, toys and other items, and then getting those supplies to the proper organization for direct distribution. With permission, I highlight the words, photos and videos of several of these volunteers.

 I left with profound respect for the international response to this humanitarian crisis and in awe of World Central Kitchen in particular. The WCK response model leverages the energy and creativity of the local people as well as some volunteers from away. And somehow it works."

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Wednesday January 18, 2023
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Cook-Along with Liz Barbour: Artisan Bread
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

​This artisan bread recipe and method is truly the easiest bread you will ever bake-even if you have never baked bread before! This class will focus on the "Master Recipe" from the best-selling cookbook Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. You make the dough once and then bake a fresh loaf whenever the mood strikes you with only 5 minutes of effort. Join Chef/Cooking Instructor Liz Barbour for this hands-on class. You’ll be baking artisan-style bread in no time!

Register for the Zoom link here. This class is a Cook Along w/ Liz class. Students will receive a link to the ingredients and equipment needed to prepare the recipe with Liz. 

About Liz: Chef Liz Barbour, owner of The Creative Feast has been cooking professionally in the Boston area throughout her career. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Learn more about Liz HERE. Follow Liz on FACEBOOK to see her Facebook Live cooking demonstrations.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Monday January 23, 2023
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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 fall session of this club meets every Monday, October 17 through January 23, (except school holidays) add will be faciliated by a Wayland parents and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday January 31, 2023
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Author Talk
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Sunday February 5, 2023
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Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life with Lydia Moland
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: First Parish or Zoom
Tuesday February 7, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 8, 2023
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The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice with Jan Brogan
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Combat Zone CoverThe Combat Zone is a true account of a brutal murder, two flawed trials and the not so delicate balance between justice and revenge. It tells the story of an annual Harvard ritual that sent forty football players into Boston’s crime-plagued red light district for a “last drink, together,” and the death of a heroic 21-year old cornerback who tries to save a friend.

Three Black men are charged with first degree murder in a racially divided city at the peak of busing violence. The book tells story of a victim’s family trying to cope with a devastating loss, while verdicts seesaw, and the Italian mob offers to step in.

The 1976 murder and the city’s two trials will forever change the way juries are chosen in Massachusetts and the nation, and end the once common practice of excluding jurors based on the color of their skin. But it comes at a high price for Andy Puopolo and all those who grieve.

The Combat Zone shows how a murder trial isn’t always about the victim or the accused, but about a city in turmoil and a criminal justice system in need of reform.

Jan Brogan has been a journalist for more than thirty years, working as a correspondent for the Boston Globe, a staff writer for the Worcester Telegram and the Providence Journal, where she won the Gerald Loeb award for distinguished business writing.

She is the award-winning author of four mysteries, Final Copy, Confidential Source, Yesterday’s Fatal, and Teaser. Transactional Pictures, (Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman) purchased the rights to A Confidential Source, which is currently under development for a television series.

Jan grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and moved to New England to study journalism at Boston University. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She continues to work as a novelist and a journalist, and teaches writing at the BU Summer Journalism Institute. She lives with her husband in a Boston suburb.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday February 9, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: February 2023
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
 
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Author Talk
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Sunday February 12, 2023
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Express Lane Barbershop Quartet!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Thursday February 16, 2023
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Author Talk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday February 20, 2023
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CLOSED Presidents Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday February 23, 2023
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Before Brooklyn with Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Tuesday February 28, 2023
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Author Talk
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 3, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 9, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: March 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday March 17, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 21, 2023
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Author Talk
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Library Speakers Consortium

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday April 4, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday April 9, 2023
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CLOSED - Easter
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday April 11, 2023
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Thursday April 13, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: April 2023
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus by Yasmin Khan

Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday April 14, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday April 17, 2023
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CLOSED - Patriots Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday May 9, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 11, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: May 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets by Pati Jinich

Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday May 12, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 18, 2023
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The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly with Kwan Kew Lai
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kwan Kew Lai met her first Punjabi woman doctor while lying in a hospital bed with a severe kidney infection at the age of fourteen. Watching the woman walk away down the hall, Kwan Kew was convinced she could, and would, carve out her own destiny.

In the British Straits Settlement of Penang Island, she was born into an impoverished Chinese family of two boys and ten girls on the cusp of the Japanese occupation during World War Two. She did not wish to repeat the life of her uneducated mother, burdened with an endless brood, nor tolerate the fact that her father considered girls useless since they could not carry on their family name.

The newly independent country of Malaya developed a national policy favoring one racial group, the Bumiputras, vastly diminishing her chance of receiving a university scholarship. Her fortuitous introduction to a free library and her determination to continue her education, led to the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship from Wellesley College.

When her father saw her off at the Penang International Airport as the first child to attend college, she proved herself to him, but more importantly she started the journey of a lifetime fulfilling dreams that originated as a young girl playing in the mud with the chickens.

In The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly, the author weaves in her family's story of joy, sorrow, loss, love, and endless struggles with poverty and hunger. This poignant memoir, with universal and timeless themes, will leave you in awe.

Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Kwan Kew Lai received a full scholarship from Wellesley College. She is a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician. In 2005, she left academia to dedicate time to humanitarian work; in HIV/AIDS in Africa, and she provides disaster relief all over the world, such as during the Ebola outbreak, the Syrian Rohingya refugee crises, and the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and the Navajo Nation. Her debut, Lest We Forget: A Doctor's Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak, chronicles her time in Liberia and Sierra Leone caring for Ebola patients. Into Africa, Out of Academia: A Doctor's Memoir came out October, 2020. Visit: kwankewlai.com

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Thursday May 25, 2023
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Hunter Cheney: The American Heritage Museum in Hudson
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about America's military history through this presentation on the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. The Museum explores America’s conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War to today. Visitors discover, and interact with, our heritage through the History, the national effort developing new technologies of warfare, and the Human Impact of America’s fight to preserve its freedom.

Featured in New England Magazine, February 2022

with Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing and Communications

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room OR Zoom
Monday May 29, 2023
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CLOSED - Memorial Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday June 2, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday June 6, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 8, 2023
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Cookbook Club Zoom: June 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Veggies & Fish: Modern & Sustainable Plant-Forward Pescatarian Recipes by Bart Van Olphen

Veggies & Fish: Modern & Sustainable Plant-Forward Pescatarian Recipes

This event is held via Zoom. Attendees can pick up a copy of the monthly Cookbook at the Circulation desk, to try recipes or just browse. The meeting will be a discussion of the book and its recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Discussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required.

To be added to the mailing list or receive the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday June 16, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday June 19, 2023
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CLOSED - Juneteenth
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday July 4, 2023
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CLOSED - Independence Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday September 2, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday September 3, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday September 4, 2023
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CLOSED - Labor Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday September 22, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 3, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 9, 2023
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday October 13, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 3, 2023
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

About Great Decisions:

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 7, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Saturday November 11, 2023
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CLOSED - Veterans' Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday December 5, 2023
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 24, 2023
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday December 25, 2023
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CLOSED - Christmas Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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