Saturday September 18, 2021
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Outdoor Family Concert
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join local musician Thomas Meunier for an outdoor family concert!

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

We will meet on the green lawn behind the library.

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

For all ages.

There are 28 spaces available.
Sunday September 19, 2021
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A Community Conversation for Hispanic Heritage Month
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Our Wayland, a Town Administrator Working Group, looks forward to hosting the third event of its “Community Conversations” series on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be hosting a virtual discussion with Wayland resident Ingrid Palacios as she shares her experience as an immigrant from South America. We will also be joined by Abner and Nora Bruno to discuss their lives here in Wayland. A question and answer period and small group discussion will follow. The event include traditional Latin music performed by Carlos Palacios.

The event will take place through Zoom. It is free to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please “like” the Facebook Event Page to receive the latest updates. 

Please register for the event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqc-ChqjMqG9FV5fc41G0tY0mDG-QM05b5

CONTACT:  Seath Crandall  (508) 358-3621  scrandall@wayland.ma.us
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday September 21, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are many spaces available.
 
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Meet the Filmmaker: Alice's Ordinary People
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Craig Dudnick about his most recent film, Alice's Ordinary People. The film tells the story of Chicago area activist Alice Tregay whose life and work reflects the story of the Civil Rights Movement and emphasizes the essential work of "ordinary people" towards change. 

Watch Alice's Ordinary People through Kanopy in advance. Kanopy is a streaming movie service that is free to Wayland Library cardholders. It is also available to anyone with a Boston Public Library ecard. You can find the film here or request a copy of the DVD. 

About the film: 

Alice Tregay's story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses drawing profits from the African American community.

Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her "ordinary people" spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice's had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.

Mr. Dudnick will join us via Zoom. Sign up for the link below.

Craig Dudnick is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University. In 1982, he received a national award for his camerawork on the syndicated television program, PM Magazine. The following year, he founded Imagine Video Productions®, eventually gaining clients from Europe, Japan, and at ABC News. While an undergraduate at Northwestern, Craig grew close to Mrs. Viola Hillsman and her husband Tinsley. His lifelong friendship with the couple was the subject of the aired feature, ‘The Story with Dick Gordon.”

After Mrs. Hillsman passed away at age 100, a number of her friends shared personal accounts of their struggles against racism in Evanston, Illinois, which became the basis of Craig’s documentary, Evanston’s Living HistoryFellow Evanstonian Alice Tregay liked the film and asked Craig to make a second documentary–this one about the Chicago Freedom Movement. The result was Alice’s Ordinary People.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday September 22, 2021
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Room is Booked
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
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The Moon and Nighttime: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read picture books that feature the Moon and Nighttime.

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

Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

There are 13 spaces available.
 
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ASL Basics, Part 2
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Signing Basics LogoPrerequisite: ASL Basics, Part 1 - Registration opens 8/4/2021

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 minutes virtual Zoom sessions, and allows up to 20 participants.  Participants that begin with the course remain until the last class.

Includes:

  • Live experienced ASL Instructor.
  • Handouts of that includes signs learned during the class.
  • Videos embedded in the handouts. These videos include an instructor signing the vocabulary learned during the live session.

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CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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National Book Festival: Isabel Wilkerson Watch Party & Conversation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a statewide Watch Party and Conversation in collaboration with the Library of Congress and National Book Festival 2021

Watch: Pulitzer Prize winner  Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, in a video recorded for National Book Festival

Participate: in a conversation facilitated by former Massachusetts Representative and legendary civil rights advocate Byron Rushing & Professor Roopika Risam, noted scholar in Public Humanities and African diaspora and Indigenous Studies

Register here to receive the Zoom link via email. 

This is a Library of Congress/ National Book Festival event made with virtual conversation made possible by the Massachusetts Center for the Book in collaboration with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday September 23, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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

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

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

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

September Meeting Dystopian/Sci-FI Book Group

Join us for a lively discussion of The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.

Email ekatz@minlib.net for Zoom Link.

2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL* "John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today."

"Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure" -- Booklist on The Collapsing Empire "Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving, and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews 

CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
Friday September 24, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

September Topic: The WHO Response to COVID-19

What is the WHO’s role in responding to international pandemics? What can be done to improve the WHO’s response to future global health crises?

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 either via zoom or in person at the library's Raytheon Room (TBD). Email Steve Engler at stephenmengler@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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How to Prepare for Climate Change with David Pogue
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Weather is changing: are you prepared? Sept 24-30 is Climate Preparedness Week.

Join us for a virtual presentation by David Pogue on his latest book: How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Suriving the Chaos. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System. 

Register at https://tinyurl.com/wfpl-pogue to receive the Zoom link via email.

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue.

You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.

In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics.

Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

David Pogue is the host of twenty science specials on PBS NOVA, a five-time Emmy Award–winning technology and science correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, and a New York Times bestselling author.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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The Sun and Daytime: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Elise will read picture books that feature the Sun and Daytime.

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

Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required.

For ages 4 and up with an adult.

This event is weather permitting.


 

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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ASL Basics, Part 2
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Signing Basics LogoPrerequisite: ASL Basics, Part 1 - Registration opens 8/4/2021

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 minutes virtual Zoom sessions, and allows up to 20 participants.  Participants that begin with the course remain until the last class.

Includes:

  • Live experienced ASL Instructor.
  • Handouts of that includes signs learned during the class.
  • Videos embedded in the handouts. These videos include an instructor signing the vocabulary learned during the live session.

illustration of three hands spelling ASL

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

This event is weather permitting.

 

There are 9 spaces available.
Sunday October 3, 2021
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Monday October 4, 2021
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Evening Book Group ONLINE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Poe Shadow by Mathew Pearl

The Poe Shadow is a thrilling literary suspense novel, and anticipated second title from the author of the bestselling The Dante Club, about the still unsolved mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849. 

Email Brittany at btuttle@minlib.net for the Zoom discussion link. Call the Circulation Desk at 508-358-2311 to coordinate picking up your copy of the print book.

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  (508) 358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Pokemon Card Trading Day
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

First ever Pokemon 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 13 spaces available.
 
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 16 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 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer with Kate Clifford Larson
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join bestselling author Dr. Kate Clifford Larson as she shares her latest book Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer. Based on previously untouched archival records and interviews with Hamer's fellow Civil Rights activists, Walk with Me is the most comprehensive biography of one of the most important Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s-70s.

Sign up below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

About Walk with Me: She was born the 20th child in a family that had lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, first as enslaved people and then as sharecroppers. She left school at 12 to pick cotton, as those before her had done, in a world in which white supremacy was an unassailable citadel. She was subjected without her consent to an operation that deprived her of children. And she was denied the most basic of all rights in America―the right to cast a ballot―in a state in which Blacks constituted nearly half the population.

And so Fannie Lou Hamer lifted up her voice. Starting in the early 1960s and until her death in 1977, she was an irresistible force, not merely joining the swelling wave of change brought by civil rights but keeping it in motion. Working with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which recruited her to help with voter-registration drives, Hamer became a community organizer, women's rights activist, and co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She summoned and used what she had against the citadel―her anger, her courage, her faith in the Bible, and her conviction that hearts could be won over and injustice overcome. She used her brutal beating at the hands of Mississippi police, an ordeal from which she never fully recovered, as the basis of a televised speech at the 1964 Democratic Convention, a speech that the mainstream party―including its standard-bearer, President Lyndon Johnson―tried to contain. But Fannie Lou Hamer would not be held back. For those whose lives she touched and transformed, for those who heard and followed her voice, she was the embodiment of protest, perseverance, and, most of all, the potential for revolutionary change.

Kate Clifford Larson's biography of Fannie Lou Hamer is the most complete ever written, drawing on recently declassified sources on both Hamer and the civil rights movement, including unredacted FBI and Department of Justice files. It also makes full use of interviews with Civil Rights activists conducted by the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, and Democratic National Committee archives, in addition to extensive conversations with Hamer's family and with those with whom she worked most closely. Stirring, immersive, and authoritative, Walk with Me does justice to Fannie Lou Hamer's life, capturing in full the spirit, and the voice, that led the fight for freedom and equality in America at its critical moment.

About the Author: Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies: Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero; Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter; and The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. After earning BA and MA degrees from Simmons University and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Larson earned a doctorate in American History at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in 19th and 20th century U.S. Women's and African American history. She has consulted on feature film scripts—including Focus Features' Harriet starring prize-winning Cynthia Erivo and Robert Redford's The Conspirator—documentaries, museum exhibits, Virtual and Augmented Reality, curriculum guides, public history initiatives, tour guides, and numerous publications. Her award-winning consulting work includes Maryland's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road, and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY. Dr. Larson has appeared on local, national and international television including the BBC, PBS, and C-Span, cable networks and most recently CBS Sunday Morning. She is frequently interviewed by local, national, and international radio programs and media outlets.

Dr. Larson's latest biography, Walk With Me, explores the remarkable life of Civil Rights icon, Fannie Lou Hamer and is due out from Oxford University Press on September 1, 2021.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 8, 2021
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Red Island House : A Novel

When Shay, an intrepid Black American professor, marries Senna, a brash Italian businessman, she doesn't imagine that her life's greatest adventure will carry her far beyond their home in Milan: to an idyllic stretch of beach in Madagascar where Senna builds a flamboyant vacation villa. Before she knows it, she becomes the reluctant mistress of a sprawling household, caught between her privileged American upbringing and her connection to the continent of her ancestors. So begins Shay's journey into the heart of a remote African country. Can she keep her identity and her marriage intact amid the wild beauty and the lingering colonial sins of this mysterious world that both captivates and destroys foreigners?

LOCATION: ZOOM
Monday October 11, 2021
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Outdoor Fall Singalong with Jeannie Mack
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children.

Sng songs to welcome in the fall! Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

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

This event is weather permitting. Rain date is Thursday, October 21 at 10 am.

Please register here.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Lawn
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Cookbook Club October Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Love and Lemons Every Day: More Than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal By Donofrio, Jeanine

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 it's recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Dicussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required. To be added to the mailing list or recieve the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah R Hogan  5083252311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday October 15, 2021
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: The End of Globalization

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

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 18, 2021
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Social Justice Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to read and discuss non-fiction on a variety of topics in social justice. Meets monthly on the 3rd or 4th Thursday. You are welcome to attend for some or all of our monthly sessions. Sign up to receive the ZOOM link via email. Ages 16+.

Our October Selection is:

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Following in the tradition of activists like Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, Love introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are 15 spaces available.
 
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4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

We will discuss Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan.

We will be meeting online via Zoom.

Register here to join our zoom group. Questions or to get a copy of the book contact Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter with Anders Morley
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A passionate skier since he was a child, Anders Morley dreamed of going on a significant adventure, something bold and of his own design. And so one year in his early thirties, he decided to strap on cross-country skis to travel across Canada in the winter alone.

This Land of Snow is about that journey and a man who must come to terms with what he has left behind, as well as how he wants to continue living after his trip is over. It is an honest, thoughtful, and humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenalin and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Along the way readers gain insight, both charming and fascinating, into Northern outdoor culture and modern-day wilderness living, the history of northern exploration and Nordic skiing, the right to roam movement, winter ecology, and more.

Throughout, Morley’s clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the dichotomy between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.

A dual citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and MailNorthern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire but spends several months a year in Italy.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
 
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

This event is weather permitting.

 

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Carly
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library.

For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required.

Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

This event is weather permitting. 

 

There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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ASL Basics Class Online
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This class runs for 4 - 45 minutes sessions on Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-6:45 pm. 

SIGNING Basics is coming to the Wayland Library via virtual Zoom classes! 

A live sign language instructor will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and “You Name What?” to ask for another person’s name.  In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills.

Your virtual sign language class will include:

  • ASL Manual Alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Days of the Week 
  • Foods and Snacks 
  • ASL Negations and Affirmations
  • Learn how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure that brings together the signs you learn during the class.

This course is taught in 4 - 45 Minutes Virtual Zoom sessions with a live ASL Instructor.  The handouts are included and incorporates videos of instructors signing the vocabulary you learn during class. A recurring Zoom link shall be sent to you on the first day of class. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants so be sure to secure your spot!

Registration opens September 6th.

Happy Signing!

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

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel and Jane Albert.

 

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

Fall 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Pam
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

This event is weather permitting.

 

There are 10 spaces available.
Monday November 1, 2021
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Art Exhibit Setup - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group featuring Juliette Fay!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to discuss Catch Us When We Fall with Wayland author Juliette Fay, in person! All are welcome. Copies will be available at the library in late September.

On her own since the age of eighteen, Cass Macklin dated brilliant, troubled Ben McGreavy, convinced he was the smartest person she’d ever known. They partied their way through their twenties, slowly descending into a bleak world of binge-drinking and broken promises, inebriated for most of a decade. Now Ben is dead, and Cass is broke, homeless, scared…and pregnant.

Determined to have a healthy pregnancy and raise Ben’s baby, Cass has to find a way to stop drinking and build a stable life for herself and her child. But with no money, skills, or sober friends or family, the task seems insurmountable. At wit’s end, Cass turns to the only person with the means to help her: Ben’s brother Scott, third basemen for the Boston Red Sox, a man with a temper and problems of his own.

The two make a deal that neither one of them is sure they can live up to. As Cass struggles to take control of her life and to ask for help when she needs it, Scott begins to realize there’s a life for him beyond the baseball diamond.

By turns heartbreaking and humorous, with its message that change is possible, that forgiveness can be freely given, and that life, though imperfect, is worth embracing, Catch Us When We Fall is a story of human connectedness and hope.

Juliette Fay is the bestselling author of six novels, including Catch Us When We Fall, City of Flickering Light and The Tumbling Turner Sisters, a USA Today bestseller and Costco Pennie’s Book Club Pick. Previous novels include The Shortest Way Home, one of Library Journal’s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction; Deep Down True, short-listed for the 2011 Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association; and Shelter Me, a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and an Indie Next pick. Juliette is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and lives in Massachusetts with her family. Visit her at www.juliettefay.com, Facebook Juliette Fay, author, Twitter @juliettefay, and Instagram Juliette_Fay.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Great Presenters: John Landry - The Emerging Existential Threat of AI-Driven Cyberwarfare
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many 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 2021 Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled in-person for five Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday November 7, 2021
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Frances Glover: Wayland Woman Warrior in WWI
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Wayland Historical Society and the Wayland Free Public Library Present:   

Frances Glover: Wayland Woman Warrior in WWI

with Jane Sciacca

Meet the first women to enlist in the United States Military including Wayland's Frances Glover. They were known as Yeomen(F) (F for female) in the Naval Reserve Force, little known forerunners of the WAVES of World War II. These pioneers were also the first generation of women to achieve full voting rights. Their accomplishments and struggles set the stage for the world we know today. 

Jane Sciacca is well known in Wayland and beyond for her distinct ability to enliven historical events and places for all to understand and enjoy.  She has provided innumerable programs for the Wayland Historical Society and the National Park Service.  Jane worked as an Interpretive National Park Ranger for twenty years and specialized in slavery and abolition and 19th century American Literature. She also wrote several guidebooks and children’s books for the National Park Service.  

Jane’s research skills are impeccable. Members of the Wayland Historical Society have benefited from her expertise as the Society’s president (2003-2011), Curator (2018-2019) and Lecturer on Lydia Maria Child, Women’s Suffrage and many other topics.  She also chaired the Wayland Historical Commission for a number of years. Jane and her family have lived in Wayland for over fifty years.

This event will be recorded and made available via WayCam and YouTube.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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CLOSED - Veterans' Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 
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Cookbook Club November Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will discuss the book: Jacques Pepin Quick and Simple by Jacques Pepin

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 it's recipes, what participants liked or didn't like. Dicussion of other recipes/books and cooking and suggestions are all welcome!

Join anytime; no registration required. To be added to the mailing list or recieve the Zoom Invite link, please contact Sarah Hogan: shogan@minlib.net

CONTACT:  Sarah R Hogan  5083252311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday November 12, 2021
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line : A Novel

When a classmate goes missing, nine-year-old Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He and his friends Pari and Faiz draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit.  But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns.

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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CLOSING EARLY - Night before Thanksgiving
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday November 25, 2021
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CLOSED - Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday November 26, 2021
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CLOSED - Day After Thanksgiving
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 2, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Sugar & Spice: Gingerbread History
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chase down the story of the gingerbread man and his ancestors with Clara Silverstein of Historic Newton.

In early America, ginger was considered a sign of wealth because it had to be imported. Not until after Christmas became a national holiday in 1870 did gingerbread become associated with American celebrations of Christmas. Learn how recipes have changed over time and leave with an historic recipe to try at home!

Clara Silverstein is the Community Engagement Manager for Historic Newton and a former food writer at the Boston Herald. She has published three cookbooks, including The New England Soup Factory. Clara blogs about historic recipes at heritagerecipes.com.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 5, 2021
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Annual Wayland Center Holiday Open House
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Great Presenters: Barbara Grad - Home Grown – Paintings by Barbara Grad
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Barbara Grad earned a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is a Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  Her awards include: ART Berkshire Taconic Foundation, William Hicks Fellowship, MA Cultural Council Grant, two Brown Fellowships, an Art Institute of Chicago award, and an NEA Individual Artist Award.  

Her work is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 9, 2021
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From Schnitzle to Nockerln with Joy Viola
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wayland resident Joy Winkie Viola will share her new book 

From Schnitzel to Nockerln And Everything That Happened In Between, recounting her global adventures with Alfred, her late husband of 56 years.

"The book title From Schnitzel to Nockerln And Everything That Happened In Between is based on the fact that schnitzel is the first meal I cooked for Alfred on our first date and Viennese nockerln was the last thing I cooked him five days before his death from COVID-19 complications. In between those two meals we had one heck of a life together and ten of our global adventures are recounted in the book."

More about Joy.

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 10, 2021
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Shakespeare Requirement : A Novel

Now is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional.  His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes.  The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English's meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space.  And Fitger's attempt to get a mossbacked Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly.  Lord, what fools these mortals be!

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: ZOOM
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  jawkimball@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 24, 2021
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CLOSED - Christmas Eve
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday December 25, 2021
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CLOSED - Christmas
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday December 31, 2021
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CLOSED - New Year's Eve
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday January 4, 2022
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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 January 5, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday January 14, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sheltering Sky

In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture—and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them.  The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky etches the limits of human reason and intelligence—perhaps even the limits of human life—when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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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 2, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday February 11, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome to Lagos : A Novel

When the army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post.  As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandel involving Nigeria's education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life.

 

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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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 March 2, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday March 4, 2022
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Great Decisions
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Friday March 11, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The End of the Affair : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz.  One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart.  Yet two years later, driven by obsessive jealousy and grief, Bendrix sends a private detective to follow Sarah and find out the truth.

 

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LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday March 23, 2022
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Adult Craft Kit/Tutorial: Wycinanki - Polish Paper Cutting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us to learn about Wycinanki, the art of Polish paper cutting. Susan Urban, a Polish Craft and Culture specialist, will lead the class. Participants will learn about how Polish paper cutting began, explore various designs and create their own cutouts. Included will be designs for a Tree of Life, a Heart cutout, and a Polish rooster.

Paper will be provided. You will also need: scissors, a glue stick, a ruler, and a pencil. 

Registration opens March 1. Sign up below for a kit and the Zoom link.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 4, 2022
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Boston Marathon: History by the Mile with Paul Clerici
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Marathon is April 18th! Come learn the history of the race with local author Paul C. Clerici who will discuss his popular book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.

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

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

Join us in the Raytheon Room or attend via Zoom. Mr. Clerici will be here in-person. Sign up for the link below.

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

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

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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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 April 6, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday April 8, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How Much of These Hills Is Gold : A Novel

Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. They set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape, as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.

 

 

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LOCATION: ZOOM
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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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 May 4, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 13, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shuggie Bain

Hugh "Shuggie" Bain spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland.  His mother Agnes is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his siblings. Agnes keeps her pride by looking good but finds solace in drink. As she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety, her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-- especially her beloved Shuggie.

 

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LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Register below to receive the Zoom link via email. 

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Great Presenters
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 10, 2022
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Persuasion

At nineteen, Anne Elliot was engaged to the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth.  But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.  Now, at twenty-seven, and believing that she has lost her bloom, Anne is startled to learn that Captain Wentworth has returned to the neighborhood, a rich man and still unwed.

 

 

LOCATION: ZOOM

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