Thursday February 22, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Spanish for Beginners: a Four-Class Series
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

You've been meaning to take a stab at Spanish for years, but you don't like listening to discs and you don't want to take a class at night.  Luckily for you, Colombia natives Patricia Barrios and Roberto Perdomo have decided to share the bounty of their native tongue in this series of FREE classes.  Open to learners of all ages, no previous experience with Spanish needed.  Just come prepared hablarClasses will meet today and the following three Thursdays: March 1, 8, and 15.

 
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Comic Book Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Local comic book artist Jonathan Todd will lead a comics-making workshop from concept to inking.

Kids will learn the key elements of story; how to break down a scene into panels; how to clearly lettter a comic book page;

how to pencil a page; and how to ink a page. For ages 8 to 14. Please register here.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Author Talk
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

 

United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook

The Library of Congress has designated American Cookery (1796) by Amelia Simmons one of the eighty-eight "Books That Shaped America." Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s United Tastes explores multiple histories—of food, cookbooks, printing, material and literary culture, and region—to illuminate the meaning and affirm the importance of America’s first cookbook.

Keith Stavely, a former college literature teacher and retired library director, has been a Guggenheim and American Council of Learned Societies fellow.  Kathleen Fitzgerald has worked for many years as a librarian in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is Director of the Willett Free Library in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

 

Friday February 23, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For ages 2 and up.

Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers,  This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you. This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.

Monday February 26, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Book Buddies
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

This month's book is Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover by Bernard Waber.

We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.

For children in grades K-2 with a parent or caregiver.

This program is co-run with the WCPA!

 
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Barbary Coast Pirates of the 1800's and Somali Pirates of Today
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the early 1800's ,the Barbary Sates attacked American and other Western vessels and held the crew and ship for ransom.  America was at that time a small nation trying to expand commerce in the Mediterranean and paid tribute to the  pirates.  Approximately 200 years later, piracy surfaced in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia and caused significant problems to vessels transiting this area including an American vessel, the Maersk Alabama.  The structure of the pirate gangs and their techniques are discussed along with the economic and political causes. 

Bob Begin grew up in Maine, graduated from Babson College, served 2 years active duty in the Army, and had a career of 35 years in the paper and film industry culminating as a Logisitcs Director. The love of history continues to be very rewarding as he enjoys retirement.  Hi major focus is on Naval History with emphasis on the Pacific Theater on WWII.  He is also intrigued with the Concept Of Empire and how it shaped history throughout the world.

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

February's book is Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.

We will also choose a book for next month.

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Spanish for Beginners: a Four-Class Series
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

You've been meaning to take a stab at Spanish for years, but you don't like listening to discs and you don't want to take a class at night.  Luckily for you, Colombia natives Patricia Barrios and Roberto Perdomo have decided to share the bounty of their native tongue in this series of FREE classes.  Open to learners of all ages, no previous experience with Spanish needed.  Just come prepared hablarThis is the second class in the series.  Classes 3 and 4 will meet the following two Thursdays, March 8 and 15.

 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Coding for Adults - Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

Join us for a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs and consider some key ideas in computer science while building a fun game using the Python programming language.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the following Thursdays:  1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5. 

Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use. If you use a library computer, please bring a USB flash drive to save your work each week. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.

Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.

Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Friday March 2, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
 
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Toddler Stem: Science
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the first of four-part STEM series which introduces toddlers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

This session is Science:  children will explore colors, bubbles, and containers.

For ages 18-30 months with parent/caregiver. Please register here for all four sessions.

Limited to 9 families. Workshops will be led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

There are 6 spaces available.
Monday March 5, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way. MI5 has now declassified all of Chapman's files, allowing the full story to be told, a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

 
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Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Nicholas M. O’Donnell: “A TRAGIC FATE – LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BATTLE OVER NAZI-LOOTED ART”

The Nazis looted art on an unfathomable scale.  The dispute over what should happen to those artworks has garnered headlines in recent years.  This talk discusses the first book to analyze the legal and ethical struggles that have epitomized those battles, explained by one of the leading practitioners in the field.

Nicholas M. O’Donnell is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester and a member of the firm’s Art & Museum Law practice group. His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, where he has served as lead counsel on a variety of lawsuits concerning restitution and fine art sales and has advised museums, dealers, auction houses, and collectors worldwide about restitution, copyright, and de-accessioning issues.  Mr. O’Donnell is also the  editor of  he Art Law Report, which provides timely updates and commentary on legal issues.

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Sports Extravaganza.

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Spanish for Beginners: a Four-Class Series
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

You've been meaning to take a stab at Spanish for years, but you don't like listening to discs and you don't want to take a class at night.  Luckily for you, Colombia natives Patricia Barrios and Roberto Perdomo have decided to share the bounty of their native tongue in this series of FREE classes.  Open to learners of all ages, no previous experience with Spanish needed.  Just come prepared hablarToday's class is third in the series; the final class is next Thursday, March 15.

 
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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912  
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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New library building forum
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image result for FORUMImage result for forumOn Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., the Wayland Library Planning Committee will hold a forum for residents to meet with the project’s architect and view the revised proposed library design. Learn about LEED certification and the new opportunities this building will create for programs, meetings, learning, explorations, and connections. The forum will be held in the large hearing room at the Wayland Town Building. Members of the architectural team, and the board of library trustees, will also be on hand to answer questions.The public forum will be the first of at least three public forums to be held between now and April’s Wayland Annual Town Meeting where residents will decide on funding a new library at 195 Main Street, the site of the former Highway Department Garage, next to the middle school. Construction costs will be partially offset by a $10M state grant, which will contribute approximately 40% of the cost, if residents vote to fund the new library’s construction.

 

CONTACT:  Sandy Raymond, library director  508-358-2311  sraymond@minlib.net
Friday March 9, 2018
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Toddler Stem: Technology
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the second of our four-part STEM series which introduces toddlers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

This session is technology: children will explore the five senses using simple tools.

For ages 18-30 months with parent/caregiver. Limited to 9 families. Registration for all four sessions required.

Workshops will be led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. Building on the triumphs of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty, The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
Sunday March 11, 2018
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Wayland's Military-Industrial Complex: Nike
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM

A discussion of the Nike Site in Wayland/Lincoln during the 50s and 60s

CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912  
Monday March 12, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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EMass Senior Softball Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discussion of rules changes in the organization

E-Mass.org

CONTACT:  Don Gould  508-358-2522  dongould5@gmail.com
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but is also a love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

by Glenn Frankel

• Amid this year’s awards season, we’ll be reading the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon – winner of 4 Academy Awards and one of the most revered films of Hollywood’s golden age • 

Filmed at the height of the Hollywood blacklist, this fascinating book examines the sharp social history of High Noon and reveals how those in power attempted to malign and impugn creators of film, media, and social opinion.  The real parallel in Frankel's book, then, might not be between High Noon's production and its culture, but as a reflection between then and now.

*Copies of the book – as well as this classic movie! – are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
 
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Land of Stories Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you read at least one book from the Land of Stories series?

Come for trivia, a scavenger hunt, games, and more!

Enjoy Fairy Dust Cake and Lily Pad Sodas!

For ages 5 and up.

Led by librarian Elise Katz.

 
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Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! - Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain.  Research will be presented.

CONTACT:  Jolene Ross  781-444-9115  DrJoleneRoss@wellnessspeakers.org
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Spanish for Beginners: a Four-Class Series
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

You've been meaning to take a stab at Spanish for years, but you don't like listening to discs and you don't want to take a class at night.  Luckily for you, Colombia natives Patricia Barrios and Roberto Perdomo have decided to share the bounty of their native tongue in this series of FREE classes.  Open to learners of all ages, no previous experience with Spanish needed.  Just come prepared hablarThis is the final class.

 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Coding for Adults - Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

Join us for a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs and consider some key ideas in computer science while building a fun game using the Python programming language.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the following Thursdays:  1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5. 

Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use. If you use a library computer, please bring a USB flash drive to save your work each week. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.

Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.

Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Friday March 16, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
 
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Toddler Stem: Engineering
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the thrid of our four-part STEM series which introduces toddlers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

This session is Engineering: Children will build simple structures.

For ages 18-30 months with parent/caregiver. Limited to 9 families. Registration for all four sessions required.

Workshops will be led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Sunday March 18, 2018
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Possible Gossels
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hold for Andy

Monday March 19, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Author Talk
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Donald Frederick Nelson: Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed

One fateful night in Massachusetts, Sen. Ted Kennedy was involved in a fatal crash after driving his car from a party on Martha’s Vineyard. Suspicion and intrigue have clouded the public’s opinion of Kennedy and his involvement with this “crime” for years, but author Nelson takes all of the evidence into account and presents a clear explanation of the death at Chappaquiddick.

Donald Frederick Nelson is an accomplished researcher, scholar, and professor of physics. He has taught at numerous universities, including the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, National Association of Scholars, and American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Thursday March 22, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Coding for Adults - Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

Join us for a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs and consider some key ideas in computer science while building a fun game using the Python programming language.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the following Thursdays:  1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5. 

Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use. If you use a library computer, please bring a USB flash drive to save your work each week. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.

Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.

Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
 
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New library building forum
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image result for FORUMImage result for forumOn Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m., the Wayland Library Planning Committee will hold a forum for residents to meet with the project’s architect and view the revised proposed library design. Learn about LEED certification and the new opportunities this building will create for programs, meetings, learning, explorations, and connections. The forum will be held in the large hearing room at the Wayland Town Building. Members of the architectural team, and the board of library trustees, will also be on hand to answer questions.The public forum will be the first of at least three public forums to be held between now and April’s Wayland Annual Town Meeting where residents will decide on funding a new library at 195 Main Street, the site of the former Highway Department Garage, next to the middle school. Construction costs will be partially offset by a $10M state grant, which will contribute approximately 40% of the cost, if residents vote to fund the new library’s construction.

 

CONTACT:  Sandy Raymond, library director  508-358-2311  sraymond@minlib.net
Friday March 23, 2018
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Toddler Stem
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the fourth of our four-part STEM series introduces toddlers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

This session is Math: Children will sort different objects.

For ages 18-30 months with parent/caregiver. Limited to 9 families. Registration for all four sessions required.

Workshops will be led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Trustees & LPC Community Forum
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Includes tours of Library.

Monday March 26, 2018
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL Tutor Training with Ginny Steel

 

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

Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five Monday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26. Pre-registration is required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director, at the phone number or email address listed above.

  

 

CONTACT:  Ginny Steel  508-358-7517  virginia@thesteels.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

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

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

Girls will learn Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics,

videogames, and websites. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year.

The club will be run by a Wayland parent volunteer.

For more information about the program go to their webpage:

National Girls Who Code Club

 Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net or call her at 508-358-2308.

Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Phil Radoff on Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, a Preview of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Così Fan Tutte is the third and last of Mozart’s masterful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo DaPonte.  The opera has moments of laugh-out-loud comedy and great tenderness as it explores the myths and realities of fidelity between lovers.  Phil Radoff will walk us through this Mozart masterpiece in advance of the Metropolitan Opera’s production in high definition at many theaters in Metrowest.

Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a life-long interest in opera.  He has led opera courses at Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) and Lifelong Learners: An Independent Cooperative (LLAIC).  This will be his fifth opera talk at the library.  

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 29, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Coding for Adults - Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

Join us for a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs and consider some key ideas in computer science while building a fun game using the Python programming language.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the following Thursdays:  1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5. 

Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use. If you use a library computer, please bring a USB flash drive to save your work each week. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.

Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.

Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Monday April 2, 2018
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Annual Town Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Save The Date!!


Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

by Valeria Luiselli

 

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
 
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Elise Katz    ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 5, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Coding for Adults - Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Wondered how the software of the world gets made?

Join us for a short introduction to coding for adults. We will explore the basics of writing computer programs and consider some key ideas in computer science while building a fun game using the Python programming language.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the following Thursdays:  1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5. 

Bring your own laptop or check out a library laptop for in-library use. If you use a library computer, please bring a USB flash drive to save your work each week. Regular attendance is encouraged; some online practice in between sessions will be helpful.

Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library.

Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday April 6, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday April 9, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

 

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. Will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
 
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Annual Town Meeting (if needed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Dr. Carol Englender: “DIET AND NUTRITION FOR ASPERGERS SYNDROME AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Come learn how and why changing diet and adding vitamins and minerals may improve attention, social functioning, and academic performance.  Find out how laboratory tests can determine which specific nutrients to add for each individual. 

Carol S. Englender, M.D. has a private integrative medical practice in Framingham.  She has treated children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome for over 20 years using the biomedical model developed by Defeat Autism Now and the Autism Research Institute.  A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Englender served as a founding member of the board of the American Holistic Medical Association.

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

My Holiday in North Korea:  The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by Wendy Simmons

The author chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.

 

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday April 12, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Historical Society Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Molly Faulkner  978-505-5912  
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Nigella Kitchen:  Recipes from the Heart of Home by Nigella Lawson

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Friday April 13, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
 
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Bostonians by Henry James

Henry James's celebrated novel about a passionate New England feminist, her reactionary Southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wish to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and vital as when the book was first published in 1886.  Riveting in its narrative drama, rich and sympathetic in its ironies, The Bostonians is the work of a master psychologist at the top of his form.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
Sunday April 15, 2018
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Music Through the Decades with David Polansky
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Hold for Andy

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday April 20, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday April 23, 2018
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Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

~Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

 

~MBCC Board President Margo Simon Golden will conduct the talk

CONTACT:  Michelle Dixon  781-603-4246  mbcc.michelle@gmail.com
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Annual Poetry Reading
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Geiser    
Monday April 30, 2018
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Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

John Landry: “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND MACHINE LEARNING (ML) – THIS TIME IT’S FOR REAL…AND IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING”

For nearly 20 years Artificial Intelligence floundered as a technology that never delivered results. That era is over! Aided by stunning advances in hardware performance and cloud computing, the AI software concepts conceived in the 80’s and enhanced over the last five years are starting a revolution in “machine learning” (ML), enabling computers to perform “human-like” tasks (image and speech recognition, language translation, text understanding, etc.) at speeds and accuracy only dreamed of a few years ago. Long-time tech visionary and serial tech executive John Landry will provide a lively discussion on what ML is, why it’s important and what might happen when machines exceed humans in intelligence (aka “super-intelligence”). 

John Landry continues a 40+ year career in tech where he’s been an Angel Investor in 80+ Senior Tech Exec/CTO of 12 (e.g. Lotus, Cullinet, IBM), a Co-Founder of 6 and a Board Director of 45.

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Save The Date!!


American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

by Nate Blakeslee

 

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
 
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday May 4, 2018
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group is especially good for people who have recently moved to the United States and for those who do not speak English at home. We meet two Fridays each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Monday May 7, 2018
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Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Dry

 

The Dry by Jane Harper

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Author Talk
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

 

New England's General Stores

The general store is literally as old as America itself. It hearkens back to a simpler time and a more innocent and rural nation. It conjures a country-like place where kids come in to by penny candy, and adults to buy everything from swaths of fabric, to fresh vegetables, to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a cold, winter’s morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove. And in tough times, it was a place that often treated customers like family, extending credit when no one else would. Deeply woven into America’s cultural identity from its earliest days, the general store was an integral part of the nation’s self-portrait.

In New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein explores the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how it figured in the rise of early American commerce, why it began to fade, and why it has begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era. Ted’s presentation is accompanied by the award-winning photography of Art Donahue.  Afterwards, Ted will take questions and sign copies of the book.

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Blue Highways:  A Journey Into America by William Least Heat-Moon

A travelogue classic about a road trip across the US. 

 

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Pati's Mexican Table:  The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking by Pati Jinich

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Friday May 11, 2018
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Country Road, a Tree by Jo Baker

The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Elysees. A young, unknown writer--Samuel Beckett--recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance . . . Through it all, we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man's timeless art.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
Saturday May 12, 2018
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North American Birds of Prey
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

By Gouldingken (Own work) [<a data-cke-saved-href=Wingmasters will bring 5 live birds to the library to explain predation, the food web, hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world.

All ages welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 35 spaces available.
Monday May 14, 2018
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Genealogy for Beginners - A Four Week Series
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Feasting with your Instant Pot
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate 2 recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 35 spaces available.
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Brain Building Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Preston Heller, Mentalist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come be amazed by Preston Heller the Mentalist who will read your mind!  Well, maybe not read it but he will certainly reveal information known only to you.  This is a program you won't want to miss. Everyone will be leaving wondering how he does it.  

The program is 100% family friendly, but due to the nature of the subject matter, it is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Preston's requested form of payment is a collection for our local food pantry which we think is the best kind of honorarium. Don't you think so?  Please bring something with you for donation.   

 

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday May 18, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
 
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Friends Book Sale
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Saturday May 19, 2018
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Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

Sunday May 20, 2018
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Friends Book Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Book Sale held by our Friends!

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 1, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
Monday June 4, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Bright Hour

 

The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis.

 

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Great Presenters Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Hendrik Broekman: “LIVING THE HARPSICHORD LIFE”

Harpsichords, despite being real, stubbornly remain less well understood than unicorns by most folk, aficionados aside.  This program is intended to shed light on the making, music and other fascinations of this near-mythical instrument.  It is hoped that one might make a personal appearance.

Hendrik Broekman has been involved with harpsichords all his adult life, both as maker and player.   He progressed to his own shop in 1972.  Since 1979 he has served as the Technical Director of Hubbard Harpsichords.

 

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Save The Date!!


The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places

by Eric Weiner

 

CONTACT:  Patti Reilly  508-358-2311  psreilly@minlib.net
 
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Dystopian & Science Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Elise Katz     ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 8, 2018
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

CONTACT:  Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group is good for people who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills. Intermediate Conversation Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting place will be the balcony/mezzanine at the library.

 

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Havana:  A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kulansky 

The author presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and his own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's music, literature, baseball, food, architecture and its extraordinary blend of cultures.

 

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  Around My French Table:  More Than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday June 22, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    steve@englersite.com
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's cookbook:  The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison

CONTACT:  Rachel Sideman-Kurtz    rsideman@minlib.net
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday September 6, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday September 21, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Wednesday October 3, 2018
misc_none
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday October 4, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 19, 2018
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Great Decisions
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    
Thursday November 1, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday November 15, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018
misc_none
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday December 6, 2018
lib_book_signing
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room

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