Sunday October 20, 2019
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Race Amity - America's Other Tradition: A Primer with William H. Smith
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This book seeks to impact the public discourse on race - to move it from the “blame/grievance/rejection” cycle to one of “amity/collaboration/access and equity.” Most discussions focus exclusively on racist traditions, we look at the always present moral counterweight of close, loving, friendship and collaboration, which  is “the other tradition.” 

This primer is written to provide an introduction to an unexplored perspective for study, to be followed by taking action around the concept of the “other tradition,” to address our country’s most vital and challenging issue, racial and cultural prejudice. The writers fervently wish that those taking the time to read, study, and discuss these pages will be moved to continue their journey in moral service towards E Pluribus Unum, with assurance from that simple axiom, “Right is might”.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker and co-author William H. Smith is the founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity. Smith is a producer and co-writer of the award winning Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices with aired national on PBS. He is the concept creator and Co-Executive Producer and Senior Writer for the 2018 documentary for public television, An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Medi Senior Services Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We help families apply for MassHealth for family members that are in or going into long term care facilities.

CONTACT:  Paula Leazott  508-386-4099  pleazott@medi-services.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Introduction to the iPhone
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You have some experience with your iPhone, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, downloading apps, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone with you.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. 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 October 22, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Wayland Ukulele Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wayland Ukulele Club? is for any adult (ages 16+) who wants to have fun with music. All skill levels are welcome.

Are you completely new to the uke – no problem! We’ll teach you some easy chords and start off with songs that are not-too-hard.

Have you been playing all your life? That’s great too! You already know how fun the ukulele can be, and how it brings people together.

Somewhere in the middle? Wonderful!

In a welcoming, supportive environment we’ll learn and play songs together from across the spectrum, from oldies to modern pop or whatever else the group might want. Sign up for five sessions Tuesday evenings in Sept/Oct – with the goal of using the final session to do a short performance at a local assisted living center. Join us!

We will meet Sept 17, Sept 24, (skip October 1,) Oct 8, Oct 15 and Oct 22.

Registration is required.? Limit 20 students, ages 16+. BYOU & MS - Bring your own Ukulele and Music Stand.

Wayland Library has 4 ukes available to borrow for 3 weeks at a time, but we can't guarantee their availability. If ours are checked out, other local libraries lending ukuleles include Framingham, Weston and Wellesley.
 

ABOUT MARK & ZOE:

Mark and Zoe Hughes are a father and daughter who live in Wayland. They believe that music is fun, that perfection is the enemy, and that ukuleles are an awesome way to bring all kinds of different people together for a great time.?

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Ages 12+
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sign up in advance to participate in our first ever pumpkin decorating contest!

Compete in a kids or adult age group for two titles in each: Best Decorated and Best Carved!

Important Dates: 

  • Pick up your reserved pumpkin Wednesday, 10/23 through Saturday 10/26. 

    • ages 3-11 - pick up in the Children’s Room

    • ages 12-adult - pick up at the Reference Desk

  • Return your decorated or carved pumpkin on Saturday 10/26 or Sunday, 10/27

  • Visit the library or our Facebook page to check out all the pumpkins and vote for your favorites Monday 10/28 through Weds 10/30. 

  • Winners announced on Halloween! Thursday, 10/31!

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Ages 3-11
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sign up in advance to participate in our first ever pumpkin decorating contest!

Compete in a kids or adult age group for two titles in each: Best Decorated and Best Carved!

Important Dates: 

  • Pick up your reserved pumpkin Wednesday, 10/23 through Saturday 10/26. 

    • ages 3-11 - pick up in the Children’s Room

    • ages 12-adult - pick up at the Reference Desk

  • Return your decorated or carved pumpkin on Saturday 10/26 or Sunday, 10/27

  • Visit the library or our Facebook page to check out all the pumpkins and vote for your favorites Monday 10/28 through Weds 10/30. 

  • Winners announced on Halloween! Thursday, 10/31!

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
 
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Monster Mash Bash
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in for a monstrously fun afternoon of horrible crafts, ghoulish games, and eye-popping activities.

There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes! Costumes welcome!

For ages 5 and up.

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.

October's book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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King Lear: Should We Translate Shakespeare into Modern English?
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Shakespeare wrote his plays over 400 years ago. While it is estimated that about 80% of English grammar and vocabulary hasn’t changed much in last 400 years, some words and expressions have disappeared or changed meaning.  If you were transported to 17th century London, the locals would not be able to understand you, nor you them.

These changes can baffle, and worse, mislead, the modern playgoer. So should we translate Shakespeare into modern English?

Using examples from King Lear, Joel Angiolillo will trace some of the language changes that have occurred since 1605, discuss the pros and cons of translating Shakespeare, and give examples of how we could create such a translation.

Join us to learn how the language has evolved, and enhance your appreciation and understanding of King Lear. 

King Lear is being performed by the Actors Shakespeare Company October 3-27th at the Chelsea Theater Works.

 

 

Joel Angiolillo holds a BA in linguistics from Amherst College and a PhD in Cognition and Communication from the University of Chicago. He applied his interest in how we understand and use speech as a telecommunications engineer at AT&T and Verizon.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Staff Development Meeting
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Busy Parents: Making Changes for Zero-Waste
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Our mission is to leverage community and collaboration to accelerate each of our journeys towards zero-waste living. We are a respectful welcoming community that supports one common goal: sustainability.

We will celebrate any and all new members, questions, suggestions, changes and successes.

CONTACT:  Lauren Crimmin    crimminlauren@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Join us for a monthly TED talk viewing and discussion program! We'll watch a TED talk for 20 minutes, discuss for 20 minutes indoors, and then, weather permitting, take a 30 minute *optional* walk to continue the discussion! Come for all or some of this program. If you just want to walk, please contact Courtney (508-358-2311) and then join us about 10:40.

In October we'll watch Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong, a talk by Johann Hari.

What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

 

 

Johann Hari's first book, Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope, is being translated into 27 languages and has been praised by a broad range of people -- from Elton John (who said it "will change your life") to the British Journal of General Practice, who called it "one of the most important texts in recent years." His second book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels, and into a non-fiction documentary series.

Hari graduated from Cambridge University with the highest degree grade, a Double First, in social and political sciences. He grew up in London, with a Swiss father who was a bus driver and a Scottish mother who worked in a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Today, he lives half the year in London, and he spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books.

Hari has written over the past eight years for some of the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the SpectatorLe Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO's Realtime With Bill Maher. He was twice named "National Newspaper Journalist of the Year" by Amnesty International. He has also been named "Cultural Commentator of the Year" and "Environmental Commentator of the Year" at the Comment Awards, and "Gay Journalist of the Year" at the Stonewall Awards.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dena DincauzeJoin us to learn about Mansion Inn, a Wayland archaeological site, and Dena Dincauze, the remarkable woman who documented it.

Mansion Inn is a well-known Native American cremation burial site in Wayland dating back to circa 3,500 years ago.  As part of her dissertation research, Dena Dincauze, a Concord native and graduate student in Anthropology at Harvard University, took on the formidable task of studying the artifacts and materials recovered from this important site that was dug in a non-scientific way by avocational archaeologists and local residents. This seminal work began a remarkable career as an important authority in New England Archaeology.

Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Commission.

 

 

 

About the speaker: 

Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant specializing in the analysis of plant and animal remains from archaeological sites.  She is also associated with the Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Peabody Museum, Harvard University. 

Tonya  has been active in Wayland archaeology since the late 1970’s and was a co-founder of the Wayland Archaeology Group, an arm of the Wayland Historical Commission of which she is a member.  Tonya has been involved in numerous excavations in the Sudbury/Assabet/Concord River basin since that time.  She also has extensive field experience in the broader northeast with the National Park Service.  As a staff member of the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at Harvard, she also worked at the ancient site of Harappa in Pakistan.

Tonya holds a B.A. in Anthropology from UMass Boston, an M.A. in Anthropology from UMass Amherst, and an M.S.W. from Fordham University in New York. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Pop-Up Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers.

For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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ESOL Tutor Training Class
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, and 10/28. Please note: the Library will be closed on 10/14 in observance of Columbus Day and training will NOT be held. 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 October 29, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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New Traditions for Thanksgiving: Side Dishes & Turkey Talk with Liz Barbour
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For many of us, preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with anxiety. Join chef Liz Barbour for as she explores the many types of turkeys available, the various ways to prepare them, and how to create a menu that is easy and delicious. Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate 2 of her favorite side dishes and offer samples for everyone.

Registration is required. Limit 35 attendees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering and restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. Her recipes and teaching style connected with her community, and Liz soon had a large following of loyal students. She is a regular guest on New Hampshire’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including Where Women Cook, New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo Press. Liz is the author of Beautifully Delicious, a collection of recipes that create beautiful dishes combining colorful, flavorful ingredients and incorporates familiar herbs and edible flowers that you are probably growing at home or that you can conveniently buy at your local grocery store. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Diwali Program
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn about Diwali and create your own henna and rangoli designs on paper. 

If you want, Wayland parent Manisha Kotadia will paint a henna design on your hand!

For ages 5 and up.

 

 
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Hiking The Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dan & Marilyn Brielmann along with Alan French will be your guides taking you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs around the city of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. 

Dan incorporates his video and musical talents to bring the environmental issues of our day in a documentary news style that inspires us to meet the people who are Caring for the Earth. In doing this video, he met and interviewed over 60 people. Alan French is an Andover resident and was the founder, Chairman and Executive Director of the Bay Circuit Alliance, Inc. He’s here tonight to talk about the more than 25 years he was involved with this project and making it a reality. 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be music, video, information about a trail that’s in your own backyard and time for questions. We look forward to your joining us for this fun, informative event.

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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One-on-One Genealogy Help
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you just getting started and don't know where to begin?

Having trouble organizing and confirming your genealogy finds?

Stuck on a branch of your tree and can't go any further?

Get one-on-one help from experienced Genealogists - weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm, through October!

Sign up by Sunday for a 15 minutes session the following Thursday and then meet your genealogist at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Wayland Free Public Library  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday November 1, 2019
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Art Exhibit Installation - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers will setup their November art exhibit in the Raytheon Room from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Sunday November 3, 2019
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Artist Reception - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Artist Reception for the November exhibit by Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers. Reception will be 2:30pm-4:30pm and Raytheon Room is needed from 2:00pm-5:00pm for setup and cleanup. 

Monday November 4, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Tattooist of Auschwitz book coverThe Tattooist of Auschwitz 

by Heather Morris

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: Ian Condry - Hearing the Future in Music in Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In the 21st century, musicians have faced a whiplash of technological and cultural change that as fundamentally altered the social and business relations around music.  Might current musical experiments point to possibilities for post-capitalist futures?  Examples from Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin will explore pop idols, virtual singers, underground techno, crowd-funding pioneers, and spatial audio sound art.  What might seem like a flatland of economic commodification of music is in fact a fluid, shifting landscape that points to a fundamental curvature of socialeconomic spacetime.

Ian Condry is a cultural anthropologist and professor at MIT since 2002.  He is the author of two books, Hip-Hop Japan and The Soul of Anime, both of which examine how cultural movements go global from below.  He is currently working on a book exploring at music and musicians after the end of the recording industry, with a comparison of Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin.  He is the founder of the Dissolve Music series, and organizer of the MIT Spatial Sound Lab, which makes multi-perspective sonic experiences to explore the possibilities of sound for transforming learning and democracy.  He hosts the radio show “Near and Far” on WMBR 88.1 FM Cambridge and online at wmbr.org.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
 
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Prewalkers Lapsit
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development.

Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver. We will meet in the play area of the Children's Room.

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

 
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.

This month's theme: Space Stations!

For ages 5 and up.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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The Dog Went Over the Mountain with Peter Zheutlin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Peter Zheutlin, The New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road embarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend. 
 
On the cusp of turning sixty-five, Peter Zheutlin and his beloved Albie, a rescue dog of similar vintage, take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters. They come away with a newfound appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.
 
Inspired by John Steinbeck, this 9,000-mile odyssey allows Zheutlin to experience all that America is and means today, and having Albie by his side opens up people and pockets of this country (and a few new smells). Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel classics, but with an endearing canine sidekick, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers, and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion.
 
 
Past praise for Peter Zheutlin:
  • “Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful. [Dogs] are one way God tests our compassion.” —Dean Koontz
  • “Heartwarming doesn’t suffice to describe it: this tale of stray, unwanted, and abandoned dogs, and the people who devote their lives to saving them, restores faith in humanity.” —Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog
  • “Peter Zheutlin takes us on a dog lover’s ultimate road trip. A canine caravan with heart and soul.” —Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Dog Lived, And So Will I
 
About Peter Zheutlin:
 
Peter Zheutlin is the New York Times best selling author of Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway and a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. Mr. Zheutlin has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine and numerous
other publications in the U.S. and abroad.
 
He is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride and Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. He is also the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy, and, with Judith Gelman, of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men and The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls.
 
Prior to starting his writing career, Mr. Zheutlin practiced law and taught legal skills at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University law schools. Mr. Zheutlin is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School and resides in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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3D Design Workshop - Rocketship
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In this 3D design workshop, children will design their own rocketships, using Blender.  Blender is advanced 3D design software, proficiency with mouse and keyboard is highly recommended.

For ages 9 and up. Parents of younger children (8 years) are welcome to register, but are encouraged to stay and design with their children. 

Space is limited.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Tyler Kenney    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary with Jonathan Hansen
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. 

Until now, biographers have treated Castro’s life like prosecutors, scouring his past for evidence to convict a person they don’t like or don’t understand. This can make for bad history and unsatisfying biography. Young Castro challenges readers to put aside the caricature of a bearded, cigar-munching, anti-American hot head to discover how Castro became the dictator who acted as a thorn in the side of US presidents for nearly half a century.

The first American historian in a generation to gain access to the Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable and all too human. A man who, having grown up on an island that felt like a colonial cage, was compelled to lead his country to independence.

 

 

Jonathan Hansen is a Senior Lecturer on Social Studies and a Faculty Associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. 

He is the author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920, as well as articles, op-eds, and book reviews on U.S. imperialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and race and ethnicity published in the New York Times, Huffington Post,  and The Guardian, among others.

Professor Hansen teaches undergraduate courses on Introduction to Social Thought, Justice and Reconciliation after Mass Violence, PTSD in American history, as well as seminars on reconciliation and intractable conflicts at Harvard Law School. He is currently working on a biography of Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Friend : A Novel

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind.  Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master.  But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.  Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday November 10, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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CLOSED - VETERANS' DAY
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Teen Crafternoon
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in to the Teen Loft and craft with us!

We provide the materials and ideas, you bring the
creativity.

 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Backyard Astronomy: Scanning November Skies Using the New Library Telescope!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to use the new Library Telescope!

Please plan to attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how you can observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star hopping and see how easy the telescope is to use!

This telescope was funded by an Anonymous Donor, and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Library Telescope Program.

Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

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

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

 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

On Tyranny : Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With On Tyranny, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience." 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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STEAM TEAM: Mystery Bag Challenge
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children will complete fun design challenges using only the materials provided in a mystery bag!

For ages 5 and up.

 
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Dystopian/Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban   

  "Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state--and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture--rebel, change agent, and artist."                                                        

Join us for a lively discussion of this book!

CONTACT:  Elise Katz  508-358-2311  ekatz@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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The Cocoanut Grove Fire with Bob Begin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

In November of 1942, Boston was feeling the effects of the War. The city was full of service men and women, the port was a major embarkation point for convoys to England, war related industries were running round the clock, and rationing was in place. The global situation was bleak and the air was full of doubt and unknown. 

 
People wanted a break, if only for a few hours. One option would be a night on the town with friends, loved ones, or even new relationships. A few hours of dancing, laughing, celebrating, drinking; this would give us all a break from the gloom and worry. In Boston, one of the most popular night spots was the Cocoanut Grove. Dark, exotic, romantic - a perfect place to have fun and forget the woes of the war. It would be packed beyond capacity on Nov. 28, 1942 when fire broke out, spreading panic and death throughout the entire gathering. 
 
What caused the fire? Who were the victims? And what changes did it initiate? Learn the answers and more at this historical presentation by Bob Begin.
 
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 Logistics Director. The love of history continues to be very rewarding as he enjoys retirement.  His major focus is on Naval History with an 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:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by Salma Hage 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday November 15, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Join us for a monthly TED talk viewing and discussion program! We'll watch a TED talk for 20 minutes, discuss for 20 minutes indoors, and then, weather permitting, take a 30 minute *optional* walk to continue the discussion! Come for all or some of this program. If you just want to walk, please contact Courtney (508-358-2311) and then join us about 10:40.

In November we'll watch What happened when we paired up thousands of strangers to talk politics, a talk by Jochen Wegner.

In Spring 2019, more than 17,000 Europeans from 33 countries signed up to have a political argument with a complete stranger. They were part of "Europe Talks," a project that organizes one-on-one conversations between people who disagree -- sort of like a Tinder for politics. Editor Jochen Wegner shares the unexpected things that happened when people met up to talk -- and shows how face-to-face discussions could get a divided world to rethink itself.

 

Jochen Wegner never thought he could make a living out of writing, yet ultimately he found himself editing Zeit Online, one of Germany's major media websites. With a team of 150, Zeit Online delivers around-the-clock information about breaking and developing stories, distinguished by deep reporting and data visualizations. Zeit also hosts a number of Germany's most popular podcasts. 

By taking journalism beyond reporting and into the realm of real-time discussion, Wegner is creating tools that could change the political climate by encouraging wide varieties of people to engage in public discourse. His "My Country Talks" platform organizes personal, one-on-one conversations between people from all over the ideological map, inviting them to find common ground between viewpoints that are at first seemingly irreconcilable.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Book Sale Preview for Friends of WPL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Wayland Public Library and become eligible for first dibs on the book sale happening this weekend.

You can donate your books at the Town Hall Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps support many library programs, including museum passes.

Book Sale Location: Large Hearing Room at Town Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Carole Schneider    
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Poetry Workshop Instructional Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brad Clompus of Lesley University will be offering his critical and pedagogical insights.

Sunday November 17, 2019
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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Pop-Up Playtime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for a morning of pretend play, early literacy activities, and sensory fun for little ones and their caregivers.

For children ages 0 to 3, with caregiver.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Introduction to Kanopy, Hoopla and Overdrive
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Heard about streaming and downloading books, audiobooks and movies from the library? Find out how to download the apps for Kanopy, Hoopla and Libby, and navigate the extensive collections you can find from the comfort of your own home!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Busy Parents: Making Changes for Zero-Waste
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Our mission is to leverage community and collaboration to accelerate each of our journeys towards zero-waste living. We are a respectful welcoming community that supports one common goal: sustainability.

We will celebrate any and all new members, questions, suggestions, changes and successes.

CONTACT:  Lauren Crimmin    crimminlauren@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Prewalkers Lapsit
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Together we will learn fun and interactive ways to promote early brain development.

Our group includes soft songs and lap bounces, which encourage early communication.

Facilitated by an Beverly Mobilia of Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

For ages newborn to 1 year, or pre-walkers, with caregiver.

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

 
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Knitting 102: Purl Stitch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

For those who took our Introduction to Knitting class or who already have some experience with knitting. Participants should know how to cast on and basic knit stitch. We will learn purl stitch and the patterns you can create with knit and purl, as well as binding off - or how to finish your project!

The library will provide a beginner set of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to practice with. Or feel free to bring your own!

Registration is required, limit 12 people.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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NaNoWriMo Write-In
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Siljeea Magic with Judith Pratt
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hear author Judith Pratt read from her latest YA novel, Siljeea Magic!

Most people see nothing but trees and grass in those woods that line superhighways. But 13-year-old Andrea sees small people. At first, Andrea is delighted to meet Erau, a Bokaaj boy about her age. He teaches her how to climb trees—he has extra toes—and how to eat acorns and ferns. But then a new road full of houses begins to chew up the woods. Andrea must keep the Bokaaj safe, while managing a new school, overprotective parents, and a bratty younger brother. Oh, and as I mentioned this all takes place in Massachusetts--in Newton, and somewhere out near route. 495.

 

 

 

 

About Judith Pratt:

 

My plays have been produced in small theatres around the U.S. and in Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve taught theater, written reviews for our local (Ithaca, NY) paper, and created fundraising materials for Cornell University. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday November 25, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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CLOSE AT 6:00PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 29, 2019
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CLOSED ALL DAY
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Art Exhibit Removal - Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Novmeber Raytheon Room Art Exhibit Removal.

CONTACT:  Wayne Hall    wah@waynehallphotography.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 2, 2019
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Radio Free Vermont book coverRadio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

by Bill McKibben

As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: Kathy Defina - The Magic of Silk Painting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Silk painting has been done for centuries in Asia, it’s been big in Europe for years, and its interest is slowly growing in the wearable art industry here.  There is something magical about watching the dyes come alive as you touch the paintbrush to the silk. It flows like the ocean taking on a life of its own. It has the same effect on your soul as watching waves come and go at the beach.

Kathy Defina is a self-taught silk artist. She has been painting for over 20 years, but has fallen in love with the art of silk painting within the last 5 years.  Her passion for silk painting led her to study under one of the few Master Silk Painters.  She continues to learn and grow her art. Her concentration is wearable art and her dream is to have her fine art silk paintings shown in galleries.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Sing-along with Jeannie Mack
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Plenty of opportunity for audience participation!

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Joan Kimball  978-318-0991  
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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3D design workshop - Snowman
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Use 3D design program 'Sculptris' to create and eventually print your own creation!  Patricipants will use this digital sclupting tool to create their own snowman.  Prior experience is not required, but being faimilar with mouse and keyboard is advised.  For ages 9 and up.  Parents of younger children (7-8) are encouraged to stay and help design with their children.  Objects will be printed in the days following the workshop.  All 3D prints will be free.  

CONTACT:  Tyler Kenney    tkenney@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday December 6, 2019
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Friends Steering Committee Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Friends of Wayland Library Steering Committee Meeting. 

CONTACT:  Kim Steere    kimsteere@ymail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday December 9, 2019
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Brain Building Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity.

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

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Never Caught : The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, and relates the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away. Never Caught is the only book that examines the life of an eighteenth-century fugitive woman in intricate detail, and it provides a new look at George Washington's relationship to slavery.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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The Lamps of Albarracín with Edith Scott Saavedra
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
The Lamps of Albarracín (in Spanish, Los Candiles de Albarracínis a fictional first person narrative by a Sephardic girl that recounts the arrival of the Spanish Inquisition into the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1480's. It is based on extensive review of Spanish Inquisition testimony and historical research, most notably the works of Prof. Mary Halavais on Morisco identity in pre-Expulsion Aragon and Prof. David Gitlitz on the impact of the Spanish Inquisition of persons of Judaic heritage.
 
This novel tells the true story of a city's resistance to the arrival of King Ferdinand's inquisitor, long suppressed by the Spanish Monarchy and Church. A woman's narrative, the text brings alive the historical figure of Brianda de Besante, an unsung heroine of resistance to the Inquisition. It also brings alive the multicultural Spain of the early Renaissance -- religion, spirituality, arts and crafts, houses of worship, songs and ballads, recipes and fashion. 

Its Spanish-language edition, Los Candiles de Albarracínhas been on the bestseller list in the categories Hispano-American Fiction and Jewish Literature on Amazon Spain, and has received recognition in the Spanish media (Libertad DigitalAragon Radio, El Periodico de Aragon, El Heraldo de Aragon and El Diario de Terueland international recognition via Radio Sefarad Madrid in both English and Spanish language podcasts as well as Sfarad.es and eSefarad (Spain) and Semanario Hebreo (Uruguay)It will receive upcoming mention by Professor Yitzchak Kerem in the journal Sefarad (Israel).

Edith Scott Saavedra earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. At Harvard, she studied Spanish literature with Professor Juan Marichal. While an undergraduate at Harvard, she also studied political philosophy, history and social theory. Ms. Scott earned a juris doctor cum laude from the Harvard Law School. She has had a distinguished career as an international lawyer, business consultant and author. Ms. Scott is the co-author of several leading works on the competitiveness of industries, regions and nations. The Lamps of Albarracín/Los Candiles de Albarracín is her first novel.
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

No book selection - please bring a favorite recipe of your own!

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday December 13, 2019
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TED Walks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Tentative Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Behold the Dreamers

This heartfelt and intimate portrayal of African immigrants trying to make it in New York City focuses on the family of Jende Jonga from Cameroon. He lands a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy finance industry boss and is then able to bring his wife and young son over from Africa.  Over time, they become more involved with their wealthy employers, who have problems of their own.  Mbue portrays these individuals realistically and sympathetically as the stresses of surviving in New York lead to conflict.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday December 15, 2019
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Girls Who Code for Grades 3 to 5
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

The Wayland Public Library is offering a Fall  Girls Who Code club for girls in grades 3 to 5.

This club will teach basic coding in an engaging and creative way to girls in the upper elementary grades.

The club will meet Mondays, October 21 through December 16 (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent volunteers.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through January 21, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Board of Library Trustees
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Holiday Wrapping Party
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Stop by the library for a festive gift wrap party. Enjoy coffee and tea, treats, holiday music and company! 

Bring your gifts to wrap, we'll provide the paper, ribbon, scissors and tape!

Donations of wrapping paper and ribbon also gratefully accepted. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday December 20, 2019
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Beginners English Conversation Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Do you know someone who is learning basic English?  This beginners English conversation group meets about twice a month. It is especially good for people who do not speak English at home. This class will take place at the Cochituate Village Apartments Community Room at 106 Main Street in Wayland.
CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CLOSE AT 12:00PM - CHRISTMAS EVE
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday December 26, 2019
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Storyvine
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 2, 2020
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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
Sunday January 5, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday January 6, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 21, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: Brian Donahue - The History and Future of Farming and Conservation in New England
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This talk will look at the development of farming, woodlands, and conservation along the Sudbury River from pre-European times to today. It will then expand to envision the possible future of farming in New England, in a changing world.

Brian Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies on the Jack Meyerhoff Fund at Brandeis University, and Environmental Historian at Harvard Forest. He teaches courses on environmental history and sustainable farming and forestry, and he holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the Brandeis program in the History of American Civilization. He co-founded and for 12 years directed Land’s Sake, a non-profit community farm in Weston, and now sits on the board of the Thoreau Farm Trust and The Land Institute. Donahue wrote or co-authored a number of books on farming and conservation and received multiple awards for them. He is also co-author of Wildlands and Woodlands and A New England Food Vision, initiatives working towards conserving 85% of the New England Landscape (wildlandsandwoodlands.org).

 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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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

If You Ask Me

When Ladies Home Journal offered Eleanor Roosevelt an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. "If You Ask Me" quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages….Covering a wide variety of topics--everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture--these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt’s warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.  

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Half Day Knitting Meetup
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bring your knitting projects to work on and share and get help from librarian Sarah Hogan. Enjoy tea, lemonade and snacks!

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult willing to help. 

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Room is Booked
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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A Conversation about a Plant Based Lifestyle with Nancy Wind
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
with Nancy R. Wind, Certified Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution By Alice Waters 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday January 10, 2020
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark

Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house.  Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil; with aplomb, however, she confidently sets about putting things to order, to terrible effect.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday January 12, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday January 13, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 21, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Girl Scouts Junior - Troop #62579
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Girl Scouts Junior Troop #62579 Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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USS Indianapolis with Bob Begin
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday January 16, 2020
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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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Family Trivia Night!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring the whole family to the Library for Trivia, Pizza and Snacks! 

We'll play 4 rounds of 5 questions each. Categories will vary and include current affairs, pop culture, sports, history, science and everything in between.

Ms. Carly is writing questions for ages 6-106! Watch our Facebook page for clues!

Registration is required - sign up your team of 2-6 people today!

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Friday January 17, 2020
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Craft Supply Swap!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hey crafters! Looking for "new to you" craft items and ideas? Want to reduce your stash of leftover craft supplies? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, check out our first ever Craft Supply Swap. 

Here's how it works, donate your leftover crafting supplies Monday, January 13th -Thursday January 16th upstairs at the reference desk. (For large donations please contact Courtney ahead of time). Be sure to pick up your swap ticket when you donate!

Return to the library on Friday, January 17th from 10-12 to browse the swap tables and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project!

Don’t have anything to donate? Feel free to stop by Friday, January 17th between 12 and 2 and help yourself! 

Any supplies not taken by swappers will be used by the library for programs, donated to charity, or recycled. 

 
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

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

The fall session of this club meets every Tuesday, October 15 through December 21, (except school holidays) amd will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Choosing College with Michael Horn
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices.

This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. 

Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. Choosing College helps readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what "Job" students are hiring college to do for them. 

About Michael Horn:

Michael HornMichael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank.

Michael is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. An expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning, competency-based learning, and how to transform the education system into a student-centered one, he serves on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including the Clayton Christensen Institute, the Robin Hood Learning+Tech Fund, and the LearnLaunch Institute. 

Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday January 26, 2020
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Jose Allende Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jazz, Classical and Latin Guitar

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday January 27, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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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
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday February 3, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
 
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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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: Alan Marscher & Svetlana Jorstad - Black Hole Monsters at the Centers of Galaxies
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ironically, black holes create the most luminous objects in the universe. The speakers study super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and are members of a team that recently imaged the “black hole shadow” in the center of the galaxy M87. They will discuss how gas falling onto black holes and jets of high-energy particles powered by the black hole’s spin cause the centers of galaxies to shine brightly across the entire spectrum from radio to visible to X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths.

Dr. Alan Marscher is a professor of astronomy, and Dr. Svetlana Jorstad is a senior research associate in the Institute for Astrophysical Research at Boston University. Together they have published over 200 articles in scientific journals on the topic of quasars and other types of active galactic nuclei. They use data from a number of NASA satellite observatories and ground-based telescopes to follow variations in brightness and changes in images of jets of high-energy particles and magnetic fields at the centers
of some galaxies.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday February 6, 2020
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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
Sunday February 9, 2020
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Rachel Borges Jazz Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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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 February 12, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

White Trash : The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society and shows how poor whites have been deeply ingrained in the country's history for the past 400 years. They were central to the both the Civil War itself and the rise of the Republican Party, and still today feature in reality TV as entertainment. White trash have always been an integral part of the American identity, and here their history in both culture and politics in explored in depth. A fascinating work that's timely to today's public debate about rich and poor. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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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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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: Mario Batali Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA  by Mario Batali 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday February 14, 2020
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MetroWest Program Planners Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
 
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Tenderness of Wolves

When a mysterious trapper is murdered, his neighbor’s son disappears and is suspected of the deed.  The Company (which runs just about everything in Canada's Northern Territory in 1867) sends the hapless Donald Moody to investigate.  This is a complex and engrossing tale of human passion and folly, highlighted by the rigors of a wilderness being systematically despoiled.  The characters are distinctive, their portraits startling and incisive, and the writing is fluid and beautifully detailed.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday February 16, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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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
Thursday February 20, 2020
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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
Monday February 24, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Half Day Knitting Meetup
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bring your knitting projects to work on and share and get help from librarian Sarah Hogan. Enjoy tea, lemonade and snacks!

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  508-358-2311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Daisy Troop Meeting. 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Raytheon Room. 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 2, 2020
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions), October through June.  Titles are chosen every three months by consensus of the group.  Contact Brittany Tuttle (btuttle@minlib.net) for more details.

CONTACT:  Brittany Tuttle  508-358-2311  btuttle@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

 
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Great Presenters: James Karlson - Sports Medicine: Not Just for the Professional Athlete
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Karlson will discuss the topic of sports medicine and his experience treating athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. He will review common sports injuries, standard treatment, and injury prevention. 

Dr. James Karlson has been a resident of Wayland since 1996. For 20 years, he was the volunteer team physician for the Wayland High School football team. His three children participated in swimming, lacrosse, sailing and horseback riding, giving him many opportunities to apply his knowledge of sports medicine. He is currently a practicing sports medicine physician and partner at Pro Sports Orthopedics and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.

CONTACT:  Courtney Michael  5083582311  cmichael@minlib.net
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Ann Moses    annbmoses@gmail.com
Thursday March 5, 2020
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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 March 6, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: TBD

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 8, 2020
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Elizabeth & Ben Anderson: Celtic Fiddle & Cello
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Library Rotunda
Monday March 9, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Nonfiction Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.  

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Kids Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children,

toddlers to age 5.

 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact: Sarah Hogan     shogan@minlib.net

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

Book: Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like it’s the Weekend by Daphne Oz 

CONTACT:  Sarah Hogan  508 358 2311  shogan@minlib.net
Friday March 13, 2020
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Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Fixer

The Fixer is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel.  Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy.  Arrested and imprisoned, he refuses to confess to a crime he did not commit.  Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Sunday March 15, 2020
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Daisy Troop 70141
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Daisy Troop 70141 Monthly Meeting.

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Thursday March 19, 2020
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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 March 20, 2020
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Great Decisions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: TBD

CONTACT:  Stephen Engler    stephenmengler@gmail.com
LOCATION: Raytheon Room
Monday March 23, 2020
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Short Readings for Intermediate ESL Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read a short story or article in class, discuss the reading, and practice your English skills. No preparation needed! This group is best for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Registration is required before each class. Know someone who could benefit? Spread the word!

CONTACT:  M.J. Wright  508-358-2311  mwright@minlib.net
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net

Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

The winter/spring session of this club meets every Tuesday, February 25 through May 26, (except school holidays) and will be faciliated by a Wayland parent and other volunteers. Girls in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to register.

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

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

Questions? Email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net