- Holiday Open House. Come sing your favorite holiday songs and learn some new ones with Ben Rudnick & Friends, winner of seven Parent’s Choice awards! Enjoy some refreshments while they perform in the Rotunda. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library. Sunday, December 2; Concert 3-3:45 p.m.
- Craft a 3D Snowflake. We’ll be making cardstock paper snowflakes using Elmer’s glue and our dexterity! Participants will select from three designs and complete one snowflake. Ages 12 and up on Tuesday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m.
- The Great Presenters: Having Surgery After 65—What to Know, Consider, and Ask. Dr. Ruben Azocar will cover all aspects of surgery from pre-operative assessments and risk, to prevention of possible complications that might occur. Dr. Azocar MD, MHCM, FASA, FCCM is Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the President of the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesiology and has clinical and research interest in the care of the older adult presenting for surgery and anesthesia. Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- The Guide to Walden Pond. Award-winning professor, scientist, and journalist Robert M. Thorson will speak about the pond made famous by Henry David Thoreau. Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
- Breath-Healthy Cooking Demo. Boost your brain health by eating well! A growing body of scientific research points to the important role played by diet in the cause, prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease. “Brain-healthy” eating, based on the Mediterranean Diet, can provide protective benefits and enhance cognitive function at any age. Kim Smith, Corporate Director of Culinary & Dining Experience at Traditions of Wayland will speak on the benefits of Brain-Healthy Cooking and give a cooking demonstration on Tuesday, December 11 at 1 p.m.
- FYI: Color Printing and Copying. Do both here at the library, for a mere 25ȼ a page. You can print from your own file on a flash drive or email, from a web page, or from our scanner. If you need a little coaching, one of our crack staff will leap to your assistance. And you’ll never have to change a toner cartridge.
- Evening. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
- Non-Fiction. Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith. Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
- Sci-Fi/Dystopian. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the mezzanine.
- Cookbook Club. Make a favorite recipe and bring it to share. Thursday, December 13 at 6 p.m.
- Noon. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen. Friday, December 14.
BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- Weekly Storytimes
- Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18 at 10:30 a.m.
- StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.
- Inclusive Playgroup: Stories, Songs, and Sign. This interactive, inclusive music and literacy group is for young children at all levels of communication and ability. Facilitated by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages newborn to 3 years. Wednesdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19, 11:15-12p.m.
- Zumba. Rhythm and dance program led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. For ages 2.5 to 4 years. Tuesday, November 27, 10:30 a.m.
- Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver. Thursday, December 6, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
- Brain Building Storytime. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, December 12, 11:15a.m.-12:00p.m.
- Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation. For ages 3 and up. Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.
- Let’s Build: Zip Line Challenge. Let’s Build is a hands-on building workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Each month will feature a different building challenge. This month’s Let’s Build Challenge is to build a zip line that can carry a ping pong ball down. Let’s Build workshops are run by Wayland High School Seniors Eileen Chau and Julia Treese. Wednesday, November 28, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
- Parent/Child Book Group. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste. We will also choose the book for next month. Wednesday, November 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Drop-in Family Game Day. Spend quality time with your kids and play games at the library! We will have board games and card games set up to play. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Thursday, November 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
- Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme is Build a Lego town! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, December 5, 3:00-4:00p.m.
- What’s Our Story?: Bakers. Join us for a reading of picture book biographies about two amazing bakers: Hanson Gregory, who invented the doughnut, and Christopher Ludwick, a patriot with a talent for baking gingerbread. Children will learn about the bakers, make sock doughnuts, and decorate freshly baked gingerbread cookies! Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For children in grades 1 to 3, with caregiver. Wednesday, December 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- Ben Rudnick & Friends Holiday Concert. As a part of the Wayland Center Open House, Ben Rudnick & Friends will perform a Holiday Concert. Come and sing your favorite holiday songs and learn some new ones! The performance will be in the Rotunda. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library. For all ages. Sunday December 2, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
- Chari-Tea Family Concert. Enjoy a concert, taste teas, and enjoy cookies, at this event in support of Cradles to Crayons. Sharon of Metronome Music Studio in Framingham and her students will play holiday tunes and family favorites on stringed instruments. Mary from Vermarje Tea Co. will be giving tea tastings. There will be apple juice for kids. Donations of new underwear and socks for babies to 12 are welcome. Tea will also be available for sale after the concert. For all ages. Saturday, December 15, 3:00 – 4:00pm