- Regular Summer Hours, Children’s Room Open. We’re now on our usual summer schedule: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Upstairs, downstairs, all around (except for the meeting room). We ask that you mask for everyone’s well-being, and try to limit your visit to 45 minutes. Masks are required for children 2-12. Come on in—it’ll be good to see you.
- Planning for the Fall Garden. Get ready for fall with Casey Doyle of Sustainable Sanctuary. Casey is an agriculture and garden consultant trained as an environmental and sustainable food systems scientist. She specializes in English, Victory, French Potager, and community gardens, as well as soil health management. Register through our Events menu. Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
- Adult Craft: Felt Llama. Learn how to needle felt wool with Pop Up Art School. Create a whimsical llama (with or without its spectacles) on a piece of felt stretched on an embroidery hoop. We’ll guide you through the process step by step; you’ll find that needle felting is easy and relaxing. Sign up for the Zoom link through our Events menu starting August 1, and select a curbside kit pickup time. Limit 15 people. Ages 16+. Monday, August 9 at 7 p.m.
- Deepa Anappara: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
- Marie Benedict: Carnegie’s Maid
- Melanie Benjamin: The Children’s Blizzard
- Lou Berney: The Long and Faraway Gone
- Jeanine Cummins: American Dirt
- Lucy Foley: The Guest List
- Lauren Fox: Send for Me
- Stephen Fry: Mythos*
- Kristin Hannah: High Winds
- Kristin Harmel: The Book of Lost Names
- Grady Hendrix: Horrorstor
- Suleika Jaouad: Between Two Kingdoms
- Stephen Graham Jones: Night of the Mannequins
- Alka Joshi: The Henna Artist
- Marjan Kamali: The Stationery Shop
- Andrea Lee: Red Island House
- Valerie Martin: I Give It to You
- Lydia Millet: A Children’s Bible
- Cho Nam-joo: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
- Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet
- Sarah Penner: The Lost Apothecary
- Kate Quinn: The Rose Code
- Taylor Jenkins Reed: Malibu Rising
- Rebecca Roanhorse: Black Sun*
- Amber Ruffin: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey*
- Ellen Marie Wiseman: The Orphan Collector
* recommended in audio, too
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- *Outdoor Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet on the green lawn behind the library. For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required. Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. This event is weather permitting. You can register here or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Tuesdays, August 10, August 17 and August 24 10:30 a.m.
- *Outside Storytimes with Ms. Pam! Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities OUTSIDE on the lawn behind the library. For ages 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursdays, July 29 ; August 5 and August 12 at 9:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Kids Take and Make Craft: Dog Hand Puppet. Let’s celebrate our 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales with animal themed Take & Make Craft Kits. This week our craft for kids is a Paper Dog Hand Puppet! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. For ages 4-10. Limit one per child. To schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday, August 9, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, August 10, register HERE. Registration for this craft will open on Wednesday, July 28.
- *Pets: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that feature pets. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, August 11, 3:00 p.m.
- *Zoo Tales: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that feature zoo animals. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
*Outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. Face masks are encouraged for all participants. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required. Outdoor programming is weather permitting. Call or follow us online for updates.
- Teens Take and Make Craft: Giant Clothespin Locker Magnets. Bring home a Take & Make Craft Kit and make something awesome! This week our craft for Teens is Giant Clothespin Locker Magnets. We will provide the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is for ages 11 and up. Limit one per teen. To schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday, August 9, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, August 10, register HERE. Registration for this craft with open on Wednesday July 29.
- Tie Dye Techniques for Teens. Teens are invited to an afternoon tie-dye at the library. Bring your own items to tie-dye like a shirt, hat, or bandana. We will also have a small selection of items available to tie-dye. We will meet on the lawn behind the library. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. For ages 11 and up. Tuesday, August 10, at 3:30 p.m.
- Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is ongoing! The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Tails & Tales. We are bringing you a blend of virtual and in-person (outside) activities featuring animals, real and imaginary. We are also offering in-person outdoor STEM and craft programs, scavenger hunts, and weekly take and make crafts. Children keep track of their reading online or on paper logs and earn virtual badges for time reading, for attending programs, and for completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Every child who registers can pick up a goody bag at the library. Participants will also earn raffle tickets for prizes! Register for the kids Summer Reading Program by August 15 at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.
- Summer Reading Program for Teens is ongoing! Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for books read, for writing reviews, for attending programs, and for completing take and make crafts. Teens will also earn raffle tickets for prizes! Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program by August 15 at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.