News and Events from the Wayland Library, September 15, 2021


  • How to Prepare for Climate Change. Bestselling author and CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue discusses his latest book, a practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time.  Sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System.  Register on our Events page.  Friday, September 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Walk With Me. Join bestselling author Dr. Kate Clifford Larson as she shares her latest book, Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.  Based on previously untouched archival records and interviews with Hamer’s fellow activists, Walk with Me is the most comprehensive biography of one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 1960s-70s.  Register on our Events page.  Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
  • ESOL Tutor Training. Have you ever thought about volunteering to tutor someone in English?  There’s a great need for tutors, and you can make an enormous difference in someone’s life.  Program Director Ginny Steel will lead a five-session training course on Wednesday evenings via Zoom.  The only cost is for a textbook (about $40).  For more information or to enroll, contact Ginny at 508-358-7517 or at  Wednesday, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3 from 6-9 p.m.




  • PLAY! Kits for toddlers and preschoolers. The Children’s Room is launching a set of themed PLAY! Kits to check out and enjoy at home with your toddlers and preschoolers. Each kit contains 6 to 7 new books, an educational toy, as well as an activity sheet and a song sheet to inspire at home learning and fun. Language-rich, child-centered play fosters early literacy, social emotional growth, problem solving skills, and the confidence to take on new challenges. Developing these skills now will help your child be ready for school. The PLAY! Kits are funded by the Mind in the Making Grant, federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Commissioners.
  • *Outdoor Fall Sing-Along with Jeannie Mack. Sing songs to welcome in the fall! 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. We will meet on the green lawn behind the library.  For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver Register HERE or from our Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, Oct.14 at 10 a.m. (Rain date is 10/21 at 10 a.m.)
  • *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 encouraged for adults and 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,  Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, and Oct. 26 at 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. You can register here or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Thursdays, Sept. 23, Sept. 30Oct. 7, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m.


  • September is Library Card Sign Up Month! We will have an outdoor scavenger hunt where kids can search for favorite book characters, as well as a bingo sheet that celebrates libraries! What can you do with your library card? A lot! Children who register for their FIRST library card this month will get a prize.
  • Sculpture Naming Contest. There’s a new sculpture in the Friends’ Garden at the library entry, and we want YOU to help us name her. Please visit us on facebook to vote for your favorite name for the new library sculpture in the Friend’s Garden. We had many submissions and are posting the top five for your votes. The bronze sculpture was created by local sculptor Janice Corkin Rudolf, and is in memory of longtime Wayland resident and Wayland Garden club member Pat Jones. The gift was made possible through the generosity of the Pat’s family and friends as well as the Wayland Garden Club. 
  • *The Sun and Daytime: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that feature the Sun and Daytime. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m.
  • *Pokemon Card Trading Day. First ever Pokemon card trading day at the library. Come with cards you are willing to trade! We will meet on the green lawn behind the library. This event is weather permitting. For ages 7 to 11. Please register HERE. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Club on zoom. We will be discussing Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Register HERE for the zoom link. For 4th and 5th graders. Questions or to get a copy of the book email Pam at pmccuen@minlib. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 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.



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