News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 13, 2021


  • Great Presenters: The Existential Threat of Cyberwarfare. Every day, there’s an attack somewhere in the world on the digital infrastructure that we rely on.  But “ThreatTech” is just beginning to exploit the enormous power of artificial intelligence, exponentially increasing the reach, stealth, and destructive power of sophisticated nefarious human actors.  John Landry, a 40+-year leader in the software industry, takes us on a deep dive into new cyberwar and cybercrime and what we can do to defend against it.  Register through our Events page.  Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Scan Many Pages at Once. Thanks to a recent upgrade, you can now use our photocopier to scan lengthy documents to an email address. Just ask the librarian for the bypass key, drop your document (up to 50 pages) in the basket, and scan away to create a PDF.  No more laborious, page-by-page scanning on the flatbed!
  • New Chinese Books. We have added over 160 books to our Chinese collection since June, including a variety of newly released fiction and nonfiction. If you read Chinese, you’ll want to take a look.
  • Morning Closure. The library will be closed on Wednesday, October 27 until 11 a.m. for a staff meeting.


  • Evening. Catch Us When We Fall with Wayland author Juliette Fay joining the discussion.  Contact for the Zoom link.  Monday, November 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Dystopian/Sci-Fi. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.  Contact for the Zoom link.  Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club. Jacques Pepin Quick and Simple.  Contact for the Zoom link.  Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Noon. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara.  Contact for the Zoom link.  Friday, November 12.



  • 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 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. Tuesday, 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,   Oct. 21, and Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m.
  • *Storytime with Obie the Dog. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Obie, a beautiful Samoyed. Obie will be accompanied with his owner Helen. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar.  For ages 3 and up, with an adult. Thursday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. 


  • *Halloween!: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read not too spooky stories and lead children in super fun activities to celebrate Halloween! Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 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, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m.

*Outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. 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.

FOR TEENS: Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Teens! We want to hear from you! What kinds of library programs would you enjoy? What materials and services would you like from your public library? Please come to our first Teen Advisory Board Meeting of the year and let us know. We will also talk about our favorite books and movies of the summer. There will be plenty of free ARC’s (advanced readers’ copies of books). We will meet in the Teen Space upstairs int the library. Please register HERE or online from our eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m.

FOR All Ages: Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Enter our 3rd annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Compete for best carved or best decorated pumpkin! We will have contests for kids ages 3-11, teens ages 12-18, and adults ages 19 and up. Submit photos of your pumpkin by October 25, then vote online. Please use your own pumpkin. (No more library pumpkins available.) Questions? Contact Library pumpkins generously donated by Stop and Shop.


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