News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 22, 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 for practically everything in our lives.  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 world Cyberwar and Cybercrime – what it is, why it is so important, and what we can do to defend against it.  Register through our Events page.  Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Frances Glover: Wayland Woman Warrior in WWI. Meet the first women to enlist in the United States Military including Wayland’s Frances Glover. They were known as Yeomen(F) (F for female) in the Naval Reserve Force, little-known forerunners of the WAVES of World War II. These pioneers were also the first generation of women to achieve full voting rights. Their accomplishments and struggles set the stage for the world we know today.  Presenter Jane Sciacca of the Wayland Historical Society has provided innumerable programs for the Society and the National Park Service.  Register through our Events page.  Sunday, November 7 at 2 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!
  • Or Scan Them At Home. …with our new portable scanner, the latest addition to our Library of Things.  Simply turn it on, scan your document, then plug it into the USB port on your computer with the included cord.  Open the pop-up folder as you would with any other device and you’ll find your document in JPEG format.  Included software allows you to convert to PDF or PNG, or merge documents.  Small, light, and easy to use.  Try it out!




  • 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. Tuesdays, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  •  *Outside Storytime 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. Thursday, 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. We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library.  Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar.  For ages 3 and up, with an adult. Thursday, November 4, 9:30 a.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.
  • *Enjoy Being Outside!: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that celebrate spending time outside. We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 3:00 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Club. We will be discussing Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. We will meet upstairs in the Teen Space in the Mezannine. Register HERE. For 4th and 5th graders. Questions or to get a copy of the book email Pam at Tuesday, Nov. 16  at 7 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.



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