- On Hand—A Creative Community Workshop. This workshop for adults and young adults is the first of a series of events called “Creative Explorations of Climate Change.” Together on Zoom, we will use the outlines of our hands to explore two visions of our world. You need only two pieces of paper or canvas, and your favorite medium. Join us regardless of experience or talent. Led by Kaat Vander Straeten and Rabbi Katy Allen. Sponsored by Transition Wayland, Wayland Energize, Arts Wayland/The W Gallery, and the Wayland Public Library. Register through our Events menu. Tuesday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
- ESOL Discussion Groups. Two new groups, for intermediate or advanced ESOL speakers, meeting twice a month starting January 7 and 11, through March. Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. and Fridays 10-11 a.m. Discussions will be about a short story or article. This is a great way to improve your English and perhaps make new friends. No preparation needed, but you must register by emailing email@example.com or calling 508-358-2311 and asking for M. J. Limited to five students, but there will be a waitlist.
- Craft Supply Swap.
- January 23-28: Donate your craft supplies upstairs at the reference desk. (For large donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.) Be sure to pick up your swap ticket when you donate.
- January 29, 10-1 pm: Return to the library’s Raytheon Room with your swap ticket to browse and take home the perfect inspiration for your next project.
- January 29, 1-3 pm: Don’t have anything to donate? Stop by and help yourself
Limit 15 “swappers” at a time. Masks are required by the Town of Wayland. We cannot accept open liquids such as paints, chemicals, and glue. All remaining supplies will be used for programs, donated to charity, or recycled.
- Social Justice. My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link. Monday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
- Dystopian/Sci-Fi. The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s Facebook page. Babies through preschool age are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. Tuesdays, Jan. 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
- Storytime on Zoom with Ms. Pam. Join Ms. Pam for stories songs, puppets, and crafts through zoom. This interactive storytimes encourages language development, socialization and fun. For ages 2.5 to 5 years. Please register here or on our Eventkeeper calendar if you would like to join our Zoom storytime. Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at email@example.com. Thursdays, Jan 13, Jan. 20, and Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Kids Take & Make Craft Kit: Shredded Paper Snowman. Make a Snowman INSIDE with this Take & Make Craft Kit! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is best for children ages 4-10. Please register each child separately. Limit one per child. Pick up your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00AM- 9:00PM on Monday January 24. Registration for this craft will open on Monday January 10.
- Brrr! It’s Cold Out!: Zoom Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books about playing in the snow. She will also lead children in songs and movement activities. Please register HERE for the zoom link. For ages 4 and up. Wednesday, January 19, at 3 p.m.
- 4th/5th Grade Book Club. We will be discussing Across the Pond by Joy McCullough. We will meet upstairs in the Teen Space in the Mezannine. Register HERE or online from our eventkeeper calendar. For 4th and 5th graders. Questions or to get a copy of the book email Pam at pmccuen@minlib. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
- Teens Take & Make Craft Kit: Llamaflakes. A snowflake in the shape of a llama? Really? Create Llamaflakes and other Zooflakes with this Take & Make Craft Kit for Teens! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is best for ages 11 and up. Please register each teen separately. Limit is one per teen. Pick up your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00AM- 9:00PM on Monday, January 24. Registration for this craft will open on Monday, January 10.
- Magic the Gathering: Teen Game Night. Play Magic the Gathering with your friends! Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours. Experienced players and newbies welcome. For teens in grades 6 and up. Please register HERE or online from our eventkeeper calendar. Friday, Jan. 14, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
- Teen Trivia Afternoon. Teens are invited to play a few rounds of trivia and compete for prizes. Play on your own or with a couple friends. Want to suggest some categories to be quizzed on? Send your ideas to Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org We will meet in the Teen Loft. For teens in grades 6-12. Please register HERE or online from our eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, Jan. 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Story Walk: A Story for Small Bear. Families are invited to walk around the outside of the library and read the Story Walk of A Story for Small Bear by Alice McGinty. Kids can also take a Scavenger Hunt sheet to fill out while looking at the illustrations. Bring the completed sheet in to the Children’s Room for a sticker! The Story Walk will be hung in the windows of the library throughout the month of January.