- Adult Craft: Korean Lotus Lanterns. Learn the history behind this stunning lantern as you create it. Limit 25 people, ages 10+. A brief documentary film on Korea will be included with the presentation. Supply kits available for pickup June 16-21. Presented in partnership with the Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project. Register through our Events menu. Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
- Planning for Medicare: Countdown to 65. This program will help you better understand your Medicare health insurance options outside of your employer-sponsored coverage, whether or not you’re planning to retire. Topics include: Medicare and Medicare Parts A and B; enrollment timeline; Medigap plans that supplement Medicare coverage; Advantage plans, such as HMOs and PPOs; Part D prescription drug plans; plans and programs available to early retirees, such as COBRA. Lisa Farnham, Senior Plan Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, will present and answer your questions. Attend in-person or via Zoom. Register through our Events menu. Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
- Writing for the LGBTQ Community. Join us for a conversation with local authors writing within and for the LGBTQ+ community. Bren Bataclan, Anna Burke, Federico Erebia, Jane C. Esther, and Sarah Jean Horowitz will discuss their books, their writing, and the impact they have on readers of all ages. Register here for the Zoom link. Hosted by the Ashland Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland and 14 other public libraries. Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
- CD Sort-of Giveaway. To gain space (and because they don’t circulate much anymore), we’re heavily cutting our music CD collection, especially classical. Before they get donated to Savers (because they’re also hard to sell), why not come in and pick out some for yourself? There’s no actual charge for them, though the Friends of the Library would greatly appreciate a donation. Just ask for Andy and he’ll bring them out. You’ll get some great music and we’ll know it found a good home
- Dystopian/Sci Fi. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
- SUMMER READING. Our 2022 Summer Reading Program Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path has begun! Programming highlights include Circus Minimus, making a Rube Goldberg machine, live caterpillars from the Caterpillar Lab, and the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Kids in grades preK through grade 5 will keep track of their reading online or on paper logs and will earn badges for time reading and for attending programs. Every child who registers can pick up a goody bag at the library. Participants will also earn raffle tickets for prizes! Our Teen Reading Program has also started. Teens can participate in camp-themed programs at the library and read to earn gift packs and gift card prizes. Register for the kids Summer Reading Program and the Teen Summer Reading Program online at WaylandLibrary.Beanstack.org The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- Outdoor Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly outdoors for storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet on the lawn behind the library. In the case of inclement weather we will hold the storytime in the Children’s Room. For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. You can register here or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Tuesdays, June 28, July 12, and July 26 at 10:30.
- Outdoor Storytimes with Ms. Pam Join Ms. Pam outdoors for stories, songs, puppets, and activities. We will meet 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, June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN
- Paper Hand Puppets Craft. Kids will create simple paper hand puppets. For ages 4 and up. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Tuesday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m.
- Circus Minimus: One-Man Circus-in-a-Suitcase. This show gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. At Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. For ages 3 and up. Wednesday, June 29, at 4:00 p.m.
- Storybook Theatre. Children will listen to the folktale Jack and the Beanstalk, and then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. We will meet outside, weather permitting. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. For ages 5 and up. Thursday, June 30, at 3:30 p.m.
- Make a Rube Goldberg Machine with Jay Mankita. Playful Engineers teaching artist Jay Mankita will present a workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines”, and other chain reactions. For ages 4 and up. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m.
- Bubble Making Day. Kids can make their own bubble wands, test different bubble solutions, and try to create giant bubbles too! We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. For ages 4 and up. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. This event is weather permitting.
- Teen Lawn Games. Drop by to play ladder ball, kuub, cornhole, and other lawn games. This program is weather permitting. For ages 11 and up. Please register HERE or online from our eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m.
- Sun Catcher Mosaic Craft. Make a beautiful sun catcher mosaic to decorate your space! For ages 11 and up. Please register HERE. Thursday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m.
SEEKING VOLUNTEER CODING TEACHERS. The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is looking for volunteer facilitators for the 2022-2023 academic year. Affiliated with the national Girls Who Code organization (girlswhocode.com) and its mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the Wayland club brings together girls for hands-on learning about code and technology. The Wayland library plans to have two clubs: one for girls in grades 3-5 and one for girls in grades 6 and up. Enthusiasm for working with the girls is required; technical skill is helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn along with them. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Head of Youth Services, Pam McCuen, at email@example.com