News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 22, 2022

ADULT SERVICES

  • Author Talk: The Diamond Eye. Bestselling author Kate Quinn (The Alice Network) returns with a pulse-quickening tale—based on a true story—of a quiet bookworm who becomes World War II’s deadliest female sniper.  Online only.  Register.  Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Let’s Keep Shooting. Photographer and Wayland resident Sachin Sawe believes that the more photos we shoot, the more we learn.  In this presentation, he’ll discuss his work and share some techniques in seeing creatively.  A software engineer by profession and the son of an artist, he hopes that participants will be inspired to pick up their cameras and start shooting.  Register.  Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Talk: The Founding Mothers of NPRJournalist Lisa Napoli’s fourth book looks at four extraordinary women who became icons of journalism as their voices defined National Public Radio.  Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.  Online only.  Register.  Wednesday, November 2 at 4 p.m.
  • Going to Extremes: the Globe’s Most Adventurous Outposts. The author of ten books, award-winning travel journalist Peter Mandel will show slides of his most extreme travel experiences: surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a ‘city’ of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear blimp, and camping in the African bush.  Along the way, he’ll deliver the scoop on how travel turns to prose in today’s magazine and newspaper pages.  Online only, in collaboration with the Woburn Public Library.  Register.  Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Friends of the Wayland Library Book Sale. It’s back, for one day only in our Meeting Room.  Come shop our huge selection of children’s materials, and lots of adult and special gift books, too!  Most books are 50¢–$1.  Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Exhibit: Vital Vibrant Visible. Subtitled “Local Indigenous Identity Through Portraiture,” this exhibit features photographs by Sara Lyons of indigenous people who live and work in our region.  Participants posed in a location meaningful to them, and in a manner of their choosing.  The resulting images, paired with some of their personal statements, will be on view in the Library’s meeting room until November 28.

BOOK GROUPS

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Leslie. Join Ms. Leslie 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. Tuesday, October 25, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Outdoor Storytime 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. Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Fine Motor Fun. Children will engage in activities that support strengthening the small muscles in their hands, getting them ready for writing, buttoning, and other life skills. For ages 2 and up. Led by Jodi Levin of Family ACCESS Community Connections. Please register HERE. We will meet in the Raytheon Room. Wednesday, October 26, at 19:30 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 in the Raytheon Room. For ages 3 and up, with an adult. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, November 3, at 10:30 am.

FOR ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN.

  • Spooky Crafts with Ms. Elise. Children will make spooky crafts with Ms. Elise. We will meet in the Raytheon Room. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, October 26, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month theme is Robots! We will meet in the Raytheon Room. For ages 5 and up, with caregivers. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar.  Wednesday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m.
  • About Numbers: More or Less. Join Ms. Stephanie for stories, crafts, and games all about numbers and math. We will meet in the Raytheon Room. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, November 9 at 3:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens. Teens! 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 from our online eventkeeper calendar. Friday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Teen Board Games. Teens! Come spend time with friends, play some classic board games, and try out some new ones. We will meet in the teen loft. Please register HERE or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, November 10, at 4:00 p.m.

FOR ALL AGES

Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Enter our 4th 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.

There are prizes! Here is the timeline:

  • October 25: Email  photo (only 1 photo) of your pumpkin by end of day to Courtney at cmichael@minlib.net. Please indicate when you submit photo which category and age group you are competing in.
  • Oct 27-30: Visit us on Facebook or on our homepage then vote online. Questions? Contact cmichael@minlib.net.
  • October 31: The winners will be announced!

Questions about the contest? Contact cmichael@minlib.net

 

 

 

 

 

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