News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 1, 2024


  • The Real Score: Unraveling Myths about Trans People in Sports. Transgender journalist Erin Reed explores the complex and often misunderstood world of transgender athletes. She’ll address the myths and misinformation surrounding “biological advantages,” and interrogate how similar arguments have been historically used to marginalize other minority groups.  Online only.  Register.  Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Great Presenters: Dr. John Dowd—What is Your Gut Telling You? In this discussion during National Colon Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Dowd discusses several of the common gastrointestinal maladies, including colon cancer, the second-most common cause of cancer death in the United States.  He’ll also look at some of the reasons people are seen by gastrointestinal specialists and the meaning of various GI symptoms.  John Dowd is Medical Director of Endoscopy at Emerson Health Gastroenterology, renowned for his outstanding patient care.  Register.  Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Author Talk: Nina Totenberg and Dinners With Ruth. You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s veteran legal affairs correspondent, as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Her memoir also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating people from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues, Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer.  Register.  Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m.
  • Virtual Author Talk: Christopher Paolini and Murtagh. The master storyteller and internationally bestselling will discuss his return to the world of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.  Register.  Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Irish Music in America. From traditional ballads and folk songs, to pop ditties and movie themes, scholar and teacher John Clark surveys the breadth of Irish American music and tells the stories behind the tunes. This festive program features recordings by John McCormack, Bing Crosby, the Clancy Brothers, and more.  Register.  Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
  • We have tax forms. That includes 1040 Forms and Instructions, and MA Form 1s, ready for you to pick up.  If you’d like additional Schedules and tables, we can easily print them out for you, free of charge.  Just ask at the main desk or the Reference Desk.


  • Dystopian/Sci-Fi. Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer.  Online only.  Contact for the Zoom link and more information.  Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club. Cook As You Are by Ruby Tandoh.  Contact for details.  Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.



  • Music, Story, Fun! with Ms. Janet. Join Ms. Janet for a musical storytime. She’ll bring her ukulele, rainbow bells, and puppets! We will meet in the Children’s Room. For ages birth through age 4, with caregivers. Please register. Thursdays,  March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Baby & Toddler Storytime. This storytime encourages early literacy and caregiver-child interactions with lively songs and rhymes, bounces, books, and body-awareness. Best for babies and toddlers, with caregiver. Please register. Tuesdays, March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Baby Signing. Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Benefits of Baby Sign Language: Reduces frustration for everyone, gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak, accelerates babies’ speech development, enhances early literacy skills, deepens bonding. Workshop led by Sheryl White of Baby Kneads. Registration required. Please register HERE. Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Yoga with Little Beats. Join Little Beats for 30 minutes of yoga-inspired movement. For ages 1-5, with caregiver. Please register HERE. Friday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Chinese Storytime. Children will listen to stories and rhymes, and sing songs in Mandarin and in English. We will also make Dragon Puppets in celebration of the Year of the Dragon. Led by Isabelle Ren, director of Wonderwhiz Academy. For ages 2 to 5, with caregivers. Please register HERE. Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m.


  • Art Club for Kids. Art Club is for kids in Grades 2-5 who love to draw and paint! This club, led by Waylafnd parent Emily Kristofek, will meet the first Monday of each month. In this session, each child will create a beautiful geometric animal, and may choose to paint or color it. Registration required. Please register HERE. Monday, March 4, at 4 p.m.
  • Lego Club. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme is Space Stations! We will meet in the Raytheon Room. For ages 5 and up, with caregivers. Please register HERE. Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Irish Dance for Kids. Dance with the Irish! Ms.Salome will lead and Irish Dance class for kids. For ages 5 and up. Please register HERE. Saturday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Purim Stories, Songs, & a Craft. The Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated by dressing in costumes, hearing stories read aloud and making noise! Join us to learn about this joyous holiday with songs, stories and a craft. Led by Rabbi Josh Breindel and Cantor Vera Broekhuysen from Congregation Beth El, Sudbury. Please register HERE. Monday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. For ages 4 and up, with caregivers. Festive costumes encouraged.
  • Build it! Spaceships. Have you ever imagined going into space? Would you like to visit the moon or another planet? As Earthlings, we need special, powerful ships to leave the planet. What would your spaceship look like? Join Ms. Stephanie to design and build spaceships using cardboard and recyclables. Please register HERE. Wednesday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. For ages 4 and up, with caregiver.
  • Kids Chess Club. Children will learn chess and get tips to improve their game. This is a beginner’s club for children with little to no chess experience. Wayland High School students Andrew Fang and Michael Eberle will lead the club. For children ages 7 and up. Please register HERE. Saturday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Maker Wednesday! Make a Mobile. Have you ever wondered about the person who invented the mobile? Have you ever wanted to make one yourself? Join Ms. Wendy to learn about the work of sculptor Alexander Calder and then design and make a mobile using craft materials. For children ages 5 and up. Please register HERE. Wednesday, March 20, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Ballet Class for Kids. Come dance with us! Wayland High School student Eyssa Grillo will teach beginning ballet. Wear comfortable clothes. Registration required. Please register HERE. Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. For ages 4 to 6, with caregiver.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Club. This book discussion group is for 4th and 5th graders. We will be discussing Shark Teeth by Sherri Winston. We will meet in the Teen Loft. Questions or to get a copy of the book, contact Pam McCuen at Please register HERE. Wednesday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pokémon Card Trading Day. Kids are invited to a Pokémon card trading day at the library. Come with cards you are willing to trade! For ages 7 to 11. Please register HERE. Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m.


  • 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. Fridays, March 8 and March 22, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Dragon Eye. Teens! Sculpt a Dragon Eye that’s fierce or friendly using a glass eye, air dry clay and metallic paint. If time allows we’ll also make a Dragon Egg. This program will be presented by Pop Up Art School. Registration required. Please register HERE. Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. For teens ages 12 and up. We will meet in the Teen Loft.







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