Wayland Free Public Library Events: July 25, 2022
WAYLAND, MA – Here’s what’s happening at the Wayland Free Public Library the week of July 25, 2022.
Author Discussion: Towards the Abyss
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Join architect and social critic Brian Watson to discuss his new book, Headed into the Abyss: The Story of Our Time, and the Future We’ll Face, which analyzes how ten different forces – capitalism, technology, internet, politics, media, education, human nature, the environment, population and transportation – drive and shape society, all against the backdrop of the complexities of communication via the Internet. Place a copy on holdand Register through our Events menu. Tuesday July 26 at 7 p.m.
Exploring the Minuteman Library
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Find out what local libraries have to offer you and your family in this fun scavenger hunt. Visit as many participating libraries as possible and have your photo taken with a designated item at each library. Post your photos and tag bookstores #mlncrawl2022. Show your photos to a librarian (or if you don’t have a camera, just tell a librarian you’re on the loose – we’re pretty confident) and receive a prize! See our Events menu for more information. Wednesday August 3, 10am-5pm
Author Discussion: Golden Arches in Black America
McDonald’s has often been blamed for rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In her 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning franchise: Golden Arches in Black America, Dr. Marcia Chatelain uncovers a startling story of cooperation between fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, which — in the years troubled after King’s assassination – believed they had found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality. Dr. Chatelain is Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Register through our Events menu. Wednesday August 3 at 2 p.m.
Help us prepare for our 175th anniversary
Founded in 1848, the Wayland Free Public Library is one of the oldest public libraries in the United States. To commemorate our 175th anniversary in March 2023, we are working with three Brandeis Ph.D. students to investigate our history. We will present our findings through an interactive website, a printed brochure and an in-person celebration at the library. We are looking for library patrons to participate in a discussion group for the WFPL anniversary event. We would like to know what customers think of WFPL as a community space so that we can bring our story into the 21st century. The discussion group will meet in the Raytheon Room and on Zoom, and is open to anyone interested in joining. Register here. Wednesday August 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
New way to learn a language
The library now offers a great new learning tool called Transparent Language Online. It provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to expand their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and maintain what they have learned. With additional lessons and resources in over 110 languages (including English), Online transparent language can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Look for it under Online resources menu on our homepage.
Please use the brief investigation on our website to tell us how you use our magazine collection and what you would like to see. Thanks!
Passionate about history? Write clearly?
We are looking for a short-term volunteer to help tidy up the historical collection. Must pay attention to detail, handle materials with care and have good handwriting. One hour per week for four to eight weeks. High school students are welcome. Only one volunteer needed at this time. Please contact MJ Wright at [email protected] or by requesting it from the library.
Our 2022 Summer Reading Program Camp iRead: Reading Beyond the Box is in full swing! Highlights of the lineup include a concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Children in grades K-5 will keep track of their reading online or in paper journals and earn badges for reading time and participating in programs. Each child who registers can pick up a gift bag at the library. Participants will also win 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 boxes and gift cards. Sign up for the Children’s 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 Story Hours with Mrs. Carly
Join Mrs. Carly outside for story time! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs and perform fun rhymes and moves. We will meet on the lawn behind the library. In case of bad weather, we will hold story time in the children’s room. For babies to preschoolers, with caregivers. You can register here or from our online events calendar. Tuesdays, July 26, August 2ndand August 9 at 10.30 a.m.
Outdoor Story Hours with Mrs. Pam
Join Mrs. Pam outside for stories, songs, puppets and activities. We will meet on the lawn behind the library. For children from 2.5 to 5 years old accompanied by an adult. You can register here or from our online events calendar. Thursdays, August 4, August 11and August 18 at 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sing, move and tell!
Family ACCESS’ Jodi Levin will lead the children through song and movement, and share a story! Weather permitting, we will meet outside. (In case of bad weather, we will meet in the children’s room.) Please register HERE. Wednesdays July 27 and August 17 at 3 p.m.
Sing as a family with Ms. Janet
Join Ms. Janet for songs and stories. She will bring her ukulele! Then the children will make their own drum. Weather permitting, we will meet outside. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. From 3 years. Thursday July 28 at 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN
Campfire Song Singalong with Julie Stepanek
Learn (or relearn) campfire songs with Julie Stepanek! She’ll sing Heigh Ho, Black Socks, On Top Of Spaghetti, The Other Day I Met a Bear, and more! AND she will be bringing ukuleles for kids and parents to play with. Weather permitting, we will meet outside. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday July 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Listen to music! Camp songs and folk songs
Join Ms. Elise to learn about early folk singers, listen to songs, and make two simple musical instruments. From 5 years. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday 27 July, at 3.30 p.m.
Cardboard Ice Cream Cone Craft
Kids will paint and decorate oversized cardboard ice cream cones. Popsicles will be served at the end of the program. Weather permitting, we will meet outside. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday August 3, at 3 p.m.
Cool Kitchen: Gazpacho
Join Mrs. Pam in making gazpacho with fresh vegetables, a cool treat for a hot summer day. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Thursday 4 August, at 3.30 p.m.
Author Visit: Alec Carvlin Presents How to Create a Universe
Calling all cosmic leaders! Alec Carvlin will read his first picture book, How to Bake a Universe. Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and awesome science of the story. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Monday August 8, at 3.30 p.m.
Camp on the moon
What would you need for a moon camping trip? Experience the 1969 moon landing and create a lunar diorama and balloon rocket launcher. NASA Ambassador Pat Montieuth will lead the program. For children from 7 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Tuesday 9 August, at 3.30 p.m.
Marble Painting Planets
Children will use marbles and paint to create colorful planets! We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. In case of bad weather, we will run this program indoors. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Thursday August 11, at 3.30 p.m.
candy sushi making
Teens will make delicious candy sushi that looks like the real deal. If you have a food allergy, please email Carly at [email protected] Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Tuesday August 2, at 3 p.m.
Great Outdoors Trivia Night for Teens
Teens! Join Librarian Brittany Tuttle for a fun night of the great outdoors trivia! A great opportunity to meet up with friends before the start of the school year. There will be snacks! We will meet in the Raytheon room. . Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Tuesday August 23, at 7 p.m.
SEEKING VOLUNTEER CODING TEACHERS
The Wayland Library Girls Who Code Club is seeking volunteer Facilitators for the 2022-2023 school year. Affiliated with the national organization Girls Who Code (girlswhocode.com) and its mission to close the gender gap in technology, the Wayland Club brings girls together for hands-on learning about code and technology.
Enthusiasm for working with girls is required; technical skills are helpful but not necessary, especially if you are willing to learn with them. If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Youth Services Manager Pam McCuen at [email protected]
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