Wayland Library News and Events, October 6, 2021 – WaylandeNews




  • The Public History of King Philip’s War: A Panel Discussion. “The Sudbury Fight”, “King Philip’s Woods”, “Metacomet Way”. What comes to your mind when you hear these terms and place names? What was King Philip’s war really and how do we understand its importance in our history? A panel of Native American and White scholars will discuss the history and impact of the war, how it is remembered through memorials and markers, and recent efforts to center an Indigenous perspective in our public memory of King Philip’s war. Register on our Events page. Sunday October 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Author’s Discussion: Anders Morley. One winter in his early 30s, Anders Morley decided to cross-country ski across Canada on his own, a journey he recounts in This land of snow: a journey through the north in winter. Along the way, her clear, subtle and self-deprecating voice explores the dichotomy between savagery and refinement, language and personal history, travel and home. Register on our Events page. Tuesday October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Scan multiple pages at once. With a recent update, you can now use our copier to scan long documents to an email address. Simply ask the librarian for the bypass key, drop your document (up to 50 pages) into the basket, and scan to create a PDF. No more laborious page-by-page scanning!
  • New Chinese books. We have added over 160 books to our Chinese collection since June, including a variety of recently published novels and non-fiction. If you read Chinese, you’ll want to take a look.
  • Group of books on social justice. We want to do more than survive by Bettina Amour. Monday October 18 at 7 p.m. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.



  • TO PLAY! Kits for toddlers and preschoolers. The Children’s Room is launching a set of PLAY! Kits to discover and enjoy at home with your toddlers and preschoolers. Each kit contains 6-7 new books, an educational toy, plus an activity sheet and song sheet to inspire learning and fun at home. Language-rich, child-centered play promotes early literacy, social and emotional growth, problem-solving skills, and the confidence to take on new challenges. Developing these skills now will help your child be ready for school. The game! The kits are funded by the Mind in the Making Grant, federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Commissioners.
  • * Outdoor storytelling hours with Mrs. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor story hour! Children and their guardians will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet on the green lawn behind the library. For babies to preschoolers, with caregivers. Registration required. Face masks are encouraged for adults and for children 2 years of age and older. We encourage participants to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. This event is if time permits. You can register here or from our online events calendar. Tuesdays October 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • * Outside story time with Mrs. Pam. Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets and activities OUTSIDE on the lawn behind the library. For ages 2.5 to 5 with an adult. You can register here or from our online events calendar. Thursdays, October 21 and 28 at 9:30 a.m.


  • 4th / 5th year book club zoom. we will discuss Save me a seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Register HERE for the zoom link. For 4e and 5e graders. For questions or to get a copy of the book, email Pam at pmccuen @ minlib. Tuesday October 19 at 7 p.m.
  • * Celebrate fall! : Outdoor story hour with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will be reading picture books that celebrate fall and spending time outdoors during this wonderful season. From 4 years old with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday October 20 at 3:00 p.m.
  • * Halloween! : Outdoor story hour with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read not too scary stories and guide the kids through super fun activities to celebrate Halloween! Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday October 27 at 3:00 p.m.

* The outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. We will help maintain social distancing, but encourage participants to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Registration is compulsory. Outdoor programming is if time permits. Call us or follow us online for updates.


  • Spooky Take & Make Craft Kit for teens: Leaf Zombie. Teens are encouraged to create their own leaf zombies. The kits can be picked up on Monday, October 18 at our curbside recycling service. Register HERE to reserve a kit. Limit of one per adolescent.
  • Adolescent Advisory Council meeting. Teens! We want to hear from you! What types of library programs would you like? What materials and services would you like from your public library? Please come to our first Teen Advisory Council meeting of the year and let us know. We’ll also talk about our favorite summer books and movies. There will be a lot of free ARCs (copies of books for advanced readers). We will meet in the Espace Ados on the first floor of the library. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday October 21 at 4 p.m.

For all ages : Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Take part in our 3rd annual pumpkin decoration contest! Compete for the best carved or best decorated pumpkin! We will be running contests for children ages 3 to 11, teens 12 to 18, and adults 19 and over. Submit photos of your pumpkin by October 25, then vote online. Please use your own pumpkin. (More library pumpkins available.) Questions? Contact [email protected] Library pumpkins generously donated by Stop and Shop.


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