- Medicare planning: countdown to age 65. This program will help you better understand your Medicare health insurance options outside of employer-sponsored coverage, whether or not you plan to retire. Topics include: Medicare and Medicare Parts A and B; registration schedule; Medigap plans that supplement Medicare coverage; Benefit plans, such as HMOs and PPOs; Part D drug plans; plans and programs available for early retirees, such as COBRA. Lisa Farnham, Senior Plan Consultant with 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.
- Write 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 Ashland Public Library and co-sponsored by the Wayland and 14 other public libraries. Thursday June 30 at 7 p.m.
- Sort of gift CD. To save space (and because they don’t circulate much anymore), we are greatly reducing our collection of music CDs, especially classical. Before they’re given to Savers (because they’re also hard to sell), why not come and pick some yourself? There is no actual cost to them, although the Friends of the Library would greatly appreciate a donation. Just ask Andy and he’ll get them out. You’ll get good music and we’ll know it’s found a good home
SUMMER READING. Our 2022 Summer Reading Program Camp iRead: reading beyond the beaten track began! Programming highlights include Circus Minimus, the making of a Rube Goldberg machine, Caterpillar Lab live crawlers and 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 storytimes with Ms. 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 12and July 26 at 10:30.
- Outdoor storytimes 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, June 30th, July 7and July 14th 10:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN
- Paper hand puppet crafts. Children will create simple paper puppets. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Tuesday 28 June, at 3 p.m.
- 4th/5th grade book club (postponed from Tuesday, June 14). We will discuss framed by James Ponti. We’ll meet at the Teen Loft. Register HERE or online from our event calendar. For 4e and 5e graders. For questions or to get a copy of the book, email Pam at [email protected] Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
- Circus Minimus: One-Man Circus-in-a-Suitcase. This show gives everyone the opportunity to take part in a captivating and whimsical celebration of the imagination. At the Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. From 3 years. Wednesday 29 June, at 4 p.m.
- Storytelling theatre. Children will listen to the folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk, then make simple costumes and props and act out the story. We will meet outside, weather permitting. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. From 5 years. Thursday 30 June, at 3.30 p.m.
- Build a Rube Goldberg machine with Jay Mankita. Playful Engineers’ artist teacher, Jay Mankita, will present a workshop in which participants will have the chance to design, build, test and play with Rube Goldberg’s “Machines” and other chain reactions. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday July 6 at 2:00 p.m.
- Bubble making day. Kids can make their own bubble wands, test out different bubble solutions, and try making giant bubbles too! We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Thursday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. This event is weather permitting.
- Sidewalk chalk paint. Kids will help create sidewalk chalk paint, then paint the sidewalk next to the bookcase with fun designs. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Tuesday, July 12, at 3:30 p.m. This event is weather-dependent.
- Messy Art with Mrs. Elise. Join Ms. Elise to make colorful art (using salad spinners and paint) and hang suncatchers with glue and food coloring. Weather permitting, we will meet outside on the green lawn. From 4 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday 13 July, at 3.30 p.m.
- Caterpillar Laboratory. Join The Caterpillar Lab in a free exploration program and discover the amazing world of New England caterpillars. The vibrant foliage is bursting with color and life, while our caterpillar experts are on hand to answer questions, share our experiences, and shed light on the many unique stories found in our own backyards. For all ages. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Come anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday July 19 at 2 p.m.
- Animals from around the world: Desert versus rainforest. Joy from Joys of Nature will be bringing live animals to Hannah Williams Park! She will teach children how these animals have adapted to survive in different habitats. Children will have the opportunity to see the animals up close. Featured animals will include Penelope the alligator! At the Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. From 3 years. Thursday July 21. There will be two half-hour shows. Please register HERE for the show from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please register HERE for the show from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Suncatcher mosaic craft. Make a beautiful mosaic suncatcher to decorate your space! From 11 years old. Please register HERE. Thursday 14 July, at 3.30 p.m.
- Camp crafts for teens. Are you missing a summer camp this year or would you like to be able to go back already? Make wish bracelets using cord and beads and no-sew adhesive felt patches to escape camp for the afternoon. Weather permitting, we will meet outside. From 11 years old. Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday 20 July, at 3.30 p.m.
LOOKING FOR 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.
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 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]