News and information from the Wayland Library, April 27 – WaylandeNews


  • Author talk: Dr. Robin TW Yuan. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Yuan will speak about his book red bishop, the story of his grandfather Robin Chen, the last presiding bishop of the Anglican Church in China. Yuan traces Chen’s journey from his early childhood and youthful conversion to Christianity to his death under house arrest decades later. Dr.Yuan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA and was an original contestant on the hit TV show Extreme Makeover. Presented in association with Belmont, Maynard and Winchester Public Libraries. to register via our event menu. Wednesday May 11 at 7 p.m
  • wilderness backpacking. Dennis Vaccaro and his college roommate have shared an annual backpacking trip for over 40 years. Your goal is not speed or distance, but to enjoy the wilderness and solitude. They try to avoid national parks and look for quieter places. Once they are a few days behind the trailhead, they often do not see another (human) soul. Dennis’ presentation will include a brief history of backpacking, preparing for a trip, and highlights from several trips to the mountains and canyons of the western United States. Register via our events menu. Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m
  • Friends children’s book sale. It’s back! After a hiatus of more than two years, the Friends of the Wayland Library is holding a book sale. It contains only material for children and young people and takes place in the library’s meeting room. Book donations can be made up until the day before. Contact for more information. Saturday, May 14th, 11am-4pm and Sunday, May 15th, 2pm-4pm
  • Attention Wayland residents of Chinese heritage. Whether your family is from China, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States or elsewhere, we want to document your experience of living in Wayland. Whether it’s next year or a hundred years from now, we want all of Wayland to hear your voices. We will keep your answers in our historical collection for future generations. This survey is anonymous to encourage honest answers to the questions. You can find it on the blog at
  • A Chromebook at home. Or on the go or wherever you need it. We recently revitalized our fleet of Chromebooks in circulation with a range of newer devices, each in their own travel case. Pair one with a hotspot for easy internet access and use it just about anywhere you go.
  • lamination available. For just 25 cents a sheet, you can use our nifty little laminator right here in the library. If it’s a document measuring 8 ½ x 11 or smaller and you’ve always dreamed of sealing it between two sheets of plastic, now that dream can become a reality. Just check with either the Circ or Ref Desk.


  • Cookbook Club. Dinner in French by Melissa Clark. Contact for the zoom link. Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m
  • Midday. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Contact for the zoom link. Friday May 13th.
  • Social justice. Inner Chinatown by Charles Yu. Contact for the zoom link. Monday May 16 at 7 p.m



  • Story time with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly in the library for storytelling! Children and their caregivers hear stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and moves. We meet in the children’s room. For babies to preschool children, with caregivers. Masks are recommended for everyone ages 2 and up. Please register. Tuesdays May 10th, May 17th, May 24th and May 31st at 10:30 am
  • Story time with Mrs. Pam. Join Mrs. Pam in the library for stories, songs, puppets and activities. We meet in the children’s room. For children from 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. Masks are recommended for everyone ages 2 and up. Please register. You can register here or through our online Eventkeeper calendar. Thursdays May 5, May 12 and May 19 at 10:30 am
  • Story time with Obie the Dog. Children will hear dog stories and have the opportunity to visit Obie, a beautiful Samoyed. Obie is accompanied by his owner Helen. I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. Masks are recommended for everyone ages 2 and up. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. From 3 years accompanied by an adult. Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 am.


  • Make a Japanese carp windsock with Mrs. Elise. Using watercolors and other paints, children decorate a Japanese carp windsock. In Japan, the carp is a symbol of strength and courage. Placed outside the home, the fish look like they are swimming upstream while flapping in the wind. From 4 years. Please register HERE or via our online Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday May 11 at 3:30 p.m
  • STEAM TEAM: Seeds! Kids learn all about seeds and plant seeds in biodegradable containers to take home. If the weather is nice, we meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. Please register here. Wednesday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m
  • Pokemon Card Trading Day. Children are invited to a Pokemon card trading day at the library. Come up with cards you’re ready to trade! When the weather is nice, we meet on the green field behind the library. For children from 7 to 11 years. Please sign in here. Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m
  • ZOOM Celebration of the release of Children’s illustration of 100 years of Chinese immigration to the US and Canada. The Wayland Library is partnering with the Wayland Chinese American Association (WCAA) and the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (HRDEIC) to host a Zoom event to celebrate the release of Children’s illustration of 100 years of Chinese immigration to the United States and Canada. The book contains 290 paintings created in the last 2 years by 70 young talented artists (7-18 years old) from USA and Canada. Editor-in-Chief XI Zhang, as well as several young artists who contributed to this book project, will join us to share their knowledge and appreciation for the Chinese ancestors who helped build the railroads in the United States and Canada. Please register HERE to get the Zoom link. Questions? Contact Huijuan Li at Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m


  • Magic the Gathering. teenagers! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends! Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours. Experienced players and newcomers welcome. For youth in grades 6 and up. This event takes place in the Teen Loft. Please register. Fridays May 6 and May 27 at 4:30 p.m
  • D&D for teenagers. Join a one-shot Dungeons & Dragons session. Beginners and experienced players welcome. This course is led by Wayland employee and D&D fan Sam Korstvedt. We offer two one-shot sessions. Please register only once. Friday May 13 or Friday May 20 at 4:00 p.m
  • Teen No Book Book Club. Youngsters are invited to the No Book Book Club. There is no assigned reading! We chat about books we’ve read, books we want to read, and share recommendations. Learn about upcoming releases and grab some free ARCs (advanced copy). Register here. Thursday, May 19, 4:00 p.m


Daniel’s good day Storywalk kickoff event. Join Ms. Pam (from the Library) and Ms. Jodi (from Family Access) at the Hannah Williams Playground to celebrate the opening of the Storywalk Daniel’s good day. Walk the story walk, do the scavenger hunt and make a paper bag kite! From 2 years with supervisor. We meet at the Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. Please sign in here. This event is sponsored by Wayland Public Library, Family Access, Wayland Cultural Council and the Wayland Recreation Department. Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

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