Wayland Free Public Library Events: May 2, 2022

WAYLAND, MA – Here’s what’s happening the week of May 2-2, 2022 at the Wayland Free Public Library.

SERVICES FOR ADULTS

Author talk: Dr. Robin TW Yuan

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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 Anglican bishop in office
Church in China. Yuan chronicles Chen’s journey from his early childhood to his adolescence
Converts to Christianity under house arrest until his death decades later. dr Yuan is a graduate
from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He is clinical assistant professor of plastic
Surgery at UCLA and was an original contestant on the hit TV show Extreme
Makeover.” Presented in partnership with Belmont, Maynard and Winchester Public
libraries. Register via our events menu. Wednesday May 11 at 7 p.m

wilderness backpacking

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Dennis Vaccaro and his college roommate have shared an annual backpacking trip for over 40 years
Years. Your goal is not speed or distance, but to enjoy the wilderness and solitude. they try
Avoid national parks and look for quieter places. Once they are a few days above that
Trailhead, they often won’t 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 in 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 css11@comcast.net 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. We want all residents of Wayland,
whether next year or in a hundred years to hear your voices. We will keep your answers
in our historical collection for future generations. This survey will be anonymous in order
Encourage honest answers to the questions. You can find it on the blog at waylandlibrary.org.

A Chromebook at home

Or on the go or wherever you need it. We recently revitalized our circulation fleet
Chromebooks with a range of newer devices, each in its own travel case. Pair one with one
Hotspot for easy Internet access and can be used practically anywhere.

lamination available

For just 25 cents a sheet, you can use our nifty little laminator right here in the library. if it is a
Document 8 ½ x 11 or smaller and you’ve always dreamed of having it sealed between two
Plastic sheets, now this dream can become reality. Just check with either the Circ or Ref Desk.

BOOK GROUPS

Cookbook Club

Dinner in French by Melissa Clark. Contact shogan@minlib.net for the zoom link. Thursday,
May 12 at 6:30 p.m

Midday

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Contact amoore@minlib.net for the zoom link. Friday, May
13.

Social justice

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. Contact cmichael@minlib.net for the zoom link. Monday,
May 16 at 7 p.m

YOUTH SERVICE

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOL KIDS

Story time with Ms. Carly

Join Ms. Carly in the story library! Children and their caregivers hear stories
Sing songs and perform fun rhymes and moves. We meet in the children’s room. for
Babies to preschoolers, with caregivers. Masks are recommended for everyone
Age 2+. 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
Nursery. For children from 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. Masks are recommended for everyone
Age 2+. 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 from 2 years. Please register HERE or via our online eventkeeper
Calendar. From 3 years accompanied by an adult. Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 am

FOR CHILDREN OF ELEMENTARY AGE

Make a Japanese carp windsock with Mrs. Elise

Using watercolors and other paints, children decorate a Japanese carp windsock. The carp
is a symbol of strength and courage in Japan. Placed outside the home, the fish appear as they are
swim upstream while flapping in the wind. From 4 years. Please register HERE or
from 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 with cards you are ready for
act! When the weather is nice, we meet on the green field behind the library. For 7 to 11 years.
Please register here. Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m

ZOOM Celebrating the release of the children’s illustration of 100 years of Chinese immigration to the US and Canada

The Wayland Library along with the Wayland Chinese American Association (WCAA) and
The host is the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (HRDEIC).
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 that were created in the
last 2 years by 70 young talented artists (7-18 years old) from USA and Canada. editor-in-chief
We will be joined by XI Zhang as well as several young artists who contributed to this book project
to share their knowledge and appreciation of the Chinese ancestors who contributed
Construction of the railroads in the United States and Canada. Please register HERE to get the Zoom link.
Questions? Contact Huijuan Li at huijuanlanzhou@yahoo.com. Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m

FOR YOUTH

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 young people from class 6. This event lasts
Space 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
offers two one-shot sessions. Please register only once. Friday May 13 or Friday,
May 20, 4:00 p.m

Teen No Book Book Club

Youngsters are invited to the No Book Book Club. There is no assigned reading! We’ll talk
Share books we’ve read, books we want to read, and recommendations. Hear about upcoming ones
releases and grab some free ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies). Register here. Thursday, May
19, 4 p.m

FOR FAMILIES

Daniel’s Good Day Storywalk Kickoff Event

Join Ms. Pam (from the Library) and Ms. Jodi (from Family Access) at Hannah Williams
Playground to celebrate the opening of the Daniel’s Good Day Storywalk. 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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