Wayland Free Public Library Events: May 9, 2022

WAYLAND, MA – The following is happening the week of May 9, 2022 at the Wayland Free Public Library.

SERVICES FOR ADULTS

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 enjoying the wilderness and solitude. Dennis’ presentation will include a brief history of backpacking, tips on how to prepare, and highlights from several trips to the mountains and canyons of the West. Register via our events menu. Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m

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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

Chinese-American Contributions to the Fabric of America
Join us for a presentation on the challenges and contributions of Chinese Americans to American society over the past 175 years, offering a fresh perspective through data and storytelling. Presented in recognition of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Wayland Chinese-American Association and the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Register via our events menu. Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m

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The History of the Stone Walls of New England
New England’s iconic stone walls cut through time and define the region’s historical identity. Join Leigh Schoberth, Senior Preservation Services Manager at Historic New England, to explore the history of local stone wall construction and learn how to identify different types of stone walls. Hosted and co-sponsored by Tewksbury Public Library. Register via our events menu. Wednesday, May 25 at 11 a.m

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.

BOOK GROUPS

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

Dystopia/Sci-Fi
Worn by Jeff Vandermeer. Contact ekatz@minlib.net for the zoom link. Monday, May 23 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 preschool children, with caregivers. Masks are recommended for everyone ages 2 and up. Please register. Tuesdays May 17, May 24 and May 31 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 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 via our online Eventkeeper calendar. From 3 years accompanied by an adult. Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 am.

FOR CHILDREN OF ELEMENTARY AGE

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 Celebrating the release of the children’s illustration of 100 years of Chinese immigration to the US and Canada
Wayland Library is hosting a Zoom event in partnership with the Wayland Chinese American Association (WCAA) and the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (HRDEIC) to celebrate the publication of Children’s Illustration of 100 years of Chinese Immigration in the United States to celebrate 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 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 youth in grades 6 and up. This event takes place in the Teen Loft. Please register. Friday, 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

FOR FAMILIES

Daniel’s Good Day Storywalk
A Daniel’s Good Day Storywalk will be held in May at the Hannah Williams Playground, 71 Main Street, Wayland. For a little extra fun, you can get a story-related scavenger hunt from the kid’s room to take with you when you do the story walk with your kids.

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