THE LIBRARY IS (SORT OF) OPEN AGAIN: We are delighted to welcome patrons back into the library! You can now make an appointment for 30 minutes of browsing or computer time at 4:15-7:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 9:15-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays are reserved for seniors and at-risk patrons. Look for complete information at the link at http://waylandlibrary.org. Book an appointment through our Events calendar, or give us a call at 508-358-2311. It’s not as much service as we’d like to offer, but the journey of a thousand miles…
EXTENDED SATURDAY HOURS: As of Nov. 3, curbside pickup will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
WHY ARE THINGS I RETURNED STILL ON MY CARD?: Because we quarantine everything for three days before we check it in. And if you returned them over the weekend, that could add a day. But never fear — we’ll waive any late fees generated by the delayed check-in.
HOOPLA BONUS BORROWS: In November, patrons can borrow from special Bonus Borrows content and not use up any of their monthly allotment. Hoopla is putting together some new and exciting collections for patrons, with over 1,000 titles to choose from in audiobooks, ebooks, comics and film.
ADULT CRAFT: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Make a beautiful greeting card with our iris folding kit. You can follow the instructions that are included in the kit, and/or join us on Zoom to learn and craft together. All you’ll need is scissors, tape and time. We’ll provide the rest. Register through the Events menu on our homepage, or contact email@example.com.
“USING DNA IN GENEALOGY”: 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Eric Migdal, of It’s All Relative Genealogy LLC, will give an overview of DNA testing with AncestryDNA, 23 and Me, Y-DNA testing and Mitochondrial DNA testing. Eric will summarize the differences and pros and cons of each type of testing, examining the variety in the analysis of data, pricing and subscription costs. Register through our Events calendar.
“7 1/2 LESSONS ABOUT THE BRAIN”: 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., offers mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research on where brains came from, how they’re structured, and how yours works with other brains to create your experience. She also debunks popular myths such as the idea of a “lizard brain,” and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions to determine your behavior. Dr. Barrett is among the top 1% most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. Register on our Events calendar.
For infants and preschoolers
STORYTIME ON ZOOM: 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, 17. Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets and crafts through Zoom. This interactive storytime for ages 2.5 to 5 years old encourages language development, socialization and fun. Register on our Eventkeeper calendar if you would like to join. For information, email Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY FACEBOOK LIVE STORYTIMES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 8. 15, 22. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s Facebook page. Babies through preschool age are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.
SING-ALONG ON ZOOM: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday, December 3, Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! Please register here or online on our eventkeeper calendar for the zoom link. Questions? Contact Pam at email@example.com. For ages babies to 4 years.
For elementary school
TAKE & MAKE CRAFT KITS: We are offering weekly take and make craft kits for children ages 4 and older. The crafts will be simple but will inspire your children to use their imaginations while having fun. Kits can be picked up from our curbside table during scheduled pickup times. Register each child. Limit one per child. Register here or online from our Eventkeeper calendar for a pickup Nov. 21 and 23.
SOCIAL JUSTICE STORYTIME ON ZOOM: 4 p.m. Nov. 24. Join Ms. Carly for a storytime that centers on social justice issues. This family friendly storytime will feature books, songs and flannel boards that offer children and caregivers tools for meaningfully engaging with topics like anti-racism, LGBTQ rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. This Social Justice Storytime is especially appropriate for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers. Register online from our Eventkeeper calendar to receive the Zoom info. Questions? Email Carly Moniz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKSGIVING STORY AND CRAFT: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. Join Ms. Elise for Thanksgiving stories and a craft. Register online for the Zoom link and so we can contact you to schedule a time to pick up a craft kit before the storytime.
FREEDOMS PROJECT LAWN SIGNS: Teens, let your voices be heard! What are your hopes for your lives, your community, your country, the world? We will be posting lawn signs in front of the library later this month that will give you a voice. We encourage you to share your hopes by filling out the prompts that read “Freedom For…”; “Freedom From…”; “Freedom of…”; and “Freedom to…” We need to do this in a socially distant way…so please email Pam at email@example.com if you would like to share what you want written on the For Freedom lawn signs. Alternatively, you can also register at https://bit.ly/3e8T0wx, and we will contact you to arrange a time to pick up a sign to complete and then bring back to the library. This initiative is inspired by the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.
TAKE & MAKE CRAFT KITS: We are offering weekly take and make craft kits for teens. Limit one per teen. Kits can be picked up from our curbside table during scheduled pickup times. Register online from our Eventkeeper calendar for a pickup Nov. 21 or 23.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Teens, what do you want the library to do for you? Let’s brainstorm and make a plan. Register at https://bit.ly/34Ezhl4 or online on our Eventkeeper calendar to get the Zoom link.
TEEN FICTION BOOK GROUP: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. We will be discussing “We Set the Dark on Fire” by Tehlor Kay Mejia on Zoom. We will also chat about favorite books. Request a print copy through the catalog or read a digital edition on Hoopla. For teens in grades 8 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2HF4FaH. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.