Wayland Free Public Library Events: April 11, 2022


WAYLAND, MA – Here’s what’s happening at the Wayland Free Library the week of April 11.


In Pieces: Explorations of Climate Change

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In this creative workshop for adults and young adults, we will use art materials to explore two
visions of our world: one of sorrow and uncertainty, and the other of joy, gratitude and beauty.
We will do it on Zoom, but together. No artistic experience necessary, just paper or canvas, scissors,
and your favorite media. Led by Kaat Vander Straeten and a co-facilitator. Sponsored
by Transition Wayland, Wayland Energize, Arts Wayland/The W Gallery and Wayland
Public library. Register via our Events menu. Monday April 25 at 7 p.m.

About the author: Evan Hadingham

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Wayland resident Evan Hadingham’s new book Discovering Us brings our shared history to
life, telling the stories behind fifty of the most important discoveries ever made about human origins.
Published in collaboration with the Leakey Foundation, it celebrates the science and research of
what it means to be human. Evan is the senior science writer for the PBS NOVA series.
produced at WGBH, Boston. He holds a master’s degree in prehistory and archeology from the University
of Sheffield. Register via our Events menu. Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

Write letters and exchange stationery

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. Stop by the Raytheon Room for a good time of old-fashioned letter writing. Bring your unused stationery to redeem, use the blank cards we will
supply or make your own using our supplies. A postage stamp offered to the first 20
attendees. No registration required. Bring your stationery donations to the event or drop them off
at the reference desk between Saturday 4/9 and Thursday 4/14. Leftover stationery will be
donated, recycled or reused for library programs. Thursday, April 14, 3-5 p.m.

Poetry on the track

For National Poetry Month, the Wayland Cultural Council, in partnership with the Library, the
Sudbury Valley Trustees and Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Committee, is delighted to share eight poems posted along Greenways trails
Conservation area. Written by a diverse group of poets, they share a theme of springtime, renewal,
and rebirth. Look for them on SVT segments of the trails, marked on a map you can pick up at
the library. The parking area for Greenways is at the bottom of Green Way near Cochituate Road.
Enjoy woods and words.

Attention Wayland Residents of Chinese Descent

Whether your family is from China, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States or elsewhere,
we want to document your experience of living at Wayland. We want all residents of Wayland,
whether it’s next year or a hundred years from now, to hear your voices. We will keep your answers
in our historical collection for future generations. This survey will be anonymous in order to
encourage candid answers to questions. You’ll find it on the blog at waylandlibrary.org.

Sewing machine

We have a beautiful new Singer M2100, just waiting for you to discover it in our library of
Things. It is lightweight and portable, ideal for sewing in smaller spaces or for sewing.
classroom. There are 63 stitch applications, all with preset stitch length and width, eliminating
guesses. Front-loading bobbin, easy threading and four-step buttonhole process too
making it perfect for the beginner. There’s even an app to help you.

3D printing videos

Even though classes are temporarily suspended, our technology expert, Tyler Kenney, has been
busy producing and publishing a series of excellent tutorials showing you how to print a number of
fun and fascinating objects. Look for them on our YouTube channel. (Psst: classes could be
back soon !)


Social justice
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot. Monday April 25 at 7 p.m.
[email protected] for the Zoom link.
Dystopian/Science Fiction
Blindness by José Saramago. Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m. Contact [email protected] for the
Zoom link.



Storytime with Mrs. Carly
Join Mrs. Carly in the library for story time! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories,
sing songs and perform fun rhymes and moves. We will meet in the children’s room. For
from babies to preschoolers, with caregivers. Masks are encouraged for everyone
2 years and over. Please register. Tuesdays, April 19 and April 26, 10:30 a.m.

Story time with Mrs. Pam
Join Mrs. Pam at the library for stories, songs, puppets and activities. We will meet in the
The Children’s Room. For children from 2.5 to 5 years old accompanied by an adult. Masks are encouraged for everyone
2 years and over. Please register. You can register here or from our online events calendar.
Thursdays April 14, April 21 and April 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Looking for Lego creations for a Lego exhibition in April

If your child wishes to exhibit a small lego creation in our glass showcase on the ground floor,
please email Pam at [email protected] We will be installing the lego display for the month of
April. (The window locks; the children collect their Lego creations at the end of the month.)

Pokemon Card Trading Day

Children are invited to a Pokémon card trading day at the library. Come up with cards that you’re ready to
Trade! We will meet on the green lawn behind the library. This event is weather permitting. For
from 7 to 11 years old. Please register HERE. Wednesday April 27 at 4:00 p.m.


Earth Day Story/Craft
Join Mrs. Elise for stories and crafts that celebrate Earth Day! Attendance is limited. For kids
from 4 years old, with and adult. Attendance is limited. Masks are encouraged for everyone
2 years and over. Registration required! Please register HERE or from our online events calendar.
Wednesday 20 April, at 3.30 p.m.

Animal world experience
Animal World Experience animal educator Matt Gabriel will be bringing live animals to the
library! Children will meet 2 furry animals, a lizard or alligator, a turtle, a snake, a frog/toad and a
giant insect. For children from 4 years old, accompanied by an adult. Attendance is limited. Masks are encouraged
for everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! Please register HERE or from our online site
Event calendar. Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.


magic the gathering
Teens! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends! Bring your own magic cards or use ours.
Experienced players and beginners welcome. For teens in grades 6 and up. This event will take
room at the Teen Loft. Please register. Friday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m.


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