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Gingerbread History Lesson Comes to Wayland: Library Lists


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WAYLAND, MA – Here’s what’s happening this week at the Wayland Free Public Library.

Sugar and spices: History of gingerbread: In early America, ginger was considered a sign of wealth because it had to be imported. It wasn’t until after Christmas became a national holiday in 1870 that gingerbread became associated with American Christmas. Historic Newton cookbook author Clara Silverstein will show how recipes have changed over time and provide a historic recipe to try at home. Register via our Events menu. Thursday December 2 at 7 p.m.

Great Presenters: Paintings by Barbara Grad: Barbara received a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She will discuss the painting process, the impacts on her works and the nuances of color and line to develop a dialogue. As a founding member of one of the first female art collaborations in America, she can also comment on the challenges she faced as an artist exhibiting in galleries and museums. Register via our Events menu. Tuesday December 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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Crafts for Adults: Braided Nautical Rope Wreath: We will meet in person in the Raytheon room. Masks are compulsory. If you prefer to participate from home via Zoom, check the box on the registration form. Note: This craft requires a hot glue gun. Registration required. 13 years and over. Limit of 15 people. Supplies provided: Rope, wire crown shape, ribbon / decorations, glue gun and glue. Thursday December 9 at 3 p.m.

Author’s Discussion: From Schnitzel to Nockerln with Joy Viola: Along with her late husband Alfred, Viola, a Wayland resident, traveled on horseback, zodiac, wetsuit, tundra buggy and small plane to photograph and write about the natural world on all seven continents. They came face to face with a polar bear, dined with sheikhs, and put more than 2,300 species on their birders’ life lists. Sign up through our Events menu to hear these and more stories. Thursday December 9 at 7 p.m.

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Library gift guides: We’ve got them for adults, kids, and teens, with plenty of book ideas for everyone on your list. Pick up printed copies at the library or find them online at our Library Spotlight blog.

Wayland Center Annual Vacation Open Day: Stop by the library as you take the tour. Take home something festive to read / watch / listen to. And walk around the building with the kids to see the story in the windows (details below)! Sunday December 5, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

New ESOL tutors: If you meet Lauren Alongi, Sue Robison or Steve McCarthy, don’t forget to congratulate them on their new identity as ESOL tutors. All three, along with Weston’s Bob Lewis and Melissa Rowcotsky, have completed the three-week training course and are now working with the learners. They join over 30 other tutors who currently teach, most of the time at a distance, using technology that is suitable for both the tutor and the learner. The next (virtual) training session is in February; if you are interested, contact Ginny Steel at [email protected] for more information.

BOOK GROUPS

Evening: Special appearance by Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Monday December 6 at 7 p.m.

Cookbook Club: The Chef and Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson. Thursday December 9 at 6.30 p.m.

Midday: The Requirement of Shakespeare by Julie Schumacher. Friday December 10.

Social justice: Climate Justice by Mary Robinson. Monday December 20 at 7 p.m.

Dystopian / Sci-Fi: Wars, Memories and Starlight by Aliette Bodard. Thursday December 16 at 7 p.m.

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLS

Storytelling hours indoors with Ms. Carly: Join Ms. Carly in the library for story time! Children and their guardians will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform nursery rhymes and fun movements. We will meet in the round room on the ground floor of the library. For babies to preschoolers, with caregivers. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! If you are on the waiting list, you can view story time from home via Zoom. If you would prefer to see story time via Zoom, please email Carly at [email protected] You can register here or from our online events calendar. Tuesdays, December 7, December 14 and December 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime indoor with Ms. Pam: Join Ms. Pam in the library for stories, songs, puppets and activities. We will meet in the round room on the ground floor of the library. For ages 2.5 to 5 with an adult. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! If you are on the waiting list, you can view story time from home via Zoom. If you would prefer to see story time via Zoom, please email Pam at [email protected] You can register here or from our online events calendar. Thursdays, December 2, 9 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Story time with Obie the dog: Children will listen to dog stories and have the chance to visit Obie, a beautiful Samoyed. Obie will be accompanied by his owner Helen. Registration is compulsory, as the number of registrations is limited. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. From 3 years old, accompanied by an adult. Thursday December 16 at 10:30 am

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pokémon Card Exchange Day: Pokémon card exchange day at the library. Come with cards that you are ready to trade! We will meet in the Raytheon room. For ages 7 to 11. Registration is MANDATORY. We limit ourselves to 15 children. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! Please register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday December 1 at 4 p.m.

Lego Club: Children will make fabulous creations with legos. This month’s theme: Wacky Building! We will meet in the Raytheon room. From 5 years old, with guide. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! Register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday December 8 at 3 p.m.

Craft kit for children: Penguin in the snow: Welcome the cold weather with this penguin in the Snow Take & Make Craft Kit! We will provide you with most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is best for children from 4 to 10 years old. Please register each child separately. Limit of one per child. Pick up your Take and Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13. Registration for this craft will open on Monday, November 29.

Grade 4/5 Book Club: We will be discussing Andrew Clements’ No Talking. We will meet upstairs in the Espace Ados de la Mezannine. Register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. For 4th and 5th grade students. For questions or to get a copy of the book, email Pam at pmccuen @ minlib. Tuesday December 14 at 7 p.m.

Hibernation and Sleep: Stories with Ms. Elise: What do bears do all winter? Ms. Elise will be reading picture books on hibernation and sleep. We will meet in the Raytheon room. For ages 4 and up. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! Register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday December 15 at 3 p.m.

Winter Vacation Stories with Ms. Elise: Ms. Elise will be reading picture books on the celebration of the winter holidays. We will meet in the Raytheon room. For ages 4 and up. Attendance is limited. Masks must be worn by everyone from 2 years old. Registration required! Register HERE or from our online events calendar. Wednesday December 22 at 3 p.m.

FOR TEENS

DIY Kit for Teens: Mini Yarn Hat: Create something cozy with this take out and make mini yarn hat craft kit for teens! We will provide you with most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This job is best for ages 11 and up. Please register each adolescent separately. The limit is one per adolescent. Pick up your Take & Make craft kit from our curbside service shelf anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13. Registration for this craft will open on Monday, November 29.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Winter Crafts: Teens! Join us for this month’s Teen Advisory Board meeting and make a winter craft to take home. We’ll brainstorm which library programs YOU want and talk more about what you’d like in the Teen Center. We will meet in the Teen Space on the mezzanine floor. For levels 6-12. Register here. Tuesday December 7 at 4:15 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

Storytelling walk: A story for a little bear: Families are invited to take a walk outside the library and read Alice McGinty’s Story Walk of A Story for Small Bear. The Story Walk will be hung in the library windows throughout the month of December. This event is part of the Wayland Open House celebration.

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