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    This year's "Wayland Reads" pick is "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Marina Keegan, who grew up in Wayland. It just won the Goodreads Choice Award for best non-fiction book published in 2014! How cool is that? Learn More

    In connection with "Wayland Reads," Giulietta Nardone will conduct Personal Essay Writing workshops on March 9, 16, and 23 from 7 to 8:30 pm. Registration is recommended. Register here through our online calendar. If previous attempts to register were unsuccessful, try again, as we were experiencing technical difficulties with registration.

  • SOWING THE SEED: Bringing Science to Rural Uganda
    Paul and Jessica Schendel will speak about their initiative, the SEED Institute in Uganda. SEED's aim is to improve science education so that local students have the necessary background to become workers who can bring effective medical care and technical assistance to rural Uganda. February 3, at 7:30pm Learn More

    Barbara Fox, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Avaxia Biologics, will speak about founding her company at a kitchen table right here in Cochituate! Avaxia develops antibody therapeutics for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. January 6, at 7:30pm Learn More

    Phil Giudice will discuss energy challenges and opportunities, including why our consumption choices matter, current and future innovations, and transformative opportunities. December 2, at 7:30pm Learn More

  • Great Presenters in the News!
    The Town Crier featured our first Great Presenters program of the year by Dr. Vincent Giuliano on the front page. Read the Article

    Join us for a lively discussion of "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. We will meet in the Raytheon room from 7-9pm on Monday, September 15. Learn More

  • Library Online Resources 101
    There is a world of information you can access through the library without leaving home! You can download whole books, listen to music, and even learn a language or two! We have many resources for young and old! Come with your specific interest or research question. This session will introduce you to what we have to offer and how to access these resources on your own. Monday, September 8, 7pm. Learn More

    A group for folks interested in going 'round the world through a shared reading experience. We'll read travelogues written by all kinds of travelers who see the world in various ways. Our first selection is "Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback" by Robyn Davidson. Join us on September 10 at 11:30am.

    library cardSeptember is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Families, get set for the school year with library cards! You can come into the library to sign up, or as of 9/1, you can apply online.

    Join us for a lively discussion of "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. We will meet in the Raytheon room from 7-9pm on Monday, September 15. Learn More

    Join us for a lively discussion of Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers." We will meet in the Raytheon room from 7-9pm on Monday, August 18.
    Newcomers Welcome!  Learn More

  • Summer Reading Program
    KIDS! Sign up online for our Summer Reading Club! Read lots of good books and enjoy the many fun activities we've planned. Learn More

    Great things can be achieved when people work together. That's why we need community participation in choosing our next community reading book. Interested in participating? Learn More
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    The Wayland Library Adult and Teen Departments are now on Tumblr. Check us out!

  • Wayland High School "Reflector"
    The Wayland Library has digitized the "Reflectors" held in the library's historical collection (going back to 1944). Check them out at the Internet Archive.

  • One Door Closes
    On Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., the library will host local authors Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky reading from their book, "One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity by Following Your Dreams." Learn More

  • Non-fiction book group
    There's a lot of great non-fiction these days, and we're starting a group to talk about it. Led by our own Nancy McMenemy-McColm, the first title is Edward Slingerland's "Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity," Monday, June 16, 7 p.m. Learn More

  • "Under Our Skin"
    In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we're showing a film that exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme Disease. Academy Award semifinalist for documentary feature and winner of numerous local and international awards. Learn More

  • "Artists of Place" with Judy Schurgin
    waterliliesJudy Schurgin continues her program about artists who have been inspired by particular places near their homes: specifically Claude Monet, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Learn More

    Great things can be achieved when people work together. Yet, why do some teams flourish, while others fall short? Carol Yamartino, an expert in leadership development, executive coaching, & team effectiveness will explain the secrets of outstanding teams. For anyone on a team at work, a volunteer board or committee, etc. March 4 at 7:30pm Learn More

  • The Progress Principle:
    Joy & Creativity at Work
    What makes people happy, motivated, productive and creative at work? Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile will discuss how everyday events at work can make all the difference for well-being and performance. February 4 at 7:30pm Learn More

  • Author Michael Tougias on Wayland & King Philip's War
    As part of the town's 375th anniversary celebration, author Michael Tougias presents a program on Sun., Nov. 3, about the war between the Colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76. One of the battles of this war took place right here in Wayland! Tougias is the author of the acclaimed Until I Have No Country (a novel of King Philip's War). Learn More

  • Library e-book News
    Publishers have agreed to relax the restrictions they have placed on library lending of e-books. We hope this means our collection will be growing! Learn More about downloading to your mobile device or e-reader

  • Wayland Poetry Booklet
    In connection with Wayland Reads Poetry and the Town's 375th anniversary celebrations, we asked Wayland poets of all ages to submit poems for informal publication in a booklet to be made available in the library. Pick one up at WPL or Download the Poems

  • Biopic on Artist David Baker

    Join us on Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. for a screening of "See What's Whispered: The Legacy of Artist David Baker," a documentary about an influential White Mountain artist. Learn More

  • Aphasia Documentary

    Join us on October 15 at 7 p.m. for a screening of "After Words," a 52-minute documentary about aphasia, an acquired communication disorder, which is often the result of a stroke, head injury, or neurological disease. The film illuminates the world of aphasia through profiles of people living with the condition. Cast members from the film, as well as the film's producer, are scheduled to attend this screening. Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    eyreAt our first GPS program this year, on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m., Robert C. Eyre, M.D. will talk about his SURGICAL MISSION TO HAITI to bring lifesaving medical care and surgery to residents of southeastern Haiti where it is often unavailable. Learn More

  • Hints on Book Publishing
    PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK IN TODAY'S CHANGING WORLD--Llocal author Tilia Klebenov Jacobs will be in the library's Raytheon Room on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. to talk about writing her new novel, Wrong Place, Wrong Time and provide hints on getting a book published. Learn More

    We have moved A LOT of books around in the adult section of the library. Many of our more popular non-fiction sections (cooking, home improvement, health, arts & crafts) are now on the main floor for better browsing by users. We created some more areas for quiet study, and soon we will be creating a new space for teens and tweens, too. Stay tuned!

  • Wayland Reads POETRY
    wayland readsOur community-wide reading program this year focused on poetry. We invite you to discover (or rediscover) the joy of reading, writing, and listening to poems. About 200 people attended the kick-off with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky where he encouraged them to submit their favorite poems for our Favorite Poem Project. Learn More

  • Making Transition Work
    WPL is proud to sponsor an informational speaker series for young adults with disabilities and their families. On Monday, May 13, at 7pm attorney Ken Shulman of Day Pitney, LLP and Financial Advisor Dave Harmon of AXA Advisors will discuss issues that families of special needs individuals must address when they plan their estates. Learn More

  • Janet Wong, Childrens' Poet
    Award-winning poet Janet Wong will be at the library tonight (Wed., 4/24) to run a poetry workshop for kids. Listen to her tell a story and read a poem. Learn More About Janet

  • Navigating the Path to Independence
    WPL is proud to sponsor an informational speaker series for young adults with disabilities and their families. Learn More

    davis bates with Carl Hobert
    The Gossels Fund for Human Dignity is sponsoring this program that focuses on five areas in which our schools will need to do things differently moving forward if we are to raise truly global citizens. Learn More

  • Davis Bates
    davis bates Vacation Fun!
    Storyteller Davis Bates will lead a participatory program for kids, celebrating the seasons with stories and songs from around the world. Thursday, February 21, 2:30pm. Learn More

  • The Billy Best Story
    bill best Billy Best captured the nation's heart in 1994 when he ran away from home at the age of 16 to escape chemotherapy. Eighteen years later and still cancer free, Billy has written a book to tell his remarkable story. He'll be at the libary on Tuesday, February 12, 7-9pm Learn More

  • Making Transition Work
    WPL is proud to sponsor an informational speaker series for young adults with disabilities and their families. Terri McLaughlin, Coordinator of Transition Projects at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, will discuss school-work transition planning for students with disabilities. (Canceled due to weather. Rescheduled to March 6.) Learn More

  • Tony Loftis on Internet Safety
    loftisOn January 22, at 7pm Tony Loftis will talk about how to recognize some of the dangerous behaviors children may do online and how to talk with your kids to create a safe surfing environment. Loftis, the founder of findyourmissingchild.org, will be joined by Victoria Kempf, an Internet safety advocate. Learn More

  • Eric Jay Dolin
    Dolin comes to the library at 7pm on Tues., January 15 to give a talk on his new book, When America First Met China, depicting America's China trade, a period in our history that continues to continues to effect our relationship with China today.
    Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    oneilAt our next GPS program, on Tuesday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m., Caroline Owen Houde will talk about "SIMPLE STEPS TO LIFELONG HEALTH." Learn how to improve your health at any age and feel great. Learn some small adjustments that will add life to your years and years to your life! Learn More

  • Juliette Fay
    Juliette FayCome hear Wayland's own Juliette Fay talk about her most recent novel, The Shortest Way Home. Library Journal calls Juliette "...one of the best authors of women's fiction." Sunday, December 2, 3pm. Learn More

  • Gwendolyn Goes Hollywood
    pigA reading and performance of Gwendolyn Goes Hollywood with author David Ira Rottenberg and dancers from the Dancers Workshop. For ages 3 and up on Saturday, December 1, at 3pm Learn More

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
    oneilOn Tuesday, November 27, 7pm, Hank Phillippi Ryan will be at WPL to talk about her newest thriller, The Other Woman. Hank is the investigative reporter for Boston's Channel 7. A best-selling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards for her crime fiction.
    Learn More

  • Directory for Adults 50+
    50+directory An online Directory of Services for Older Adults sponsored by the Library that has been developed to provide information on the wide variety of services available to middle-aged and older adults in Wayland. Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    oneilAt our next GPS program, on Tuesday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m., David O'Neil will present "PRESERVING PRICELESS MEMORIES: How to Create a Lasting Legacy for Your Family," a program to teach us how to create an oral history for our families. Learn More

  • Author William Martin
    Acclaimed author Bill Martin, author of Back Bay and other suspenseful mysteries, comes to the Wayland Library to tell us about the writing life and about his fifth Peter Fallon adventure novel, The Lincoln Letter. Learn More

  • Changing & Challenging Landscape of College Admissions
    A program to raise family awareness of the "new rules" for college admissions and how to evaluate both the current admissions process and the colleges best suited for your student. Learn More

  • New Online Resources!
    Gale logoThanks ebthistle logoto to the Massachusetts Library System we now have access to great new content from Gale/Cengage and Encyclopedia Britannica. Try Out or Learn More

  • New Science Database for Kids
    MarshallCavendishLogoMarshall Cavendish Digital includes several Science Databases for children and students: Dinosaurs, Exploring Mammals, Habitats of the World, International Wildlife, Wildlife and Plants of the World. Marshall Cavendish Digital also provides e-books from their "Technology of the Ancients" Series. Learn More
  • Online Resources - Genealogy
    HeritageQuestCroppedAre you curious about your forebears and your family tree?  We have access to genealogy resources that can help you find records and personal histories, even if you don't know exactly where an ancestor came from. Learn More
  • Career Transitions Help
    career transitionsJob hunting? Take advantage of our online Career Transitions resource. With it you can create powerful, professional resumes and cover letters as well as pick up tips about applying for positions and preparing for interviews. You can even participate in an Interview Simulation! Learn More

  • Help us plan!
    coffeeOur library is creating a plan for library service for the next five years. This is your chance to comment on current library services and to let us know what you would like to see in the future. Upon completing the survey, you will have a chance to win a gift card from Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, or Karma Coffee. Take the survey

  • Navigating to Independence
    WPL is proud to sponsor an informational speaker series for adults with disabilities and their families. Each month, we will host a speaker with professional expertise in working with adults with disabilities to become as independent as possible. Learn More

  • Star Wars Symposium
    star wars Calling all Star Wars fans! Come dressed as a character for the costume contest, bring your show and tell items, learn about the history of Star Wars, join in a trivia contest, play video games, and more! Learn More

  • Value Line
    Attention Wayland investors! The library now has an online subscription to Value Line Investment Survey, accessible to investors at home with a Wayland library card number. Learn More

  • Business Resource Suvey
    survey We're trying to make the library's Business & Finance Collection work better for you, and we're interested in what sources you use in print and electronically, and what sources and/or subjects you'd like us to develop further. Help us help you by filling out a survey on our Facebook page.

  • Shining Star Award
    The Library received the "Shining Star Award" for its support of the Transitional Employment program of CW Potter Place & The Edinburg Center. Accepting the award are Pam Sway, Asst. Children's Librarian, & Jan DeMeo, Head of the Circulation Department.

  • Climate change expert to speak
    pablo suarezOn Tues., Jan. 10, at 7:30 pm, Dr. Pablo Suarez will speak on the increasing risks of extreme events due to land use conversion and changing climate. His specific topic will be " PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF FLOODING IN WAYLAND." Learn More

  • Autism expert to speak
    neumeyerOn Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Ann Neumeyer will review the cardinal features of autism as well as the number of medical and psychosocial issues that present with this disorder. She is a pediatric neurologist and the Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Lurie Center for Autism. Learn More

  • Degas with Judy Schurgin
    degas nudeJudy Schurgin returns for another art history program, this time on Edgar Degas. Thursday, November 17, 1 pm Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    Our second GPS program, Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., will discuss investigations underway about why so many people in our area are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Come hear about this from a panel of experts. Learn More

  • Clifford came to the library!
    The UFund Start U Reading Series brought Clifford the Big Red Dog to the Wayland Library for storytime on Tuesday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m. Read more about it on Wayland Patch. Learn More

  • Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks
    Download library eBooks wirelessly to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile. You can also transfer library eBooks from a computer to many e-readers, including the Nook. Find current information on compatible devices for downloadable library eBooks and audiobooks. Have a device already? Here's HELP to get started.

  • Directory for Adults 50+
    50+directory A new online Directory of Services for Older Adults sponsored by the Library that has been developed to provide information on the wide variety of services available to middle-aged and older adults in Wayland. Learn More

  • Museum Passes
    Museum passes are available for a wide variety of area museums and attractions Reserve online or call us at 508-358-2311. Learn More

  • Mango Languages
    Learn a New Language onlinePlanning a summer vacation to a foreign country? Mango Languages is designed to teach beginners simple, practical, and polite conversation skills. Try it!
  • Shakespeare Series
    shakespeareThe focus of this spring's Shakespeare series with Professor Helen Whall will be “Shakespeare on the Screen.” Tuesdays, 7:30pm, April 26, May 10, & May 24. Learn More

  • Learn about the DeCordova Museum
    decordovaA program on June 3 at 2pm tracing the establishment of the museum, its early history and the fascinating life story of its founder, Julian deCordova, wealthy businessman, world traveler and art collector. The program will also focus on the museum today. Learn More

  • Divide and Concur
    pieplateThe process of passing personal possessions on to your family or friends can be challenging. Join us for a presentation and discussion with Laurie Nordman of NextStage Associates on ways to simplify this often complicated task. Learn More

  • Breast cancer expert to speak
    Peggy DugganMargaret Duggan, M.D. will discuss the current standards for screening for breast cancer as well as symptoms and signs to report to your doctor. She will review the current treatments and future directions of research. Dr. Duggan is the Medical Director of the Faulkner Breast Centre, a nationally recognized breast cancer treatment program. Learn More

  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    p-38 Come learn more about World War II’s Lockheed P-38 Lightning, arguably America’s first multipurpose military aircraft, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. as Michael Terry presents as part of our Great Presenter's Series. Learn More

  • Wayland Reads
    wayland readsOur community-wide reading selection is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers--a stunning, award-winning work of journalism that tracks the fortunes of a Syrian contractor following Hurricane Katrina. Learn More

  • Greco-Roman Mythology
    venusFrank Smith presents: "From the Battlefield to the Bedchamber: Stories of Romance, Intrigue, Betrayal, and Abandonment." We'll read and discuss accounts of some of the famous and not-so-famous love affairs of Classical mythology. Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 22 to Mar. 29, 1pm. Learn More

  • Who was Lydia Maria Child?
    Find out about this former Wayland resident and important figure in American history when Jane Sciacca gives a presentation about Mrs. Child on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. as part of our Great Presenter's Series. Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    Ann Tevepaugh Mitchell will give an illustrated talk on Tues., 2/14, at 7:30 p.m. on "The Artistry of Beads," telling about the fascinating process of beadweaving, how it came to be her medium of expression. Best of all, she'll show some of her fascinating work, which has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide. Learn More

  • Your Library 24/7
    This virtual branch library is available 24 hours hours a day, seven days a week: search the catalog, renew materials, look for reading suggestions, research a project, find a newspaper article, download audiobooks or ebooks, reserve museum passes or ask us a question.    Learn More

  • Suggestions, anyone?
    suggestionsWhile our library was closed and you were going to other libraries, what did you LIKE that was done differently at other libraries? Do you have other suggestions for our library? Submit your thoughts by email (suggestions at waylandlibrary.org) or in person to our suggestions boxes near the circulation desks at the library.

  • Year End Giving
    Thank you to all those who continue to support the Library Endowment Fund. If you are planning any end of year giving, think about contributing to the Endowment Fund.  Learn More

  • Friends Gift Items
    The Friends have gifts for sale, including handthrown mugs, notecards and totebags; these are available at the adult circulation desk.     Learn More

  • ADHD Effect on Marriage
    Marriage consultant and author Melissa Orlov will discuss the topic of her new book: the surprising ways that adult ADHD affects relationships and what couples can do about it. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30pm.
    Learn More

  • "DON GIOVANNI" with Phil Radoff
    mozartThe next lecture by opera buff Phil Radoff will be on Nov. 10th and includes excerpts from Mozart's two-act operatic masterpiece, "Don Giovanni," considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written. Learn More

  • "Artists of Place" with Judy Schurgin
    waterliliesJudy Schurgin continues her program about artists who have been inspired by particular places near their homes: specifically Claude Monet, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Learn More

  • CyberSafe with Dr. Gwenn
    okeeffeDr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, leading medical authority on Internet safety and child health issues, will provide insight on parenting kids in the online world. October 12 at 7:30pm.
    Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    haneyFollowing our great success last year, we've put together a second series of local expert speakers. First up: writer, film director, producer, businessman, and philanthropist Bill Haney.
    Learn More

  • Library Celebration!
    To mark the Library's reopening, we will be having a community celebration on Sunday, September 12, from 2-5pm with entertainment and family activities. Please put the date on your calendars! Learn More

  • Construction Update
    Reconstruction of the library is complete. We were able to open our doors at 9am on Monday, August 9. There are just a few minor things left on the punch list.
    See some photos of the project!

  • Shakespeare Series
    shakespeareOur last Shakespeare Festival program will be on Tuesday, June 1. Professor Helen Whall will discuss "The Winter's Tale in the context of out theme, "Shakespeare on Love." New Location: Traditions of Wayland, 7:30pm. Learn More

  • Great Presenters Series
    gene cosloyGene Cosloy's program, "THE SHAKERS AND THEIR FURNITURE" has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 20, at 7:30pm. New Location: Town Building Large Hearing Room Learn More

  • Celebration of the Arts Concert Series
    musical notesThis year the Wayland and Sudbury Libraries teamed up to offer a spring concert series featuring classical and jazz performers. Our last concert, featuring classical pianist Donald Berman will be on Sunday, May 23, at 3pm at the Goodnow library. Learn More

  • Spring Book Sale
    The Friends of the Wayland Book and Bake Sale has been relocated to the Large Hearing Room at the Wayland Town Building. The rescheduled dates are: Saturday, May 15, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, May 16, 12:00-4:00pm. with a Members-Only Preview on Friday, May 14, 6-8pm. This year, because of the flood, donated books can only be accepted at the Large Hearing Room on May 12 & 13. Learn More

  • Impressionists with Judy Schurgin
    cassattJudy's last program was rescheduled for May 17 at Traditions of Wayland. Learn More

  • More Mango Languages
    Learn a New Language onlineNEW! "Mango Basic," designed to teach beginners simple, practical, and polite conversation skills. Mango Basic languages include Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Korean, Pashto, Urdu, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, & various ESL courses. Try it!
  • Author Jenna Blum
    jenna blumOn Monday evening, Feb. 22, Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us, will be at the library on March to talk about her work. Ms. Blum's new novel, The Stormchasers, is scheduled to be published this May. Learn More

  • Chanoff to give Gossels Program
    Executive Director of Mapendo International will speak about his experiences launching rescue efforts that have saved over 5,000 lives in Africa during the last decade. Funded by the Gossels Fund for Human Dignity. Learn More

  • Create a library "Wish List"
    wish_listWhen you are browsing the library catalog, you can now make a "Wish List" of books, movies, and CD's that that you want to remember to check out in the future. To see it later, just log in to your library account! Learn More

  • Foreign Film Series
    foreign filmsOur Foreign Film Viewing Group meets regularly. The next film, on Monday, September 21, at 7pm, will be "THE STORY OF QIU JU." Check out the online schedule.

  • Dolls by Rita Hernandez
    dollDrop by our exhibit case and marvel at the fabulous hand-made dolls by award-winning fabric artisan, Rita Hernandez. One of her dolls is now on tour around the U.S.! Some of the dolls are based on children's book and folktale characters.

  • Morningstar online
    morningstarInvestors, the library subscribes Morningstar online, a subscription that contains comprehensive, up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and industries. Available from home to people with a Wayland Library card. Learn More

  • Learn a language!
    Learn a New Language onlineWayland residents with a library card can now learn a new language from home. Mango is an online language learning system that teaches conversation skills for twelve different languages. Try it!

  • Summer Reading Club
    robotKIDS! Sign up online for our Summer Reading Club! Read lots of good books and enjoy the many fun activities we've planned.  Learn More

  • "Playaway" Audiobooks
    Listen to one oplayawaysf your favorite audiobooks on one of our "Playaways." These simple devices are lightweight, compact players that come with an audiobook already downloaded. You can find them in our catalog or by browsing our audiobooks section!

  • College grads—Looking for a job?
    job seekerJob Coach Mitch Bornstein, Ph.D., of Career Treking will be at the library on Tues., June 16, at 7:30pm to talk to college students and recent graduates about strategies for identifying and finding the right job in this difficult employment market.  Learn More

  • Adult Programming Survey
    lifelong logoWe're trying to find ways to make our library programs for adults even better. Help us out by taking a five-question survey. We promise it will quick and painless! Take the Survey
    Click here to evaluate our programs

  • Shakespeare Series
    shakespeareOur annual Shakespeare Festival is underway. This year's theme is "Shakespeare Means Trouble." Learn More

    wayland reads logoWAYLAND READS welcomed Roland Merullo, the author of Breakfast with Buddha, to Wayland last Sunday. This was the highlight of our town's first community reading program. We would appreciate feedback: Take A Survey

  • Stone Wall Presentation
    stone wallUConn Professor Robert M. Thorson to talk about the history of New England stone walls, with an emphasis on eastern Massachusetts. Co-sponsored by the Wayland Historical Society. Learn More

  • Last Lion
    ted kennedyMeet Boston Globe writers BELLA ENGLISH and DON AUCOIN as they talk about writing LAST LION: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy with a team of writers from the Globe. Learn More

  • Legends of the Trojan War
    helmetFrank Smith will present a series on "The Legend of the Trojan War in Literature and in Art." Dates: Mondays, Feb. 23 to Mar. 30, 1pm. Learn More

  • Let Go & Lighten Up with Lisa Wessan
    lisa wessanHow do you deal with stress in your daily life? Learn how to shift your focus & about the physiological, psychological, and spiritual benefits of daily laughter. Learn More

  • Four Famous Trials with Gary Hylander
    scalesThe "Four Famous Trials" presented by historian Gary Hylander has been rescheduled. This series is funded by our Lifelong Learning Grant. The next program will be on the Lindbergh kidnapping and will be held at the Senior Center. New Dates & Times

  • Foreign Film Series
    foreign filmsOur Foreign Film Viewing Group meets regularly. The next film, on Thursday, 2/12 at 7pm, will be the Russian film "Italianetz." Check out the online schedule.  Learn More

  • Spanish Art with Judy Schurgin
    duchessThis January, join art educator Judy Schurgin to learn more about a few of the renowned artistic masters of Spain. We'll be discussing El Greco, Velazquez, and Goya. Learn More

  • Arts/Wayland Craft Fair
    snowmanArts/Wayland is having a Craft Fair with 20% of proceeds to benefit the library. Do some holiday shopping while helping the library! Sunday, December 14, from 2-5pm in the Raytheon Room.   Learn more

  • "Santa Claus in Baghdad" screening
    movie imageSpecial showing of a film inspired by a book originally discovered at our library by film director Raouf Zaki!  Q&A with Zaki to follow. Thursday, 12/11, 7:30pm  

  • Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale
    friends logoThe Friends of the Wayland Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale on the weekend of November 8 and 9 with a special preview for Friends only on Friday evening, 11/7. Learn More

  • Getting Inspired, Staying Inspired
    poetryPoets Mary Pinard and Moira Linehan will read from their recent poetry and talk about techniques and strategies they use to generate new material as well as "keep a good thing going." Discussion to follow. Learn More

  • Gossels Fund Lecture
    coatesWriter, blogger, and cultural commentator Ta-Nehisi Coates was at the Wayland Middle School on Sunday, 10/19, at 4pm to give the Library's annual Gossels Fund for Human Dignity program. Learn More

  • The roof project
    library building The roof project is esssentially complete now; we're now just waiting for the roofing company to fix a few things on the "punch list."

  • Jewish Literature Discussion Group
    lets talkWe are having another series of discussions on Jewish Literature. This year we'll examine the theme of "Neighbors: The World Next Door." Learn More

  • Foreign Film Series continues
    foreign_filmsOur Foreign Film Viewing Group meets regularly. The schedule is online
    Learn More

  • Survey for 45+ adults
    survey graphicOur survey for older adults is now online and also available in print at the library. Please participate! We need your help to get even better.
    Learn more

  • Shakespeare Series
    shakespeareOur annual Shakespeare Festival has begun. This year's theme is "Shakespeare and Good Judgment." Learn More

  • "Playaway" Audiobooks
    playawaysNow you can listen to your favorite audiobooks on one of our "Playaways." These simple devices are lightweight, compact players that come with an audiobook already downloaded. You can find them in our catalog or by browsing our audiobooks section!

  • National Library Week
    ALA logo at your library     The third week of April this year was National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide - and the perfect time to discover how you can join the circle of knowledge @ your library.

  • Library cited as "Employer of the Year"
    award On 4/1/08 a Clubhouse Coalition award was presented to the Wayland Library at the State House. Learn More