Author of The Art Forger, B.A. Shapiro

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. – Join us as B.A. Shapiro presents her book, The Art Forger, one of this year’s Wayland Reads selections.

B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes.  She has also written four screenplays and the nonf-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists — including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle — and has won many awards including the The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.  She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.

Isabella Stewart Gardner & Her Art

 Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. – Join us for this Wayland Reads event in which the beloved Judy Schurgin returns to give a talk on Isabella Stewart Gardner and her art collection.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the vision of the fabled Mrs. Jack.  This fabulous museum contains one of the most unusual collections of art in the United States and includes treasures from antiquity to the early twentieth century.  Opened in 1903, the building is fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace, with galleries surrounding a courtyard filled with gorgeous plants, flowers and antique sculpture.  Join us for the slide/lecture presentation which will focus on the life of this aristocratic, independent and flamboyant woman, as well as her fabulous art collection and the jewel of a museum, which she created.

Judy Schurgin has been a museum teacher at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for twenty-six years, and has been a tour guide at the Institute of Contemporary Art for the past six years. In addition, Judy has designed and taught art history courses ranging from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century at adult education centers throughout the Greater Boston area.  Judy is an inveterate traveler, and has visited many of the great art museums through the U.S. and Europe. Judy lived in Wayland for many years and presently lives in Boston.


Book and Bake Sale – A Great Community Event!

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday,

April 30, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.  There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, April 28, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults.  All proceeds go to support Library programs and services.

The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road.

Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27.  Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.

Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area.

For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.