Tuesday, June 18, 2013
During the summer months, Wayland's library adjusts its hours.
As school year winds down and the weather makes it even more tempting to be outside, the Wayland Public Library makes some changes to its hours of operation. This weekend the library will change over to its summer hours, which are as follows. The summer schedule begins on Saturday, June 22.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The 200-page report found multiple deficiencies and recommended several options for remedying the needs of several Wayland departments.
An independent and extensive building use audit of Wayland Town Building, Fire Station #2 and the Wayland Public Library has resulted in a best case-scenario option that would shake up the programs in each of those buildings. Option 1, the most viable option according to the report, would house the Wayland Public Library and Council on Aging in a new building to be constructed at Wayland Town Center; move the Wayland Public Schools offices into the current library building; shift the Wayland Art Center (currently housed in the same building as Fire Station #2) into the current schools offices; and allow Fire Station #2 to expand into the current Wayland Art Center space. The current school offices would also house some additional IT space…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The next installment of Wayland Reads has officially begun. Instead of a particular book this year, the program is inviting residents into the world of poetry.
Do you dream in iambic pentameter? No? More of a "Roses are red, violets are blue" kind of poetry lover? It's doesn't matter. Wayland Reads Poetry this year is still for you. "I guess we are hoping that by choosing poetry, we are getting people who are not habitual poetry readers to take another look at poetry and realize its power, beauty and relevance to everyday life," said Ann Knight, director of Wayland Public Library. In late February the library announced Wayland Reads 2013. This marks the third installment of the program with the first featuring the novel "Breakast with Buddha" in 2009 and the second program focused on the memoir "Zeitoun" in 2011. A committee of volunteers chooses the theme for Wayland Reads, Knight explained. For…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The next Great Presenters talk will take place Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Wayland Public Library Director Ann Knight provided this press release. Would you like to achieve your ideal weight? Sail through your day with clarity and limitless energy? Look and feel years younger? You can! By making small adjustments, you can improve your health at any age and feel great. As part of the Wayland Library’s Great Presenters Series, Caroline Owen Houde will present a program on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. to share some simple steps that can add life to your years and years to your life. Houde helps people live healthier lives by coaching them to make choices that enhance their health. She is a consultant with Arbonne International, a multinational company delivering pure, safe, and beneficial health solutions for more…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Senior employment specialist Gary Gekow will be in Wayland helping job seekers navigate today's complex job market.
Gary Gekow said he believes the job landscape is getting better, but it certainly hasn't recovered to the pre-recession glory days. Gekow watches the changes in the job marketplace from the perspective of a coach, a coach who has devoted the past three years to helping people of all backgrounds find jobs in the murky world of post-Recession, Internet-driven job searches. Gekow, a longtime recruitment and management expert, now works as a senior employment specialist with Resume Your Career. In 2009, he agreed to give what he thought would be a one-time-only employment workshop at Stoughton Public Library. He expected the audience to be filled with mostly English Language Learners, but was shocked when dozens of people from all walks of …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children — and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of September (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), the vast majority of challenges to books are initiated locally by parents, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
If a new Wayland Public Library is built, something must be done with the current building.
Representatives for the Wayland Public Library and the Wayland Council on Aging have been meeting for months to work out the possibility of the two groups sharing a building on the municipal pad at Wayland Town Center. The current schematic plans propose at 43,000 square foot building in which both the library and COA receive dedicated space, but also features about 8,000 square feet of shared space. On Monday, representatives met with Wayland's Board of Selectmen to discuss next steps as well as the process so far. In addition to several other questions raised, selectmen and others pondered the future of the current library building if a new Wayland Public Library is constructed. The current ivy-covered building at 5 Concord Road is both …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
There are plans for a municipal building at Wayland Town Center, and discussions are underway to put a combined Wayland Public Library and Council on Aging there.
Wayland's selectmen Monday night said they fully support a Wayland Town Center building that houses both the Wayland Public Library and the Council on Aging, but they have some concerns about possible hurdles to bringing the project to fruition. Representatives from Wayland's Library Trustees and the Council on Aging met with selectmen to discuss the results of a study into the feasibility of a shared facility to be constructed on the municipal pad set aside on the Wayland Town Center property. The municipal space at Wayland Town Center is currently zoned for a 40,000 square foot municipal building of some kind. That zoning creates a possible first hurdle. Aida Gennis explained that the recent feasibility study, conducted by Kang …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Children learned about and "met" some local birds of prey.
Children ooh'ed and aah'ed as Jim Parks of Wingmasters brought out various owls that he has rehabilitated, but will never be capable of living in the wild. An enormous great horned owl and a tiny saw-whet owl were among the birds of prey Parks presented to a roomful of children on Wednesday afternoon at the Wayland Public Library. Parks said he has been rehabilitating the birds for more than 20 years. Even with two decades of experience, he said he constantly learns new information about the animals for which he cares. He said his primary job is to educate the public about the birds and these public presentations are the best part of his job. If you snapped images during the presentation, please feel free to upload them to our gallery. …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Summer is around the corner, which means beach reads and road trip distractions are in order.
In a matter of weeks, Wayland students will be released from the hallowed halls of institutionalized education and into the wide world of summer. It's time to start thinking about the books your kids will read during the coming long days and family vacations. The state's summer reading program for kids in pre-K through sixth grade this year is "Dream Big -- READ!" Registration at the Wayland Public Library will kick off on June 28. Throughout the summer, kids are encouraged to read everything from traditional books to graphic novels to newspapers. They can log their reading online or in the Children's Room at the Wayland Public Library. Programs all summer long will encourage kids to keep up the reading an will kick off on June 28 with a …