WEYLAND, MA — Here’s what’s happening at the Weyland Free Public Library the week of December 19, 2022.
mysterious library relic
It’s a large old crate that is unlikely to be hidden in our historical collection.It’s easily over 100 years old. what was it used for? why do we have it In fact, we know the answers to these questions, but if you’d like to ponder them as well, step into our nifty new display case and take a look.
Library of Things: Movie Night Wherever You Are
Who needs TV and streaming? Watch movies in your garage, backyard, or wherever you want with our easy-to-use portable video projector, external DVD player, and huge collection of discs.
Sudbury Gorge Nature Photographer
Don’t miss this month’s conference room display of stunning images from this venerable group, covering areas not only in New England but around the world.
Library of Things: Office to Go
Are you working remotely? really remote? Our Library of Things contains the components you need to make that job easier. Just pair one of your Chromebooks with a hotspot and portable scanner. Our portable chargers may also come in handy. Perfect for when you want to get away from everything or most.
Staff Favorites, 2022
Here are some of our favorite books from last year. Most are in libraries, but others are available.
- ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN / SJ Bennett
- Alias Grace/Margaret Atwood
- All the Seas of the World / Guy Gabriel Kay
- Bones Orchard / Sarah Muller
- Booth / Karen Joy Fowler
- The Call / Yannick Murphy
- Cloud Cuckoo Land / Anthony Doerr
- Daughters of the Flower Garden / Lee Ju-kyung
- Eating on the Wild Side / Joe Robinson
- The ghost that ate us / Daniel Krauss
- Hench / Natalie Gina Walshorts
- How to change your mind / Michael Pollan
- Huntress / Kate Quinn
- Improvement / Joan Silver
- It Girl / Ruth Ware
- Leviathan Awakens / James S.A. Corey
- The Man Who Died Twice / Richard Osman
- Mercury Pictures Presents / Anthony Mara
- Mr. Splitfoot / Samantha Hunt
- The Nature Fix / Florence Williams
- Ordinary People / Sally Rooney
- Ocean State / Stewart Onan
- Promise / Damon Gargut
- Slow Horse / Mick Herron
- such a small thing / claire keegan
- Survivor / J.F. Gonzalez
- Ten Steps to Nanette / Hannah Gadsby
- What Grows / Meredith Goldstein
- Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow / Gabriel Zevan
- Thistlefoot / GennaRose Nethercott
- Heart and Mercy’s Promise / Megan Vannen
- Uncommon Leader / Alan Bennett
- WE RIDE ON STICKS / KUAN BALLY
- Welcome to Lagos / Chibundu Onuzo
- When Women Were Dragons / Kelly Barnhill
- The Wordhord / Hana Videen
- Inca, where’s your Husband? / Lizzie Damirola Blackburn
For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Indoor Storytime with Leslie
Let’s enjoy story time indoors with Leslie! From babies to preschoolers, accompanied by parents. Please register. Tuesday, December 20, 10:30 am
Indoor story time with Pam
Enjoy stories, songs, puppet shows and activities with Pam. From 2.5 to 5 years old with an adult. Please register. Thursday, December 22nd at 10:30am
story time in spanish
Join Senora Smith for Spanish storytime! Read a soothing story, then do a simple craft, sing a song or two, and learn some Spanish words. Liliana Smith is the coordinator of the Spanish Immersion Program at Wayland Public Schools. She must be 3 years old or older, accompanied by a guardian. Please register her.Saturday, December 17, January 7 at 10:30 am
For elementary school students.
winter solstice and holiday crafts
Join Pam in crafting crafts to celebrate the winter solstice and winter holidays.
See you in the Raytheon Room. Ages 4 and up, accompanied by a guardian. Please register here. Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 p.m.
family game day
Stop by for an afternoon of board and card games. Play your favorite games or teach us how to play new games! We also do co-op games. Ages 4 and up, accompanied by a guardian. Please register here. Thursday, December 29, 3:00 p.m.
Kids create amazing things with Lego. This month’s theme is space stations. See you in the Raytheon Room. Ages 5 and up, accompanied by a guardian. Please register here. Wednesday, January 4, 3:30 p.m.
Magic the Gathering for Teens
teens! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends! Bring your own magic cards or use ours. Both experienced and beginners are welcome. For his teens in grades 6 and up. See you at Teen Loft. Please register here. Friday, January 13, 4:30 p.m.