Storywalk
Aug 15
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, August 15 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Developing Compelling Plots, Sharon Anderson
Aug 15
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Centerville Public Library

Game Day
Aug 15
Snow Library
67 Main Street, Orleans, MA 02653

Saturday, August 15 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Snow Library

https://www.town.orleans.ma.us/node/2411/events/upcoming/snow-library/events/155873

Virtual Classic Film Discussion Group
Aug 15
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Saturday, August 15 at 3:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Our Classic Film Group will meet virtually via Zoom. Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company! Everyone is welcome to join. Watch the movie on your own and then contact your host Kate Ferreira at kferreira@clamsnet.org to get connected to the discussion program via Zoom. This month's selection is Fiddler on the Roof.  The movie is available for free through Hoopla. New to Hoopla? Create an account with your email and your EPL CLAMS library card. [Programs and Events]

Storywalk
Aug 16
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Sunday, August 16 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Sunday, August 16 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your weekly Take & Make craft bags! Instructions can be found on Creative Bug: Create your Creative Bug account by visiting this link and entering your 13 digit library card number:https://www.creativebug.com/lib/marthasvineyardContact: Jennifer : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Young Adults]

Robert Allison: “The Essential Debate On The Constitution”
Aug 16
Truro Public Library
Truro Meeting House & Truro Public Library Virtual Event

Sunday, August 16 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Truro Public Library

A special virtual event cosponsored by the Friends of the Truro Meeting House and the Truro Public Library! Robert Allison will address the creation of America’s constitution in the hot summer of 1787. Many recall Benjamin Franklin’s famous quip to anxious Philadelphians wanting to know what convention delegates “had given us.” “A republic, if you can keep it,” he replied. Allison, along with fellow historian Bernard Bailyn, edited a remarkable collection of private letters, pamphlets, and newspapers that demonstrate the wide divisions at the time on a number of vexing questions unsettled to this day. As another historian states “democratic republics are not merely founded upon the consent of the people, they are also absolutely dependent upon the active and informed involvement of the people for their continued good health.” If you have any questions, please contact: truromeetinghousefriends@gmail.com To learn more about the Friends:www.truromeetinghousefriends.org Robert Allison is inviting you to a scheduled ZOOM meetingSunday, August 16 at 5:00 pm Eastern TimeJoin from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:https://suffolk.zoom.us/j/93691632281OR iPhone one-tap :US: +13126266799,,93691632281# or +19294362866,,93691632281#OR Telephone:Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US:+13126266799 or+19294362866 or+13017158592 or+13462487799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 Meeting ID: 936 9163 2281 OR Skype for Business (Lync): https://suffolk.zoom.us/skype/93691632281

Online: Make Something Monday
Aug 17
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, August 17 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Monday for a new craft tutorial with Jennifer!You can pick up an activity bag with materials each week on Fridays at 3pm.Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

ArtStart
Aug 17
Falmouth Public Library
Library Lawn

Monday, August 17 All Day

Falmouth Public Library

An art project in a bag every Monday for teens and adults. Pick one up outside of the library on the Katharine Lee Bates Road side of our building. Available from 11 - 4. [Main Library]

Storywalk
Aug 17
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Monday, August 17 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 17
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 17 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

STAMPED-Teen book group with Mathea Morais on Zoom
Aug 17
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, August 17 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Starting August 3rd, the West Tisbury Library will  offer a weekly book group for teens aged 13-18.  This important book is broken into 5 sections, one section will be covered in each of the 5 virtual meetings. Section one should be read prior to the August 3rd meeting. This group will meet virtually through Zoom and is free and open to the public! We have books, audio and kindle versions available. Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org

Craft Kits for the week at the North Branch
Aug 17
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, August 17 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and pick up a craft kit to do this week.  We have a purple pansy flower for ages 3-6, create a bug for 6 and up and butterflies for the teens. Contact: North Falmouth Library : 508-563-2922 []

WFL 2020 Annual Meeting
Aug 17
West Falmouth Library
Online Event

Monday, August 17 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

West Falmouth Library

The West Falmouth Library 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 17th at 4pm. This year, the meeting is being presented virtually through Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please email the library at westfalmouthlibrary@gmail.com and the Zoom meeting link will be sent to the first 80 people who register to attend.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 17
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Yummy Monday: Recipe Swap
Aug 17
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Monday, August 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Join us to share what you and others have been cooking up this summer season. Get tips and tricks for navigating the kitchen. Click here to register:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-uuqDkiE9ecQqnWJE8XtvB7LAR91vSe

Poetry Reading with Martha Collins and Sharon Dunn
Aug 17
Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Monday, August 17 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wellfleet Public Library

Martha Collins will read poetry and Sharon Dunn will read poetry and prose. John Bonanni editor of the Cape Cod Poetry Review will be introducing both readers. This will be a Zoom event. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlc-mvqD0qE9XRJvWZz4cenwx15tOlma4t

Virtual Storytime
Aug 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, August 18 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Tuesday for a new Storytime video with Emily!Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Storywalk
Aug 18
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, August 18 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Online: Conversation en francais
Aug 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, August 18 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

French conversation. All levels welcome. Please email amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

STEM Gems
Aug 18
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Tuesday, August 18 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services [Main Library]

Bridge Bookies
Aug 18
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Tuesday, August 18 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a private bridge group that meets at the Library.

Historical Society
Aug 18
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, August 18 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

The Historical Society Library is hosed on the second floor of the WDL.The Historical Society is on site every Tuesday morning to help individuals search the resources and answer related questions. They are also available upon request at other times.

Bridge
Aug 18
West Dennis Public Library
WDL Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 18 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Closed group

Virtual Watercolor class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 18
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 18 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

  Now offering watercolor classes for kids!! Join our fabulous artist Heather as she teaches kids ages 7-14 on how to paint beautiful scenes. Subject changes weekly.

Online: Poetry Drop In with Don Nitche
Aug 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, August 18 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Join us via Zoom for “Poetry Drop-In” led by Island poet, Donald Nitchie. Participants will read and discuss two or more poems from classic and contemporary poets, and then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises. Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x 116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

LEGO Cub - Virtual Block Party!
Aug 18
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, August 18 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Since we miss seeing all of our LEGO Club friends at the library every Tuesday, we’ve decided to start a Virtual Block Party so that you can participate from home!  The library will provide a weekly challenge and you provide the creativity.  Make your LEGO creation at home, take a picture of your project, and then email your picture to Mrs. Burke at jburke@clamsnet.org.  We will post your picture on the library’s website and you can see the creations of other LEGO Club friends at https://mashpeepubliclibrary.org/lego-club/.  All ages are welcome to join!This Week’s LEGO Club Challenge [Children]

Online Architecture Presentation
Aug 18
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 18 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Architecture Presentation Tuesday, August 18 at 4:30pm On Tuesday, August 18, at 4:30, the West Tisbury Library will present the third in a summer-long series of Zoom presentations by local architect Bruce MacNelly. Mr. MacNelly’s talk, titled “Face To Face – Looking at Walls”, will present architectural projects whose walls embody ideas of space independent of the actual spaces they define. With his wife, Linda Joy Cohen, Mr. MacNelly is a principal in MacNelly Cohen Architects in West Tisbury. During his academic career he has taught at The Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, among other institutions. This event will meet on Zoom. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive the Zoom invitation. Free and open to the public.

Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults–NEW TIME!
Aug 18
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 18 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.      

From Whaling to Whale Watching, Kathy Zagzebski
Aug 18
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens-full 2nd session added
Aug 18
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

This session is FULL.. we have added a second class at 6:30pm beginning July 21. Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org  

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Aug 18
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A FIVE-WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 8/11 - 9/8Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Or call/e-mail the Library and arrange to pick up your free copy curbside  Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

CANCELLED US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Aug 18
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly MeetingContact: Russ Gasdia : 203-247-2624 [Main Library]

Tween/Teen Night: Picture Your Story
Aug 18
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Tween/Teen Night: Picture Your Story for Grades 5-12   Join Tammy for competitive picture captioning! Upon registering we’ll provide you with 5 captions, you must take the pictures to match them. Be ready to share your pictures during our Zoom meet up. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.  [Programs and Events]

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens
Aug 18
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

The West Tisbury Library has added a new session of Beginner Drawing for adults and teens with Jen Burkin. This Zoom class will teach the basics of drawing with charcoal and ink.

Adult Story Time with Megha Majumdar (Online)
Aug 18
Sturgis Library
MA

Tuesday, August 18 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the seventh reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: MEGHA MAJUMDAR was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book. Follow her on Twitter @MeghaMaj and Instagram @megha.maj About her new book: For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise–to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies–and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India. Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party, and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan’s fall. Lovely–an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humor–has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear. Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary debut.

Online: What's Cooking Wednesday
Aug 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Wednesday, August 19 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Wednesday for a simple recipe video with Emily! Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Virtual Escape Room - Journey Through Oakwald Forest
Aug 19
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, August 19 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

Enjoy this Throne of Glass themed escape room brought to you by Rita and Truett Smith Public Library.   Find the puzzle here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczM9qij8dQ9ExQ6ellZRithOvyuBd2sNzoDVysBMFdu5qT3Q/viewform [Teen]

Storywalk
Aug 19
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, August 19 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 19
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, August 19 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Krafty Kids
Aug 19
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Wednesday, August 19 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

[Main Library]

Hogwarts Summer School
Aug 19
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Hogwarts Summer School for Gr. 3-8 - It’s back! Hogwarts Summer School returns for a summer of distance learning. A one-time registration is required to receive a Zoom link to join, and registrants must attend all sessions to participate. Registrants must have READ book 1 of the series for successful participation. [Programs and Events]

Yoga Classes at WDL
Aug 19
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

5 Classes for $40. or $10 per class drop-inLimited space, reservations recommended.Passes do not need to be used consecutively and can also be used at Sash's Yoga Studio in south Dennis.

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Aug 19
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to story time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Wednesday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a story time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. This will take place while the library is closed due to COVID-19. Free, no registration required.  

Crafting with Sophia and Maggie Prickitt: Shell Necklaces
Aug 19
Truro Public Library
7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA 02652

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Join Sophia and Maggie Prickitt for fun summertime crafts! On August 19, they will explore Shell Necklaces. A limited number of kits are available. Please email (trurosummerreading@gmail.com), phone (508-487-1125) and we will prepare supplies for curbside pick up.

Chair Yoga With Janet
Aug 19
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

15 minutes of gentle, accessible chair yoga (mostly seated, some standing, using the chair for support and balance). Participants of any age or fitness level can join in from the comfort of your home to stretch, strengthen, breathe deep, and release tension.Note: this event will be conducted through FPL's Instagram account which is located here: https://www.instagram.com/falpublib/ [Main Library]

Online Dance Class: “Broadway Dance Through the Ages”
Aug 19
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Starting Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30am, the West Tisbury Library will host “Broadway Dance Through the Ages,” an online dance class led by Hallie Brevetti. This is a beginner dance class that includes a short warm-up, a brief history of the musical of the day, and a fun piece of choreography in the style of the show. Think of it as a workout class for musical theatre nerds! Available to all body abilities. This class is free and open to the public. Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on 8/19, 8/26, and 9/2 at 10:30am. Class will be limited to 10 participants per session. Sign up to attend one, some, or all dates! Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. About the instructor: Hallie Brevetti is a professional actor, singer, and dancer who graduated from the Honors Program at Emerson College with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She has been working professionally in the field for the last seven years, and most recently featured on the Broadway national tour of A Bronx Tale. She loves to get people who are interested in musical theatre moving in a fun way during this time. Please visit www.halliebrevetti.com to learn more.

Online : Drawing and Painting Groups of People led by Elizabeth Whelan
Aug 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, August 19 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Online workshop led by Elizabeth Whelan, suitable for beginners and workable for many levels of artist who are brushing up on their skills. Most often there will be some drawing project we can work on in the class: This week's theme: Drawing and Painting Groups of PeoplePlease contact erwhelan@gmail.com or amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Craft Takeaway Bags
Aug 19
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, August 19 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Wednesdays June-August. Stop by the library (lower parking lot) every Wednesday and request a takeaway craft bag at our curbside window, then complete craft at home! Craft bags available while supplies last.

Book Club
Aug 19
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Newcomers Chess
Aug 19
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, August 19 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

*Virtual* Discord Games
Aug 19
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, August 19 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Caitlyn on Discord to play Jackbox Games virtually! For ages 12-18. Registration required. Please email cclark@clamsnet.org to sign up.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 19
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, August 19 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Board of Library Trustees
Aug 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Board of Trustees meets at the Library at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes your input. Due to current public health emergency this meeting will be held remotely on Zoom platform. The public can attend and participate by joining scheduled Zoom meeting via URL:https://zoom.us/j/94580360907To join by telephone: dial 646 558 8656 and enter Meeting ID: 945 8036 0907 when prompted. [Meetings]

Virtual : Intuitive Tarot: 78 Keys to Transformation with Beth Leas
Aug 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Are you tarot curious? Tarot cards are a powerful tool for transformation and can be used to develop your intuition, deepen your meditation practice and increase your self awareness. Join Beth Leas, revered tarot reader for over 20 years, for this fun, interactive glimpse into the power of the tarot.Unlock the door to the fascinating and magical world of tarot... and grant yourself a greater and more enriched understanding of your life. Tarot is a powerful way to gain insight to your most thoughtful questions. The answers you receive will illuminate the path you are on, making visible your challenges and ways to overcome them. Please join Beth Leas as she guides us through 'Intuitive Tarot: 78 Keys to Transformation.The Tarot is a tool for spiritua guidance and will empower you to make your best choices. See your life's journey in a new and unique way - not unlike the 'magic eye' pictures that present a wondrous 'behind the scene' world. Step beyond conscious recognition, enter into yourself more deeply than you ever thought possible, and hold, recognize and understand a truth and direction that has previously eluded you. Beth Leas helps people who are feeling stuck step into their power, to transform obstacles into stepping stones. She will assist us in finding a place of greater physical ease, emotional freedom, peace of mind and spiritual connection. Please register at  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdOiqqT8rGtQcp5-28-Uwa6iskkWSGLrB or contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 838 445+ : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Movies Under the Stars
Aug 19
Falmouth Public Library
Library Lawn

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

DOUBLE FEATURE:6 PM stay tuned8 PM stay tunedFalmouth Village, in partnership with the Falmouth Public Library is proud to return a community favorite - Movies Under the Stars - to a brand-new center stage on the Library Lawn. Come together at a safe distance. Bring chairs, blankets and gather a delicious picnic from the shops and restaurants in the Village. Movies Under the Stars has been made possible by a generous donation from the Police Athletic League of Cape Cod and is also supported by other sponsors including Falmouth EDIC, Rockland Trust and Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation.All staff, volunteers and attendees will follow COVID-19 Safety Rules. [Main Library]

Pajama Storytime
Aug 19
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Pajama Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds - Get cozy and snuggle up for bedtime stories, lullabies, and relaxing stretches with Meghan before heading off to bed. Registration is required each week to receive a Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

Webinar - Youtube Basics
Aug 19
West Falmouth Library
Online Event

Wednesday, August 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

West Falmouth Library

We are pleased to announce West Falmouth Library has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. The West Falmouth Library in collaboration with our local BNI Chapter, Coastal Connections, will use the funding to host a series of free, virtual webinars to empower local small businesses and entrepreneurs. The next webinar is Youtube Basics on Wednesday, August 19th, 7pm-8pm. Taught by Dennis Riley, President of Goals to Results, this webinar will discuss the basics of YouTube, the popular platform where over 300 hours of videos are uploaded every minute. If you have a message and you want to share it with your clientele, find out with this webinar on how you can create your own YouTube channel and upload your first videos! This webinar will be followed up by Youtube Advanced Topics on Friday, September 4th, 7-8pm. To register for a webinar, email the West Falmouth Library at westfalmouthlibrary@gmail.com. The live webinars are limited to 25 participants and the first person to register will get a free half hour of one-on-one help with the presenter of that webinar. Anyone who registers for a webinar after the 25 participant limit will receive a recording of the webinar. The recordings can also be requested up to two weeks from the date of the live webinar. Webinar Schedule: YouTube Basics: Wednesday, August 19th, 7pm-8pm YouTube Advanced Topics: Wednesday, August 26th, 7pm-8pm Google My Business: Friday, September 4th, 12pm-1pm Google Analytics for Beginners: Friday, September 11th, 12pm-1pm Put It in Writing: Creating Your Business Plan: Thursday, September 17th, TBD Unite Your Company with a Strong Brand Identity: Tuesday, September 22nd, 1pm-2pm Surviving and Thriving on Social Media: Tuesday, September 29th, 1pm-2pm

Donna Hemans & Ellen Meeropol Book Talk
Aug 19
Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Wednesday, August 19 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Wellfleet Public Library

Join authors Donna Hemans and Ellen Meeropol as they discuss family separation in their new novels Tea by the Sea and Her Sister’s Tattoo. This is a Zoom event and requires registration at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdOGqpzIjHdwxpjQ9t8R0MxB-_ul5mRzb

Storywalk
Aug 20
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Thursday, August 20 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

CLOSED
Aug 20
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, August 20 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 20
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, August 20 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Virtual pastel class for kids aged 7-14
Aug 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 20 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New virtual  pastel art class for kids!!! Do you have pastels at home? If you don’t have them or are unable to get them, you can do so with curbside pick up!! We have a few sets to give out. Please email lhearn@clamsent.org to get your set.      

Virtual Storytime
Aug 20
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, August 20 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Virtual StorytimeEvery Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for 40 minutesFor children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Sign up by emailing Maggie at trurosummerreading@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom link!

Virtual Paint Party
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, August 20 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Yes, we’re having a Virtual Paint Party! Break free of your daily routine and get your creative juices flowing! All who register will receive canvas, paints and brushes prior to the program, so you can paint safely from your home. Jackie from Kreativ Paint Parties will guide registrants through basic painting techniques to create a beautiful masterpiece!  Registration by August 14 is required. [Programs and Events]

Brain Builders: Stuck
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 20 at 10:30 am

Eldredge Public Library

Brain Builders: Stuck for Gr K-3 - Test your brainpower with stories, mysteries, puzzles, riddles, and games. Explore whether you should throw an orangutan into the tree to get your kite unstuck? Registration required to receive a Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

2020 Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance
Aug 20
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library: Front Lawn, 356 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657, United States

Thursday, August 20 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

Virtual craft class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 20 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a weekly virtual craft class! Theme changes weekly, email lhearn@clamsnet.org if you need supplies via curbside.

Bridge
Aug 20
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a CLOSED group not accepting new members at this time.

Online: Book Club 'The Glass Hotel'
Aug 20
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Thursday, August 20 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come enjoy a lively discussion in a casual atmosphere. Monthly book selections are available on line with your kindle as well as in paper form via request. Everyone is invited to join us. This month's selection : 'The Glass Hotel' by Emily St John Mandel. Location: Zoom platform, please email amcdonough@clamsnet.org for book club access.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Teen Social Justice Book Group
Aug 20
Woods Hole Public Library
Woods Hole Public Library

Thursday, August 20 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Woods Hole Public Library

Join in with other teens as we discuss Dashka Slater's "The 57 Bus". The discussion, led by Sadie Leveque, will be held outside in the Library's courtyard. Please call the Library to register and to request a copy of the book. Participation is limited to maintain social distancing. A New York Times Bestseller, "The 57 Bus" is the true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives. From the publisher: One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

Online Book Talk with Jennifer Smith Turner: Child Bride
Aug 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Book Talk with Jennifer Smith Turner: Child Bride On Thursday, August 20 at 4:00pm, the West Tisbury Library presents an online book talk with local author Jennifer Smith Turner in honor of her newly released book, Child Bride. This is a live event that will meet on Zoom. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive your Zoom invitation to join. This event is free and open to the public. In this debut novel, Martha’s Vineyard poet Jennifer Smith Turner introduces the world to Nell, who grows up in the segregated south and is married away at a young age. Turner deals with the emotional turmoil in a coming-of-age story about love, life, and decisions as Nell has to quickly adjust to becoming a woman in the north. “Turner’s warm and personal narrative brings to life the vigor and interdependence of black communities in both South and the North of the mid-20th century…uplifting and dynamic…A captivating story of a strong African American woman who pursues her dreams.” —Kirkus Reviews   About the author: Jennifer Smith Turner is the author of two poetry books: Lost and Found: Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets: Poetry & Prose. Her work has been included in Vineyard Poets, an anthology of poems by Martha’s Vineyard writers, and in numerous literary publications. Her poems frequently appear in the Vineyard Gazette. She was featured on NPR’s Faith Middleton Show and Connecticut Public Televisions’ poetry evening. She has been a featured speaker at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House. She has also worked extensively in the public and private K-12 schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts, bringing poetry to students and educators.  Turner formerly served as Interim President/CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, where she is a board member. She is the retired CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. During her professional career, she served as an appointed government official with the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford, as a corporate and non-profit executive, and as a member of many academic and non-profit boards of directors. She holds a BA from Union College and a master’s from Fairfield University. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Hartford. Turner resides on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband Eric.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 20 at 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Gr. 4-8 - Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a cooperative storytelling game in which kids are the main characters. Together they work towards a goal, solve puzzles, and defeat baddies, all while having a blast. Led by Dave Caolo of Reboot Game Lab, this 4 week series meets weekly for 2 hours per session. One time registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Student must commit to attend all 4 weeks.  [Programs and Events]

Library Board of Directors – CANCELLED
Aug 20
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631, USA

Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

This event has been cancelled.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.   Monthly meeting of the Brewster Ladies’ Library Board of Directors.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 20
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Summer Speaker Series: Ann LeZotte
Aug 20
Aquinnah Public Library
Online Event

Thursday, August 20 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Aquinnah Public Library

Ann LeZotte discusses her new book Show Me a Sign, based on the history of a deaf community in Chilmark in the early 1800's. Email jmatejcek@clamsnet.org to register!

Mock Newbery Book Discussion
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 20 at 5:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Mock Newbery Book Discussion for Gr. 4 - Adult - Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for children up to age 14, this book discussion group asks participants to read & discuss titles on a quest to select the next award winner. Email Tammy (tdepasquale@clamsnet.org) for more info. [Programs and Events]

Online Workshop: Intro to Tarot with Jenna Bernstein
Aug 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Workshop: “Intro to Tarot” with Jenna Bernstein On Thursday, August 20 at 6pm, the West Tisbury Library presents “Intro to Tarot,” an online workshop with Jenna Bernstein. Join Jenna for an hour of discussing the art of reading cards as a psycho-spiritual tool for self awareness, guidance, and direction. Tarot and oracle cards function in diverse ways depending on the intention of the practitioner. Cards can be used to gain insight or understanding of events past, present, and future, and offer an intuitive and faith-based exercise to consider life experiences, choices, people, places, and desires. This workshop will cover a brief history of the Tarot, an overview of the traditional 78 card deck, and protocols and practices to connect to a deck on your own. Feel free to bring your own deck of cards, and/or a pen and paper to take some notes! Feel free to email jenna.bbernstein@gmail.com with any questions prior to the workshop. This event will meet on Zoom. Please email the library to sign up and receive the Zoom invitation: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. This event is free and open to the public. About the speaker: Jenna Bernstein is a practicing astrologer and Tarot card reader, and an eternal student of the universe. She enjoys teaching others what she understands. With a born interest in all things mystical and unseen, spirituality, psychology, energetics, and metaphysics have been a lifetime fascination and pursuit.

Virtual Summer Fiction Writers Group
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, August 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet Thursdays, July 9 through September 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom video conference.  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members.  Please contact Joe DeRosa at derosabooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the group.  [Programs and Events]

Mock Printz Book Discussion
Aug 20
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Mock Printz Book Discussion for Gr. 7 - Adult - Following the award criteria for selecting the most distinguished titles of the year for young adults (14—18), this book discussion group asks participants to read & discuss titles to select the next award winner. Email Tammy (tdepasquale@clamsnet.org) for more info.  [Programs and Events]

Virtual New England Legends with Jeff Belanger
Aug 20
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Thursday, August 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Gather ‘round the virtual campfire with Jeff Belanger, one of New England’s premiere storytellers! For over 20 years, Jeff has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region. Sponsored by the South Yarmouth Library Association.Contact: Trish Cassisi : 508-760-4820 : tcassisi@clamsnet.org []

Oak Bluffs Virtual Movie Club
Aug 20
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Thursday, August 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us via zoom or call in to chat about Hoopla’s Movie of the Month. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/97884127298 Meeting ID: 978 8412 7298  

Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week
Aug 21
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library: Website, 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, 02657, United States

Friday, August 21 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

Share your thoughtful poetry and/or great shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at  www.ProvincetownLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submissions as part of the Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Assistant Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org.

Storywalk
Aug 21
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, August 21 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 21
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, August 21 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Minute to Win It Family Challenge
Aug 21
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Friday, August 21 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services [Main Library]

Tot Talk
Aug 21
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Friday, August 21 at 10:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Tot Talk  for Adults with Infants and Toddlers - Caring for little ones can be isolating at the best of times. If you're feeling the need for community, a space to ask questions, vent, or share then please join Leah each Friday morning! One time registration required to receive Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

ACTIVATE - A Virtual Comic Con for Teens with an Activist Twist
Aug 21
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, August 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Take your fandom to the next level at ACTIVATE, a brand new, fully virtual fan convention, completely free for Massachusetts teens between the ages of 12-20. Celebrate what you love while also interacting with a diverse group of artists, writers, voice actors, and other industry professionals. Learn how you can use your passions for anime, comics, writing, gaming and more to boost social justice. Learn more and register at activatelibcon.org. Brought to you by your local public libraries: Brockton Public Library, Lawrence Public Library, Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Springfield City Library, Turner Free Library in Randolph, Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield, Waltham Public Library, Worcester Public Library, and LITT, the Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens.    [Teen]

*Virtual* Imagineering
Aug 21
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 21 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Mary Jane for a weekly craft demonstration. Please call or email to receive Zoom information: 508-693-9433 or maldrich@clamsnet.org

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Aug 21
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, August 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to craft time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Friday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a craft time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. Participants will be guided through making a craft with easy to find materials from around the house. Free, no registration required.   

Knot Workshop
Aug 21
Woods Hole Public Library
Woods Hole Public Library

Friday, August 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Woods Hole Public Library

Rusty Strange, friend of the Woods Hole Public Library and librarians, accomplished ship’s carpenter and mariner, will be running a workshop on Knots at the Library on Friday, August 21 at 11 AM. For years Rusty has used knots in his daily life, especially when he lived aboard his boat Sun Seeker. He is utterly calm and competent in all he does, yet always has a twinkle in his eye. He is happy to share his knowledge of knot tying and when and where each knot is appropriate, and will be an excellent teacher. Participants must sign up in advance, as attendance at this workshop will be very small due to COVID restrictions. It will be held outside in the Courtyard beside the Library next to the new “Circulation Window”, and will be held rain or shine, appropriately under the protection of sails stretched as a roof overhead. This session will be for adults only. To register, call the Library at 508-548-8961 or email whpl_mail@clamsnet.org.

Interactive Movie Grab Bags
Aug 21
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 21 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

ETStop by the library (lower parking lot) every Friday and request an interactive movie bag full of items required to experience your own interactive movie at home! Movies are not supplied with grab bags. Takeaway bags available while supplies last.

Interactive Movie Grab Bags
Aug 21
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 21 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

ETStop by the library (lower parking lot) every Friday and request an interactive movie bag full of items required to experience your own interactive movie at home! Movies are not supplied with grab bags. Takeaway bags available while supplies last.

Kid's Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Friday, August 21 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your Take & Make activity bags for next week's crafts, stories, & recipes. Check out our youtube channel for instructions & stories!Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Online : Free Write with Spencer Thurlow
Aug 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Friday, August 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Free-write” can mean a lot of things. With a guided method, Spencer's class will add a little structure so that writers can generate content that will hopefully become first drafts of poems or other works. However, because free writing is simple creative generation, you don’t have to have professional intention or experience to participate. Spencer learned how to free-write in the following way while attending The Workshop For Publishing Poets in Boston from 2011-14, a group led by poet Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, whose workshop, over the course of 40 years, produced many volumes of published poetry. Free-write sessions were held in addition to regular classes, and were also a great generative practice during retreats and other intensive classes.  Before the free-write, Spencer will  select 10 prompts from a source text. Prompts are short sentences or sentence fragments. A prompt helps avoid the acute writer's block that can arise from intentional creative writing. Often a neutral source is chosen, like a popular magazine. A few recent free-write prompts, from Yankee Magazine, were “First, pickle the onion” and “Car buffs from near and far."Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldeqvrzwtHdIJctik0P9Mk37KJJPf8Wts or contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for access. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 21
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, August 21 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Aug 21
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 21 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Friday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob

Virtual Music Hour with the Colorado Symphony
Aug 21
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, August 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Gather online each weekend with the Colorado Symphony as they relive some of the best audio-only classical recordings from their past few seasons! Each Virtual Music Hour includes a special introduction from Colorado Symphony musicians and conductors, followed by the replay of a long-form classical recording and fun activities to dive even further into the music. This week's Music Hour available here : https://coloradosymphony.org/-PlayOn/Virtual-Music-Hour [Adult]

Tween Battle of the Books
Aug 21
Aquinnah Public Library
Vineyard Haven Library Kids & Young Adults

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Aquinnah Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the tween list https://tinyurl.com/ycoat2vk and compete in a trivia contest over zoom to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of Grapes Registration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate. Sign-up here https://tinyurl.com/yd3aa7qr Tween Battle of the Books List: Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper Drama by Raina Telgemeier Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi We are the Change by Selino Alko Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson The Giver by Lois Lowry

Tween Battle of the Books
Aug 21
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

BETA

Tween Battle of the Books
Aug 21
Chilmark Free Public Library
Vineyard Haven Library Kids & Young Adults

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Chilmark Free Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the tween list https://tinyurl.com/ycoat2vk and compete in a trivia contest over zoom to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of Grapes Registration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate. Sign-up here https://tinyurl.com/yd3aa7qr Tween Battle of the Books List: Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper Drama by Raina Telgemeier Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi We are the Change by Selino Alko Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson The Giver by Lois Lowry

Battle of the Books for Tweens
Aug 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the tween list and compete in a trivia contest over zoom  to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of GrapesRegistration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate.  Contact: jennifer rapuano : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Magic the Gathering Game Night
Aug 21
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come play or learn to play with Island Librarians and friends. Every Friday night we'll be on our Discord server ready to play teach or talk Magic the Gathering. Discord Link : https://discord.gg/qux8qdf https://www.facebook.com/events/618507942348175/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A51%2C%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Unicorn & Dragon Masks
Aug 22
Eldredge Public Library
564 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Saturday, August 22 All Day

Eldredge Public Library

Unicorn and Dragon Pretend Play MasksHead over to the Children's Programming page (https://www.eldredgelibrary.org/children/programming/) on the EPL's website and print out the Unicorn and Dragon masks to decorate. Cut them out, tie them on, and unleash hours of imaginative play creating a world where these magical beasts roam free. Printed Dragon and Unicorn masks will also be available to pick up at Curbside Pickup at the EPL between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, and between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 22nd. [Programs and Events]

Storywalk
Aug 22
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, August 22 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Virtual Book to Film Discussion Group
Aug 22
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Saturday, August 22 at 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

We are taking this discussion group online via Zoom.  Are you interested in joining our Book to Film Discussion Group?  Contact your host Tammy DePasquale at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information about the group, the titles and how to connect through Zoom. [Programs and Events]

Storywalk
Aug 23
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Sunday, August 23 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 23
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Sunday, August 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your weekly Take & Make craft bags! Instructions can be found on Creative Bug: Create your Creative Bug account by visiting this link and entering your 13 digit library card number:https://www.creativebug.com/lib/marthasvineyardContact: Jennifer : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Young Adults]

Online Poetry Open Mic
Aug 23
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Sunday, August 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Poetry Open Mic On Sunday, August 23 at 6pm, the West Tisbury Library presents an online Poetry Open Mic hosted by KT Herr. All are welcome to attend as a reader, listener, or both! Join us and share what you’ve written in a poetry class or what you’ve written on your own in a fun and supportive atmosphere! This event will meet on Zoom. Please email KT to sign up as a reader or listener: kt.herr@gmail.com. If you would like to read at this event, sign up by August 20 at the latest and provide the following information: First name, last name, pronouns Where you live/where you’ll be reading from A fun fact about you, for intro purposes This event is free and open to the public. About the host: KT Herr (she/her/hers) is a poet, songwriter, and grilled cheese enthusiast who grew up in Lancaster, PA and West Tisbury, MA. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is a Jane Cooper Fellow and 2019-2020 Thomas Lux Scholar. Previously, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was board secretary for Write616, poetry editor at The 3288 Review, and host of Electric Poetry on WYCE. While pursuing her graduate degree, KT has served as a Right-to-Write incarcerated writers workshop coordinator, Sunnyside college prep teaching artist, Firefly Podcast co-producer, Lumina Journal reader, member of the SLC Graduate Writing Program Diversity Committee, co-founder of the MFA Community Potluck series, and co-director of the 2020 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart nomination and a 2019 Pabst Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, KT was also named one of four 2018 Featured Women Poets with Punch Drunk Press. She currently works as a publishing intern for Black Lawrence Press, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frontier Poetry (OPEN Prize Finalist), Quarter After Eight, SWWIM, Pilgrimage Magazine, and others.

Online: Make Something Monday
Aug 24
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, August 24 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Monday for a new craft tutorial with Jennifer!You can pick up an activity bag with materials each week on Fridays at 3pm.Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

ArtStart
Aug 24
Falmouth Public Library
Library Lawn

Monday, August 24 All Day

Falmouth Public Library

An art project in a bag every Monday for teens and adults. Pick one up outside of the library on the Katharine Lee Bates Road side of our building. Available from 11 - 4. [Main Library]

Storywalk
Aug 24
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Monday, August 24 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 24
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 24 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Mystery Book Club
Aug 24
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Monday, August 24 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

Mystery lovers enjoy reading and sharing cozy mysteries and sometimes have guest authors and speakers to share interesting experiences!

STAMPED-Teen book group with Mathea Morais on Zoom
Aug 24
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, August 24 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Starting August 3rd, the West Tisbury Library will  offer a weekly book group for teens aged 13-18.  This important book is broken into 5 sections, one section will be covered in each of the 5 virtual meetings. Section one should be read prior to the August 3rd meeting. This group will meet virtually through Zoom and is free and open to the public! We have books, audio and kindle versions available. Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org

Radio Storytime
Aug 24
Eldredge Public Library
On the Radio

Monday, August 24 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Radio Storytime for Gr. Preschool-2 - Join Meghan for a ½ hour of stories and more on the radio! Tune in to WOMR FM 92.1, FM 91.3 or WOMR.org. Listen from the car, the beach, the fort/treehouse, etc. No Registration Required [Programs and Events]

Craft Kits for the week at the North Branch
Aug 24
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth

Monday, August 24 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and pick up a craft kit. This week we have stick fish for ages 3-6, 3-D fish collage for 6 and up and scratch art for teens.Contact: North Falmouth Library : 508-563-2922 [North Falmouth]

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 24
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Monday, August 24 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 24
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 24 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

“I’m Not Racist.. Am I?” Film Screening & Workshop
Aug 24
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, August 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

“I’m Not Racist.. Am I?” Film Screening & Workshop Monday, August 24th, 5:30 pm Join the West Tisbury Library and The Point Made Learning Group for a film screening and workshop as part of the “Deconstructing Race” Initiative. “I’m Not Racist… Am I?” follows a group of young people and their families on a yearlong exploration trying to get at the heart of racism. Email the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive a link to view the film on your own and then join Point Made Facilitators for a workshop to discuss the movie and racism in our society on August 24th at 5:30 pm.   

Online Job Search and Resume Submittal Workshop (LSTA)
Aug 24
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Monday, August 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented by the Kingston Public Library: Online Job Search and Resume Submittal WorkshopThis workshop will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators, and company employment pages. There will also be a discussion on how to best utilize these websites for submitting a resume.Register here: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2020/08/24_Online_Job_Search_and_Resume_Submittal_Workshop_(LSTA) [Adult]

Yummy Monday: Spice Challenge
Aug 24
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Monday, August 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

The Atheneum welcomes you to participate in the 'Spice Challenge.' Participants can pick up a sample spice packet from the Atheneum on Friday and use the spice in a recipe over the following week. We will meet to see what yummy dishes people came up with! Here's how to participate: - Click the link below to register. You must sign up by Thursday, August 13 at 4pm to receive a packet. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-uuqDkiE9ecQqnWJE8XtvB7LAR91vSe - Pick up your spice packet in the Atheneum foyer on Friday, August 14 between 9am and 2pm. (It will have your name on it.) - Use the spice packet in a recipe. - Join us Monday, August 24th at 7pm to tell us what you cooked!

Virtual Storytime
Aug 25
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, August 25 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Tuesday for a new Storytime video with Emily!Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Storywalk
Aug 25
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, August 25 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Online: Conversation en francais
Aug 25
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, August 25 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

French conversation. All levels welcome. Please email amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

STEM Gems
Aug 25
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Tuesday, August 25 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services [Main Library]

Bridge Bookies
Aug 25
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Tuesday, August 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a private bridge group that meets at the Library.

Historical Society
Aug 25
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, August 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

The Historical Society Library is hosed on the second floor of the WDL.The Historical Society is on site every Tuesday morning to help individuals search the resources and answer related questions. They are also available upon request at other times.

Bridge
Aug 25
West Dennis Public Library
WDL Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Closed group

Selectmen Meeting
Aug 25
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Tuesday, August 25 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Virtual Watercolor class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 25
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 25 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

  Now offering watercolor classes for kids!! Join our fabulous artist Heather as she teaches kids ages 7-14 on how to paint beautiful scenes. Subject changes weekly.

Online: Poetry Drop In with Don Nitche
Aug 25
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, August 25 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Join us via Zoom for “Poetry Drop-In” led by Island poet, Donald Nitchie. Participants will read and discuss two or more poems from classic and contemporary poets, and then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises. Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x 116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

LEGO Cub - Virtual Block Party!
Aug 25
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, August 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Since we miss seeing all of our LEGO Club friends at the library every Tuesday, we’ve decided to start a Virtual Block Party so that you can participate from home!  The library will provide a weekly challenge and you provide the creativity.  Make your LEGO creation at home, take a picture of your project, and then email your picture to Mrs. Burke at jburke@clamsnet.org.  We will post your picture on the library’s website and you can see the creations of other LEGO Club friends at https://mashpeepubliclibrary.org/lego-club/.  All ages are welcome to join!This Week’s LEGO Club Challenge [Children]

Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults–NEW TIME!
Aug 25
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.      

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens-full 2nd session added
Aug 25
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

This session is FULL.. we have added a second class at 6:30pm beginning July 21. Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org  

State Library of MA - Virtual Author Talk: E. Dolores Johnson
Aug 25
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

The State Library of Massachusetts has partnered with the Boston Public Library, the Museum of African American History, and American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society for a virtual author talk  with E. Dolores Johnson, author of Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love. This virtual talk is free and open to all! E. Dolores Johnson grew up in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of a white mother and an African American father. After earning degrees from Howard University and Harvard Business School and starting a career in business, she began a search to understand her family’s history – and found the white half of the story missing. Say I’m Dead unwinds her family’s story and shows the secrets, separation, and transformation they experienced living as mixed race in America. Johnson identifies her family history in the larger American racial story, bringing readers to the present day. Now her African American daughter can do what her white grandmother couldn’t: marry across the color line without fear. Don’t miss hearing about this remarkable book and family history. In addition to this first book, E. Dolores Johnson has published essays on mixed race, racism, and identity, which have been featured in such publications as Narratively, Buffalo News, Writers of Color Anthology, and Hippocampus. This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom by WGBH Forum Network and will be moderated by L'Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Museum of African American History. To register, please visit: https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2uaO4nqWRO-HtfIg-w14qg The Boston Public Library's community partner, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, is selling copies of Say I’m Dead, signed by the author, via their online store. To purchase this book, visit this link: https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/book/9781641602747 [Adult]

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Aug 25
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A FIVE WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 8/11 - 9/8Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Or call/e-mail the Library and arrange to pick up your free copy curbside Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

Tween/Teen Night: Celebrate with Ooch
Aug 25
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Tween/Teen Night: Celebrate with Ouch for Grades 5-12   EPL favorite Brett "Ooch" Outchcunis returns to help us celebrate the end of the craziest summer ever! Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.  [Programs and Events]

Trustee Meeting
Aug 25
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens
Aug 25
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

The West Tisbury Library has added a new session of Beginner Drawing for adults and teens with Jen Burkin. This Zoom class will teach the basics of drawing with charcoal and ink.

Adult Story Time with Tyrese Coleman (Online)
Aug 25
Sturgis Library
MA

Tuesday, August 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the eighth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: Tyrese L. Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and attorney. Her debut collection of stories and essays, How to Sit, was published by Mason Jar Press in 2018 and nominated for a 2019 PEN Open Book Award. Her work has appeared as a notable in Best American Essays 2018 and 2016 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Tyrese often writes about issues relating to motherhood, family, and pregnancy. Her essays have appeared in Buzzfeed, Brain, Child Magazine and is an occasional contributor for Rewire News. She also writes memoir and personal essays. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Washingtonian Magazine, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She also conducts interview for Electric Literature and writes reviews for Atticus Review. A 2016 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, Tyrese’s passion is writing fiction. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including, The Offing, [PANK], Queen Mob’s Tea House, the Tahoma Literary Review, Hobart, and recognized in Wigleaf’s Top 50 (very) short fictions 2016. To learn more, visit her website at: https://tyresecoleman.com/

Online Concert - Dan and Claudia Zanes
Aug 25
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Grammy award winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist / jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes have been making music with each other since the day they met in the fall of 2016. Their love of songs and communal music-making has opened the doors to many new conversations with parents, educators, music therapists, and fellow musicians about how to work together to create a healthier, more musical (and ultimately, more festive), society.Join the artists after the 7pm livestream for a Q&A and discussion.More information here: http://kupferbergcenter.org/event/live-at-the-gantries-online-dane-claudia-zanes/#_=_ [Mashpee Public Library]

Online: What's Cooking Wednesday
Aug 26
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Wednesday, August 26 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Wednesday for a simple recipe video with Emily! Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Storywalk
Aug 26
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, August 26 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 26
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, August 26 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

The Point
Aug 26
Falmouth Public Library
WCAI

Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (Head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions!  You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7:00 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org. [WCAI]

Krafty Kids
Aug 26
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Wednesday, August 26 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services [Main Library]

Hogwarts Summer School
Aug 26
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Hogwarts Summer School for Gr. 3-8 - It’s back! Hogwarts Summer School returns for a summer of distance learning. A one-time registration is required to receive a Zoom link to join, and registrants must attend all sessions to participate. Registrants must have READ book 1 of the series for successful participation. [Programs and Events]

Yoga Classes at WDL
Aug 26
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Wednesday, August 26 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

5 Classes for $40. or $10 per class drop-inLimited space, reservations recommended.Passes do not need to be used consecutively and can also be used at Sash's Yoga Studio in south Dennis.

Chair Yoga With Janet
Aug 26
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Wednesday, August 26 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

15 minutes of gentle, accessible chair yoga (mostly seated, some standing, using the chair for support and balance). Participants of any age or fitness level can join in from the comfort of your home to stretch, strengthen, breathe deep, and release tension.Note: this event will be conducted through FPL's Instagram account which is located here: https://www.instagram.com/falpublib/ [Main Library]

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Aug 26
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, August 26 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to story time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Wednesday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a story time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. This will take place while the library is closed due to COVID-19. Free, no registration required.  

Online : More Sketchbook Tips for Drawing and Painting led by Elizabeth Whelan
Aug 26
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, August 26 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Online workshop led by Elizabeth Whelan, suitable for beginners and workable for many levels of artist who are brushing up on their skills. Most often there will be some drawing project we can work on in the class: This week's theme: More Sketchbook Tips for Drawing and PaintingPlease contact erwhelan@gmail.com or amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Craft Takeaway Bags
Aug 26
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, August 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Wednesdays June-August. Stop by the library (lower parking lot) every Wednesday and request a takeaway craft bag at our curbside window, then complete craft at home! Craft bags available while supplies last.

ONLINE: Truro Library Book Group — FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep
Aug 26
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library @ 7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA 02652, USA, United States

Wednesday, August 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Truro Library Book ClubThe August selection is the Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. Please email Maggie to receive the Zoom invite to this program. ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Time, LitHub, Vulture, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, Suspense Magazine, Inside Hook New York Times Best Seller “Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” —Southern Living Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

Newcomers Chess
Aug 26
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, August 26 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

*Virtual* Discord Games
Aug 26
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, August 26 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Caitlyn on Discord to play Jackbox Games virtually! For ages 12-18. Registration required. Please email cclark@clamsnet.org to sign up.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 26
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, August 26 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Movies Under the Stars
Aug 26
Falmouth Public Library
Library Lawn

Wednesday, August 26 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

DOUBLE FEATURE:6 PM stay tuned8 PM stay tunedFalmouth Village, in partnership with the Falmouth Public Library is proud to return a community favorite - Movies Under the Stars - to a brand-new center stage on the Library Lawn. Come together at a safe distance. Bring chairs, blankets and gather a delicious picnic from the shops and restaurants in the Village. Movies Under the Stars has been made possible by a generous donation from the Police Athletic League of Cape Cod and is also supported by other sponsors including Falmouth EDIC, Rockland Trust and Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation.All staff, volunteers and attendees will follow COVID-19 Safety Rules. [Main Library]

Online: Tim Borchers, We Love Our Nantucket Homes, But Will Our Children?
Aug 26
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Wednesday, August 26 from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

If you own a valuable Nantucket home that you may want to pass down, join Tim Borchers, Esq., an estate planner and co-author of Second Home Savvy to begin the process of planning its future.

Pajama Storytime
Aug 26
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Pajama Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds - Get cozy and snuggle up for bedtime stories, lullabies, and relaxing stretches with Meghan before heading off to bed. Registration is required each week to receive a Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

Online event-Solitary Confinement and its Relevance to Current Crises
Aug 26
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, August 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

In this presentation, Michael Zigmond, who has also taught a class at our Joy of Learning program, will describe the nature of solitary confinement in American’s prisons and its impact on health. Given the current crises that we face, he will also note the racial disparities associated with imprisonment in general and solitary in particular and note the special dangers posed by Covid-19 to inmates.Michael grew up in the Boston area, received his PhD in 1967 at the University of Pittsburgh in biopsychology, and did postdoctoral work at MIT. He assumed a faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh in 1970, where he remained until retiring to Woods Hole in 2017. Much of his recent research has focused on the impact of isolation on brain health as studied in animal models.Registration is required, please register by 5 p.m., 8/26.NOTE: This virtual program will take place live on the internet platform Zoom. Downloading the Zoom application previous to the start of the event is required to participate. Please call us if you have questions or need assistance with this! Contact: Reference Department : 1-508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Storywalk
Aug 27
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Thursday, August 27 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

CLOSED
Aug 27
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, August 27 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 27
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, August 27 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Mystery Book Club
Aug 27
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

.Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Next meeting will befrom 6:30 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 28th in the JBPL parking lot (please bring a chair). Members will be reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. New members always welcome.Contact: (508) 759-0600 X6101 []

Google Webinar: Reach Customers Online with Google
Aug 27
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Thursday, August 27 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Reach Customers Online with Google Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/705425078757911820 Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for: Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices Creating a free Google My Business listing Advertising your business on Google

Art Start for Older Kids
Aug 27
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Thursday, August 27 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services []

Virtual pastel class for kids aged 7-14
Aug 27
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New virtual  pastel art class for kids!!! Do you have pastels at home? If you don’t have them or are unable to get them, you can do so with curbside pick up!! We have a few sets to give out. Please email lhearn@clamsent.org to get your set.      

Virtual Storytime
Aug 27
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, August 27 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Virtual StorytimeEvery Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for 40 minutesFor children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Sign up by emailing Maggie at trurosummerreading@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom link!

Brain Builders: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Aug 27
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 27 at 10:30 am

Eldredge Public Library

Brain Builders: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for Gr K-3 - Test your brainpower with stories, mysteries, puzzles, riddles, and games. Explore the question, what kind of food makes the sturdiest boat for ocean travel? Registration is required to receive a Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

Virtual craft class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 27
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, August 27 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a weekly virtual craft class! Theme changes weekly, email lhearn@clamsnet.org if you need supplies via curbside.

Blood Drive - by appointment only
Aug 27
Eastham Public Library
Lobby, Turner A & B

Thursday, August 27 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

Blood Drive - By appointment onlyCall 508-86BLOOD (508-8625663 to schedule your appointment )For more informaiton Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center - Cape Cod Healthcarewww.capecodhealth.org › ways-to-give › blood-center  Contact: Jonathan DeCoste : jdecoste@capecodhealth.org [Community Use]

Bridge
Aug 27
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Thursday, August 27 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a CLOSED group not accepting new members at this time.

Chat & Chew
Aug 27
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, August 27 at 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Chat & Chew for Gr. 3-5 - Grab your dinner to tune in to our book-based movie. Following the viewing, we will discuss and compare the book with the film. Participants must read the featured title before the event date. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Aug 27
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Thursday, August 27 at 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Dungeons & Dragons Club for Gr. 4-8 - Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a cooperative storytelling game in which kids are the main characters. Together they work towards a goal, solve puzzles, and defeat baddies, all while having a blast. Led by Dave Caolo of Reboot Game Lab, this 4 week series meets weekly for 2 hours per session. One time registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Student must commit to attend all 4 weeks.  [Programs and Events]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 27
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, August 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Big Book
Aug 27
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, August 27 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Evening Book Group – Cutting for Stone (Online)
Aug 27
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

We will be discussing the book  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.  This discussion will take place online via Zoom and all are welcome!  Please email mfecteau@brewsterladieslibrary.org for the online meeting information.

Virtual Summer Fiction Writers Group
Aug 27
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet Thursdays, July 9 through September 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom video conference.  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members.  Please contact Joe DeRosa at derosabooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the group.  [Programs and Events]

Online Zoom Book Talk
Aug 27
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Let's gather online and discuss books you have been reading books you'd like to be reading (or would like the library to purchase) get recommendations from staff and information about new releases. All are welcome. We will have two meetings a month one in the morning and one in the evening to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. You may attend one or both. Please emailckaufmann@clamsnet.org call the library at 508-760-4820 or text 508-258-9496 to register to receive a Zoom link or with any questions. Please note if you have not used Zoom in the past or have encountered difficulties using Zoom please call 508-760-4820 x1315 or email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org to set up a troubleshooting session with our IT Librarian Chris Kaufmann.There is no assigned book for this event everyone will discuss whatever they have been reading or just listen and get ideas for their next read.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Improvisational Mystery Creation with Jeanette de Beauvoir
Aug 27
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Thursday, August 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Mystery novelist Jeannette de Beauvoir is hosting a hilarious Improvisational Mystery Creation event via Zoom. Audience members will help supply the victim(s), the protagonist, the sidekick, the red herring, and the murderer… and will eventually put the entire story together!Throughout te event, Jeannette uses these categories to weave in information about the genre and the craft: the difference between a cozy mystery and a procedural, the importance of sense of place, the formation of character, and the plot—which most certainly will include a twist.In less than 90 minutes you’ll have created a (semi)-coherent story to rival Agatha Christie—but having a lot more fun than Agatha ever did! Please register at this link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucO-gqTwrE9D4eWhUzCRu3EJbu4RR9PJjor contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access info.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Suffragettes in Corselettes
Aug 27
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96997919806?pwd=YXN5cVVrMlFYYlhkOS9QcXYydm1IQT09

Thursday, August 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96997919806?pwd=YXN5cVVrMlFYYlhkOS9QcXYydm1IQT09  Centennial Tribute to the Suffragettes For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. This presentation is hands-on and participatory. Tight corseting exerted 22 pounds of pressure on internal organs – find out what that actually feels like! Experience the difficulty of completing everyday tasks while wearing a corset. Have you ever relay raced in a hobble skirt?! Herstory Unsanitized presentations explore the engrossing “taboo” subjects omitted from history. When a zany teacher and grounded green witch join forces, they create Grounded Goodwife. Velya Jancz-Urban’s gregarious personality and Ehris Urban’s serene energy enable this mother/daughter duo to connect with audiences. Their delivery is funny and frank. Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremothers’ journeys.

Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week
Aug 28
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library: Website, 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, 02657, United States

Friday, August 28 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

Share your thoughtful poetry and/or great shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at  www.ProvincetownLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submissions as part of the Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Assistant Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org.

Storywalk
Aug 28
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, August 28 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 28
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, August 28 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Minute to Win It Family Challenge
Aug 28
Falmouth Public Library
Under the white tent

Friday, August 28 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Youth Services [Main Library]

Tot Talk
Aug 28
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Friday, August 28 at 10:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Tot Talk  for Adults with Infants and Toddlers - Caring for little ones can be isolating at the best of times. If you're feeling the need for community, a space to ask questions, vent, or share then please join Leah each Friday morning! One time registration required to receive Zoom link. [Programs and Events]

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Aug 28
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, August 28 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to craft time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Friday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a craft time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. Participants will be guided through making a craft with easy to find materials from around the house. Free, no registration required.   

*Virtual* Imagineering
Aug 28
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 28 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Mary Jane for a weekly craft demonstration. Please call or email to receive Zoom information: 508-693-9433 or maldrich@clamsnet.org

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Aug 28
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, August 28 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to craft time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Friday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a craft time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. Participants will be guided through making a craft with easy to find materials from around the house. Free, no registration required.   

Insect Evolution - Larry Dapsis
Aug 28
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, August 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Kid's Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Friday, August 28 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your Take & Make activity bags for next week's crafts, stories, & recipes. Check out our youtube channel for instructions & stories!Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Online : Free Write with Spencer Thurlow
Aug 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Friday, August 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Free-write” can mean a lot of things. With a guided method, Spencer's class will add a little structure so that writers can generate content that will hopefully become first drafts of poems or other works. However, because free writing is simple creative generation, you don’t have to have professional intention or experience to participate. Spencer learned how to free-write in the following way while attending The Workshop For Publishing Poets in Boston from 2011-14, a group led by poet Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, whose workshop, over the course of 40 years, produced many volumes of published poetry. Free-write sessions were held in addition to regular classes, and were also a great generative practice during retreats and other intensive classes.  Before the free-write, Spencer will  select 10 prompts from a source text. Prompts are short sentences or sentence fragments. A prompt helps avoid the acute writer's block that can arise from intentional creative writing. Often a neutral source is chosen, like a popular magazine. A few recent free-write prompts, from Yankee Magazine, were “First, pickle the onion” and “Car buffs from near and far."Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldeqvrzwtHdIJctik0P9Mk37KJJPf8Wts or contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for access. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 28
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, August 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Aug 28
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, August 28 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Friday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob

Virtual Music Hour with the Colorado Symphony
Aug 28
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, August 28 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Gather online each weekend with the Colorado Symphony as they relive some of the best audio-only classical recordings from their past few seasons! Each Virtual Music Hour includes a special introduction from Colorado Symphony musicians and conductors, followed by the replay of a long-form classical recording and fun activities to dive even further into the music. This week's Music Hour available here : https://coloradosymphony.org/-PlayOn/Virtual-Music-Hour [Adult]

Teen Battle of the Books
Aug 28
Aquinnah Public Library
Vineyard Haven Library Kids & Young Adults

Friday, August 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Aquinnah Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the teen list https://tinyurl.com/y8en28re and compete in a trivia contest over zoom to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of Grapes Registration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate. Sign-up here https://tinyurl.com/y7vcbm94 Teen Battle of the Books List: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys There You Are by Mathea Morais Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Teen Battle of the Books
Aug 28
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Friday, August 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the teen list https://tinyurl.com/y8en28re and compete in a trivia contest over zoom to win 1st 2nd & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of Grapes Registration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate. Sign-up here https://tinyurl.com/y7vcbm94 Teen Battle of the Books List: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys There You Are by Mathea Morais Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Teen Battle of the Books
Aug 28
Chilmark Free Public Library
Vineyard Haven Library Kids & Young Adults

Friday, August 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Chilmark Free Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the teen list https://tinyurl.com/y8en28re and compete in a trivia contest over zoom to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of Grapes Registration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate. Sign-up here https://tinyurl.com/y7vcbm94 Teen Battle of the Books List: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys There You Are by Mathea Morais Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Battle of the Books for Teens
Aug 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Friday, August 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Participate in the Island Wide Battle of the books by reading all 6 books on the teen list and compete in a trivia contest over zoom  to win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize gift certificates from Bunch of GrapesRegistration is required for this event that will take place online via Zoom. A week before the event, all registrants will receive an email with specific details on how to participate.  Contact: jennifer rapuano : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Young Adults]

Magic the Gathering Game Night
Aug 28
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Friday, August 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come play or learn to play with Island Librarians and friends. Every Friday night we'll be on our Discord server ready to play teach or talk Magic the Gathering. Discord Link : https://discord.gg/qux8qdf https://www.facebook.com/events/618507942348175/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A51%2C%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Storywalk
Aug 29
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, August 29 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Storywalk
Aug 30
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Sunday, August 30 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Adult Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 30
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Floor

Sunday, August 30 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your monthly Take & Make craft bags! Instructions can be found on Creative Bug: Create your Creative Bug account by visiting this link and entering your 13 digit library card number:https://www.creativebug.com/lib/marthasvineyardContact: Jennifer : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Aug 30
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Sunday, August 30 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come pick up your weekly Take & Make craft bags! Instructions can be found on Creative Bug: Create your Creative Bug account by visiting this link and entering your 13 digit library card number:https://www.creativebug.com/lib/marthasvineyardContact: Jennifer : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Young Adults]

Online: Make Something Monday
Aug 31
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, August 31 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Monday for a new craft tutorial with Jennifer!You can pick up an activity bag with materials each week on Fridays at 3pm.Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

ArtStart
Aug 31
Falmouth Public Library
Library Lawn

Monday, August 31 All Day

Falmouth Public Library

An art project in a bag every Monday for teens and adults. Pick one up outside of the library on the Katharine Lee Bates Road side of our building. Available from 11 - 4. [Main Library]

Storywalk
Aug 31
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Monday, August 31 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Aug 31
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 31 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Eastham 400 Committee
Aug 31
Eastham Public Library
Greg Turner Room A & B

Monday, August 31 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

Eastham 400 CommitteeContact: Debra DeJonker-Berry : 508-240-5950 : ddejonkerberry@clamsnet.org [Co-Sponsored]

STAMPED-Teen book group with Mathea Morais on Zoom
Aug 31
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, August 31 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Starting August 3rd, the West Tisbury Library will  offer a weekly book group for teens aged 13-18.  This important book is broken into 5 sections, one section will be covered in each of the 5 virtual meetings. Section one should be read prior to the August 3rd meeting. This group will meet virtually through Zoom and is free and open to the public! We have books, audio and kindle versions available. Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org

Craft Kits for the week at the North Branch
Aug 31
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth

Monday, August 31 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and pick up a craft kit to do this week.  We have a summer coloring book for ages 3-6, decorated frames for 6 and up and colorful votives for teens. Contact: North Falmouth Library : 508-563-2922 [North Falmouth]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Aug 31
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, August 31 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Adult Story Time With Maxim Loskutoff
Aug 31
Sturgis Library
MA

Monday, August 31 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the ninth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series with Maxim Loskutoff! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: Raised in small towns in the west, Maxim Loskutoff is the critically acclaimed author of COME WEST AND SEE, an NPR and Amazon Best Book of 2018, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, and winner of the High Plains Book Award. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and the Southern Review. His debut novel RUTHIE FEAR is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September 2020. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana.

Virtual Storytime
Sep 1
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, September 1 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit our YouTube channel every Tuesday for a new Storytime video with Emily!Contact: Emily : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Storywalk
Sep 1
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, September 1 All Day

Sturgis Library

Follow the trail on the library’s front lawn and enjoy a story in the great outdoors! At the end of the Storywalk, grab a to-go activity for kiddos to do when they’re back home! To-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm but the story remains up all week! Every Wednesday at 10:00am, a new story will be posted! Geared to toddler-preK age, but all are welcome! Older siblings can always practice reading aloud to their younger siblings! This event is NOT virtual.

Bridge Bookies
Sep 1
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Tuesday, September 1 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a private bridge group that meets at the Library.

Historical Society
Sep 1
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, September 1 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

The Historical Society Library is hosed on the second floor of the WDL.The Historical Society is on site every Tuesday morning to help individuals search the resources and answer related questions. They are also available upon request at other times.

Bridge
Sep 1
West Dennis Public Library
WDL Meeting Room

Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Closed group

Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure: an Online Talk with Gene Dattel
Sep 1
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, September 1 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Mark your calendars for two upcoming talks that St. Mary’s and Sturgis Library are co-hosting. The talks will be offered by Gene Dattel. “Mr. Dattel, a cultural and economic historian, grew up in the majority-black cotton country of the Mississippi Delta. He was educated at Yale University and Vanderbilt University Law School. He then embarked on a twenty-year career in global finance as a managing director at Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley, spending a majority of his career overseas in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.” Mr. Dattel will offer Zoom presentations on two consecutive weeks in August that cover the topics of two books he has written: Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Cost of Economic Power and Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure. Tuesday September 1stat 4:30 pm:Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure To view talk on Reckoning With Race, go tohttps://zoom.us/j/92757791041 Gene’s BIO: Gene Dattel, a cultural and economic historian, grew up in the majority-black cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and attended Yale University. During his freshman year, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi and . . . “things started to happen.” As the only Mississippian in his freshman class, he was frequently called upon to explain what was going on “down there.” These events began a life-long interest in race, politics, and economic history. Mr. Dattel went on to study law at Vanderbilt University and worked in international finance in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. After his financial career, he returned to this country and began writing and lecturing about race, finance, and economic history. He has published numerous articles and three books. His first book, The Sun that Never Rose (1994), presciently outlines Japan’s long-term structural problems. His widely acclaimed second book, Cotton and Race in the Making of America (2009) describes the fateful intersection of the power of cotton and the African American experience. In Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure (2017), he outlines American racial issues from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. He has served as an advisor to major cultural institutions from The New York Historical Society to The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Working with Clifton Taulbert, he has performed “Parallel Lives,” the story of two young boys, one Jewish and the other black, growing up in the Delta in the 1950s. Mr. Dattel lectures widely at universities, museums, and public forums across the country, has sponsored research projects on the art and music of the Mississippi Delta, and produced a documentary on race riots in the north. He is a Berkeley Fellow at Yale University and has served as an advisory board member of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors Program and the B.B. King Museum. Mr. Dattel lives in New York and Connecticut with his wife and their dog, Percy.

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Sep 1
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A FIVE-WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 8/11 - 9/8Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Or call/e-mail the Library and arrange to pick up your free copy curbside Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

Virtual Cookbook Club
Sep 1
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Tuesday, September 1 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/97617296723?pwd=SDhlR0dVUlM2OWN6OEtKTGViVGdDQT09  Every month we’ll cook different recipes from the same cookbook and meet virtually on ZOOM to share and discuss. Please email oakbluffslibrary@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/illuminateOB for the ZOOM meeting link. If you need assistance accessing the title, please let us know!  Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 940 4304 9687One tap mobile+13017158592,,94043049687# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,94043049687# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 940 4304 9687Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/am5qLoJmd  

Civic Association Board Mtg
Sep 1
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, September 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Sep 2
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, September 2 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Friends Board Meeting
Sep 2
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, September 2 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Yoga Classes at WDL
Sep 2
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Wednesday, September 2 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

5 Classes for $40. or $10 per class drop-inLimited space, reservations recommended.Passes do not need to be used consecutively and can also be used at Sash's Yoga Studio in south Dennis.

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Sep 2
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, September 2 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to story time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Wednesday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a story time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. This will take place while the library is closed due to COVID-19. Free, no registration required.  

Online :Drawing the Human Head, Various Ages led by Elizabeth Whelan
Sep 2
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, September 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Online workshop led by Elizabeth Whelan, suitable for beginners and workable for many levels of artist who are brushing up on their skills. Most often there will be some drawing project we can work on in the class: This week's theme: Drawing the Human Head, Various Ages.Please contact erwhelan@gmail.com or amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access information.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Craft Takeaway Bags
Sep 2
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, September 2 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Wednesdays June-August. Stop by the library (lower parking lot) every Wednesday and request a takeaway craft bag at our curbside window, then complete craft at home! Craft bags available while supplies last.

Newcomers Chess
Sep 2
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, September 2 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

*Virtual* Discord Games
Sep 2
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, September 2 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Caitlyn on Discord to play Jackbox Games virtually! For ages 12-18. Registration required. Please email cclark@clamsnet.org to sign up.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 2
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, September 2 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Online: Robert Dallek, How Did We Get Here?
Sep 2
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Wednesday, September 2 from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

America has endured numerous obstacles to democracy in the 20th Century and Donald Trump's 2016 election and subsequent assault on American democracy has presented a new challenges. Join Peter Panchy and Robert Dallek for a conversation on How Did We Get Here? and an examination of presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to today.

CLOSED
Sep 3
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, September 3 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Sep 3
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, September 3 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Narrative Nonfiction Book Club
Sep 3
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Thursday, September 3 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly meeting of the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club.  This month we will discuss The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson, via Zoom.  To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Faith Lee at flee@clamsnet.org.Contact: Reference Dept. : 50845725557 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Virtual Storytime
Sep 3
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, September 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Virtual StorytimeEvery Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for 40 minutesFor children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Sign up by emailing Maggie at trurosummerreading@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom link!

Bridge
Sep 3
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Thursday, September 3 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a CLOSED group not accepting new members at this time.

Library Friends of Oak Bluffs
Sep 3
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Thursday, September 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

The Steering Committee meets at 2pm on the first Thursday of each month to plan and carry out LFOB projects. We invite you to drop us a line, give us a call, or stop by one of our meetings (1st Thursday of the month). Contact “Library Friends of Oak Bluffs” at: LibraryFriendsOB@gmail.com or Library Friends of Oak BluffsPO Box 1421Oak Bluffs, MA 02557-1421 or or visit us athttps://oakbluffslibrary.org/about-lfob/

Friends of Eastham Library Virtual monthly meeting
Sep 3
Eastham Public Library
Eastham Room

Thursday, September 3 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

Monthly MeetingContact: Debbie Abbott : 508-221-8986 : djabbott@comcast.net [Community Use]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 3
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, September 3 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Virtual Summer Fiction Writers Group
Sep 3
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, September 3 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet Thursdays, July 9 through September 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom video conference.  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members.  Please contact Joe DeRosa at derosabooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the group.  [Programs and Events]

Historical Book Club
Sep 3
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, September 3 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week
Sep 4
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library: Website, 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, 02657, United States

Friday, September 4 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

Share your thoughtful poetry and/or great shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at  www.ProvincetownLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submissions as part of the Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Assistant Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org.

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Sep 4
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, September 4 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

*Virtual* Imagineering
Sep 4
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Friday, September 4 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Paper Cup Pencil Holder – Join Mary Jane for a weekly craft demonstration. Please call or email to receive Zoom information: 508-693-9433 or maldrichmoodie@clamsnet.org

Preschool Story Time
Sep 4
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Friday, September 4 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

Join us for a story time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, movement and crafts. Fun and free for the preschool set. No registration required. Contact: Fran McLoughlin : 508-240-5950 : franm@easthamlibrary.org [Children's Library Program]

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Sep 4
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, September 4 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

All ages are welcome to craft time on Facebook live with Youth Services Librarian Nori! Every Friday morning at 10:30am, Nori will host a craft time on the Brewster Ladies’ Library Facebook Live page. Participants will be guided through making a craft with easy to find materials from around the house. Free, no registration required.   

CANCELLED Poetry Discussion Group
Sep 4
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Friday, September 4 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

New members are always welcome.  Please bring twelve copies of two poems by the poet of the month. The poet of the month to be announced.Contact: Robin Smith-Johnson : 508-648-6365 : rosmithj@yahoo.com [Main Library]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 4
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, September 4 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Beatles Talk
Sep 5
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Labor Day - Closed
Sep 7
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Monday, September 7 All Day

Centerville Public Library

CLOSED
Sep 7
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Monday, September 7 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

LIBRARY CLOSED
Sep 7
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library, 357 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657, United States

Monday, September 7 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

CLOSED for Labor Day
Sep 7
Sturgis Library
MA

Monday, September 7 All Day

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library is closed for Labor Day.

Holiday Closing
Sep 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Monday, September 7 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The library will be closed for the holiday today. [Schedule Changes]

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Sep 7
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, September 7 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

CLOSED FOR Labor Day
Sep 7
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday, September 7 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

[Main Library]

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 7
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, September 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge Bookies
Sep 8
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Tuesday, September 8 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a private bridge group that meets at the Library.

Historical Society
Sep 8
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, September 8 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

The Historical Society Library is hosed on the second floor of the WDL.The Historical Society is on site every Tuesday morning to help individuals search the resources and answer related questions. They are also available upon request at other times.

Bridge
Sep 8
West Dennis Public Library
WDL Meeting Room

Tuesday, September 8 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Closed group

Selectmen Meeting
Sep 8
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Tuesday, September 8 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Sep 8
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tuesday, September 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A FIVE-WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 8/11 - 9/8Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2upOr call/e-mail the Library and arrange to pick up your free copy curbside Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

Historical Society Board Meeting
Sep 8
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, September 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

LIBRARY Curbside Pickup
Sep 9
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, September 9 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Yoga Classes at WDL
Sep 9
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Wednesday, September 9 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

5 Classes for $40. or $10 per class drop-inLimited space, reservations recommended.Passes do not need to be used consecutively and can also be used at Sash's Yoga Studio in south Dennis.

Newcomers Chess
Sep 9
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, September 9 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

*Virtual* Discord Games
Sep 9
Oak Bluffs Library
MA

Wednesday, September 9 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Caitlyn on Discord to play Jackbox Games virtually! For ages 12-18. Registration required. Please email cclark@clamsnet.org to sign up.

Town Councilor Jessica Rapp Grassetti
Sep 9
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, September 9 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Movie Matinee
Sep 9
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Wednesday, September 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Join us at the West Dennis Library for a monthly Movie Matinee, featuring a recently released film and fresh popcorn.

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 9
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, September 9 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

CANCELLED Parent Information Network via BAMSI
Sep 9
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Family Support GroupContact: Michelle Lynds : 774-480-4215 [Main Library]

CLOSED
Sep 10
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, September 10 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Virtual Storytime
Sep 10
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, September 10 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Virtual StorytimeEvery Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for 40 minutesFor children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Sign up by emailing Maggie at trurosummerreading@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom link!

Bridge
Sep 10
West Dennis Public Library
upstairs

Thursday, September 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

This is a CLOSED group not accepting new members at this time.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 10
Oak Bluffs Library
Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56 Oak St, Vineyard Haven, MA, United States

Thursday, September 10 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Curbside 4-6 pm
Sep 10
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, September 10 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Provincetown 400 Book Club
Sep 10
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

This is a special year Provincetown, the 400th commemoration of the arrival of the Pilgrims and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. As a result, the Library is offering a special Provincetown 400 Book Club hosted by Jeannette de Beauvoir.  The third meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on September 10 at 6 pm and will discuss Son of Mashpee: Reflections of Chief Flying Eagle by Earl Mills Sr. and Alicia Mann. Call the Library at 508-487-7094 to check out a copy and join Jeannette for the discussion!  Email araff@clamsnet.org for more information on how to join. September 10th: Son of Mashpee: Reflections of Chief Flying Eagle by Earl Mills Sr. & Alicia Mann October 1st: The Historical Footprints of the Mashpee Wampanoag by Chester Soliz

Virtual Summer Fiction Writers Group
Sep 10
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, September 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Summer Fiction Writers Group will meet Thursdays, July 9 through September 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom video conference.  The purpose of this group is to help writers improve their fiction writing through respectful and unconstrained critiques from fellow writers.  This group is limited to 8 members.  Please contact Joe DeRosa at derosabooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the group.  [Programs and Events]

Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week
Sep 11
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown Public Library: Website, 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, 02657, United States

Friday, September 11 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

Share your thoughtful poetry and/or great shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at  www.ProvincetownLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submissions as part of the Provincetown Photo and Poem of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Assistant Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org.

Preschool Story Time
Sep 11
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Friday, September 11 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

Join us for a story time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, movement and crafts. Fun and free for the preschool set. No registration required. Contact: Fran McLoughlin : 508-240-5950 : franm@easthamlibrary.org [Children's Library Program]

Meeting and Mingling with Musical Giants, Joe Marchio
Sep 11
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, September 11 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Adult Story Time With John Langan (ONLINE)
Sep 11
Sturgis Library
MA

Friday, September 11 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the tenth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. John Langan will be the tenth reader for our Adult Story Time series. He will be reading from his upcoming horror collection, Children of the Fang! Bio: John Langan is the author of two novels and three collections of stories.  His novel, The Fisherman, received the Bram Stoker Award and the This is Horror Award.  With Paul Tremblay, he co-edited the anthology, Creatures:  Thirty Years of Monsters.  He’s one of the founders of the Shirley Jackson Awards, for which he served as a juror during its first three years.  His reviews of horror and dark fantasy have appeared in venues including Locus magazine, the LA Review of Books, and the New York Review of Science Fiction.  He lives in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley with his wife, younger son, and an office full of books.  In 2020, his fourth collection of stories, Children of the Fang, will be released. For more information, visit his website at: https://johnpaullangan.wordpress.com/

Library Trustees Meeting
Sep 12
Eastham Public Library
Greg Turner Room A & B

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Eastham Public Library

Library Trustees MeetingContact: Debra DeJonker-Berry : 508-240-5950 : ddejonkerberry@clamsnet.org [Community Use]

CANCELLED Crazy Quilters
Sep 12
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Quilts Contact: Jeanie [Main Library]

CANCELLED Falmouth Genealogical Society
Sep 12
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly meetingsContact: Tim Martin : 630-740-0881 [Main Library]

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