Repurposed Denim Tassel Adult Craft
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, June 1 through June 30

Oak Bluffs Library

Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Jun 16
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sturgis Library

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker Nature inspires and we create! Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!  Masks must be worn by all. Participants are asked to spread out at least six feet away from other artists! Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to register!

The Savvy Caregiver Workshop
Jun 16
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented in by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Osterville Public Library:The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training primarily for active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases but it is open to all caregivers. Learn about:- Dementia Related Diseases- How to navigate the stages of dementia- Strategies for self-care- And much more!These free sessions are available in-person and online via Zoom.For more information and to register, please call Sarah at Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands - 508-394-4630 or e-mail sarah.franey@escci.org [Adult]

Morning Mystery Book Club on Zoom
Jun 16
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Wednesday, June 16 at 10:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

This month we willdiscuss The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and Detective Rachel Getty look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death--which looks like an accident--doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. Copies of the book are available at both libraries call to set up a pick-up time. You can also check out the audiobook from Hoopla with no wait or the ebook from Overdrive/Libby with your CLAMS card. Please email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org or call the library at 508-760-4820 to register to receive a Zoom link or with any questions. If you need Zoom assistance please call 508-258-9496 or email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org to set up a troubleshooting session.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Virtual : Summer of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan
Jun 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, June 16 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Summer of Drawing art series lead by local celeberty artist Elizabeth Whelan. Session 9 : Conte crayon / trois coleurs method for skin tones.Join Elizabeth Whelan as she leads us through a 20 part drawing course, going in depth about drawing technique. Ms Whelan will  give demonstrations as well as show examples using the most popular mediums. Subject matter will be addressed for 2 weeks in a row so that we can follow-up with questions and so on.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Screenplay Reading Group
Jun 16
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93145573497?pwd=Wnh2bGkyckN5RmdpZnhPaWNZRVBhQT09

Wednesday, June 16 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

──────────Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93145573497?pwd=Wnh2bGkyckN5RmdpZnhPaWNZRVBhQT09Meeting ID: 931 4557 3497Passcode: 794575One tap mobile+13017158592,,93145573497# US (Washington DC)+13126266799,,93145573497# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +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: 931 4557 3497Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adO3iNklk5──────────

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 16
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, June 16 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

Curbside Pickup 1-5
Jun 16
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, June 16 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

Oak Bluffs Historic Commission
Jun 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, June 16 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Monthly meeting. for more information, please contact Pam Melrose at pmelrose@capecod.net.

Activities, Stories & More with Nancy
Jun 16
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 16 at 4:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Activities, Stories & More is an interactive, literacy-based activity with Nancy McDermott weekday afternoons.  Sponsored by the Coalition for Children and posted on their YouTube channel.  Click here to subscribe. [Children]

Author Talk: Isabella Stewart
Jun 16
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/95911510134?pwd=a1FCSlNpSmhoMFhiMXRYMzUxVUViZz09

Wednesday, June 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join author Isabella Stewart for a talk on her new book Tangled Vines, Island Crimes. Set in the quintessential seaport town of Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod. In the summer, 120 thousand descend on the island, including many notable celebrities: Jackie Onassis, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton. But come September, the island shrinks to its year-round population of seventeen thousand hardy souls…some of whom abound in criminal activities. Her first book in a series features Maria, the island’s leading real estate broker, who is determined at all costs to get accepted into the prestigious Yacht Club despite her Portuguese working-class background and Rick, an attorney who takes advantage of Maria’s greed and makes himself all-knowing. But when the pressures of her new marriage to a handsome off-islander make it more-than-necessary to keep her real estate sales flowing in, will it also make living life on the island – and keeping him interested enough in her increasing wealth and lifestyle- impossible? This is not a beach novel taking place in the soft summer winds it is the flip side taking place in the off-season when the wild vines take hold of vacant summer properties and weaken their foundations, climb and strangle trees, and weave a cloth of deception that is stronger than twine. Written by someone who lives year-round in this place that only is accessed by boat or airplane, Stewart’s accounts of island corruption and crimes are intense and … truer than fiction … that lead to death. She gives an insight into the dichotomy between the wealthy summer residents and the domestic- and working-class lives of islanders-the good, the bad, and the (almost) unbelievable. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org for zoom link.  ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/95911510134?pwd=a1FCSlNpSmhoMFhiMXRYMzUxVUViZz09 Meeting ID: 959 1151 0134Passcode: 775250One tap mobile+13017158592,,95911510134# US (Washington DC)+13126266799,,95911510134# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +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: 959 1151 0134Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/acSVToOBtb ──────────

Children's Room Browsing
Jun 17
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Children's Room

Thursday, June 17 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Children's Room at Vineyard Haven Library is now open for browsing by appointment. Appointments are 15 minutes, and limited to one family group at a time, for one visit per day.Children must be accompanied at all times by an adult caregiver. All patrons over the age of two are required to wear a face covering, regardless of personal vaccination status. All toys, table seating, and computers have been temporarily removed from the Children's Room.Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time. Access will be through the garden entrance.Browsing time is limited to 15 minutes, so please call ahead if you are looking for specific items, and remember to bring your library card.We understand that plans may change, but please contact us if you need to cancel your appointment so that we can accommodate another family. Thank you! [Indoor Browsing]

CLOSED
Jun 17
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, June 17 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Virtual Play & Learn Groups
Jun 17
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 17 at 9:00 am

Mashpee Public Library

While in-person meet-ups are suspended, ​The Coalition for Children put together virtual activities to keep your little ones learning and engaged this spring!  A new theme will be posted each weekday with literacy-based activities featuring science, art, music and movement.  Click here to visit the gallery.Sign up here to get the daily lists delivered to your inbox. [Children]

Spring Trailblazers
Jun 17
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, June 17 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

This group will enjoy songs & stories as the walk/hike Monk's cove.Children pre-school aged & older along with their parent/caregiver are welcome to register.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Outside Storytime. Join us on Zoom during inclement weather.
Jun 17
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, June 17 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Truro Public Library

We’ll meet behind the library for Outside Storytime and we’d love to meet you there! For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Space is limited and appropriate social distancing and masks for ages 3 and up are required. Blankets and/or towels are encouraged. Please sign up by emailing Maggie at mhanelt[AT]clamsnet.org and she will send you a Zoom link!

Stroller Warriors
Jun 17
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, June 17 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

This group will enjoy stories and songs while exploring Nickerson Conservation Area.This group is geared for families with babies & toddlers.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Houseplant Diversity and the Benefits of Taxonomy Knowledge
Jun 17
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 17 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

The world of houseplants is very diverse, having many common and familiar species as well as some unique and uncommon ones. Join Smithsonian Gardens and interiors horticulturist Virginia Thaxton as she shows us some of the diversity that is available and helps us answer the question “who is related to whom?” when it comes to our houseplants. She will explain why plant taxonomy is a very important science for those of us who love plants, and how fun and useful it can be getting to know them on a first name basis!This free virtual event is presented via Zoom by Smithsonian Gardens. Please register at the event's homepage: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6cQSnQ7Qym4m1hjNXz33Q []

Screenplay Reading Group
Jun 17
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93145573497?pwd=Wnh2bGkyckN5RmdpZnhPaWNZRVBhQT09

Thursday, June 17 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

──────────Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93145573497?pwd=Wnh2bGkyckN5RmdpZnhPaWNZRVBhQT09Meeting ID: 931 4557 3497Passcode: 794575One tap mobile+13017158592,,93145573497# US (Washington DC)+13126266799,,93145573497# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +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: 931 4557 3497Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adO3iNklk5──────────

AAA Program - Key Timing
Jun 17
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Are you concerned about the safety of a loved one’s driving? This program offers advice on how to start the conversation and how to put the plan you and your loved one develop into action. Presented by Joanna Frageorgia, Traffic Safety, and Public Affairs Specialist, AAA Northeast.Please email tcassisi@clamsnet.org, or call the library at 508-760-4820 to register to receive a Zoom link.Contact: Trish Cassisi : 5087604820 : tcassisi@clamsnet.org []

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 17
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Curbside Pickup 1-5
Jun 17
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Online: Book Club 'The Vanishing Half'
Jun 17
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Thursday, June 17 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 Vanishing Half' by Brit Bennett..  Zoom platform, please email amcdonough@clamsnet.org for book club access.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Capoeira Classes with André Lima
Jun 17
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Truro Public Library

**Town of Truro COVID-19 protocols in place. Please practice social distancing and wear face coverings.** Event is outdoors. Capoeira (pronounced Kah-poo-EH-ra) is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance and martial art. It’s fantastic opportunity for kids and grown-ups to be exposed to unique martial art, music, culture, and camaraderie. Kids also get a chance to play traditional instruments and learn to sing traditional Capoeira songs in Portuguese. All levels and ages! Join us on-line: https://meet.google.com/tpa-czxi-anp  

Conservation Commission
Jun 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information, contact board chair, Joan Hughes, at jhughes@hugheshomebuilders.com

Outdoor Storytime all ages
Jun 17
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Outdoor Storytime is back at the West Yarmouth Library Lawn!Join Ms Mindy on the West Yarmouth lawn for socially distanced stories and a whole lot of fun! For all ages.Safety Measures:● Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet minimum.● The presenter will be area 8’ away from the closest patrons.● Areas will be marked out 6’ apart for each family a marked out area will provide each family an areato sit to maintain social distancing. Attendees may also choose to maintain distance by sitting at a bench or picnic tables spaced at least 6 ' away.● Children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs).● At this time restrooms will not be available.● A verbal reminder will be given at the start and end of the program.Also:● If requested 24 hours in advance Book Bundles will be available for curbside pick-up.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 X 1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [all ages]

“You Had Me at Aloe…” Soothe Your Summer: Herbal Survival Kit Virtual Event
Jun 17
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

The Adams Free Library presents "“You Had Me at Aloe…” Soothe Your Summer: Herbal Survival Kit Virtual Event." Ehris and Velya from Grounded Goodwife will show program participants how to make their own sunburn gel and tick repellent from common, inexpensive and all-natural materials. More information about the event and a required materials list may be found at the event's webpage: https://adamslibraryma.org/event/you-had-me-at-aloe-soothe-your-summer-herbal-survival-kit-virtual-event/  This free virtual event is presented via Zoom by the Adams Free Library. Please call or email the Adams Free Library to receive the Zoom link: (413) 743-8345 ext 104 or egoerlach@town.adams.ma.us []

Library Board of Directors – CANCELLED
Jun 17
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631, USA

Thursday, June 17 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.

Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, June 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this meeting, contactBob GaffeyFin Com Chairrpgaffey@hotmail.com

Ballet and Contemporary for Beginners and Beyond (for Adults, Teens, and Tweens)
Jun 17
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 17 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented by the Pebody Institute Library:Join PIL and New England Ballet Theatre for fun and laid-back classes in ballet and contemporary dance! These 4 classes are drop-ins - come to one or come to them all! The classes are structured so that every level of dancer can join in, from beginner to advanced, and designed to be fun, relaxing, and social.The classes are targeted at adults, teens, and tweens.Registration in advance for each class is required, and you will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email. Look out for an email with the return address "support@assabetinteractive.com."Our teacher is Martin Skocelas-Hunter:Martin began his training in Canton, Michigan primarily focusing on the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus. He went on to study Musical Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University, and most recently Dance Performance at Grand Valley State University. Martin has had the opportunity to work with and perform works created by Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli, Eddy Ocampo, Brian McSween, Meg McSween, Calin Radulescu, Erica Fischback, Autumn Eckman, Becca Lemme, and Amy O'Neil. Recently, he has performed with the Grand Rapids Opera Company, Ballet Fleming, Brandywine Ballet, and Dance Del Bello. Most recently, Martin has danced with the Columbia City Ballet.To Register, please visit: https://peabodylibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/ballet-and-contemporary-for-beginners-and-beyond-for-adults-teens-and-tweens-4/  [Adult]

Historical Society Chronicles
Jun 17
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, June 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

LIBRARY CLOSED
Jun 18
Provincetown Public Library
330 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Friday, June 18 All Day

Provincetown Public Library

Library closed in observance of Juneteenth

Children's Room Browsing
Jun 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Children's Room

Friday, June 18 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Children's Room at Vineyard Haven Library is now open for browsing by appointment. Appointments are 15 minutes, and limited to one family group at a time, for one visit per day.Children must be accompanied at all times by an adult caregiver. All patrons over the age of two are required to wear a face covering, regardless of personal vaccination status. All toys, table seating, and computers have been temporarily removed from the Children's Room.Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time. Access will be through the garden entrance.Browsing time is limited to 15 minutes, so please call ahead if you are looking for specific items, and remember to bring your library card.We understand that plans may change, but please contact us if you need to cancel your appointment so that we can accommodate another family. Thank you! [Indoor Browsing]

Virtual Play & Learn Groups
Jun 18
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, June 18 at 9:00 am

Mashpee Public Library

While in-person meet-ups are suspended, ​The Coalition for Children put together virtual activities to keep your little ones learning and engaged this spring!  A new theme will be posted each weekday with literacy-based activities featuring science, art, music and movement.  Click here to visit the gallery.Sign up here to get the daily lists delivered to your inbox. [Children]

Virtual Memoir Group
Jun 18
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Friday, June 18 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com..   [Programs and Events]

Outdoor Storytime
Jun 18
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories and merriment every Friday at 1:00! Geared toward ages 2-4 but all are welcome! Registration is not required!

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 18
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/uwj-cwir-yqt

Curbside Pickup 1-5
Jun 18
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/uwj-cwir-yqt

Climate & Energy Committee
Jun 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, June 18 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Contact: Marilyn Millermx2iller@gmail.com

Activities, Stories & More with Nancy
Jun 18
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, June 18 at 4:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Activities, Stories & More is an interactive, literacy-based activity with Nancy McDermott weekday afternoons.  Sponsored by the Coalition for Children and posted on their YouTube channel.  Click here to subscribe. [Children]

CLOSED for Juneteenth Observance
Jun 19
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library will be closed to observe the Juneteenth state holiday.

Holiday Closing
Jun 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The library will be closed in recognition of the holiday today. [Schedule Changes]

Take & Make Kits
Jun 19
Yarmouth Town Library
curbside

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Yarmouth Town Library

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a recent change in the Town's Holiday Schedule, the Libraries will be closed on Saturday, June 19th.Kits will be available for pick up on Friday, June 18 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.Take & Make KitsRainbow WeavingKits are appropriate for ages 5 and up. They will be available for curbside pick up at South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Library on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Please select a pick-up location when registering. Registration is required for each week's kits. Supplies are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 x1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [kits]

Juneteeth Independence Day: Library Closed
Jun 19
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Truro Public Library

The Library will be closed on Saturday, June 19, in observation of Juneteenth Independence Day, a Massachusetts state holiday. Have a great holiday!

Annual Book Sale
Jun 19
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Cotuit Public Library

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, June 19 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day. Though it has long been celebrated among the African American community, it is a history that has been marginalized and still remains largely unknown to the wider public. The legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times.  Watch the video as the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through their Slavery and Freedom exhibition to celebrate Juneteenth, highlighting stories behind some of our most popular objects, including Nat Turner’s bible, freedom papers of free African Americans and a Sibley tent that housed African Americans who ran from Southern plantations in search of freedom with the Union army. Watch the video on demand at: https://fb.watch/5LG1-FNdYk/ or https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-juneteenth

Library Closed
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, June 19 through June 20

Oak Bluffs Library

Library Closed
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, June 19 through June 20

Oak Bluffs Library

Library Closed
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, June 19 through June 20

Oak Bluffs Library

JUNETEENTH - LIBRARY CLOSED
Jun 19
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Saturday, June 19 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Santuit Pond Preserve
Jun 19
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Mashpee Public Library

The Mashpee Conservation Commission is continuing its schedule of free Naturalist-guided tours of Mashpee’s unique and diverse conservation areas. Tours last for an average of 1 to 2 hours but may be longer or shorter, depending on the wishes of the participants. All ages are invited and children are encouraged to come. Many nature programs are designed for children and their families. Further information can be obtained by calling the Mashpee Conservation Department at 539-1400, ext. 8540, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Guide maps for many conservation areas are available at the Conservation offices at the Mashpee Town Hall. Tours may be cancelled in the event of stormy weather. All tours will practice social distancing.Saturday, June 19- 9:00 a.m. Santuit Pond Preserve. Take a hike exploring the beautiful Santuit Woods Preserve. The conservation land is a mix of upland forest habitat, vernal pools, and cranberry bogs. Santuit Woods includes part of Santuit Pond and the headwaters of the Santuit River.Directions: From the Mashpee Rotary, take Great Neck Road North. Turn right onto Route 130. Parking lot is just past the Shell station. []

Kid's & Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Jun 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Kids Take & Make literacy & learning activity bags and Teen Bags are prepared with the theme of the following week. Bags will be filled with activities and follow a video tutorial on our Youtube and Facebook pages, as well as accompanying our weekly newsletter.Family Saturday STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) activity bags are separate bags that are geared toward school-aged learners. Pickup on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 Noon on a first come first serve basis while supplies last!Contact: Emily : 5086964211 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Virtual Dance Class: Salsa Suelta Cubana with Christina Montoya
Jun 19
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96154888218?pwd=Y0c0akpkRWh4MjlMa24xZnpwbG81UT09

Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

New earlier time! Salsa Suelta Cubana goes virtual! Salsa Suelta Cubana is a form of Salsa dancing from Cuba that is danced without a partner. Often danced in small or larger groups, Salsa Suelta Cubana commonly incorporates various forms and styles of Cuban dance, including Afro-Cuban traditions and more recently elements of African American Urban Dance styles. Instructor Christina Montoya will lead the class virtually on Zoom.────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96154888218?pwd=Y0c0akpkRWh4MjlMa24xZnpwbG81UT09 Meeting ID: 961 5488 8218Passcode: 913321One tap mobile+13017158592,,96154888218# US (Washington D.C)+13126266799,,96154888218# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)        +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: 961 5488 8218Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adgq5m6hli ──────────

Storyteller Anna Sobel
Jun 19
Hyannis Public Library
Hyannis Village Green 357 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

Saturday, June 19 at 11:00 am

Hyannis Public Library

Details Anna Sobel is a storyteller, puppeteer, and an award-winning teaching artist who speaks multiple languages. She performs solo puppet shows… More https://www.facebook.com/events/130065829193432

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 19
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 19 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Saturday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 19
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 19 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 19
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

FATHER'S DAY
Jun 20
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Sunday, June 20 All Day

Dennis Memorial Library

Virtual Chatham Writers @ 02633
Jun 21
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Monday, June 21 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Chatham Writers group is meeting virtually - space is limited.  The members meet to explore different writing genres. Share your work with the group, and receive guidance and feedback. Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  Members will meet virtually through a Zoom program to share a short fiction piece. Contact John Chamberlain at chamberjh@gmail.com. [Programs and Events]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5 pm
Jun 21
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, June 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/zva-odhh-vmd

Copeland Board Meeting
Jun 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Monday, June 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this meeting, please contact  Alexa Arieta Building Office Administrator Town of Oak Bluffs PO Box 1327 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 508-693-3554 Ext 123 buildingadmin@oakbluffsma.gov

Virtual : MV Haiku Club
Jun 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Monday, June 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Welcome to the MV Haiku Club, zoom-based sessions led by Caroline Joy Adams, author of five published books, including The Power to Write: Seven Keys to Discover Your Writer Within. Her newest title, Have Fun with Haiku, celebrated its official publication date on December 11, 2020 (which was International Mountain Day – a perfect tie-in, as Haiku is about taking a moment to shift into a new, higher perspective, which mountains so perfectly symbolize).Caroline Joy Adams has been a college professor of Writing and Humanities for many years, in both the Southwest and in New England, and has also taught hundreds of creative writing workshops, most recently in Maui, Hawaii, this winter.  She loves to foster creative community in every way that she can, and in the fall of 2019, led a successful series of workshops in Newport, RI, as well as for the Woods Hole Public Library, and also taught an inspiring, well-attended Memoir Workshop at the Vineyard Haven Library. She loves writing in all its many forms, and her approach to Haiku is as a short form of poetic writing that has many variations and flexible guidelines, rather than strict rules or adherence to one rigid traditional form.  As part of the MV Haiku Club, then, you will be encouraged to write Haiku that ranges from the serious to the sublime, to the most imaginative and whimsical – and everything in between.  And no matter what you come up with, you are sure to be surprised and delighted by the direction your words will take you, whether you are new to writing, or have been a serious writer for years. The MV Haiku Club will also be a great way to connect with others who wish to ignite their creative energies easily and freely, too, in a fun, intriguing, and expressive way. Tonight's theme is Summer Solstice.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for Zoom meeting access.  Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

The Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation
Jun 21
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Monday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book, Martin Gitlin. This presentation features videos of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Registration is required for this zoom presentation. [Programs and Events]

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 22
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, June 22 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Online: Conversation en francais
Jun 22
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, June 22 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]

Oak Bluffs Board of Health
Jun 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this semi-monthly meeting, please contact Meegan Lancaster Oak Bluffs Health Agent mlancaster@oakbluffsma.gov 508-693-3554 x127

Yoga in the Park (All Levels)
Jun 22
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Tuesday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Support your wellbeing while supporting Cotuit Library! Join Innerglow Yoga for Yoga in the Park! This weekly one hour yoga class is for all levels, and will be led by Innerglow Yoga's amazing yoga teachers.  Class will be held in Cotuit Memorial Park.  All are welcome, preregistration is required. Bring your own mat! $20 per class Preregistration is required. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org, stop in, or call us to sign up.  (508) 428- 8141

Outdoor Storytime
Jun 22
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Tuesday, June 22 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Join Ms Mindy on the West Yarmouth lawn for socially distanced stories and a whole lot of fun.Safety Measures:● Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet minimum.● The presenter will be area 8’ away from the closest patrons.● Areas will be marked out 6’ apart for each family a marked out area will provide each family an areato sit to maintain social distancing. Attendees may also choose to maintain distance by sitting at abench or picnic tables spaced at least 6 ' away.● Children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs).● At this time restrooms will not be available.● A verbal reminder will be given at the start and end of the program.Also:● If requested 24 hours in advance Book Bundles will be available for curbside pick-up.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 X 1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [babies to 5 years old]

LIBRARY OPEN
Jun 22
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, June 22 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Selectmen Meeting
Jun 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, June 22 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Selectmen Meeting
Jun 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, June 22 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

CLASS FULL! Watercolor class for adults
Jun 22
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, June 22 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

CLASS FULL! Teen and tween watercolor class
Jun 22
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, June 22 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Zoom Book Talk
Jun 22
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Tuesday, June 22 at 6:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

This month we will be discussingMy Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child the beautiful one possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood the trunk of her car is big enough for a body and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Copies of the book are available at both libraries call to set up a pick-up time. You can also read the ebook or listen to the audiobook on Overdrive/Libby through CLAMS or another consortium in Massachusetts with your CLAMS card. Please email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org or call the library at 508-760-4820 to register to receive a Zoom link or with any questions. If you need Zoom assistance please call 508-258-9496 or email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org to set up a troubleshooting session.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 23
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 23 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Stories with Miss Mary
Jun 23
Hyannis Public Library
Live Video by Hyannis Public Library

Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 am

Hyannis Public Library

Details Stories with Miss Mary every Wednesday at 11 am on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/events/297436941818046

Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Jun 23
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sturgis Library

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker Nature inspires and we create! Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!  Masks must be worn by all. Participants are asked to spread out at least six feet away from other artists! Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to register!

The Savvy Caregiver Workshop
Jun 23
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented in by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Osterville Public Library:The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training primarily for active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases but it is open to all caregivers. Learn about:- Dementia Related Diseases- How to navigate the stages of dementia- Strategies for self-care- And much more!These free sessions are available in-person and online via Zoom.For more information and to register, please call Sarah at Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands - 508-394-4630 or e-mail sarah.franey@escci.org [Adult]

Morning Zoom Book Talk
Jun 23
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

This month we will be discussingMy Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child the beautiful one possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood the trunk of her car is big enough for a body and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Copies of the book are available at both libraries call to set up a pick-up time. You can also read the ebook or listen to the audiobook on Overdrive/Libby through CLAMS or another consortium in Massachusetts with your CLAMS card. Please email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org or call the library at 508-760-4820 to register to receive a Zoom link or with any questions. If you need Zoom assistance please call 508-258-9496 or email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org to set up a troubleshooting session.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Virtual : Summer of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan
Jun 23
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, June 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Summer of Drawing art series lead by local celeberty artist Elizabeth Whelan. More words to follow.Session 10 : Conte crayon / trois coleurs method for skin tonesContact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Yoga with Pam Falcone
Jun 23
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, June 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Harbor Advisory Committee Meeting
Jun 23
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, June 23 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this meeting, please contact John Breckenridge Chairman, Oak Bluffs Harbor Advisory Committee jrbreck22@comcast.net

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 23
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, June 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

AFSCME Meeting
Jun 23
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, June 23 from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Union meeting. For more information, contact Marco Daniels at 508-693-9433

Online Poetry Workshop
Jun 23
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96773768046?pwd=emtPdUJ0d25HNk40WTM4R0N2WWwrZz09

Wednesday, June 23 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Poetry Drop-in classes: where we read and discuss two or more poems, then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises (which are then read out loud but that is optional). Artists have their life drawing classes—why can’t writers have a similar kind of thing? Poetry Drop In is geared for everyone, beginners and those who have been writing for a while. They typically last an hour and a half. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org prior to class to get poems for the week. Led by Donald Nitchie, 508 627 0999. Donald Nitchie has an MFA in poetry from Columbia. His book of poems Driving Lessons was published in 2008. His poems have been published in local periodicals, and he has occasionally led writing workshops on the Vineyard since the late 1980s. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96773768046?pwd=emtPdUJ0d25HNk40WTM4R0N2WWwrZz09 Meeting ID: 967 7376 8046Passcode: 645146One tap mobile+13017158592,,96773768046# US (Washington D.C)+13126266799,,96773768046# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)        +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: 967 7376 8046Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adlqfqXUQY ──────────

Cotuit Library Book Club
Jun 23
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, June 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 24
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 24 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

CLOSED
Jun 24
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, June 24 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Tales to Tails
Jun 24
Hyannis Public Library
Live Video by Hyannis Public Library

Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 am

Hyannis Public Library

Details Tales to Tails with the Companion Animal Program of Cape Cod, Hyannis Public LIbrary Miss Mary will read a few books to the dogs, their… More https://www.facebook.com/events/1411519352560909

Walk and Talk Book Club
Jun 24
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Anywhere

Thursday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

SPECIAL GUEST DICK 'the Tick" JOHNSON!Island tick expert Dick Johnson will join 'Walk andTalk'  for this session. See the true size of these pestsin person!  Leave the screen and take a stroll with the 'Walk and Talk Book Club'. The VHPL andCape Cod Health are have collaborated to offer this out and aboutprogram with the added benefit of getting a little exercise while sharing ideas from topicsthat interest us all. Here's the line up:June 24th  Sun & Tick Prevention (with Dick the Tick Guy)July 22nd  Stress Management  We meet at the small parking lot just north of theRiverhead Disc Golf Course and walk the 3 mileloop at 10AM, maintaining distancefrom other walkers will be paramount.  Books will be made available on each subject at the VHPL or  read something from your own library.  Please contact ccmhgmvwellness@gmail.com or amcdonough@clamsnet.orgwith questions.  Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

The Private Gardens of Cotuit
Jun 24
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

This June, join Cotuit Library in touring the privately-owned gardens of some of the most beautiful properties in the village. Visit a variety of gardens, each boasting its own unique combination of bountiful blooms, delightful designs, and impressive natural elements, all guaranteed to inspire. Learn about beekeeping, watch natural fence making demonstrations, meet some of the best garden designers on Cape Cod, and snap your own stunning garden photos. Sip on refreshing herbal drinks and sample garden-inspired treats while watching the process of plein air painting. Bestow accolades on your favorite spaces and plants as you go, making sure your picks get awarded Best in Show! This one-of-a-kind event could only happen in Cotuit, and is certain to draw homeowners and garden enthusiasts from across the region. Buy your pass today! https://www.cotuitlibrary.org/gardens.html

Outside Storytime. Join us on Zoom during inclement weather.
Jun 24
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, June 24 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Truro Public Library

We’ll meet behind the library for Outside Storytime and we’d love to meet you there! For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Space is limited and appropriate social distancing and masks for ages 3 and up are required. Blankets and/or towels are encouraged. Please sign up by emailing Maggie at mhanelt[AT]clamsnet.org and she will send you a Zoom link!

AAA Program - Handling Driving Emergencies
Jun 24
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Thursday, June 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Knowing how to handle driving emergencies is something every driver should know. This program will advise drivers what to do if they break down, how to stay safe on the road, and items to keep in your vehicle.Presented by Joanna Frageorgia, Traffic Safety, and Public Affairs Specialist, AAA Northeast.Contact: Trish Cassisi : 5087604820 : tcassisi@clamsnet.org [Adult]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 24
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, June 24 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Capoeira Classes with André Lima
Jun 24
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, June 24 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Truro Public Library

**Town of Truro COVID-19 protocols in place. Please practice social distancing and wear face coverings.** Event is outdoors. Capoeira (pronounced Kah-poo-EH-ra) is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance and martial art. It’s fantastic opportunity for kids and grown-ups to be exposed to unique martial art, music, culture, and camaraderie. Kids also get a chance to play traditional instruments and learn to sing traditional Capoeira songs in Portuguese. All levels and ages! Join us on-line: https://meet.google.com/tpa-czxi-anp  

Outdoor Storytime all ages
Jun 24
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Thursday, June 24 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Outdoor Storytime is back at the West Yarmouth Library Lawn!Join Ms Mindy on the West Yarmouth lawn for socially distanced stories and a whole lot of fun! For all ages.Safety Measures:● Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet minimum.● The presenter will be area 8’ away from the closest patrons.● Areas will be marked out 6’ apart for each family a marked out area will provide each family an areato sit to maintain social distancing. Attendees may also choose to maintain distance by sitting at a bench or picnic tables spaced at least 6 ' away.● Children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs).● At this time restrooms will not be available.● A verbal reminder will be given at the start and end of the program.Also:● If requested 24 hours in advance Book Bundles will be available for curbside pick-up.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 X 1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [all ages]

Rare Book Expert & Antiques Roadshow Appraiser Kenneth Gloss
Jun 24
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a virtual presentation via Zoom to discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will also talk about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session and Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books participants have on hand or will do so at his shop in Boston at a later scheduled date. If you are interested in getting a book appraised, please contact amyandreasson@clamsnet.org BEFORE June 18.The Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Among the many organizations in which Kenneth Gloss is a member are the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and the Boston Society. [Programs and Events]

Planning Board
Jun 24
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, June 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Semi-monthly Planning Board meeting. For more information, contact Kim LeairdAdministrator to the Planning Board of Oak BluffsOak Bluffs Town Hall56 School St.Oak Bluffs, MA 02557(508) 693-3554 x154

Cotuit Library Book Club - Eclectic Selections
Jun 24
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Email m.joanlynch@gmail.com

Adult/Teen Trivia at Falmouth Public Library
Jun 24
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Join in for a lively night of trivia outside on the Library lawn!  There will be prizes, food and many opportunities to show off your useless knowledge.   Get a team together and sign up at  Trivia Night Sign Up! [Teen]

Evening Book Group
Jun 24
Brewster Ladies' Library
Zoom

Thursday, June 24 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

We will be discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Please email Mary Fecteau at mfecteau@brewsterladieslibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.  All are welcome.

Gardner Museum Heist: A Talk with Arnie Reisman
Jun 24
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93412483548?pwd=L0ovRDVyL3JtbFpTbnozbS94L0haUT09

Thursday, June 24 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Arnie Reisman will tell the story of his award-winning original screenplay, Rembrandt Has Left the Building, co-written with Nat Segaloff, based on the world’s biggest unsolved art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.  The script offers a compelling solution to who stole the paintings and why they will probably never be recovered. Based on interviews with the two chief suspects and a deathbed confession from one of them, it shows how the robbery was committed and the dryly funny reasons the investigation was doomed from the start. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93412483548?pwd=L0ovRDVyL3JtbFpTbnozbS94L0haUT09 Meeting ID: 934 1248 3548Passcode: 555275One tap mobile+13017158592,,93412483548# US (Washington DC)+13126266799,,93412483548# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +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: 934 1248 3548Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abINAWNL4S ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 25
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, June 25 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Virtual Memoir Group
Jun 25
Eldredge Public Library
Online

Friday, June 25 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited.  Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com..   [Programs and Events]

Outdoor Storytime
Jun 25
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, June 25 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories and merriment every Friday at 1:00! Geared toward ages 2-4 but all are welcome! Registration is not required!

Iconic Cape Cod Hotels & Resorts, Chris Setterlund
Jun 25
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, June 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Christopher Setterlund is a 12th-generation Cape Codder whose passion for travel, adventure, and visiting new places is apparent in his writing. He does his best to share every place he visits with the love of a native and the wonder of a first-time traveler.  His new book is Iconic Hotels and Motels of Cape Cod.

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 25
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, June 25 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/uwj-cwir-yqt

Oak Bluffs Virtual Movie Club
Jun 25
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/98627373282?pwd=VDlWZkUrLzU1YUM3L3piSk1wakJsUT09

Friday, June 25 from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us via zoom or call in to chat about our Movie of the Month:  April’s movie TBD ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/98627373282?pwd=VDlWZkUrLzU1YUM3L3piSk1wakJsUT09 Meeting ID: 986 2737 3282Passcode: 823323One tap mobile+13017158592,,98627373282# US (Washington DC)+13126266799,,98627373282# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +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: 986 2737 3282Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/aq1FJ0gz5 ──────────

Take & Make Kits
Jun 26
Yarmouth Town Library
curbside

Saturday, June 26 All Day

Yarmouth Town Library

Take & Make KitsSkittles ExperimentKits are appropriate for ages 5 and up. They will be available for curbside pick up at South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Library on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Please select a pick-up location when registering. Registration is required for each week's kits. Supplies are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 x1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [kits]

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 26
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Saturday, June 26 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Natural History Tour of the Woodlands
Jun 26
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 am

Mashpee Public Library

The Mashpee Conservation Commission is continuing its schedule of free Naturalist-guided tours of Mashpee’s unique and diverse conservation areas. Tours last for an average of 1 to 2 hours but may be longer or shorter, depending on the wishes of the participants. All ages are invited and children are encouraged to come. Many nature programs are designed for children and their families. Further information can be obtained by calling the Mashpee Conservation Department at 539-1400, ext. 8540, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guide maps for many conservation areas are available at the Conservation offices at the Mashpee Town Hall. Tours may be cancelled in the event of stormy weather. All tours will practice social distancing.Saturday, June 26 – 9:00 a.m. Natural History Tour of the Woodlands Explore pine-oak woodlands, marsh and bog habitats adjacent to the beautiful Mashpee River at the Mashpee River Woodlands Conservation Area. Meet at the Mashpee River Woodlands (South).Directions: From the Mashpee Rotary, take Route 28 towards Hyannis, turn right onto Quinaquisset Road, and another right onto Mashpee Neck Road. Parking area is on the right. []

Kid's & Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Jun 26
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Kids Take & Make literacy & learning activity bags and Teen Bags are prepared with the theme of the following week. Bags will be filled with activities and follow a video tutorial on our Youtube and Facebook pages, as well as accompanying our weekly newsletter.Family Saturday STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) activity bags are separate bags that are geared toward school-aged learners. Pickup on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 Noon on a first come first serve basis while supplies last!Contact: Emily : 5086964211 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Celebration of Summer and Library Reopening - $50
Jun 26
West Falmouth Library
West Falmouth Library 575 W Falmouth Hwy, West Falmouth, MA 02540

Saturday, June 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

West Falmouth Library

Details Join the Library’s celebration of summer and reopening on Saturday, June 26th, 5pm-6:30pm, in Jane’s Garden. Enjoy a full bar and hors… More https://www.facebook.com/events/839120823650980

"The Doctors Blackwell" - Author Talk with Janice P. Nimura
Jun 26
Chilmark Free Public Library
Online Event

Saturday, June 26 at 3:00 pm

Chilmark Free Public Library

Details Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the… More https://www.facebook.com/events/962029857872773

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 26
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 26 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Saturday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 26
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 26 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jun 26
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, June 26 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 27
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Sunday, June 27 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Calliope Poetry Anthology Reading
Jun 27
West Falmouth Library
West Falmouth Library 575 W Falmouth Hwy, West Falmouth, MA 02540

Sunday, June 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

West Falmouth Library

Details On Sunday, June 27th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Calliope Poetry returns to the West Falmouth Library to celebrate the release of its anthology, From… More https://www.facebook.com/events/327914868775990

Summer Reading Program Begins!
Jun 28
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Monday, June 28 All Day

Sturgis Library

Beginning June 28th through August 21st Keep track of your reading this Summer and collect pins for your backpack (or anything else you want to bedazzle with pins)! Swing by Sturgis Library beginning June 28th and sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Upon sign up you’ll receive a coupon for a free ice cream, a reading log, and a bookmark! Set your own reading goals each week. If you reach your personal goal, pat yourself on the back and then swing by the children’s room and pick out a pin from our DELIGHTFUL pin selection!

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 28
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Monday, June 28 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Virtual Chatham Writers @ 02633
Jun 28
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Monday, June 28 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Chatham Writers group is meeting virtually - space is limited.  The members meet to explore different writing genres. Share your work with the group, and receive guidance and feedback. Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  Members will meet virtually through a Zoom program to share a short fiction piece. Contact John Chamberlain at chamberjh@gmail.com. [Programs and Events]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5 pm
Jun 28
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, June 28 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/zva-odhh-vmd

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 28
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Monday, June 28 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

Cotuit Cookbook Club!
Jun 28
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, June 28 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Join us for the first meeting of our new Cookbook Club!Each month we'll be testing recipes from a new cookbook, and gathering together to share our results!Made a modification that turned out even better than expected? We want to hear about it! Had a complete cake flop? We need to know!Share your cooking trials and tribulations with us as we cook our way through some of the most famous (and infamous) cookbooks of all time, including some drool-worthy new ones we've been hungry to try.Meetings will take place on the last Monday of the month at6 p.m. starting March 29th via Zoom. We are hopeful we will be able to transition to in person meetings in the coming months.Email Eleanor at ehumphreys@clamsnet.orgor call 508-428-8141 to register.

Masterpiece Readers Book Club
Jun 28
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, June 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Discuss this month's read on the Library patio!

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 29
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, June 29 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Online: Conversation en francais
Jun 29
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, June 29 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]

Yoga in the Park (All Levels)
Jun 29
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Tuesday, June 29 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Support your wellbeing while supporting Cotuit Library! Join Innerglow Yoga for Yoga in the Park! This weekly one hour yoga class is for all levels, and will be led by Innerglow Yoga's amazing yoga teachers.  Class will be held in Cotuit Memorial Park.  All are welcome, preregistration is required. Bring your own mat! $20 per class Preregistration is required. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org, stop in, or call us to sign up.  (508) 428- 8141

Terrarium Making Workshop
Jun 29
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, June 29 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Eco Series: Terrarium Making Join us June 29th at 11:00 a.m. for a terrarium making workshop next to our stormwater garden. Learn about ecosystems as you create your own! Materials will be provided. A $10 donation is suggested. Fun for ages 8 to 99+! Email ehumphreys@clamsnet.org or call 508-428-8141 to register.

LIBRARY OPEN
Jun 29
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, June 29 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

The Sprightly Bright Book Club
Jun 29
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, June 29 from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Are you between the ages of 8ish to 10ish years old? Do you like (or love!) to read? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Sprightly, Bright Book Club is the place for you! Let’s choose, read, and discuss books together! The discussion about Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman will take place virtually June 29th at 4:30pm Registration is required! For more information and registration, please email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org

CLASS FULL! Watercolor class for adults
Jun 29
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, June 29 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

CLASS FULL! Teen and tween watercolor class
Jun 29
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, June 29 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party
Jun 29
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, June 29 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us as we digitally celebrate the release of Cape Cod Poetry Review’s 8th issue. We will have readings by several contributors, friends, and the editors. Free and open to all. Registration Required. To sign up, email us at SturgisReference@comcast.net.

Virtual : Tangled Vines, Island Crimes with Isabella Stewart
Jun 29
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, June 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Set in the quintessential seaport town of Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod. In the summer 120 thousand descend on the island including many notable celebrities: Jackie Onassis Barack Obama Bill and Hillary Clinton. But come September the island shrinks to its year-round population of seventeen thousand hardy souls…some of whom abound in criminal activities.Her first book in a series features Maria the island’s leading real estate broker who is determined at all costs to get accepted into the prestigious Yacht Club despite her Portuguese working-class background and Rick an attorney who takes advantage of Maria’s greed and makes himself all-knowing. But when the pressures of her new marriage to a handsome off-islander make it more-than-necessary to keep her real estate sales flowing in will it also make living life on the island – and keeping him interested enough in her increasing wealth and lifestyle— impossible?This is not a beach novel taking place in the soft summer winds it is the flip side taking place in the off-season when the wild vines take hold of vacant summer properties and weaken their foundations climb and strangle trees and weave a cloth of deception that is stronger than twine.Written by someone who lives year-round in this place that only is accessed by boat or airplane Stewart’s accounts of island corruption and crimes are intense and ... truer than fiction … that lead to death. She gives an insight into the dichotomy between the wealthy summer residents and the domestic- and working-class lives of islanders—the good the bad and the (almost) unbelievable."Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jun 30
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 30 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Jun 30
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sturgis Library

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker Nature inspires and we create! Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!  Masks must be worn by all. Participants are asked to spread out at least six feet away from other artists! Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to register!

Wampanoag History and Culture: Session 1
Jun 30
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Wednesday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Truro Public Library

The Wampanoag people have lived on Cape Cod for over 12,000 years. Plimoth Patuxet’s Indigenous Museum Educator, Tim Turner, will share where and how 17th-century Wampanoag people lived, and lead us in an exploration of their culture and traditions. In this one-hour program, participants will consider the connection the Wampanoag and other Native people have to their seasonal way of life, their respect for all living beings, and the ways they continue to carry on their traditions today. This program will take place outside behind the library, in two one-hour sessions. Please sign up for this session (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) using the RSVP button below.

The Savvy Caregiver Workshop
Jun 30
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented in by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Osterville Public Library:The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training primarily for active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases but it is open to all caregivers. Learn about:- Dementia Related Diseases- How to navigate the stages of dementia- Strategies for self-care- And much more!These free sessions are available in-person and online via Zoom.For more information and to register, please call Sarah at Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands - 508-394-4630 or e-mail sarah.franey@escci.org [Adult]

Wampanoag History and Culture: Session 2
Jun 30
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Wednesday, June 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

The Wampanoag people have lived on Cape Cod for over 12,000 years. Plimoth Patuxet’s Indigenous Museum Educator, Tim Turner, will share where and how 17th-century Wampanoag people lived, and lead us in an exploration of their culture and traditions. In this one-hour program, participants will consider the connection the Wampanoag and other Native people have to their seasonal way of life, their respect for all living beings, and the ways they continue to carry on their traditions today. This program will take place outside behind the library, in two one-hour sessions. Please sign up for this session (11:00 a.m. to noon) using the RSVP button below.

Virtual : Summer of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan
Jun 30
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, June 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Summer of Drawing art series lead by local celeberty artist Elizabeth Whelan. Session 11 : Silverpoint / learning an Old Masters technique.Join Elizabeth Whelan as she leads us through a 20 part drawing course, going in depth about drawing technique. Ms Whelan will  give demonstrations as well as show examples using the most popular mediums. Subject matter will be addressed for 2 weeks in a row so that we can follow-up with questions and so on.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jun 30
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, June 30 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

Christopher Citro Poetry Reading
Jun 30
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92057483972?pwd=Sm1ONnhGSEpXWlM4dStMN1Q5aFpxZz09

Wednesday, June 30 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Award-winning author and Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing teacher Christopher Citro reads from his new book of poetry, If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun. Reading followed by Q&A. Workshop to follow in July. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org for zoom link. “Reading Christopher Citro’s If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun is like taking ameandering stroll with your weird, brilliant, soulful friend who points out a zillion things you nevernoticed even though you’ve been down this back alley a thousand times.  The utterly familiar, quotidian landscapes of Citro’s poems—in the garden, in the kitchen or living room, at work—are revealed to be not only quirky or funny or bizarre (though often those things too), but truly mysterious.  Quiet repositories of all the questions.  How lucky we are for such loving, rigorous, and luminous vision.  How lucky we are, I mean, for Christopher Citro’s beautiful work.”–Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude Christopher Citro is the author of If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun(Elixir Press, 2021), winner of the 2019 Antivenom Poetry Award, and The Maintenance of theShimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015). His honors include a 2018 Pushcart Prize for poetry,a 2019 fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation, Columbia Journal’s poetry award, and acreative nonfiction award from The Florida Review. Christopher’s poetry appears widely inliterary journals such as American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, West Branch,Gulf Coast, and Alaska Quarterly Review, and it has been anthologized in venues such as BestNew Poets, New Poetry from the Midwest, Every River on Earth: Writing from AppalachianOhio, They Said: An Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, and elsewhere. He hastaught at the University of Kansas, Indiana University, Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference, and inthe Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/94388900773?pwd=bWk4bjBMK2ovQ1R6L1A5TnNqb01jdz09 Meeting ID: 943 8890 0773Passcode: 515119One tap mobile+16465588656,,94388900773# US (New York)+13017158592,,94388900773# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 943 8890 0773Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/ad8s1AqOxy ──────────

John Hough Jr. Author Talk
Jun 30
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96894844379?pwd=Y2k2VDJkZHgxaWM1OHE0TjYxYytwQT09

Wednesday, June 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Martha’s Vineyard author John Hough Jr. discusses his new book, The Sweetest Days. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org for zoom link.Pete and Jackie were high school sweethearts. Everyone expected them to marry immediately but an explosive incident tore them apart before graduation. It took years for the two to heal and finally come back together. Now, decades later, they face an uncertain future with their only child out on her own and alarming news about Jackie’s health. Determined to stay positive, the two travel to their Cape hometown for a book signing of Pete’s debut novel. But when a disastrous encounter in the bookstore with an old classmate brings their long relationship to the breaking point, they are forced to examine their marriage and explore their deepest feelings. A “riveting exploration of the challenges and complexities of a long, loving marriage” (Stephen McCauley, author of My Ex-Life), The Sweetest Days is a rich, vivid, and enthralling look at the roads taken and not taken in love and life. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96894844379?pwd=Y2k2VDJkZHgxaWM1OHE0TjYxYytwQT09 Meeting ID: 968 9484 4379Passcode: 268796One tap mobile+13126266799,,96894844379# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,96894844379# US (New York) Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 968 9484 4379Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adigAMRZ9I ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 1
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, July 1 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Outside Storytime. Join us on Zoom during inclement weather.
Jul 1
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, July 1 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Truro Public Library

We’ll meet behind the library for Outside Storytime and we’d love to meet you there! For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Space is limited and appropriate social distancing and masks for ages 3 and up are required. Blankets and/or towels are encouraged. Please sign up by emailing Maggie at mhanelt[AT]clamsnet.org and she will send you a Zoom link!

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Jul 1
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, July 1 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

.Summer Reading Kick-OffWe have missed you & There is SO much to read and do at the library this summer!Register for summer reading.Join Hodge Podge for bubbles & ice cream. Ice Cream will be available to purchase from, Perry's Last Stand Ice Cream Truck.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 1
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, July 1 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Jul 1
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, July 1 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Library Friends of Oak Bluffs
Jul 1
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, July 1 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/

LFOB Steering Committee Meeting
Jul 1
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/91958592084

Thursday, July 1 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/91958592084Meeting ID: 919 5859 2084One tap mobile+13017158592,,91958592084# US (Washington D.C)+13126266799,,91958592084# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +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: 919 5859 2084Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abqPeawu9h

Musical Discoveries
Jul 1
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Thursday, July 1 from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Miss Rachel is back!Join us at West Yarmouth Library for outdoor Musical Discoveries on the lawn.Lively songs and versatile instruments will have us all moving in the afternoon. Appropriate for ages birth to 8 years old.Not to be missed!Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 X1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [music]

Photo Engagement Project
Jul 1
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, July 1 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Photo Engagement Project – Online The West Tisbury Library presents online gatherings of the Photo Engagement Project (PEP). This event meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. The PEP meets on Zoom while the library building remains closed. Please contact the West Tisbury Library to join by emailing wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Free and open to the public. About the PEP: This monthly gathering is open to people of all different ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Participants do not need to be photographers or live on-island. All are welcome, including children through to seniors, individuals who simply have an appreciation for photography, individuals who would like to learn or are just starting out, students, and amateurs and professionals. The goal is to increase engagement in and enthusiasm for photography, at the level each individual chooses, whilst simultaneously encouraging each individual to do the same for others. In this way, the PEP hopes to promote an ongoing cycle of shared creative activity around the enjoyment of photography, and enhance wellbeing. The PEP does not have a jurying process, and does not critique participants’ work. It is designed to increase accessibility and engagement; help develop confidence, ideas, and connections; and offer opportunities for people to receive, and give, help in a safe and supportive environment. Participants are not required to attend every meeting. At meetings, each participant will be asked to contribute something small, as we all have something to give, as well as learn. Some ideas may include: bringing a few of your own photos, images of a photographer’s work that inspires you, a quote or excerpt from a book/magazine, tips, news of artist opportunities/workshops, or potential project proposals such as a photo walk, printing images, or outreaching to an island organization. 

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 2
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, July 2 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

2021 Reading Challenge Zoom Discussion
Jul 2
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Friday, July 2 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Provincetown Public Library

Join other members of the 2021 Reading Challenge and virtually discuss your reading choices and Challenge progress every month! Discussion meets on the first Friday of every month! Email ncinnater@clamsnet.org for Zoom invite. For more information, visit http://provincetownlibrary.org/reading-challenge/

Outdoor Storytime
Jul 2
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, July 2 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories and merriment every Friday at 1:00! Geared toward ages 2-4 but all are welcome! Registration is not required!

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 2
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, July 2 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/uwj-cwir-yqt

Summer Learning Sign-up
Jul 2
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Friday, July 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come to the library during First Friday to sign-up for summer learning and get a summer learning goody bag.Contact: jenifer rapuano : 7748364025 : jennifer.langhammer@yahoo.com []

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 3
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Saturday, July 3 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Cotuit Kite Festival
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, July 3 through July 4

Cotuit Public Library

Take to the skies for a high-flying good time during the Cotuit Kite Festival! Visit all of your favorite Cotuit arts and cultural organizations- Cahoon Museum, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit Library, Barnstable Land Trust and others for a weekend filled with programs and events celebrating the colorful, whimsical spirit of kites!

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

Saturday, July 3 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Kid's & Teen Take & Make Bag Pick -up
Jul 3
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Saturday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Pick up your  Kids & Teen Summer Take and Makes every other Sunday from 10-12 or by request after release dateContact: jenifer rapuano : 7748364025 : jennifer.langhammer@yahoo.com []

Adult Take & Make Bag Pick-up Macramé Plant Holder
Jul 3
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Main Street

Saturday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Visit the library to pick up your monthly Take & Make craft bags! Join us every month, at your leisure, for a featured project on our crafts platform “Creativebug”:https://www.creativebug.com/lib/marthasvineyard Create your Creative Bug account by visiting this link and entering your 13 digit library card number. This month’s choice is a Classic Macramé Plant Holder. Check out the tutorial here:https://www.creativebug.com/.../make-a-classic-macrame..Contact: jenifer rapuano : 7748364025 : jennifer.langhammer@yahoo.com [Adult]

Community Kite Art
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Visit Cotuit Library and help us create a colorful, patchwork rainbow kite! Grab a square and choose your color, then fill it in with your own design. When you are done, add it to the big kite that will be completed as others do the same!

Kite Lending Demo
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635, USA

Saturday, July 3 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Cotuit Public Library

Join us as we show off the new stunt kites that will be available for loan from Cotuit Library! Check out the colors and shapes, learn about what makes the different kites fly, and if there’s a breeze you can bet we will be doing a demo!

Kite Making for Kids and Families
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, July 3 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Join Cotuit Library and Kite Maker Glenn Davison to create your own kite from our assortment of craft supplies! Start with a pre-assembled kit or build your own from scratch! When your kite is complete, head to the beach or a nearby field to see if it flies! $10 per kite maker Glenn Davison is a kiting enthusiast who designs, builds, and flies kites. Formerly the Director of the American Kitefliers Association, Glenn has led more than 100 kite workshops in the USA and abroad and is the author of 9 books on kites- including kite physics, recycled kite making, kite repair and flying indoors! https://davisong.wixsite.com/books Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kite-making-for-kids-and-families-tickets-159034675997

Kite Lending Demo
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635, USA

Saturday, July 3 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Join us as we show off the new stunt kites that will be available for loan from Cotuit Library! Check out the colors and shapes, learn about what makes the different kites fly, and if there’s a breeze you can bet we will be doing a demo!

Kite Making for Kids and Families
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, July 3 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Join Cotuit Library and Kite Maker Glenn Davison to create your own kite from our assortment of craft supplies! Start with a pre-assembled kit or build your own from scratch! When your kite is complete, head to the beach or a nearby field to see if it flies! $10 per kite maker Glenn Davison is a kiting enthusiast who designs, builds, and flies kites. Formerly the Director of the American Kitefliers Association, Glenn has led more than 100 kite workshops in the USA and abroad and is the author of 9 books on kites- including kite physics, recycled kite making, kite repair and flying indoors! https://davisong.wixsite.com/books Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kite-making-for-kids-and-families-tickets-159034675997

Storytime: Tales and Kite Tails
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, July 3 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Take your imagination to the skies with a special storytime! We will be outdoors (weather depending) for a few high-flying stories about clouds, kites, and the blue sky we all share.

Kite Lending Demo
Jul 3
Cotuit Public Library
Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635, USA

Saturday, July 3 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Join us as we show off the new stunt kites that will be available for loan from Cotuit Library! Check out the colors and shapes, learn about what makes the different kites fly, and if there’s a breeze you can bet we will be doing a demo!

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 3
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 3 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Saturday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 3
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 3 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 3
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 3 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 4
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Sunday, July 4 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

INDEPENDENCE DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
Jul 4
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Sunday, July 4 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

CLOSED for 4th of July
Jul 5
Sturgis Library
MA

Monday, July 5 All Day

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library is CLOSED for Independence Day.

Holiday Closing
Jul 5
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Monday, July 5 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 5
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Monday, July 5 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Library Closed
Jul 5
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, July 5 All Day

Cotuit Public Library

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5 pm
Jul 5
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, July 5 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/zva-odhh-vmd

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 6
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, July 6 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Online: Conversation en francais
Jul 6
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, July 6 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]

Yoga in the Park (All Levels)
Jul 6
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Tuesday, July 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Support your wellbeing while supporting Cotuit Library! Join Innerglow Yoga for Yoga in the Park! This weekly one hour yoga class is for all levels, and will be led by Innerglow Yoga's amazing yoga teachers.  Class will be held in Cotuit Memorial Park.  All are welcome, preregistration is required. Bring your own mat! $20 per class Preregistration is required. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org, stop in, or call us to sign up.  (508) 428- 8141

Outdoor Storytime
Jul 6
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Tuesday, July 6 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Join Ms Mindy on the West Yarmouth lawn for stories songs silly games and more!For ages birth-8 and their caregivers. Safety Measures:● Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet minimum.● The presenter will be area 8’ away from the closest patrons.● Areas will be marked out 6’ apart for each family a marked out area will provide each family an areato sit to maintain social distancing. Attendees may also choose to maintain distance by sitting at abench or picnic tables spaced at least 6 ' away.● Children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs).● If requested 24 hours in advance Book Bundles will be available for curbside pick-up.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 X 1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [storytime]

LIBRARY OPEN
Jul 6
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, July 6 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Jul 6
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, July 6 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Tuesday Tunes with Matt York
Jul 6
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, July 6 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Tuesday Tunes with Matt YorkCome and relax on the library lawn and listen to stories and songs fromlegendary country artists, The Highwaymen, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson,Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Virtual : Painting the Light with author Sally Cabot Gunning
Jul 6
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, July 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

From the critically acclaimed author of Monticello and The Widow’s War comes a vividly rendered historical novel of love, loss, and reinvention, set on Martha’s Vineyard at the end of the nineteenth century.Martha’s Vineyard, 1898. In her first life, Ida Russell had been a painter. Five years ago, she had confidently walked the halls of Boston’s renowned Museum School, enrolling in art courses that were once deemed “unthinkable” for women to take, and showing a budding talent for watercolors.But no more. Ida Russell is now Ida Pease, resident of a seaside farm on Vineyard Haven, and wife to Ezra, a once-charming man who has become an inattentive and altogether unreliable husband. Ezra runs a salvage company in town with his business partner, Mose Barstow, but he much prefers their nightly card games at the local pub to his work in their Boston office, not to mention filling haystacks and tending sheep on the farm at home—duties that have fallen to Ida and their part-time farmhand, Lem. Ida, meanwhile, has left her love for painting behind.It comes as no surprise to Ida when Ezra is hours late for a Thanksgiving dinner, only to leave abruptly for another supposedly urgent business trip to Boston. But then something truly unthinkable happens: a storm strikes, the ship carrying Ezra and Mose sinks, and they are presumed dead.In the wake of this shocking tragedy, Ida must settle the affairs of Ezra’s estate, a task that brings her to a familiar face from her past—Henry Barstow, Mose’s brother and executor. As she joins Henry in sifting through the remnants of her husband’s life and work, Ida must learn to separate truth from lies and what matters from what doesn’t.Painting the Light is an arresting portrait of a woman, and a considered meditation on loss and love.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for Zoom meeting access.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 7
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, July 7 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Jul 7
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, July 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sturgis Library

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker Nature inspires and we create! Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!  Masks must be worn by all. Participants are asked to spread out at least six feet away from other artists! Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to register!

The Savvy Caregiver Workshop
Jul 7
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, July 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Presented in by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Osterville Public Library:The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training primarily for active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases but it is open to all caregivers. Learn about:- Dementia Related Diseases- How to navigate the stages of dementia- Strategies for self-care- And much more!These free sessions are available in-person and online via Zoom.For more information and to register, please call Sarah at Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands - 508-394-4630 or e-mail sarah.franey@escci.org [Adult]

Tween & Teen Take & Make Kits
Jul 7
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library and West Yarmouth Library

Wednesday, July 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Calling all Tweens and Teens!PLEASE NOTE: Kits are designated for Tweens and Teens ages 12-18.Registration is needed for each week. Supplies are limited, register soon to avoid disappointment.Be inspired! Get creative! Kits will be available each week for pick up at South Yarmouth Library or West Yarmouth Library on the following dates:July 7 Inspiration Kit includes: Journal, Beads and Painting.July 21 Fairy Light Paper Lanterns July 28 Polymer Clay SculpturesAugust 4 DIY Sensory Stress BallsAugust 11 Hedgehogs: upcyle paperback project Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 X1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [Teen]

Friends Board Meeting
Jul 7
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, July 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Online Zoom Book Talk
Jul 7
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Wednesday, July 7 at 10:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Gather online and discuss books you have been reading or listening to TV shows or movies you have been watching 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. Please email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org or call the library at 508-760-4820 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 watching or just listen and get ideas for their next read/listen/watch.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Amazing Animal Ambassadors
Jul 7
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Wednesday, July 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program Kick off EventAMAZING ANIMAL AMBASSADORSThe goal of Amazing Animal Ambassadors is to bring the natural wonders of our planet right to you. With their unique variety of animals such as parrots, exotic mammals, large reptiles, and even insects from around the globe, they create an experience unlike any other. Programs are a hands-on hour long experience where you will learn about creatures from Africa, South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and even right here in the United States. Get up close and personal with amazing animals brought to you by an experienced presenter for a safe and fun experience.Contact: Connie Marr : 50876048201316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [Library Summer Reading Program]

Virtual : Summer of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan
Jul 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, July 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Summer of Drawing art series lead by local celeberty artist Elizabeth Whelan. Session 12 : Silverpoint / learning an Old Masters technique.Join Elizabeth Whelan as she leads us through a 20 part drawing course, going in depth about drawing technique. Ms Whelan will  give demonstrations as well as show examples using the most popular mediums. Subject matter will be addressed for 2 weeks in a row so that we can follow-up with questions and so on.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Cape Cod Wildlife Center's Loki the Owl
Jul 7
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, July 7 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Explore science and wildlife topics with the Cape Cod Wildlife experts and Loki the Eastern Screech Owl for a jolly and educational afternoon!   Registration is not required!

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 7
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, July 7 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

The Pound Martial Arts Center Demo Team
Jul 7
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, July 7 at 2:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

The Pound Martial Arts Center Demo Teamwill demonstrate their skills and teach a mini class, be prepared to move!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Online Poetry Workshop
Jul 7
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96773768046?pwd=emtPdUJ0d25HNk40WTM4R0N2WWwrZz09

Wednesday, July 7 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Poetry Drop-in classes: where we read and discuss two or more poems, then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises (which are then read out loud but that is optional). Artists have their life drawing classes—why can’t writers have a similar kind of thing? Poetry Drop In is geared for everyone, beginners and those who have been writing for a while. They typically last an hour and a half. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org prior to class to get poems for the week. Led by Donald Nitchie, 508 627 0999. Donald Nitchie has an MFA in poetry from Columbia. His book of poems Driving Lessons was published in 2008. His poems have been published in local periodicals, and he has occasionally led writing workshops on the Vineyard since the late 1980s. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/96773768046?pwd=emtPdUJ0d25HNk40WTM4R0N2WWwrZz09 Meeting ID: 967 7376 8046Passcode: 645146One tap mobile+13017158592,,96773768046# US (Washington D.C)+13126266799,,96773768046# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)        +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: 967 7376 8046Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/adlqfqXUQY ──────────

Virtual : INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL STORYTELLING with Terry Wolfisch Cole
Jul 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, July 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Storytelling is a learned skill. Let Terry W Cole teach you how!Ira Glass of 'This American Life' says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them." Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of 'Tell Me Another' will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. This one hour session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story as well as tips and tricks for effective storytelling.Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Terry has told stories onstage in New York, Boston, Miami, Burlington, Washington DC, and at numerous local shows throughout New England. She regularly teaches storytelling workshops and offers one-on-one coaching for a wide range of purposes including fundraising and professional development.This event is being co-sponsored with the Chilmark Public and Vineyard Haven Public Libraries. Please register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc--vqDwoEtSx2njBP3TcjMYfteHhA312Feel free to contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org or tthorpe@clamsnet.org with further questions.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 8
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Thursday, July 8 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Outside Storytime. Join us on Zoom during inclement weather.
Jul 8
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, July 8 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Truro Public Library

We’ll meet behind the library for Outside Storytime and we’d love to meet you there! For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Space is limited and appropriate social distancing and masks for ages 3 and up are required. Blankets and/or towels are encouraged. Please sign up by emailing Maggie at mhanelt[AT]clamsnet.org and she will send you a Zoom link!

Backyard BBQ with Flair
Jul 8
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, July 8 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Impress your friends with some backyard BBQ updates!  Chef Jeni Wheeler will show you how to make creative and healthy side dishes like a Mediterranean salad with cucumbers and kalamata olives, grilled Mexican street corn, and a grilled watermelon, mint and feta salad.  Jeni likes to start and end each presentation with a dance party to boost your creativity!

Take & Make Kits Tails & Tales
Jul 8
Yarmouth Town Library
curbside

Thursday, July 8 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

PLEASE NOTE: Kits are designated for ages 5-11 years old. Registration is required for each week's kits, for the designated age. Supplies are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.July 8 Farm Animal PuzzlesJuly 15 Dino-mobileJuly 22 Habitat TerrariumJuly 29 Paint Your Own Shark August 5 Butterfly MosaicsAugust 12 Garden Pinwheels They will be available for curbside pick up at South Yarmouth Library or West Yarmouth Library on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Please select a pick-up location when registering. Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 X1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [kits]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 8
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, July 8 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Jul 8
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, July 8 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 8
Oak Bluffs Library
Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School St, Oak Bluffs, MA 02568, USA

Thursday, July 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 8
Oak Bluffs Library
Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School St, Oak Bluffs, MA 02568, USA

Thursday, July 8 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Musical Discoveries
Jul 8
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Miss Rachel is back!Join us at West Yarmouth Library for outdoor Musical Discoveries on the lawn.Lively songs and versatile instruments will have us all moving in the afternoon. Appropriate for ages birth to 8 years old.Not to be missed!Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 X1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [music]

Planning Board
Jul 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Semi-monthly Planning Board meeting. For more information, contact Kim LeairdAdministrator to the Planning Board of Oak BluffsOak Bluffs Town Hall56 School St.Oak Bluffs, MA 02557(508) 693-3554 x154

Family Fun on the Lawn
Jul 8
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Join us in the Children's Garden for songs & storieswith Davis Bates & Roger TinknellContact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Virtual:The Why's and When's of Car Maintenance
Jul 8
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Thursday, July 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Why's and When's of Car Maintenance helps you get an overview of car maintenance from Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. Learn when to perform specific maintenance tasks, and of course why, including changing oil and filters, tire pressure, coolant, and much more.  This class helps you be a more educated consumer so you can protect your investment. Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to learn maintenance in a way you never have before. Bio: Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer, and speaker, and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. Her work has appeared or been featured in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Shondaland. With seven years in the auto industry under her belt and more than three years of virtual courses, you're sure to find her class engaging and her information easy to understand. You can find her on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.  Please join with this Zoom link: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93607327445?pwd=OGZEKzhVeXpSYTJqSjJsTEMvdkIxUT09Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Becoming Cape Cod with Jim O'Connell
Jul 8
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Jim O’Connell’s talk on “Becoming Cape Cod: The Creation of a Seaside Resort” is based on his book about the history of Cape Cod’s development as a vacation mecca. The presentation which is illustrated with rare historic postcards traces Cape Cod’s resort history from its discovery by Henry David Thoreau before the Civil War to the present day. The talk covers three eras: 1870-1920 on the early years of the resort 1920-1950 on the impact of the automobile on creating a tourist region with common marketing a plethora of attractions and a strong heritage appeal 1950-present on measures taken to preserve the Cape in the face of overdevelopment.Jim O’Connell has a B.A. from Bates College and a Ph.D. in Urban History from the University of Chicago. He teaches in the City Planning-Urban Affairs Program at Boston University. Jim has worked as Economic Development Officer at the Cape Cod Commission as well as in urban planning positions at the Boston Regional Office of the National Park Service and in Springfield MA. His books include Becoming Cape Cod: Creating a Seaside Resort Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History and The Hub’s Metropolis: Boston’s Suburban Development From Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth. He is currently writing a book about how Boston has become a global city. [Programs and Events]

Historical Book Club
Jul 8
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, July 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

The Why's and When's of Car Maintenance with Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme
Jul 8
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93607327445?pwd=OGZEKzhVeXpSYTJqSjJsTEMvdkIxUT09

Thursday, July 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance helps you get an overview of car maintenance from Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. Email ccooney@clamsnet.org for link or info. Learn when to perform specific maintenance tasks, and of course why, including changing oil and filters, tire pressure, coolant, and much more. This class helps you be a more educated consumer so you can protect your investment. Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to learn maintenance in a way you never have before.  Bio: Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer, and speaker, and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. Her work has appeared or been featured in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Shondaland. With seven years in the auto industry under her belt and more than three years of virtual courses, you’re sure to find her class engaging and her information easy to understand. You can find her on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter. ────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/93067703803?pwd=aWYxTTBrQ3pOd3VKSjQzS0lGWkhLdz09 Meeting ID: 930 6770 3803Passcode: 016027One tap mobile+16465588656,,93067703803# US (New York)+13017158592,,93067703803# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 930 6770 3803Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/aB4LcBPmw ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 9
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, July 9 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

StoryWalk
Jul 9
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, July 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Join us at the Museums at Aptuxcet for a StoryWalk & craft.A list of titles is available in the summer reading packet at the library.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Beginner's Bridge (private program)
Jul 9
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Free Public Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Friday, July 9 from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Our group meets weekly on Friday mornings to hone our Bridge skills with an experienced instructor. Please call the Library in advance to join this group. There is a $10 fee per session. 

Outdoor Storytime
Jul 9
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Friday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories and merriment every Friday at 1:00! Geared toward ages 2-4 but all are welcome! Registration is not required!

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 9
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/uwj-cwir-yqt

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 10
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Saturday, July 10 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

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

Saturday, July 10 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours
Jul 10
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library ‘s 2021 Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours July 10th and 12th, 2021 10 am to 4 pm $5 cash per garden No advance tickets necessary 90 Locust Lane, Barnstable Village83 Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village3087 Main Street, Barnstable Village33 Midpine Drive, Cummaquid HeightsGarden descriptions at www.sturgislibrary.org This is a rain or shine event!

Who can make the best rubber duck diorama based on a book?
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 am to 10:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Pick up your empty box and rubber duckies starting 7/10Make a scene from your favorite story starring your duck(s)Send us a picture of your diorama by 7/17The winner will be selected by popular vote on Facebook from 7/18 to 7/24The winner will be announced 7/25All entries must be based on a book and be “Family Friendly” (suitable for all audiences) Contact: jenifer rapuano : 5086964211 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org []

Habitat for Humanity - Board of Directors
Jul 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this meeting, please contact Ron DiOrioFamily Selection Committee Ronalddiorio@comcast.net

Field Games for Families
Jul 10
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Saturday, July 10 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Fun Family Field Games!Join us for some outdoor fantastic fun for all ages. Here are just a few of the options we'll be offering:Sack RacesHoola HoopsParachute PlayInflatable Frog PondChalk Walkand more!!Contact: Connie Marr : 508-760-4820 X1316 : cmarr@clamsnet.org [all ages]

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 10
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 10 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Every Saturday night Carolina demonstrates how to make a new recipe from her home kitchen on Facebook Live. Join in at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 10
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 10 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Jul 10
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09

Saturday, July 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Carolina Saturday evenings at her new summertime slot, 6pm. From simple to sublime, each episode is a new recipe demonstrated LIVE from Carolina’s home kitchen. Every Saturday night on Facebook Live. Watch at facebook.com/illuminateob────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/92442593354?pwd=T1JQMTZwWmFoMStoV0J6WldRZGZ6dz09 Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Passcode: 778198One tap mobile+13126266799,,92442593354# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,92442593354# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 924 4259 3354Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/abf67q0jVJ ──────────

Summer Reading Challenge for Children
Jul 11
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Sunday, July 11 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone just for reading this summer?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will offer a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes of reading!  Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books... any kind of reading counts!Students can log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There are four levels of accomplishment:Bronze Medal Reader - over 500 minutesSilver Medal Reader - over 1,000 minutesGold Medal Reader - over 2,000 minutes Platinum Medal Reader - over 3,000 minutesEach level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.  Register for the Summer Reading Challenge here or download the Beanstack app.Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 x 3001 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Libby eBooks & eAudio Virtual Patron Training
Jul 12
Chilmark Free Public Library
Online Event

Monday, July 12 at 7:00 am

Chilmark Free Public Library

Details Libby experts from OverDrive are coming to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby… More https://www.facebook.com/events/486408445932453

Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours
Jul 12
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Monday, July 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library ‘s 2021 Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours July 10th and 12th, 2021 10 am to 4 pm $5 cash per garden No advance tickets necessary 90 Locust Lane, Barnstable Village83 Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village3087 Main Street, Barnstable Village33 Midpine Drive, Cummaquid HeightsGarden descriptions at www.sturgislibrary.org This is a rain or shine event!

Libby eBooks & eAudio Virtual Patron Training
Jul 12
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Monday, July 12 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Libby experts from OverDrive are coming to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app!If you haven’t used the FREE Libby app yet to borrow digital titles from our library, join at 10:00 to learn how to Get Started with Libby. This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including: Finding your library and signing in Navigating the app Browsing and searching for titles Borrowing titles and placing holds Managing notifications And much moreWant to learn the experts’ favorite tips and tricks? Join us at 10:45 for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of our Digital Collection.Just have a few minutes? Want to ask the experts a few questions? Joe and Marissa have an open period at 10:35 (following Getting Started and before the Deep Dive) to chat!Contact: 508-696-4211 [Adult]

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5 pm
Jul 12
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Monday, July 12 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/zva-odhh-vmd

Diversity Book Club
Jul 12
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, July 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Oak Bluffs Board of Health
Jul 13
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, July 13 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this semi-monthly meeting, please contact Meegan Lancaster Oak Bluffs Health Agent mlancaster@oakbluffsma.gov 508-693-3554 x127

Yoga in the Park (All Levels)
Jul 13
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Tuesday, July 13 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Support your wellbeing while supporting Cotuit Library! Join Innerglow Yoga for Yoga in the Park! This weekly one hour yoga class is for all levels, and will be led by Innerglow Yoga's amazing yoga teachers.  Class will be held in Cotuit Memorial Park.  All are welcome, preregistration is required. Bring your own mat! $20 per class Preregistration is required. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org, stop in, or call us to sign up.  (508) 428- 8141

LIBRARY OPEN
Jul 13
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, July 13 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Jul 13
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, July 13 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Selectmen Meeting
Jul 13
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, July 13 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

APCC Rain Garden Extravaganza with APCC
Jul 13
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, July 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library’s Rain Garden:A garden with a purpose Tuesday, July 13th @ 6:30 PM Let’s talk gardening with an environmental purpose. Learn what a rain garden is, how to create a rain garden, and why everyone should have one. Join Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s Associate Director for Education, Kristin Andres, for an informative look at rain gardens. This program is supported in part by a generous grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net for more info.

Historical Society Board Meeting
Jul 13
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, July 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Jul 14
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sturgis Library

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker Nature inspires and we create! Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!  Masks must be worn by all. Participants are asked to spread out at least six feet away from other artists! Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to register!

Libby Tutorial
Jul 14
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Centerville Public Library

Compnion Animal Program
Jul 14
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Ever wonder what it takes to be a companion animal??Join us in the Children's Garden to meet the dogs (& their people) from theCompanion Animal Program.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

LIBRARY OPEN 1-5
Jul 14
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Wednesday, July 14 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

This event has a video call.Join: https://meet.google.com/onn-idtx-fmi

The Cape Cod Native Garden
Jul 14
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, July 14 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

To register please email ehumphreys@clamsnet.org

Cottage City Historic District
Jul 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, July 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information about this monthly meeting, please contact  Alexa Arieta Building Office Administrator Town of Oak Bluffs PO Box 1327 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 508-693-3554 Ext 123 buildingadmin@oakbluffsma.gov

Author Talk: Marty Barrett’s “Limericks of Loss And Regret”
Jul 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, July 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Author Talk: Marty Barrett’s “Limericks of Loss And Regret” Have you ever felt that your actions and the actions of others were guided—or not—by a cormorant? Do you yearn for a backstage glimpse at the cutthroat world of “Love Boat” fan fiction? Are you partnered with a person who can finish your sentences but always gets the endings wrong? Or maybe you just like limericks? If so, the delightful volume “Limericks of Loss And Regret” is for you. Containing 50 short stories and 50 limericks (designed to be read one per year for the next century), Marty Barrett’s book makes more than a few references to Martha’s Vineyard—where part of it was written—and cumulatively blindsides the reader with whimsy, sorrow, and choice alternatives to limericks about the hated Nantucket. “Nantucket has had its time,” says Barrett. The author joins us from his home in Los Angeles but will happily reminisce about his Massachusetts childhood and Vineyard memories while rattling off some family-friendly limericks and reading a few short, short stories. He may even talk about the rock opera for which he wrote the book and lyrics, “All That Jaws.” It will be great fun. But don’t be fooled! “Limericks of Loss And Regret” sneaks up on you readers report blithely going off to bed and suddenly waking, thinking, “Is there really ‘Love Boat’ fan fiction and am I a candidate to be swarmed by bees?” martybarrett.com────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/94638272624?pwd=aWphU1JONlI4NWN1ZFR6TTNWdFNRQT09 Meeting ID: 946 3827 2624Passcode: 733926One tap mobile+13126266799,,94638272624# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,94638272624# US (New York) Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 946 3827 2624Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/aVf7y9ZVa ──────────

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