StoryWalk: Saturday
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 1 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come take a stroll through our new StoryWalk featuring Saturday by Oge Mora, In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Virtual: Another Summer of Drawing
Feb 5
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Sunday, February 5 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 REPLAY : 'Another Summer of Drawing' where we concentrate more on overall technique, composition, skills, and concepts rather than which medium is being used. We will also spend longer on the subject matter. (Less quick sketches, more demos) Sundays. These classes have been recorded are also available on ERW's YouTube channel.- Home - Session #5  'Dusty Boots' Landscape concept part 2. Attend one or all sessions, same registration linkPlease register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-itpz4qG9ALfC-LjuVFCtnya27ybcE7  Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Main Library Open
Feb 5
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Sunday, February 5 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Main Library will be open on Sundays from November-April, with the exception of some holiday weekends. The hours will be 12-4-come in and enjoy the library!Contact: Main Library : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Winter Booksale and Book Donation
Feb 5
Brewster Ladies' Library
Flagpole Courtyard Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the Library for the BLLA Winter Booksale! Held every Sunday the Library is open, November 6th to March 26th, from 1 PM to 3:45 PM. Held underneath the Library, by the Flagpole Courtyard. Donations are Accepted from 1 PM to 3 PM. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/winter-booksale-34/

Sunday Concert: Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group
Feb 5
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Sunday Concert: Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group. Smooth blend of Jazz, Latin, and Pop. Steve Hambleton on guitar, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sunday-concert-5/

Friends of BFL Sunday Series: Michael Lach of the Harwich Conservation Trust
Feb 5
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brooks Free Library

TBAThis program is paid for and hosted by the Friends of the Brooks Free Library.

Adult Crafts: Marble Paper
Feb 5
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Sunday, February 5 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Make some marble paper for valentines or other arts and crafts projects. Fun and easy! Materials are provided and registration is not required, but attendance will be limited to first arrivals, while supplies last.   For adults and teens age 12 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.Contact: Jennifer : 508-696-4211 x118 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Babies & Books
Feb 6
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 6 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Babies & BooksJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for infants birth to walking along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Open
Feb 6
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Monday, February 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & Read
Feb 6
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 6 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & ReadJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for toddlers 15 months - 3 years along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Storytime with Weezie
Feb 6
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 6 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Weezie on Mondays at 10:30 am for drop-in storytime outdoors in the library courtyard, weather permitting, or in the basement program space. Best for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration required.Contact: Emily LaPierre : 5086964211 : vhpl_children@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Chatham Writers 02633
Feb 6
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday, February 6 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain. They are meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.   [Programs and Events]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Paint Group
Feb 6
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 6 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Drop in and free-paint using our collection of finger paints and paintbrushes. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-paint-group-20/

Men's Social Group
Feb 6
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Monday, February 6 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Free coffee, newspapers, cards and games Meet up with your friends, or make some new ones! Drop-in.  The Club will meet in the Lower Level Community Room.

Tales for Tots!
Feb 6
Falmouth Public Library
Children's Room

Monday, February 6 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join us  for stories, music & movement!Ages birth-3, drop in, all are welcome.Contact: Youth Services Department : (508) 457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

The Doctor Is In
Feb 6
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Monday, February 6 at 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

 On Monday, February 6th at 11:00 am  Dr. Sean Palfrey will be available in the Children's Room for free consultations. Sean Palfrey, MD, has practiced and taught pediatrics and public health for the past 45 years in Massachusetts. Two years ago, he retired from his roles as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University. He and his wife, Judith Palfrey, MD, formerly President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, also taught, mentored and directed generations of Harvard College students as Faculty Deans of Harvard College. Contact: Youth Service Department : (508) 457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Indoor Storytime with Miss Becky
Feb 6
Centerville Public Library
CPL Children's Room

Monday, February 6 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

Storytime with Miss Becky Mondays at 11:00am Miss Becky will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds.  Come for the stories, leave with a smile!  Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.

Yoga with Kat : Chair Yoga
Feb 6
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 6 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Yoga With Kat's continuing sessions of Chair Yoga,one of the most gentle forms of yoga. This class is perfect for students recovering from injury or illness, and anyone who wants to experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor.  No sign up or registration necessary. VHPL library, program room, lower level. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Language Café: Portuguese
Feb 6
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 6 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bem-vindo! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Portuguese! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Next Chapter Book Club
Feb 6
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, February 6 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Next Chapter Book Club in the Hermann Room - NCBC is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Contact: Meg Krohn : mkrohn@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Sit and Stitch In-Person
Feb 6
Mashpee Public Library
Conference Room

Monday, February 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come knit, crochet and embroider with us! Bring whatever project you're working on or look through our patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles to lend to get you started. We don't provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

Language Café: Italian
Feb 6
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 6 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Benvenuto! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Italian! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Falmouth Together Memory Cafe
Feb 6
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Monday, February 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Falmouth Together Memory Café is a welcoming place for people living with memory concerns andtheir families or care companions.Come join us for the guest artists or the coffee and refreshments!Both are good reasons to give it a try!The Falmouth Together Memory Cafe is hosted by Dr. Donna Jackson and Cape Senior Services.1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Contact: Dr. Donna Jackson : 508-365-2770 : FalmouthTogetherMemoryCafe@gmail.com [East Falmouth]

Cotuit Puzzlers Jigsaw Group
Feb 6
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Monday, February 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Piece together new friends and good conversation over our extensive collection of jigsaw puzzles and a cuppa on Mondays from 1:00-3:00. Work together on a single puzzle or do them separately. Roll away the puzzle to take home or work on next week without losing your place. All are welcome. 

Language Café: French
Feb 6
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 6 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bienvenue! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in French! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

[IN PERSON] Monday Matinees: Just Mercy (2019, USA)
Feb 6
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 6 from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing films that highlight the black experience in America as told by African-American directors and screenwriters. In this powerful and thought-provoking true story, recent Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson decides to pass on lucrative career opportunities to instead defend wrongly accused death row inmates in Alabama. Both he and his defendants face unabashed racism as they attempt to navigate a legal and political labyrinth. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-monday-matinees-just-mercy-2019-usa/

Cribbage
Feb 6
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, February 6 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

The Cribbage players meet in the Art Room at Cotuit Library. Please contact the library if you are interested in playing. (508) 428-8141

Block Party: Legos in the Library!
Feb 6
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Monday, February 6 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Mondays from 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM for Block Party: Legos in the Library.This is a drop-in Lego building session. No registration is required. Please leave your own Legos at home (you wouldn't want to lose them!).All are welcome!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Tarot Class with Suzanne Keating
Feb 6
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Are you ready to learn more about the Tarot, and have fun doing it?! We’ll reinforce what you already know about the  Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana, getting up close and personal with each of the archetypes. We’ll also explore the Minor Cards/ Suits, immersing ourselves in their Elements and symbolism and get to know the Court Cards in each realm! All the while, we’ll be having fun using different spreads! Bring your favorite deck!  Classes are held Monday Nights in the Great Hall at the Atheneum Library from  6:30-8:30pm. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Online ELL: Group Conversation - Intermediate
Feb 6
Nantucket Atheneum
US

Monday, February 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Conversation will center around everyday life, American culture, current events around the U.S. and the world, and other topics that may inspire us.Session are free, open to adult English language learners, and led by a literacy volunteer. To register contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 7
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 7 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Newcomers Club of Falmouth
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Beyond ScrapbookingContact: Robin Hobor : 401-338-4566 : robenrah@comcast.net [Main Library]

Stories, Songs and Instruments
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Listen to a story, shake maracas, tap the drum, sing, dance and play!Please just drop on by... Contact: 508-548-6340 : mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [East Falmouth]

Sit n' stitch
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needle art project.Come meet new friends and get inspired!This is a casual drop in gathering. [East Falmouth]

Stay & Make: Drop-In Craft
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and make a craft! Suggested ages 3 and up, some adult assistance may be helpful.Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Historical Society Library Open Hours
Feb 7
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Knitting for a Cause
Feb 7
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

This group will make mittens, shawls, hats, scarves, etc. for local nursing homes, NOAH shelters, and other places in need. Just show up!  Group meets in Community Room A every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Contact Group Leader, Debi Swiderski, at dbswiderski@yahoo.com for questions or for yarn, needles or patterns.

Open
Feb 7
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Bridge Bookies (closed group)
Feb 7
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Storytime
Feb 7
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Chair Yoga
Feb 7
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Oak Bluffs Library

The Oak Bluffs Library welcomes Lorrane Menezes for Chair Yoga. This class aims to improve patron’s flexibility, concentration and strength while remaining accessible to all. Lorrane is a certified yoga teacher on the island who has taught classes at Yoga on the Vine, the Y, and private sessions.

Storytime with Emily
Feb 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Emily for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

VNA Hospice - Grief Support Group
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Grief Support GroupContact: Emily Davern : 508-740-2342 : eadavern@capecodhealth.org [Main Library]

Adventures in Storytime
Feb 7
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A storytime featuring interactive stories & songs for you and your child.For birth - 5 year oldsChildren under the age of 10 need to bring an adult.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Children]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Play-Doh Group
Feb 7
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Create and play using our collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys in the Children's Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-play-doh-group-26/

Yoga Collaborative: Qigong
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

In February our wellness sampler classes are with instructors from The Yoga Collaborative. Each class operates independently: feel free to register for one or all of them.Tuesday February 7, 11am-12pm, in the Hermann Meeting Room: Qigong, with AndrewQigong, like yoga, is an ancient mind body practice that utilizes breath, gentle movement, and awareness to create a more harmonious connection between mind, body, and spirit. Qigong is easy to learn and offers benefits like less stress and more energy. Join Andrew for this hour long class. The first 40 minutes will be spent practicing Qigong, then Andrew will lead you through a guided meditation followed by deep relaxation.This class is appropriate for those brand new to Qigong as well as experienced folks. Patrons who enjoy gentle yoga will appreciate what Qigong offers. Please dress for exercise and bring a yoga mat.This class is funded by the Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Meeting
Feb 7
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 7 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Meeting. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/meeting-3/

12 O'Clock Knitting Club
Feb 7
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 7 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Cozy up  at Cotuit Library! Each Tuesday at noon we will be gathering with coffee, tea, and our knitting projects to choose a cozy mystery to read for the week. Other crafting and fiber arts welcome! If it is a chilly day we may put a log on the fire, and we always have plenty of comfy chairs to go around. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org or call (508) 428-8141 for more information!

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 7
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

S is for Storytime!
Feb 7
Eldredge Public Library
Youth Services/Children's Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants. [Programs and Events]

Hearts and Crafts - Valentine's Day Craft Making
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Tuesday, February 7 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us for an afternoon of "he"arts and crafts that are perfect to give to family, friends, or even yourself on Valentine's Day! ..Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

How to Prepare for Storms & Other Climate Events (IN-PERSON)
Feb 7
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

The winter of 2021-2022 included a hurricane, Nor’easter, a blizzard and a tornado, resulting in power outages for many in our community. Chip Reilly, Emergency Preparedness Specialist for Barnstable County, will share best practices for preparing for storms and floods this upcoming fall and winter. In his workshop, you will learn: - How to build an emergency kit - Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs - Safety tips for sheltering in place - How to support your family and neighbors before, during, and after a storm Program is FREE and open to the public. Older adults and caregivers of others are encouraged to attend. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/emergency-preparedness-program-with-brepc/

Genealogy Help Session
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Tuesday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Members of the Falmouth Genealogical Society are here to help you research your family history! Free drop-in session. Come to the area behind the reference desk in the reference room.Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Day Knitters
Feb 7
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Knit Happens ~ Day Knitting GroupLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Born to Read
Feb 7
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 7 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

RETURNS OCTOBER 4! Born to Read: Storytime for You and Your Baby Early literacy begins at birth!  Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born.  Reading aloud to infants strengthens and develops their brain cells.  Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection. Drop-in.  This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Tech Drop In at the Brewster Ladies Library
Feb 7
Brewster Ladies' Library
Reference Department Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Receive hands-on assistance to troubleshoot your technology needs. Examples of assistance offered: -eBook/eReaders -using online library resources -computer navigation -app usage -cellphone use and general overview -tablet use -basic internet instruction -how to create an email -help locating and filling out online applications -transferring pictures or other documents Unfortunately we cannot: -repair broken, locked, or infected devices -wipe hard drives and/or set up new accounts on previously owned devices -enter sensitive information for patrons (e.g. credit card information, social security number, online banking, etc.) -restore deleted email accounts or online accounts https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tech-drop-in-at-the-brewster-ladies-library-50/

Lego Club In-Person
Feb 7
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

For school-age children. The library supplies the LEGOs and you provide the creativity. Join the construction fun! Drop-in!

Cooking with Brent
Feb 7
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 7 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Learn, cook, and laugh alongside one of the island’s premiere chefs, Brent Turner. Before coming to the island, Brent cooked in restaurants and worked on farms all over the North East before starting his own catering company on the South Shore. He now lives and works here on-island, as the head chef for Rosewater Market in Edgartown. His goal is bringing people closer to their food, and to “cook with your heart, eat with your hands.” Join us for any or all of our 4 classes in February during Cooking with Brent. Each class you will walk away with knowledge, a printed recipe, and the ingredients needed to make a great dinner to make at home!Tuesday, February 7th 5:00 – 6:00 – Flourless Chocolate TorteTuesday, February 14th 5:00 – 6:00 – Vegetable RisottoTuesday, February 21st 5:00 – 6:00 – Kale PestoTuesday, February 28th 5:00 – 6:00 – Spring RollsRegistration is required. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

TOPS
Feb 7
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, February 7 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ubi-wptr-ibsLearn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720

Reading in the Kitchen
Feb 7
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday, February 7 from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our  book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or ldzialo@clamsnet.org.  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.The cookbook selection for this month is  Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson. [Programs and Events]

[IN PERSON] Speechcraft: A Four-Session Intro to Public Speaking, with Cheryl Burns
Feb 7
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Speechcraft is a workshop series that will help you develop your presentation skills through practice and by studying the materials provided. Participants will gain confidence in all aspects of communication, including written and impromptu speeches, body language, and listening. Registration is required and space is limited. Please note, your registration is a commitment to attend all four workshops in this series. Workshop dates are January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 21. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-speechcraft-a-four-session-intro-to-public-speaking-with-cheryl-burns-6/

Fantastic Reads Book Group In-Person
Feb 7
Eastham Public Library
Eastham Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Eastham Public Library

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for our Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror book group led by staff librarian Corey Farrenkopf. Each month we will read and discuss a different novel or short story collection from these three genres, often talking about the craft of writing in addition to the stories! This group is open to anyone 16 and up. We will be reading mostly adult titles. Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Books will be availible to pick up at the Library a month before the next reading.To sign up, email crfarrenkopf@clamsnet.org. Spaces are limited.

Virtual : FOUR FABULOUS WOMEN ARTISTS YOU PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF: ART TALK SERIES WITH JANET MANDEL
Feb 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Florine Stettheimer remains one of New York’s most unconventional painters, Florine Stettheimer was a keen andopinionated observer of the people and rapidly changing world around her. Her famous salon,attended by New York’s avant-garde during the 1920s through the early ’40s, was legendary.She prophetically chose to portray subjects considered controversial even today, such as race,sexual orientation, gender, and religion. Come and hear about the unique life of this German-Jewish artist and see some of her most celebrated works. It is time to recognize FlorineStettheimer as one of the most significant artists of the 20 th  century, whose work remains asmodern and relevant today as it was a century ago.Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, where she taught English, arthistory, World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art historytopics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.Please contact tthorpe@clamsnet.org or amcdonough@clamsnet.org for Zoom link.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Calling All Builders!
Feb 7
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Calling All Builders!Bring your imagination, we will supply the LEGOs!This drop-in group is for anyone 5 years and older.Come build with us!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Evening Book Group
Feb 7
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Brooks Free Library

The Evening Book Group regularly meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Reference Librarian Jennifer Picket for more information (jpickett@clamsnet.org).This month's selection is Painting the light by Sally Gunning (fiction). Hosted by Senior Library Technician Pam Paine.

English Learners Conversation Group
Feb 7
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us in the Bay Meeting Room on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm to practice speaking English with others who are learning the language. All levels of speaking ability are welcome. The class is led by an experienced teacher. It is appropriate for older teens and adults. Classes are free and there is no need to register in advance.Classes will take place: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.This class is thanks to the generosity of the Library Support Fund.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Civic Association Board Meeting
Feb 7
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Curbside Crafts
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 8 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Pick up the ingredients to make a playful craft.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 8 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

KOHA staff training
Feb 8
Brewster Ladies' Library
Conference Room Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 8 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

staff training https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/koha-staff-training-3/

Sewing Machine Basics In-Person
Feb 8
Mashpee Public Library
Conference Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Join us for this six-class series with Darby Photos! You will learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine, how to make a pattern, how to add a zipper and more. By the end of the series, you will have your own creation to take home with you! The sewing machines and all materials will be provided by the Library. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required, as space is limited. Please be sure that you are able to attend all six classes before registering.

In person Virtual Trip to Greece
Feb 8
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The MVCenter4Living, 'Tales and Travels' and the VHPL are collaborating to present 'Tales & Travel Memories', an innovative book and reading library program that provides services directly to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, not just their caregivers.Each 90 minute program takes participants on an imaginary trip to another country or region of the United States using library materials such as adult and children’s books, music, and realia. All members of the community are invited.  This month's country is Greece. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

CCCP Movement Jamboree
Feb 8
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Cape Cod Children’s Place presents: Movement Jamboreewith Britt BurbankCreative and inspiring activities that will have you singing, dancing, and playing together with new friends. Registration required for each session: Contact CCCP at 508-240-3310This program is for children ages 2-5.Contact: Britt Burbank : 508-240-3310 : info@capecodchildrensplace.com [Children]

Open
Feb 8
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Storytime
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for energetic, song-filled storytimes!   Suggested for Ages 1.5- 5 First come first serve!

Read and Play with Miss Lucy In-Person
Feb 8
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Eastham Public Library

Kids- would you like to join in on a program chock full of fun energy with lots of songs, stories, activities and crafts? Lucy Gilmore leads "Read and Play" administered by Cape Cod Children's Place and held at the Eastham Library. Please call the Cape Cod Children's Place at 508-240-3310 to register! The program is best for children ages birth - 5. The schedule follows the Nauset Regional schools schedule, and does not meet when school is not in session.

Love Themed Story Time
Feb 8
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join us for an love-themed story time! We will read stories, sing songs, and move around! https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/love-themed-story-time-2/

Little Bookworms Story & Craft Time
Feb 8
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

This story time is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. We will sing songs, read books, and tap into our creativity with a craft. Look out for a different theme each week! All are welcome.This week's theme: OwlsContact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

[IN PERSON] Coffee and Conversations Parent Group
Feb 8
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join other parents and parenting specialists for coffee and light refreshments as we talk about the daily joys and challenges of parenthood. The MV Family Center will provide a child watcher for the younger children as they explore a new topic every week through our Discovery Days program, which will be taking place concurrently in the Children's Room. Registration is required for child watch, click here for registration. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library and The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-coffee-and-conversations-parent-group-6/

[IN PERSON] Discovery Days at the Library
Feb 8
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come to the library for this joint program with the Family Center on Wednesday mornings. Caregivers and children will read, discover, and explore a new theme together each week. This program is held concurrently with the Coffee and Conversations Parent Group, click here for details. No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-discovery-days-at-the-library-27/

[IN PERSON] Tech Time at the Anchors
Feb 8
Edgartown Free Public Library
Off Site

Wednesday, February 8 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Do you have questions about using your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or other devices? The Edgartown Library is partnering with the Edgartown Council On Aging to provide tech time sessions every month at the Anchors. Call 508-627-4368 to sign up for a 20-minute slot. You can also stop by the library during our open hours for tech help, or schedule a tech appointment by clicking here. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-tech-time-at-the-anchors-7/

Sensory Storytime
Feb 8
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 8 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon. We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones. Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome. To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Music and Movement
Feb 8
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Wednesday, February 8 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Musical Therapist, Amy Wyman, for a weekly group featuring singing, dancing and musical toys chosen to promote early literacy and motor development in young toddlers (walkers and up) with a caregiver. Siblings welcome!Please register with the Coalition for Children at http://thecoalitionforchildren.org/playgroupsContact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

Language Café: American Sign Language
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in American Sign Language! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice signing with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Knit Lit
Feb 8
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Brooks Free Library

Experienced knitters and novices are invited to bring their needles and yarn and to share knitting stories and experiences with other knitters. For more information on joining the group please email cburke@clamsnet.org.

Wednesday Bridge Group
Feb 8
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 8 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Wednesday Bridge Group meets to play this exciting card game. Bridge is a four-player partnership trick-taking game with thirteen tricks per deal.Interested in joining? Leave your contact information with the circulation desk and we can put you in contact with the group leader.Group meets weekly from 12:30-3:30pm downstairs weekly in Community Room A.

Language Café: Spanish
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

¡Bienvenidos! to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Spanish! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Hybrid : Songwriting with Peter Halperin
Feb 8
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Yip Harburg who wrote the lyrics for “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” said“Words make you think, music makes you feel, songs make you feel your thoughts”. To which I add “and think your feelings” This workshop explores ways in which we can facilitate this interaction between our thoughts and feelings to create songs.This workshop consistes of 4 classes. Please try to attend all 4! SESSION 1  Feb 8thSongs harness the power of preconscious feelings and thoughts in the form of music and words. We will explore techniques to tap into this reservoir and “invite” songs to comeMembers will capture at least a fragment of a song with music and lyric everyday.SESSION 2 March 8thWhat makes a “good song lyric” and “good song music” can only be understood in terms of how they interact with each other. Most songs are not great poems nor great music but the lyrics and music are bigger than the sum of the parts.. It is how they come together that makes a successful song.Members will write a complete song in week 2.SESSION 3 April 12thAsking for inspiration from others and ourselves. It’s not just ok to borrow musical and lyrical ideas, it’s inevitable! We will select words from a favorite poem or prose that members will write music for, and do the same selecting either a melody or chord progression from a favorite song or piece of music that they will write lyrics for.Members will ask themselves “what is the most important thing for me to communicate in a song this week?” Having selected it members will write that song during the week.SESSION 4  May 10thSongs must be sung!! Members will select one of the songs they have written during the 4 months and share it with or without instrumental accompaniment. When possible, we will all sing harmony with the songwriter. This exciting songwriting opportunity wil be led by Peter Halperin, who brought down the houseat the Chilmark Jam last November.This series is brought to you in collaboration with the VH, WT and Chilmark Public Libraries. This programwill run both in person (at the VH library) and via Zoom but will not be recorded.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Chatham Harwich Newcomers Current Events Discussion Group
Feb 8
Eldredge Public Library
Friends Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

[Community Groups]

Library Staff Meeting--Selectors
Feb 8
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Kim D []

Language Café: English
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in English! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free. ¡Bienvenidos a el Language Café del Nantucket Atheneum! El Language Café da una oportunidad para que las personas que estén aprendiendo un nuevo idioma se reúnen en un ambiente relajado y practiquen hablar unos con otros. ¡CUALQUIER nivel de experiencia es bienvenido! Si eres un experto o estas comenzando con solo unas pocas palabras, ven a tomar un café o te, o simplemente ven a absorber un nuevo idioma. ¡El idioma de esta café será el inglés! Recuede—esto NO es una clase. Es una oportunidad de practicar hablar con otros estudiantes. La admisión es gratis.

Discovery & Enrichment: The Evolution of a Journalist with John Powers
Feb 8
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

How does an English major just out of college become a journalist, write 11 books, travel to regions all over world to cover stories, and share a Pulitzer Prize for his writing on the nuclear arms race, without ever taking a journalism course? What are the characteristics that allow that to happen? John Powers, long-time Boston Globe journalist—writer for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine and Living departments, was that person. His talk will focus on his journey, describing what he calls a child’s curiosity that allowed this diverse and expansive career.   John Powers worked for the Boston Globe from 1973 until his retirement in 2015, writing for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine and Living departments. He continues to appear frequently in the newspaper as a correspondent and also contributes to other publications. He shared the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for a special Globe magazine on the nuclear arms race. As part of his international sports beat he has covered the Olympic Games since 1976, as well as seven men's and women's soccer World Cups, and has produced stories from five continents. Powers is the author of 11 books: The Short Season (a Boston Celtics diary), One Goal (with Art Kaminsky, on the 1980 US Olympic hockey team), Yankees (with George Sullivan, a club history), Mary Lou (with Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, an autobiography), Seasons to Remember (with Curt Gowdy, a memoir), The Boston Dictionary and The Boston Handbook (humorous lexicons with illustrator Peter Wallace), Fenway Park: 100th Anniversary (with Ron Driscoll), The Third H Book of Harvard Athletics (with John Veneziano), The Head Of The Charles Regatta: First 50, and Fridays With Bill. Powers, a cum laude 1970 graduate of Harvard and a former Poynter Fellow at Yale, lives in Brewster, Mass. with his wife Elaine. Fill out my LGL Form! https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/discovery-enrichment-the-evolution-of-a-journalist-with-john-powers/

Library Legos
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come join us for some creative construction!  The library will supply the LEGO bricks and you can have some fun. We'll take a picture of you and your masterpiece for you to keep!  With permission, we'll post pictures of your masterpiece on our Weezie Library Facebook page!  Program is FREE but space is limited.For children in grades 1-5.

Valentines Day Card Making
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Want to make stand out Valentine’s Day Cards for your friends? We’ll have a wide range of materials for you to use including glitter, doilies, stamps, etc. Come on your own or bring a friend. This event is drop in.

Wednesday 'Walk the Chop'
Feb 8
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

'Wednesday 'Walk the Chop' meets at the Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main Street)then walks/runs (or any combination thereof ) the West Chop loop.Course is not hilly and is just over 3 miles. Heels up at 3PM. Rain or shine. No sign up necessary.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org or Triva.Emery@gmail.com with any questions.    Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Knitting Group, with Cindy Bonnell
Feb 8
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Cindy Bonnell, master knitter, presides over a sociable group of knitters on Wednesday afternoons in the upstairs boardroom here at the library. Knitters and aspiring knitters of all levels of experience are welcome to bring their projects and drop in for support, inspiration, and expert advice. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-knitting-group-with-cindy-bonnell-14/

Town Councilor Jessica Rapp Grassetti
Feb 8
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

[IN PERSON] Fit Camp with Bonnie Kingsbury
Feb 8
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 8 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Kids can get their bodies moving on Wednesday afternoons on the library lawn, weather permitting. This after-school youth fitness program will offer healthy activities incorporating simple cardio, agility, and mind over matter drills. No registration necessary. For kids 8 and older. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-fit-camp-with-bonnie-kingsbury-47/

Virtual Mystery Book Group: The Nine Tailors
Feb 8
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Virtual Mystery Book Group is a permanently virtual book group focusing on mysteries. It meets 9 times a year by Zoom on a Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. A new theme will be explored for 3 months in a row at 3 times during the year. Winter 2023 SeriesTheme: Classic MysteriesTo start off 2023, we’ll delve into some classics of the genre. In January, we’ll read three short stories from the early days of mysteries, by the pioneering authors Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc, and G.K. Chesterton. In February, we’ll learn about bell-ringing in Kent England as well as solving two distinct crimes when we read The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers. In March, we’ll explore the historical mystery of Richard III with hospitalized Alan Grant as we read Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time.The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers.Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) was ranked with Christie (and Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh) as top mystery authors of the Golden Age, although she also had a career as an essayist and published an English translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. The Nine Tailors (1934) is the ninth of her novels featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, a British aristocrat who solves crimes as a hobby.Description: The nine tellerstrokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Wimsey to investigate the good and evil that lurks in every person. Steeped in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat fen-country of East Anglia, this is a tale of suspense, character, and mood by an author critics and readers rate as one of the great masters of the mystery novel.Pkease register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Finance Committee
Feb 8
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Finance Committee MeetingContact: Keith Schwegel : 703-304-1572 : kgmichael@comcast.net [Main Library]

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Wednesdays
Feb 8
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Wednesday, February 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Wednesday evening gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

No Book, Book Club
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Book club without the commitment of reading an entire book. Come in to read a short story or essay and then discuss with a group about the piece. We will aim to uncover a piece of history that has been hidden from popular view. Our theme this month is black women who shaped America.

Philip Weinstein: A Century of American Short Stories
Feb 8
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present a six-part seminar discussing short story collections from six American writers.2/8 - Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge [Adult]

Wednesday Night Knitters
Feb 8
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Wednesday Night KnittersLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us for this free 6 week session.Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Atheneum Knitting Group
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Calling all knitters! Gather your projects and supplies and come knit with us.Are you curious about learning how to knit? Our group of veterans can get you started. Are you stymied by a challenge in your project? Our group can help with that.The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques.Free admission. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Basics of Astrology with Suzanne Keating
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Basic Astrology When you learn the Archetypal energy of the Planets and  how they express themselves through the  Zodiac Signs,  you start to realize their vibrational  impact in your life. This introductory class will teach you the Signs, their Planetary Rulers, Elements, Modalities and Polarities, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope. A later series of classes will focus on the Planetary Aspects. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Table Top Game Night
Feb 8
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Join us for our Weekly Table Top Game Night at the Nantucket Atheneum. Every week we will have one table devoted to a rotating selection of games and one table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first come first serve!) New players and old are all welcome!Game Night is open to ADULTS & TEENS( 13+ )

Game Night at the Barn
Feb 8
Oak Bluffs Library
The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

Wednesday, February 8 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for a variety of board games and socializing. We meet weekly at 7:30pm, and newcomers are always welcome.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 9 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Toddler Hop Skip Read
Feb 9
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 9 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip Read w/Miss Annie @ the new Bourne for Children Classroom at Bournedale Elementary Music & Movement group for kids walking to 3 years old.Register here for the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Franco-Fun
Feb 9
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, February 9 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Franco Fun is a French conversation group meeting the second and fourth Thursday of each month. All are welcome.Contact: Allison White : abwhite14@gmail.com [Main Library]

Toddler Time
Feb 9
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 9 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children up to 3 years old. Join us for some short stories, fingerplays, and songs designed to foster pre-literacy skills.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens.

Little Builders
Feb 9
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Little Builders Story & Play GroupThis drop-in groups is for kids 5 years and under along with their parent or care provider.You supply the imagination, we supply the blocks!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Thursday Knitting Group
Feb 9
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Love to knit? The Thursday Knitting Group is the place for you! Meet downstairs in Community Room A each Thursday from 10am - 1pm, drop-in.Questions? Contact Group Leader, Diane Nielsen, at nielsend7p12@gmail.com

Pre-School story Time
Feb 9
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 9 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Annie at the new Bourne for Children classroom at Bournedale Elementaryfor stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Yoga Class
Feb 9
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 9 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

Join instructor Maria for an hour of gentle hatha yoga for all levels. $12 per class or $55 for a five-class pass. Contact Maria at (774) 212-0511 or scroot@comcast.net to reserve a spot!

Preschool Story Time
Feb 9
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 9 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children ages 3 years and older.  Join us for a special 30 minute story time feature new and classic stories, fingerplays, and songs.

[IN PERSON] Wiggle with the Words
Feb 9
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, February 9 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join Elyce in the Program Room for a movement-based storytime using fun props and interactive stories. This program is geared toward ages 1-5, but all are welcome. No registration necessary.  https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-wiggle-with-the-words-51/

Fresh Air Storytime!
Feb 9
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 9 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Fresh Air Storytime at CPL! Thursdays at 11:00am Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our back patio every Thursday at 11am! No outdoor story time if it’s raining-- call ahead to check at (508) 790-6220

Baby Yoga
Feb 9
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday, February 9 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Oct. 6th to December 15th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week fall session.  Note: no class on November 24th. [Programs and Events]

Reserved for staff In-Person
Feb 9
Eastham Public Library
Small Conference Room

Thursday, February 9 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

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Homeschool Meet Up for Preschool + Kindergarten
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for a FREE circle time and show and tell at the Oak Bluffs Library. Leave with a weekly curriculum for home. Great for those looking to begin early education, part time preschoolers, and homeschool 6 and under to have a social learning experience!  If you have any questions about this event, contact Sidney Trott at sidneytrott@gmail.com Join our free Facebook community: MV Homeschool Co-op and Academic Support for more learning resources, meet ups and field trip information. Check our Facebook page for the show and tell color of the week

Knitters
Feb 9
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 9
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Lego Club
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 9 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

When playing with toys for building things, children learn while having fun.Creativity, problem solving, spatial reasoning, and teamwork are skills yourchild can learn while playing with Lego bricks, Duplos, or Mega Bloks.  Drop inanytime between 3 to 4:30 pm. Open to kids of all ages.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School St, Oak Bluffs, MA 02568, USA

Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Kids Crafts - Decorate a Heart Cookie
Feb 9
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Decorate a heart cookie for yourself or someone else!  No registration required but materials are limitedContact: Jennifer Rapuano : 508-696-4211 x118 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Falmouth Commission on Disabilities
Feb 9
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly MeetingContact: Kathleen Haynes : 508-524-3793 : Kathleen.haynes@falmouthma.gov [Main Library]

February Craft: Swedish Woven Paper Heart Baskets
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us on Thursday, February 9th at 3:30pm to create Swedish Woven Paper Heart Baskets. These simple and thoughtful gifts are suitable for anyone’s valentine!Registration not required.

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Feb 9
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, February 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

The Board's monthly meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at 3pm and take place at the library, unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/library-board-of-trustees-monthly-meeting-8/

Salsa Suelta with Christina Montoya
Feb 9
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 9 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Back by popular demand! Known as Casino dancing in Cuba, this class will explore basic rhythms and movements of this style and related styles, as well as touch on history and culture. No partner necessary.Class size is limited to 15 attendees and registration is required. To register, please email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

[ONLINE] Chef Look Cooks: Butternut Squash Lasagne
Feb 9
Edgartown Free Public Library
Zoom

Thursday, February 9 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

It’s a double dose of pasta fun this month with Chef Look (see our Dough Series below). Join him virtually in his home kitchen as he takes pasta making to the next level with this delicious layered delight. Based on a classic dish some may remember from a long-since-closed Edgartown family Italian restaurant, this butternut squash lasagne will be a big hit with everyone at the table. The richness of local butternut squash, accented by soft ricotta, and layered with your own homemade pasta sheets is sure to impress. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/online-chef-look-cooks-butternut-squash-lasagne/

Wampanoag Art for the Ages: A Talk with Author Lee Roscoe
Feb 9
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Lee Roscoe will give a presentation followed by Q & A on her new book Wampanoag Art for the Ages, Traditional and Transitional. This is the first and only book of its kind, and was vetted by tribal elders. The book looks at lifeway through the arts of this Algonquian Cape Cod tribe which greeted the first colonists. It starts in the wetu and goes on to look at pottery, wampum, clothing, adornment, matting, twining, finger weaving, painting and more with some of the foremost Wampanoag creators including: Annawon Weeden, Ramona Peters (Nosapocket), Elizabeth and Jonathan James-Perry, Julia Marden, Robert Peters, Emma Jo Mills Brennan, and Mother Bear. Long-time journalist, activist, and award winning environmentalist and playwright Lee Roscoe was privileged to have unique access to artists. Roscoe is currently a correspondent for Artscope and Provincetown magazines. She is the author of Dreaming Monomoy's Past, Walking its Present. Roscoe's plays include The Mooncusser's Tale, WOMR-FM, Impossible?, Eventide Theater; and most recently Four Plays for a Planet in Peril, a film. The Warning premiered at the Chelsea Film Festival NYC. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/wampanoag-art-for-the-ages-a-talk-with-author-lee-roscoe/

[IN PERSON] Film Screening and Discussion: Butterfly Butterfly
Feb 9
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

For the last 30 years, filmmaker Len Morris has been filming stories about children on every continent and across the US while observing the changes that have occurred (for better or worse) in children's human rights. Butterfly, Butterfly features footage that has never been seen by the public, giving us a snapshot of how we treat children as a society, a look at the future, and a measure of the gains made through advocacy. This film is a personal salute to the beauty and resilience of children. The film will be followed by a discussion with director Len Morris and producer Petra Lent. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-film-screening-and-discussion-butterfly-butterfly/

Great Decisions 2023: Session 2
Feb 9
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

This 8-Week Discussion Group meets every Thursday from February 2nd through March 23rd to discuss foreign policy issues. Members read materials and watch videos prepared by the Foreign Policy Association on specific topics in advance. Session 2: War Crimes. [Adult]

ELL Beginner English
Feb 9
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

ELL Beginner's English class for those seeking to learn basic conversation used in daily activities.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in beginner class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

ELL Intermediate English
Feb 9
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Intermediate English conversation for those seeking to improve their English language skills.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in intermediate English class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

Author Lana Harper
Feb 9
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell. Back in a Spell follows Nineve Blackmoore and even though she won’t deny her love for pretty (and pricey) things, Nineve Blackmoore (known by Nina by most) is almost painfully down-to-earth and sensible by Blackmoore standards. But after a year of nursing a broken heart inflicted by the fiancée who all but ditched her at the altar, the powerful witch is sick of feeling low and is ready to try something drastically different: a dating app.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here. Lana Harper is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witches of Thistle Grove series, including Payback’s a Witch, From Bad to Cursed, and Back in Spell. Writing as Lana Popović, she has also written four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Born in Serbia, Lana grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She lives in Chicago, where she spends most of her time plotting witchy stories and equally witchy tattoos. [Programs and Events]

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, February 10 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Fridays
Feb 10
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Friday, February 10 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Friday morning gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

Bridge
Feb 10
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

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

Dennis Memorial Library

Toddler Town early session
Feb 10
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 10 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-early-session/

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup
Feb 10
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday, February 10 from 9:45 am to 11:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Coalition for Children: Musical Babies
Feb 10
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 10 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group featuring singing, dancing and playing with musical toys. Geared for infants (ages 4-14 months) with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Pre-School Story Time
Feb 10
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, February 10 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Judy for stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Town Manger Screen Committee
Feb 10
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Friday, February 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Keith : 7033041572 [Main Library]

Toddler Town
Feb 10
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Fridays: 10:30-11:30am Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-17/

Memoir Group
Feb 10
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Friday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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]

Read & Play
Feb 10
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Friday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

We’re combining our year-round storytime with sensory and movement stations for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

[IN PERSON] Flashback Fridays
Feb 10
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Friday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Revel in the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s by introducing your kids to the toys of your childhood. Each week will feature something different for you and your littles to play with! No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-flashback-fridays-2/

Newcomers Chess
Feb 10
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Members of DY Newcomers meet to play Chess in our program room. Contact Doug to sign up at (508) 367-7648.

Coalition for Children: Music Zones
Feb 10
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 10 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group exploring physical and mental wellness through music, movement, exploration & storytelling. Geared for children ages 3 & up with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant). Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Memoir Writing Group
Feb 10
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

A weekly memoir writing group facilitated by Katrina Valenzuela. Please contact Katrina at dancerkat7@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.

Friday Movie Series - Musicals In-Person
Feb 10
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Friday, February 10 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come by the library to watch some of your favorite musicals on the big screen! From Singing in the Rain to singing In the Heights, join us for classics and new favorites. Drop-in, no registration required. Drinks and light snacks provided. This week we will be showing "Chicago" (2002). This musical treat about murder, celebrity, adultery, flashy lawyers, starry-eyed chorines and all that jazz won Best Picture (and five other Academy Awards).

Scavenger Hunt
Feb 10
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Friday, February 10 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Friday Films - Till
Feb 10
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:10 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Friday, February 10th at 3pm in the Hermann room for our Friday Films movie Till!"Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie's poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother's ability to change the world." This movie viewing is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.  Registration is required. .Rated PG-13Running Time of 2 Hours 10 Minutes Contact: Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Teen CrafterNoons: Tropics in the Winter
Feb 10
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Friday, February 10 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Avoid the Winter Blues with a tropical party at the South Yarmouth Library!Enjoy pizza, tropical punch, and mini-umbrella themed crafts. It may be cold outside, but we will be in warm spirits inside! This program is intended for Ages 12 - 18.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508.760.4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Teen]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off
Feb 10
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Friday, February 10 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Bring a stuffed animal (maybe not your favorite) to listen to some bedtime stories, eat some pizza, and tuck then in to spend the night at the library. For ages 9 and under.

Social Group for Neurodivergent Teens
Feb 10
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, February 10 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

Our amazing volunteer Isadora Greenberg will be the group leader. She is a passionate advocate and role model for Cape Advocates Standing Together and has presented at several conferences. Isadora understands the social challenges a young person with autism and ADHD faces, so this inclusive group is a safe space to be and celebrate YOU! Activities will be determined by the interests of the participants. We will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones. Group for ages 13-18.  Registration required (limit 10), siblings welcome, caregivers may be asked to supervise. To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

MVRHS Art Reception
Feb 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, February 10 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come admire the work done by the students in the Advanced Placement course at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.  They have begun explorations and inquiries that are guiding their art making. Each student has chosen their inquiry through processes of creating, investigating, discussions, experimentation and writing. Many students are exploring the synthesis of how their materials choices and process support their ideas. This complex thinking leads to deep meaning in each students’ work and a contemporary approach to how art communicates a message. Each artist will continue building their portfolios culminating in submitting a variety of works to gain AP credit, and more importantly a body of work that they are proud of. Join us for their art reception in our meeting room on Friday, February 10th from 4:00-6:00.Email hburbidge@clamsnet.org or call 508-693-9433 with questions.

Teen Game Night
Feb 10
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 10 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come play games at the library! Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance and Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy, and many more!The games will rotate and are first-come, first-served.

Sound Bath With Joanna Roache
Feb 10
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Heart Song – Sound Bath + Meditation Tune into your self during this 90-minute journey inward.  Focus on healing, opening, soothing, and nurturing your heart space through aromatherapy, breath work, sound, and hands on adjustments during this workshop.  Leave feeling lighter and more connected to self. No experience necessary, wear loose fitting comfortable clothing.  Free Admission. Registration Required! (Max 25 Participants)

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 11
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 11 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 11
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Saturday, February 11 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Scavenger Hunt
Feb 11
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

[IN PERSON] Vinyasa Power Yoga, with Colleen Macsuga (all levels)
Feb 11
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Colleen Macsuga will be teaching a Vinyasa class that is therapeutic, creative, and powerful. Vinyasa (a practice designed to help you heal while keeping you in peak physical shape) incorporates elements of strength building, making it a dynamic experience. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. The library will have a limited number of mats available for use. All levels are welcome; each pose is guided from the foundation to the full expression. Registration is requested. Classes will be on February 4, 11, 18, and 25. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-vinyasa-power-yoga-with-colleen-macsuga-all-levels-38/

Grab & Go Bag: Heart Sun Catcher
Feb 11
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 11 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Get ready for Valentines Day!  Stop by the Weezie Library today and pick up this sweet heart project.  All supplies and instructions included.  While supplies last.

Science Saturday
Feb 11
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Bubble WondersA bubble is pocket of air that gets trapped inside a layer of water. Detergents and soaps give a bubble elasticity that allows it to grow and stretch as air is added.Adding other ingredients to a bubble solution changes the properties of the bubbles.This program is perfect for kids 3 and up!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Open
Feb 11
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Tap with Hannah
Feb 11
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Hannah on Saturday mornings to discover your inner tap dancer! Class will include a warm-up, instruction to basic tap steps and vocabulary. We will end each class with some fun, light choreography that will keep you tapping until the next class.No experience is necessary, and a limited number of tap shoes will be provided (size dependent). Although this class is geared towards adults, tap is fun for all ages, and a great way to get in touch with rhythm and musicality. Registration is encouraged. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

Tumble Time Storytime with Emily!
Feb 11
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

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

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Tumble Time is back! Come join Emily on Saturdays in February to shake your sillies out! Join us at 10:30 for stories and fun! Free!Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Falmouth Genealogical Society
Feb 11
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Meeting Contact: Timothy Martin : tjmartin@timfo.com [Main Library]

Lego Club
Feb 11
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

For KIDS and up! Come help build a kit or make a creative free build.

Happy Hoops
Feb 11
Dennis Public Library
5 Hall Street, Dennisport, MA 02639

Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dennis Public Library

Make a Valentine themed hoop art inspired by self love. No experience necessary. Appropriate for adults and children 8+. Please call 508-760-6219 to register.

We Love the Library! Valentine's Crafts & Activities
Feb 11
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Animal Lover's Book Club with NiSHA's Susan Richards
Feb 11
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 11 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Join Susan Richard's of NiSHA (Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals) for a fun filled book discussion group focused on our favorite furry friends.  We will chose a monthly animal-themed book that participants can read on their own to discuss at the meeting, along with animal related topics in general.  Plus we will have some of our pet therapy certified animals come in to "read" with the group.  We'll have pizza and cider too! The group is suitable for students in grades 3-5.This month we'll be reading Mrs. Frisbee and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.  There are 19 copies in the CLAMS system.  Please phone 508-228-1110 ext. 103 to reserve your copy!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-Up
Feb 11
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 11 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Pick up your stuffed animals and find out what adventures they had a night in the library! For ages 9 and under.

Feb Art Show Reception: Nori Morganstein
Feb 11
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Nori Morganstein is the Youth Services Librarian/ Assistant Director for the Brewster Ladies' Library. She likes to paint for kids and the kids at heart. She started painting in 2020 when everything shut down, and now she just can't stop. Most of her work is done in acrylic paint. Find her work on Instagram: @noriswall and at the Trove Art Gallery and Boutique in Orleans.  Visit her website at noriswall.com. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/feb-art-show-reception-nori-morganstein/

Lotus Lantern Craft Workshop In-Person
Feb 11
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Join us for a special event in partnership with the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP). This hybrid event will be held in person or on Zoom with our friends at the KSCPP. Together we will learn to make a traditional Korean lotus lantern followed by the showing of a short documentary film.Registration is required. If you do not plan to attend in person, email lmanning@clamsnet.org for a Zoom link to participate remotely.

All Ages Chess Club
Feb 11
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join Chess Club at its new home at the Oak Bluffs Library! Chess is more popular now than ever. Are you looking for a partner, a challenge, a new move? Come and play at the library with a dedicated group of chess lovers in this fun and welcoming environment. Email amcdonough@clamsnet.org, or tthorpe@clamsnet.org for more information.

Board Game Club
Feb 11
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Board Game Club for 4th and 5th GradersCome learn and play highly-rated board games with others your age. If you already have a favorite game, feel free to bring it with you..  

Winter Music Series — Rose Clancy and Max Cohen
Feb 11
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Truro Public Library

A duet of Fiddle and Guitar with a few beautiful songs intertwined.

Chess Club at the Oak Bluffs Library
Feb 11
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Oak Bluffs Library

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Join us in the Conference Room at the Oak Bluffs Library for a very casualchess game. All levels encouraged to attend. Sometimes there's a Scrabble playeror 2 as well.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Family Fun Day
Feb 11
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Family Fun Day is a FREE program for community members of all ages.February 11 - Pokémon DIY Stress BallsMake your very own stress ball, decorated as your favorite Pokémon!To ensure everyone who wants to can participate, we recommend you sign up.Please register each participating family member.Recommended for ages 8+, Children under the age of 8 require parent participation.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [all ages]

[IN PERSON] Dough Series: Pasta Making, with Chef Look
Feb 11
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

It was so much fun the first time, Chef Look decided to make it a series! This month, participants will continue their journey through the world of dough as we tackle another “hard to deal with" dough: pasta. Join Chef Look at the library as we take a look at some different methods for making and rolling pasta dough. You’ll get to taste the difference between 3 different rolling methods, and we’ll provide ingredients for you to make your own batch of dough that you can roll out at home. Registration is required. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-dough-series-pasta-making-with-chef-look/

Teen Yoga
Feb 11
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 11 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Move, stretch, breathe, and connect your body and mind in a special yoga class, just for teens and tweens.Teens today have a lot on their plates, with super competitive academics and sports, packed schedules, and more. Join this 45-minute teen yoga class to chill out and get in tune with your body. Participants will learn mindful movement strategies to stretch and strengthen muscles as well as calming mindfulness and observation strategies to reduce stress and connect to joy. No experience needed. Please wear clothing you can move around in, and don’t forget your water! Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

The Oscars at the Library
Feb 11
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 11 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us every Saturday for a film showing of the best picture nominees as we lead up to the Oscar’s in March.  Saturdays at 4pm 2/04 – Elvis 2/11 – Tár 2/18 – Top Gun Maverick 2/25 – The Banshees of Inisherin 3/04 – The Fabelmans 3/11 – Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

Virtual: Another Summer of Drawing
Feb 12
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Sunday, February 12 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 REPLAY : 'Another Summer of Drawing' where we concentrate more on overall technique, composition, skills, and concepts rather than which medium is being used. We will also spend longer on the subject matter. (Less quick sketches, more demos) Sundays. These classes have been recorded are also available on ERW's YouTube channel.- Home - Session #6  'Wood Plane' Still life concepy #2. Attend one or all sessions, same registration linkPlease register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-itpz4qG9ALfC-LjuVFCtnya27ybcE7  Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Main Library Open
Feb 12
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Sunday, February 12 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Main Library will be open on Sundays from November-April, with the exception of some holiday weekends. The hours will be 12-4-come in and enjoy the library!Contact: Main Library : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Learn to Read the Label, Plant-Based Whole Food Living
Feb 12
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Sunday, February 12 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

By popular demand: Dr. Jeanne Schumacher returns for another session of Tips and Tricks for Plant-Based Whole Food Living SUCCESS - learning to read the labels on products in the grocery store. See how food marketikng has re-worked our understanding of what is in our foods. Think of this as an interactive class (it's 3 hours, broken into 3 sessions...) Put on your thinking cap and join us to become a better consumer and heal thyself with Jeanne's program of smart eating. No sign up required - bring a friend or neighbor!Contact: Jane Cain [Plant-Based]

Winter Booksale and Book Donation
Feb 12
Brewster Ladies' Library
Flagpole Courtyard Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the Library for the BLLA Winter Booksale! Held every Sunday the Library is open, November 6th to March 26th, from 1 PM to 3:45 PM. Held underneath the Library, by the Flagpole Courtyard. Donations are Accepted from 1 PM to 3 PM. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/winter-booksale-35/

Babies & Books
Feb 13
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 13 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Babies & BooksJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for infants birth to walking along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Valentine's Day Card Making
Feb 13
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come use our art and craft supplies to make valentines for the special people in your life! No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-valentines-day-card-making-7/

Open
Feb 13
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Monday, February 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & Read
Feb 13
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 13 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & ReadJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for toddlers 15 months - 3 years along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Mystery Book Club
Feb 13
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Monday, February 13 from 10:15 am to 11:30 am

West Dennis Public Library

Mystery lovers enjoy reading and sharing cozy mysteries. All welcome to attend!

Storytime with Weezie
Feb 13
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 13 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Weezie on Mondays at 10:30 am for drop-in storytime outdoors in the library courtyard, weather permitting, or in the basement program space. Best for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration required.Contact: Emily LaPierre : 5086964211 : vhpl_children@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Chatham Writers 02633
Feb 13
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday, February 13 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain. They are meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.   [Programs and Events]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Paint Group
Feb 13
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 13 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Drop in and free-paint using our collection of finger paints and paintbrushes. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-paint-group-21/

Men's Social Group
Feb 13
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Monday, February 13 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Free coffee, newspapers, cards and games Meet up with your friends, or make some new ones! Drop-in.  The Club will meet in the Lower Level Community Room.

Tales for Tots!
Feb 13
Falmouth Public Library
Children's Room

Monday, February 13 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join us  for stories, music & movement!Ages birth-3, drop in, all are welcome.Contact: Youth Service Department : (508) 457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Indoor Storytime with Miss Becky
Feb 13
Centerville Public Library
CPL Children's Room

Monday, February 13 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

Storytime with Miss Becky Mondays at 11:00am Miss Becky will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds.  Come for the stories, leave with a smile!  Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.

Yoga with Kat : Chair Yoga
Feb 13
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 13 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Yoga With Kat's continuing sessions of Chair Yoga,one of the most gentle forms of yoga. This class is perfect for students recovering from injury or illness, and anyone who wants to experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor.No sign up or registration necessary. VHPL library, program room, lower level. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Language Café: Portuguese
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 13 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bem-vindo! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Portuguese! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Next Chapter Book Club
Feb 13
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, February 13 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Next Chapter Book Club in the Hermann Room - NCBC is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Contact: Meg Krohn : mkrohn@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Sit and Stitch In-Person
Feb 13
Mashpee Public Library
Conference Room

Monday, February 13 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come knit, crochet and embroider with us! Bring whatever project you're working on or look through our patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles to lend to get you started. We don't provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

Language Café: Italian
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Benvenuto! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Italian! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Cotuit Puzzlers Jigsaw Group
Feb 13
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Monday, February 13 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Piece together new friends and good conversation over our extensive collection of jigsaw puzzles and a cuppa on Mondays from 1:00-3:00. Work together on a single puzzle or do them separately. Roll away the puzzle to take home or work on next week without losing your place. All are welcome. 

Language Café: French
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 13 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bienvenue! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in French! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Story Telling Workshop with Francesca Sobrer
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 13 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Do you have a story to tell? Join Francesca Sobrer for this three-day workshop, where you will have the chance to craft and practice your story and then share it with a live audience in the Great Hall on Friday, February 17th.DAY #1In this class, we will go over the basics of storytelling. For clarity I am going to stick to the MOTH Story Style. We will then practice, using provided prompts*, telling two - three minute stories and review how the story comes together (or not!) and what can be done to move/shape the story.*No one is ever required to use the prompts, they are just there if you want them. While not required, but encouraged, participants can come the first day with a story they want to tell and use the workshop as a means to craft that story. Francesca Sobrer:  Storyteller, writer, teacher, actor and director, Francesca enjoys working with actors and storytellers to help them develop the story they want to tell. Quite a few of her own stories begin on Nantucket Island where she was raised and where her mother, Margaret Hitchcock, was the original proprietress of Something Natural.  Presently, Sobrer is based in the lovely city of Chicago. She has been published in Chicago Storytellers Press, from Stage to Page, True Stories About Love and recently as co-editor with Liminal Publishing, A POET’S TAROT by Josep Miquel Sobrer (Now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.).  She recently wrote and performed the Solo Story, Tidepools for the FilletofSolo Storytelling Festival in Chicago. A four-time MothStorySLAM winner, Sobrer has also told stories for Back Yard Story, This Much is True, Soul Stories, South Specific, Soul Serenade, First Person Live, BackRoom and Homewood Stories. francescasobrer.com

[IN PERSON] Monday Matinees: Get Out (2017, USA)
Feb 13
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 13 from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing films that highlight the black experience in America as told by African-American directors and screenwriters. When Chris (a young African-American man) visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in the truly sinister reason for his invitation. This speculative thriller is equal parts horrifying and provocative commentary. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-monday-matinees-get-out-2017-usa/

Cribbage
Feb 13
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, February 13 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

The Cribbage players meet in the Art Room at Cotuit Library. Please contact the library if you are interested in playing. (508) 428-8141

Block Party: Legos in the Library!
Feb 13
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Monday, February 13 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Mondays from 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM for Block Party: Legos in the Library.This is a drop-in Lego building session. No registration is required. Please leave your own Legos at home (you wouldn't want to lose them!).All are welcome!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Falmouth Water Quality Management Committee
Feb 13
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday, February 13 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Regular meeting of the Falmouth WQMC to discuss advancing solutions to the water quality issues that affect the Town's watersheds. Contact: Kristen Rathjen : 774-521-5053 : krathjen@sciencewares.com [Main Library]

Tarot Class with Suzanne Keating
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Are you ready to learn more about the Tarot, and have fun doing it?! We’ll reinforce what you already know about the  Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana, getting up close and personal with each of the archetypes. We’ll also explore the Minor Cards/ Suits, immersing ourselves in their Elements and symbolism and get to know the Court Cards in each realm! All the while, we’ll be having fun using different spreads! Bring your favorite deck!  Classes are held Monday Nights in the Great Hall at the Atheneum Library from  6:30-8:30pm. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

[ONLINE] The Harlem Renaissance: Courage, Grace, and Vision, with Janet Mandel
Feb 13
Edgartown Free Public Library
Zoom

Monday, February 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed not only African American identity and history, but also American culture as a whole. Never before had so many people of all backgrounds been exposed to the black community’s thoughts, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. This talk will introduce you to many of the inspired artists who produced such astonishing and ground-breaking works. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/online-the-harlem-renaissance-courage-grace-and-vision-with-janet-mandel/

Online ELL: Group Conversation - Intermediate
Feb 13
Nantucket Atheneum
US

Monday, February 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Conversation will center around everyday life, American culture, current events around the U.S. and the world, and other topics that may inspire us.Session are free, open to adult English language learners, and led by a literacy volunteer. To register contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 14 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Memory Tips- Caregiving Support
Feb 14
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Cotuit Public Library

Memory Tips-  Let’s talk about Memory Training- Overview of UCLA Memory Training Program  What memory is and how it works  How to reduce tip of tongue moments  How to reduce your memory burden  Your learning style  Better memory habits Strategies & techniques for some of the most common memory complaints Join Stacey Cullen, Caregiver/Support Services Coordinator , from the Barnstable Council on Aging for this informative session. Please contact Stacy for more info 508-862-4765.

Stories, Songs and Instruments
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Listen to a story, shake maracas, tap the drum, sing, dance and play!Please just drop on by... Contact: 508-548-6340 : mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [East Falmouth]

Sit n' stitch
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needle art project.Come meet new friends and get inspired!This is a casual drop in gathering. [East Falmouth]

Stay & Make: Drop-In Craft
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and make a craft! Suggested ages 3 and up, some adult assistance may be helpful.Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Valentine's Day Card Making
Feb 14
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come use our art and craft supplies to make valentines for the special people in your life! No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-valentines-day-card-making-8/

Historical Society Library Open Hours
Feb 14
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Knitting for a Cause
Feb 14
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

This group will make mittens, shawls, hats, scarves, etc. for local nursing homes, NOAH shelters, and other places in need. Just show up!  Group meets in Community Room A every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Contact Group Leader, Debi Swiderski, at dbswiderski@yahoo.com for questions or for yarn, needles or patterns.

Open
Feb 14
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Bridge Bookies (closed group)
Feb 14
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Storytime
Feb 14
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Chair Yoga
Feb 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Oak Bluffs Library

The Oak Bluffs Library welcomes Lorrane Menezes for Chair Yoga. This class aims to improve patron’s flexibility, concentration and strength while remaining accessible to all. Lorrane is a certified yoga teacher on the island who has taught classes at Yoga on the Vine, the Y, and private sessions.

Storytime with Emily
Feb 14
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Emily for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Adventures in Storytime
Feb 14
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A storytime featuring interactive stories & songs for you and your child.For birth - 5 year oldsChildren under the age of 10 need to bring an adult.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Children]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Play-Doh Group
Feb 14
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Create and play using our collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys in the Children's Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-play-doh-group-27/

Morning Book Group
Feb 14
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brooks Free Library

This book discussion group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. For more information on joining the group please email lkelley@clamsnet.org.This month's selection is Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe.

Yoga Collaborative: Deep Stretch and Relax
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

In February our wellness sampler classes are with instructors from The Yoga Collaborative. Each class operates independently: feel free to register for one or all of them.Tuesday February 14 11am-12pm in the Hermann Meeting Room: Deep Stretch and Relax with NiisaTarget chronically tight areas of the body with deep stretches that help relax the body and the mind then move thru a slow flow of standing and balance poses that help bring fluidity and space to those same areas. The class ends with restorative poses that will leave you feeling more calm and grounded. All levels welcome. Please dress for exercise and bring a yoga mat.This class is funded by the Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Getting Started with Libby
Feb 14
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Are you new to ebooks?  Join Amy for this one hour virital session to learn how to use the Libby app on iphones, tablets and computers to download ebooks and audiobooks for free!  These books can also be transferred to Amazon devices.  Questions? Contact Amy at amyandreasson@clamsnet.org. [Programs and Events]

12 O'Clock Knitting Club
Feb 14
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 14 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Cozy up  at Cotuit Library! Each Tuesday at noon we will be gathering with coffee, tea, and our knitting projects to choose a cozy mystery to read for the week. Other crafting and fiber arts welcome! If it is a chilly day we may put a log on the fire, and we always have plenty of comfy chairs to go around. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org or call (508) 428-8141 for more information!

Afternoon Book Group
Feb 14
Brewster Ladies' Library
Zoom

Tuesday, February 14 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the afternoon book group over Zoom each month on the second Tuesday at 12:30pm! Email bsmith@eastgate.net to register.   October - Short Stories by Nathaniel Haworthne November- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett December - The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood January- Father's and Sons by Ivan Turgenev February - Daisy Miller by Henry James March - Beloved by Toni Morrison April - A Long Petal of the Sea BY Isabel Allende May- The Sentence: A Novel by Louise Erdrich June- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens July - Arcadia by Lauren Groff August - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey September - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/afternoon-book-group-16/

Falmouth Senior Center Book Club - Black Cake
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Senior Center

Tuesday, February 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The monthly book club for the Falmouth Council on Aging Senior Center is now being facilitated by Falmouth Public Library librarians! Join us on Tuesday, February 14th at 1pm at the Senior Center (780 Main Street) as we discuss this month's selction Black Cake: A Novel by Charmaine Wilkerson!  Copies of the book can be picked up at the book club meetings at the Senior Center or at the Falmouth Public Library's reference desk."We can't choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?  In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.".Contact: Falmouth Senior Center : 508-540-0196 : seniorcenter@falmouthma.gov [Off Site]

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 14
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 14 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Feb 14
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

S is for Storytime!
Feb 14
Eldredge Public Library
Youth Services/Children's Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants. [Programs and Events]

Genealogy Help Session
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Tuesday, February 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Members of the Falmouth Genealogical Society are here to help you research your family history! Free drop-in session. Come to the area behind the reference desk in the reference room.Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Day Knitters
Feb 14
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Knit Happens ~ Day Knitting GroupLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Story Telling Workshop with Francesca Sobrer PART 2
Feb 14
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Tuesday, February 14 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Do you have a story to tell? Join Francesca Sobrer for this three-day workshop, where you will have the chance to craft and practice your story and then share it with a live audience in the Great Hall on Friday, February 17th.DAY #2We will dig in a little deeper, digging for details, raising the stakes of our story. Again, using provided prompts*, we will play with story structure. What happens to the story when we start in the middle, the end?Francesca Sobrer:  Storyteller, writer, teacher, actor and director, Francesca enjoys working with actors and storytellers to help them develop the story they want to tell. Quite a few of her own stories begin on Nantucket Island where she was raised and where her mother, Margaret Hitchcock, was the original proprietress of Something Natural.  Presently, Sobrer is based in the lovely city of Chicago. She has been published in Chicago Storytellers Press, from Stage to Page, True Stories About Love and recently as co-editor with Liminal Publishing, A POET’S TAROT by Josep Miquel Sobrer (Now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.).  She recently wrote and performed the Solo Story, Tidepools for the FilletofSolo Storytelling Festival in Chicago. A four-time MothStorySLAM winner, Sobrer has also told stories for Back Yard Story, This Much is True, Soul Stories, South Specific, Soul Serenade, First Person Live, BackRoom and Homewood Stories. francescasobrer.com

Born to Read
Feb 14
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 14 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

RETURNS OCTOBER 4! Born to Read: Storytime for You and Your Baby Early literacy begins at birth!  Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born.  Reading aloud to infants strengthens and develops their brain cells.  Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection. Drop-in.  This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Lego Club
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm for Lego Club!. This is a drop-in Lego building session. This program happens in the Hermann Room and no registration is required. Please leave your own Legos at home (you wouldn't want to lose them!). All are welcome. Contact: Youth Service Department : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

After School Storytime
Feb 14
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday, February 14 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

After School Storytime for Grades K-2  Join your friends from Monomoy Community Services for an afternoon story hour. This program includes snacks, stories, crafts, and play activities. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 14
Brewster Ladies' Library
Historic Room Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Brewster Ladies' Library Finance Committee Meeting https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/finance-committee-meeting-6/

Tech Drop In at the Brewster Ladies Library
Feb 14
Brewster Ladies' Library
Reference Department Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Receive hands-on assistance to troubleshoot your technology needs. Examples of assistance offered: -eBook/eReaders -using online library resources -computer navigation -app usage -cellphone use and general overview -tablet use -basic internet instruction -how to create an email -help locating and filling out online applications -transferring pictures or other documents Unfortunately we cannot: -repair broken, locked, or infected devices -wipe hard drives and/or set up new accounts on previously owned devices -enter sensitive information for patrons (e.g. credit card information, social security number, online banking, etc.) -restore deleted email accounts or online accounts https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tech-drop-in-at-the-brewster-ladies-library-51/

Lego Club In-Person
Feb 14
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

For school-age children. The library supplies the LEGOs and you provide the creativity. Join the construction fun! Drop-in!

Book Club - The one-in-a-million boy by Monica Wood
Feb 14
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Tuesday, February 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

The South Dennis Library Book Club meets every third Tuesday of the month to discuss books ranging from historical fiction, memoirs, and contemporary fiction. Print and Large Print copies of the monthly tittle will be available at the library a month before the meeting. You can also find copies online through the Libby app. This groups is currently at capacity. If you'd like to be put on the waitlist, please call the library at 508-394-8954.  February's pick is The one-in-a-million boy by Monica Wood

Crazy Cat Lady Purr-ty with NiSHA
Feb 14
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Tuesday, February 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Unlucky in love this Valentine's Day? Don't worry, we've got the purr-fect event for you! Join the Nantucket Atheneum and Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA) for a festive Valentine's Crazy Cat Lady Purr-ty! Come dressed in your best "Cat Lady" ensemble for a chance to win fun cat-themed prizes, enjoy refreshments, mingle with other cat lovers, and meet NiSHA's therapy cat heartthrob, Wasabi. You don't have to be single, a lady or even have cats—all are welcome! NiSHA representatives will be in attendance with information about our local shelter's available felines looking for homes and to answer cat questions. If a few kittens want to break out of the shelter to party downtown, shelter staff may have a few tagging along to meet and greet potential adopters! Adoption applications will be available to begin the adoption process (please note: no felines will be leaving with event attendees that day/evening).

Trustees Meeting In-Person
Feb 14
Eastham Public Library
Eastham Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

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Cooking with Brent
Feb 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 14 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Learn, cook, and laugh alongside one of the island’s premiere chefs, Brent Turner. Before coming to the island, Brent cooked in restaurants and worked on farms all over the North East before starting his own catering company on the South Shore. He now lives and works here on-island, as the head chef for Rosewater Market in Edgartown. His goal is bringing people closer to their food, and to “cook with your heart, eat with your hands.” Join us for any or all of our 4 classes in February during Cooking with Brent. Each class you will walk away with knowledge, a printed recipe, and the ingredients needed to make a great dinner to make at home!Tuesday, February 7th 5:00 – 6:00 – Flourless Chocolate TorteTuesday, February 14th 5:00 – 6:00 – Vegetable RisottoTuesday, February 21st 5:00 – 6:00 – Kale PestoTuesday, February 28th 5:00 – 6:00 – Spring RollsRegistration is required. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

TOPS
Feb 14
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, February 14 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ubi-wptr-ibsLearn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720

[IN PERSON] Speechcraft: A Four-Session Intro to Public Speaking, with Cheryl Burns
Feb 14
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Speechcraft is a workshop series that will help you develop your presentation skills through practice and by studying the materials provided. Participants will gain confidence in all aspects of communication, including written and impromptu speeches, body language, and listening. Registration is required and space is limited. Please note, your registration is a commitment to attend all four workshops in this series. Workshop dates are January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 21. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-speechcraft-a-four-session-intro-to-public-speaking-with-cheryl-burns-7/

Calling All Builders!
Feb 14
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Calling All Builders!Bring your imagination, we will supply the LEGOs!This drop-in group is for anyone 5 years and older.Come build with us!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Movie Night : Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Feb 14
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

A British classic that needs hardly any introduction, The Meaning of Life is a 1983British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, directed by Terry Jones. The Meaning of Life was the last feature film to star all six Python members and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival whose jury was led by William Styron. Spoiler alert: The Meaning of Life is : "Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations".Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Board of Library Trustees
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Contact: Linda Collins [Main Library]

English Learners Conversation Group
Feb 14
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us in the Bay Meeting Room on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm to practice speaking English with others who are learning the language. All levels of speaking ability are welcome. The class is led by an experienced teacher. It is appropriate for older teens and adults. Classes are free and there is no need to register in advance.Classes will take place: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.This class is thanks to the generosity of the Library Support Fund.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Curbside Crafts
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Pick up the ingredients to make a playful craft.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

[ONLINE] 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
Feb 15
Edgartown Free Public Library
Zoom

Wednesday, February 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

If you are seeking a new career direction, unemployed, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "encore career", this networking group is perfect for you! Every first and third Wednesday of the month, join us in a professional networking forum conducted in a safe and comfortable environment that's conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and one-on-one coaching guidance. This program will continue through June, and there will be a new topic covered in each session. Registration is required, click here for registration. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, in participation with over 60 other Massachusetts public libraries. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/online-50-job-seekers-networking-group-4/

CCCP Movement Jamboree
Feb 15
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Cape Cod Children’s Place presents: Movement Jamboreewith Britt BurbankCreative and inspiring activities that will have you singing, dancing, and playing together with new friends. Registration required for each session: Contact CCCP at 508-240-3310This program is for children ages 2-5.Contact: Britt Burbank : 508-240-3310 : info@capecodchildrensplace.com [Children]

Open
Feb 15
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Storytime
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for energetic, song-filled storytimes!   Suggested for Ages 1.5- 5 First come first serve!

Read and Play with Miss Lucy In-Person
Feb 15
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Eastham Public Library

Kids- would you like to join in on a program chock full of fun energy with lots of songs, stories, activities and crafts? Lucy Gilmore leads "Read and Play" administered by Cape Cod Children's Place and held at the Eastham Library. Please call the Cape Cod Children's Place at 508-240-3310 to register! The program is best for children ages birth - 5. The schedule follows the Nauset Regional schools schedule, and does not meet when school is not in session.

Dance Themed Story Time
Feb 15
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join us for an dance-themed story time! We will read stories, sing songs, and move around! https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/dance-themed-story-time/

Little Bookworms Story & Craft Time
Feb 15
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

This story time is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. We will sing songs, read books, and tap into our creativity with a craft. Look out for a different theme each week! All are welcome.This week's theme: Valentine's DayContact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

[IN PERSON] Discovery Days at the Library
Feb 15
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come to the library for this joint program with the Family Center on Wednesday mornings. Caregivers and children will read, discover, and explore a new theme together each week. This program is held concurrently with the Coffee and Conversations Parent Group, click here for details. No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-discovery-days-at-the-library-28/

[IN PERSON] Coffee and Conversations Parent Group
Feb 15
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join other parents and parenting specialists for coffee and light refreshments as we talk about the daily joys and challenges of parenthood. The MV Family Center will provide a child watcher for the younger children as they explore a new topic every week through our Discovery Days program, which will be taking place concurrently in the Children's Room. Registration is required for child watch, click here for registration. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library and The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-coffee-and-conversations-parent-group-7/

Sensory Storytime
Feb 15
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 15 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon. We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones. Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome. To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Music and Movement
Feb 15
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Wednesday, February 15 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Musical Therapist, Amy Wyman, for a weekly group featuring singing, dancing and musical toys chosen to promote early literacy and motor development in young toddlers (walkers and up) with a caregiver. Siblings welcome!Please register with the Coalition for Children at http://thecoalitionforchildren.org/playgroupsContact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

Language Café: American Sign Language
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in American Sign Language! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice signing with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Knit Lit
Feb 15
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 15 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Brooks Free Library

Experienced knitters and novices are invited to bring their needles and yarn and to share knitting stories and experiences with other knitters. For more information on joining the group please email cburke@clamsnet.org.

Wednesday Bridge Group
Feb 15
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 15 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Wednesday Bridge Group meets to play this exciting card game. Bridge is a four-player partnership trick-taking game with thirteen tricks per deal.Interested in joining? Leave your contact information with the circulation desk and we can put you in contact with the group leader.Group meets weekly from 12:30-3:30pm downstairs weekly in Community Room A.

Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee
Feb 15
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Please bring your own sewing machine! Join the Brewster Ladies' Library Boomerang Bag sewing community! Boomerang bags are reusable bags made of discarded fabric intended to help reduce plastic and textile pollution. The bags are distributed for free into the community. We will be sewing bags in the library auditorium. We are looking for volunteers to become leading members of this group. To participate, please email ggriffis@brewsterladieslibrary.org  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/boomerang-bags-sewing-bee-6/

Language Café: Spanish
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

¡Bienvenidos! to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Spanish! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Writing Through Workshop: Sharing Your Thoughts Through Poetry and Prose
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
Council on Aging, 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, USA

Wednesday, February 15 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Writing Through is a 5-session creative writing program led by founder, Sue Guiney. This international non-profit program uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, self-esteem and enhance each individual’s voice. Registration is required, contact coa-staff@westtisbury-ma.gov A transportation option is available for down-island residents that would like to participate in this program at Howes House. For transportation questions email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

Wednesday Afternoon Readers - IN PERSON Book Club
Feb 15
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, February 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Growing up Black in rural North Carolina Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world- class professional violinist and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother who wants him to stop making such a racket not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his beat-up family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius all his dreams suddenly seem within reach and together Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome there has always been a truly great musician within him.~ summary by AmazonContact: 508-759-0600 x 6302 : staff@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Original Book Club
Feb 15
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, February 15 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Language Café: English
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in English! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free. ¡Bienvenidos a el Language Café del Nantucket Atheneum! El Language Café da una oportunidad para que las personas que estén aprendiendo un nuevo idioma se reúnen en un ambiente relajado y practiquen hablar unos con otros. ¡CUALQUIER nivel de experiencia es bienvenido! Si eres un experto o estas comenzando con solo unas pocas palabras, ven a tomar un café o te, o simplemente ven a absorber un nuevo idioma. ¡El idioma de esta café será el inglés! Recuede—esto NO es una clase. Es una oportunidad de practicar hablar con otros estudiantes. La admisión es gratis.

Game Time!
Feb 15
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Wednesday, February 15 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Game Time! for Students in Grades K to 4! Join your friends for an afternoon of unplugged gaming. From checkers and chess to favorite board and card games this program will offer a variety of gaming opportunities. This is a Monomoy Early Release Day a light snack will be provided. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Oak Bluffs Historical Commission
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Oak Bluffs Historical Commission monthly meeting.

Handmade Creations
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For ages 10-14. Explore arts and crafts with your friends. Some options include: painting rocks, collaging, slime making, knitting, beading, sewing, and preparing food with simple recipes.  Feel free to reach out to Mary Jane at maldrich@clamsnet.org if there are specific crafts that appeal to you.

Library Legos
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come join us for some creative construction!  The library will supply the LEGO bricks and you can have some fun. We'll take a picture of you and your masterpiece for you to keep!  With permission, we'll post pictures of your masterpiece on our Weezie Library Facebook page!  Program is FREE but space is limited.For children in grades 1-5.

Wednesday 'Walk the Chop'
Feb 15
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

'Wednesday 'Walk the Chop' meets at the Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main Street)then walks/runs (or any combination thereof ) the West Chop loop.Course is not hilly and is just over 3 miles. Heels up at 3PM. Rain or shine. No sign up necessary.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org or Triva.Emery@gmail.com with any questions.    Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Drop-In Lego Club!
Feb 15
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join us for weekly drop-in lego creations! No registration needed. Free! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Story Telling Workshop with Francesca Sobrer PART 3
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Do you have a story to tell? Join Francesca Sobrer for this three-day workshop, where you will have the chance to craft and practice your story and then share it with a live audience in the Great Hall on Friday, February 17th.DAY #3Using the story they want to tell, we will practice presenting and go over the technique of the actual telling of the story.Francesca Sobrer:  Storyteller, writer, teacher, actor and director, Francesca enjoys working with actors and storytellers to help them develop the story they want to tell. Quite a few of her own stories begin on Nantucket Island where she was raised and where her mother, Margaret Hitchcock, was the original proprietress of Something Natural.  Presently, Sobrer is based in the lovely city of Chicago. She has been published in Chicago Storytellers Press, from Stage to Page, True Stories About Love and recently as co-editor with Liminal Publishing, A POET’S TAROT by Josep Miquel Sobrer (Now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.).  She recently wrote and performed the Solo Story, Tidepools for the FilletofSolo Storytelling Festival in Chicago. A four-time MothStorySLAM winner, Sobrer has also told stories for Back Yard Story, This Much is True, Soul Stories, South Specific, Soul Serenade, First Person Live, BackRoom and Homewood Stories. francescasobrer.com

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Knitting Group, with Cindy Bonnell
Feb 15
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Cindy Bonnell, master knitter, presides over a sociable group of knitters on Wednesday afternoons in the upstairs boardroom here at the library. Knitters and aspiring knitters of all levels of experience are welcome to bring their projects and drop in for support, inspiration, and expert advice. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-knitting-group-with-cindy-bonnell-15/

[IN PERSON] Fit Camp with Bonnie Kingsbury
Feb 15
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Kids can get their bodies moving on Wednesday afternoons on the library lawn, weather permitting. This after-school youth fitness program will offer healthy activities incorporating simple cardio, agility, and mind over matter drills. No registration necessary. For kids 8 and older. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-fit-camp-with-bonnie-kingsbury-48/

Finance Committee
Feb 15
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 15 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Finance Committee MeetingContact: Keith Schwegel : 703-304-1572 : kgmichael@comcast.net [Main Library]

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Wednesdays
Feb 15
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Wednesday, February 15 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Wednesday evening gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

Conversation Circle
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month to practice your English language skills over conversation and refreshments. Good for speakers of all languages, ages, and proficiency levels, including Native English speakers. Celebrate the cultural and linguistic differences of our diverse community.   Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or call 508-693-9433 with questions  

Board of Library Trustees
Feb 15
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

The Board of Trustees meets at 6pm on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes your input. Due to current public health emergency this meeting will be held remotely on Zoom platform. The public can attend and participate by joining scheduled Zoom meeting via URL:https://zoom.us/j/94580360907To join by telephone: dial 646 558 8656 and enter Meeting ID: 945 8036 0907 when prompted.  [Meetings]

Atheneum Knitting Group
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Calling all knitters! Gather your projects and supplies and come knit with us.Are you curious about learning how to knit? Our group of veterans can get you started. Are you stymied by a challenge in your project? Our group can help with that.The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques.Free admission. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Wednesday Night Knitters
Feb 15
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Wednesday Night KnittersLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us for this free 6 week session.Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Table Top Game Night
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Join us for our Weekly Table Top Game Night at the Nantucket Atheneum. Every week we will have one table devoted to a rotating selection of games and one table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first come first serve!) New players and old are all welcome!Game Night is open to ADULTS & TEENS( 13+ )

Basics of Astrology with Suzanne Keating
Feb 15
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Basic Astrology When you learn the Archetypal energy of the Planets and  how they express themselves through the  Zodiac Signs,  you start to realize their vibrational  impact in your life. This introductory class will teach you the Signs, their Planetary Rulers, Elements, Modalities and Polarities, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope. A later series of classes will focus on the Planetary Aspects. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Climate Book Club
Feb 15
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Climate Book ClubContact: David Leslie : 203-909-0448 : hdleslie@gmail.com [Main Library]

Game Night at the Barn
Feb 15
Oak Bluffs Library
The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

Wednesday, February 15 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for a variety of board games and socializing. We meet weekly at 7:30pm, and newcomers are always welcome.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 16 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Toddler Hop Skip Read
Feb 16
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 16 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip Read w/Miss Annie @ the new Bourne for Children Classroom at Bournedale Elementary Music & Movement group for kids walking to 3 years old.Register here for the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Toddler Time
Feb 16
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children up to 3 years old. Join us for some short stories, fingerplays, and songs designed to foster pre-literacy skills.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens.

Online Technology Class
Feb 16
Nantucket Atheneum
US

Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Nantucket Atheneum

Make a Little Movie and show it on your smart TV !

Book sale meeting
Feb 16
Brewster Ladies' Library
Historic Room Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Meeting https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/book-sale-meeting-7/

Friends of the Falmouth Public Library
Feb 16
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Book Sale MeetingContact: edwina : 508-457-0359 [Main Library]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 16
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Little Builders
Feb 16
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Little Builders Story & Play GroupThis drop-in groups is for kids 5 years and under along with their parent or care provider.You supply the imagination, we supply the blocks!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Thursday Knitting Group
Feb 16
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Love to knit? The Thursday Knitting Group is the place for you! Meet downstairs in Community Room A each Thursday from 10am - 1pm, drop-in.Questions? Contact Group Leader, Diane Nielsen, at nielsend7p12@gmail.com

Pre-School story Time
Feb 16
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 16 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Annie at the new Bourne for Children classroom at Bournedale Elementaryfor stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Yoga Class
Feb 16
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 16 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

Join instructor Maria for an hour of gentle hatha yoga for all levels. $12 per class or $55 for a five-class pass. Contact Maria at (774) 212-0511 or scroot@comcast.net to reserve a spot!

Preschool Story Time
Feb 16
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 16 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children ages 3 years and older.  Join us for a special 30 minute story time feature new and classic stories, fingerplays, and songs.

[IN PERSON] Wiggle with the Words
Feb 16
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, February 16 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join Elyce in the Program Room for a movement-based storytime using fun props and interactive stories. This program is geared toward ages 1-5, but all are welcome. No registration necessary.  https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-wiggle-with-the-words-52/

Fresh Air Storytime!
Feb 16
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 16 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Fresh Air Storytime at CPL! Thursdays at 11:00am Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our back patio every Thursday at 11am! No outdoor story time if it’s raining-- call ahead to check at (508) 790-6220

Baby Yoga
Feb 16
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Thursday, February 16 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Baby Yoga — Thursdays from Oct. 6th to December 15th for Newborns to Pre-Crawling Infants with Caregivers. Enjoy a unique adult/child bonding opportunity by practicing yoga, discovering movement, and singing rhymes in this child-friendly, relaxed, environment. Registration is required for this 10 week fall session.  Note: no class on November 24th. [Programs and Events]

Reserved for staff In-Person
Feb 16
Eastham Public Library
Small Conference Room

Thursday, February 16 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

KM

Homeschool Meet Up for Preschool + Kindergarten
Feb 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for a FREE circle time and show and tell at the Oak Bluffs Library. Leave with a weekly curriculum for home. Great for those looking to begin early education, part time preschoolers, and homeschool 6 and under to have a social learning experience!  If you have any questions about this event, contact Sidney Trott at sidneytrott@gmail.com Join our free Facebook community: MV Homeschool Co-op and Academic Support for more learning resources, meet ups and field trip information. Check our Facebook page for the show and tell color of the week

Author Grace M. Cho
Feb 16
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, February 16 at 1:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

You’re invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War: Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia. In her mother’s final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her mother’s childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her mother’s multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised her—but also the things that kept her alive.  Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here.  Grace M. Cho is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island. She received a PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MEd from Harvard School of Education. Her work crosses disciplinary boundaries and seeks to engage popular audiences. From 2005 to 2007 she was a contributing performance artist for Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War, a collaborative art project based on the oral histories of Korean War survivors and their children. Her participation in Still Present Pasts influenced the form and content of her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy and the Forgotten War (University of Minnesota, 2008) which combined fiction, performance, autoethnography and sociological research. It won a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association for its innovative methodology. Her second book, Tastes Like War, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Nonfiction. [Programs and Events]

Knitters
Feb 16
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 16
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Vineyard Haven Public Library Book Group
Feb 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Vineyard Room

Thursday, February 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come enjoy a lively discussion in a casual "hybrid" format--both in person in the Vineyard Room at the Library and on Zoom. Book club selections include contemporary fiction and the occasional memoir or non-fiction. Everyone is invited to join us. This month's selection is "The Swimmers" by Julie Otsuko. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk of the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Please email rkonigsberg@clamsnet.org with any questions and to be added to the list and a zoom link will be sent by email.  [Adult]

Neighborhood Falmouth
Feb 16
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, February 16 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Board of DirectorsContact: John McDonagh : 508-367-6824 : jmcdonagh@neighborhoodfalmouth.org [Main Library]

Teen Thursday
Feb 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 16 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Lego Club
Feb 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

When playing with toys for building things, children learn while having fun.Creativity, problem solving, spatial reasoning, and teamwork are skills yourchild can learn while playing with Lego bricks, Duplos, or Mega Bloks.  Drop inanytime between 3 to 4:30 pm. Open to kids of all ages.

Manga/Comics Club for Teens In-Person
Feb 16
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Thursday, February 16 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

Our Manga/Comics club is open to all teenagers! Do you love Marvel/DC comics? How about Demon Slayer or My Hero Academia? Pokemon? Sailor Moon? Full-Metal Alchemist? If so, then this might be the book club for you! Once a month we will come together to talk about our favorite titles and discuss a new comic/manga for our rotating book group. These titles will usually be availible through the library. For more information, email our staff librarian, Corey, at crfarrenkopf@clamsnet.org. Registration is not required, but if you'd like to fill out the registration form below, that would be cool too...just so we have a little heads up :)

Kids Crafts - Bead Box
Feb 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, February 16 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Decorate a box with Mardi Gras beads!  No registration required but materials are limitedContact: Jennifer Rapuano : 508-696-4211 x118 : jrapuano@clamsnet.org [Children's]

BookTeasers
Feb 16
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Thursday, February 16 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Discuss what you've been reading inthe company of great people. Meets the third Thursday of each month in the back room of the West Yarmouth Library.Food and drink permitted. [Adult]

Monthly Board Meeting
Feb 16
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, February 16 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

The monthly Board Meeting for the Library https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/monthly-board-meeting-6/

Reserved for staff In-Person
Feb 16
Eastham Public Library
Small Conference Room

Thursday, February 16 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

KM

Centerville Book Friends Book Group
Feb 16
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 16 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Centerville Book Friends is a book group that meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, downstairs in Community Room A or our on our back patio.

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group
Feb 16
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Thursday, February 16 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group for Students in Grades 5-8!. Join Meghan after school to explore the exciting world of graphic novels! Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Salsa Suelta with Christina Montoya
Feb 16
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Back by popular demand! Known as Casino dancing in Cuba, this class will explore basic rhythms and movements of this style and related styles, as well as touch on history and culture. No partner necessary.Class size is limited to 15 attendees and registration is required. To register, please email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

One Book, One Town Book Discussion: Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Feb 16
Brewster Ladies' Library
Meeting Room Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join us to discuss a book that Agatha Christie considered one of her best! The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion falls on the old man’s young widow, 50 years his junior. But the murderer hasn't reckoned with the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/crooked-house-book-discussion/

Queen of Clubs Book Club
Feb 16
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Join the Queen of Clubs Book Group for reading fun on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7pm. The group meets in Community Room A.Questions or want to join the group? Contact Group Leader, Linda Doucette, at ldoucetteq@msn.com .

Book Group In-Person
Feb 16
Eastham Public Library
Greg Turner Meeting Room

Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

The library's open book group will meet on Thurs., February 16 in the Greg Turner Room at 6 pm. This month we will discuss [TBA] Please register at www.easthamlibrary.org. You may register for just one week, or all of them. Each month's book and discussion questions may be obtained at the Circ Desk.

ELL Beginner English
Feb 16
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

ELL Beginner's English class for those seeking to learn basic conversation used in daily activities.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in beginner class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

ELL Intermediate English
Feb 16
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Intermediate English conversation for those seeking to improve their English language skills.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in intermediate English class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

Great Decisions 2023: Session 3
Feb 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

This 8-Week Discussion Group meets every Thursday from February 2nd through March 23rd to discuss foreign policy issues. Members read materials and watch videos prepared by the Foreign Policy Association on specific topics in advance. Session 3: China and the US. [Adult]

Before Brooklyn by Author Ted Reinstein
Feb 16
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Thursday, February 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Ted Reinstein joins us via Zoom to talk about his new book Before Brooklyn The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier.  This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016). [Programs and Events]

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, February 17 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Fridays
Feb 17
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Friday, February 17 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Friday morning gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

Bridge
Feb 17
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, February 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Toddler Town early session
Feb 17
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 17 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-early-session-2/

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup
Feb 17
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday, February 17 from 9:45 am to 11:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Coalition for Children: Musical Babies
Feb 17
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 17 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group featuring singing, dancing and playing with musical toys. Geared for infants (ages 4-14 months) with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 17
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Friday, February 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Pre-School Story Time
Feb 17
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, February 17 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Judy for stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Toddler Town
Feb 17
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Fridays: 10:30-11:30am Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-18/

Read & Play
Feb 17
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

We’re combining our year-round storytime with sensory and movement stations for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Memoir Group
Feb 17
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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]

[IN PERSON] Flashback Fridays
Feb 17
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Revel in the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s by introducing your kids to the toys of your childhood. Each week will feature something different for you and your littles to play with! No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-flashback-fridays-3/

Yoga at CPL
Feb 17
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

In collaboration with Yoga Neighborhood, CPL hosts a FREE Hatha yoga at CPL on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am. We welcome you to join us either in-person or via Zoom! The instructor will lead class indoors in our community room. Don't forget your mat! Register at this link if you want the Zoom link to the virtual class.

Newcomers Chess
Feb 17
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Members of DY Newcomers meet to play Chess in our program room. Contact Doug to sign up at (508) 367-7648.

Coalition for Children: Music Zones
Feb 17
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 17 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group exploring physical and mental wellness through music, movement, exploration & storytelling. Geared for children ages 3 & up with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant). Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Memoir Writing Group
Feb 17
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 17 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

A weekly memoir writing group facilitated by Katrina Valenzuela. Please contact Katrina at dancerkat7@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.

Friday Movie Series - Musicals In-Person
Feb 17
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Friday, February 17 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come by the library to watch some of your favorite musicals on the big screen! From Singing in the Rain to singing In the Heights, join us for classics and new favorites. Drop-in, no registration required. Drinks and light snacks provided. This week we will be showing "Moulin Rouge" (2001). An aspiring writer named Christian leaves his bourgeois father during the French belle époque of the late 1890s to seek his fortunes in the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. There he meets and falls into a doomed romance with the courtesan Satine, who becomes the star of the play he is writing.

Writing Through Workshop: Sharing Your Thoughts Through Poetry and Prose
Feb 17
Oak Bluffs Library
Council on Aging, 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, USA

Friday, February 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Writing Through is a 5-session creative writing program led by founder, Sue Guiney. This international non-profit program uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, self-esteem and enhance each individual’s voice. Registration is required, contact coa-staff@westtisbury-ma.gov A transportation option is available for down-island residents that would like to participate in this program at Howes House. For transportation questions email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

Scavenger Hunt
Feb 17
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Friday, February 17 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Banned Book Club: Gender Queer
Feb 17
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 17 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Banned Book Club will be discussing Alex Award winner Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. This is an Intergenerational Book Club & we welcome members of various ages, 12 & up.  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/banned-book-club-meeting-5/

Teen Game Night
Feb 17
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 17 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come play games at the library! Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance and Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy, and many more!The games will rotate and are first-come, first-served.

Magic: The Gathering Gaming Club
Feb 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, February 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come play Magic: the Gathering at the Oak Bluffs Public Library! Players of all skill levels are welcome. On the first and third Fridays of the month. Food and drink will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own as long as you clean up after yourself. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. For more information, please contact Marco Daniels at mdaniels@clamsnet.org

An Evening of Storytelling
Feb 17
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Storyteller, Actor and Performer Francesca Sobrer hosts a storytelling hour featuring the students of her 3-day Storytelling Workshop.In a Moth-style performance, join us to hear the tales each student has crafted and practiced during the week.Free admission.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 18
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Saturday, February 18 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Scavenger Hunt
Feb 18
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

[IN PERSON] Vinyasa Power Yoga, with Colleen Macsuga (all levels)
Feb 18
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Colleen Macsuga will be teaching a Vinyasa class that is therapeutic, creative, and powerful. Vinyasa (a practice designed to help you heal while keeping you in peak physical shape) incorporates elements of strength building, making it a dynamic experience. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. The library will have a limited number of mats available for use. All levels are welcome; each pose is guided from the foundation to the full expression. Registration is requested. Classes will be on February 4, 11, 18, and 25. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-vinyasa-power-yoga-with-colleen-macsuga-all-levels-39/

Piano tuning
Feb 18
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

The piano will be tuned in preparation for the next day's concert https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/piano-tuning-3/

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 18
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Electric Vehicles
Feb 18
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

Five Truro residents will talk about their experiences with their electric vehicles. They’ll share why they made the decision to purchase an EV, what the challenges have been, how they plan for the recharging needs of their cars, if they took advantage of any state/federal incentives, etc. This will be an open session that provides time for a conversation between the panelists and audience. About The Truro Climate Action Committee: The Truro Climate Action Committee primary focus is to investigate, study, and make recommendations to the Select Board on minimizing the Town’s carbon footprint and minimizing the vulnerabilities to the consequences of climate change.

Open
Feb 18
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Tap with Hannah
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Hannah on Saturday mornings to discover your inner tap dancer! Class will include a warm-up, instruction to basic tap steps and vocabulary. We will end each class with some fun, light choreography that will keep you tapping until the next class.No experience is necessary, and a limited number of tap shoes will be provided (size dependent). Although this class is geared towards adults, tap is fun for all ages, and a great way to get in touch with rhythm and musicality. Registration is encouraged. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

Tumble Time Storytime with Emily!
Feb 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Saturday, February 18 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Tumble Time is back! Come join Emily on Saturdays in February to shake your sillies out! Join us at 10:30 for stories and fun! Free!Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

[IN PERSON] Mending for Sustainability
Feb 18
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Saturday, February 18 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Whether you’re a stitching master or have never sewn before, come and join EPL’s monthly mending club. This program is perfect for anyone looking for ways to extend the life of their favorite denim, get more seasons from their coziest sweater, and contribute to sustainability by making sure their clothes don't end up in landfills. We will have a large array of mending and sewing supplies available for use along with several how-to books and expertise from longtime sewers. All experience levels are welcome. No registration required. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-mending-for-sustainability/

Generative Writing Group In-Person
Feb 18
Eastham Public Library
Eastham Room

Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

Join us for an informal Generative Writing Group lead by our staff librarian, Corey. Each meeting will consists of prompts for those who want them for their fiction/non-fiction/poetry. All are welcome to stop by for some quality writing time. Follow the prompts, work on your novel, write what poems are speaking to you...do whatever you want! We support it! Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 11-12.

Musical Discoveries
Feb 18
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Experience the joy of Musical Discoveries with Rachel Youngling during February. Singing, movement, and instruments. Drop in program. No signup required.This program is for ages birth to 8.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508.760.4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Children]

Slime Making
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

One Book, One Town Murder Mystery Party
Feb 18
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

For one afternoon only, Brewster Ladies’ Library will become Cadbury House, a reportedly haunted mansion where mystery is afoot! The heiress Victoria Cadbury is hosting a soiree, and you’re invited. Dress for the party and talk to in-character staff members to learn more about the possible haunting. If a murder might occur, try to uncover whodunit. Light refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/murder-mystery-party/

All Ages Chess Club
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join Chess Club at its new home at the Oak Bluffs Library! Chess is more popular now than ever. Are you looking for a partner, a challenge, a new move? Come and play at the library with a dedicated group of chess lovers in this fun and welcoming environment. Email amcdonough@clamsnet.org, or tthorpe@clamsnet.org for more information.

Board Game Club
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Board Game Club for 4th and 5th GradersCome learn and play highly-rated board games with others your age. If you already have a favorite game, feel free to bring it with you..  

FREE STAGE READING: "Verticals and Horizontals" by Gary Garrison
Feb 18
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Five ten-minute plays — comic, comic-dramas and dramas — from Garrison’s acclaimed anthology of the same name. This is part of our on going playwright series: March 18, 2023 – “Fatty Pastrami” by Julia Salinger April 22, 2023 – “Isherwood” by John Dennis Anderson

Chess Club at the Oak Bluffs Library
Feb 18
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Oak Bluffs Library

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Join us in the Conference Room at the Oak Bluffs Library for a very casualchess game. All levels encouraged to attend. Sometimes there's a Scrabble playeror 2 as well.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Good Stories, Well Read
Feb 18
Yarmouth Town Library
West Yarmouth Library

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Join us for a Storytime for Grownups session of Good Stories in front of the fireplace at West Yarmouth Library -- classic stories read by local Cape Cod actors. Bring a friend or neighbor. No sign up required. [Stories]

Indoor Mushroom Growing
Feb 18
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

.Indoor Mushroom Growing Did you know that gourmet mushrooms can cost $30 per pound in the store? Indoor mushroom farmer, Isaiah Chavez from Mighty Mountain Mushrooms in Colorado, will teach us about growing mushrooms indoors. From choosing the ideal location and proper soil to nurturing and harvesting your edible fungi, Mr. Chavez, considered a mushroom expert, will cover all the basics. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms using limited space. Isaiah Chavez will join us via Zoom.Free and open to all.​ Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Teen Yoga
Feb 18
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 18 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Move, stretch, breathe, and connect your body and mind in a special yoga class, just for teens and tweens.Teens today have a lot on their plates, with super competitive academics and sports, packed schedules, and more. Join this 45-minute teen yoga class to chill out and get in tune with your body. Participants will learn mindful movement strategies to stretch and strengthen muscles as well as calming mindfulness and observation strategies to reduce stress and connect to joy. No experience needed. Please wear clothing you can move around in, and don’t forget your water! Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

Mindful Movement
Feb 18
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Saturday, February 18 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join Erin Fitzgerald for an interactive play & learn featuring movement, mindfulness, stories and songs. Mindfulness equips children with emotional literacy and allows them to communicate successfully with the world around them, fostering compassion, emotion regulation and even better sleep! Geared for ages 3.5 & up (siblings welcome) with a caregiver. Registration required. Register Here. Contact: Coalition for Children : (508) 548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

The Oscars at the Library
Feb 18
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 18 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us every Saturday for a film showing of the best picture nominees as we lead up to the Oscar’s in March.  Saturdays at 4pm 2/04 – Elvis 2/11 – Tár 2/18 – Top Gun Maverick 2/25 – The Banshees of Inisherin 3/04 – The Fabelmans 3/11 – Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 19
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Sunday, February 19 All Day

Falmouth Public Library

[Main Library]

Virtual: Another Summer of Drawing
Feb 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Sunday, February 19 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 REPLAY : 'Another Summer of Drawing' where we concentrate more on overall technique, composition, skills, and concepts rather than which medium is being used. We will also spend longer on the subject matter. (Less quick sketches, more demos) Sundays. These classes have been recorded are also available on ERW's YouTube channel.- Home - Session #7 'Beneath the Surface'  Landscape concept #3. Attend one or all sessions, same registration linkPlease register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-itpz4qG9ALfC-LjuVFCtnya27ybcE7  Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

CBD Talk with Paul Borde
Feb 19
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Sunday, February 19 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

What is this thing called CBD?If you are like a lot of people, you may have questions about CBD, which seems to be advertised everywhere. What exactly is CBD and where does it come from?What does it do to the body?Cannabis history?Is CBD from the marijuana plant?Will I get high from using CBD?Can I drive my car after using CBD?Just what are the positive effects of using CBD?How do I know what a proper dose is?When is the best time of day to use CBD?How do I judge the quality of CBD products?What the heck does CBD stand for anyway?These are some of the many questions people have been asking about Cannabidiol (CBD).Paul Borde is offering an information session to answer any questions you might have about CBD products. The session would last approximately 90 minutes, depending on the questions people have.Paul does NOT use the session to sell his products. Paul’s primary mission is to educate people first on CBD and the many benefits it offers.Background:Paul had a serious back injury (L4) in 2019 and stumbled on CBD from his chiropractor as an aid to help in his recovery. It opened his eyes to alternative wellness of CBD, and to the incredible worldwide growth of CBD and Cannabinoids in general. Paul has done extensive research while traveling around the country to learn about the the availability, use and benefits of CBD products.

Winter Booksale and Book Donation
Feb 19
Brewster Ladies' Library
Flagpole Courtyard Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the Library for the BLLA Winter Booksale! Held every Sunday the Library is open, November 6th to March 26th, from 1 PM to 3:45 PM. Held underneath the Library, by the Flagpole Courtyard. Donations are Accepted from 1 PM to 3 PM. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/winter-booksale-36/

Senior2Senior Training Class Google Workspace: Addressing Sole Proprietorships and Small Businesses
Feb 19
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Sunday, February 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

This class will show how Google Workspace (and its integrated apps) can support your business without breaking the bank.As a small business owner, you’re used to juggling lots of different tasks. One minute you’re emailing a customer, the next, you’re scheduling a series of meetings. With the right digital tools, you can streamline tasks so you can focus on the work that matters most to your business.What makes Google Workspace effective for small businesses is how the different apps are connected and work together. For example, with your email, calendar, and video chat all connected, you can easily schedule meetings, send invites, sync calendars, present over the video, and more. You can easily extend Google Workspace to meet your team’s unique digital marketing needs in the areas of:- Personalized email campaigns- Announce your internet presence- Create a website- Use Slide to present your products- Survey your customers- Collect customer feedback- Develop marketing materials- Collaborate with your team online- Secure backup and security This exciting opportunity will be led by Paul Gentile, whose career at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation focused in the areas of strategic planning and IT. While in upstate New York, he worked at Cornell University and helped establish their first digital archiving conservation project before moving to an administrative position in the School of Engineering. A Cape Cod resident since 1999, he has worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in IT. Most recently, he held the position of Energy Coordinator for the Town of Falmouth where he still coordinates various energy-related projects. He has taught classes at WHOI, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, Mashpee Senior Center, Falmouth New Comers Club, Falmouth Community School,  Barnstable Senior Center and the Town of Falmouth. This program will take place in the Program Room (lower level) at the VHPL and is co-sponsored with the Chilmark Public Library.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5088384459 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Sunday Concert: Joan Kirchner, Soprano and Anne Franciose, Pianist "Varieties of Love"
Feb 19
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Sunday Concert: Joan Kirchner, Soprano and Anne Franciose, Pianist "Varieties of Love." Explore how 19th century art song composers expressed love of nature and human connections. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sunday-concert-6/

Library Closed
Feb 20
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Monday, February 20 All Day

Centerville Public Library

Centerville Public Library is CLOSED in observance of President's Day

Holiday Closing
Feb 20
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Monday, February 20 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 20
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Monday, February 20 All Day

Falmouth Public Library

[Falmouth]

Library Closed
Feb 20
Eldredge Public Library
564 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Monday, February 20 All Day

Eldredge Public Library

[Programs and Events]

PRESIDENTS DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 20
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Monday, February 20 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

CLOSED in observance of President’s Day
Feb 20
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Monday, February 20 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Language Café: Portuguese
Feb 20
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 20 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bem-vindo! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Portuguese! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Next Chapter Book Club
Feb 20
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, February 20 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Next Chapter Book Club in the Hermann Room - NCBC is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Contact: Meg Krohn : mkrohn@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Sit and Stitch In-Person
Feb 20
Mashpee Public Library
Conference Room

Monday, February 20 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come knit, crochet and embroider with us! Bring whatever project you're working on or look through our patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles to lend to get you started. We don't provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

Language Café: Italian
Feb 20
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Benvenuto! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Italian! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Cotuit Puzzlers Jigsaw Group
Feb 20
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit Library

Monday, February 20 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Piece together new friends and good conversation over our extensive collection of jigsaw puzzles and a cuppa on Mondays from 1:00-3:00. Work together on a single puzzle or do them separately. Roll away the puzzle to take home or work on next week without losing your place. All are welcome. 

Language Café: French
Feb 20
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 20 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bienvenue! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in French! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Cribbage
Feb 20
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, February 20 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

The Cribbage players meet in the Art Room at Cotuit Library. Please contact the library if you are interested in playing. (508) 428-8141

Tarot Class with Suzanne Keating
Feb 20
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Are you ready to learn more about the Tarot, and have fun doing it?! We’ll reinforce what you already know about the  Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana, getting up close and personal with each of the archetypes. We’ll also explore the Minor Cards/ Suits, immersing ourselves in their Elements and symbolism and get to know the Court Cards in each realm! All the while, we’ll be having fun using different spreads! Bring your favorite deck!  Classes are held Monday Nights in the Great Hall at the Atheneum Library from  6:30-8:30pm. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Online ELL: Group Conversation - Intermediate
Feb 20
Nantucket Atheneum
US

Monday, February 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Conversation will center around everyday life, American culture, current events around the U.S. and the world, and other topics that may inspire us.Session are free, open to adult English language learners, and led by a literacy volunteer. To register contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Fat Tuesday Jazz Music (free collectable CDs available)
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Inspired by the Mardi Gras festival, we will be playing a collection of old jazz music provided by a loyal patron of the library. All the music being played is eligible for a good home!

Stories, Songs and Instruments
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Listen to a story, shake maracas, tap the drum, sing, dance and play!Please just drop on by... Contact: 508-548-6340 : mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [East Falmouth]

Sit n' stitch
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needle art project.Come meet new friends and get inspired!This is a casual drop in gathering. [East Falmouth]

Stay & Make: Drop-In Craft
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and make a craft! Suggested ages 3 and up, some adult assistance may be helpful.Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Pokémon Training Camp
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Trying to catch them all? During our three-day training camp, Matt from the Cape Cod Toy Chest will teach trainers how to master the battling card game of Pokémon. He will discuss how to read a basic Pokémon card and go over the three types of Pokémon cards: Energy, Pokémon, and Trainer. You will learn how to use the cards so you can evolve your Pokémon during game battles, how to use energy cards so your Pokémon can attack during game battles, and how trainer cards work and when they would be used during gameplay. Prerequisite: You must know how to read in order to play the game and do simple math(addition, subtraction, multiplication). This is a three-day camp, and registration is required for each day of training. Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [ages 8+]

Historical Society Library Open Hours
Feb 21
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Knitting for a Cause
Feb 21
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

This group will make mittens, shawls, hats, scarves, etc. for local nursing homes, NOAH shelters, and other places in need. Just show up!  Group meets in Community Room A every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Contact Group Leader, Debi Swiderski, at dbswiderski@yahoo.com for questions or for yarn, needles or patterns.

Open
Feb 21
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Bridge Bookies (closed group)
Feb 21
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Storytime
Feb 21
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Chair Yoga
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Oak Bluffs Library

The Oak Bluffs Library welcomes Lorrane Menezes for Chair Yoga. This class aims to improve patron’s flexibility, concentration and strength while remaining accessible to all. Lorrane is a certified yoga teacher on the island who has taught classes at Yoga on the Vine, the Y, and private sessions.

AARP Tax Aide Program
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Volunteers, certified and trained under the AARP Tax Aide Program, will again offer FREE income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers, with a special emphasis on taxpayers sixty and older. Interested taxpayers should call the Council on Aging to sign up for the service, and to pick up their information and questionnaire packages.Taxpayers must complete their questionnaires, bring a copy of last year’s tax return, and provide all relevant tax documents at the time of their appointment. For information and to register (enrollment is limited), call Rose Cogliano 508-693-4509

Storytime with Emily
Feb 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Emily for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

VNA Hospice - Grief Support Group
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Grief Support GroupContact: Emily Davern : 508-740-2342 : eadavern@capecodhealth.org [Main Library]

Adventures in Storytime
Feb 21
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A storytime featuring interactive stories & songs for you and your child.For birth - 5 year oldsChildren under the age of 10 need to bring an adult.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Children]

Sea Turtles with Wellfleet Audubon
Feb 21
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Truro Public Library

Join Massachusetts Audubon educators to learn all about sea turtles! We’ll explore a sea turtle’s life cycle, their special adaptations, and understand what we can find right here on Cape Cod in certain times of the year. Students will have a chance to look at and feel real sea turtle artifacts, play a nesting game, and learn about how they can help these endangered species.

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Play-Doh Group
Feb 21
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Create and play using our collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys in the Children's Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-play-doh-group-28/

Yoga Collaborative: Gentle Flow
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

In February our wellness sampler classes are with instructors from The Yoga Collaborative. Each class operates independently: feel free to register for one or all of them.Tuesday February 21, 11am-12pm, in the Hermann Meeting Room: Gentle Flow, with JaneThis class will provide yogis of all levels the opportunity to explore the connection between breath, movement and meditation. Variations and modifications will be provided so that each person can practice in a way that best fits their body.  All levels welcome. Please dress for exercise and bring a yoga mat.This class is funded by the Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

12 O'Clock Knitting Club
Feb 21
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 21 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Cozy up  at Cotuit Library! Each Tuesday at noon we will be gathering with coffee, tea, and our knitting projects to choose a cozy mystery to read for the week. Other crafting and fiber arts welcome! If it is a chilly day we may put a log on the fire, and we always have plenty of comfy chairs to go around. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org or call (508) 428-8141 for more information!

Snow Globe Children's Craft
Feb 21
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 21 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 21
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Blood Pressure Screenings
Feb 21
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Free Blood Pressure Screenings courtesy of Betty Chaffee of Bayada. Find her in the front lobby for a quick check that makes a big difference! Drop-in, no registration necessary. Screenings will take place at CPL on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm.

Civil War and Reconstruction: A Virtual Tour with the National Constitution Center
Feb 21
Brewster Ladies' Library
Zoom

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join us for a live virtual tour of the Slavery and Reconstruction exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We'll explore their exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, as a museum educator leads us through the exhibit. Learn how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war during the Reconstruction period, taking a particularly close look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.  Along the way, our guide will highlight the stories of people like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and other figures central to the conflict over slavery. We will also get an up-close look at special artifacts on display, including original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Dred Scott's signed petition for freedom, a fragment of the flag that Abraham Lincoln raised at Independence Hall, a commemorative copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, and more!  This virtual tour is provided in conjunction with the National Constitution Center. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/civil-war-and-reconstruction-a-virtual-tour-with-the-national-constitution-center/

Civil War and Reconstruction: A Virtual Tour with the National Constitution Center
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for a live virtual tour of the Slavery and Reconstruction exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We’ll explore their exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, as a museum educator leads us through the exhibit.  Learn how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war during the Reconstruction period, taking a particularly close look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Along the way, our guide will highlight the stories of people like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and other figures central to the conflict over slavery. We will also get an up-close look at special artifacts on display, including original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Dred Scott’s signed petition for freedom, a fragment of the flag that Abraham Lincoln raised at Independence Hall, a commemorative copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, and more! Join Zoom Meeting With The Following Link: https://constitutioncenter.zoom.us/j/88503947652

Virtual: Civil War and Reconstruction Exhibit
Feb 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Join us for a live virtual tour of the Slavery and Reconstruction exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We'll explore their exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, as a museum educator leads us through the exhibit. Learn how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war during the Reconstruction period, taking a particularly close look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.Along the way, our guide will highlight the stories of people like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and other figures central to the conflict over slavery. We will also get an up-close look at special artifacts on display, including original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Dred Scott's signed petition for freedom, a fragment of the flag that Abraham Lincoln raised at Independence Hall, a commemorative copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, and more!This virtual tour is provided in conjunction with the National Constitution Center.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Genealogy Help Session
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Members of the Falmouth Genealogical Society are here to help you research your family history! Free drop-in session. Come to the area behind the reference desk in the reference room.Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Day Knitters
Feb 21
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Knit Happens ~ Day Knitting GroupLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Born to Read
Feb 21
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 21 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

RETURNS OCTOBER 4! Born to Read: Storytime for You and Your Baby Early literacy begins at birth!  Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born.  Reading aloud to infants strengthens and develops their brain cells.  Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection. Drop-in.  This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Chatham Great Books Discussion Group
Feb 21
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines. Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year except July.  For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or fwchatham@yahoo.com [Programs and Events]

Tech Drop In at the Brewster Ladies Library
Feb 21
Brewster Ladies' Library
Reference Department Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Receive hands-on assistance to troubleshoot your technology needs. Examples of assistance offered: -eBook/eReaders -using online library resources -computer navigation -app usage -cellphone use and general overview -tablet use -basic internet instruction -how to create an email -help locating and filling out online applications -transferring pictures or other documents Unfortunately we cannot: -repair broken, locked, or infected devices -wipe hard drives and/or set up new accounts on previously owned devices -enter sensitive information for patrons (e.g. credit card information, social security number, online banking, etc.) -restore deleted email accounts or online accounts https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tech-drop-in-at-the-brewster-ladies-library-52/

Lego Club In-Person
Feb 21
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

For school-age children. The library supplies the LEGOs and you provide the creativity. Join the construction fun! Drop-in!

FPL Fiction Book Club
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Welcome to Falmouth Public Library's longest-running book club, where we read a mix of great recent and classic books! This month, we are reading Olga Dies Dreaming, by Xochitl Gonzelez.  Registration is requested, so we know how many people to expect. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk, order a copy from the CLAMS catalog to pick up, or download the ebook or eaudiobook from Libby!Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Friends of the Falmouth Public Library
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Board MeetingContact: Edwina [Main Library]

Cooking with Brent
Feb 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Learn, cook, and laugh alongside one of the island’s premiere chefs, Brent Turner. Before coming to the island, Brent cooked in restaurants and worked on farms all over the North East before starting his own catering company on the South Shore. He now lives and works here on-island, as the head chef for Rosewater Market in Edgartown. His goal is bringing people closer to their food, and to “cook with your heart, eat with your hands.” Join us for any or all of our 4 classes in February during Cooking with Brent. Each class you will walk away with knowledge, a printed recipe, and the ingredients needed to make a great dinner to make at home!Tuesday, February 7th 5:00 – 6:00 – Flourless Chocolate TorteTuesday, February 14th 5:00 – 6:00 – Vegetable RisottoTuesday, February 21st 5:00 – 6:00 – Kale PestoTuesday, February 28th 5:00 – 6:00 – Spring RollsRegistration is required. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

Tween/Teen Night: Teen(y) Tiny Art
Feb 21
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Tween/Teen Night: Teen(y) Tiny Art  for Grades 5-12. Let’s get together for pizza and painting during February break! Make your own masterpiece with art educator Jackie Burns. Then, make a mini masterpieces to display in a Tiny Art Show at the Library.  For students in grades 5-12.  Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

TOPS
Feb 21
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ubi-wptr-ibsLearn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720

[IN PERSON] Speechcraft: A Four-Session Intro to Public Speaking, with Cheryl Burns
Feb 21
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 21 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Speechcraft is a workshop series that will help you develop your presentation skills through practice and by studying the materials provided. Participants will gain confidence in all aspects of communication, including written and impromptu speeches, body language, and listening. Registration is required and space is limited. Please note, your registration is a commitment to attend all four workshops in this series. Workshop dates are January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 21. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-speechcraft-a-four-session-intro-to-public-speaking-with-cheryl-burns-8/

Virtual : Memory Writing Workshop
Feb 21
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom

Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 Second in the series of 4: Feb 21st, March 14th and April 11th.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Calling All Builders!
Feb 21
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Calling All Builders!Bring your imagination, we will supply the LEGOs!This drop-in group is for anyone 5 years and older.Come build with us!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 013-11-02
Feb 21
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly Administrative and Information sessionsContact: David Moniz : 774-218-4337 : djmoniz@comcast.net [Main Library]

Marine Mammal Rescue Training
Feb 21
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Do you want to help marine animals?Have you ever wondered what a marine mammal rescue entails?Do you want to know when to respond and when to leave an animal be?Register for MMAN's Marine Mammal Rescue Training! CLICK HERE

Heavy Lies the Crown: The Brief & Brilliant Career of Basquiat
Feb 21
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

After a troubled but privileged childhood, Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 1980s art scene with vision and vitality. He was quickly recognized and earned celebrity status and friendships with leading artists like Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s work often focused on subjects that were personally meaningful to him as a young black man, including race, class and police violence. Find out how his paintings, peppered with poetry and sometimes inscrutable symbols, still resonate today.  This virtual presentation will be presented by art historian Jane Oneail.  Registration is required.Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com [Programs and Events]

Curbside Crafts
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 22 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Pick up the ingredients to make a playful craft.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 22 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 22
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future.Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month!Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers.Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Fact & Fiction Book Discussion
Feb 22
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

.              The Fact & Fiction Book Discussion group will meet the last Wednesday of the month.Title selection is Vesper flights : new and collected essays by Helen Macdonald. Contact: East Falmouth Library : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [East Falmouth]

BACC Resources
Feb 22
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Barnstable Council on Aging Caregiver/ Support Services Coordinator will be available at CPL to assist with resources for our caregivers and Barnstable citizens’ age 60+. The Caregiver /Support Services will provide resources and educational programs that benefit our residents and the people we care for.No appointment needed / Walk in welcome! Located in the front lobby.

Open
Feb 22
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Storytime
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for energetic, song-filled storytimes!   Suggested for Ages 1.5- 5 First come first serve!

Read and Play with Miss Lucy In-Person
Feb 22
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Eastham Public Library

Kids- would you like to join in on a program chock full of fun energy with lots of songs, stories, activities and crafts? Lucy Gilmore leads "Read and Play" administered by Cape Cod Children's Place and held at the Eastham Library. Please call the Cape Cod Children's Place at 508-240-3310 to register! The program is best for children ages birth - 5. The schedule follows the Nauset Regional schools schedule, and does not meet when school is not in session.

Tales to Tails: Reading to Therapy Dogs
Feb 22
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the Brewster Ladies' Library for Tales to Tails. Read to a dog from the Companion Animal Program! Learn about the CAPs program.  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tales-to-tails-reading-to-therapy-dogs-2/

[IN PERSON] Coffee and Conversations Parent Group
Feb 22
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join other parents and parenting specialists for coffee and light refreshments as we talk about the daily joys and challenges of parenthood. The MV Family Center will provide a child watcher for the younger children as they explore a new topic every week through our Discovery Days program, which will be taking place concurrently in the Children's Room. Registration is required for child watch, click here for registration. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library and The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-coffee-and-conversations-parent-group-8/

[IN PERSON] Discovery Days at the Library
Feb 22
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Come to the library for this joint program with the Family Center on Wednesday mornings. Caregivers and children will read, discover, and explore a new theme together each week. This program is held concurrently with the Coffee and Conversations Parent Group, click here for details. No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-discovery-days-at-the-library-29/

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Drop-Off
Feb 22
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Getting Started with Libby
Feb 22
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Wednesday, February 22 at 11:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Are you new to ebooks?  Join Amy for this one hour virital session to learn how to use the Libby app on iphones, tablets and computers to download ebooks and audiobooks for free!  These books can also be transferred to Amazon devices.  Questions? Contact Amy at amyandreasson@clamsnet.org. [Programs and Events]

Sensory Storytime
Feb 22
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon. We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones. Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome. To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Language Café: American Sign Language
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in American Sign Language! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice signing with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Knit Lit
Feb 22
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 22 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Brooks Free Library

Experienced knitters and novices are invited to bring their needles and yarn and to share knitting stories and experiences with other knitters. For more information on joining the group please email cburke@clamsnet.org.

Wednesday Bridge Group
Feb 22
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, February 22 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Wednesday Bridge Group meets to play this exciting card game. Bridge is a four-player partnership trick-taking game with thirteen tricks per deal.Interested in joining? Leave your contact information with the circulation desk and we can put you in contact with the group leader.Group meets weekly from 12:30-3:30pm downstairs weekly in Community Room A.

Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information, contact Duncan Ross at 508-693-0541

Family Movie Afternoon: Disney's Frozen
Feb 22
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesday, February 22 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd at 1:00pm in the Hermann room to watch the hit movie, Frozen! "When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip."Pajamas encouraged! .1 free bag of popcorn per child available while supplies last. Feel free to bring your own popcorn too!Per Falmouth Public Library policy, children under 10 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.This movie viewing is free, but registration is encouraged. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.Rated TV-PGRunning Time: 1 hour 42 minutesContact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Language Café: Spanish
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

¡Bienvenidos! to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Spanish! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Writing Through Workshop: Sharing Your Thoughts Through Poetry and Prose
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
Council on Aging, 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, USA

Wednesday, February 22 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Writing Through is a 5-session creative writing program led by founder, Sue Guiney. This international non-profit program uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, self-esteem and enhance each individual’s voice. Registration is required, contact coa-staff@westtisbury-ma.gov A transportation option is available for down-island residents that would like to participate in this program at Howes House. For transportation questions email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

Truro Library Book Group – Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Feb 22
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Wednesday, February 22 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Truro Library Book GroupThe February selection is Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Books will be available at the circulation desk a few weeks before the discussion. The Book group is now meeting inside (or outside when possible) the Library. If you would like to join virtually, please email Maggie to receive a Zoom invite. In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm—the wily, charismatic Duchess and earnest, offbeat Woolly—have stowed away in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction to the city of New York. Spanning ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel is a multilayered tale of misadventure and self-discovery, populated by an eclectic cast of characters, from drifters who make their home riding the rails and larger-than-life vaudevillians to the aristocrats of the Upper East Side. An absorbing, exhilarating ride, The Lincoln Highway is a novel as vivid, sweeping, and moving as readers have come to expect from Towles’s work.

Falmouth Reads Together
Feb 22
Falmouth Public Library
Trustees Room

Wednesday, February 22 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Falmouth Reads Together Committee Meeting [Main Library]

Language Café: English
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Welcome! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in English! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free. ¡Bienvenidos a el Language Café del Nantucket Atheneum! El Language Café da una oportunidad para que las personas que estén aprendiendo un nuevo idioma se reúnen en un ambiente relajado y practiquen hablar unos con otros. ¡CUALQUIER nivel de experiencia es bienvenido! Si eres un experto o estas comenzando con solo unas pocas palabras, ven a tomar un café o te, o simplemente ven a absorber un nuevo idioma. ¡El idioma de esta café será el inglés! Recuede—esto NO es una clase. Es una oportunidad de practicar hablar con otros estudiantes. La admisión es gratis.

Handmade Creations
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For ages 10-14. Explore arts and crafts with your friends. Some options include: painting rocks, collaging, slime making, knitting, beading, sewing, and preparing food with simple recipes.  Feel free to reach out to Mary Jane at maldrich@clamsnet.org if there are specific crafts that appeal to you.

Library Legos
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come join us for some creative construction!  The library will supply the LEGO bricks and you can have some fun. We'll take a picture of you and your masterpiece for you to keep!  With permission, we'll post pictures of your masterpiece on our Weezie Library Facebook page!  Program is FREE but space is limited.For children in grades 1-5.

Wednesday 'Walk the Chop'
Feb 22
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

'Wednesday 'Walk the Chop' meets at the Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main Street)then walks/runs (or any combination thereof ) the West Chop loop.Course is not hilly and is just over 3 miles. Heels up at 3PM. Rain or shine. No sign up necessary.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org or Triva.Emery@gmail.com with any questions.    Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Drop-In Lego Club!
Feb 22
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join us for weekly drop-in lego creations! No registration needed. Free! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Knitting Group, with Cindy Bonnell
Feb 22
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Cindy Bonnell, master knitter, presides over a sociable group of knitters on Wednesday afternoons in the upstairs boardroom here at the library. Knitters and aspiring knitters of all levels of experience are welcome to bring their projects and drop in for support, inspiration, and expert advice. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-knitting-group-with-cindy-bonnell-16/

[IN PERSON] Fit Camp with Bonnie Kingsbury
Feb 22
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 22 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Kids can get their bodies moving on Wednesday afternoons on the library lawn, weather permitting. This after-school youth fitness program will offer healthy activities incorporating simple cardio, agility, and mind over matter drills. No registration necessary. For kids 8 and older. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-fit-camp-with-bonnie-kingsbury-49/

Finance Committee
Feb 22
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Finance Committee MeetingContact: Keith Schwegel : 703-304-1572 : kgmichael@comcast.net [Main Library]

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Wednesdays
Feb 22
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Wednesday, February 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Wednesday evening gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

[IN PERSON] Open Mic Night at EPL
Feb 22
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Wednesday, February 22 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Calling all performance artists, musicians, and poets! The Edgartown Library will be hosting an open mic night on the last Wednesday of every month. This will be a space to practice, encourage, and connect with other artists. Come work on the performance of a new song, practice a monologue for an upcoming play, or tell a story you would like to share; there will even be room for movement to perform a dance piece. Or just come to watch, listen, support, and connect with our creative community. Performances will be capped at 8 minutes. Registration is required for all performers. This program has been sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-open-mic-night-at-epl-5/

Atheneum Knitting Group
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Calling all knitters! Gather your projects and supplies and come knit with us.Are you curious about learning how to knit? Our group of veterans can get you started. Are you stymied by a challenge in your project? Our group can help with that.The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques.Free admission. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Basics of Astrology with Suzanne Keating
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Basic Astrology When you learn the Archetypal energy of the Planets and  how they express themselves through the  Zodiac Signs,  you start to realize their vibrational  impact in your life. This introductory class will teach you the Signs, their Planetary Rulers, Elements, Modalities and Polarities, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope. A later series of classes will focus on the Planetary Aspects. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Table Top Game Night
Feb 22
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Join us for our Weekly Table Top Game Night at the Nantucket Atheneum. Every week we will have one table devoted to a rotating selection of games and one table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first come first serve!) New players and old are all welcome!Game Night is open to ADULTS & TEENS( 13+ )

Wednesday Night Knitters
Feb 22
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Wednesday Night KnittersLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Game Night at the Barn
Feb 22
Oak Bluffs Library
The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

Wednesday, February 22 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for a variety of board games and socializing. We meet weekly at 7:30pm, and newcomers are always welcome.

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 23
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 23 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Toddler Time
Feb 23
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 23 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children up to 3 years old. Join us for some short stories, fingerplays, and songs designed to foster pre-literacy skills.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens.

Franco-Fun
Feb 23
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, February 23 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Franco Fun is a French conversation group meeting the second and fourth Thursday of each month. All are welcome.Contact: Allison White : abwhite14@gmail.com [Main Library]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 23
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Thursday, February 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future.Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month!Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers.Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Thursday Knitting Group
Feb 23
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 23 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Love to knit? The Thursday Knitting Group is the place for you! Meet downstairs in Community Room A each Thursday from 10am - 1pm, drop-in.Questions? Contact Group Leader, Diane Nielsen, at nielsend7p12@gmail.com

Yoga Class
Feb 23
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 23 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

Join instructor Maria for an hour of gentle hatha yoga for all levels. $12 per class or $55 for a five-class pass. Contact Maria at (774) 212-0511 or scroot@comcast.net to reserve a spot!

Preschool Story Time
Feb 23
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 23 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children ages 3 years and older.  Join us for a special 30 minute story time feature new and classic stories, fingerplays, and songs.

[IN PERSON] Wiggle with the Words
Feb 23
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, February 23 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Join Elyce in the Program Room for a movement-based storytime using fun props and interactive stories. This program is geared toward ages 1-5, but all are welcome. No registration necessary.  https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-wiggle-with-the-words-53/

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Pick-Up
Feb 23
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, February 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Fresh Air Storytime!
Feb 23
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Fresh Air Storytime at CPL! Thursdays at 11:00am Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our back patio every Thursday at 11am! No outdoor story time if it’s raining-- call ahead to check at (508) 790-6220

Reserved for staff In-Person
Feb 23
Eastham Public Library
Small Conference Room

Thursday, February 23 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

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Homeschool Meet Up for Preschool + Kindergarten
Feb 23
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for a FREE circle time and show and tell at the Oak Bluffs Library. Leave with a weekly curriculum for home. Great for those looking to begin early education, part time preschoolers, and homeschool 6 and under to have a social learning experience!  If you have any questions about this event, contact Sidney Trott at sidneytrott@gmail.com Join our free Facebook community: MV Homeschool Co-op and Academic Support for more learning resources, meet ups and field trip information. Check our Facebook page for the show and tell color of the week

Toe Jam Puppet Band Winter Variety Show
Feb 23
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Family fun for all ages! Join us in welcoming the Toe Jam Puppet Band to the Falmouth Public Library on February 23rd at 1pm in the Hermann Room.  Every Toe Jam Puppet Band performance is an experience. Featuring interactive storytelling, crowd-pleasing songs, and puppets (of course!), The Winter Variety Show includes the following and more:An imaginary walk in the woods with a YetiWearing winter clothes (the wrong way!)A Penguin Line DanceAnd a snow machine?Come prepared to laugh together with your family and friends. Audience singing and dancing are encouraged.****Registration recommended as space is limited.This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Falmouth Public Library..Contact: Youth Services Department : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Stop Motion Animation
Feb 23
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Stop Motion Animation!... Stop motion animation is almost as old as film itself….Stop Motion animation is where a series of pictures are combined to make a moving image making for agreat introduction into video for artists of all backgrounds. All of the components of stop motionanimation will be covered through use of various programs. With these mediums you will captured livewith the computer camera and put into interactive software. After the frames have been captured youwill use basic video and audio editing techniques to create a finished stick motion animated video!The set-up is easy for beginners, challenging for experienced programmers, and fun for everyone!Presented by the Rhode Island Computer MuseusmFor kids age 10 and older.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Knitters
Feb 23
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Feb 23
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Kids Digital Painting Workshop: Paint a dog in a sweater with Pop Up Art School
Feb 23
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, February 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Paint a dachshund with a cozy winter sweater. Create your own unique pattern on its warm doggie sweater. The library will provide kits for this project. Please bring the kit and the following materials for the class: ● Cup of water to rinse your brush ● Smock or old T-shirt to protect clothing ● Something to cover your work surface We will send you an email once the kits are ready to be picked up. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/school-vacation-program-2/

Kanopy Movie Club: The Farewell
Feb 23
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, February 23 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Falmouth Public Library has a new movie club!  It's like a book club but for movies!  Watch the selected movie from the comfort of your own home prior to the movie discussion meeting using Kanopy which is free with your Falmouth Public Library card.  Then join us in-person at the library for an in-depth discussion of the movie.This month we will be discussing the movie The Farewell (2019) directed by Lulu Wang on Thursday, February 23rd at 3pm in the Bay meeting room.  Watch this movie prior to our meeting on Kanopy by clicking this link:  https://www.kanopy.com/en/falmouth/video/6440402.Movie synopsis: “Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai (Shuzhen Zhao), has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there's a lot to celebrate.”.PG/1h 40mContact: Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Challenged/Banned Book Discussion
Feb 23
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Thursday, February 23 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Challenged/Banned Book Discussion Are you curious confused or concerned about the recent increase in book challenges featured in the news? This is an opportunity to weigh in on what's happening across the country in both school and public libraries followed by a discussion of a monthly featured title. We will meet in person for this discussion. All perspectives are welcome there is no right or single solution however respect for all viewpoints and respect for each registrant is paramount to a successful dialogue. Contact Tammy at tdepasquale@clamsnet.org for more information or to register. This program is intended for an adult audience however teens with parent/caregiver permission may join. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

My Own Creation Club
Feb 23
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

School break means more time to build! Join Ms. Nika for SUPER DELUXE M.O.C.C night.With two hours to build what will you create? The Library provides all the bricks for you to build whatever you choose.Let your imagination run wild!My Own CreationClub is for all ages! Children under 10 years of age need to bring an adult.Please arrive on time for best selection. Registratioin is not required. [Children]

Cotuit Library Book Club - Eclectic Selections
Feb 23
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Email m.joanlynch@gmail.com

Salsa Suelta with Christina Montoya
Feb 23
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, February 23 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Back by popular demand! Known as Casino dancing in Cuba, this class will explore basic rhythms and movements of this style and related styles, as well as touch on history and culture. No partner necessary.Class size is limited to 15 attendees and registration is required. To register, please email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

ELL Beginner English
Feb 23
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

ELL Beginner's English class for those seeking to learn basic conversation used in daily activities.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in beginner class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

ELL Intermediate English
Feb 23
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Intermediate English conversation for those seeking to improve their English language skills.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in intermediate English class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

Great Decisions 2023: Session 4
Feb 23
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

This 8-Week Discussion Group meets every Thursday from February 2nd through March 23rd to discuss foreign policy issues. Members read materials and watch videos prepared by the Foreign Policy Association on specific topics in advance. Session 4: Economic Warfare. [Adult]

Bring Your Personal Story to the Screen
Feb 23
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Truro Public Library

Writers explore personal story development through engaging screenplays and teleplays with industry expert Mick Thyer. The discussion will include story structure, character development, relationship conflict, and inspiring visuals.

Fireside Book Group
Feb 23
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, February 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Fireside Book Group has met at CPL since 2012.  New members welcome!  The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7-8:30pm.  (3rd Thursday of the month in November and December) Questions or want to join?  Contact Group Leader, Meredith David, at meredithcd@aol.com

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 24
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, February 24 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

Yarmouth Library Knitting Group-Fridays
Feb 24
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Friday, February 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A regular Friday morning gathering of knitters coordinated by Bo Bowen. Join us to work on your own projects and get ideas and guidance from the group. No sign up required. [Knitting]

Bridge
Feb 24
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, February 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Take and Make Craft: Extra Edition
Feb 24
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Friday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

We have extra crafts from craft times past that are longing to be made! Stop by to choose from a variety of crafts to take home for the weekend!Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 24
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Friday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future.Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month!Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers.Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Wings of Fire: Book Club for Home Schooled Readers Ages
Feb 24
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

This will be a kid-led book club with adult supervision.  There will be seven total meetings, in honor of the seven dragon tribes:  SeaWings, IceWings, MudWings, SkyWings, SandWings, RainWings and NightWings. The group will meet the last Friday of the month from 10:30-11:30am. Calvin Riley (age 8) will be the group leader.  His mom and Miss Megan will alternate supervision of the meetings.  Books will all be requested through the CLAMS network so there will be no cost to participate. Limited to 8 Participants.  Call (508) 790-6220 or email missmegan@clamsnet.org to register!

Read & Play
Feb 24
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

We’re combining our year-round storytime with sensory and movement stations for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Memoir Group
Feb 24
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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]

[IN PERSON] Flashback Fridays
Feb 24
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Revel in the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s by introducing your kids to the toys of your childhood. Each week will feature something different for you and your littles to play with! No registration required. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-flashback-fridays-4/

Newcomers Chess
Feb 24
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Members of DY Newcomers meet to play Chess in our program room. Contact Doug to sign up at (508) 367-7648.

Animals in Winter: Around the World
Feb 24
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, February 24 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Winter is cold in New England, but not everywhere!Learn how animals survive freezing temperatures, floods or other winter challenges in different parts of the world.Who is active and outside? Who is sleeping or hiding? Who is freezing?Find out what some of our local animals, and others around the world, do to survive their winter seasons.(Live animal or live animal/hybrid available with some cold blooded special guests)Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Memoir Writing Group
Feb 24
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, February 24 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

A weekly memoir writing group facilitated by Katrina Valenzuela. Please contact Katrina at dancerkat7@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.

Around the World in 8 Snacks
Feb 24
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Friday, February 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Animals in Winter: Around the World
Feb 24
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, February 24 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Winter is cold in New England, but not everywhere!Learn how animals survive freezing temperatures, floods or other winter challenges in different parts of the world.Who is active and outside? Who is sleeping or hiding? Who is freezing?Find out what some of our local animals, and others around the world, do to survive their winter seasons.(Live animal or live animal/hybrid available with some cold blooded special guests)Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Writing Through Workshop: Sharing Your Thoughts Through Poetry and Prose
Feb 24
Oak Bluffs Library
Council on Aging, 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, USA

Friday, February 24 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Writing Through is a 5-session creative writing program led by founder, Sue Guiney. This international non-profit program uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, self-esteem and enhance each individual’s voice. Registration is required, contact coa-staff@westtisbury-ma.gov A transportation option is available for down-island residents that would like to participate in this program at Howes House. For transportation questions email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

School vacation program: Family Yoga
Feb 24
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, February 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Yoga for the whole family with instructor, Erin Li.  Kids must be attended by their caregivers. Please bring your own yoga mats. Ages 5+ Space is limited.  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/school-vacation-program-3/

Scavenger Hunt
Feb 24
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Friday, February 24 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Friday Films - The Fabelmans
Feb 24
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, February 24 from 2:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Friday, February 24th at 2:45pm in the Hermann room for our Friday Films movie The Fabelmans!"Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth."This movie viewing is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.  Registration is required....Rated PG-13Running Time of 2 Hours and 31 MinutesContact: Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

SmashBros
Feb 24
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Friday, February 24 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

School break is Smash bros time!Battle your friends in a Super Smash Bros. Tournament on the Library's Nintendo Switch. Enjoy some snacks, friendly competition and see if you have what it takes to be the Smash Champion! This program is intended for Ages 12 - 18.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508.760.4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Teen]

Teen Game Night
Feb 24
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come play games at the library! Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance and Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy, and many more!The games will rotate and are first-come, first-served.

LGBTQ+ Group
Feb 24
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Friday, February 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

An unstructured and inclusive peer-to-peer meeting circle for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and would like to share life experiences and mutual support.Free Admission.

"Saturday" Story Walk Grab and Go Paper Hyacinths
Feb 25
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 25 All Day

Nantucket Atheneum

"Saturday" Story Walk Grab and Go.Make some paper hyacinths with your family to usher in springtime....only 23 days away!

StoryWalk Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 25
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 25 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us for an indoor StoryWalk of the book When the Schools Shut Down by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. This book is a “true and empowering story of how Yolanda, her family, and her community banded together to continue learning, knowing, and growing while fighting for their right to an equal education …” Recommended for kids 4-8 years old but all ages are welcome.

LIBRARY CLOSED
Feb 25
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Saturday, February 25 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

All Library Locations CLOSED
Feb 25
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Falmouth Public Library and its Branches will be CLOSED this Saturday for the migration to the new KOHA Library System.Contact: Falmouth Public Library : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Falmouth]

[IN PERSON] Vinyasa Power Yoga, with Colleen Macsuga (all levels)
Feb 25
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

Colleen Macsuga will be teaching a Vinyasa class that is therapeutic, creative, and powerful. Vinyasa (a practice designed to help you heal while keeping you in peak physical shape) incorporates elements of strength building, making it a dynamic experience. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. The library will have a limited number of mats available for use. All levels are welcome; each pose is guided from the foundation to the full expression. Registration is requested. Classes will be on February 4, 11, 18, and 25. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-vinyasa-power-yoga-with-colleen-macsuga-all-levels-40/

Open
Feb 25
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Tap with Hannah
Feb 25
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join Hannah on Saturday mornings to discover your inner tap dancer! Class will include a warm-up, instruction to basic tap steps and vocabulary. We will end each class with some fun, light choreography that will keep you tapping until the next class.No experience is necessary, and a limited number of tap shoes will be provided (size dependent). Although this class is geared towards adults, tap is fun for all ages, and a great way to get in touch with rhythm and musicality. Registration is encouraged. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

Lego Club
Feb 25
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

For KIDS and up! Come help build a kit or make a creative free build.

Cheese-making with Sadie Hill
Feb 25
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library @ 7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA 02652, USA, United States

Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Are you interested in learning how to make cheese this winter?! During this class, local cheese-maker Sadie Hill will provide a thorough discussion on the basics of cheese-making and give a live demonstration. Come learn where to source equipment and supplies why good quality milk is important the steps involved the process of aging cheese setting-up a cheese cave at home and ideas about devouring cheeses with local greens & pea shoots. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn an ancient craft and meet a local maker. Sadie Hill is an artisan cheese-maker and educator living on Cape Cod. After visiting New England farms in search of goats for her herd, she noticed that most farms were making cheese! Feeling inspired, she became a full-time cheese-maker and goat mama. In 2016, Sadie opened The Two Goats School of Cheesemaking with the belief that it’s time to bring back the family cow and make cheeses in our kitchens! This workshop is part of Sustainable CAPE’s Harvest Highlight Series.  Located at the Truro Library every first and/or fourth Saturday from January-June 2023, look out for an entire series of workshops with local farmers, chefs, nutritionists and herbalists who will highlight a winter crop growing locally and give a creative educational class and demonstration.  To see how the Harvest Highlight Series connects with Sustainable CAPE’s Harvester Highlight Program, visit https://sustainablecape.org/programs/the-sustainable-cape-farmers-market-coalition/harvesterhighlights2022 Supported in part with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources

One Book, One Town Movie Matinee: Crooked House
Feb 25
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Featuring Glenn Close, Max Irons, and Gillian Anderson. In this movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and thematic material. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/movie-matinee-crooked-house/

All Ages Chess Club
Feb 25
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join Chess Club at its new home at the Oak Bluffs Library! Chess is more popular now than ever. Are you looking for a partner, a challenge, a new move? Come and play at the library with a dedicated group of chess lovers in this fun and welcoming environment. Email amcdonough@clamsnet.org, or tthorpe@clamsnet.org for more information.

Board Game Club
Feb 25
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Board Game Club for 4th and 5th GradersCome learn and play highly-rated board games with others your age. If you already have a favorite game, feel free to bring it with you..  

Family Fun Day
Feb 25
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Family Fun Day is a FREE program for community members of all ages.February 25 - Jigglypuff Punch & Pokémon Twinkie TreatCelebrate Pokémon day, February 27, at the library by making some tasty Pokémon treats!To ensure everyone who wants to can participate, we recommend you sign up.Please register each participating family member.Recommended for ages 8+, Children under the age of 8 require parent participation.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [all ages]

Great Closet Cleanout
Feb 25
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

The Great Closet Cleanout: what tosort, share, sell, store this springCan't walk in your walk-in closet? Do you dread sorting your clothes?Log on or join us in person and learn the 5 steps to organize any closet with expert organizer and author Jamie Novak.She’ll share her insider tips and the things every closet needs to stay clutter free plus where to sell, share, and recycle items. Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Teen Yoga
Feb 25
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, February 25 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Move, stretch, breathe, and connect your body and mind in a special yoga class, just for teens and tweens.Teens today have a lot on their plates, with super competitive academics and sports, packed schedules, and more. Join this 45-minute teen yoga class to chill out and get in tune with your body. Participants will learn mindful movement strategies to stretch and strengthen muscles as well as calming mindfulness and observation strategies to reduce stress and connect to joy. No experience needed. Please wear clothing you can move around in, and don’t forget your water! Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

The Oscars at the Library
Feb 25
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, February 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us every Saturday for a film showing of the best picture nominees as we lead up to the Oscar’s in March.  Saturdays at 4pm 2/04 – Elvis 2/11 – Tár 2/18 – Top Gun Maverick 2/25 – The Banshees of Inisherin 3/04 – The Fabelmans 3/11 – Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

Virtual: Another Summer of Drawing
Feb 26
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Sunday, February 26 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 REPLAY : 'Another Summer of Drawing' where we concentrate more on overall technique, composition, skills, and concepts rather than which medium is being used. We will also spend longer on the subject matter. (Less quick sketches, more demos) Sundays. These classes have been recorded are also available on ERW's YouTube channel.- Home - Session #8 'The Move' Figurative Concept #3. Attend one or all sessions, same registration linkPlease register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-itpz4qG9ALfC-LjuVFCtnya27ybcE7  Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Main Library CLOSED
Feb 26
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Sunday, February 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

The Main Library will be CLOSED this Sunday for the migration to the new KOHA Library System.Contact: Main Library : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Winter Booksale and Book Donation
Feb 26
Brewster Ladies' Library
Flagpole Courtyard Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Sunday, February 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join the Library for the BLLA Winter Booksale! Held every Sunday the Library is open, November 6th to March 26th, from 1 PM to 3:45 PM. Held underneath the Library, by the Flagpole Courtyard. Donations are Accepted from 1 PM to 3 PM. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/winter-booksale-37/

Author Visit - Mike Bernard, The Mourning Swim
Feb 26
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Join us for a talk by West Yarmouth resident Mike Bernard and his latest, The Mourning Swim - a nostalgic tribute to childhood summers on Cape Cod-- wiffle ball and mini golf, rope bracelets and shell necklaces, penny candy and ice cream. And of course, those hot summer days and wild summer nights at Cape Cod Happy Hours. Goodreads says this is, "A hilarious and heartwarming story about Irish tempers, softrock music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and the enduring power of family." Funded by the South Yarmouth Library. Registration is optional. Bring a friend or neighbor! Books will be available at the talk.Contact: Jane Cain : jcain@clamsnet.org []

Babies & Books
Feb 27
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 27 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Babies & BooksJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for infants birth to walking along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 27
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Open
Feb 27
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Monday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & Read
Feb 27
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Monday, February 27 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip & ReadJoin Miss Angie for stories, songs & play just for toddlers 15 months - 3 years along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Storytime with Weezie
Feb 27
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Weezie on Mondays at 10:30 am for drop-in storytime outdoors in the library courtyard, weather permitting, or in the basement program space. Best for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration required.Contact: Emily LaPierre : 5086964211 : vhpl_children@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Chatham Writers 02633
Feb 27
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Monday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday (Mid-Sept through June) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to explore different writing genres.  Participants are encouraged to write a short piece of fiction or poetry each week to share with the group and receive guidance and feedback.  Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  If you would like to join this group, please email John Chamberlain. They are meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.   [Programs and Events]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Paint Group
Feb 27
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Drop in and free-paint using our collection of finger paints and paintbrushes. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-paint-group-23/

Men's Social Group
Feb 27
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Monday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Free coffee, newspapers, cards and games Meet up with your friends, or make some new ones! Drop-in.  The Club will meet in the Lower Level Community Room.

Tales for Tots!
Feb 27
Falmouth Public Library
Children's Room

Monday, February 27 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join us  for stories, music & movement!Ages birth-3, drop in, all are welcome.Contact: Youth Service Department : (508) 457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Indoor Storytime with Miss Becky
Feb 27
Centerville Public Library
CPL Children's Room

Monday, February 27 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

Storytime with Miss Becky Mondays at 11:00am Miss Becky will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds.  Come for the stories, leave with a smile!  Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.

Yoga with Kat : Chair Yoga
Feb 27
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Monday, February 27 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Yoga With Kat's continuing sessions of Chair Yoga,one of the most gentle forms of yoga. This class is perfect for students recovering from injury or illness, and anyone who wants to experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor.No sign up or registration necessary. VHPL library, program room, lower level. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Language Café: Portuguese
Feb 27
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 27 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bem-vindo! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Portuguese! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Next Chapter Book Club
Feb 27
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Monday, February 27 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Next Chapter Book Club in the Hermann Room - NCBC is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Contact: Meg Krohn : mkrohn@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Sit and Stitch In-Person
Feb 27
Mashpee Public Library
Conference Room

Monday, February 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Come knit, crochet and embroider with us! Bring whatever project you're working on or look through our patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles to lend to get you started. We don't provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

Language Café: Italian
Feb 27
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Benvenuto! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in Italian! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

Writing Through Workshop: Sharing Your Thoughts Through Poetry and Prose
Feb 27
Oak Bluffs Library
Council on Aging, 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, USA

Monday, February 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Writing Through is a 5-session creative writing program led by founder, Sue Guiney. This international non-profit program uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, self-esteem and enhance each individual’s voice. Registration is required, contact coa-staff@westtisbury-ma.gov A transportation option is available for down-island residents that would like to participate in this program at Howes House. For transportation questions email hburbidge@clamsnet.org

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 27
West Dennis Public Library
West Dennis Library, 260 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670, USA

Monday, February 27 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

Language Café: French
Feb 27
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 27 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Bienvenue! Welcome to the Nantucket Atheneum Language Café, a chance for people learning a new language to come together in a relaxed environment and practice speaking with one another. ANY experience level is welcome! So if you're a nearly fluent pro or a newbie with only a few words under your belt, grab some coffee or tea, sit and chill, and soak up the chance to immerse yourself in a new language.This café will be in French! Remember-- This is NOT a class. It's a chance to practice speaking with fellow learners. Admission is free.

[IN PERSON] Monday Matinees: Blackkklansman (2018,USA)
Feb 27
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Monday, February 27 from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing films that highlight the black experience in America as told by African-American directors and screenwriters. From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth became the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs police department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely set out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-monday-matinees-blackkklansman-2018-usa/

Cribbage
Feb 27
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Monday, February 27 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

The Cribbage players meet in the Art Room at Cotuit Library. Please contact the library if you are interested in playing. (508) 428-8141

Block Party: Legos in the Library!
Feb 27
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Monday, February 27 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Mondays from 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM for Block Party: Legos in the Library.This is a drop-in Lego building session. No registration is required. Please leave your own Legos at home (you wouldn't want to lose them!).All are welcome!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Teen CrafterNoons: Pokéball Terrariums
Feb 27
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Monday, February 27 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Celebrate Pokémon Day, the anniversary of the release of the very first Pokémon games, with a special Pokémon-themed craft! All supplies needed to create a terrarium home for your very own mini Poké-Pal, as well as some snacks, will be provided.This program is intended forAges 12 - 18.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508.760.4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Teen]

Tarot Class with Suzanne Keating
Feb 27
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Monday, February 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Are you ready to learn more about the Tarot, and have fun doing it?! We’ll reinforce what you already know about the  Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana, getting up close and personal with each of the archetypes. We’ll also explore the Minor Cards/ Suits, immersing ourselves in their Elements and symbolism and get to know the Court Cards in each realm! All the while, we’ll be having fun using different spreads! Bring your favorite deck!  Classes are held Monday Nights in the Great Hall at the Atheneum Library from  6:30-8:30pm. You must register each week in the Calendar section on the Library website: www.nantucketatheneum.org

Online ELL: Group Conversation - Intermediate
Feb 27
Nantucket Atheneum
US

Monday, February 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Practice conversational English in a friendly group setting. Conversation will center around everyday life, American culture, current events around the U.S. and the world, and other topics that may inspire us.Session are free, open to adult English language learners, and led by a literacy volunteer. To register contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

Monster Characters Scavenger Hunt
Feb 28
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 28 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us this school vacation week to search for monster character illustrations hidden throughout the Children’s Room. Monsters include Shrek, Medusa, Skully and more! If you find all the pictures you get a small prize. Clues available!

Feb Art Show Takedown
Feb 28
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 28 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

The Feb Art Show will come Down. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/feb-art-show-takedown/

Sit n' stitch
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needle art project.Come meet new friends and get inspired!This is a casual drop in gathering. [East Falmouth]

Stories, Songs and Instruments
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Listen to a story, shake maracas, tap the drum, sing, dance and play!Please just drop on by... Contact: 508-548-6340 : mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [East Falmouth]

Stay & Make: Drop-In Craft
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Stop by and make a craft! Suggested ages 3 and up, some adult assistance may be helpful.Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Black History Month celebrates the many important African American influencers and contributors who have moved and continue to move our world into the future. Learn about some of the many extraordinary people that we honor this month and every month! Take a question sheet and search the Children's Room for answers. Bring your sheet up to desk with at least 10 questions answered to get your prize! Contact: Youth Services : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Historical Society Library Open Hours
Feb 28
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Knitting for a Cause
Feb 28
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

This group will make mittens, shawls, hats, scarves, etc. for local nursing homes, NOAH shelters, and other places in need. Just show up!  Group meets in Community Room A every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Contact Group Leader, Debi Swiderski, at dbswiderski@yahoo.com for questions or for yarn, needles or patterns.

Open
Feb 28
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

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

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

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

Storytime
Feb 28
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cotuit Public Library

Rep. Kip Diggs
Feb 28
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Chair Yoga
Feb 28
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Oak Bluffs Library

The Oak Bluffs Library welcomes Lorrane Menezes for Chair Yoga. This class aims to improve patron’s flexibility, concentration and strength while remaining accessible to all. Lorrane is a certified yoga teacher on the island who has taught classes at Yoga on the Vine, the Y, and private sessions.

Adventures in Storytime
Feb 28
Yarmouth Town Library
South Yarmouth Library Leonard Room (Lower Level)

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

A storytime featuring interactive stories & songs for you and your child.For birth - 5 year oldsChildren under the age of 10 need to bring an adult.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 x1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [Children]

[IN PERSON] Drop-in Play-Doh Group
Feb 28
Edgartown Free Public Library
Children's Room Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Create and play using our collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys in the Children's Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/in-person-drop-in-play-doh-group-29/

Storytime with Emily
Feb 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join Emily for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Yoga Collaborative: Vinyasa
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

In February our wellness sampler classes are with instructors from The Yoga Collaborative. Each class operates independently: feel free to register for one or all of them.Tuesday February 28 11am-12pm in the Hermann Meeting Room: Vinyasa with RayJoin Ray as she guides you through a slow to moderate alignment focused Vinyasa flow that weaves in pranayama and meditation. Using the technology of Yoga we can cultivate a deeper sense of awareness into our own self and practice. Modifications will be offered this class is appropriate for all levels.All levels welcome. Please dress for exercise and bring a yoga mat.This class is funded by the Board of Library Trustees. Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

12 O'Clock Knitting Club
Feb 28
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Tuesday, February 28 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Cozy up  at Cotuit Library! Each Tuesday at noon we will be gathering with coffee, tea, and our knitting projects to choose a cozy mystery to read for the week. Other crafting and fiber arts welcome! If it is a chilly day we may put a log on the fire, and we always have plenty of comfy chairs to go around. Email director@cotuitlibrary.org or call (508) 428-8141 for more information!

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

Tuesday, February 28 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

S is for Storytime!
Feb 28
Eldredge Public Library
Youth Services/Children's Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

S is for Storytime! for Children 3-5 Yrs. This 26-week program (with breaks for vacations) will celebrate picture books, reading, and the letters of the alphabet!  A one-time registration is required to ensure materials are prepared and available for participants. [Programs and Events]

Family Movie Showing- 100% Wolf
Feb 28
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Genealogy Help Session
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
Falmouth Public Library

Tuesday, February 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Members of the Falmouth Genealogical Society are here to help you research your family history! Free drop-in session. Come to the area behind the reference desk in the reference room.Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Day Knitters
Feb 28
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 28 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Knit Happens ~ Day Knitting GroupLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Sustainable Afterschool Makerspace
Feb 28
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 28 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Let's make stuff! Join us each month for eco-conscious crafting! Ages 6+ https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sustainable-afterschool-makerspace/

Friends of the EPL Book Discussion Group
Feb 28
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Tuesday, February 28 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group meet once a month at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Location does vary - please contact Linda Nixon (508-945-2094) for questions about joining the group and meeting location.   [Programs and Events]

Born to Read
Feb 28
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Tuesday, February 28 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

RETURNS OCTOBER 4! Born to Read: Storytime for You and Your Baby Early literacy begins at birth!  Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born.  Reading aloud to infants strengthens and develops their brain cells.  Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection. Drop-in.  This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Lego Club
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm for Lego Club!. This is a drop-in Lego building session. This program happens in the Hermann Room and no registration is required. Please leave your own Legos at home (you wouldn't want to lose them!). All are welcome. Contact: Youth Services Department : 508-457-2555 x6 : ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Tech Drop In at the Brewster Ladies Library
Feb 28
Brewster Ladies' Library
Reference Department Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Receive hands-on assistance to troubleshoot your technology needs. Examples of assistance offered: -eBook/eReaders -using online library resources -computer navigation -app usage -cellphone use and general overview -tablet use -basic internet instruction -how to create an email -help locating and filling out online applications -transferring pictures or other documents Unfortunately we cannot: -repair broken, locked, or infected devices -wipe hard drives and/or set up new accounts on previously owned devices -enter sensitive information for patrons (e.g. credit card information, social security number, online banking, etc.) -restore deleted email accounts or online accounts https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tech-drop-in-at-the-brewster-ladies-library-53/

Lego Club In-Person
Feb 28
Mashpee Public Library
Events Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

For school-age children. The library supplies the LEGOs and you provide the creativity. Join the construction fun! Drop-in!

Whale Tails of a Provincetown Vlogger
Feb 28
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Truro Public Library

Provincetown Vlogger, Marko (@rotaryline) Learn about working on a Dolphin Whale Watch boat. See how to make videos and create and manage a YouTube channel. Watch a few video clips and learn how you can tell stories with your camera or cell phone.

Author Sadeqa Johnson
Feb 28
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

We look forward to seeing you for an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand new novel, The House of Eve!  In The House of Eve, Fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising her daughter. Registration is required.    This program will be recorded.  Upcoming and past virtual author events can be viewed here. Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, including Yellow Wife. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. To learn more, visit SadeqaJohnson.net. [Programs and Events]

Cooking with Brent
Feb 28
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Learn, cook, and laugh alongside one of the island’s premiere chefs, Brent Turner. Before coming to the island, Brent cooked in restaurants and worked on farms all over the North East before starting his own catering company on the South Shore. He now lives and works here on-island, as the head chef for Rosewater Market in Edgartown. His goal is bringing people closer to their food, and to “cook with your heart, eat with your hands.” Join us for any or all of our 4 classes in February during Cooking with Brent. Each class you will walk away with knowledge, a printed recipe, and the ingredients needed to make a great dinner to make at home!Tuesday, February 7th 5:00 – 6:00 – Flourless Chocolate TorteTuesday, February 14th 5:00 – 6:00 – Vegetable RisottoTuesday, February 21st 5:00 – 6:00 – Kale PestoTuesday, February 28th 5:00 – 6:00 – Spring RollsRegistration is required. Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or Call: 508-693-9433

TOPS
Feb 28
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ubi-wptr-ibsLearn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720

Book Group on Zoom
Feb 28
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Join us as we discuss Their Eyes Were Watching Godby Zora Neale Hurston. This novel tells of Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance is rooted in Black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism. The story of Janie's life and her three marriages pays quiet tribute to a woman who, though constricted at times, still demanded to be heard.Copies of the book are available at both libraries. You can also read the ebook or listen to the audiobook on Overdrive/Libby or the Hoopla app. 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 help, please call 508-760-4820 to set up a troubleshooting session or if you need any other assistance.Contact: Chris Kaufmann : 508-760-4820x1315 : ckaufmann@clamsnet.org []

Virtual: Spice Club/ Fennel Seed
Feb 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Let's take this opportunity to spice things up. Join: Spice Club! A new take on a cookbook group, we meet virtually a Tuesday a month. Registration comes with a sample pack of the spice of the month.You prepare a recipe and then come and discuss your opinions, experiences, and love (or like less!) of the spice on Zoom.A link to the meeting will be sent with registration. This month : Fennel Seed Please register here:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOGhrj8qGdfG4I1EYSWlqKuLE5JxGanHContact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Calling All Builders!
Feb 28
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Calling All Builders!Bring your imagination, we will supply the LEGOs!This drop-in group is for anyone 5 years and older.Come build with us!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

4th Tuesday Book Klatch
Feb 28
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Brooks Free Library

A casual social gathering for discussing books and enjoying conversation. New members are always welcome. Please contact smartell@clamsnet.org for more information .This month's selection is TBA.

English Learners Conversation Group
Feb 28
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join us in the Bay Meeting Room on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm to practice speaking English with others who are learning the language. All levels of speaking ability are welcome. The class is led by an experienced teacher. It is appropriate for older teens and adults. Classes are free and there is no need to register in advance.Classes will take place: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.This class is thanks to the generosity of the Library Support Fund.Contact: Phoebe/Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org []

Curbside Crafts
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, March 1 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Pick up the ingredients to make a playful craft.

Monster Characters Scavenger Hunt
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, March 1 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us this school vacation week to search for monster character illustrations hidden throughout the Children’s Room. Monsters include Shrek, Medusa, Skully and more! If you find all the pictures you get a small prize. Clues available!

StoryWalk: Inky the Octopus
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, March 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Journey along with Inky the octopus as he makes a daring escape from his aquarium to the open sea―based on a real-life aquatic adventure! Published in partnership with the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

Open
Mar 1
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Wednesday, March 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Storytime
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, March 1 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for energetic, song-filled storytimes!   Suggested for Ages 1.5- 5 First come first serve!

Read and Play with Miss Lucy In-Person
Mar 1
Eastham Public Library
Children's Program Room

Wednesday, March 1 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Eastham Public Library

Kids- would you like to join in on a program chock full of fun energy with lots of songs, stories, activities and crafts? Lucy Gilmore leads "Read and Play" administered by Cape Cod Children's Place and held at the Eastham Library. Please call the Cape Cod Children's Place at 508-240-3310 to register! The program is best for children ages birth - 5. The schedule follows the Nauset Regional schools schedule, and does not meet when school is not in session.

Newcomers Scrabble Group
Mar 1
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Wednesday, March 1 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Members of DY Newcomers meet to play Scrabble in our program room.

Sensory Storytime
Mar 1
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, March 1 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon. We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones. Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome. To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Music and Movement
Mar 1
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

Wednesday, March 1 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Musical Therapist, Amy Wyman, for a weekly group featuring singing, dancing and musical toys chosen to promote early literacy and motor development in young toddlers (walkers and up) with a caregiver. Siblings welcome!Please register with the Coalition for Children at http://thecoalitionforchildren.org/playgroupsContact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

Visual Artists Cooperative Show Setup
Mar 1
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Wednesday, March 1 from 12:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

The Visual Artists Cooperative presents ...on the Verge. "The morning hovers a hopeful light, we are on the verge."  To learn more about The Visual Artists Cooperative visit: https://www.capecodcreativearts.org/exhibitions-1/2019/5/5/visual-artist-cooperative https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/march-art-show-setup/

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

Wednesday, March 1 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

For more information, contact Duncan Ross at 508-693-0541

Knit Lit
Mar 1
Brooks Free Library
Thornton Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 1 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Brooks Free Library

Experienced knitters and novices are invited to bring their needles and yarn and to share knitting stories and experiences with other knitters. For more information on joining the group please email cburke@clamsnet.org.

Wednesday Bridge Group
Mar 1
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, March 1 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

The Wednesday Bridge Group meets to play this exciting card game. Bridge is a four-player partnership trick-taking game with thirteen tricks per deal.Interested in joining? Leave your contact information with the circulation desk and we can put you in contact with the group leader.Group meets weekly from 12:30-3:30pm downstairs weekly in Community Room A.

Library Friends of Oak Bluffs
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/81893414348?pwd=OEd4ZDNwZTRXU2RlQ1lWbjBXei9CZz09

Wednesday, March 1 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

The Steering Committee meets at 2pm on the first Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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/────────── Oak Bluffs Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/81893414348?pwd=OEd4ZDNwZTRXU2RlQ1lWbjBXei9CZz09 Meeting ID: 818 9341 4348Passcode: 462343One tap mobile+13126266799,,81893414348# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,81893414348# 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) +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 818 9341 4348Find your local number: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/u/kehrnDqXbO ──────────

Library Legos
Mar 1
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, March 1 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come join us for some creative construction!  The library will supply the LEGO bricks and you can have some fun. We'll take a picture of you and your masterpiece for you to keep!  With permission, we'll post pictures of your masterpiece on our Weezie Library Facebook page!  Program is FREE but space is limited.For children in grades 1-5.

Wednesday 'Walk the Chop'
Mar 1
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Curbside

Wednesday, March 1 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

'Wednesday 'Walk the Chop' meets at the Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main Street)then walks/runs (or any combination thereof ) the West Chop loop.Course is not hilly and is just over 3 miles. Heels up at 3PM. Rain or shine. No sign up necessary.Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org or Triva.Emery@gmail.com with any questions.    Contact: Anne McDonough : 5086964211116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Drop-In Lego Club!
Mar 1
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Wednesday, March 1 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Come join us for weekly drop-in lego creations! No registration needed. Free! Contact: Emily LaPierre : 508-696-4211 x114 : elapierre@clamsnet.org [Children's]

Finance Committee
Mar 1
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

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

Falmouth Public Library

Finance Committee MeetingContact: Keith Schwegel : 703-304-1572 : kgmichael@comcast.net [Main Library]

Conversation Circle
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, March 1 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month to practice your English language skills over conversation and refreshments. Good for speakers of all languages, ages, and proficiency levels, including Native English speakers. Celebrate the cultural and linguistic differences of our diverse community.   Email: hburbidge@clamsnet.org or call 508-693-9433 with questions  

Atheneum Knitting Group
Mar 1
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St, NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, US

Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Calling all knitters! Gather your projects and supplies and come knit with us.Are you curious about learning how to knit? Our group of veterans can get you started. Are you stymied by a challenge in your project? Our group can help with that.The Atheneum Knitters Group is a fun, relaxed place to share your projects with like-minded people or learn new techniques.Free admission. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Wednesday Night Knitters
Mar 1
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Wednesday Night KnittersLed by local knitter Maryann McGerigleAll abilities are welcome to join us!Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for this project).Register once for this session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Adult]

Game Night at the Barn
Mar 1
Oak Bluffs Library
The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

Wednesday, March 1 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come join us upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for a variety of board games and socializing. We meet weekly at 7:30pm, and newcomers are always welcome.

Monster Characters Scavenger Hunt
Mar 2
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, March 2 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us this school vacation week to search for monster character illustrations hidden throughout the Children’s Room. Monsters include Shrek, Medusa, Skully and more! If you find all the pictures you get a small prize. Clues available!

Friends of the Edgartown Library Monthly Meeting
Mar 2
Edgartown Free Public Library
Edgartown Free Public Library Edgartown Free Public Library, 26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Thursday, March 2 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Edgartown Free Public Library

The Friends' monthly meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month at 9am and take place at the library. All are welcome to attend. https://edgartownlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/friends-of-the-edgartown-library-monthly-meeting-33/

Toddler Hop Skip Read
Mar 2
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, March 2 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Toddler Hop Skip Read w/Miss Annie @ the new Bourne for Children Classroom at Bournedale Elementary Music & Movement group for kids walking to 3 years old.Register here for the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org []

Toddler Time
Mar 2
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, March 2 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children up to 3 years old. Join us for some short stories, fingerplays, and songs designed to foster pre-literacy skills.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens.

Little Builders
Mar 2
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, March 2 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Little Builders Story & Play GroupThis drop-in groups is for kids 5 years and under along with their parent or care provider.You supply the imagination, we supply the blocks!Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Thursday Knitting Group
Mar 2
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, March 2 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Love to knit? The Thursday Knitting Group is the place for you! Meet downstairs in Community Room A each Thursday from 10am - 1pm, drop-in.Questions? Contact Group Leader, Diane Nielsen, at nielsend7p12@gmail.com

Pre-School story Time
Mar 2
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Thursday, March 2 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Annie at the new Bourne for Children classroom at Bournedale Elementaryfor stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Yoga Class
Mar 2
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, March 2 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

West Dennis Public Library

Join instructor Maria for an hour of gentle hatha yoga for all levels. $12 per class or $55 for a five-class pass. Contact Maria at (774) 212-0511 or scroot@comcast.net to reserve a spot!

Preschool Story Time
Mar 2
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, March 2 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Nantucket Atheneum

For children ages 3 years and older.  Join us for a special 30 minute story time feature new and classic stories, fingerplays, and songs.

Fresh Air Storytime!
Mar 2
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, March 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Fresh Air Storytime at CPL! Thursdays at 11:00am Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our back patio every Thursday at 11am! No outdoor story time if it’s raining-- call ahead to check at (508) 790-6220

Reserved for staff In-Person
Mar 2
Eastham Public Library
Small Conference Room

Thursday, March 2 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

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Knitters
Mar 2
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, March 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Bridge (closed group)
Mar 2
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Thursday, March 2 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Right on Readers Book Club
Mar 2
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Thursday, March 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Centerville Public Library

Have time during the day for great discussion? Join us for a of the Right On Readers Book Club on the first Thursday of the month from 1-2:30pm at Centerville Public Library. CPL will have some copies available to borrow, in addition to copies across CLAMS libraries.  A digital copy of the novel can be found on Libby and other apps. To register, please email Becky at milesdavislovesbecky@gmail.com..

Teen Thursday
Mar 2
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, March 2 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Friends of the Eastham Library monthly meeting In-Person
Mar 2
Eastham Public Library
Greg Turner Meeting Room

Thursday, March 2 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Eastham Public Library

For more information contact Debbie Abbott at djabbott@comcast.net

Discovery & Enrichment: Organ Donation and Transplantation 101
Mar 2
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Thursday, March 2 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Have you ever thought about being an organ donor, what organs and tissues are being transplanted, and what it takes to be a donor and be on the receiving end of this life-saving gift? Dr. Francis Delmonico, internationally renowned transplant expert, will be on hand to separate fact from fiction. He’ll cover the number of transplants performed annually in the U.S. and abroad, medical criteria for getting on a waitlist, paired organ donation, the “Dead Donor Rule,” and more. Dr. Delmonico is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practiced as an organ transplant surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital for more than 40 years. In addition, he has been serving as Chief Medical Officer of New England Donor Services for more than 25 years, and as an Advisor to the World Health Organization in matters of organ donation and transplantation. He was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 2016. Fill out my LGL Form! https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/d-and-e-program-2/

Narrative Nonfiction Book Club
Mar 2
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday, March 2 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club as we discuss this month's selection Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner.  The group will meet in the Hermann meeting room and for those who wish to join us from home you can join us via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.  Come pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk and join us  Thursday March 2nd at 4pm to share your thoughts!"An unflinching powerful memoir about growing up Korean American Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer songwriter and guitarist.  With humor and heart she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene Oregon of struggling with her mother's particular high expectations of her of a painful adolescence and of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul.".Contact: Adult Services : 508-457-2555 x7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Virtual Wine Glass Paint Night
Mar 2
Brewster Ladies' Library
Zoom

Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

This adult workshop includes painting supplies for each participant to paint a fun and unique wine glass, to learn the proper materials to use, and how to cure your painted glass. Please bring your own wine glass, pint glass, or margarita glass to this online workshop. The painting supplies we provide will allow you to paint more glasses at home! This workshop is provided through Wicked Good Henna. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-wine-glass-paint-night/

Photo Engagement Project
Mar 2
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Thursday, March 2 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. 

ELL Beginner English
Mar 2
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

ELL Beginner's English class for those seeking to learn basic conversation used in daily activities.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in beginner class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

ELL Intermediate English
Mar 2
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Intermediate English conversation for those seeking to improve their English language skills.The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) offer a drop-in intermediate English class every Thursday evening at the library.The class is free, conducted in English and pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Cheryl at ccreighton@nantucketatheneum.org, or 508-228-1110 x113.

Great Decisions 2023: Session 5
Mar 2
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Program Room

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

This 8-Week Discussion Group meets every Thursday from February 2nd through March 23rd to discuss foreign policy issues. Members read materials and watch videos prepared by the Foreign Policy Association on specific topics in advance. Session 5: Politics in Latin America. [Adult]

Historical Book Club
Mar 2
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cotuit Public Library

Monster Characters Scavenger Hunt
Mar 3
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, March 3 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us this school vacation week to search for monster character illustrations hidden throughout the Children’s Room. Monsters include Shrek, Medusa, Skully and more! If you find all the pictures you get a small prize. Clues available!

Bridge
Mar 3
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Friday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dennis Memorial Library

Toddler Town early session
Mar 3
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, March 3 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-early-session-4/

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup
Mar 3
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Front Half)

Friday, March 3 from 9:45 am to 11:00 am

Eldredge Public Library

Wee Read Storytime/Playgroup for Children 18 Months to 3 Years with Adult Caregiver This early literacy program includes developmentally appropriate stories, songs, craft and play activities. Registration is required. [Programs and Events]

Pre-School Story Time
Mar 3
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Friday, March 3 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Pre-School Story TimeJoin Miss Judy for stories, songs & play just for kids 3 - 6 years old along with their parent or caregiver.Register once to attend the session.Contact: Terry Johnson : (508)759-0600 x6106 : tjohnson@bournelibrary.org [Children]

Coalition for Children: Musical Babies
Mar 3
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, March 3 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group featuring singing, dancing and playing with musical toys. Geared for infants (ages 4-14 months) with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Toddler Town
Mar 3
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Friday, March 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Fridays: 10:30-11:30am Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Toddler Town! for children ages 3 and younger accompanied by a supervising adult family member. Age appropriate toys, books and activities in a safe play environment invite young children to play and practice sharing with their peers. Space is limited so sign up today! We are no longer offering drop in playgroups just yet. Registration is required by calling the Cape Cod Children's Place, 508-240-3310 This no cost program is funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Brewster Library. https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/toddler-town-19/

Read & Play
Mar 3
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Friday, March 3 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Truro Public Library

We’re combining our year-round storytime with sensory and movement stations for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Memoir Group
Mar 3
Eldredge Public Library
Forgeron Hall (Rear Half)

Friday, March 3 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

The Memoir Group is meeting in the Library with an option for you to join in via Zoom.  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]

Newcomers Chess
Mar 3
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, March 3 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

Members of DY Newcomers meet to play Chess in our program room. Contact Doug to sign up at (508) 367-7648.

Yoga at CPL
Mar 3
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, March 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Centerville Public Library

In collaboration with Yoga Neighborhood, CPL hosts a FREE Hatha yoga at CPL on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am. We welcome you to join us either in-person or via Zoom! The instructor will lead class indoors in our community room. Don't forget your mat! Register at this link if you want the Zoom link to the virtual class.

Coalition for Children: Music Zones
Mar 3
Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday, March 3 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

Join Board Certified Music Therapist Amy Wyman in the Hermann Room for a weekly play & learn group exploring physical and mental wellness through music, movement, exploration & storytelling. Geared for children ages 3 & up with a caregiver. No cost thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant). Registration required.Register hereContact: Coalition for Children : 508-548-0220 : bgay@falmouth.k12.ma.us [Main Library]

Memoir Writing Group
Mar 3
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Friday, March 3 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

West Dennis Public Library

A weekly memoir writing group facilitated by Katrina Valenzuela. Please contact Katrina at dancerkat7@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.

Writer's Studio with Sharon D. Anderson
Mar 3
Centerville Public Library
585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

Friday, March 3 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Centerville Public Library

Working on a writing project or want to explore writing for the first time?  Join local published author Sharon D. Anderson and fellow writers each month for a supportive and motivating workshop at Centerville Public Library.  Bring notebooks or laptops and an idea!  $5.00 donation for the library is requested.  The Studio meets the first Friday of each month at CPL.  Questions about the group?  Contact Sharon at sdanderson.books@gmail.com.

Scavenger Hunt
Mar 3
Falmouth Public Library
North Falmouth Branch

Friday, March 3 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: North Falmouth Branch : 508-563-2922 : nfal_mail@clamsnet.org [North Falmouth]

Teen Game Night
Mar 3
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Friday, March 3 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

Come play games at the library! Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance and Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy, and many more!The games will rotate and are first-come, first-served.

Magic: The Gathering Gaming Club
Mar 3
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Friday, March 3 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Come play Magic: the Gathering at the Oak Bluffs Public Library! Players of all skill levels are welcome. On the first and third Fridays of the month. Food and drink will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own as long as you clean up after yourself. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. For more information, please contact Marco Daniels at mdaniels@clamsnet.org

Grab and Go Bags: Magazine Beads
Mar 4
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St., Nantucket, MA, 02554, US

Saturday, March 4 All Day

Nantucket Atheneum

Recycle some magazines and make some fashionable beads to string into necklaces, bracelets or garlands!Whoo hoo!

Monster Characters Scavenger Hunt
Mar 4
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, March 4 All Day

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us this school vacation week to search for monster character illustrations hidden throughout the Children’s Room. Monsters include Shrek, Medusa, Skully and more! If you find all the pictures you get a small prize. Clues available!

LIBRARY CLOSED
Mar 4
West Dennis Public Library
260 Main Street; Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670

Saturday, March 4 All Day

West Dennis Public Library

Scavenger Hunt
Mar 4
Falmouth Public Library
East Falmouth Branch

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

Falmouth Public Library

Scavenger Hunt! Search the room for the clues, solve the riddle and claim your prize!Contact: East Falmouth Branch : 508-548-6340 : efal_mail@clamsnet.org [East Falmouth]

Open
Mar 4
South Dennis Free Public Library
389 Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660

Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Dennis Free Public Library

Lego Club
Mar 4
Brewster Ladies' Library
Auditorium Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

Children ages 4 and up are invited to stop in and have a blast building with the library’s HUGE collection of legos.  https://brewsterladieslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/lego-club-5/