Online: Make Something Monday
Sep 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, September 28 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Yummy Monday Spice Challenge
Sep 28
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Monday, September 28 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Nantucket Atheneum

The Atheneum welcomes you to participate in the 'Spice Challenge.' Participants can pick up a sample spice packet from the Atheneum, and use the spice in a recipe or however you like. We will meet to see what yummy dishes people came up with! Click the link below to register. You must sign up by Thursday, September 10 at 4pm to receive a packet. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuce-rrjwsGdYxTYE_OTW-t-H3fiEtNIjc You'll receive an email when your spice packet is ready for pick-up!

Strategies for a Tight Upper Back
Sep 28
Nantucket Atheneum
Online Event

Monday, September 28 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Nantucket Atheneum

If you are feeling tension and tightness in your upper back, join Rachel Dixon for strategies to release and loosen a tight upper back. Rachel will use a combination of demonstrations, handouts and discussion. There will be plenty of time for questions. Rachel Dixon is a massage therapist, wellness coach and postural alignment therapist through Egoscue University. She has over 20 years of experience with clients specializing in chronic pain and stress. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqce6hrTgiGtGjsLhvJdOciYpzVKdnAoY4

Virtual Chatham Writers @ 02633
Sep 28
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

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

Eldredge Public Library

The Chatham Writers group is meeting virtually - space is limited.  The members meet to explore different writing genres. Share your work with the group, and receive guidance and feedback. Each year they publish an anthology of their work.  To join online, please contact John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email pooh9137@gmail.com [Programs and Events]

Virtual watercolor class for kids ages 7+
Sep 28
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, September 28 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New day, new time, same great class! Join Heather for her fabulous virtual watercolor class!

Virtual: Why the Seas Rise
Sep 28
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Conference Call

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

Vineyard Haven Public Library

 Climate change and rising seas are nearly synonymous here on the Vineyard.  But the causes for the rising seas are much more involved than just melting ice caps.  In this talk, we’ll take a look at why the seas rise, how much we expect them to rise, and some consequences to expect on the Vineyard.This talk will be lead by year-round Island resident Peter Neilley, scientist, executive, and meteorologist with a career conceiving, architecting and developing state-of-the-science, large-deployment, weather-forecasting technologies. Extensive experience contributing to and executing large programs to implement and operate automated and assisted forecasting capabilities. Particular experience in numerical weather prediction, machine-learning and outcome forecasting. Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Virtual Exhibit - 'COVID-19: Concepts of Sickness and Wellness' - Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Sep 29
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, September 29 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

From Albuquerque’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology website:"Museums are places where visitors encounter explore and engage with objects ideas and topics that are new familiar or challenging. And they are places where people can gather safely. In the face of the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology continues and extends our mission with an online exhibition about the current pandemic and different ways to know about it and look at it. We offer this information in partnership with many scholars institutions and individuals with the goal to educate add perspectives and open conversations. In order to consider the larger issues of “sickness” and “wellness” we offer sections on those topics that approach these concepts both in the current moment in New Mexico as well as throughout time and geographic location.  Additionally we have a section for “your story” presenting stories of people living through this pandemic in real-time. We invite you to offer your own story.Lastly we offer a synopsis of the current news related to the pandemic with links to pages and resources.This exhibition is a living entity that continues to grow and change help us to keep it vital by sharing your stories and helpful resources and by checking back for new content!" Visit the exhibit here: https://emu-apple-tncb.squarespace.com/intro-3  [Adult]

Virtual Storytime
Sep 29
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, September 29 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

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

Tuesday, September 29 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Free webinar – Surviving and Thriving on Social Media
Sep 29
West Falmouth Library
Online Event

Tuesday, September 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

West Falmouth Library

Taught by Sarah Balkam of impact marketing. In this free webinar, participants will learn why a social media strategy is needed, what to think about when posting, and how to define your voice. Four key components of social media will be discussed—voice, content, timing, and conversation—and how each one is part of a larger social media strategy. We will discuss that it is ok to drive sales through social media and to reach out to bloggers, experts and influencers to increase your presence. A strong, consistent voice can make your social media not just about your product, but perhaps also a global conversation. Google Primer will be discussed. To register, email westfalmouthlibrary@gmail.com. The live webinar is limited to 25 participants, with the first person to register receiving a free half hour of one-on-one help with Sarah Balkam. Anyone who registers after the 25 participant limit will receive a recording of the webinar, which can also be requested up to two weeks from the date of the live webinar. This webinar is part of a Libraries Lead with Digital Skills series of free webinars for small business owners and entrepreneurs, brought to you by West Falmouth Library in collaboration with BNI, Coastal Connections. Libraries Lead With Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.

Intelligencer, Short Story Book Group
Sep 29
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, September 29 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/95336993829 Join the OBPL staff as we take a quick sail back into Martha’s Vineyard maritime history. Call 508-693-9433 or email amalik@clamsnet.org to sign up for the discussion and to get your free issue of the Intelligencer, the quarterly publication from the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society (now the MV Museum). Funded by the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs through the Gordon Goodwin Maritime Fund to preserve our maritime history and culture. This program is part of our annual Maritime Month.

LEGO Cub - Virtual Block Party!
Sep 29
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30 pm

Mashpee Public Library

Since we miss seeing all of our LEGO Club friends at the library every Tuesday, we’ve decided to start a Virtual Block Party so that you can participate from home!  The library will provide a weekly challenge and you provide the creativity.  Make your LEGO creation at home, take a picture of your project, and then email your picture to Mrs. Burke at jburke@clamsnet.org.  We will post your picture on the library’s website and you can see the creations of other LEGO Club friends at https://mashpeepubliclibrary.org/lego-club/.  All ages are welcome to join!This Week’s LEGO Club ChallengeThis week's theme is Robots!  Show us your creativity and send us a picture!Contact: Janet Burke : 508-539-1435 : jburke@clamsnet.org [Children]

Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Sep 29
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

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

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Virtual : MV Haiku Club
Sep 29
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Conference Call

Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Welcome to the MV Haiku Club, which will start September 29th, with four zoom-based sessions led by Caroline Joy Adams, author of five published books, including The Power to Write: Seven Keys to Discover Your Writer Within. Her newest title, Have Fun with Haiku, will celebrate its official publication date on December 11, 2020 (which happens to be International Mountain Day – a perfect tie-in, as Haiku is about taking a moment to shift into a new, higher perspective, which mountains so perfectly symbolize).Caroline Joy Adams has been a college professor of Writing and Humanities for many years, in both the Southwest and in New England, and has also taught hundreds of creative writing workshops, most recently in Maui, Hawaii, this winter.  She loves to foster creative community in every way that she can, and in the fall of 2019, led a successful series of workshops in Newport, RI, as well as for the Woods Hole Public Library, and also taught an inspiring, well-attended Memoir Workshop at the Vineyard Haven Library. She loves writing in all its many forms, and her approach to Haiku is as a short form of poetic writing that has many variations and flexible guidelines, rather than strict rules or adherence to one rigid traditional form.  As part of the MV Haiku Club, then, you will be encouraged to write Haiku that ranges from the serious to the sublime, to the most imaginative and whimsical – and everything in between.  And no matter what you come up with, you are sure to be surprised and delighted by the direction your words will take you, whether you are new to writing, or have been a serious writer for years. The MV Haiku Club will also be a great way to connect with others who wish to ignite their creative energies easily and freely, too, in a fun, intriguing, and expressive way.These zoom-based sessions, sponsored by the Vineyard Haven Public Library, will be held on Tuesday evenings, including September 29, October 27, November 24, and December 22, from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Each session will have a specific theme, and participants will receive a helpful, explanatory PDF file ahead of time with suggested reading and writing assignments for the week’s meeting.September 29      Haiku as Memoir: Theme—Water. October 27           Haiku as Observation: Theme—Change.November 24      Haiku as Tribute: Theme – Appreciation.December 22       Haiku for the Holidays: Theme -- Celebration.Contact: Anne McDonough : 508 696 4211 x116 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
Sep 29
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

A conversation on How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture with Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman, authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice. This conversation will be led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis. Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_QPart of Climate Preparedness Week 2020!

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Sep 29
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

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

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A FIVE WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 9/29 - 11/3Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Limited copies are available to borrow.Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

Climate Prep Week: How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
Sep 29
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Climate Prep Week  - The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is "Climate Resilience is Social Resilience". The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for Climate Prep Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. In lieu of Covid-19 and recent critical conversations around racial justice in society, CREW and MLS have organized several central events for libraries and their communities around the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice, and social resilience. Visit https://www.climatecrew.org/prep_week for more information and to register for each program.How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture [Programs and Events]

How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
Sep 29
Yarmouth Town Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Yarmouth Town Library

Climate Preparedness Week 2020September 24 - 30This Year - We’re Virtual!During the week of September 24–30 each year, we mark Climate Preparedness Week, dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. Upcoming event: How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture on Tuesday, September 29, at 6:30 PM. A conversation on How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture with Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman, authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice. This conversation will be led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis.Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q. Contact: Trish Cassisi : 5087768436 : tcassisi@clamsnet.org []

Repair Events can Transform Throw-away culture
Sep 29
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

Climate Prep Week:Social Resilience is Climate Resilience MA libraries will explore the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice and social resilience. Please join us forHow Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway CultureTuesday, September 29, 6:30 pmA conversation with the authors of Repair Revolution, Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman. This online event examines how libraries can help us practice sustainability, stewardship and community resilience, led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org []

How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture Webinar
Sep 29
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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

Oak Bluffs Library

Sign up now for a conversation on How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture with Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman, authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice. This conversation will be led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q

NEW SESSION-Virtual beginner drawing class for adults and teens
Sep 29
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

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

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a NEW session of Beginner Drawing with Jen Burkin! This virtual class is for teens and adults looking to learn to draw with charcoal and ink.

Adult Story Time With Julia Phillips (ONLINE)
Sep 29
Sturgis Library
MA

Tuesday, September 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the twelfth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Julia Phillips will be our twelfth reader for our Adult Story Time series! Bio:​​ Julia Phillips is the debut author of the nationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which is being published in twenty-three languages and was a finalist for the National Book Award. A Fulbright fellow, Julia has written for The New York Times, ​The Atlantic, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn. For more information, visit her website at: https://www.juliaphillipswrites.com/

The Poetree
Sep 30
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, September 30 All Day

Sturgis Library

Beginning September 2nd, visit Sturgis Library’s new friend, The Poetree, located near the stairs in the library’s front lawn! The Poetree will post a special poem on his wooden sign for all to enjoy. The poem will be posted all week long and each Wednesday, a new poem will be posted. Every WEDNESDAY a simple activity will be available for kiddos to take home as well as a copy of the poem. The Poem will be posted all week but to-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm This event is NOT virtual.

Virtual Escape Room - Golden Girls Trivia
Sep 30
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Wednesday, September 30 All Day

Mashpee Public Library

This week's Virtual Escape Room was created by Tomeka RoulhacThank you for being a friend...Are you a Golden Girls fan? Test your knowledge in this Golden Girls Digital Trivia Challenge.Find out more at : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3x8PQttDvhXtK0bZkiK7kSCMUWJcrqPmFulWThYMDciAViQ/formResponse  [Teen]

Online: What's Cooking Wednesday
Sep 30
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Wednesday, September 30 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

The Point
Sep 30
Falmouth Public Library
WCAI

Wednesday, September 30 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (Head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions!  Returning this month is Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. This will be part two of books that are inspired by colors! You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7:00 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org.You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7:00 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org. [WCAI]

Zoom Story Time about Weather Preparedness
Sep 30
Brewster Ladies' Library
Zoom @ Brewster Ladies' Library

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

Brewster Ladies' Library

On Wednesday September 30 at 10:30am the Brewster Ladies’ Library and the Brewster Police Department will host an online story hour for families about storms on Zoom. Chief Heath Eldredge of the Brewster police department will read a book about storms and then talk to families about how they can best prepare for storms and answer questions kids/parents have. Register by emailing: ysevents@brewsterladieslibrary.org

Curbside Crafts
Sep 30
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, September 30 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Mermaid Craft – Weekly maritime-themed crafts with all the required supplies to complete the craft at home!

Virtual Bus Tour of Historic Chatham
Sep 30
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Virtual Bus Tour of Historic Chatham - For those who missed it in June, come along with us on the virtual bus tour of Chatham historic sites and museums in this Zoom recording with a live introduction and Q&A with tour guide Ron Clark. See the tour description at http://www.historic-chatham.org. This is an exclusive replay of this popular event in June. Ron Clark retired from a career in technology with IBM and has been volunteering in Chatham with several history organizations, as well as with First Night Chatham, and the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library.The FEPL Learning Series Committee is offering eight online single session classes mid-September to mid-November.  Registration is required for each class in order to receive a zoom invitation. [Programs and Events]

ONLINE: Truro Library Book Group — THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
Sep 30
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library @ 7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA 02652, USA, United States

Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Truro Public Library

Truro Library Book ClubThe September selection is the The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer. Please email Maggie to receive the Zoom invite to this program. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKAN NPR BEST BOOKSelected by New York Times‘ critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite BookA Washington Post Best Political BookA New Republic Best BookA riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation. American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. The Unwinding journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers, who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet’s significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era’s leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents. The Unwinding portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation. Packer’s novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date.

*Virtual* Discord Games
Sep 30
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

*Virtual* Discord Games
Sep 30
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
Sep 30
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

Join us for a conversation with CREW Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverends Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Hajar Logan about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted. Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeSN-Ym7Rv-KzNDWePu4OQ Part of Climate Preparedness Week 2020!

Climate Prep Week: The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
Sep 30
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm

Eldredge Public Library

Climate Prep Week  - The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is "Climate Resilience is Social Resilience". The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for Climate Prep Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. In lieu of Covid-19 and recent critical conversations around racial justice in society, CREW and MLS have organized several central events for libraries and their communities around the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice, and social resilience. Visit https://www.climatecrew.org/prep_week for more information and to register for each program.The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice [Programs and Events]

Social Resilience/Climate Resilience
Sep 30
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Eastham Public Library

Climate Prep Week: Social Resilience is Climate Resilience MA libraries will explore the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice and social resilience.  Please join us forThe Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate JusticeA conversation led by Rev.Vernon K. Walker on how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those most impacted.   Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeSN-Ym7Rv-KzNDWePu4OQContact: Karen : 5082405950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice Webinar
Sep 30
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us for a conversation with CREW Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverends Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Hajar Logan about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted.  Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeSN-Ym7Rv-KzNDWePu4OQ

Zoom Author Talk with Michael J. Tougias
Sep 30
West Falmouth Library
Online Event

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

West Falmouth Library

West Falmouth Library is pleased to host NY Times best-selling author Michael J. Tougias for a Zoom author talk on Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm, with his multimedia presentation, “The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis”. This exciting and fascinating talk is based on the best-selling book co-authored by Tougias, “Above & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission“. Tougias’ presentation chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Tougias will talk of the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective: have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon. JFK secretly audio recorded every meeting conducted during the Cuban Missile Crisis. These transcripts, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, form the basis of this fascinating analysis into JFK’s successful decision making. Email the library at westfalmouthlibrary@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting code. From his website: Michael J. Tougias is a New York Timesbestselling author and co-author of 29 books. Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours(Disney Motion Pictures’ version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip’s War, and There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Social Justice Book Group
Sep 30
Woods Hole Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Woods Hole Public Library

One silver lining of the COVID-induced move to virtual programming is that our Social Justice Book Group is able to continue meeting beyond the summer season. On Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 PM the group will discuss "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" by David Treuer. From the publisher: “The received idea of Native American history—as promulgated by books like Dee Brown’s mega-bestselling 1970 "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"—has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee", Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes’ distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don’t know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.” A link to register for this Zoom discussion will be available soon. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Library.

Narrative Nonfiction Book Club
Oct 1
Falmouth Public Library
Bay Meeting Room

Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Monthly meeting of the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club.  This month we will discuss Catch and Kill:  lies, spies and a conspiracy to protect predators by Ronan Farrow, via Zoom.  Contact the reference department to request a Zoom invitation. Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-25557 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Department Heads Weekly Meeting
Oct 1
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

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Mini Pumpkin Patch "Opens"
Oct 1
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Come by the children’s room at Sturgis Library and pick out your very own mini pumpkin to take home with you! Pumpkins will be available (and free) for the taking while they last so be sure to scoop yours up before it’s too late!   This is not a virtual event.

Virtual Storytime
Oct 1
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, October 1 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

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

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 2
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

'A New Birth of Freedom: Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments' with Jane Scarborough
Oct 2
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

In his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln called on "us the living" to resolve that "these dead shall not have died in vain" and "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . ." Lincoln did not live to see the passage of the so-called "Reconstruction Amendments" which were intended to bring about that new birth.  This eight-week course will discuss the significance of the amendments, how that promise was broken for another 100 years before Congress again took up civil rights, and finally, the significance of this history to the current demands for the long-delayed honest national dialogue and reconciliation on racism in America.The class will meet every Friday from 10:30 to noon beginning Friday, September 18th.  Each week will include optional breakout discussions from noon until 12:30 PM. The final class will be on Friday, November 13th.  Please note there will be no class on Friday, October 9th.The class will be held via Zoom and will be limited to 60 participants.  Registration is required. Please email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org or call 508-538-1435 x 3000 (Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM) to register.   [Adult]

Online: STEAM Saturday
Oct 3
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Saturday, October 3 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Musical Discoveries
Oct 3
Yarmouth Town Library
ONLINE

Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

Join Ms Rachel on Zoom for Musical Discoveries! This well loved program is coming to your home. Enjoy singing, dancing and a whole lot of FUN for the whole family.Appropriate for all ages. Please registerto receive the ZOOM link via email.Contact: Mindy Herington : 508-760-4820 X1316 : mherington@clamsnet.org [music]

Zoom event: Deb Colameta, Successful Selling through Online Yard Sales
Oct 3
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Falmouth Public Library

We are pleased to welcome Deb Colameta Saturday morning, October 3rd, at 11 a.m., for a Zoom presentation by the Falmouth Public Library! Deb is an expert seller, and has made thousands of dollars (and created extra space in her home) by using the power of online yard sales.Are you moving? Minimizing? Tidying and decluttering has become a timely topic, and this workshop will teach you Deb’s best tips for making money while purging your home!  Also, by upcycling, freecycling, and selling your extra things, you can avoid contributing to landfills. Deb Colameta is the author of "Best Offer, Best Life! Deb’s Quick-Start Guide to Creating Wealth through Online Yard Sales", which will be available for purchase during the presentation.Besides using virtual yard sales to create space and earn cash, Colameta is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and runs a consulting practice.This event is free, and geared for adults. It is a Zoom event, and registration is required by 9 a.m. on the day of the program. To register, please click the button here-the link will be sent to you before the event. NOTE:  Downloading the Zoom application previous to the start of the event is required to participate. If you need assistance with this, please contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x. 7.Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-2555- x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Music As Meditation: Free Online Ukulele/Guitar Class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)
Oct 3
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Music As Meditation: free online ukulele/guitar class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)Please email oakbluffslibrary@gmail.com to sign up. In this 5-week course we will cover the basics of playing the ukulele or guitar and explore how music can serve as a mindfulness practice. We will learn how playing an instrument can aid us in time management, stress relief, or simply as a fun way to occupy our time.  Focus will be placed on the practical aspects of learning the instrument. By the end of the class you will be confident in your ability to play several great songs, and have the tools to learn many more! Requirements: Ukulele or guitar Zoom-capable device Headphones Recommended for ages 13-113   About the instructor: Eric Mulhern is a local music educator, composer, and guitarist based in Vineyard Haven, MA. He Holds a Bachelor of Music Composition and a Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As a teacher, Eric strives to engage students by creating a fun and focused environment to fuel student's passion for music. Eric treats each student as a unique individual, tailoring every lesson to address the individual interests and skill level of the student. Most recently, Eric has been teaching music on the island to people of all ages and experience levels — from children to the elderly. His expertise includes, but is not limited to: Fingerstyle guitar, Classical, R&B, Pop, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Music theory. Eric has been playing guitar for over 15 years. At CU Boulder, he studied classical guitar with professor Nicolò Spera and music composition with Drs. Daniel Kellogg, Carter Pann, and Michael Theodore. During a semester abroad he studied at world-renowned music school Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Music As Meditation.jpg

Conservation Talk: Plant Communities of Massachusetts with Native Plant Trust
Oct 3
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

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

Sturgis Library

Conservation Talk: Plant Communities of Massachusetts with Native Plant TrustLive online: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 1-2 p.m. Join the Native Plant Trust to learn about the extraordinary diversity of native plant communities in Massachusetts! Your local library is collaborating with Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization, to present a free online talk, “Plant Communities of Massachusetts.” This talk is part of a conservation lecture series offered to libraries around the state. “Plant Communities of Massachusetts” raises awareness about the area’s habitats, plant communities’ current status, and ways to conserve local natural resources. This statewide initiative is made possible with the support of Local Cultural Council grants. Free program. Register and receive access details in an automatic reply email. https://46858.blackbaudhosting.com/…/FW20-LEC0107

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Oct 3
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Online: Make Something Monday
Oct 5
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, October 5 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Joy of Learning: Discussion of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Oct 5
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Monday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Falmouth Public Library

Mondays, October 5, 19, 26 and November 2, 10-11 AMIs Louisa May Alcott's tale of the March sisters still relevant today, 151 years after it was written?  Some critics argue that the story is what Alcott herself called, "moral pap for the young." Joanne Holcomb, retired English teacher of 35 years and English/lanaguage arts department head for 14 years at Falmouth High School, will lead a 4-session discussion on Zoom. Joanne writes, "We will practice shared inquiry in the discussion of Alcott's story. Through questioning, sharing ideas, and discussing our won interpretation, we will explore the ideas, themes, and topics of Alcott's Little Women."Reading assignments:for October 5:  chapters 1-12October 12:  Library closed in observance of Columbus Dayfor October 19:  chapters 13-23for October 26:  chapters 24-35|for November 2:  chapters 36-47 (The end.)This class is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.  It is appropriate for adults and teens.  It is a Zoom event and registration is required by Noon on Friday, October 2.   Please register once for the series by clicking the "Register" button below.  A new Zoom link will be emailed to participants each week.  Contact: Reference Department : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Virtual watercolor class for kids ages 7+
Oct 5
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, October 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New day, new time, same great class! Join Heather for her fabulous virtual watercolor class!

Online Book Group: A Dollop of Trollope!
Oct 5
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, October 5 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Zoom with the VH and WT Libraries. Which book? Doctor Thorne Why that one? A great intro to Trollope and a great TV version too! Who’s leading? Myra Stark & Dee Leopold Why them? Myra knows Trollope and Dee knows Zoom When? Choose a group: Sunday or Monday at 5:00 pm in October Can I get the book? Yes. Hard copies and eBooks Do I need to be a Trollope scholar? Please. It’s a pandemic. Let’s not make up things to worry about Interested? Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org

Virtual Storytime
Oct 6
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Joy of Learning - Astronomy
Oct 6
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

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

Falmouth Public Library

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2-3 p.m.These lectures will be offered by Jim Lynch, Senior Scientist Emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic, President of Cape Cod Astronomical Society, and Editor-in-Chief at Acoustical Society of America Publication. You can attend all four, or any of your choice! Week 1: Backyard Astronomy (equipment, the solar system and deep sky objects visible, web resources, books, apps).Week 2: Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial life and the Drake EquationWeek 3: Black Holes: Their Ins and OutsWeek 4: The Big Bang and Cosmology (Science at “The Outer Limits”)This event is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. It is appropriate for adults and teens.  It is a Zoom event, and registration is required by the day before the first class.  To receive a Zoom invitation to all four lectures, click here-Zoom links will be emailed to the particpants each week.NOTE:  Downloading the Zoom application previous to the start of the event is required to participate. If you need assistance with this, please contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x. 7.Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Virtual book group- Read aloud
Oct 6
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 6 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for this virtual book group. Heather will read aloud “The Chronicles of Narnia” to kids of all ages.  

Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Oct 6
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 6 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Learn and Practice English: Online ESL Class – Aprenda e pratique inglês! Aula ESL Online de Nível Misto
Oct 6
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 6 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Learn and Practice English! Online Mixed Level ESL Class On October Tuesdays at 5pm, the West Tisbury Library will host a weekly online conversational ESL class with instructor Jonah Kaplan-Woolner. Jonah has been teaching English to speakers of other languages for over 10 years in Massachusetts and New York City. He specializes in guiding students to improve their English in concrete, real-world situations. This class is open to all levels of students: beginner, intermediate or advanced. The class will be organized around discussions that will allow students to improve vocabulary and fluency. There will also be brief grammar lessons, short writing activities, lots of games, and interactive homework assignments. This class is free and open to the public. Meetings: via Google Meet, Tuesdays at 5pm: October 6, 13, 20, and 27. To sign up, please contact the West Tisbury Library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to each class. ——– Aprenda e pratique inglês! Aula ESL Online de Nível Misto Nas terças-feiras de outubro às 17h, a Biblioteca West Tisbury oferecerá uma aula semanal de conversação online de ESL com o instrutor Jonah Kaplan-Woolner. Jonah ensina inglês para falantes de outras línguas há mais de 10 anos em Massachusetts e na cidade de Nova York. Ele é especialista em orientar os alunos a melhorar seu inglês em situações concretas do mundo real. Esta aula está aberta a todos os níveis de alunos: iniciante, intermediário ou avançado. A aula será organizada em torno de discussões que permitirão aos alunos melhorar o vocabulário e a fluência. Haverá também breves aulas de gramática, atividades de redação curta, muitos jogos e dever de casa interativo. Esta aula é gratuita e aberta ao público. Reuniões: via Google Meet, terças-feiras às 17h: 6, 13, 20 e 27 de outubro. Para se inscrever, entre em contato com a Biblioteca West Tisbury: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Traga um caderno e uma caneta ou lápis para cada aula.

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Oct 6
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

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

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A SIX-WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 9/29 - 11/3Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Limited copies are available to borrow.Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

NEW SESSION-Virtual beginner drawing class for adults and teens
Oct 6
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

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

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a NEW session of Beginner Drawing with Jen Burkin! This virtual class is for teens and adults looking to learn to draw with charcoal and ink.

Adult Story Time With John Hornor Jacobs (ONLINE)
Oct 6
Sturgis Library
MA

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the thirteenth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: John Hornor Jacobs, is an award-winning author of genre bending adult and YA fiction. His first novel, Southern Gods, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Excellence in a First Novel and won the Darrel Award. The Onion AV said of the book, “A sumptuous Southern Gothic thriller steeped in the distinct American mythologies of Cthulhu and the blues . . . Southern Gods beautifully probes the eerie, horror-infested underbelly of the South.” His second novel, This Dark Earth, Brian Keene described as “…quite simply, the best zombie novel I’ve read in years” and was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint. Jacobs’s acclaimed series of novels for young adults beginning with The Twelve-Fingered Boy, continuing with The Shibboleth, and ending with The Conformity has been hailed by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing as “amazing” and “mesmerizing.” Jacobs’s first fantasy novel, The Incorruptibles, was nominated for the Morningstar and Gemmell Awards in the UK. Pat Rothfuss has said of this book, “One part ancient Rome, two parts wild west, one part Faust. A pinch of Tolkien, of Lovecraft, of Dante. This is strange alchemy, a recipe I’ve never seen before. I wish more books were as fresh and brave as this.”His fiction has appeared in Playboy Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Apex Magazine and his essay have been featured on CBS Weekly and Huffington Post.Books:Southern Gods   – (Night Shade Books, 2011) To learn more, visit his website at: https://www.johnhornor.com/

Virtual Cookbook Club
Oct 6
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

The Poetree
Oct 7
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, October 7 All Day

Sturgis Library

Beginning September 2nd, visit Sturgis Library’s new friend, The Poetree, located near the stairs in the library’s front lawn! The Poetree will post a special poem on his wooden sign for all to enjoy. The poem will be posted all week long and each Wednesday, a new poem will be posted. Every WEDNESDAY a simple activity will be available for kiddos to take home as well as a copy of the poem. The Poem will be posted all week but to-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm This event is NOT virtual.

Online: What's Cooking Wednesday
Oct 7
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Wednesday, October 7 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 7
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

The Music of John Williams
Oct 7
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Eldredge Public Library

The Music of John Williams - Explore the music of John Williams the masterful composer of film music and learn how he writes a theme and the process it goes through that ends up on the big screen in Jaws Star Wars Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones. Ryan Peteraf is a conductor composer and organist based in Chatham he is also the Director of Music and Liturgy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.The FEPL Learning Series Committee is offering eight online single session classes mid-September to mid-November.  Registration is required for each class in order to receive a zoom invitation. [Programs and Events]

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

Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Yarmouth Town Library

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

Online Memoir Class
Oct 7
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Memoir Class Led by Moira Silva Starting Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30-2pm, the West Tisbury Library will host an online Memoir Workshop led by Moira Silva. Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on five Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm. Sign up is required. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Class dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/ 4. Space is limited. Participants are asked to commit to all five sessions. Free and open to the public! About the class: We are living in strange times no doubt. In this course, writers are invited to tell whatever story is closest to them. They may choose to dive into what’s happening now by keeping a running journal or reflect on life by penning official life story memoirs. Or both. A blend of exercises, readings and discussions will connect writers with their writing and themselves. Participants will form a supportive community while sharing in-process work. We will honor whatever is created, be it essays, songs, letters or entire new genres. After five weeks, writers will leave lighter in spirit and richer in purpose. No writing experience required. You will need a device that allows you to use the free program Zoom. Please contact the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org if you need help setting this up. Facilitated by seasoned writing instructor Moira Convey Silva. She is not so seasoned with online teaching so she appreciates your patience there. About the instructor: Moira Convey Silva is a writing instructor, writing consultant, yoga teacher, community activist, and award-winning writer who, for over 10 years, has freelanced for national and local periodicals. Focusing on features and essays, especially ones that relate to sustainability, Silva’s writing most notably appears in the Boston Globe, Women’s Running, and Taproot.

*Virtual* Discord Games
Oct 7
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

*Virtual* Discord Games
Oct 7
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Online Book Talk with Michael McAuliffe
Oct 7
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, October 7 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Book Talk with Michael McAuliffe: No Truth Left to Tell On Wednesday, October 7 at 4:30pm, the West Tisbury Library presents an online book talk with local author Michael McAuliffe. Join us for a reading and discussion of the new novel, No Truth Left to Tell, which is loosely based on the author’s experiences as a federal civil rights prosecutor. This is a live event that will meet on Zoom. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive your Zoom invitation to join. This event is free and open to the public. About the book: February 1994 – Lynwood, Louisiana: Flaming crosses light up the night and terrorize the southern town. The resurgent Klan wants a new race war, and the Klansmen will start it here. As federal civil rights prosecutor Adrien Rush is about to discover, the ugly roots of the past run deep in Lynwood. For Nettie Wynn, a victim of the cross burnings and lifelong resident of the town’s segregated neighborhood, the hate crimes summon frightful memories of her youth, when she witnessed white townspeople lynch a black man. Her granddaughter Nicole DuBose, a successful journalist in New York City, returns to Lynwood to care for her grandmother. Rush arrives from DC and investigates the crimes with Lee Mercer, a seasoned local FBI special agent. Their partnership is tested as they clash over how far to go to catch the racists before the violence escalates. Rush’s role in the case becomes even more complicated after he falls for DuBose. When crucial evidence becomes compromised—threatening to upend what should be a celebrated conviction—the lines between right and wrong, black and white, collide with deadly consequences. No Truth Left to Tell is a timely legal thriller that pulls readers into a compelling courtroom drama and the search for justice in a troubled community. “Hate is shockingly alive and well in America these days, but so is moral courage and a passion for justice. This is a compelling, emotionally taut first novel by an accomplished attorney. We are intrigued by the protagonist, a self-doubting white prosecutor who joins forces with a seasoned black agent who knows the sting of prejudice. They battle the Klan, police corruption, and sometimes each other, but in the process, forge a memorable alliance. Through it all, Michael McAuliffe’s fresh, image-infused style makes reading a pleasure.” —Rose Styron, poet, human rights activist, and journalist About the author: Michael McAuliffe has been a practicing lawyer for thirty years. He was a federal prosecutor serving both as a supervisory assistant US attorney in the Southern District of Florida and a trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. In 2008, Michael was elected and served as the state attorney for Palm Beach County, leading an office of approximately 125 prosecutors. In 2012, he returned to the private sector as a global company’s general counsel. Michael has taught law for many years including as a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law and as an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary School of Law. Michael and his wife Robin Rosenberg, a US district judge, have three children and live in Florida and Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Joy of Learning: Mayflower 400: the Wampanoag & English Perspectives
Oct 7
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7-8 PM.A 4-part series of talks pertaining to the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, organized by the Falmouth Genealogical Society.  Part 1, tonight: A Wampanoag Perspective in 400 Years of History by Linda Coombs.  Ms. Coombs is program director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center, as well as an author and historian from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).Part 2, October 14:  Influences on Native Perspectives - Myths, Legends & Realities by Ron Petersen.  Ron Petersen is chair of the Orleans Historical Commission and is working with Cape Cod 2020 on a symposium that will recognize the Cape Cod role in the Plymouth 400 Commemoration. He also writes a monthly column in the Cape Codder on local historical topics. Part 3, October 21:  Connections to Early Falmouth Families by Phyllis Day and  David Young.  Ms. Day is a board member of the Falmouth Genealogical Society and a delegate to the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium.  Mr. Young is a Falmouth Quaker and retired computer specialist who has delved deeply into the history of Quaker families in Falmouth. Part 4, October 28:  Proving a Mayflower Connection by Ralph Wadleigh.  Mr. Wadleigh is the current secretary and former president of the Falmouth Genealogical Society, as well as a descendant of Mayflower passenger, John Alden. This event is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.  It is appropriate for adults and teens.  It is a Zoom event and registration is required by 5 PM the day of the class.  To receive a Zoom invitation to all four lectures, click on the "Register" button below.  An invitation will be emailed each week. Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Off Site]

Online Book Group: Sense and Sensibility
Oct 7
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Be SENSIBLE! Zoom Sense and Sensibility with the WT Library. What? A Three session Zoom book group. Why? Because Austen is PERFECT pandemic reading. When? October 7th, 14th, and 21st from 7 to 8 pm. Who? Led by WT Library staffer, Dee Leopold. Why her? She’s already Zoomed all the Austen novels Can I get the book? Absolutely. Do I need to be an Austen scholar? Seriously hope you are not. Do I need to be a WT Library patron? Nope. You just need to desire an escape to Austen-land. Interested? Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org

Department Heads Weekly Meeting
Oct 8
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Thursday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

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Department Heads Weekly Meeting
Oct 8
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Thursday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

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Virtual Storytime
Oct 8
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, October 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

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

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Provincetown 400 Book Club
Oct 8
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

This is a special year Provincetown, the 400th commemoration of the arrival of the Pilgrims and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. As a result, the Library is offering a special Provincetown 400 Book Club hosted by Jeannette de Beauvoir.  The final meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on October 8 at 6 pm and will discuss David J. Silverman’s This Land is Their Land Call the Library at 508-487-7094 to check out a copy and join Jeannette for the discussion!  Email araff@clamsnet.org for more information on how to join.

Adult Story Time With Stephen Graham Jones (ONLINE)
Oct 8
Sturgis Library
MA

Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the fifteenth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen and a half novels, six story collections, a couple of standalone novellas, and a couple of one-shot comic books. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels, and is the guy who wrote Mongrels. Next up are The Only Good Indians (Saga) and Night of the Mannequins (Tor.com). Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado. To learn more, visit his website at: https://www.demontheory.net/

Graphic Novel Book Club
Oct 8
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdO-hrj4pG9xdrDo2eOasp3PZo_voXCGF

Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Curious about the world of graphic novels, comics and illustrated books? Join our Graphic Novel Book Club! This month we’ll discuss the comic collection BOOK LOVE by Debbie Tung. Jot down a few thoughts and enjoy a brief discussion with other readers on Zoom. Attend one meeting or all, no commitment necessary! Register at:  https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdO-hrj4pG9xdrDo2eOasp3PZo_voXCGF

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 9
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, October 9 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

Online: STEAM Saturday
Oct 10
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Saturday, October 10 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Music As Meditation: Free Online Ukulele/Guitar Class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)
Oct 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Music As Meditation: free online ukulele/guitar class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)Please email oakbluffslibrary@gmail.com to sign up. In this 5-week course we will cover the basics of playing the ukulele or guitar and explore how music can serve as a mindfulness practice. We will learn how playing an instrument can aid us in time management, stress relief, or simply as a fun way to occupy our time.  Focus will be placed on the practical aspects of learning the instrument. By the end of the class you will be confident in your ability to play several great songs, and have the tools to learn many more! Requirements: Ukulele or guitar Zoom-capable device Headphones Recommended for ages 13-113   About the instructor: Eric Mulhern is a local music educator, composer, and guitarist based in Vineyard Haven, MA. He Holds a Bachelor of Music Composition and a Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As a teacher, Eric strives to engage students by creating a fun and focused environment to fuel student's passion for music. Eric treats each student as a unique individual, tailoring every lesson to address the individual interests and skill level of the student. Most recently, Eric has been teaching music on the island to people of all ages and experience levels — from children to the elderly. His expertise includes, but is not limited to: Fingerstyle guitar, Classical, R&B, Pop, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Music theory. Eric has been playing guitar for over 15 years. At CU Boulder, he studied classical guitar with professor Nicolò Spera and music composition with Drs. Daniel Kellogg, Carter Pann, and Michael Theodore. During a semester abroad he studied at world-renowned music school Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Music As Meditation.jpg

The Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation
Oct 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history.The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program.

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Oct 10
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Online: Make Something Monday
Oct 12
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Monday, October 12 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Virtual Storytime
Oct 13
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Tuesday, October 13 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Documentary Film: 6 Weeks to Mother's Day
Oct 13
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Tuesday, October 13 All Day

Eldredge Public Library

6 Weeks to Mother’s Day paints an intimate portrait of Thai culture by exploring one of its most progressive schools, Moo Baan Dek (Children’s Village). Home to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children, Children's Village has become a pillar in the Thai education system and a promising symbol of the country’s future.   Located in a remote jungle village in Kanchanaburi province, children sleep twelve to a room, have no hot water, limited electricity, and work together in the village garden to help provide themselves with food. It is a simple way of life where nature is used to encourage both healing and education.The school follows A.S Neill’s democratic education system known as Summerhill.  In a Summerhill setting, students of all ages are given a strong voice, study what they choose, and participate equally with teachers in school votes.  6 Weeks to Mother’s Day follows the students as they prepare a special celebration to honor the school’s founder and person they refer to as mother, Rajani Dhongchai, on what will be her 35th Mother’s Day at the school. Along the way, prepare to witness Thailand’s oldest democratic school in action and rare slice of Thai culture as seen through the eyes of some of its most forward thinking children.The film is Directed by Marvin Blunte and released in 2018.  Running time is 93 min.  The film is in Thai with English subtitles.Registration is required to receive the link to view the film online.  Once the Library emails you the link, you will have approx 72 hours to view the film.  Registration is limited to 100. [Programs and Events]

Joy of Learning - Astronomy
Oct 13
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Tuesday, October 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2-3 p.m.These lectures will be offered by Jim Lynch, Senior Scientist Emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic, President of Cape Cod Astronomical Society, and Editor-in-Chief at Acoustical Society of America Publication. You can attend all four, or any of your choice! Week 1: Backyard Astronomy (equipment, the solar system and deep sky objects visible, web resources, books, apps).Week 2: Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial life and the Drake EquationWeek 3: Black Holes: Their Ins and OutsWeek 4: The Big Bang and Cosmology (Science at “The Outer Limits”)This event is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. It is appropriate for adults and teens.  It is a Zoom event, and registration is required by 10 a.m. on the day of the class  To receive a Zoom invitation to this and the remaining lectures, click on the "Register" button below-Zoom links will be emailed to the particpants each week.NOTE:  Downloading the Zoom application previous to the start of the event is required to participate. If you need assistance with this, please contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x. 7.Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Main Library]

Virtual book group- Read aloud
Oct 13
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 13 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for this virtual book group. Heather will read aloud “The Chronicles of Narnia” to kids of all ages.  

Friends of the Falmouth Public Library Board Meeting
Oct 13
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Falmouth Public Library

 Contact: Mary Tamucci : mtamucci@comcast.net []

Online Course: Combating Climate Change
Oct 13
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Course: Combating Climate Change Starting Tuesday, October 13 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library invites you to attend an online “Combating Climate Change” course. This is a three-session course designed for people who are interested in learning more about climate change, becoming more effective in communicating with others, and actively mitigating the impact on our planet and ourselves. The first session covers the basic science behind climate change. The second session introduces the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator, applying science in making policy decisions. The last session is focused on what you can do in response. This course meets weekly on Zoom at 4pm: October 13, 20, and 27. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Free and open to the public! About the presenters: Tony Lee – While Tony Lee’s professional vocation began with seven years at Arthur Andersen and concluded with 25 years as a forensic accounting consultant specializing in construction claims, his abiding avocation has been as an educator. His interest in environmental issues goes back at least as far as 1980 when he joined the Board of Friends of the Earth. Since that time he has developed and led numerous seminars on a variety of related topics. Bari Boyer – A serial careerist, Bari Boyer has worked as an attorney, School District Solicitor, real estate brokerage owner, mediator, media producer, leadership trainer, college teacher and political campaign manager. Along with her law degree she has a Masters degree in Public Administration. Tony and Bari met in 1984 when both were involved in the Beyond War Movement. Since that time they have worked together from time to time in grassroots educational efforts. The course they are offering is the latest of these projects. This course was developed by Elders Climate Action (ECA).

Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Oct 13
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Go Back in Time Book Talk
Oct 13
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/95400173288

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/95400173288Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie for Tuesday Oct 13, 6pmMeet the remarkable Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, who ruled the vast empire for 34 years through sheer will and determination. Guided by enlightenment principles, she sought to bring change to a land still under the yoke of serfdom. Meet her family, her lovers and her court as she steered her country through wars, rebellion and political change.If help is needed locating a copy of the book, please contact jburke@clamsnet.org.

Story of the First Encounter discussion group
Oct 13
Eastham Public Library
190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

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

Eastham Public Library

“The Story of the First Encounter” by Ian Saxine JOIN US FOR A SIX-WEEK OPEN DISCUSSION, 9/29 - 11/3Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register for the discussion so that we can send you the link to join!  If you just want to attend one session, register for that week For questions on how to join, call the library 508-240-5950 or visit easthamlibrary.org Copies of the book are available online to download or read on a tablet or kindle: https://archive.org/details/thestoryofthefirstencounteratnauset/mode/2up Limited copies are available to borrow.Contact: Karen : 508-240-5950 : kmacdonald@clamsnet.org [Adult Library Program]

NEW SESSION-Virtual beginner drawing class for adults and teens
Oct 13
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

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

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a NEW session of Beginner Drawing with Jen Burkin! This virtual class is for teens and adults looking to learn to draw with charcoal and ink.

Mystery Author Edith Maxwell Zoom Author Talk
Oct 13
West Falmouth Library
West Falmouth Library

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

West Falmouth Library

Mystery author Edith Maxwell will visit West Falmouth Library for a Zoom author talk on Tuesday, October 13th at 7pm. Maxwell will discuss her latest novel, Taken Too Soon: A Quaker Midwife Mystery. Email the Library at westfalmouthlibrary@gmail.com for the Zoom invite info. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Agatha Award winning author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife historical mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she pens the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Maxwell lives with her beau and their energizer kitten in Amesbury, where she writes, gardens, cooks, and wastes time on Facebook. Find her at edithmaxwell.com. PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS OF AGATHA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR EDITH MAXWELL “The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll— midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series debut.”—Catriona McPherson, Agatha-, Anthony- and Macavity-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series “Clever and stimulating novel . . . masterfully weaves a complex mystery.”—Open Book Society “Riveting historical mystery . . . [a] fascinating look at nineteenthcentury American faith, culture, and small-town life.”—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter “Intelligent, well-researched story with compelling characters and a fast-moving plot. Excellent!”—Suspense Magazine

Adult Story Time With Sam J Miller (ONLINE)
Oct 13
Sturgis Library
MA

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us for the fourteenth reading in our Adult Story Time reading series! This series will feature a multitude of short story writers from many different genres reading one of their stories in its entirety then doing a Q and A. All readings will take place through Zoom. Email Corey at SturgisReference@Comcast.net to sign up. Registration is required. Bio: Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a best book of the year for Vulture, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and more – and a “Must Read” in Entertainment Weekly and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Sam’s work has been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. A community organizer by day, he lives in New York City. To learn more, visit his website at: http://samjmiller.com/about/

The Poetree
Oct 14
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, October 14 All Day

Sturgis Library

Beginning September 2nd, visit Sturgis Library’s new friend, The Poetree, located near the stairs in the library’s front lawn! The Poetree will post a special poem on his wooden sign for all to enjoy. The poem will be posted all week long and each Wednesday, a new poem will be posted. Every WEDNESDAY a simple activity will be available for kiddos to take home as well as a copy of the poem. The Poem will be posted all week but to-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm This event is NOT virtual.

Online: What's Cooking Wednesday
Oct 14
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Online YouTube

Wednesday, October 14 All Day

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 14
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

Looking Ahead to 2021
Oct 14
Eldredge Public Library
Virtual

Wednesday, October 14 at 10:30 am

Eldredge Public Library

Looking Ahead to 2021 - Discuss the state of our politics as we head into a critical 2020 election as well as the impact its outcome will have on our lives, our health, democracy and our world. Former State Senator and Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf, B.A. Wesleyan University in Political Philosophy, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.The FEPL Learning Series Committee is offering eight online single session classes mid-September to mid-November.  Registration is required for each class in order to receive a zoom invitation. [Programs and Events]

*Virtual* Discord Games
Oct 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

*Virtual* Discord Games
Oct 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Online Book Talk: Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard
Oct 14
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, October 14 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Book Talk: Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard On Wednesday, October 14 at 4:30pm, the West Tisbury Library presents an online book talk with local author Thomas Dresser. This is a live event that will meet on Zoom. Thomas will discuss his newly released book, Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard. Come learn about the Island’s historic haunts. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive your Zoom invitation to join. About the book: “Martha’s Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where Old Joe patrols the cells in the afterlife. Savor spirits at the Kelley House, where the ghost of the widow of a whaleman rolls Christmas ornaments across the floor and appears by the fireplace. Meander into the Victorian Inn, now The Christopher, where a honeymoon couple was spooked by towels flung on the floor and a rug that wiggled from beneath their four-poster. Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife.” About the author: Thomas Dresser taught elementary school for ten years, was a nursing home administrator for twenty years, and drove a school bus for fifteen years. He has enjoyed writing all his life, but found his niche on the Vineyard, joining Island writing groups, writing for the local press, and publishing a number of books on Vineyard history. He lives in Oak Bluffs with his wife Joyce, a retired West Tisbury teacher. For more information, please visit tomdresser.com.  

Virtual Tour of the Woods Hole Oceanographic
Oct 14
Hyannis Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Hyannis Public Library

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. To register for this event go to www.hyannislibrary.org

Woods Hole Oceanographic Virtual Tour
Oct 14
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Brewster Ladies' Library

Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 6 P.M. as we take A Virtual Tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute with tour guide Paul Daigle. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. Please register for this program at www.hyannislibrary.org Presented by the Hyannis Public Library, Brewster Ladies Library, Chilmark, Edgartown, Eldredge, Oak Bluffs Mashpee, Yarmouthport Public Libraries, Whelden Memorial Library and Provincetown Public Library.

A Virtual Tour of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Oct 14
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 6 pm as we take a virtual tour of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute with tour guide Paul Daigle. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. Presented by the Hyannis Public Library, Brewster Ladies Library, Whelden Memorial Library, and the Provincetown, Chilmark, Edgartown, Eldredge, Oak Bluffs, Mashpee, and Yarmouthport Public Libraries. Please register for this program at www.hyannislibrary.org

WHOI Virtual Tour
Oct 14
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 6 P.M. as we take a Virtual Tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute with tour guide Paul Daigle. Please register for this program atwww.hyannislibrary.org The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicatedto advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connectionwith the Earth system through a sustained commitmentto excellence in science, engineering, and education, andto the application of this knowledge to problems facingsociety. Presented by Hyannis Public Library, Brewster Ladies Library,Chilmark, Edgartown, Eldredge, Oak Bluffs, Mashpee,Yarmouthport Public Libraries, Whelden Memorial Libraryand Provincetown Public Library.

Virtual Tour of W.H.O.I.
Oct 14
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539

Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 pm

Edgartown Free Public Library

Take a virtual tour of our distinguished neighbor the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Tour guide Paul Daigle will give us a sweeping look at this world-famous center for the study of the ocean and everything related to its environment. The event is free but you must register in advance because space is limited. To do so go to hyannislibrary.org This program is co-sponsored by the public libraries of Hyannis Chilmark Edgartown Oak Bluffs West Barnstable Brewster Chatham Mashpee Provincetown and Yarmouthport.

Joy of Learning: Mayflower 400: the Wampanoag & English Perspectives
Oct 14
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

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

Falmouth Public Library

October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7-8 PM.Part 2 of a 4-part series of talks pertaining to the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, organized by the Falmouth Genealogical Society.  Part 2, tonight: Influences on Native Perspectives - Myths, Legends & Realities by Ron Petersen.  Ron Petersen is chair of the Orleans Historical Commission and is working with Cape Cod 2020 on a symposium that will recognize the Cape Cod role in the Plymouth 400 Commemoration. He also writes a monthly column in the Cape Codder on local historical topics. Part 3, October 21: Connections to Early Falmouth Families by Phyllis Day and  David Young.  Ms. Day is a board member of the Falmouth Genealogical Society and a delegate to the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium.  Mr. Young is a Falmouth Quaker and retired computer specialist who has delved deeply into the history of Quaker families in Falmouth. Part 4, October 28:  Proving a Mayflower Connection by Ralph Wadleigh.  Mr. Wadleigh is the current secretary and former president of the Falmouth Genealogical Society, as well as a descendant of Mayflower passenger, John Alden. This event is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.  It is appropriate for adults and teens.  It is a Zoom event and registration is required by 5 PM the day of the class.  To receive a Zoom invitation to this and the remaining lectures, click on the "Register" button below.  An invitation will be emailed each week. Contact: Reference Dept. : 508-457-2555 x 7 : info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org [Off Site]

Department Heads Weekly Meeting
Oct 15
Falmouth Public Library
Online via Zoom

Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Falmouth Public Library

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Virtual Storytime
Oct 15
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

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

Online: Book Club 'The Family Upstairs
Oct 15
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Zoom platform

Thursday, October 15 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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

Tom Dresser's virtual Ghost Stories & Cemetery Walk
Oct 15
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Thursday, October 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Learn about Oak Bluffs history as we (virtually) stroll through Oak Grove Cemetery. Tom Dresser introduces us its notable permanent residents, including some rather famous writers. At each grave site, he shares a Martha’s Vineyard ghost story from his new book, Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard.  https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/j/98917736625

VIRTUAL: A History of Theater on Cape Cod with Sue Mellen
Oct 15
Provincetown Public Library
Online

Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Provincetown Public Library

Join author and theater reviewer Sue Mellen for a special virtual program as she lifts the curtain on the rich history of theater on Cape Cod, beginning—where it all began—in Provincetown. She paints a vivid picture of the early years of American drama on the culture-rich peninsula, bringing attendees into the world of Eugene O’Neill and the Provincetown Players, the Barnstormers and other early groups. Then, as she does in her book, A History of Theater on Cape Cod, she takes audiences on a tour of the Cape’s many-faceted theater history, giving theater-lovers an insider’s view of what has made Cape theater great. A History of Theater on Cape Cod: You might think that American drama was born in one of the theaters on Broadway. But, in fact, truly American theater was born on Cape Cod in 1916, when a group of artists and writers in Provincetown mounted a production of a one-act play, Bound East for Cardiff, by a little-known playwright, Eugene O’Neill. They staged the play in a rickety old theater on a wharf in what was then little more than a sleepy fishing village. From that artists’ colony—and others like it across the Cape and Islands—Cape theater culture grew into the constantly expanding theater universe it is today. The theatrical descendants of O’Neill and the Provincetown Players continue to present classical drama, contemporary hits and new, experimental works to audiences that have come to expect the best. In her tour of the theaters from Provincetown to Falmouth, author and entertainment columnist Sue Mellen reveals the rich past behind a unique cultural treasure. Call the Library at 508-487-7094 or email btaylor@clamsnet.org for more information on how to join. Sue Mellen began her writing career as an arts, entertainment and features writer for the Cape Cod Times. She next went on to work in public relations, first for a regional healthcare system, then for a classic car museum. Then, after a short stint as a freelance business and technology writer, she began a content-creation firm YourWriters, which she still operates to this day. Through her company, she has co-written and ghostwritten numerous books for a wide range of clients. After an extended hiatus, the author has returned to her first love: reviewing the theatrical productions that grace the historic theaters of Cape Cod. Exploring the histories of the theater groups that dot the Cape has been pure joy.

Virtual : Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to learn about our Wildlife Neighbors
Oct 15
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Spend an evening with wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams. Learn how trail cameras work and tips on where to set them up to reveal the secret lives of our wildlife neighbors. See beautiful & compelling photos and videos of wildlife in western & central Massachusetts and hear stories from the field along with tips on how you can get started in your own backyard.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5088384459 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org []

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 16
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, October 16 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

'A New Birth of Freedom: Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments' with Jane Scarborough
Oct 16
Mashpee Public Library
Route 151, Mashpee, MA 02649

Friday, October 16 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mashpee Public Library

In his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln called on "us the living" to resolve that "these dead shall not have died in vain" and "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . ." Lincoln did not live to see the passage of the so-called "Reconstruction Amendments" which were intended to bring about that new birth.  This eight-week course will discuss the significance of the amendments, how that promise was broken for another 100 years before Congress again took up civil rights, and finally, the significance of this history to the current demands for the long-delayed honest national dialogue and reconciliation on racism in America.The class will meet every Friday from 10:30 to noon beginning Friday, September 18th.  Each week will include optional breakout discussions from noon until 12:30 PM. The final class will be on Friday, November 13th.  Please note there will be no class on Friday, October 9th.The class will be held via Zoom and will be limited to 60 participants.  Registration is required. Please email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org or call 508-538-1435 x 3000 (Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM) to register.   [Adult]

Virtual : Wildlife Connections: Sketch Wildlife with Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan
Oct 16
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Conference Call

Friday, October 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan shows you how to draw some of the wildlife seen in the Trail Cams presentation, including how to quickly sketch wildlife in its habitat. Class suitable for all ages. Bring your sketchbook or paper and pencils! Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for meeting access.Contact: Anne McDonough : 5088384459 : amcdonough@clamsnet.org [Adult]

Music As Meditation: Free Online Ukulele/Guitar Class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)
Oct 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Oak Bluffs Library

Music As Meditation: free online ukulele/guitar class for beginners (SPACE LIMITED)Please email oakbluffslibrary@gmail.com to sign up. In this 5-week course we will cover the basics of playing the ukulele or guitar and explore how music can serve as a mindfulness practice. We will learn how playing an instrument can aid us in time management, stress relief, or simply as a fun way to occupy our time.  Focus will be placed on the practical aspects of learning the instrument. By the end of the class you will be confident in your ability to play several great songs, and have the tools to learn many more! Requirements: Ukulele or guitar Zoom-capable device Headphones Recommended for ages 13-113   About the instructor: Eric Mulhern is a local music educator, composer, and guitarist based in Vineyard Haven, MA. He Holds a Bachelor of Music Composition and a Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As a teacher, Eric strives to engage students by creating a fun and focused environment to fuel student's passion for music. Eric treats each student as a unique individual, tailoring every lesson to address the individual interests and skill level of the student. Most recently, Eric has been teaching music on the island to people of all ages and experience levels — from children to the elderly. His expertise includes, but is not limited to: Fingerstyle guitar, Classical, R&B, Pop, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Music theory. Eric has been playing guitar for over 15 years. At CU Boulder, he studied classical guitar with professor Nicolò Spera and music composition with Drs. Daniel Kellogg, Carter Pann, and Michael Theodore. During a semester abroad he studied at world-renowned music school Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Music As Meditation.jpg

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Oct 17
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 17 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Virtual watercolor class for kids ages 7+
Oct 19
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, October 19 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New day, new time, same great class! Join Heather for her fabulous virtual watercolor class!

Virtual book group- Read aloud
Oct 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 20 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for this virtual book group. Heather will read aloud “The Chronicles of Narnia” to kids of all ages.  

Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Oct 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 20 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

The Sprightly, Bright Book Club
Oct 20
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Are you between the ages of 7ish to 10ish years old? Do you like (or love!) to read? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Sprightly, Bright Book Club is the place for you!   Let’s choose, read, and discuss books together! Our first book will be The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. The discussion will take place virtually via Zoom mid-October. Registration is required! For more information and registration, please email Christy at sturgiskids@comcast.net

NEW SESSION-Virtual beginner drawing class for adults and teens
Oct 20
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Join us for a NEW session of Beginner Drawing with Jen Burkin! This virtual class is for teens and adults looking to learn to draw with charcoal and ink.

The Poetree
Oct 21
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, October 21 All Day

Sturgis Library

Beginning September 2nd, visit Sturgis Library’s new friend, The Poetree, located near the stairs in the library’s front lawn! The Poetree will post a special poem on his wooden sign for all to enjoy. The poem will be posted all week long and each Wednesday, a new poem will be posted. Every WEDNESDAY a simple activity will be available for kiddos to take home as well as a copy of the poem. The Poem will be posted all week but to-go activities are only available on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm This event is NOT virtual.

Story Hour with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 21
Brewster Ladies' Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/3945468712137905/

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

*Virtual* Discord Games
Oct 21
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Online Anti-Racist Book Group
Oct 21
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Wednesday, October 21 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

Online Anti-Racist Book Club Join librarian Elliott for a monthly book club focusing on anti-racism and social justice. Email the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. For October we will discuss “The Yellow House,” by Sarah Broom.

Talking Horror With Danielle Trussoni, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu, and Victor LaValle
Oct 21
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sturgis Library

Join us as we discuss the current state of horror fiction, the craft of writing horror, and everything in between. A Q and A will follow. To sign up, email SturgisRefernce@comcast.net.LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.Books will be available for purchase digitally through local vendors. Email Corey at SturgisReference@comcast.net to sign up. Limited spots available. BIOS: Danielle Trussoni is a New York Times, USA Today and Internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. Danielle has written five books. Her latest, The Ancestor was published April 2020, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Danielle has been a jurist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and writes the Horror Column for the New York Times Book Review. She has an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her work has received a Michener-Copernicus Society of America award and the Dana Award in the novel. Her first book was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Best Ten Books of the Year. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her family. Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland, and the short story collection, Growing Things and Other Stories. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly online, and numerous year’s-best anthologies. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his family. Alma Katsu writes novels that combine history and horror. Her latest are The Deep, a reimagining of the sinking of the Titanic, and The Hunger, a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party with a horror twist. The Hunger made NPR’s list of the 100 Best Horror Stories, was nominated for a Stoker and Locus Award for best horror novel, and recently won Spain’s Kelvin 505 award for Best Novel (translated). It also won the 2018 Western Heritage Award for Best Novel. Ms. Katsu lives outside of Washington DC with her husband, musician Bruce Katsu. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Program and Brandeis University, where she studied with novelist John Irving. She also is an alumni of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Prior to publication of her first novel, Ms. Katsu had a long career in intelligence, working for several US agencies and a think tank. Her first spy novel, Red Widow, will be published spring 2021.

Virtual Storytime
Oct 22
Truro Public Library
Truro Public Library

Thursday, October 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Truro Public Library

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

Virtual Cooking Club
Oct 22
Oak Bluffs Library
https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdemgqDMjG9R-1RVY3tpMuxo8Dhd9vR8J

Thursday, October 22 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

Make any recipe using this month’s ingredient (October’s Ingredient: PUMPKIN), save the recipe, and join us on Zoom to share and compare. Eating on camera encouraged! Register at: https://oakbluffs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdemgqDMjG9R-1RVY3tpMuxo8Dhd9vR8J

Crafty Corner with Nori on Facebook Live
Oct 23
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Friday, October 23 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brewster Ladies' Library

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

The Horror is Us: an Online Reading
Oct 24
Sturgis Library
Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02630, United States

Saturday, October 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sturgis Library

The Horror Is Us: An Online ReadingFeaturing Justin Sanders,Abigail Teed-Walton,Alexis Brooks de Vita,and Yohanca Delgado,Saturday, October 24th @ 2PM EST Join us for a reading and book talk to celebrate the publication of The Horror Is Us. This event will be heldon ZOOM. To sign up, email us at sturgisreference@comcast.net. Registration is Required Author Bios: Alexis Brooks de Vita is a literature professor and author of The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Woman, Mythatypes: Signatures and Signs of African, Diaspora and Black Goddesses, the translation Dante’s Inferno: A Wanderer in Hell, the novels Left Hand of the Moon, Burning Streams, Blood of Angels, and Chain Dance, and contributing editor of the collections Tales in Firelight and Shadow and Love and Darker Passions. Justin Sanders is a ghost from Baltimore. His words have appeared most recently on the city’s walls. Abigail Teed is a Canadian writer who spends her days carving “Who shot JR” moments in technical courses while writing fiction and political satire by night. She lives in a tiny house in the woods on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick, where she splits her time between working, writing, and cuddling her grandchildren. Yohanca Delgado

Virtual Cooking with Carolina
Oct 24
Oak Bluffs Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, October 24 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Oak Bluffs Library

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

Virtual watercolor class for kids ages 7+
Oct 26
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA, MA 02568

Monday, October 26 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

West Tisbury Free Public Library

New day, new time, same great class! Join Heather for her fabulous virtual watercolor class!

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