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From the Director:
Delighted with the Kick-Off to Yarmouth Reads 2017 held Sunday, January 29, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod! We are grateful to the Town Library Board and the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Library Associations for their support in organizing the many events and funding the special programs around our community read: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Will you be reading along with us?
- Jane Cain
Library Director

Yarmouth Reads 2017

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

The Town Library Board and Library Staff invite you on a literary journey in 2017. Now until April 30, the Yarmouth Town Library will host a series of events and programs to coincide with a community-wide reading program. Borrow or purchase a copy of important work and start reading! Share it with your friends and neighbors. Join us, as we
celebrate the joy of reading.

Events in February!
Let’s Knit a Guernsey Sweater
Planning Meeting

Friday, February 3, 9:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
Movie: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Saturday, February 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Discussion Group: Historical Background of
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Wednesday, February 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Gun Powder and Grease Paint:
Cape Cod During WWII

Saturday, February 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Discussion Group: The Epistolary Writing Style
Wednesday, February 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library


Sock Drive for Yarmouth Reads

As part of our Yarmouth Reads 2017
we are coordinating a sock drive. Bring
in a new pair of socks – any size – to
either the South or West Yarmouth Library and a
volunteer will distribute them as needed from
February through April this year. A great community project!

Musical Discoveries

Musical Discoveries

A musical experience for the whole family!
Appropriate for infants to 5-year-old children with their parents or caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement,
instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and will be held at 10:30 a.m in the Leonard Room on:

Saturday, February 4
Monday, February 27

We are grateful to the South Yarmouth Library
Association for their continued support of this popular family program.

Foster Parent

Ever Consider Becoming a Foster Parent?

Wednesday, February 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Tony Brownstein, from the Massachusetts
Department of Children & Family, and foster
parent Marjorie Vespa will answer all your
questions. Learn what it takes to be a foster parent on Cape Cod.

You may be single, married, partnered, widowed or divorce and can be a great Foster parent; average stay 3-18 months; foster parents must be at least 18 years of age. Call (508) 760-4820 for more information or visit our website at www.yarmouthlibraries.org.
Computer Help

West Yarmouth Tech Help

One-on-One Sessions
By Appointment
Thursday, February 9, 3:00-5:00 PM

Get help with questions such as setting up an email account, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, online job applications, using a flash drive, sending an attachment, using the Library catalog and online databases, and finding information online. You are welcome to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, eReader). Registration required; please email Reference Librarian Trish Cassisi at tcassisi@clamsnet.org.


Fine Forgiveness and Patron Appreciation Weeks

Sunday, February 12, to Sunday, February 26
Bring your overdue items to the Yarmouth Town Libraries from Sunday, February 12, through Sunday, February 26, and we will waive fines in exchange for donations to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. We are asking for donations of paper products, toiletries, laundry detergent, dish washing soap or detergent, cleaning solutions and food storage wrap or baggies. This applies to overdue fines only, not lost materials.

Donations will be accepted at the South or West Yarmouth Library.

Check with the Yarmouth Food Pantry for a list of appropriate donations or come to the Library for a list of suggestions.


Lego Club

Wednesday, February 15
6:00-7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Drop in, no registration required. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. The
Library provides all the LEGO®s.


The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be
closed on Monday, February 20,
for the Presidents Day Holiday.


Good Stories, Well Read

Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us as we bring you a whole new way to
enjoy and appreciate stories. Listen to some of the greatest stories in literature. Local actors Cleo Zani and Diane Quaid will read stories in front of the
fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library. Doors open at 2:00. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the West Yarmouth Library Association. This program is free to the public.


Author Talk: Newton Frolich

1492: A Novel
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm
South Yarmouth Library

Fifteenth-century Spain was a terrifying place. It was the time of the Inquisition,of torture, betrayal, and unexpected courage. The Muslim world was struggling to keep the West in an economic vise. The Christian world was
fighting back against their control of its trade routes, and the Jewish people were caught in the middle—tortured if they assimilated, expelled or killed if they clung to their heritage. A unique combination of strong-willed characters is brought to life with stunning realism during this turbulent time by award-winning novelist Newton Frohlich.

Reservations recommended. Call the Library at
508-760-4820, or sign up at our web site,
www.yarmouthlibraries.org, in the Library Events
section. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the South Yarmouth Library Association’s Sunday Author Series.


2017 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship

Open for Applications
The South Yarmouth Library Association offers the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts annually. The $3,000 award advances the study and knowledge of someone in the visual arts. To be eligible, applicants must have completed one academic year at a college or art institute by the end of the school year in which the scholarship is offered.
Applications are available now from the South Yarmouth Library or from the website.
Applications include the completed form, course work transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, a
portfolio, and personal statement. See
www.yarmouthlibraries.org for the link to
download an application on the home page.
Applications to the South Yarmouth Library
Association are due April 30, 2017.

Story Time

Yarmouth Town Libraries
Weekly Drop-in Story Times

Join us for stories, songs, crafts and playtime.

Preschool Story Time:
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
Ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

Baby Story Time:
South Yarmouth Library
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
For infants to 3-year-olds, and their caregivers.

Story Time West:
Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library
All ages welcome.

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