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October Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

October on Cape Cod is indeed a lovely month. The evenings are cooling off and it’s great weather for a hike on a Cape Cod trail. Robert Finch’s September talk on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod inspired me to get to the lower cape and explore.  Sunday hours at the South Yarmouth Library started up again after Labor Day, and the Saturday hours at West Yarmouth Library finish up on September 30. It felt to me like a successful experiment in extending service hours to Saturday in West Yarmouth. Staff and I are hopeful this becomes a more permanent arrangement with the budget approval process for the next fiscal year. We’d appreciate your letting us know how you felt about the additional hours – or anything about the Library – any time.

                                                                                                   -Jane Cain
                                                                                      Library Director


Database Spotlight:
Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. From our webpage, click on Reference, then eBranch and then Mango. Buona Fortuna!


West Yarmouth Tech Help

One-on-One Sessions by Appointment
Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:00-5:00 PM

Tap into the Library's resources at one of our computer help sessions. Get help with questions about email, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, 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 or call 508-760-4820 X1314


Yarmouth Library’s Genealogy Club

DNA and Adoptions with Mike Maglio
Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Learn how DNA research can help you verify adoptions and biological parents in your family history with the “In-Depth Genealogist.” Call the Library at (508) 760-4820 to register or sign up at www.yarmouthlibraries.org. Bring a friend or your cousin! Light refreshments. Free & open to the public.

To Live Deliberately: Thoreau’s Complicated Notion of Nature

West Dennis Library
260 Main Street (Route 28) West Dennis
Saturday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m.

The Dennis and Yarmouth Town Libraries join together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau. Dr. Michael Thurston, of Smith College, explores how Thoreau develops his complex understanding of nature and its value to society, not only as the source of “tonics and barks which brace mankind,” but also as a beneficiary of human attention. 


Sunday Author Series: Donald Nelson Chappaquiddick Tragedy

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Was there a second passenger in the Kennedy car on that fateful night in 1969? Join us for the Sunday Author Series and listen to local author Donald Nelson explain his research and his theories in Chappaquiddick Trajedy : Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed. Mr. Nelson consulted 204 sources over a two-year period to produce the book. Reservations to this popular series are recommended. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.

Children and Family Programs


Family Story Time

Monday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal! Enjoy some yoga, stories and songs to get you ready for bed! At the South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room.


Saturday Science: Bats

October 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For children 3- 8 years old and their caregivers. Presented through a grant from the Cape Regional Ten Town
Community and the Collaborative Family Community Engagement (CFCE) organization. Registration is required, call 508-778-7988 X 1.This program is funded by Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! For infants to 5-year-old children and their caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and are held in the Leonard Room. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program.


Drop-in Lego Club

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends.


Play on Purpose: “POP”

Wednesdays, October 18 and 25,
November 1 and 8
10:00- 11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for four fun and interactive Parent-Child Play sessions. For families and children birth-5 years old.  Attendance at all four sessions highly recommended. Registration is required; call 508-778-7988 X 1. This program is funded by Massachusetts Department of
Early Education and Care.


Spooky Drop-in Craft

Saturday, October 21, 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Teen Night Movie: “The Monster Squad"

Monday, October 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Young monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. Free! Refreshments will be available.


Family Movie Matinee: “Beetlejuice”

Saturday, October 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire an eccentric ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Ongoing Programs


Story Times in October

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Baby Story Time 
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For infants-3 years old and their caregivers.

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

All ages are welcome. Children under eight need to bring an adult.

Save the Date!


All aboard The Whoville Express

Monday, December 11, 2017
Take a trolley ride from South Yarmouth Library to West Yarmouth Library. Listen to the classic Dr. Seuss story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and enjoy refreshments and good cheer with friends and family! Seatings are at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Sign up begins on Saturday, November 18, at South Yarmouth Library beginning at 10:00 a.m. on a first come, first served, in person basis. Seating is limited.


Outreach Delivery

The Yarmouth Town Libraries offer delivery for people with illness or a condition that prevents them from coming to the Library. Volunteers Stephanie and Bob Rich deliver library items on Fridays. Call the Library at 508-760-4820 and speak with one of our staff to get signed up for
this service.


Holiday Cookie Stroll
in Historic Bass River

A Benefit for the South Yarmouth Library Association


The Twelfth Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, in historic Bass River. This walking tour will feature seven private homes, St. David’s Episcopal Church (with a special display by the Cape Cod Crèche Society) and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. The tour also includes an Open House at the South Yarmouth Library, where cider and cranberry bread will be served.
All proceeds go to support the South Yarmouth Library. Funds have provided such programs and materials as the Whoville Express, summer reading programs, museum passes, the Sunday Author Series, computers, and new print and ebooks.
If you would like to be listed in the ticket booklet as a sponsor of the stroll, please send a check for $25, made out to the SYLA, along with the form below, to South Yarmouth Library Association, P.O. Box 630, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, or drop off your check at the Library. The deadline is October 9. The SYLA is a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization. Your sponsorship is a donation deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Thanks from the South Yarmouth Library Association!


I (we) would like to sponsor the 2017 Cookie Stroll to benefit the South Yarmouth Library Association.

Please send a check for $25, made out to the SYLA, to the South Yarmouth Library Association, P.O. Box 630, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, or drop off your check at the Library. The deadline is
October 9.

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