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November Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

Almost everyone I know exclaims their disbelief in how “time flies,” and that it is already November…but, since we can’t control that, we can only be grateful for each day we have. Lately, I have tried to focus on the positive with mindful awareness of the world around us. I appreciate our libraries, this place we call home, and the change of seasons. Let us remember our veterans, give thanks, and get ready for winter.

-Jane Cain
Library Director


Holiday Closings in November
Veterans Day
Sunday, November 10,
and Monday, November 11

November 21, closing at 4:00 p.m.;
closed Thursday, November 22 
and Friday, November 23


South Yarmouth Library Association
Sunday Author Series:
Terri Arthur

Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Massachusetts author Terri Arthur talks about her latest book, Fatal Decision : Edith Cavell, World War One Nurse. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association, who also provide refreshments. Reservations greatly encouraged. 


Device Advice

One-on-one sessions by appointment
Thursday, November 8, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

You are welcome to bring your own device (laptop,
tablet, eReader). Registration is required. Please
email Reference Librarian Trish Cassisi at
tcassisi@clamsnet.org or call 508-760-4820 x 1314.


Holiday Cookie Stroll Tickets

On sale starting Monday, November 19, 10 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Tickets for this year’s South Yarmouth Bass River Cookie Stroll go on sale Monday, November 19, at 10 a.m. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yarmouth Library Association, and tickets do sell out. $20.00 per person. For more information, call: (508) 760-4820 x1318 after November 19.

Mark Forest Office Hours

Thursday, November 29, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Yarmouth Selectman Mark Forest will hold office hours at the South Yarmouth Library on Thursday, November 29. Please call (508) 394-7606 X 1330 to make an
appointment. If you can’t make it, feel free to email Mr. Forest at: mark.r.forest@comcast.net.

Hoopla Database Update: 

Now you can renew in Hoopla! When you have two or fewer days left in your content borrowing period—21 days for eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, 72 hours for movies and television, and 7 days for music—a button will appear on the title screen asking if you would like to renew the title. 

Children and Young Adult Programs


The Hunt for Fantastic Beasts!

Attention Magizooligists!
21 beasts will be hiding in the South Yarmouth Library starting on November 1 through November 15. Find a Beast card and turn it in at the front desk. In return, we will enter you for a chance to win movie tickets just in time to see FANTASTIC BEASTS 2: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD! All ages are welcome to participate! One entry per day, per person. We will notify the winner on Thursday, November 15.


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family that helps with pre-literacy and more! Appropriate for infants to 5-year-old children and their caregivers. Singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. The classes are FREE thanks to funding support from the South Yarmouth Library Association.


Family Story Time

Monday, November 5, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Children under 8 years old need to bring an adult. Join us for stories, songs and stretches! Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.


Drop-in Lego® Club

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends! At the South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room. Drop in. This is creative fun for all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Who-ville Express Tickets!

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Reserve your FREE tickets at 10:00 a.m. when the South Yarmouth Library opens. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served, in-person basis.
Who-ville Express will be on Monday, December 3, 2018. Reserved seatings at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Please Note: In order to share this experience with as many children as possible, adult ticket reservations are limited to 2 adults per child.


Family Movie: Incredibles 2

Saturday, November 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. A family fun movie for all ages. Children under 8 years old need to bring an adult. Rated PG.


Holiday Gift Making: Tea Wreaths

Wednesday, November 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
For grades 4-7. Make a unique wreath with tea bags. These are perfect gifts for teachers, grandparents and all tea-drinking friends.


Preschool Story Times

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Stories, songs, art and play time.


Baby Story Times

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For children from birth to 3 years old and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Stories, songs and play time.
No Story Time on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.


Story Time West 

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library
For all ages. Children under 8 years old need to bring an adult. Stories, songs and more!
No Story Time on Friday, November 23


Christmas Giving Program

The Yarmouth Town Libraries participate in the Family-to-Family Holiday Giving program sponsored by the Cape Cod Division of the Department of Children and Families. The program helps families in need and children in foster care. A small Christmas tree is located at each library decorated with "ornaments" with a child’s name, age and wish list on the back. Gifts should be wrapped and brought to the libraries, along with the ornament, starting December 1. We appreciate your participation in this Cape-wide community project. The deadline for giving is December 14.


Save the Date:

Good Stories, Well Read: 
Holiday Stories

Saturday, December 1, 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us as we bring you a whole new way to enjoy and appreciate stories. Listen to a selection of readings from some of the greatest stories in literature with a special
Christmas edition of this popular program. Local actors will read selections from famous authors. Doors open at 1:30. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the West Yarmouth Library Association. This popular program is free to the public.


Special Town Election Announcement

A Special Town Election will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Polls will be open from 12:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. Avoid waiting in line on election day. Fill out an absentee ballot application and let the Town Clerk’s office mail a ballot to you! Absentee ballot applications are available either online (http://www.yarmouth.ma.us/577/Elections), at the Yarmouth Senior Center, and Yarmouth’s Libraries. Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Clerk’s office.
Absentee ballot applications are available at these locations:

Town Clerk’s Office
1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
508-398-2231 x 1212
Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
South Yarmouth Library
312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664
West Yarmouth Library
397 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA  02673
Yarmouth Port Library
297 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA  02675

Polling Places

Precinct 1 - First Congregational Church of Yarmouth
329 Route 6A 

Precinct 2 - Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road

Precinct 3 - Town Hall Hearing Room
1146 Route 28 

Precinct 4 - Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road 

Precinct 5 - Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors
22 Mid Tech Drive 

Precinct 6 - Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors
22 Mid Tech Drive

Precinct 7 - King's Way Meeting House
Route 6A

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