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Programs this week at the Yarmouth Town Libraries


The Island of Worthy Boys
Book Discussion

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Yarmouth residents Jane Garvey and Helen Niedermeier will facilitate a discussion on the circumstances that led Aiden and Charles to the farm school on Thompson Island back in the early twentieth century. Bring your thoughts and questions to this lively discussion. Tickets for the Finale will be available, as will printed programs of the series of Yarmouth Reads 2019 events. Light refreshments will be served.


Postponed until Sunday:
Yarmouth Annual Community
Cleanup Day 

Sunday, April 14, 8:00 a.m.
Yarmouth Town Hall

Yarmouth’s Annual Community Cleanup Day -
let's show how much we care about our town. Meet at the Yarmouth Town Hall at 9 a.m. for route assignment. Wear comfortable footwear and clothing. Bring gloves if you have them. Then, join us for a free appreciation lunch following the cleanup. Call the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at (508) 778-1008 for more information.


The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be closed on Monday, April 15,
for Patriots Day.


Story Time

Please Note: No Story Time on Tuesday, April 16.


4-H Babysitter Training

Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For 11-year-olds or older.
Learn to become a responsible babysitter and earn 4-H certification. Instruction by a 4-H Program Associate. This program is free! Funding provided by South Yarmouth Library Association.

Sessions include:

  • Child Safety
  • First Aid and Emergencies
  • Feeding & Nutrition
  • Stages of Child Development
  • Discipline
  • Ways to Entertain Children
  • Business of Babysitting

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register Early! Online registration available at www.yarmouthlibraries.org  Click on Yarmouth Libraries calendar of events to reserve a space.


Drop-in LEGO® Club

Wednesday, April 17, 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 for all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Baby Story Time

Please note: No Story Time on Thursday,
April 18.



Creation Station: Loose Parts

Thursday, April 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For caregivers and children 3 to 10 years old. In celebration of The Week of the Young Child, join us as we create cool things from your imagination using loose parts, bits and bobs of unique and inspiring materials. We will encourage and celebrate open-ended and self-directed thinking. Come create with us! Facilitated by Mary Wilson, D-Y CFCE Program Coordinator.
This program is FREE for families. To register, call Jody Almonte: 508-778-7988 x 4

This program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Save the Date:
April Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets monthly at the South Yarmouth Library. This month, we will be discussing Rin Tin Tin, Susan Orlean’s sweeping account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker, spent nearly ten years researching and reporting this book: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died. Meetings will be in the Leonard Room and last for an hour.   


April is National Poetry Month

Drop by the Children’s Room at both the West Yarmouth and South Yarmouth Libraries for an assortment of poetry activities. Throughout the month, we will provide supplies for “Found Poetry,” Magnetic Poetry, Pop-up Poetry reading, and more!


2019 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship
Open for Applications

The South Yarmouth Library Association offers the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts. 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 at the South Yarmouth Library or from the Library website. Applications include the completed form, course work transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, a portfolio, and personal statement. See http://yarmouth.ma.us/1266/Cecelia-Siemen-Scholarship for the link to download an application. Applications to the South Yarmouth Library Association are due April 30.

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