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Programs this week at the Yarmouth Town Libraries


Story Time West

Friday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library

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


Good Stories, Well Read

Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Experience classic short stories, essays and more, read by local Cape Cod actors. Enjoy literature in a whole new way, in front of the fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library. Funded by the West Yarmouth Library Association, including light refreshments. No registration required.


South Yarmouth Library Association's
Sunday Author Series
Featuring Poetry with
Donna O’Connor Gilmore
and Judith Partelow

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us to hear readings and discussion between two Cape Cod poets, in celebration of National Poetry Month! This event is free and open to the public – bring a friend or neighbor. Registration is strongly encouraged. Stop by or call the Library at 508-760-4820 to sign up.


Story Time

Tuesday, April 30, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For ages 2-5 and their caregivers.


Screen Free Week Event

Elephant and Piggy Story Time
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

From April 29 - May 5, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Screen-Free Week is an event where kids and families pledge to turn off their TV and other electronic devices for the week and explore new activities that promote social, physical, academic and creative development. Please join the M.E. Small Community at the West Yarmouth Library for an Elephant and Piggy story time with literacy coach Shannon Carlson as Piggy! 


2019 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship
Open for Applications

Applications to the South Yarmouth Library Association are due on Tuesday, April 30. Drop off applications at the South Yarmouth Library.
The South Yarmouth Library Association offers a $3,000 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts, to advance the study and knowledge of someone in the visual arts. 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.


Baby Story Time

Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.

Let's Talk Plastic

Thursday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Article 49 at the Yarmouth Town Meeting on May 4 calls for a town bylaw to eliminate single use plastic bottles and containers. Local members of the group Sustainable Practices will present an informational program for Yarmouth residents.


Yarmouth Reads 2019
Discussion on Social Services
in the Modern Day

Presented by Lisa Loveland, Deputy Regional Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The main characters in The Island of Worthy Boys were left to fend for themselves after the death of one parent and alcoholism and general family dysfunction. How would they fare today? What is the state of children and social services in our modern day society? Join us for this important presentation from a legal expert.
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