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Wednesday, May 30, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 





Friday, June 1, 2018


2:00 PM - 3:30 PMAncestry Workshop



Location:  
Contact:  Mike Crocker
Description:  Uncover your own family records through a hands on workshop. You’ll be lead step by step in how to use ancestry.com. Sign up required as space and computers as limited. 
 




Saturday, June 2, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMSTEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 





Monday, June 4, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Exercise and Arthritis



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Description:  6/4 - Exercise and Arthritis
The CDC reported that 49.6% of adults ages 65 and older reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.  This week explores how exercise can help ease the symptoms of arthritis and discuss other ways to help when living with arthritis. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab




Wednesday, June 6, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 





Thursday, June 7, 2018


4:00 PMWriting Club



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Share and improve your writing (ages 10 and up). 
 


5:00 PM - 6:30 PMCahoon Exhibit Opening Reception



Location:  Main meeting room
Contact:  cyndy cotton
Description:  Enjoy the opeing of this amazing exhibit. All welcome. no charge.




Saturday, June 9, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMSTEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 





Tuesday, June 12, 2018


6:00 PMThe Conservation and Restoration of Cahoon Furniture



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June 12 Conservator Barrett M. Keating will give a talk on “The Conservation and Restoration of Cahoon Furniture” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Keating, who has a studio in North Falmouth, has specialized in the conservation and restoration of antique furniture and wooden artifacts for more than 30 years. His commissions have included the restoration of some three dozen pieces of furniture decorated by Ralph and Martha Cahoon.






Wednesday, June 13, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 



2:00 PM - 3:30 PMKids' Makers Club at the Library



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Children ages 7-12 are invited to try out a variety of MakerSpace kits --electronics, coding, Legos, structures, crafts, and more! 





Thursday, June 14, 2018


2:00 PMCahoons on the Block: Selling Ralph’s and Martha’s Work at Eldred’s



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Description:  June 14 Auctioneer Joshua F. Eldred will give the presentation “Cahoons on the Block: Selling Ralph’s and Martha’s Work at Eldred’s” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Eldred is president and head of American and European Art at Robert C. Eldred Co. auction house in East Dennis.
 


5:30 PMAuthor Emily Jeanne Miller



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Description:   Author of Brand New Human Being and The News from the End of the World (this one she's reading from)




Saturday, June 16, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMSTEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 



1:00 PM - 2:30 PMFather's Day Craft



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Make a card and a craft for Dad (ages 5-12)
 




Tuesday, June 19, 2018


11:00 AMHis and Hers: Comparing the Works of Ralph and Martha Cahoon



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Description:  June 19. Cindy Nickerson, curator of the “Siren’s Call” exhibition, will present “His and Hers: Comparing the Works of Ralph and Martha Cahoon” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. A former director and curator of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Nickerson has done extensive research on the Cotuit folk artists. Her discussion will range from the creative pursuits of their Cape Cod childhoods to their national recognition as whimsical and witty "sophisticated primitives" with a penchant for mermaids.
 




Wednesday, June 20, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 



11:00 AMUnexpected Treasures: Restoring Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s Osterville Home



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Description:  David Newton, chairman and CEO of C. H. Newton Builders, will speak on “Unexpected Treasures: Restoring Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s Osterville Home” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. His company’s office at 919 Main St., Osterville, was once the home of folks artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, purchased following their marriage in 1932. They ran a decorating shop and antiques business out of the little house until moving to Cotuit in 1945. Newton’s crew discovered wall paintings of Ralph’s as well as earlier artifacts, including a pre-Revolutionary War cannon, during their renovations and excavations of the building and property.
 


2:00 PM - 3:30 PMKids' Makers Club at the Library



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Children ages 7-12 are invited to try out a variety of MakerSpace kits --electronics, coding, Legos, structures, crafts, and more! 





Thursday, June 21, 2018


4:00 PMThe Agony and the Ecstasy: Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Caho



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Description:  June 21 Art collector Laurie Young will speak on “The Agony and the Ecstasy:  Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. She and her husband, Robin, have assembled a stellar collection of works by Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon over the past two decades. She’ll talk about the hunt and the paintings’ endless appeal, while relating anecdotes about a number of the pieces


4:00 PMWriting Club



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Share and improve your writing (ages 10 and up). 
 




Friday, June 22, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMA Moment to Understand Giref



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Contact:  cyndy cotton
Description:  Gary German, PhD will be presenting about recent loss and affording an opportunity to come together and share experiences. In conjuction with the VNA.
 
 




Saturday, June 23, 2018


9:00 AM - 10:30 AMOsterville Village Trash Pick-up



Location:  Library Lawn
Contact:  cyndy cotton
Description:  The OVL and the OVA join forces to pick-up trash thoughout the village. meet at the library on the lawn, if you have your own gloves and grabber please bring. Some will be available.


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMLast STEM StoryTime for the School Year



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 

STEM Storytimes will resume SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th. 


1:00 PM - 2:00 PMThe Back Bay Through Time with Anthony Sammarco



Location:  Main meeting room
Contact:  cyndy cotton
Description:  

In his new book Anthony M. Sammarco outlines the Back Bay of Boston, a neighborhood of the city that is not just the quintessential Victorian neighborhood of the late 19th century, but one that was planned as the premier residential and institutional development.

 

Begun in the late 1850s when the marshlands west of the Boston Public Garden were infilled through the ingenuity of John Souther, the Back Bay was a massive project that took over three decades to complete. With fill brought by gondola cars from Needham, Massachusetts six days a week, twenty for hours a day, every 45 minutes, the land to be filled had an average depth of 20 feet and the expanse of the Back Bay to be filled was roughly 550 acres. A monumental task, it was said that so successful was the venture that by 1885 only a small area was left to be infilled near the Back Bay Fens.

 

In this photographic history of the Back Bay of Boston Anthony M. Sammarco, with contemporary photographs by Peter B. Kingman, he has created a fascinating book that chronicles the neighborhood from the late 19th century through to today. Walking along Arlington, Boylston, Newbury Streets, Commonwealth, Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues and stopping at Park Square and Copley Square, this visually fascinating book offers a fascinating glimpse of the Back Bay of Boston Through Time.






Tuesday, June 26, 2018


11:00 AMMermaids and More: The Story of the Cahoon Museum of American Art



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Description:   Dr. Sarah Johnson, director of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, will present “Mermaids and More: The Story of the Cahoon Museum of American Art” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26. She will give a brief overview of the museum building, ranging from its 18th-century beginnings as a Crocker residence to its years as Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s home and studio through the recent renovation and expansion. She’ll also touch upon current exhibits and programs.
 




Wednesday, June 27, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
Contact:  
Description:  Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 





Thursday, June 28, 2018


6:00 PMThe Art of Restoring Paintings and Frames



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Description:  Ron Lindholm and Tracy Nee of Cape Cod Picture Framing & Restoration and Art Rescue disaster services of Dennis will give a presentation on “The Art of Restoring Paintings and Frames” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Ralph Cahoon had much of his framing done at Cape Cod Picture Framing during the last decade of his life. It was the artist’s penchant for using antique frames that sparked Lindholm’s interest in frame restoration. Nee specializes in both painting and frame restoration. They will also discuss the system they’ve developed for the recovery, treatment and restoration of fine art damaged by fire or flooding.
 




Friday, June 29, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLibraries Rock! Summer Reading Kick-off Event



Location:  Centerville Library
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Description:  Osterville kids and parents are invited to our neighboring library in Centerville to enjoy "Mime & Music! Reading Rocks! Libraries Rock!" a performance by comic mime Robert Rivest. 

Plus, the performance will conclude with ice cream on the patio, courtesy of Four Seas. 

Libraries Rock! is sponsored by your library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 




Saturday, June 30, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM'Songs of the Sea' Children's Workshop



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  
Music is everwhere -- even in the sea! This interactive, hands-on workshop explores the connection between music and nature. Kids will participate in a scientific study of whales, and create a music project of their very own. For ages 7-13; parents welcomed, too! 

Workshop offered by OPAK - Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids. $15 fee. To register, please contact OPAKedu.org.   



10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSongs of the Sea with OPAKEDU.oeg



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Contact:  cyndy cotton
Description:  Join OPAK at the Osterville Village Library for our Songs of the Sea Workshop. Discover the sounds of the humpback whale, discuss human impact to the ocean and get a chance to write your own whale song.  
 
This workshop is open to students 7-13 and parents are welcome to join! Bring your singing voice and thinking cap and be ready for a fun-filled morning.  Pre-registration Required.
 
$15.00




Monday, July 2, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PMBalance: Fighting Falls



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Description:  Balance: Fighting Falls
Learn strategies to prevent falls at home and out in the community along with the importance of incorporating balance exercises into your fitness routine. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 




Tuesday, July 3, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSummer Reading: Musical Chairs - Reading & Drawing Edition



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Get a head start on your Summer Reading with a musical twist. For ages 5-10. 
 




Thursday, July 5, 2018


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSummer Reading: Reading Music App



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Try out apps that help you learn to read music, then try out your tunes on our keyboard. Ages 6-12. 
 




Sunday, July 8, 2018


5:30 PM - 8:00 PMAnnual Family & Community Clambake



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Description:  Meet your neighbors, treat your friends and associates, enjoy a traditonal clambake under the tent. More Information & Tickets




Monday, July 9, 2018


2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSummer Reading: Make a Musical Instrument



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Use your hands-on craft skills to design and build a simple musical instrument.  For ages 5-12. 
 




Tuesday, July 10, 2018


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM7th Annual Mutts & Martinis



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Description:  Bring your dog for this early evening of fun, food, cocktails and dogtails. Rain or shine under the tent!
More information




Thursday, July 12, 2018


6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: Cape Conservatory Jazz Band



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Tuesday, July 17, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSummer Reading: Garage Band



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Create music using the Garage Band app. For ages 6-12. 
 


4:00 PMThe Romance of Sailors’ Valentines



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Description:  July 17 Award-winning sailors’ valentine artist Sandi Blanda will give a presentation on “The Romance of Sailors’ Valentines” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. She’ll give an overview of the history of this beautiful form of shell craft, with a particular focus on Cape Cod artist Bernard Woodman, who was instrumental in reviving interest in this Victorian Era art form and collaborated with folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. Blanda will also talk about her own romantic, lacy-looking valentines, created over the past 35 years.
 




Thursday, July 19, 2018


4:00 PMThe Agony and the Ecstasy: Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon



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Description:  Art collector Laurie Young will speak on “The Agony and the Ecstasy:  Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. She and her husband, Robin, have assembled a stellar collection of works by Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon over the past two decades. She’ll talk about the hunt and the paintings’


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMMakers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 


6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: Mike Dumas Satellite Band



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Tuesday, July 24, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSummer Reading: Music & Movement



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Let the little ones dance up a storm. We'll provide the music, you provide the kids!  For ages 2-6. 
 




Thursday, July 26, 2018


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSummer Reading: Scratch Musical Instrument



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Use the Scratch coding language to design and try out your own musical instruments. For ages 5-10. 
 


6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: Saddle-Up Country Band



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Monday, July 30, 2018


9:00 AM - 3:00 PMJr. Tech: Intro to Computer Game Programming using C++



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Two-week program: July 30 - August 10. Run by Jr. Tech for students entering grades 8-12; $445 fee.

Learn the overall basics behind the C++ programming language (such as variables, data types, control structures, functions and object oriented programming). Then, take these skills and apply them to making computer games by learning how to program sprites, sounds and simple game designs.  By the close of the program you will develop coding skills and walk away with your very own custom final game project.

60 hrs. instruction, pack a snack, drink & lunch. Register via juniortech.org or 774-994-2097.






Tuesday, July 31, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMKids' Makers Club at the Library: Stop-motion Animation



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Children ages 6-12 are invited to drop in and try out our Makerspace kits -- electronics, coding, Legos, and more! Choose to use our stop-motion animation studio set-up to create your own animations.  





Thursday, August 2, 2018


4:00 PMKids Gaming Club: Hero Kids & Mouse Guard



Location:  Atrium
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Description:  Play Hero Kids and Mouse Guard, two kid-friendly role-playing games. For ages 6-10. 



6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Band



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Monday, August 6, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PMPosture is my Signature



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Description:  Posture is my Signature
A strong posture is linked with aging well.  This week focuses on posture and how it can affect your balance, core and walking ability along with what you can do to improve and/or maintain your posture. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 
 




Tuesday, August 7, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSummer Reading: Name That Tune Music Screening



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Think you know movies and music? Put your knowledge to the test. All ages welcomed. 




Thursday, August 9, 2018


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSummer Reading: Music Video Green Screen



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Use our Green Screen techonology to create you very own music video and pretend you're a star! 


6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: The Moonlights



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Friday, August 10, 2018


9:00 AM - 3:00 PMJr. Tech: Sizzling Summer Hands-on Fun!



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Offered by Jr. Tech, for students entering grades 4 and 5; $57 fee. Experience a chock-full day of activities and projects! 

Make elephant toothpaste, design and build a marble maze, build a lava lamp, make fizzing sherbet, design and build screaming balloons, play board games and have fun with STEM gadgets. 6 hours of packed fun!

To register, go to juniortech.org. Call 774-994-2097 for space availability. Pack a snack, drink & lunch. 






Tuesday, August 14, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMMakers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft



Location:  Main Meeting Room
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Description:  Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 




Wednesday, August 15, 2018


11:00 AMSummer Reading Wrap Party



Location:  West Barnstable Fire Station
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Description:  Summer Reading kids and families are invited to attend a fun program -- half yo-yo tricks and half dance party -- at West Barnstable Fire Station (2160 Meetinghouse Way, Rt 149). Plus, after the program kids can explore the West Barnstable Fire Department.   




Libraries Rock! is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.




Thursday, August 16, 2018


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSummer Reading: Make a Musical Instrument



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Use your hands-on craft skills to design and build a simple musical instrument.  For ages 5-12. 
 


6:00 PMSummer Concert Series: Two Cool



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Description:  Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 




Tuesday, August 21, 2018


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMMakers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft



Location:  Main Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 




Thursday, August 23, 2018


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSummer Reading: Garage Band



Location:  Lillian Dixon Morton Children's Room
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Description:  Create music using the Garage Band app. For ages 6-12. 
 




Monday, September 10, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PMNutrition: Eat Right Be Well



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Description:  9/10 - Nutrition: Eat Right Be Well
Nutrition is an important component to any health and fitness program.  This week explores the latest trends in nutrition and debunks some of the common nutrition myths. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 




Monday, October 1, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM The Burdenko Method



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Description:  The Burdenko Method
Learn about the Burdenko Method and explore the 6 essential qualities of health & fitness: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed and stretch. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's
Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 




Friday, June 1, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ancestry Workshop
Uncover your own family records through a hands on workshop. You’ll be lead step by step in how to use ancestry.com. Sign up required as space and computers as limited. 
 



Saturday, June 2, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
STEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6
Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 




Monday, June 4, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Exercise and Arthritis
6/4 - Exercise and Arthritis
The CDC reported that 49.6% of adults ages 65 and older reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.  This week explores how exercise can help ease the symptoms of arthritis and discuss other ways to help when living with arthritis. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's
Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 




Thursday, June 7, 2018

4:00 PM
Writing Club
Share and improve your writing (ages 10 and up). 
 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cahoon Exhibit Opening Reception
Enjoy the opeing of this amazing exhibit. All welcome. no charge.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
STEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6
Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6:00 PM
The Conservation and Restoration of Cahoon Furniture

June 12 Conservator Barrett M. Keating will give a talk on “The Conservation and Restoration of Cahoon Furniture” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Keating, who has a studio in North Falmouth, has specialized in the conservation and restoration of antique furniture and wooden artifacts for more than 30 years. His commissions have included the restoration of some three dozen pieces of furniture decorated by Ralph and Martha Cahoon.





Wednesday, June 13, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's
Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kids' Makers Club at the Library
Children ages 7-12 are invited to try out a variety of MakerSpace kits --electronics, coding, Legos, structures, crafts, and more! 




Thursday, June 14, 2018

2:00 PM
Cahoons on the Block: Selling Ralph’s and Martha’s Work at Eldred’s
June 14 Auctioneer Joshua F. Eldred will give the presentation “Cahoons on the Block: Selling Ralph’s and Martha’s Work at Eldred’s” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Eldred is president and head of American and European Art at Robert C. Eldred Co. auction house in East Dennis.
 

5:30 PM
Author Emily Jeanne Miller
 Author of Brand New Human Being and The News from the End of the World (this one she's reading from)



Saturday, June 16, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
STEM StoryTime for Ages 3-6
Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Father's Day Craft
Make a card and a craft for Dad (ages 5-12)
 



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

11:00 AM
His and Hers: Comparing the Works of Ralph and Martha Cahoon
June 19. Cindy Nickerson, curator of the “Siren’s Call” exhibition, will present “His and Hers: Comparing the Works of Ralph and Martha Cahoon” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. A former director and curator of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Nickerson has done extensive research on the Cotuit folk artists. Her discussion will range from the creative pursuits of their Cape Cod childhoods to their national recognition as whimsical and witty "sophisticated primitives" with a penchant for mermaids.
 



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's
Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 


11:00 AM
Unexpected Treasures: Restoring Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s Osterville Home
David Newton, chairman and CEO of C. H. Newton Builders, will speak on “Unexpected Treasures: Restoring Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s Osterville Home” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. His company’s office at 919 Main St., Osterville, was once the home of folks artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, purchased following their marriage in 1932. They ran a decorating shop and antiques business out of the little house until moving to Cotuit in 1945. Newton’s crew discovered wall paintings of Ralph’s as well as earlier artifacts, including a pre-Revolutionary War cannon, during their renovations and excavations of the building and property.
 

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kids' Makers Club at the Library
Children ages 7-12 are invited to try out a variety of MakerSpace kits --electronics, coding, Legos, structures, crafts, and more! 




Thursday, June 21, 2018

4:00 PM
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Caho
June 21 Art collector Laurie Young will speak on “The Agony and the Ecstasy:  Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. She and her husband, Robin, have assembled a stellar collection of works by Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon over the past two decades. She’ll talk about the hunt and the paintings’ endless appeal, while relating anecdotes about a number of the pieces

4:00 PM
Writing Club
Share and improve your writing (ages 10 and up). 
 



Friday, June 22, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
A Moment to Understand Giref
Gary German, PhD will be presenting about recent loss and affording an opportunity to come together and share experiences. In conjuction with the VNA.
 
 



Saturday, June 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Osterville Village Trash Pick-up
The OVL and the OVA join forces to pick-up trash thoughout the village. meet at the library on the lawn, if you have your own gloves and grabber please bring. Some will be available.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Last STEM StoryTime for the School Year
Come enjoy some stories, experiment with hands-on STEM materials, and do a simple craft. STEM themes include: magnets, sinking & floating, structures, colors, sound, gravity, measuring, sun power, wind power, and more!  Registration required; call or visit us! 

STEM Storytimes will resume SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th. 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Back Bay Through Time with Anthony Sammarco

In his new book Anthony M. Sammarco outlines the Back Bay of Boston, a neighborhood of the city that is not just the quintessential Victorian neighborhood of the late 19th century, but one that was planned as the premier residential and institutional development.

 

Begun in the late 1850s when the marshlands west of the Boston Public Garden were infilled through the ingenuity of John Souther, the Back Bay was a massive project that took over three decades to complete. With fill brought by gondola cars from Needham, Massachusetts six days a week, twenty for hours a day, every 45 minutes, the land to be filled had an average depth of 20 feet and the expanse of the Back Bay to be filled was roughly 550 acres. A monumental task, it was said that so successful was the venture that by 1885 only a small area was left to be infilled near the Back Bay Fens.

 

In this photographic history of the Back Bay of Boston Anthony M. Sammarco, with contemporary photographs by Peter B. Kingman, he has created a fascinating book that chronicles the neighborhood from the late 19th century through to today. Walking along Arlington, Boylston, Newbury Streets, Commonwealth, Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues and stopping at Park Square and Copley Square, this visually fascinating book offers a fascinating glimpse of the Back Bay of Boston Through Time.





Tuesday, June 26, 2018

11:00 AM
Mermaids and More: The Story of the Cahoon Museum of American Art
 Dr. Sarah Johnson, director of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, will present “Mermaids and More: The Story of the Cahoon Museum of American Art” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26. She will give a brief overview of the museum building, ranging from its 18th-century beginnings as a Crocker residence to its years as Ralph and Martha Cahoon’s home and studio through the recent renovation and expansion. She’ll also touch upon current exhibits and programs.
 



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tory's Storytime/Playgroup for 0-3's
Drop in for some music, movement and books. Play with our dollhouse, train table and other early learning toys. Meet and talk with other parents, and learn about some great books for 0-3's. 




Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:00 PM
The Art of Restoring Paintings and Frames
Ron Lindholm and Tracy Nee of Cape Cod Picture Framing & Restoration and Art Rescue disaster services of Dennis will give a presentation on “The Art of Restoring Paintings and Frames” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Ralph Cahoon had much of his framing done at Cape Cod Picture Framing during the last decade of his life. It was the artist’s penchant for using antique frames that sparked Lindholm’s interest in frame restoration. Nee specializes in both painting and frame restoration. They will also discuss the system they’ve developed for the recovery, treatment and restoration of fine art damaged by fire or flooding.
 



Friday, June 29, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kick-off Event
Osterville kids and parents are invited to our neighboring library in Centerville to enjoy "Mime & Music! Reading Rocks! Libraries Rock!" a performance by comic mime Robert Rivest. 

Plus, the performance will conclude with ice cream on the patio, courtesy of Four Seas. 

Libraries Rock! is sponsored by your library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 



Saturday, June 30, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
'Songs of the Sea' Children's Workshop

Music is everwhere -- even in the sea! This interactive, hands-on workshop explores the connection between music and nature. Kids will participate in a scientific study of whales, and create a music project of their very own. For ages 7-13; parents welcomed, too! 

Workshop offered by OPAK - Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids. $15 fee. To register, please contact OPAKedu.org.   


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Songs of the Sea with OPAKEDU.oeg
Join OPAK at the Osterville Village Library for our Songs of the Sea Workshop. Discover the sounds of the humpback whale, discuss human impact to the ocean and get a chance to write your own whale song.  
 
This workshop is open to students 7-13 and parents are welcome to join! Bring your singing voice and thinking cap and be ready for a fun-filled morning.  Pre-registration Required.
 
$15.00



Monday, July 2, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Balance: Fighting Falls
Balance: Fighting Falls
Learn strategies to prevent falls at home and out in the community along with the importance of incorporating balance exercises into your fitness routine. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading: Musical Chairs - Reading & Drawing Edition
Get a head start on your Summer Reading with a musical twist. For ages 5-10. 
 



Thursday, July 5, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Reading: Reading Music App
Try out apps that help you learn to read music, then try out your tunes on our keyboard. Ages 6-12. 
 



Sunday, July 8, 2018

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Annual Family & Community Clambake
Meet your neighbors, treat your friends and associates, enjoy a traditonal clambake under the tent. More Information & Tickets



Monday, July 9, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Reading: Make a Musical Instrument
Use your hands-on craft skills to design and build a simple musical instrument.  For ages 5-12. 
 



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
7th Annual Mutts & Martinis
Bring your dog for this early evening of fun, food, cocktails and dogtails. Rain or shine under the tent!
More information



Thursday, July 12, 2018

6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: Cape Conservatory Jazz Band
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading: Garage Band
Create music using the Garage Band app. For ages 6-12. 
 

4:00 PM
The Romance of Sailors’ Valentines
July 17 Award-winning sailors’ valentine artist Sandi Blanda will give a presentation on “The Romance of Sailors’ Valentines” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. She’ll give an overview of the history of this beautiful form of shell craft, with a particular focus on Cape Cod artist Bernard Woodman, who was instrumental in reviving interest in this Victorian Era art form and collaborated with folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. Blanda will also talk about her own romantic, lacy-looking valentines, created over the past 35 years.
 



Thursday, July 19, 2018

4:00 PM
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon
Art collector Laurie Young will speak on “The Agony and the Ecstasy:  Collecting the Legendary Paintings of Ralph and Martha Cahoon" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. She and her husband, Robin, have assembled a stellar collection of works by Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon over the past two decades. She’ll talk about the hunt and the paintings’

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Makers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft
Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 

6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: Mike Dumas Satellite Band
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading: Music & Movement
Let the little ones dance up a storm. We'll provide the music, you provide the kids!  For ages 2-6. 
 



Thursday, July 26, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Reading: Scratch Musical Instrument
Use the Scratch coding language to design and try out your own musical instruments. For ages 5-10. 
 

6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: Saddle-Up Country Band
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Monday, July 30, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jr. Tech: Intro to Computer Game Programming using C++
Two-week program: July 30 - August 10. Run by Jr. Tech for students entering grades 8-12; $445 fee.

Learn the overall basics behind the C++ programming language (such as variables, data types, control structures, functions and object oriented programming). Then, take these skills and apply them to making computer games by learning how to program sprites, sounds and simple game designs.  By the close of the program you will develop coding skills and walk away with your very own custom final game project.

60 hrs. instruction, pack a snack, drink & lunch. Register via juniortech.org or 774-994-2097.





Tuesday, July 31, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids' Makers Club at the Library: Stop-motion Animation
Children ages 6-12 are invited to drop in and try out our Makerspace kits -- electronics, coding, Legos, and more! Choose to use our stop-motion animation studio set-up to create your own animations.  




Thursday, August 2, 2018

4:00 PM
Kids Gaming Club: Hero Kids & Mouse Guard
Play Hero Kids and Mouse Guard, two kid-friendly role-playing games. For ages 6-10. 


6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Band
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Monday, August 6, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Posture is my Signature
Posture is my Signature
A strong posture is linked with aging well.  This week focuses on posture and how it can affect your balance, core and walking ability along with what you can do to improve and/or maintain your posture. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 
 



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading: Name That Tune Music Screening
Think you know movies and music? Put your knowledge to the test. All ages welcomed. 



Thursday, August 9, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Reading: Music Video Green Screen
Use our Green Screen techonology to create you very own music video and pretend you're a star! 

6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: The Moonlights
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Friday, August 10, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jr. Tech: Sizzling Summer Hands-on Fun!
Offered by Jr. Tech, for students entering grades 4 and 5; $57 fee. Experience a chock-full day of activities and projects! 

Make elephant toothpaste, design and build a marble maze, build a lava lamp, make fizzing sherbet, design and build screaming balloons, play board games and have fun with STEM gadgets. 6 hours of packed fun!

To register, go to juniortech.org. Call 774-994-2097 for space availability. Pack a snack, drink & lunch. 





Tuesday, August 14, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Makers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft
Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

11:00 AM
Summer Reading Wrap Party
Summer Reading kids and families are invited to attend a fun program -- half yo-yo tricks and half dance party -- at West Barnstable Fire Station (2160 Meetinghouse Way, Rt 149). Plus, after the program kids can explore the West Barnstable Fire Department.   




Libraries Rock! is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Reading: Make a Musical Instrument
Use your hands-on craft skills to design and build a simple musical instrument.  For ages 5-12. 
 

6:00 PM
Summer Concert Series: Two Cool
Summer concert series on the library green brought to you through the generosity of the Kirkman Trust Fund. Rain or shine (concerts will be held inside the library should it rain). 



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Makers Club for Kids & Teens: Minecraft
Play Minecraft with other kids; bring your laptop or use ours; we'll show the action on our big TV screen. See a demo of our Minecraft stop-motion animation studio set. Great for ages 8 and up. 

 



Thursday, August 23, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Reading: Garage Band
Create music using the Garage Band app. For ages 6-12. 
 



Monday, September 10, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nutrition: Eat Right Be Well
9/10 - Nutrition: Eat Right Be Well
Nutrition is an important component to any health and fitness program.  This week explores the latest trends in nutrition and debunks some of the common nutrition myths. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab
 



Monday, October 1, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Burdenko Method
The Burdenko Method
Learn about the Burdenko Method and explore the 6 essential qualities of health & fitness: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed and stretch. Presented by Cape Cod Rehab