First Chapter Fridays

Click here for all First Chapter Fridays on the Osterville Village Library Youtube page

Take a look at the newly released chapters below!

For adults:

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict


Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond


The Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

For kids:

City of Gold by Will Hobbs


Houdini and Me by Dan Gutman


Salt and Shore by Annet Schaap

Interviews of Interest



Recycling and Composting on Cape Cod with Kari Parcell, Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator

Erosion on Cape Cod with Greg Berman, Coastal Geologist

Understanding NAMI (National Allegiance on Mental Illness)'s Resources and Services with Jacqueline Lane, Executive Director of NAMI

Cooking Techniques and Her New Book, There are Rules: Notes from My Italian Kitchen with Local Chef Lu Matrascia

Chief Winn of the COMM (Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills) Fire District Talks about Senior Safe Program and Other COMM Services

Make Pate a Choux (Cream Puffs) with Amie Bakery

Interview with David Bogan, Town Councilor from Osterville in Town of Barnstable

Other interviews of note:

Talking cranberries and the cranberry industry with Hilary Sandler from the UMASS Cranberry Station

Flying kites with Nic O'Neil, founder of FortunaFound

Advice on writing and self-publishing books from Gloria Hanson, author 

Talking turkeys and all that's done at the Cape Wildlife Center with Zach Mertz, Executive Director of Cape Wildlife Center

Talking tours and events based on ghost stories with Roxie Zwicker, author and historian

Planning your own Cape Cod educational adventures with Don Wilding, author and historian

Dr. John Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College

Anxiety in Children with Jacqueline Sperling, PhD

Dr. Rich Falzone, a licensed psychologist, on stress and mental health during COVID

Todd Glickman, Meteorologist, talks about hurricane season and predicting weather

Chief Sonnabend of the Barnstable Police Department

Interview with author Nicole Donovan about her book A Life Suspended: A Mother and Son's Story of Autism

COMM Fire Chief Michael Winn on the their response to COVID-19 and what we can do as residents

Kristen Kibblehouse, Community Engagement Manager for Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown, Superintendent of Barnstable Schools

Deirdre Arvidson, Public Health Nurse Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment 

Andy Gallagher from the Trustees of the Reservation on their work with Cape Cod Horticultural Society