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April Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, April 1
And Monday, April 24
10:30 a.m.

South Yarmouth Library
A musical experience for the whole family!
Appropriate for infants to 5-year-old children with their parents and/or caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments, and fun. Classes are FREE.
We are grateful to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program. .


Travel to Guernsey Island

Saturday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Guernsey Island is one of the most popular
holiday destinations in Europe. Join us for program on travel tips and discussion.


Discussion Group: Reading and Writing to Survive

Wednesday, April 12, 11:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

An open discussion on one of the primary themes of the story.



At the wrap up and community discussion to be held at the Lorusso Lodge at Flax Pond, off Whites Path
in South Yarmouth on Sunday afternoon, April 30, we will talk about war rations, the food that might have been available to the island captives, and just how many varieties of potato pie there are in the world. There will be a buffet sampling of delicious pork and other "picnic" foods. The cost for the buffet is $5 in advance, $10 at the door with proceeds helping to defray expenses of the variety of YARMOUTH READS programs in 2017. Register at the Library’s website, in the Library Events section.


West Yarmouth Tech Help
One-on-One Sessions by Appointment

Thursday, April 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Get help with setting up an email account, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, online job applications, using a flash drive, sending an attachment, using the Library
catalog and online databases, and finding information online. You are welcome to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, eReader).Registration required; please email Reference Librarian Trish Cassisi at tcassisi@clamsnet.org.


Yarmouth Libraries Genealogy Club

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Yarmouth Library Genealogy Club is open to all ages and all skill levels. Whether you have old Cape Cod roots or not, you will learn something at these meetings. No registration required; free and open to the public. Bring a friend or cousin.


S.T.E.A.M. Drop-in Craft

Saturday, April 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Drop in S.T.EA.M. based craft in the Leonard Room. For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.

L Club

Lego Club

Wednesday, April 19
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. The Library provides all the LEGO®s.



Thursday, April 20, 4:00 p.m. 
                                                    West Yarmouth Library

In this book group, readers bring a favorite book to share with others. Bring your favorite reads and discover other great finds! Meet new people who also love reading.


Author Event: Poets David R. Surette and Judith Askew

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month.Join us for readings by two local poets. Reservations recommended. Call the Library at 508-760-4820, or sign up at our web site,
www.yarmouthlibraries.org, in the Library Events section. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event is part of the South Yarmouth Library Association’s Sunday Author Series.

Save The Date: Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.
Audrey’s Garden by Leslie Koresky, is the powerful story of a young girl who learns some hard lessons about meanness, bullying, and ultimately, honesty, self-respect, and friendship.


Good Stories, Well Read

Saturday, April 29, 2:30 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us as for a whole new way to enjoy and appreciate stories. Listen to some of the greatest stories in literature. Local actors read stories in front of the fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library. Doors open at 2:00. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the West Yarmouth Library Association. This program is free to the public.


Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m
Yarmouth Town Hall

Yarmouth’s Annual Community Cleanup Day - what better way to show how much we care about our town than by making Yarmouth look great! Meet at the Yarmouth Town Hall at 9 a.m for route assignment. Wear comfortable footwear and clothing. Bring gloves if you have them. We will provide the supplies. Then, join us for a free
appreciation lunch following the cleanup. Call the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at (508) 778-1008 for more information.


National Poetry Month

is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. There are many ways to participate.Stop by the South Yarmouth Library to make a poetry collage! Supplies and materials will be available in the Children’s and the Teen Rooms throughout the month. We’ll take a picture of each poetry collage to post on the Library’s social media! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram..


Library Databases

Did you know? We provide access to a number of online databases not found on the "free Internet." Sources include full text newspapers, magazines, and more.
Funding for the databases is provided by the
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and the Yarmouth Town Library.

The Register covers local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events. The newspaper is published once a week on Thursday. The Register began publication in 1936. You can get alerted by email to the latest news from this source! Go to: www.yarmouthlibraries.org, click on Reference Desk: then eBranch: then Search Newspapers.

Children's Programs


Meet Melissa!

On Monday, March 13, we welcomed Melissa Cabral, as Assistant Youth Services Librarian here in Yarmouth. A former developmental specialist for Early Intervention, Melissa brings valuable skills and resources to the position. Melissa graduated from the University of Vermont, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Communication Sciences. In addition, she is a certified yoga teacher, and certified educator of infant massage. Her new role focuses on outreach, story times, and innovative programming. When you are at the library, be sure to stop in and welcome her to our community.


Yarmouth Town Libraries
Weekly Drop-in Story Times

Preschool Story Time:
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For 3 to 5 year olds and their caregivers.

                                                    Baby Story Time:
                                                    South Yarmouth Library
                                                    Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
                                                    For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
                                                    Story Time West:

                                                    Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
                                                    West Yarmouth Library
                                                    All ages welcome.


2017 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship Applications

Deadline April 30
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 require the completed form, course work transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, a portfolio, and personal statement.
See www.yarmouthlibraries.org for the link to download an application on the home page.
Applications to the South Yarmouth Library Association are due April 30, 2017.

The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be closed on
Sunday, April 16, for Easter
and Monday, April 17, for Patriots Day.

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