Programs this week from the Yarmouth Town Libraries


Yarmouth Library’s Genealogy Club
DNA and Adoptions with Mike Maglio

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Learn how DNA research can help you verify adoptions and biological parents in your family history with the “In-Depth Genealogist.” Call the Library at (508) 760-4820 to register or sign up at Bring a friend or your cousin! Light refreshments. Free & open to the public.


To Live Deliberately: Thoreau’s Complicated Notion of Nature

West Dennis Library
260 Main Street (Route 28) West Dennis
Saturday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m.
The Dennis and Yarmouth Town Libraries join together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau. Dr. Michael Thurston, of Smith College, explores how Thoreau develops his complex understanding of nature and its value to society, not only as the source of “tonics and barks which brace mankind,” but also as a beneficiary of human attention. 


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! For infants to 5-year-old children and their caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and are held in the Leonard Room. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program.


Play on Purpose: “POP”

Wednesday, October 18, 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for four fun and interactive Parent-Child Play sessions. For families and children birth-5 years old.  Attendance at all four sessions highly recommended. Registration is required; call 508-778-7988 X 1. This program is funded by Massachusetts Department of
Early Education and Care.


Drop-in Lego Club

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends.


Story Times in October

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Baby Story Time 
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For infants-3 years old and their caregivers.

Story Time West
Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library

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


Save the Date
Sunday Author Series: Donald Nelson Chappaquiddick Tragedy

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Was there a second passenger in the Kennedy car on that fateful night in 1969? Join us for the Sunday Author Series and listen to local author Donald Nelson explain his research and theories in Chappaquiddick Trajedy : Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed. Mr. Nelson consulted 204 sources over a two-year period to produce the book. Reservations to this popular series are recommended. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.

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