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November Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director

November is upon us and the days are getting shorter…farewell to summer and fall this year on Cape Cod. The Library hunkers down to continue providing educational, recreational and cultural enrichment to the community. The South Yarmouth Association is working hard to prepare for their largest fundraiser of the year: the December 9 Annual Cookie Stroll. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m. Our Youth Services department preparations for the December 11 Who-ville Express are in full gear. FREE tickets to that fun event will be available starting Saturday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. Both events “sell out” quickly – so mark your calendars. The holidays are coming!

Jane Cain
Library Director


Two Openings on the Town Library Board

The Town Library Board has two openings this fall. The Board supports the Library and advises the Yarmouth Board of Selectmen on Library issues and policies. If you are interested in getting involved in this advocacy group, stop by and meet the Director, Jane Cain, or call the Library at 508-760-4820. The Town of Yarmouth asks for a Talent Bank application available on the Town website. You can  also find out when the next Board meeting is, and plan to attend.


Database Spotlight


Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Visit our webpage to access the database from your own computer. Visit www.yarmouthlibraries.org; click on Reference Desk and then Genealogy.

Immigration Film Forum

Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities presents a series of short films – an informative discussion and ideas on how to get involved. Learn about the DACAmorphosis Project, the Safe Communities Act and test yourself: take the Immigration Test. Join us! The event is FREE and open to all. No sign up required. Refreshments will be served.


West Yarmouth Tech Help

One-on-One Sessions by Appointment
Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00-5:00 PM

Tap into the Library's resources at one of our computer help sessions. Get help with questions about email, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, 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 or call 508-760-4820.


Sunday Author Series

David Powers, Author of Damnable Heresy
Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Between 1631 and 1660, the Bay Colony banned four books. One of them was written by William Pynchon, the founder of the Town of Springfield. In David Power’s book, The Damnable Heresy, you’ll find a biography of Thomas Pynchon, an account of colonial life, and the story of Pynchon’s banishment to Old England. Sponsored by the South Yarmouth Library Association, who also provide refreshments. Reservations recommended, as this is a popular series.


Tickets on sale November 20 for the Holiday Cookie Stroll in Historic
Bass River

The Twelfth Anniversary Holiday Cookie Stroll will
take place on Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, in historic Bass River, South Yarmouth. This year’s honorees are John and Mackie Rice, long-time supporters of the South Yarmouth Library.

Tickets are $20.00. Tickets are limited and go on sale on Monday, November 20, at the South Yarmouth Library. Bass River Shoe Repair, Adrene Jewelers, and Platinum Auto Service, (cash or check only). Reserve tickets with a credit card by calling (508) 760-4820, X1318, or come to the South Yarmouth Library between 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Family Story Time

Monday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal! Enjoy some yoga, stories and songs to get you ready for bed! At South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room.


Musical Discoveries

Monday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 27, 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. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program.


Drop-in Lego Club

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

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


Teen Night Makerspace: Duct Tape Crafts

Monday, November 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Ages 12 and up.  Bring your friends! Share your ideas! Learn a fun way to be creative!


Save the dates for the Who-ville Express!

Reserve your free tickets
Saturday, November 18, at South Yarmouth Library
beginning at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served, in-person basis. Seating is limited.

All Aboard the Who-ville Express on
Monday, December 11

Take a trolley ride from the South Yarmouth Library to the West Yarmouth Library. Listen to the classic Dr. Seuss story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and enjoy refreshments and good cheer with friends and family! Seatings are at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. You must have a ticket to participate.



Story Times in November

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.

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