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April Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, good bye, March!  Happy to have turned the corner to April and maybe Spring. Now - to the garden and outdoor fun. Join us for the Yarmouth Reads wrap-up events: Saturday, April 7, at the South Yarmouth Library,
Denya Levine and Eastern European music, movement and folklore and on Sunday, April 8, the Finale at the Lorusso Lodge at Flax Pond in South Yarmouth, featuring a buffet luncheon and Trivia with Patrick. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the costs of the day for Sunday's luncheon and trivia challenge. Come to either the South Yarmouth Library or the West Yarmouth Library to reserve your ticket. We’ll see you there!

-Jane Cain
Library Director


NEW PROGRAM! Infant Massage

5-part class on Wednesdays:
April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2 10:30-11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Classes will be facilitated by Melissa Cabral, Youth Services Assistant and Certified Educator of Infant Massage. This series is for families with babies 2-12 months old. SPACE IS LIMITED. To register, please call 508-760-4820 x 1316 or sign up on the Library Event Calendar at www.yarmouthlibraries.org. A copy of "Infant Massage: a Handbook for Loving Parents"  by Vimala McClure and other resources will be provided to each participant at no charge. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn hands-on techniques of this healing art.

Yarmouth Reads 2018 Wrap-up Weekend

Celebrating "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles


Eastern European and Russian Music and Folklore with Denya Levine

Saturday, April 7, 1:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Denya LeVine presents a family program with Eastern European Klezmer music, dancing with a rhythm band, a Russian folk tale, and a sing-along in Yiddish. No sign up required. Join us!


Buffet and Russian Trivia Challenge

Sunday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.
At the Lorusso Lodge, Flax Pond
31 Dupont Avenue; off Whites Path

Buffet and Russian trivia with Patrick. Reservations required. $5.00 suggested donation. Sign up and pick up a ticket at the West Yarmouth or South Yarmouth Library. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 4.


Sock Drive for Yarmouth Reads

As part of our Yarmouth Reads 2018 we are coordinating a sock drive. Bring in a new pair of socks – any size – to either the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Library and a volunteer will distribute them as needed. Thank You!


Learn to Make Foods to Feel Better: Probiotics

Friday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. Kombucha
South Yarmouth Library

Yarmouth resident Martha Gibbons has offered a 3-part class in preparing Kefir, Fermented Vegetables, and Kombucha. Come to session three and learn about nutrient-rich Kombucha. No registration required. Bring a friend or neighbor.


Device Advice

One-on-One Sessions by appointment
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
West Yarmouth Library

You are welcome to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, eReader). Registration is required. Please email Reference Librarian Trish Cassisi at tcassisi@clamsnet.org or call 508-760-4820 x 1314.


Good Stories, Well Read

Saturday, April 21, 2:30 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us to hear classic short stories read by Cape Cod actors. It is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Organized by Toby Wilson, each experience of
Good Stories, Well Read is unique. No registration
required, but come early to get a good seat by the
fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library.


Sunday Author Series:
National Poetry Month
Lauren Wolk and Lucile Burt

Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Enjoy contemporary poetry with Cape Cod writer and poet Lauren Wolk and poet Lucile Burt. Celebrate National Poetry Month at the South Yarmouth Library. Reservations suggested, as this is a popular program and space is limited. Call or visit either Library to sign up. Sponsored by the South Yarmouth Library Association.

Save the date: Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Patry Francis and The Orphans of Race Point
A "place" novel to be discussed with Cape Cod author Patry Francis at the South Yarmouth Library at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.


2018 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship
Open for Applications

Deadline: April 30
The South Yarmouth Library Association offers the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts annually. The $3,000 award advances the study and knowledge of a student of the visual arts. To be eligible, 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 are available now at the South Yarmouth Library or from the website. See www.yarmouthlibraries.org for the link to download an application on the home page. Applications include the completed form, course work transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, a portfolio, and a personal statement.  Applications to the South Yarmouth Library Association are due April 30, 2018. Questions? Contact Mary Jane Xenakis at mjxartworks28@hotmail.com 

South Yarmouth Knitting Group

South Yarmouth Library
Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Alice Bowen of South Yarmouth is hosting a regular knitting group. (On Fridays please ring the main entrance doorbell to be admitted.)

Children and Young Adults


Family Story Time

Monday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For children of 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

Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 30, 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 include 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 support of this popular program

Lego Club

Drop In Lego Club

Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.
For all ages; children under eight years old need to bring an adult. The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends. At the South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room.


Karaoke Coding- Rock On!!

Friday, April 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 11 or older. Learn how to make a beat box using portable microphones and coding software. Presented by the Rhode Island Computer Museum. Space is limited. To register, please call 508-760-4820 x 1316 or sign up on the Library Event Calendar at www.yarmouthlibraries.org.


Catch the Beat! All Ages Drum Circle

Saturday, April 21,  2:00-3:00 p.m. 
South Yarmouth Library

Facilitated by Sam Holmstock, one of the co-founders of the world fusion ensemble, Entrain, and the percussionist behind the band's unique sound.


Create Found Poems

Back by popular demand! Visit the South Yarmouth Library or the West Yarmouth Library to create an easy poetry project anyone can do! We’ll provide all the materials. All ages are welcome to participate throughout the month of April. For ideas and ways to celebrate visit https://www.poets.org/


Story Times in April

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 8 need to bring an adult.


New Service: Shoutbomb 

CLAMS has launched our new text messaging service powered by Shoutbomb. With the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service, you can use your mobile phone to

  • Receive text notices about your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
  • Send a text to renew an item.
  • Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.

All you need is a text-messaging-capable phone and a subscription to a text messaging plan with your wireless carrier. You do not need a smartphone.
Sign up today at http://info.clamsnet.org/text-messaging-sign-up/


Database Spotlight: MedlinePlus 

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Home Delivery

Are you unable to get to the library? Need a delivery of books, DVDs or magazines? We can help. The Yarmouth Town Libraries offer delivery for people with illness or a condition that prevents them from coming to the Library. For more information, call 508-760-4820 or 508-775-5206.


Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m.
Yarmouth Town Hall

Yarmouth’s Annual Community Clean Up 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 clean up. Call the
Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at
(508) 778-1008 for more information.

The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be closed on
Sunday, April 1, for Easter,
and Monday, April 16, for Patriots Day.

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