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August Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries


The walkway from Old Main Street to the South Yarmouth Library will be under construction starting the week of August 6. The project is expected to take at least a week. Access to the South Yarmouth Library will be available from the back door by the Mill Lane parking lot. Please watch for signage during the walkway project. Questions? Call (508) 760-4820. Thank you.

From the Director:

It’s August already. It is important that you know we are having the main walkway at the South Yarmouth Library replaced – starting the week of August 6. That’s coming right up! You’ll want to park in the Mill Lane lot and the entrance will be on the southwest side of the building. You will have to bring all returns into the building, as our book drop will not be accessible. If this inconveniences you, we will waive any late fees during the week of the walkway project, but otherwise, it is business as usual.
Questions? Call me at (508) 760-4820, ext. 1312.

-Jane Cain, Library Director
Yarmouth Town Libraries


A Concert with Marc Black:
Songs of the 1950s & '60s

Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
At the Lorusso Lodge, Flax Pond,
31 Dupont Ave. off Whites Path,
South Yarmouth
Marc has performed with Art Garfunkel and Pete Seeger to name a few. Named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio, Marc is a master at spreading the joy of music. FREE. Visit or call the Library at (508) 760-4820 or (508) 362-3717 to register. Bring the family! Refreshments.
Co-sponsored with the Yarmouth Port Library. Funded by the Yarmouth Library Associations.


Sean Murphy
Kennedy in Ireland

Saturday, August 11, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Learn about Kennedy’s history-making trip to the land of his Fitzgerald and Kennedy ancestors, and remember the year 1963. Call (508) 760-4820 or visit the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Library to register or for more information.


Recycling on Cape Cod

Wednesday, August 15, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Learn about Recycling in Yarmouth and on Cape Cod:  fabrics, magazines and books are the topics of this presentation by the Town of Yarmouth Waste Management division of the Department of Public Works. This is the fourth of five educational lectures in the series. Watch for another Recycling talk on September 12, at the Yarmouth Port Library. Come and get your questions answered.


Strategies for Effective

Monday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Presented by Dr. Nina Greenwald and Dr. David Martin, this course offers proven critical and creative thinking strategies for effective solution-finding. No matter where a problem might be: family life, work life, social life, community life, or beyond, you’ll come away from this course with new and useful tools for becoming an effective problem-solver!


Drop-in Lego® Club

Saturday, August 4, 1:30 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.


Monday Movie Matinee

“A Wrinkle in Time”
Monday, August 6, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Rated PG, 1 hr 49 min.
For all ages. No sign up required. Children under 8 years old need to bring an adult. In the Leonard Room. Refreshments provided by Trader Joe’s, Hyannis.


Summer Reading Events in August

Our Summer Reading Program comes
to a close this month.
“Libraries Rock!” is sponsored by the Yarmouth Town Libraries, the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Library Associations, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


DIY Buttons and Ice Cream Sundaes

Wednesday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth 
For ages 8-12 years old.


Wednesdays at West!
Arts and Activities

All Programs begin at 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

For ages 5-10. Drop in. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.
August 1: Instrument Making
August 8: Slime Time
August 15: Kind Kids Rock presented by Pitter Patter Programs


Summer Reading Wrap-up Party
with Alex the Jester

Monday, August 13, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Join us for Daring Stunts, Mind-Bending Sight Gags, Dazzling Visual Spectacle, Musical Capers, Unbelievable Physical Feats! Fun for the whole family. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Highlights from Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!”

The Yarmouth Town Libraries has 52 children registered for our Summer Reading Program. The participants log in their minutes each week and are eligible to win a variety of prizes. Many local businesses have been very generous with their donations. Local businesses and organizations that have contributed to this year’s summer reading prizes include: The Riverway Lobster House, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Hy-line Cruises, Cape Cod Creamery, Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Trader Joe’s, Paradise Pizza, Christmas Tree Shops, Pancake Man, Ryan’s Family Amusements, Pirate’s Cove, Entertainment Cinemas, Penguins Ice Cream Igloo, South Yarmouth Library Association, West Yarmouth Library Association.

The children will be “paying it forward” by making their reading count toward a donation of treats and toys to the Cape and Islands K-9 Relief Fund. This organization provides support and resources for retired K-9 officers.


Summer Musical Discoveries

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! Appropriate for infants to 5 year-old children and their caregivers. Free classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program.


Outdoor Story Time

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

All ages are welcome. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult. Join us on the South Yarmouth Library lawn for stories, songs and games.


Story Time West

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

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


Database Spotlight: Fold3

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. Available on our website at http://fold3library.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=46952


Have You Been to
the Little Corner Bookstore
at the South Yarmouth Library?

The South Yarmouth Library Association organizes a great ongoing book sale in the northwest corner of the main floor – over near the newspaper and magazine area. They accept donations of gently used books for all ages – in good condition, and free from must and mold. Most items are $1.00 or less. With proceeds from the sale of these books, SYLA funds many programs at the library, provides a number of museum passes for free or reduced entrance to many places of learning, and contributes to staff and community events – the “icing on the cake,” here at the library. It is open whenever the South Yarmouth Library is open, and you pay at the front desk. Come browse the Little Corner Bookstore!

At the West Yarmouth Library, there is an ongoing book sale, too, on the shelves near the front door. An affordable way to make sure you always have something to read and a great way to support the library!

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