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Programs this week at the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

Greetings, and happy 2019, everyone! Reflecting on 2018, I am happy with the Library’s progress. Children’s programs, interactive learning opportunities, and enriching experiences are thriving under Connie Marr and Melissa Cabral-Seabury’s direction. And although technology training happens informally every day for our Library visitors and for staff, the number of 1-on-1 scheduled training sessions with Trish Cassisi is at an all-time high. The Library is experimenting with new formats, thanks to new ideas and suggestions from Chris Kaufmann. Playaways continue to be popular, along with “binge boxes” of groups of movies on DVD. The circulation desks are busy at both South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth locations. Our continued participation with the All-Age-Friendly Yarmouth team keeps our minds open to new opportunities to serve the public. It doesn’t get much better than that. Here’s to continued growth in the new year.

- Jane Cain
Library Director

New Year's closings for
the Yarmouth Town Libraries:

Closed Monday, December 31
and Tuesday, January 1.


South Yarmouth Library Association Sunday Author Series
Paul Kemprecos

Sunday, January 13, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

We start the new year of Sunday Author Series visits with Cape Cod author, Paul Kemprecos, who features Cape Cod people and places in his mystery writing. His latest book, Shark Bait, is number eight in the Socarides Mystery Series, and he has written several books with Clive Cussler. Reservations are greatly encouraged, as this is a popular series. Please call the Library at (508) 760-4820, or sign up online at www.yarmouthlibraries.org. Refreshments provided by the Association.

Mark Forest Office Hours

Thursday, January 24, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Yarmouth Selectman Mark Forest will hold office hours at the South Yarmouth Library on Thursday, January 24. Please call (508) 394-7606 X 1330 to make an appointment. If you can’t make it, feel free to email Mr. Forest at: mark.r.forest@comcast.net.


Exploring Ireland: Its History, Culture and People
With Gemma Loughnane,
Travel Consultant

Thursday, January 24, 2:00 p.m.

South Yarmouth Library

Have you ever wanted to explore Ireland?  The history, music, people – and especially, its beautiful west coast. Join us on this adventure with a talk by a long-time tour director and travel consultant. Bring a friend or neighbor! Refreshments will be provided, thanks to funding from the South Yarmouth Library Association. Sla`inte!

Children and Young Adults


Musical Discoveries

Monday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 26, 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.


Family Story Time

Monday, January 7, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For all ages. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult. Join us for stories, songs and stretches! Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.


Game Day with Pizza

Saturday, January 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For grades 4-7. Join the fun and games with your friends! Uno, Board games, Jenga, Card games and more! Free Pizza. Registration appreciated but not required.


LEGO® Club

Wednesday, January 16, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

The Library provides all the LEGO®s, bring your imagination and some friends! At the South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room. Drop in-for all ages. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult.


LEGO® Club West

Friday January 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

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!
Please Note: Dennis-Yarmouth Schools are closed on Friday, January 18, 2019.


ALA Youth Media Awards

Monday, January 28, 8:00 a.m.
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.
For information regarding this year's presentation, please visit www.ilovelibraries.org/yma


Story Times in January

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

For ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
No story time on Tuesday, January 1.

Baby Story Time
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
No Story Time on Thursday, January 3.

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

All ages are welcome. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. No Story Time on Friday, January 4.


Thank you!

To all of our loyal and appreciative library visitors who showered us with a variety of treats (many of them chocolate) the Library staff enthusiastically sends our thanks!

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