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June Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries 

From the Director:

Summer is almost here! The library is getting busier each day, as the school year wraps up and families are coming to the Cape for a visit or to reconnect with summer fun. In June, Yarmouth Reads 2019 will celebrate reading and libraries with a Finale event on June 15, at the Lorusso Lodge at Flax Pond. Please join us – even if you haven’t read The Island of Worthy Boys – and share your love of reading with your community. And let us welcome summer together.

- Jane Cain
Library Director


Saturday Hours at the West Yarmouth Library start June 1

Saturday hours return to the West Yarmouth Library
(11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) on June 1. See you at the Library!


New! Saturday Story Time

Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

This new series will highlight stories from around the world on the first Saturday of each month starting Saturday, June 1. For all ages. Children under 8 years old need to bring an adult. Help us spread the word!


Musical Discoveries

Monday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday, June 15, 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.


NEW! Playing on Purpose:
Integrated Parent-Child Sessions

5 week program
Tuesdays, June 4 and June 11 
10:00-11:30 a.m.

South Yarmouth Library
Parent Workshop: Interactive workshop for all caregivers. For birth to 8 years old and their caregivers. Attend both or any one of the two remaining sessions. Please register by calling Jody Almonte at  508-778-7988 X 4.

  • Understand your child’s social and emotional development.
  • Strengthen your relationship with your child.
  • Learn strategies to make playtime more purposeful for you and your child.

This program is made possible through a grant from The Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and is supported by a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Facilitated by the Dennis-Yarmouth Collaborative Family Community Engagement (D-Y CFCE).


Tick Talk

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. 
South Yarmouth Library

Larry Dapsis, Entomologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will teach you all you need to know about the variety of ticks and the extent of tick-borne diseases on Cape Cod. Presented in cooperation with Town of Yarmouth Natural Resources and Health Departments.  Registration recommended, as this has been a very popular talk each year. Call the Library at 508-760-4820 or sign up at the Library’s website www.yarmouthlibraries.org, under the calendar of events.


After School Origami

Monday, June 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

For ages 9-12 years old. Explore this art form using colorful paper and folding techniques to create simple sculptures. No experience required. The Library provides all materials. In the Leonard Room at the South Yarmouth Library. Bring a friend!


Game Night

Wednesday, June 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 9-12 years old. Join us for board games, cards, puzzles, brainteasers and more! Don’t be bored, get on board! In the Leonard Room at South Yarmouth Library. Bring a friend!


Yarmouth Reads 2019 FINALE

Saturday, June 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
At the Lorusso Lodge, Flax Pond
31 Dupont Avenue; off Whites Path  
Join us for a celebration of reading and libraries – even if you have not (and especially if you have) read this year’s Yarmouth Reads selection: The Island of Worthy Boys by Connie Hertzberg Mayo. Bring a donation of a children’s book (for ages 4-15) that is in new or like-new condition. Tickets, which will include a New England luncheon, are for sale at the South Yarmouth Library, with a suggested contribution of $10.00. Registration is greatly encouraged. Call the Library at 508-760-4820 or sign up at the Library’s website www.yarmouthlibraries.org, under the calendar of events.

Motivational Speaker
Patricia Anglin: Loosen the Glue
Tuesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Get unstuck and move forward, through acceptance, clarity, and an exploration of self-worth with Patricia Anglin, author of Power Within Her: seek inside and harness your untapped potential. Sign up by calling the Library at 508-760-4820, or online at www.yarmouthlibraries.org under the Calendar of Events.

Poster Contest: 
“What does Recycling Mean?”  

Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for the kick-off of Yarmouth Department of Public Works’s poster contest for children in grades K-12. The theme of the contest is: What does Recycling Mean? Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Lego© Club

South Yarmouth Library
Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.

The Library provides all the Lego©s. Bring your creativity and a friend! For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult..


June Book Discussion Group 

Tuesday, June 25, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets monthly at the South Yarmouth Library. This month, we will be discussing Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut. A science fiction-infused anti-war novel about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim. Meetings are in the Leonard Room.   


Music at the Library

The Northside String Band

Tuesday, June 25, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Hear local musicians Bob Hagopian, Vince Kraft, Bill Archie, and Bob Aumueller perform from the American Song Book, along with some traditional country band tunes. On the lawn, weather permitting. No sign up required.  


Story Times in June

Story Time
Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

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

For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.

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

All ages are welcome. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Please Note:
Story times will be on a break from June 24-29.
The summer schedule begins July 1.


Coming soon: Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories

“A Universe of Stories” is sponsored by the Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Library Associations, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Registration begins June 10.
Call the Library at 508-760-4820 X1316 to sign up.


Save the Date! Summer Reading Program Kick-off Event at West Yarmouth Library

Monday, July 1, 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us for Julie and Denya’s Global Music Adventure with Lisa Brown on percussion. An energetic, interactive concert featuring exciting fiddling and a sing-along with a  rhythm band. You’ll hear familiar songs and new songs, too. This is spirited, energetic fun! This event will also feature outdoor field day games, face painting, watermelon and fun for all ages!


Little Free Beach Libraries

Little Free Beach Libraries are “open for business” in Yarmouth on a take-a-book-leave-a-book basis at the Bass River/Smugglers Beach in South Yarmouth and at Seagull Beach in West Yarmouth. Welcome, Summer!


Low Vision Services

Know someone with low vision or another reason why regular print books don't work for them? Perkins Library provides free large print items, talking books, and many other materials and services to Massachusetts residents who have trouble reading regular print or holding a book. Learn more at the South Yarmouth Library, where you can also borrow a Talking Book player and audiobook cassettes or get help applying for a free membership for yourself or a loved one.  


New to the collection

Non-fiction DVDs

Maria by Callas - In his directorial debut, Tom Volf tells the story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas in her own words using performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs, most of which have never been seen by the public. The film is narrated by contemporary opera star Joyce DiDonato. Callas, who lived from 1923 to 1977, rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. 2019

Queen of the Sun - This documentary chronicles the mysterious disappearance of bees around the world because of Colony Collapse Disorder. Director Taggart Siegel, (The Real Dirt on Farmer John), was inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: "If bees die out, man will only have four years of life left on earth." His film juxtaposes perspective from inside the magical world of the beehive, with beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world.  2012


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.  www.yarmouthlibraries.org/899/ebranch 


Meet our new Circulation Supervisor!

Joseph LaBrecque is not a new face but has been a familiar presence to library visitors for many years. He has delivered outstanding public service and his effort shows that he cares. Joe has been exceptional at training and managing new staff members and we are delighted to welcome him as the newest member of our senior staff.


Donations for
the Holiday Cookie Stroll

The South Yarmouth Library Association welcomes donations of holiday fabric to make the signature bags for its annual Holiday Cookie Stroll fundraiser held in December.  Pieces should be at least 1 yard in length. Donations can be left at the main desk of the South Yarmouth Library at 312 Old Main Street. Thank you!

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