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Programs this week at the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

It has been feeling like fall during the past few weeks…here’s hoping September brings us more warm summer-like weather. We have wrapped up another busy summer and will keep the momentum going, as it is National Library Card Month, celebrating our freedom to read (for free!)  Connie and Mindy have planned a family “open house,” to encourage you all to visit the Library and get a new library card or update the one you have. Join us, Friday, September 6, at 3 p.m. We’ll see you at the Library!

- Jane Cain
Library Director


The Yarmouth Town Libraries will
be closed on Monday, September 2,
for Labor Day.



September is Library Card
Sign-up Month! 

Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is one of the first steps toward academic achievement and lifelong learning. This year’s celebrity mascots are the characters from Toy Story 4. Join us for activities in September at the South Yarmouth Library and West Yarmouth Library to find out more about what your library card can do for you!  


Open House Ice Cream Social

Friday, September 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. Sign up for a library card and help us spread the word! Find out about all that the library has to offer for all ages and abilities. Libraries are for everyone!


Family Story Time

Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

Join us for stories, songs and stretches. For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Musical Discoveries 

Monday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, September 30, 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. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.


Annual September 11
Memorial Service

Wednesday, September 11, 9:45 a.m.
Yarmouth Fire Station Three
520 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth

The Yarmouth Fire Department invites our town employees and residents to our annual Memorial Ceremony:

9:59 AM – The Time of the South Tower Collapse
Station bell rings 5-5-5-5 (four sets of five chimes each) 

10:00 AM – One Minute of Silence
  • Fire Chief Comments/Welcome
  • Fire Department Chaplin Reverend Chuck Soule, Opening Prayer
  • Deputy Chief Sawyer’s Comments
  • YFD Members will read the names of each of the 343 fire fighters lost from FDNY
  • Fire Chief's Thank You
  • Firefighter's Prayer

NEW! Sewing Club for Grades 5-8

Wednesday, September 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

This new hands-on skill-building series will be offered on the second Wednesday of the month. Learn classic hand sewing techniques to create fun projects for fun or to give as gifts. This month our project will be Owl Earbud Cases. The Library provides all the materials. Bring a friend! Registration recommended. Save the date for Wednesday, October 9: Frankenstein animals!


Celebrate “Making Your Mark”
Create a Dot for our Children’s Room to express your imagination!

Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
International Dot Day is named for the classic Peter H. Reynolds storybook The Dot. Available in English and many other languages, the book shares the story of a girl's journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” For all ages; children under 8 need to bring an adult. No registration is necessary. To learn more about this creativity crusade visit http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started


The South Yarmouth Library Association Presents:
Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Sunday September 15, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The South Yarmouth Library Association will present award-winning author and investigative journalist Hank Phillipi Ryan who will offer an inside look at fiction, journalism and the mysteries of both. Hank Phillippi Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Please call the Library at 508-760-4820. 


Celebrate National Dance Day
at our Dance Party

Saturday, September 21, 1:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

National Dance Day was established in 2010 by American Dance Movement co-founder, Nigel Lythgoe, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, as an annual celebration that encourages Americans of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives. It is a day of celebration to show support for dance as a valuable form of exercise and of artistic expression.  American Dance Movement aims to educate the public about dance and its many benefits, as well as make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.

For all ages, children under eight years old need to bring an adult. No registration is necessary. Dressing up is encouraged! To learn more about this community-based initiative visit http://americandancemovement.org/national-dance-day/


South Yarmouth Library
Book Discussion Group  
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

Tuesday, September 24, 3:00 p.m. 
South Yarmouth Library

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief — until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books from a library at Yale University. Copies of the book are at the South Yarmouth Library for borrowing. Future meeting dates: October 22 and November 19.


Game Night: Pokémon 

Wednesday, Sept 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

Bring your cards. Play with your friends. Trade and learn new tricks! No registration is necessary. For all ages, children under 8 need to bring an adult. 


Mark Forest Office Hours:  

Thursday, September 26, 9:00 a.m
South Yarmouth Library

Yarmouth Selectman Mark Forest will hold office hours at the South Yarmouth Library on Thursday morning, September 26. If you can’t make it, feel free to email Mr. Forest at: mark.r.forest@comcast.net.


Climate Preparedness Week September 24-30

This week is dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. To learn more visit https://www.climatecrew.org/prep_week
To highlight the importance of preparedness, the library is offering several programs of interest for adults and children:


Preparing For Climate Impact:
With Karl Von Hone, 
Yarmouth Natural Resources

Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

Discuss the effects that climate change will have on Yarmouth and its beaches with Karl von Hone, Director of the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources.


Let’s Get Ready: Emergency Planning for Kids

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library 

For children in grades K-3 and their caregivers.
This program is a fun way to teach children how to prepare for emergencies and discuss preparedness with their families. Presented by Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment. No registration is necessary.


Movie: The Greening Of Southie 

Monday, September 30, 6:00 P.M.
South Yarmouth Library
Set on the storied streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston's first residential green building, and the skeptical workers who built it. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, The Macallen Building is something different--a leader in the emerging field of environmentally-friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union workers aren't sure they like it. When things on the building start to go wrong, the young developer has to keep the project from unraveling.


Story Times in September

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Begins Tuesday, September 10.
South Yarmouth Library
For age 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, art and playtime. 


Baby Story Time 

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Begins Thursday, September 12.
South Yarmouth Library
For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, early literacy activities and playtime.


Story Time West 

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
Begins Friday, September 13.
West Yarmouth Library

For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. Stories, songs and more! 


NEW! Borrow A Hot Spot:
Take The Internet With You

The Yarmouth Town Libraries now offer wi-fi hotspots for patrons to borrow! Take the internet with you wherever you go, cut down on data charges on your cell phone, and keep your life up and running during a power outage. Wi-fi hotspots are available to all adults with a library card in good standing and can be kept for up to one week.


Museum Pass Spotlight:
Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road (Rte. 28), Cotuit

Explore American Art in a cozy, classy location. Enjoy a photography exhibit in September, and ease into autumn on Cape Cod with free admission for two people to this lovely location. Cape Cod has many cultural destinations for everyone and this one can be yours at no cost – thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Enjoy!

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