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October Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

A new season of autumn on Cape Cod and new ways to discover its natural beauty. This month, we are featuring two authors on the topic of outdoor adventure in New England. And there are lots of activities and learning opportunities for children of all ages. Happy October, everyone!

- Jane Cain
Library Director


West Yarmouth Library closed the week of October 21

West Yarmouth Library will be closed the week of Monday, October 21, through October 25, for new carpet installation, and will re-open on Monday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. The South Yarmouth Library will be open the week of October 21, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and open during our regular hours on Friday through Sunday. For more information, contact Library Director Jane Cain.


Teen Café: Ideas and Ice Cream

Saturday, October 5, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For grades 7 and up. Our new teen group is forming to chat about ideas for making the Library a place to connect with friends, technology and community. Join us for fun, snacks and conversation. All teens are welcome! Registration is not required.


Family Story Time

Monday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For all ages. Join us for stories, songs and stretches. Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffie. Registration is not required.


Sewing Club

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For grades 5-8. This new hands-on skill building series will be offered on the second Wednesday of the month. Learn classic hand sewing techniques to create projects for fun or to give as gifts. This month we will make Frankenstein creatures. The Library provides all the materials. Bring a friend! Registration is recommended. 


International Day of the Girl

Friday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For grades 5-8. Cape Cod Regional Tech Cosmetology Department will be offering a workshop that will teach young women braiding, paraffin treatments and manicure techniques, followed by a Q&A session. Registration is strongly recommended.


The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 14,
for Columbus Day.


Lego® Club 

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 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 creativity and a friend! Registration is not required.


Playing on Purpose:
Integrated Parent-Child Sessions
5 week program.

Starting Friday, October 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Parent Workshop: Introduction session and interactive workshop for all caregivers. Join us as we discuss strategies to make playtime more purposeful for you and your child. Some of the topics to be be discussed:

  • Your child’s social & emotional development.
  • How to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Other P.O.P. sessions are October 25, November 1, November 8 and November 15.
For birth to 8 years old and their caregivers. Please register by calling Jody Almonte at 508-778-7988 X 4.

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).


Musical Discoveries 

Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! Appropriate for infants to 5 years old 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. Registration is not required.


Sunday Author Series:
Inns and Adventures in New England
Co-authored by Alison O’Leary

Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The South Yarmouth Library Association presents a return visit by Alison O’Leary, who will discuss her book on “great escapes” in New England. Just in time for leaf peeping!  Refreshments will be available. Reservations are encouraged for this popular series, funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.


October Book Discussion Group  
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

North Archer, Andie Miller's ex-husband, asks her to become the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already--and live in a haunted house! This is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, parapsychology, Tarot-card reading, and more. All are welcome and books are available to borrow from the South Yarmouth Library.


Game Night: Pokémon

Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Bring your cards. Play with your friends. Trade and learn new tricks! Registration is not required. For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. 


Dennis-Yarmouth Schools
Early Release Day

Out of the Box: Cardboard Creations

Thursday, October 24, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For all ages. What will you make by using cardboard, some tools and your imagination? The possibilities are endless! Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on S.T.E.A.M. adventure! Registration is not required.


S.T.E.A.M. Palooza

Saturday, October 26, from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Hands-on learning with real world applications! Exploration stations will include, Science: interactive experiments, Technology: Makey-Makey, Engineering: building things, Art: express your creativity, Math: M&M graphing. Registration is not required. For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. 


Meet the Author: Madeline Bilis,
50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.

South Yarmouth Library

Learn about the many eastern Massachusetts locations for great hikes – including Cape Cod – from Travel and Leisure writer Madeline Bilis. Written for all skill and experience levels, you will find inspiration for hiking in our great state. Refreshments will be available. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.


All Hallows Read

Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Bring your friends and listen to some spine-tingling stories. Enjoy cider and doughnuts. Costumes are encouraged. Registration is not required. For all ages. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult.


Selectman Mark Forest Office Hours at the South Yarmouth Library

Thursday, October 31, 9:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Selectman Forest offers you an opportunity to sit and discuss what’s on your mind with him each month at the South Yarmouth Library. If you cannot make this session, you are encouraged to email Mr. Forest at mark.r.forest@comcast.net.


Story Times in October
Preschool Story Time

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

Join us for stories, songs, art and playtime. 
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.


Baby Story Time 

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


Story Time West 

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

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


Database Spotlight: Hoopla

With Hoopla, you can download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, 24/7 with your library card - and it's all free. This is a great alternative to long wait lists in Overdrive. It’s easy to use when you download the app. Go to hoopladigital.com


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. This service is possible thanks to funding from the South Yarmouth Library Association.

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