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November Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director

Still hard to believe we are closing in on the end of 2019. November is a month to reflect on that for which we are grateful – family, friends, and good books to read…a beautiful place to live and work, and time off at the holidays! The libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30, for Thanksgiving. Tickets go on sale for this year’s December 14 Cookie Stroll on Monday, November 25. South Yarmouth Library Association members can arrive at the South Yarmouth Library for ticket purchases starting at 9:00 a.m. that morning, and we will be ready for the general public, starting at 10:00 a.m. when the Library opens. Join us for this fun fundraising event – now, in its 14th year.

-Jane Cain
Library Director


During the month of November,
we will be accepting donations
of personal care items and socks for
the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center.


Holiday Closings in November

Veterans Day
 Monday, November 11

November 27, closing at 4:00 p.m.
Closed Thursday, November 28
and Friday, November 29


Musical Discoveries

Monday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 25, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! For infants to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun.  Classes are FREE and will be held in the Leonard Room. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program. Registration is not required.


Family Story Time

Monday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for stories, songs and stretches. Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Registration is not required. For all ages; children under 10 should bring an adult.


Who-ville Express Tickets!

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m
South Yarmouth Library

Reserve your FREE tickets when the Library opens. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served,
in-person basis. This year’s Who-ville Express is Monday, December 9, with reserved seatings at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Please Note: In order to share this experience with as many children as possible, adult ticket reservations are limited to 2 adults per child.



Origins of the Mayflower Compact

by Francis and Dorothy Robinson

Sunday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

This research and writing team focuses on historical genealogy. They compiled extensive source materials for Pilgrims, Puritans, and Early Cape Cod History, a class that Fran teaches for the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Cape Cod Community College. Fran is a descendant of Mayflower passengers, Elder William Brewster and Peregrine White. Refreshments will be available.


Sewing Club Special Edition: Kindness Socks Youth Service
Project Part 1

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
South Yarmouth Library

Our project this month will feature decorating socks with inspirational messages. Be kind and bring a friend! no sign up required. For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult.

Kindness Socks Youth Service Project Part 2
Saturday, November 23, 11:00 a.m.-noon.
South Yarmouth Library

We will add to our Kindness Socks by filling them with personal care items, to benefit Cape and Islands Veterans’ Outreach Center. Suggested items may include: toothbrush, toothpaste, hand cream, lip balm, hand sanitizer, deodorant, soap, shampoo, band aids and other appropriate items. We will accept donations of personal care items and socks from November 9-23 and you may drop off donations at South Yarmouth Library or West Yarmouth Library. For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult. 


South Yarmouth Library Association
Sunday Author Series:
The Truth Be Damned
By Janet Uhlar

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

During the summer of 2013, Ms. Uhlar was a juror in the high-profile criminal trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. She was transformed by what she saw and developed a work of fiction based on the trial. She even interviewed Whitey Bulger. Refreshments will be available. Reservations are encouraged for this popular series, funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association.


November Book Discussion Group  
The Word is Murder
by Anthony Horowitz

Tuesday, November 19, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. Horowitz is also the creator of the mystery series Foyle's WarAll are welcome and books are available to borrow from the South Yarmouth Library.


Lego® Club 

Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Library provides all the Lego®s. Bring your creativity and a friend! Registration is not required. For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult.


Selectman Mark Forest Office Hours at the South Yarmouth Library

Thursday, November 21, 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.


Holiday Cookie Stroll Tickets

Starting Monday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
Tickets for this year’s South Yarmouth Bass River Cookie Stroll go on sale Monday, November 25, at 10 a.m. Members of the South Yarmouth Library Association will be able to buy tickets at 9:00 a.m. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yarmouth Library Association, and tickets do sell out. $20.00 per person. For more information, call: (508) 760-4820 x1318 after November 25.


Family Movie Matinee: Elf
The Interactive Edition 

Rated PG, 97 Minutes
Saturday, November 30, 1:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for an interactive holiday adventure! Let’s celebrate the season with a bit of wackiness. Registration is encouraged. For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult.


Story Times in November
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.
No Story Time on Thursday, November 28.


Story Time West 

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

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

No Story Time on Friday, November 29.


Christmas Giving Program

The Yarmouth Town Libraries participate in the Family-to-Family Holiday Giving program sponsored by the Cape Cod Division of the Department of Children and Families. The program helps families in need and children in foster care. A small Christmas tree is located at each library decorated with "ornaments" with a child’s name, age and wish list on the back. Gifts should be wrapped and brought to the libraries, along with the ornament, starting Monday, November 25. We appreciate your participation in this Cape-wide community project. The deadline for giving is Monday, December 16.


Another Storm Coming?

Remember, the Libraries are open. If you lose power, come to the library to stay warm and charge your devices. 

South Yarmouth:

  • Friday 10-5
  • Saturday 10-4
  • Sunday 12-4

West Yarmouth:

  • Friday 11-4

Call (508) 760-4820, if in doubt.

Museum Pass Spotlight:
Boston Children's Museum

Admission is half price per person for up to 4 people.
Available at: South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth (only one pass available per day, but it can be picked up at either library, or you can call the library to have it emailed to you.) 


Database Spotlight:
Digital Archive of The Register

The Register and Barnstable Patriot digital newspaper includes the Barnstable Patriot from 1830 to 2017 and The Register - at times called the Yarmouth Register and the Dennis-Yarmouth Register - from its inception in 1847 to 2017. This database is accessible from any computer. For more information or for assistance, call the Yarmouth Library at (508) 760-4820 or see the library's website at 

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