The Library's ongoing book sale area has been relocated to the landing outside the downstairs Children's room. We do not have a lot of space to store books at present, so we request that if you have books to give away, please call us before dropping them off to let us know what kinds of books you have and how many. We may be unable to take all or any of your donations, in which case you can take them to the "Swap Shop" at the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station, or contact one of the other Barnstable libraries. Please take a look at our Donation Policy.
Journeys: tales of travel from around the world
Save the date for the next Journey
Backpacking in the Andes and Easter Island
Wednesday, May 22, 4:30-5:30 pm
Charles Sheehan, a resident of Cotuit, decided not to be a regular tourist, and he backpacked his way through the Andes and on Easter Island. Come and hear about this fascinating trip! Easter Island today, remains one of the most unique places you will ever encounter; an open air museum showcasing a fascinating, but unfortunately lost, culture.
On the second Wednesday of each month, we will feature a travel talk by a member of our community who has journeyed to an interesting destination. Save the dates!
One-on-one computer tutorials
Starting March 5
The computer classes we offered last year were so successful that we are now offering individualized instruction, with a list of nearly 50 topics to choose from! Pick your topic and select a convenient date and time; bring your own computer, e-book reader or iPad, or use the Library's. You will learn effectively and easily. Click HERE for more information.
Enjoy the tango
Every Thursday, 7-9 pm, at Liberty Hall
Ray Bartlett will teach you the tango. Join us for some fun, and to acquire or brush up this skill. Anyone interested in dancing or learning how to dance is invited. Pre-registration is not necessary; nor is a partner!
At these classes, 7 to 8 pm will be a practica, and 8-9 pm will be a beginner-friendly milonga. For people who've never danced and want an intro there will be a beginner class from 7:00
to 7:30 pm. So more experienced dancers will practice and dance on their own for the first hour while Ray or an invited teacher runs the beginners' class. At 7:30, the class will end and new people can practice, then stay for the milonga if they wish.
A donation of $5 is requested for attending; lessons are $15 each.
Ray's focus is on Argentine tango; check his web site at www.capecodtango.org.
Classics Book Discussion Group
Second Monday of the month, 10:00 am
The Classics Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 am. at the Library. Local author Stephen Pastore leads the discussions. New members are always welcome. You can pick up a copy of the month's book at the Circulation desk, or download them from www.gutenberg.org.
- 10 June: Maurice, by E.M. Forster
Family Board Games (with pizza)
First Saturday of the month, 10 am to 2 pm (next on June 1, 2013)Adults, teens, and children over 8 accompanied by an adult are welcome! Matt Donle will introduce us to new and cool board and other games. Featured will be designer games, hobby games, and other niche type games. Call 508-428-5175 or come to the Library to sign up (so that we will know how much pizza to get!)
Marstons Mills Book Discussion Group
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
The Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Library. New members are always welcome. You can pick up a copy of the month's book at the Circulation desk.
- 21 May: Rich Boy and Winter Dreams, short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pmJoin the Library Staff for a relaxed drama read-aloud (snacks included) on the second Tuesday of every month. Sign up at the library; new members are always welcome.
- The Drama Club is taking a vacation for the summer, and will meet again in September.
Kneedlers knitting group
Alternate Fridays from 10 am to noon, and the 1st and 4th Tuesdays (drop in any time betw
- 24 May, 10 am to noon
- 28 May, 6-8 pm
- 4 June, 6-8 pm
- 7 June, 10 am to noon
- 21 June, 10 am to noon
- 25 June, 6-8 pm
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