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Scarecrow Making Contest
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Scarecrow Making Contest

 Cotuit Library is getting into the Halloween spirit with a Scarecrow Making Contest.! Stop in and participate, where we provide you with all the building materials you need; you just need to bring the clothes! Then we’ll display the scarecrows on our front lawn for a week to let people vote for their favorite. The winners will be announced Saturday, October 26th, and prizes can be claimed during library hours.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Haunted Stacks
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Haunted Stacks

While you’re here at Cotuit Library for the Scarecrow Making Contest, venture into the depths of the library and experience our Haunted Stacks, a spook walk of our own devising not for the faint of heart. But fear not, there will be a sweet treat waiting for you at the end. So come on down and join us for a weekend of scary fun!

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Among the Body Snatchers: A Very Greg Williams Halloween Extravaganza
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Among the Body Snatchers: A Very Greg Williams Halloween Extravaganza

Know your body-snatchers from your grave-robbers, and your Burke from your Hare. With maybe a little Dylan Thomas, Evita, and. . . Charlie Chaplin. Greg Williams welcomes Halloween again. . . this time with seasonal tales of the harvest. . . from the graveyard. With appropriate refreshments.

Registration is required. Limited Seats. Call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.net, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/greg-williams-halloween-extravaganza/

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State of the Waters with Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

State of the Waters with Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Cape Cod is connected by water. The groundwater we depend on for drinking water also fills our nearly 1,000 freshwater ponds, part of an extensive water network, many of these ponds drain to over 40 freshwater rivers and streams that discharge to 53 estuaries along 559 miles of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and Buzzards Bay.So, how healthy are our waters?

What do we know about the quality of the Cape’s waters and what don’t we know? With funding from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod set out to answer these questions by gathering and evaluating existing water quality data and then making this information available to the public. APCC’s executive director, Andrew Gottlieb will share the findings and explain “STATE OF THE WATERS: Cape Cod.”

Free to the Public. Registration is appreciated!To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.net or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/state-of-the-waters/

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 "Ghosts of the South Coast" presented by Tim Weisberg
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

"Ghosts of the South Coast" presented by Tim Weisberg

From the spirits of British loyalists in Wareham's Fearing Tavern to the ghastly goings-on at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, this talk will examine the South Coast's most infamous ghost stories. Tim Weisberg is the host and creator of Spooky SouthCoast Radio, the author of two books on the supernatural, and a writer, producer and researcher for several paranormal television shows. He has appeared on programs such as "Ghost Adventures", "My Ghost Story" and "Monster Quest". This presentation is free and open to the public and appropriate for ages 8 to Adult.

URL for more details: http://www.hyannislibrary.org

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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Song Sisters Concert
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Song Sisters Concert

Cotuit Library has compiled a great handful of musicians to feature the power of women in music. Join us for an evening of original music from the following acts:

Out Late with Diana Di Gioia:
Diana Di Gioia describes her music as combining word nerd lyrical skills with rock ‘n’ roll energy. An award winning singer songwriter, she moves joyfully from acoustic rock to blues to folk-pop, with lyrics that are funny, sexy and smart. She'll be joined by Out Late band mate Melody Masi on harmonies and percussion.

Kathleen Healy:
Kathleen is a hard-working musician & songwriter living on Cape Cod. She draws from her experience of living and raising a family near the beach for many of her songs. Some say salt water runs through her veins. She writes from the heart and her honest lyrics and often poignant subject matter lend themselves to the unique quality of her voice.

Kim Moberg/Heather Swanson:
Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Alaskan Native Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music was the constant in Kim's childhood, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family. Kim's passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize listeners while her compositions and story telling tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak, healing and social consciousness.

Heather Swanson's undergraduate studies were at Boston University and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from UMass, Lowell. She has recieved Suzuki teacher training in Books 1 – 6 with Stevi Sandven, Michele George, Alan Lieb, Joanne Melvin and Nancy Jackson. She has worked as a public school General Music and Strings teacher on Cape Cod for 15 years. Her performances in chamber and orchestral settings including the Cape Cod Symphony and the Bridgeport Symphony in CT. Member of the Suzuki Association of America and ASTA. She is a member of the Cape Violin Cello Duo with her daughter, Krista.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Seducer of Souls, with Greg Williams
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Seducer of Souls, with Greg Williams

Greg Williams joins us at the Library again this year for another real-life story of terror and murder, this year talking about Sandwich’s Bathsheba Spooner and the first U.S. death-penalty case. During the American Revolution, Bathsheba joined up with soldiers of the Continental and British armies...to murder her husband. Come hear this gruesome tale with us as we get ever closer to Halloween night.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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The Haunted History of New England
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Haunted History of New England

  This is a one hour slide presentation that also incorporates video footage. The presentation melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them.

  The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown "The Vampire" of Exeter Rhode Island, the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts, The horrors of  the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River Massachusetts, Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland Rhode Island, a haunted forest in the wilds of Connecticut, the ghostly happenings at Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, and evidence of ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury Massachusetts.

 The Lecturer:

 Christopher Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest; at libraries, historical societies, schools and all sorts of clubs and organizations!

   Mr. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts.  He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.

 

This Event is Free- Light Refreshments will be served

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LEGO Club at Sturgis Library
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

LEGO Club at Sturgis Library

The Sturgis Library LEGO Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Come enjoy our MASSIVE collection of LEGOs and create a masterpiece or just play with new friends.
Kids may choose to exhibit what they have created for the remainder of the month so Library visitors can oooooh and ahhhhhh at their engineering brilliance!

The first Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm

Free. Drop-in. Ages 5+

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/lego-club/2019-10-02/

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Historic Sturgis Library
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Behind the Scenes Tour of Historic Sturgis Library

See the “hidden” parts of the Library and learn about it’s history and collections

Adults, young adults and children ages 10 and up are welcome.

All participants will receive a Sturgis Library historical goodie bag.

Space is limited to 15 people.

Purchase tickets at the Library or call us at 508-362-6636

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An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni

Join Sturgis Library for a poetry reading and Q and A with award winnings writers Chen Chen and John Bonanni. A book sale and signing will accompany the event.
Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-of-poetry-with-chen-chen-and-john-bonanni/.

Author Bios:Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The collection was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and named one of the best of 2017 by The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy, Library Journal, and others. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen earned his MFA from Syracuse University and is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing as an off-site Texas Tech University student. He lives in frequently snowy Rochester, NY with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.John Bonanni serves as founding editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in CutBank, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, Seattle Review, Washington Square Review,Verse Daily, and Prairie Schooner and his book reviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Tupelo Quarterly, and Kenyon Review.

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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LEGO Club at Sturgis Library
Dec
4
4:00 PM16:00

LEGO Club at Sturgis Library

The Sturgis Library LEGO Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Come enjoy our MASSIVE collection of LEGOs and create a masterpiece or just play with new friends.
Kids may choose to exhibit what they have created for the remainder of the month so Library visitors can oooooh and ahhhhhh at their engineering brilliance!

The first Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm

Free. Drop-in. Ages 5+

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/lego-club/2019-10-02/

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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HOLIDAY COOKIE STROLL IN HISTORIC BASS RIVER
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

HOLIDAY COOKIE STROLL IN HISTORIC BASS RIVER

The 14th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll will take place this year on Saturday, December 14, from 10:00-3:00, rain or shine, in historic Bass River, South Yarmouth. The Stroll offers a unique chance to visit homes in the heart of the Old Quaker Village of South Yarmouth, designated as a National Register Historic District.  Strollers enjoy seeing the holiday decorations in the lovely homes and receive a delicious, homemade cookie at each of the primary stops.

This year’s stroll features seven private homes, the Bass River Yacht Club, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and an Open House at the South Yarmouth Library, where cider and cranberry bread will be served. Additional places of interest will be open and offering different refreshments, including Bass River Shoe Repair, the Capt. Farris House, St. David’s Episcopal Church who will be serving lunch as well (for a nominal cost), and the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church.  Free mini-bus transport will be available between the stops.

All proceeds benefit the South Yarmouth Library.  Funds have provided such programs and materials as the Whoville Express, summer reading events, the Sunday author series, computers, (and loanable hotspots this year), as well as new print and eBooks.

Each year the Cookie Stroll honors someone who has been an active member of the South Yarmouth Library community. This year’s honorees will be Robert & Carol Ann Morris.  Both have been long-time committee members for the Stroll, generous supporters to all the South Yarmouth Library programs and “Bookstore Bob” is the Treasurer for the South Yarmouth Library Association

Tickets are $20.00. Children under 12 are free, but only ticket holders receive cookies. Tickets are limited and may be purchased starting on Monday, November 25th. Tickets are available at the South Yarmouth Library, both in person and by calling with a credit card at 760-4820, ext. 1318, 10:00-4:00 Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:00 on Sunday. Cash/check ticket purchases are also available at Bass River Shoe Repair, Adrene Jewelers, Bass River Mercantile and Platinum Auto Service.


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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Seed Saving with Cape Cod Edible Landscapes
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Seed Saving with Cape Cod Edible Landscapes

Join Dave Scandurra (Owner/Founder of Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod) for a workshop about seed saving. Learn about basic terminology, considerations, types of pollination, seed harvesting, cleaning, drying, storage and more. Come learn how easy it is to save seeds. You don’t need a fancy lab or equipment, seed saving can be done anywhere. There will also be a hands-on opportunity to process some seeds for you to take home!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/seed-saving-with-cape-cod-edible-landscapes/

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 World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan

Atmosphere & Suspense: Creating Tension in Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan

Join us for an evening of horror and crime fiction with Bram Stoker/Shirley Jackson Award winning authors, Laird Barron and John Langan. The authors will discuss the craft of writing tense, atmospheric, character driven prose and will answer all of your writing/publishing related questions. A reading and book signing will follow.

This program is free to the public.

Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/horror-and-crime-fiction-with-laird-barron-and-john-langan/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/horror-and-crime-fiction-with-laird-barron-and-john-langan/

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Haunted Objects
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Haunted Objects

Haunted Objects: A Presentation with Tim Weisberg at Centerville Library

From a butter dish on a kitchen counter to the car that killed James Dean, a discussion about some of the most famous and infamous cases of inanimate objects being possessed by a spirit. In addition to hearing spooky stories, attendees are invited to bring in items they believe are haunted or cursed and share their own experiences. Mr. Weisberg will have investigative equipment on hand to see if there are any anomalous readings in relation to the object. Tim Weisberg is host and executive producer of "Spooky Southcoast" one of the world's most popular paranormal talk radio shows.

Contact the organizer

Centerville Public Library

rmaddalena@clamsnet.org

508-790-6220

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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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LEGO Club at Sturgis Library
Oct
2
4:00 PM16:00

LEGO Club at Sturgis Library

The Sturgis Library LEGO Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Come enjoy our MASSIVE collection of LEGOs and create a masterpiece or just play with new friends.
Kids may choose to exhibit what they have created for the remainder of the month so Library visitors can oooooh and ahhhhhh at their engineering brilliance!

The first Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm

Free. Drop-in. Ages 5+

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/lego-club/2019-10-02/

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Online Auction of Original Liz Mumford Illustrations of Barnstable Village Scenes for Sturgis Library
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Online Auction of Original Liz Mumford Illustrations of Barnstable Village Scenes for Sturgis Library

Liz's original drawings for the Barnstable Village Coloring Book, developed in conjunction with Sturgis Library in 2018, will go up for auction online starting on October 1, and will be available to bid on through October 26th, 2019 at 5 PM.   This is a great opportunity to have a bit of Barnstable Village art and history on your wall!  Each of the 27 original illustrations is professionally matted, and winning bidders will receive a signed copy of the coloring book.

Images include scenes around Barnstable Village (both present day and historic) including: Barnstable Harbor, Main Street, the Unitarian Church and Cobb’s Hill, Lothrop Cemetery, the Old Jail the Coast Guard Heritage Museum (originally the Custom’s House), Barnstable Academy, the Courthouse, Sandy Neck beach and Lighthouse, Tales of Cape Cod (the Olde Colonial Courthouse), Barnstable County Fairgrounds, the children’s room at Barnstable Historical Society, Barnstable Yacht Club, Mill Way Beach, Barnstable Fire Department, oystering on Scudder’s Lane, Smitty’s Ice Cream, Art in the Village, St. Mary’s Church garden, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable Comedy Club, the 4th of July parade, activities in the Hollow, Cummaquid Post Office, and more. 

To bid, go to www.sturgislibrary.org starting October 1st and click on the online auction link.

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/liz-mumford-artist-reception-and-talk/

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	Village Crafters of Cape Cod Craft Fair
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Village Crafters of Cape Cod Craft Fair

On the Library Green, The Village Crafters' booths will again this year feature local artists and craftspeople exhibiting work of fine quality. Be sure to stop by to see their beautiful work!

Our objective is to offer to the public high quality arts and craft items made by juried craftspeople, using the profits from the shows to help support local libraries and other organizations. Admission to all shows is free to the general public.

 It is our policy to donate approximately 95% of booth fees collected from our exhibitors to local libraries and other sponsored organizations.

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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod

Join local environmental non-profit, 350 Cape Cod, to learn simple ways you can prepare for climate change and the extreme weather predicted to come with it. They will present some ideas about how to lower our climate footprint, as individuals and as a society. Gordon Starr, a founding member of 350 Cape Cod, will lead a community discussion addressing local concerns regarding these issues. Come with questions! 

This program is part of Climate Prep Week as organized by CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather) 

Free to the Public. Registration is appreciated! To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.netor online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

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Democracy:  From Beginning to End
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy: From Beginning to End

Three Mondays: September 23rd & 30th, & October 7

Democracy: From Beginning to End is a three-part presentation that examines the theoretical and practical foundations of Democracy in history. The discussion addresses the elements of Democracy and compares it as a political system to other options. Three 90-minute lectures, given by Michael Darring, provide an overview of Democracy’s emergence and foundations; of the era of the founding of American democracy; and of Democracy’s status in the modern world and beyond. 

Michael Darring resides in Cotuit with his wife, Kate, and their two hounds, Winston and White Cloud. Michael earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee and recently retired from an arduous career in the oilfields of the Gulf of Mexico; in between, he travelled and read widely and frequently. In the middle of 2018, after reading a book on the founding of the New England colonies, he became interested in the subject of democracy. These lectures are the result of his research since that time.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Book Talk with Terri Arthur
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Book Talk with Terri Arthur

Friends of the Mashpee Library 
invites you to a book talk by
Terri Arthur

author of
Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse

Based on the true story of Edith Cavell, the nurse
shot by the Germans for aiding British soldiers

This event in the gallery is a fund raiser for the Mashpee Public Library.

The author, Terri Arthur, is a Cape resident and a nurse. Ms. Arthur was captivated by the story of Edith Cavell, who gave her life for saving British soldiers from the Germans. Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse is optioned for a movie.

Thursday, September 19, 3:00PM-5:00PM in the Gallery
Admission is $25 to the library. 
Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Tickets available at the door.

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Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour

Grain bowls are all the rage and for good reason! Fast, versatile and packed with nutrients, these one-bowl meals combine fresh veggies, healthy grains, protein, and delicious sauces.

Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate how to combine and prepare ingredients to create super healthy recipes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 delicious recipes with samples for everyone!

Registration Required. Tickets are 15 Dollars. Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or stop by the front desk to purchase tickets.

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/creative-feasts-grain-bowls-with-liz-barbour/

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How to Have a Successful Career as a Writer
Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

How to Have a Successful Career as a Writer

Writing is both a profession and a career choice. The key is flexibility.

Learn about the world of writing beyond the novel and memoir. Explore media formats and options available and how to adapt writing styles to varied formats: radio, news, internet, tv and everything in between.

Barbara Sillery is an award winning author and tv producer and has a passion for storytelling. She is currently working on two mystery novels.

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Board Games at the Cotuit Library
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Board Games at the Cotuit Library

Table Tops are taking over the Library for an evening of gaming fun! We’ll have a variety of board games for any and all to play with, ranging from classics like chess, mancala, and Yahtzee, to more in depth games like Dominion, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan and more. 

We’ll also have some refreshments to enjoy while we game away, so don’t miss out on this fun, free event!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Sci-Fi Book Club
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sci-Fi Book Club

The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is meeting once again for some stellar book discussing. This month we will be reading a true delight from the late Sir Terry Pratchett: The Wee Free Men. Copies will be available for checkout at the Library and in ebook form on the Libby app leading up to the event.

“Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds - black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors - before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone...

“In a riveting narrative that is equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breathtaking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled.”

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Magic-The Gathering Night
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Magic-The Gathering Night

It’s an evening for geeks and goblins at Cotuit Library, because we will be playing Magic: the Gathering, the popular trading card game by Wizards of the Coast. Never played before, or are a little rusty? No worries! We’ll have a little introductory crash-course, and also provide pre-made decks for you to practice with. Cards are also available for players to come and make a deck for themselves in they need one. If you’re a seasoned player, bring your cards and join in the fun! All are welcome.

Pizza and drinks will also be provided to participants.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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The Mooncusser’s Tale:a History of Piracy and Family on Cape Cod
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Mooncusser’s Tale:a History of Piracy and Family on Cape Cod

What were mooncussers? How did they effect the maritime history of Cape Cod? In this pot-pourri talk, uncover a little of our local history and how a legend  became an award-winning radio play.  The Mooncusser’s Tale, a haunting story of piracy and family conflict in 19th century Wellfleet, was a originally broadcast on WOMR-FM. Selections from the radioplay will be read during the program. This talk will also be accompanied by slides of places which inspired the The Mooncusser’s Tale. The author, Lee Roscoe, will be available for a Q&A after the event.

This program is free to the public.Registration is appreciated.To register call  508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-history-of-mooncussers-with-lee-roscoe/

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Board Game Night at the Cotuit Library
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Board Game Night at the Cotuit Library

Table Tops are taking over the Library for an evening of gaming fun! We’ll have a variety of board games for any and all to play with, ranging from classics like chess, mancala, and Yahtzee, to more in depth games like Dominion, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan and more. We’ll also have some refreshments to enjoy while we game away, so don’t miss out on this fun, free event!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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Sci-Fi Book Club
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Sci-Fi Book Club

The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is meeting once again for some stellar book discussing. This month we will be reading a modern classic from writing master Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Copies will be available for checkout at the Library and in ebook form on the Libby app leading up to the event.

“Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

“Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.”

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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Family Movie: Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Family Movie: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Cotuit Library is having another Family Movie Night, so come on down, grab some popcorn, and sit down to watch Mary and the Witch’s Flower with us. This film is rated PG.

“Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.”

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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Bronx Jazz: Oral Traditions, Transformations, and Hip Hop
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bronx Jazz: Oral Traditions, Transformations, and Hip Hop

Whether it’s storytelling, poetry, rap, scatting or singing, it’s of the oral tradition. Stemming from a long line of Mashpee Wampanoag and Caribbean storytellers and oral historians, ZYG 808 and his father, Mwalim bring that tradition into their artistic work as songwriters, playwrights, authors, and poets. Join us for an evening of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Folklore with “Bronx Jazz”.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/words-between-father-and-son-a-celebration-of-poetry-storytelling-jazz-and-hip-hop/

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Olfaction : The Role of Smell in Medical Therapy
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Olfaction : The Role of Smell in Medical Therapy

Dr. Dennis Ausiello, Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be giving a talk about the cutting edge research CATCH is doing in developing new approaches to measuring and defining wellness and disease.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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The Accidental Memoirist; Why I went to Hungary to Research a Relative I Never Knew
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Accidental Memoirist; Why I went to Hungary to Research a Relative I Never Knew

Acclaimed memoirist Margaret McMullen will be speaking on the process of writing her  recent book “Where the Angels Lived,” discussing the art of nonfiction, how she researched her subject, and other general writing tips. She will also read from her latest work. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-accidental-memoirist-why-i-went-to-hungary-to-research-a-relative-i-never-knew/

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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream-Movie Night
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Goes Mainstream-Movie Night

7:00 PM- MOVIE NIGHT at Centerville Public Library. HOW, a local non-profit and community partner with the library, will present the documentary "Mindfulness Goes Mainstream." Research shows the benefits of mindfulness improves one's overall health and well-being. In this film experts share their insight as to why "Mindful Wellness" is exploding across the country. Free admission.  

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