- April Newsletter - 

Stay up-to-date with all of the exciting happenings going on at Whelden this month.
We look forward to seeing you!

Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month through November
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Whelden Memorial Library will be participating in this year's Hydrangea Festival! Our gardens will be open on July 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stay tuned for more details and how to get your tickets!

Hyannis Golf Club
Thursday, 10/18/18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events  


Monday, April 9th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Limited Space -- Call to Register! 508-362-2262


Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Limited Space -- Call to Register! 508-362-2262


Call to sign up for 30-minute or 60-minute blocks
Stitching at Whelden

Stop by during the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00-4:00 pm for an informal get-together. Come to knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in the company of our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Want to join Whelden Library's new Youth Advisory Board?
Do you want to add to your experience and resume? All you need to do is volunteer at the library when you have spare time! Help with your own event ideas and planning! Take part in your community by spreading the word about the library's great programs and resources via social media and word of mouth! Use your own favorite things to create a buzz in our
Youth Programs, whether it's a book, film, TV series, music, art, games, etc.! It's up to you!
Become a leader when you team up with Whelden!

- Check in with our front desk, or email Liz at emerna@clamsnet.org -

We were very pleased with the participation and community support for the Massachusetts-wide Bruins' PJ Drive. The wrap-up date was March 15th, and we had a total of sixty pairs of jammies, not including slippers! As stated before, these donations stay in the county of Barnstable for our local children helped by the Department of Family and Children Services. 
Thank you to all of our wonderful patrons who helped!

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...
Highly Recommended: Mystery Scene Magazine 

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}

Award-winning Mystery Scene magazine is a great publication to check out at Whelden Memorial Library for lots of reading suggestions and in-depth reports on your favorite authors and authors to discover. In publication since 1985, Mystery Scene is the largest guide to the crime fiction genre, covering thrillers, romantic suspense, noir, espionage, and cozy. As the publishers of the magazine describe, "Our lively, expert coverage ranges from past mystery masters to today's top talents and tomorrow's bright new stars. We report on novels, of course, but also films, TV shows, audio-books, kid's mysteries, short stories, reference works, and much more." The magazine is published five times a year.
The current issue of the magazine features Australian author Jane Harper, author and critic
Anthony Boucher, tough-guy author Mickey Spillane on the centenary of his birth, and Sue Grafton, who died in 2017. The issue's articles include wife and husband Marcia Muller and
Bill Pronzini on team-writing mysteries; Karen E. Olson on strong, resilient women characters who took charge of their own lives and definitely were not victims (in the works of Marcia Muller,
Sue Grafton, Linda Barnes, and Lillian O'Donnellon); an article on "Writers Turned Sleuths" like Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason, who became real-life crime solvers; and a report on great first lines ("The Hook"). You also find critics' favorite crime and mystery works of 2017, tons of reviews, a crossword puzzle, letters, and essays.
In addition, https://mysteryscenemag.com/ is a great website with tons of content, including 3,500 book reviews (searchable), readers' recommendations, daily miscellany, blog, crosswords and hangman games, lists of the mystery awards' nominees, and online exclusive articles and features. 

- April Display -
April is a wonderful time of year to either begin or perfect your bird watching adventures. It certainly is a great time to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature more. We have a pretty extensive selection on birding (local to Cape Cod and New England)
with a few fabulous guide books and trails worth taking.

- For Kids  -
For kiddos, Paw Patrol takes the cake! We have a whole slew of new titles that celebrate these fun-loving pups. And a few farm favorites, too. Come take a look!

- New: Monthly Movie Nights  -
By popular demand! Watch out for our list of monthly movie nights,
featuring new releases and family favorites!

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for two beautiful floral arrangements for our mantel this month.
Thank you, Barbara Marsala and Bonnie Lombard for your thoughtful creations!

We've been amping up our media presence and would love for you to join the conversation.
Be sure to 'LIKE' us on Facebook to follow along with our library journey.
Feedback and questions are always welcome!