- August Newsletter - 

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

Open Three Saturday's in August, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
{ August 12th, August 19th and August 26th }
- Call for Donations -

The Friends are still accepting gift-quality donations for this year's annual Holiday Boutique.
Bring your fall and winter favorites -- anything you would consider a gift yourself!
Items should pertain to Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, and can include everything from lightly used/homemade costumes, decorations, jewelry, arts and crafts, etc.

Thank you!

Friday, August 11th, 10:00 am
at the library

Whelden is excited to participate in the 2017 West Barnstable Village Festival! Come join us for concessions -- there will be a "Donut Diner" set up on the front lawn by 9:00 am, and lunchtime fare throughout the afternoon, including burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. For those of you with a sweet tooth, be sure to come inside the library
to check out our bake sale!

Whelden will also be hosting plenty of fun activities for kids, including a coloring table, hula hoops and fun craft time between 12:00-2:00 pm.

For more information on the Village Festival, visit www.westbarnstable.org
The Trustees of Whelden Memorial Library will announce and honor a Citizen of the Year at the Village Festival on Saturday, August 19th!
This award is made to:
...a person of any age, who has made West Barnstable a better place through inspiration, dedication and community spirit.

Ballots are available at Whelden Library, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod 
(West Barnstable) and the Post Office. 
Please submit your nominations before  Monday, August 7th.

Upcoming Events  

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!

- Author Recap -
This past June and July, Whelden was fortunate to welcome two great authors, Martin Sandler and James Coogan. Sandler (left), author of The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found, had everyone on bated breath as he recounted tales and follies of piracy. Coogan (right), author of Sears Point: A Novel of Cape Cod, discussed another Cape classic highlighting the life and changes of a local resident.

Many thanks to both authors, and please stay tuned for more upcoming author talks. As always, author recommendations are always accepted!


We're working on rebuilding the Whelden website!
~ Stay tuned for exciting updates and changes ~

The Children's Room 

Many thanks to Judy Desrochers and Meetinghouse Farm for a fun and educational July storytime event. The kids had a chance to learn all about planting seeds, and were able to take home their very own green bean plant!
- Summer Reading Program 2017 -

"Build a Better World" 
June 30th - August 11th
Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing, and the reading logs and prizes are stacking up! It's not too late to participate -- just come in and register during open hours. Reading incentives include ice cream coupons, books, toys, trinkets and back-to-school folders. 

Summertime can cause a loss of learning unless counteracted with reading. Stay sharp and ready to return to school in the next few weeks by visiting your local library!
The Summer Reading Program ends with a Wrap Party on
Friday, August 11th at 5:00 pm in Barnstable Village. 
We will be on the Jailhouse Jam Stage with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Come in any time before that to get your reading certificate and collect all the prizes you have earned with your reading logs. See you soon!


On Wednesday, August 9th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Whelden will be hosting a "Nerdy Girls" empowerment event. Suitable for girls ages 8+, this event will celebrate the fun and uniqueness of adolescence! Come and join us for team trivia, videos, bead crafts and lots of giggles as we discuss our individual tastes! Pizza and candy "sushi" will be devoured! Please pre-register by calling 508-362-2262.

Our definition of nerd·y
'nərdē/: adjective informal

willingness to be exceptional, studious, obsessively interested in
literature, film, and comic fandom

Join us in the Children's Room every Tuesday at 11:00 am 
for storytime with Miss Lizzy.

Storytime is geared towards toddlers, but siblings are
welcome too! No registration is required.

Be sure to 'LIKE' Whelden Memorial Library 
on Facebook for information regarding upcoming crafts and themes!

Storybook Yoga with
Miss Anina

Every Saturday at 11:00 am

Stop by for a FUN and SILLY combination of yoga, literature, music and movement, along with relaxation and breathing techniques. Ages range from 2-12.

* Registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult *


Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...
Highly Recommended:
Carolyn G. Hart's Death on Demand Mystery Series 

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}

If you like mystery series with many volumes: Carolyn G. Hart recently published #26 of these entertaining cozy mysteries set on an island off the coast of South Carolina. It features Annie Darling, who owns a small-town mystery bookstore and solves murders, often with the help of her husband, Max, who runs a problem-solving agency. You also get to browse the mystery bookstore along with Annie, and her recommendations will give you lots of authors and mysteries to try, both classic and new. The Death on Demand books are well-written and fun, funny and clever, and they only get better as the series goes along.

The books are best read in order, so that you can follow the developments in the lives of Annie and Max and many other interesting, well-developed characters. For a full list of the books in this series in order, go to the KDL What's Next® Books in Series database at: http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp

"Carolyn Hart's work is both utterly reliable and utterly unpredictable."
-Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author
"If I were teaching a course on how to write a mystery, I would make Carolyn Hart required reading."- Los Angeles Times
"Any book by Hart is guaranteed to include a top-notch mystery delivering an enjoyable reading experience."- RT Book Reviews
CAROLYN G. HART is winner of three Agatha Awards for Best Novel, two Anthonys and two Macavitys. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Amelia Award from Malice Domestic. In 2014, she was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. 
- New Additions to Our Collection -
Some of our latest and greatest...

She Sheds:
A Room of Your Own

By Erika Kotite

They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own.  She Sheds 
shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining, crafting, or alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. You'll even find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!
"Guilty Minds" by Joseph Finder
"A Game of Ghosts" by John Connolly
"Kill Devil Falls" by Brian Klingborg
...and for the kids...

Dogosaurus Rex

By Anna Staniszewski

Ben can't wait to adopt the best dog in the world. On a trip to the shelter, he sees dogs of all kinds, but none of them are quite right.

Then he finds Sadie. Sadie is big--really big. She says "roar" instead of "woof" and she doesn't fit inside the house, but Ben knows she's the best dog in the world. Now if only she could stop causing so much trouble!

This hilarious tale of a very special dog (with a prehistoric twist) will have you roaring--just like Sadie.  -Goodreads

- WML Monthly Display -
The warm weather isn't quite over just yet. There's still plenty of time to pack up a few beach reads for those hot days by the ocean, a weekend away, or cooler evenings at home. 
Either way, this month's picks are light and airy with various themes. 
Come scoop one up next time you're in!

American Library Association
{Book Club Central}

This summer, the ALA launched a brand-new initiative to provide the public with the very best in reading. 
Book Club Central is a modern, digital book club that encourages the joy and discussion of good books. The website also offers great tips on how to start a book club, join a book club or just follow along with recent author interviews.

Sarah Jessica Parker, well-known actress and book lover, is the honorary chair and will be weighing in on her top picks throughout the year. 

First up: "No One Is Coming to Save Us," 
by Stephanie Powell Watts. We hope you enjoy!
Silent Auction!

Our lovely Mary has made this beautiful (and versatile!) seashell bag for auction. Bag includes magnetic closure.

Minimum bid is $20 with $5 raises. Stop by the main room to fill out your bid. We are accepting bids through August 19th, the day of the Village Festival.

All proceeds to benefit Whelden Memorial Library.

~ Whelden will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4th in observance of Labor Day ~

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!