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

A big shout out to Mary and Arne Howe for their amazing contribution to this year's Garden Tour, which was a big success! In case you missed it, check out this detailed write-up in The Barnstable Patriot!

Many thanks for sharing your amazing lilies!

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

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!

The Children's Room 

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...

Highly Recommended: 
Amy Stewart's Kopp Sister Novels

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}
Amy Stewart has written a series of enthralling historical novels set against the backdrop of World War I and based on the forgotten true story of the extraordinary Constance Kopp and her intrepid sisters, Norma and Fleurette. Constance, who never did what anyone expected, was one of the first female deputy sheriffs in the United States. She was a 6-foot-tall, brave woman, the daughter of Austrian and Czech immigrants, who had no interest in marriage or domestic duties, which made her entirely unusual in 1914. When the story opens in the first novel, Girl Waits with Gun, she has been in hiding with her sisters for 15 years due to a family secret. When their farm and their lives are threatened by an unscrupulous factory owner, the local sheriff enlists her help. Constance steps up, defends her family courageously, and demonstrates her sterling qualities for police work. She then becomes an Under Sheriff. The books are thoroughly researched and filled with fascinating historical detail. They paint a detailed portrait of the fates and expectations of women in all walks of life just after the turn of the twentieth century, including factory workers, orphans, and girls sent to reformatories. You read about inequality, labor strife, immigration issues, women's rights. This was a time when women did not have the vote and were excluded from most professions. The next three novels in the series are: Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Book 2), Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Book 3), and Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Book 4). The events in the books are as based as closely as possible on real events in the lives of Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp. At the back of each book, Stewart provides interesting historical notes and sources.
"One of the best novels of the year: wonderful and very entertaining."
- New York Journal of Books
"At nearly 6 feet tall, Constance is a formidable character who can pack heat, deliver a zinger and catch a criminal without missing a beat. Based on the little-known story of the real Constance Kopp, one of America's first female deputy sheriffs, the novel is an entertaining and enlightening story of how far one woman will go to protect her family. A colorful and inventive adventure tale"- Washington Post
"Stewart deftly combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early twentieth-century New York City with the story of three women who want to live life on their own terms."- Library Journal, starred review

"It's True Grit, New York style."- New York Post

AMY STEWART is the award-winning author of the Kopp Sister novels and two non-fiction books, The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. Book 1 in the series, Girl Waits with Gun, was a National Bestseller, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a September 2015 Indie Next Pick, a Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, one of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy Books," and one of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall." Stewart and her husband own a bookstore in California called Eureka Books.
- This Month's Display -
If you're looking for a change of pace, be sure to pick up one of our newest audio books.
They're perfect for long car rides, morning commutes or your afternoon workout session or walk. Love what you hear? Why not follow along with the book, too?!

- For Kids and Youth -
Whelden now has book bundles perfect for any genre you crave...from basketball greats, to mystery stories and kid-friendly cooking collections, we have it all. Don't see a bundle you like? Request a particular topic and we'll make one up for you!

Be sure to also check out our newest picture books!

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for decorating our mantel this month. 
Thank you, Happy Childs  and MaryAnn Donovan, for  two great mid-summer arrangements!  

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