What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
Tomorrow! Art Cornell Loves the Library So Much He's Selling His Pups...
Cactus pups, that is! Art's cactus pups will be for sale in front of the library this Sunday from 1-3. All proceeds will benefit the library. Suggested donation is $5 per pup. These pups were grown and donated by Art Cornell--thank you, Art!
2021 Experience Osterville Guide, Online Magazine, and Interactive Web App Out Now!
This year's Experience Osterville Guide is our way of supporting the businesses in our community while simultaneously creating the ultimate 21st-century Osterville resource.

The 2021 guide is available in 3 formats:

As you can see in the video above, the app is a robust collection of resources and information, with live links directly to advertisers' websites and contact information to get customers where they want to be as efficiently as possible.
Savvy Caregiver Training
*Registration required*

In-person OR online | Wednesdays from June 2-July 14 | 10 AM-12 PM
This program is for family members or families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Join us in person or online via Zoom for this free training to help you:
  • navigate the stages of dementia
  • develop contented involvement for someone with dementia
  • learn strategies for caregiver self-care
  • learn how to recognize options to optimize decision making
  • make the most of family resources.

Presented by Elder Services of Cape Cod & Islands, this is a six-week program with weekly two-hour sessions. If you're interested in registering, call Sarah Franey at 508-394-4630 extension 227.
Family Caregiver Conversations
*Registration required*

In person | Saturday, June 5 | 10-11:30 AM | Library Gazebo
Are you experiencing or coming out of caregiving? Join us for an interactive, hands-on experience for those caring for their loved ones. Together we will explore who you are in your caregiving role as well as who you are as an individual. This event is free, but registration is required.

This event will be hosted by Louisa Wiebe Stringer, family caregiver accountability mentor. Visit her website below to learn more or register.
We're Pleased to Have Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care as a Sponsor of Our Road Race

Take a Tour of Their New Osterville Facility!
Take a walk through the new Urgent Care Center at the John and Marjorie McGraw Medical Complex in Osterville. Open seasonally May through September.

Thank you to Cape Cod Healthcare for sponsoring our road race this year!
42nd Annual Cape Cod 5K Run for the Library Will Have Virtual AND In-Person Options
This 42nd year of our 5k road race brings a hybrid event! The in-person event will be limited to 200 runners, so be sure to register early to get a spot.

Thank you to our sponsor, Cape Cod Healthcare!
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
Stop by the library and get some information to help yourself or someone you care about. We have helpful resources from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and a display of books by and about people with mental illness.
In-Person Yoga with Elin

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting June 1 | Tues. and Thurs. 9 AM, Sun. 6 PM | Calvin C. Gould Library Green
No experience or pre-registration required!

$15 Drop In
$100 Monthly Unlimited (includes all virtual and in-person classes)
Cash or check preferred
Venmo @ethersch
Patreon options coming soon
Zoom Meeting ID: 354 550 6863
Passcode: 4santosha
In-Person Yoga with Pernille

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 16-August 20 | 8-9 AM | Calvin C. Gould Library Green
3rd Annual Plein Air & Le Jardin
This year's 3rd Annual Plein Air & Le Jardin event is already underway with an exciting lineup of artists. Get to know the style of the many talented artists participating in this year's event by checking out their work below, where it's also available for purchase! There will be new pieces added weekly through July, so be sure to check back in regularly.
The Explorer in All of Us with Captain Sean P. Meagher

In Person | Thursday, July 22 | 2 PM
Join Captain Sean P. Meagher at the OVL for a journey through the Northwest Passage, the North Pole, and the South Pacific that all started here in Nantucket Sound.

He reminds us that there is an explorer in all of us, and that the adventure starts in your imagination--where all dreams are possible.

Captain Sean P. Meagher captained one of only nine yachts to successfully complete the journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the Northwest Passage. On the yacht MY Latitude, Captain Meagher achieved the passage not one, but twice, traversing the frozen wastelands between North American and the pole in both westbound and eastward directions. (Link to article this passage was taken from.)
Win a New 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The 29th annual car raffle is on! Tickets are available online or in person at the library. Only 1,199 tickets will be sold, and last year sold out! Get your tickets before the drawing on August 28. Tickets make great gifts!
New Database: Mometrix Test Prep
Mometrix Test Prep is the world’s largest curated collection of educational materials for helping individuals pass high-stakes standardized tests. They offer more than 3,500 products covering over 1,500 different standardized exams, and frequently update and curate their collection to ensure it contains the latest test prep information.
New! iVOX: Books that Move
iVOX is a children's book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology.

Part eBook, part audiobook, and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes--immersed in the narrative like never before (no 3D glasses needed!). Best of all, all you need is the internet, a smartphone, and a library card!
Big Library Read Global eBook Club: The Quiet Girl
Big Library Read is an opportunity for any and all CLAMS members to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds! And if you use #biglibraryread on social media, you'll have a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and signed book by the author.

This upcoming read is The Quiet Girl by S. F. Kosa--a tightly woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love.

The Quiet Girl will be available for unlimited access on OverDrive and Libby between June 28-July 12.
One Month Left in Our Spring Into Reading Challenge!
Register at ostervillevillagelibrary.beanstack.org or download the beanstack app to track your reading.

Some lucky readers in our Spring Into Reading challenge will be eligible to win prizes!

You can join more than one challenge, and your reading can count for all your challenges!
The Art and Science of Drawing for Beginners
Take at your convenience through Udemy

Drawing isn't a talent, it's a skill. And that skill can be learned by anyone! Take this course for beginners to learn:
  • how to draw any shape
  • how to observe and analyze any subject and draw any form by breaking it down into basic shapes before adding dark lines
  • how to use light lines and basic shapes to lay an accurate foundation for finished drawings
  • how to bring your drawings to life with detail and texture.
First Chapter Fridays
Do you ever feel like you're reading the same book over and over? Or are you looking for something new and exciting but not sure where to start?

Well, look no further! Every Friday, we'll be recording a virtual reading of the first chapter of a different book (one children's book and one adult book) to give you a taste of some hits and recommendations.

Catch our most recent chapters below, and tune in to our website or social media weekly and see what grabs your attention!
For adults: Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy by Skip Finley, narrated by Gregg
For Kids: Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZott, narrated by Wendy
Talk with Kip Diggs, State Representative for 2nd Barnstable District
Kip Diggs, State Representative for 2nd Barnstable District, is at the OVL for open office hours every Tuesday from 10 AM-12 PM.
Volunteers Needed
Would you like to help with our summer fundraising events?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer fundraising events, from Plein Air to Mutts & Martinis! Email cyndycotton@clamsnet.org if interested.
Attention Collectors of Rare, Old Books:
This One's For You!
The OVL will be providing a list of NEW donations available for purchase, to be updated regularly. Books will be researched for current selling prices, however, OVL will entertain any reasonable offer for the books.  


A Closer Look At Ariel: A Memory of Sylvia Plath by Nancy Hunter Steiner              
Introduction by George Stade; Harper’s Magazine Press published in association with 
Harper & Row, New York: First Edition. Prices $35, $68.75; $98.96
Metropolitan Museum of Art Album of Miniatures - 4 cases
Case 1: French Impressionists: Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir & Boudin. 1951
Case 2:The Eight: Persian Painting, Children in Art, Giotto, Early Flemish Painting, Vermeer, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca. 1954
Case 3: Raphael, Goya, Japanese Prints in the Metropolitan, American Folk Art, 
Velazquez, Six Centuries of Flower Painting, The French Tradition, Titian,
Great European Portraits, Medieval Vista; 1953
Case 4: The Story of Christ, Paintings from the Hapsburg Collection, Michelangelo, 
Great Landscapes, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, The Royal Picture Gallery at the Hague
All are in good condition. 5 cases online for $199; 3 cases only for $39.99
As always the condition contributes to pricing 
La France En Direct 1 by Janine Cappelle and Guy Cappelle
Imprime en France par Brocard at Taupin La Fieche 15/3198/7
Only 1 volume available online: $88.75 

Fun and Learning for the Family
Links of Interest, Updated Bi-Monthly

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Please Support Our Osterville Businesses
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*

Thursday, July 8
Friday, July 9 
Thursday, July 22
Friday, July 23

Check the Red Cross website for times and appointments.
The OVL Chronicles Our Commitment to the Community During the Pandemic
Follow the OVL as we chronicle our response to the pandemic in support of our community. This video covers our work from the day we were mandated to close to the day we could reopen and remain open in service to our community and to enhance the lives of our residents.
More Information
We have new hours

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 12-4

Subject to change as we work through opening guidelines and new procedures.
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655