What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to do our best to serve you and provide you with a safe environment. As such, please plan your trip to the library in advance as visits are now limited to 30 minutes. Please wear a mask and social distance at all times in the library, and stay home if you aren't feeling well (we can always accommodate you through curbside pickup).
Exciting Announcement: Leadership Donation
It is with great pleasure and appreciation that the Osterville Village Library announces a leadership donation to our foundation in memory of Calvin C. Gould.

Mr. Gould was an executive, lawyer, and a longtime business, arts, and community leader. The donation of two million dollars over the next five years will begin to secure the future of the Osterville Village Library.
Interview with Chef Lu Matrascia
In this interview, accomplished local chef Lu Matrascia talks to us about her new cookbook, "There Are Rules: Notes from My Italian Kitchen." Check out the video to hear Lu talk about cooking rules and helpful cooking techniques.
Ways to Honor MLK, Jr. Day This Year
*Registration is required and space is limited*

All events take place on Monday, January 18

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, hosted by the Museum of the City of New York.

MLK Day Celebration, hosted by the California African American Museum.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, hosted by the Washington State Historical Society.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, hosted by the Museum of African Diaspora.

Love Letter Contest

Starting February 1; submissions ending February 10
We all like to read, but who among us can write? Try your hand at a love letter or a poem this Valentine's Day!

All entries must be 100 words or less. It can be a love letter to anyone or anything: your beloved, your dog or cat, a loving message for neighbors and friends, or whatever else you love.

To enter, email your letter or poem to gziino@clamsnet.org, or drop off a copy at the library with your name, email address, and phone number on it. Entries must be received by Wednesday, February 10, with the winner to be announced on Valentine's Day.
Dementia and Depression
*Registration required*

Thursday, January 21 | 11 AM-12 PM | Virtual
Depression can be a common issue among people with dementia, and it can be worse in the winter season when days are colder and darker. Join this virtual session to learn potential causes and ways to cope with your loved one’s depression.

Family caregivers can count on the host of this session, Bridges by EPOCH, for expert dementia education and insight based on years of experience and research. Their virtual education sessions make it easy to get the tips and strategies you need to care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss.
Valentine's Day Photo Contest

Starting February 1; submissions ending February 24
Starting February 1, the OVL challenges you to take a picture with something heart shaped in it. It can be a photo of your pets, kids, husband or wife...just about anything, as long as it has a heart in it! Get creative--the winner gets a prize!

Click the link below to learn more about entering the contest.
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space

Tuesday, January 19 | 2:30 PM | Virtual
Bring the universe into your own home! Join the Museum of Science’s Planetarium educators as they fly through space and explore some of the wonders of the cosmos!
Create a 2021 Vision Board
While we've made the most of this year, we're all hoping for a better 2021.

Do you have a vision for how you'd like the year to go or a set of goals you want to put down on paper? Stop by the library and take home the materials to create a vision board for the coming year, whether your goals are health, school, sports, travel, or something else!
Pâte à Choux (Cream Puffs) by Amie Bakery
Try something new! In this video, watch and learn how to make pâte à choux (cream puffs) with Amie Bakery.
Reading Challenge: Diversify Your Reading
Diverse non-Western folktales, cultures, and mythologies
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Diversity is reality. Each of the 7.6 million people on this planet have a story. Every story is different, and each story is just as important as the next. Join the Osterville Village Library as we celebrate, and make an effort to better understand the concept of diversity in the new year with our “Diversity is Reality” events.

Option 1:
Adults can take part in our year-long online Beanstack reading challenge: "Diversify Your Reading." Read stories from an array of diverse authors, cultures, and topics. Log your reading and complete activities to earn badges along the way. Sign up for Beanstack here.

For young minds eager to explore, we will also have a display up in the children's room all year: “Reading is a Window to Your World,” featuring multicultural books and materials for children age Pre-K–6th grade for patrons to explore with their kids.

Option 2:
Read a book, watch a film, or listen to an audiobook of a story that involves a person of another race, orientation, or opinion from yourself. Then, add your name and a comment about the book or movie to our Diversify Your Reading board in the library foyer so others can learn as well!
Freestyle Trash Pickup
Take advantage of one of these sunny days by borrowing a grabber from the library and picking up some trash around town. If you need paperwork signed for required community service, let us know ahead of time and we'll sign it for you!
Now Accepting Tech Donations
Did you get a new Kindle or iPad for Christmas to replace your old one? If so, we are now accepting donations of used tech items!

If you would like to donate an item, we request that you perform a full reset on the device so as to delete your personal information and reset the pin or password so we can access the device. If you have a charger for the device, please include that in your donation if possible.
DVD Binge Bundles
Check out our new display of Binge Bundles! Each bundle includes three movies of a certain theme (action, war, 80's, etc.)--including staff favorites! Bundles also come with a packet of microwave popcorn to get you all set for a movie night at home.
Fun and Learning for the Family
Links of Interest, Updated Bi-Monthly

Need to talk? Samaritans are available to listen. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Please know that we are here for you. Call or text our 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.

Osterville restaurants open for take-out: 

Please Support Our Osterville Businesses
Outside Storytime at OVL (BYOB*)
*bring your own blanket!

Wednesdays with Wendy

10 AM for kids under 5
2 PM for kids over 5

But all are welcome!
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*
Thursday, January 28
Friday, January 29
Wednesday, February 3
Thursday, February 4

Check the Red Cross website for times and appointments.
More Information
The 2020 Experience Osterville Guide is in digital form

Read about Ned Crosby, Growing up Diggs, the Foxhole, and Armstrong-Kelley Park to name a few of the articles in the 2020 edition.

The print version is also available at the library.

We have new hours

Monday 9-4:45
Tuesday 10-4:45
Wednesday 9-4:45
Thursday 10-4:45
Friday 9-4:45
Saturday 9-3:45
Sunday 12-3:45

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