Welcome to fall! Look for our newsletters on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Enclosed you will find plenty of events, information, interviews, and links you will find of interest. As we enter the next few months we would like to remind you that masks covering your nose and mouth are required in the library. Please do not come in if you are not feeling well.
We can always accommodate you through curbside service.
Fall Fest Saturday, October 10th
Fall Fest

Dog Walk at 11 AM
Bear Cove 11 AM-1 PM

Fall Fest

Book Sale at Library
Go Fly a Kite!
Interview with Nic O'Neill, founder of Fortuna Found

Fortuna Found is the brain child of Nic O'Neill. It is a place to create, play, and fly kites, and a way to foster an environment for others to do the same.

In this interview Nic talks about building and flying kites--they are the perfect activity for this physically distanced time. Not only will you be outside doing a healthy, fun activity, you'll also learn about wind currents, balance, and more.

For more information visit Nic's website at fortunafound.com. For a direct link to the kite templates, click here.

This website is a free resource to learn more about various aspects of kites, kite design, kite making, flying, and more, and it's a community for all. There is something for everyone!
OVL Virtual Cookbook Group
Did you know that the Osterville Village Library has a virtual cookbook group? For more information click here.

Join us for our November 4th meeting. We will be cooking and discussing Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

Email us: ofl_mail@clamsnet.org to reserve a copy of the cookbook of the month and Zoom link/password for the meeting. 
Pumpkin Contest!
Come check out a pumpkin from the library, carve or decorate your pumpkin at home (any way you'd like) and return it to us by October 24th. Voting will take place October 24th-29th. You'll be able to take your pumpkin home on October 30th, and winners will be announced on October 31st. ⁣
Ribbons will be awarded for funniest, spookiest, storybook/literary, and most BOO-tiful! ⁣
Limit of one pumpkin checkout per family, but feel free to purchase your own pumpkin(s) to submit. Supplies are limited so call 508-428-5757, email ofl_mail@clamsnet.org, or stop by to reserve a pumpkin before they're gone!⁣
Thank you to Beacon Gardens for generously donating these beautiful pumpkins.
Come Make a Card for a Veteran
The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces is asking you to help create cards to celebrate veterans in our community for Veterans Day! ⁣
We will be collecting these cards until October 31 and distributing them on Veterans Day, November 11. Please drop by our station to make one and show your support! 

Please include statements of gratitude, words of encouragement, drawings, colors, quotes, and your name and town. Cards can be submitted in person to the OVL or mailed to Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces, 101 Station Landing, Suite 510, Medford, MA 02155.
You're Not Getting Older,
You're Getting Better
You need to watch this interview with Gloria Hanson, author of 9 books. She embraces life and continues to self-publish books. In this interview we talk about her recent book Coping: Embracing Change & Loss.

Virtual Tour of Greece

Now that the weather is turning chilly, it's the perfect time to take a virtual tour of beautiful, sunny Greece. This tour is free and informative--take a peek here!
NEW: Fun and Learning for the Family

* Ideas for Making Scarecrows - link

* Social Distancing Trick-or-Treat Ideas for a Safer Halloween - link

* How to DIY a Halloween Candy Slider for Trick-or-Treating 2020 - link


* 15 Fun Fall Stem Projects for Kids - link

* Crayon Drip Pumpkin DIY - link

* How to Make Beautiful Mason Jar Leaf Lanterns - link


* Fall Science Activities for Preschoolers - link

* Fabulous Fall Collage for Toddlers - link

* Broccoli Stamped Fall Tree - Kid Craft - link

Links of interest,
updated weekly
Barnstable School Website - link
9/25 Town Manager - Newsletter & Video
USPS Voting by Mail - info
To find out whether your town is currently hosting a flu clinic for residents, click HERE.

There is still time to fill out your Census
Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 

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.

Please Support Our Osterville Businesses

Storytime at OVL
Outside BYOB* in and Around the Gazebo
Alternating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
*bring your own blanket
Wednesdays with Wendy
10 AM for little kids and 2 PM for older kids
Audrey will read Tuesday, October 20th at 2 PM and every other Tuesday

Tommy and Sue Fridays at 11 AM
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL
Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30

Monday, November 9
Tuesday, November 10
Monday, November 23

Monday, December 14
Tuesday, December 15
Tuesday, December 29

Check the Red Cross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time here.
Choose us for your AmazonSmile donation

As Prime Day approaches (October 13-14), we want to alert you to the option to choose us as your charitable organization to donate to. Please find us on the list as "Osterville Free Library Corporation." If you do so, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to us, at no extra cost to you.

Thank you, every bit helps!
Our Recent Interviews
Zach From Cape Wildlife Center on Turkeys - interview
Roxie Zwicker from New England Curiosities - interview
Dr. John Cox, President CCCC - interview
Todd Glickman, Meteorologist - interview
Dr. Falzone on Identifying Stress - interview
BPD Chief Sonnabend - interview
COMM Fire Chief Winn - interview
Superintendent of Barnstable Schools Meg Mayo-Brown - interview
Barnstable County Nurse - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan - June 5, August 26
White Shark Conservancy - interview
Trustees of the Reservation - interview
David Martin, Taste of Genealogy - interview 1 2 3
A Life Suspended by Author Nicole Donovan - interview
The 2020
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.

Print version is available at the library in the notice board holders and out front of library.

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.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton cyndycotton@clamsnet.org

Osterville in-person service video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be well!
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Osterville, MA 02655