CPL will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

On Monday, May 29, check out the Pancake Breakfast from 8 - 10 a.m. at the South Congregational Church, and then the Memorial Day Parade through Main Street Centerville!


Thanks to a generous grant of $61,000 from the Mass Cultural Council, the library will have a new portico constructed at the front entry of the library. Construction begins on May 15, and will continue for approximately six weeks. The library will be fully operational during construction. However, the front entrance to the library will not be accessible. Patrons and visitors must use the side entrance by South Congregational Church. This entrance is fully accessible and offers handicap parking spots and an elevator for easy access to the lower level community rooms and bookstore.

For a list of our hours please visit our website or call 508-790-6220.


we have newspapers and magazines?

Besides books and DVDs, we have monthly magazine subscriptions that you can borrow like any other item! Stop in to browse the stacks, and sit in one of our comfy chairs to read our daily newspapers (Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, and Washington Post).

Artist of the Month: Jacqui Hawk

She began her career in the arts over 30 years ago. She is an experiential artist, impacted by the innate desire to depict her intimate feelings and views on to the canvas in a spontaneous, raw and abstract self-expression.

She works mainly in acrylic and mixed media, including wax, pearlescent powders, stained glass pieces, collage, and unusual objects she finds washed up on the beach.

Jacqui Hawk's artwork is on display in the front lobby for the month of May, and is available for purchase. A portion of the artwork sales benefit Centerville Public Library.


Movie Mondays: Mysteries!

Mondays, May 8, 15, & 22| 1 p.m. | IN-PERSON

Solve the mysteries in May! We welcome you to view three cult favorites in our lower level Community Rooms. Coffee and popcorn will be provided to moviegoers, and closed captioning will be provided on screen.


May 8: Rear Window (1954, rated PG), run time: 1h52min

May 15: Clue (1985, rated PG), run time 1h34min

May 22: Knives Out (2019, rated PG-13), run time 2h10min


No registration necessary.

Movie Mondays are made possible by a generous grant from the Kirkman Trust.

Nutrition Fact or Fiction

Wednesday, May 31| 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | HYBRID

Every day there is a new “diet” to live a better life. Let’s review what the experts say. This program is based on the National Institute on Aging.

Stacey Cullen, Caregiver and Support Services Coordinator at BACC, will discuss the science behind this and provide recommendations from NCOA.

RSVP for Nutrition!

Yoga at CPL

Friday, June 2| 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | HYBRID

In collaboration with Yoga Neighborhood, CPL hosts a FREE Hatha yoga at CPL on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. We welcome you to join us either in-person or via Zoom!

The instructor will lead class indoors in our community room. Don't forget your mat!

Please request a Zoom link by 8 a.m. on the morning of the class!

RSVP for Yoga!

New England Desserts Cookbook Author Talk and Food Tasting

Friday, June 9| 1 - 2:30 p.m. | IN-PERSON

Tammy Donroe Inman, award-winning author of New England Desserts: Classic and Creative Recipes for All Seasons, will discuss her favorite desserts that originated in Massachusetts, the stories behind them, and the pleasures of seasonal baking. Samples will be provided.


A former editor of Boston magazine, Inman sharpened her knives in the test kitchen of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and behind the scenes of the hit television show America’s Test Kitchen. Her work has also been featured in Fine Cooking, Parents, Yankee Magazine, and Cape Cod Life.  (Books will be available for sale: $30)

RSVP for New England Desserts!

PILATES Essential Matwork

Saturdays, June 10, 24| 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | IN-PERSON

In this mixed level drop-in class, Stott Pilates Certified instructor Joan Berglund will review the basics of Pilates through physical practice and a discussion of Pilates principles.

Please bring a mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

Classes are donation-based, pay what you can. Registration recommended, but not required.

RSVP for Pilates!


Fun & Games!

Wednesday, May 24| 12 p.m. |IN-PERSON

Ten graduating seniors from Sturgis Charter Public School will be hosting a carnival of fun and games for all to enjoy!

Activities will include an obstacle course, hopscotch, cornhole, LEGO table, crafts, temporary tattoos, bowling, board games, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk and more!

FREE! All ages & abilities welcome.

No registration required.

Infant Massage

Tuesdays, May 9 - June 6| 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. |IN-PERSON

Join certified infant massage instructor Julie Campbell for a relaxing bonding experience to learn the benefits of infant massage for you and your baby. Come experience and learn new ways to connect and comfort your little one in a calm, supportive space.

For family members with child 0-12 months. Maximum 6 babies in the program.

Registration is required by calling Cape Cod Children's Place at (508) 240-3310

This programming is no cost, funded by a SAFE Child Communities grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place in partnership with Centerville Library.

Indoor Storytime

Mondays| 11:00 a.m. |IN-PERSON

We will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds. Come for the stories, leave with a smile!

Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.

Tales for Tails

Mondays| 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. |IN-PERSON

Interested kids (ages 6-12) can apply for the rewarding opportunity to volunteer as a Tales for Tails Reader. Readers will visit the MSPCA adoption center on Monday afternoons between 3:45 and 4:45.

Tales for Tails is a collaborative program between the MSPCA and CPL designed to provide calm and comforting socialization for shelter animals while encouraging community youth to read and volunteer!

To register, email Miss Megan at or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Born to Read

Tuesdays| 3:00 p.m. |IN-PERSON

Early literacy begins at birth! Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born. Reading aloud to infants strengthens and develops their brain cells. Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection.

Drop-in. This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Sensory Friendly Storytime

Wednesdays| 11:00 a.m. |IN-PERSON

Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon.

We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones.

Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome.

To register, email Miss Megan at or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Fresh Air Storytime

Thursdays| 11:00 a.m. |IN-PERSON

Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music every Thursday at 11am!

We will meet on our back patio.

(No outdoor storytime if it’s raining)

Social Group for Neurodivergent Teens

2nd Friday of month| 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |IN-PERSON

*Next meeting: June 9

This group is led by our amazing volunteer Isadora Greenberg, an advocate for Cape Advocates Standing Together. Isadora understands the social challenges a young person with autism and ADHD faces, so this inclusive group is a safe space to be and celebrate YOU!

Activities will be determined by the interests of the participants. We will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own. Group for ages 13-18.  Registration required (limit 10).

To register, email Miss Megan at or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

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We post service and program news, as well as fun videos, on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We also upload recorded programs to YouTube for access anytime!

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