What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
The library will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 3 for staff training. Curbside pickup will be available, and the phones will be answered.
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: The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox, narrated by Gregg
For kids: Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, narrated by Wendy
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Open at Cape Cod Community College
"The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force has announced the establishment of the Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium. It will expand vaccination infrastructure across Cape Cod, beginning with the addition of a vaccination site at Cape Cod Community College.

The consortium is a collaborative of health care providers, county government and municipalities across the Cape that aims to deliver vaccine doses to the region’s most vulnerable residents. Cape Cod Healthcare will run the new vaccination site at 4C’s, leveraging their experience running other sites such as the Melody Tent in Hyannis."
COVID-19 Vaccination Support
We know the process for making an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine is confusing and difficult. We have created an instruction sheet in an effort to assist you in navigating this online process.

Individuals 65 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Please click here to view the Self Attestation Form, which you will need to print and bring with you to your appointment.

Tips for Getting a Vaccine
New: Get early sign-up alerts, learn a new search tool for pharmacies, and learn even more tips for getting an appointment.
AARP Tax-Aide Update
The AARP is currently booked to capacity for tax aide appointments.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Barnstable Adult Community Center at 508-862-4750.
Interview with Jacqueline Lane, the Executive Director of NAMI
The Osterville Village Library introduces you to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cape Cod & Islands, to learn about their services and how to make contact.

NAMI Cape Cod & the Islands serves individuals and their families who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illness and neurological disorders through support, education, and advocacy, and promotes mental wellness for all. They are open and taking support calls and providing online educational and support services
Art Display: Honoring Those Who Fought For Justice

Starting February 13
In honor of Black History Month, the students in Ms. Farrow's and Mrs. Nichols' 5th grade classrooms from Barnstable United Elementary School have created a compilation of work to honor the brave men and women who have worked so hard to bring equality to our world.

Please enjoy the writing and artwork that has been put on display at our library for all to enjoy!
Radio Garden: Listen to Any Radio Station
Radio Garden invites you to tune into thousands of live radio stations across the globe. By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places.

From the very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of miles away.

On St. Patrick's Day, why not tune in to a station in Ireland? Or see what's broadcasting daily in Washington, D.C., or New Orleans, or wherever else you can think of!
National Museum of African-American History & Culture Livestream Tour
*Registration required*

Sunday, February 28 | 8-9:30 PM | Virtual
Join us for an virtual tour of The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. The NMAAHC is the world's largest museum dedicated to African-American history and culture.

Our livestream tour will provide people an opportunity to learn about the museum, experience its innovative design, and see some of its fascinating exhibits.
Virtual Tour of Palermo and Taormina Sicily
*Registration required*

Wednesday, March 3 | 7-8:30 PM | Virtual
Join this virtual event for an exciting Sicilian experience of Palermo and Taormina.

On the Southern Tip of Italy is the beautiful land of Sicily, with its amazing scenery, majestic cities, and charming proud residents. Join as we explore two of its historic and unique cities.

The live guide will be using photos, art (and perhaps other media) during the tour. He will cover the history and modern significance of each location we visit.
Growing Small Fruits in Your Backyard
*Registration required*

Wednesday, March 24 | 7-8:30 PM | Virtual
This virtual class is for those who want to grow small fruits in their backyard or on small commercial fruit farms. Growing blueberries, brambles, strawberries, or currants in your backyard can be rewarding and fun.

This class will provide an overview on how to successfully grow these attractive fruits in your home landscape, be it a rural, suburban, or urban lot for ornamental purposes and for fruit production.
Public Forum: Town of Barnstable Proposed Sewer Assessment Ordinance

Thursday, March 25 | 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM | Virtual
The health of Barnstable’s coastal waters that is so vital to the Town’s quality of life and local economy is at risk. The primary source of the problem is nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

Building on more than a decade of scientific study and engineering design, the Town has put forward a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) to protect coastal, inland, and drinking water resources. The Town’s plan calls for sewers and other measures to be implemented over 30 years, at a total cost of $1.4 billion. The Town has identified existing revenues to cover more than half of this cost. A Sewer Assessment Ordinance is being proposed to finance a portion of the remaining cost.

A proposal for a Sewer Assessment Ordinance to finance a portion of the cost to construct the sewer expansion will be presented for community discussion at a series of virtual public forums.

Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager, will present the proposed sewer assessment ordinance, along with Daniel Santos (Director, Department of Public Works) and Mark Milne (Finance Director).

How to attend: To participate via computer use the following link for all six meetings: https://zoom.us/j/92047771927 using Webinar ID: 920 4777 1927.

Or join by phone 888-475-4499 using the Webinar ID: 920 4777 1927.

All meetings will also be live-streamed on Channel 18 and the Town of Barnstable Facebook page. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Town of Barnstable website for later viewing.
Perennial Gardens and Edible Hedges
*Registration required*

Tuesday, March 30 | 7 PM | Virtual
Do you want to be surrounded by a landscape that provides wildlife habitat, fosters healthy soils and provides a variety of edible fruit? Join us for a virtual event from our Resilient Garden Series.

Bringing perennial plants into the garden can help your garden become more resilient and beautiful. Ruth Green of Green Arts Gardens in the Berkshires will inspire us to consider the ecological benefits and design ideas when planning our perennial plantings.

During this event we will learn how to provide shelter, food, and habitat for wildlife including beneficial insects; introduce windbreaks and create continuity between garden and forest; improve soil conditions; and choose native species and sources for plants and seeds.
P-3 Shredder at the OVL
Did you know the OVL has a P-3 shredder open to the public? If you have sensitive documents you need to shred, our shredder satisfies not only FACTA, but also HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The shredding service is $1.00 per minute and the machine can handle up to 20 documents at a time.
Watercolors for Beginners
Interested in painting in watercolor? Start with the basics with this free class! 

All you need to sign up is an Osterville CLAMS card. Click here for the course (you must be logged in to view), or click here to learn more about Udemy and get started.
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
Daylight Savings Time Starts on Sunday, March 14
Don't forget to set the clocks forward an hour and start enjoying the brighter evenings! Spring is on its way!
Storytime at OVL

Wednesdays | 10 AM
Wednesdays with Wendy

Join us for stories and songs with Wendy! Get ready for the fun to begin at 10 AM. Please bring masks for children 2 years and older.
Join a Reading Challenge!
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*
Thursday, March 4
Friday, March 5
Thursday, March 25
Friday, March 26

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