What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
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 of interest. As we enter the next few months we would like to remind you that masks covering your nose and mouth are required at all times in the library. Please do not come in if you are not feeling well. We can always accommodate you through curbside service.
Veteran's Day Walk
*Registration required*
Rain or shine!

Wednesday, November 11 | 11 AM | Meet on the library lawn
Join us as we walk through the village and talk about the Osterville veterans and visit their monuments.

The walk starts at the library gazebo on the library lawn, (the library will be closed) and will be led by Osterville historian Paul Chesbro and Osterville Village Library Director Cyndy Cotton, with a special dedication to David Richardson at Armstrong-Kelley Park at 11:30.
Virtual Cookie Recipe Swap
*Registration required*

Starting November 27 | Virtual
The entire staff at the Osterville Village Library invites you to join in our virtual cookie and recipe swap that begins on November 27th and culminates with a Zoom virtual cookie and recipe swap on December 9th at 5:00 PM.

At the end of the Zoom gathering, one lucky participant will win a $50.00 gift certificate that supports one of our local merchants.

To join in the fun after November 27th:

  1. Bake any one of your amazing favorite cookie recipes (yes, bar-like cookies are great too!)
  2. Email us ofl_mail@clamsnet.org a photo, recipe, and any stories related to your cookie. We will post these on our website and enter you into our drawing for a gift certificate that supports one of our local merchants.
  3. Get social! Follow us on FB and Instagram, post a photo of your cookies, and use the hashtag #ovlcookies.
  4. Our OVL virtual cookbook group invites participants to share their cookies at their Zoom gathering on December 9th at 5:00 PM. The drawing for a gift certificate that supports one of our local merchants will take place at 6:00 PM. Participants do not need to attend the Zoom gathering to win. Winner will be notified via email.

Bakers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. We will have books and STEM activities related to cooking available in our Children's Room.
Native American Trail Walk
*Registration required*

Saturday, November 14 | 11 AM
The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth invites you to join Nipmuc – Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks and local historian Bob Kelley on this one-mile Native American talk/walk along the Thacher trail (part of our Yarmouth Port Nature Trails).

Discussions will range from the Woodland Period through 200 years after the Contact Period; hunting, fishing, domestic life, and local Native American Thomas Greenough, one of the “Praying Indians” and last of the Nobscusset tribe here at Yarmouth. The walk will end at the new Turtle Wetu.
Reading Challenges
*Registration required*
It's not too late to register for our Reading Challenges!

All you need to do is register here, then start tracking your reading and earn badges along the way. Some lucky readers in our adult Fall Into Reading challenge will be eligible to win one of our gift baskets at the end of the program!

Click here to learn more.
Get Started with Genealogy and Ancestry
Many of us won't be able to spend the holidays with our families this year. But that doesn't mean we can't find other ways to connect with them!

In this interview with David Martin of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, you'll learn tips for getting started investigating your ancestry, how to interview family members about their ancestry, and what to do with the information you find.

Download the Genealogy Questionnaire and interview a family member.

(The Osterville Village Library also provides access to the Ancestry database for free, but only on library computers, not from home.)
Learn to Play Guitar Virtually
It's never a bad time to learn a new skill. Try this full crash course on learning guitar; all you need is your Osterville CLAMS card and a guitar! No special skills or advance knowledge is needed.

It's designed to go through very basic information for true beginners, and it allows you to continue to advance to as high a level as you'd like. Click here to go to the course (you will need a Google account and you will need to create a Udemy account). Click here to learn more about using Udemy or call us at 508-428-5757 for more information.
Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide

Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide is a comprehensive one-stop resource, providing valuable information to individuals with dementia, as well at their families, support systems, and mental health professionals.

This brand new title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by dementia. For those providing care and support to individuals with dementia, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about dementia and connects readers to many sources of support.

Visit the library to read our copy.
Looking for Help with Homework or Projects?

Check out Gale In Context, a database full of virtual resources for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These easy-to-use resources seamlessly integrate trusted content with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects.

Need information on the 50 states? Try Gale In Context: Elementary.

Need facts about the biology of the human body? Try Gale In Context: Middle School.

Need peer-reviewed primary sources for a paper on Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Try Gale In Context: High School.

These are just a few examples of the valuable resources that Gale In Context can provide. See what you can learn today!
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 and outside dining: 

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Wednesdays with Wendy

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

But all are welcome!

Miss Audrey will read on Tuesday, November 17 at 2 PM

Sue reads on Fridays at 11 AM (weather permitting--call ahead if the weather is iffy)
Thank You to Everyone Who Participated in Our Pumpkin Contest!
We loved seeing all the creative pumpkins adorning the gazebo and we can't wait until next year to do it again, so start planning your ideas!

Thanks again to Beacon Gardens at Osterville for generously donating the pumpkins!
Grab and Go Worksheets and Craft Bags
We continue to add different worksheets to our display regularly and have new crafts for the to-go bags every few days, so come pick up a couple to keep the kids active and engaged!

We keep a mixture of outdoor activities, crafts, and educational activities for your little ones.
Toys for Tots
The OVL is an official Toys for Tots drop off location again this year, so if you're able, please donate a new, unwrapped toy this month or next month. Your donation will go to a needy child in our community this Christmas, and there are few things more precious than that.
Elin Hilderbrand in Conversation with Jane Healey
Monday, November 16 | 7 PM | Virtual
Join us for this exclusive virtual conversation with Elin Hilderbrand where she will discuss her new book Troubles in Paradise with author Jane Healey.

Elin Hilderbrand is a mother of three, an avid runner, reader, and traveler, and the author of twenty-three novels. She grew up outside Philadelphia, and has lived on Nantucket for more than twenty years.

Jane Healey shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. When she's not writing historical fiction, she enjoys running, reading, cooking and going to the beach.
Virtual Tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Another virtual tour to help escape this chilly weather and stay-at-home advisories! This one takes you to the incredible Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Click here to start.
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*
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.
Virtual Cookbook Group

First Wednesday of every month | 5 PM | Virtually via Zoom
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. 
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.
The Book Store Is Open and We Are Accepting Donations
We have started accepting donations of very gently used books that were published in the last 3 years.

That means the book store is open and stocked, so come look around! As a reminder, the book store is open whenever the library is open.
Sam Barber's Art on Display
When you come to grab your items, don't forget to browse local artist Sam Barber's magnificent art in our Art Hallway and History Room.
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655