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Adult Programs

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Kids Programs

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January Closures

Whelden Memorial Library will be closed:

  • Monday, January 16th for the holiday
  • Wednesday and Thursday, January 24th and 25th for staff training

FOWL Bookstore Winter Hours

The bookstore will be open between 9am-2pm

  • January 14th &28th
  • February 11th & 25th
  • March 11th & 25th

New Passes at Whelden!

We've added three new museum passes to our collection!

  • JFK Hyannis
  • Whydah Pirate
  • and the USS Constitution Museum

Find more information about each pass, visit us online at

To check availability and reserve your pass:


or Call: 508-362-2262

New to the Library- Tonieboxes!

The Toniebox is screen-free digital listening device that plays stories, songs, and more!

Check out a Toniebox, pick out your characters, and have your own story time at home or on the go!*

Stop in or check online to see what's available or reserve a box or figures to pick up at Whelden.

*Tonieboxes may only be checked out to an adult account.

Limit one box per household.

Character checkouts limited to 5.

Mango Languages

Free with your Whelden Library Card.

Choose from over 70 languages including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Learn on the go- Download the Mango app onto your smart device to access the courses anywhere at your convenience.

Follow this link: to get started.

Have your library card number ready.*

Select 'Use Mango as a Guest' to get started quickly


Select 'Sign Up' to create a profile and save your progress as you learn. 


*Please note: You must have a library card issued by Whelden Library to use this service.

Need Help?

Call: 508-362-2262


Or stop by the library.

Ellen's Book Review

Archer Mayor's 

Joe Gunther Novels 

This highly acclaimed crime series featuring Joe Gunther, a police lieutenant in Brattleboro, is based on the author's own work for the Medical Examiner's Office of Vermont. The Chicago Tribune describes the Joe Gunther novels as “the best police procedurals being written in America,” and The New York Times calls Mayor "the bossman on procedures" and "one of the most sophisticated stylists in the genre." Gunther is a likable and sensitive hero, and the books are a perfect mix of interesting central character, settings, and plots. One of the best series around, encompassing 33 books already! Start with #1 Open Season and #2 Borderlines.

Order a copy today!

Open Season- click here

Borderlines- click here

Adult Programs

Take & Make: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Register today to get everything you need to make this simple and beautiful craft.

Register for your craft kit:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Take & Make: Community Puzzle Pieces

Register today to take home a blank puzzle piece, yours to decorate as you wish.

Return your finished piece to the library by January 31st.

Once completed- our community puzzle will be proudly displayed!

Register for your puzzle piece:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Welcome January’s Wolf Moon

Friday, January 6th


Sandy Neck Beach

425 Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable

Meet us at Sandy Neck Beach for an evening stroll under the first full moon of 2023.

Get Organized in 2023!

Saturday, January 7th


Join Shelly Hall, professional organizer, and owner of Organize Me Cape Cod, to learn tips for creating balance and an intentional living space that brings you peace in the new year! 

The Mayflower Society

Tuesday, January 10th


Join Mark Schmidt, the executive director of the Mayflower Society and the former executive director of the Falmouth Historical Society on Cape Cod as he gives a history and overview of the Mayflower Society and discusses the Society’s mission. 

On Wednesdays, We Read Books

A Book Club

Wednesday, January 11th


January's book: The Heart of Caring by Mark Vonnegut

Order a copy now- click here 

What Are You Reading? A Book Club

Wednesday, January 11th


A book club that focuses on talking about whatever book you are currently reading! Do you love it? Hate it? Share your thoughts with fellow bibliophiles!

Healthy Brain with the BCOA

Thursday, January 12th


The BCOA will be focusing on the “Six Pillars” of Brain Health and Wellness according to the AARP. This program will center on these key points: socialization, staying sharp, managing stress, exercise, sleep, and nutrition. 

Contemporary Stretch & Flow

Wednesday, January 18th


West Barnstable Community Building

This 45-minute class with Michelle from Cape Symphony incorporates elements of contemporary dance and music. Its focus will be on stretching, moving through positions fluidly, and some strengthening elements.

Registration Required


Call: 508-362-2262

or Email:

Unbox & Set-Up

Thursday, January 19th

by appointment

Received a new device over the holidays and need help setting it up?

We can help!

Sign up for a one on one session with one of our tech wizards!

To register



or email:

Death Café - Presented by the Lily House

Tuesday, January 24th


At West Barnstable Community Building

Join us for coffee, cake, and conversation. A safe place to talk about life, death, and loss. Participating in a Death Café is an opportunity to increase our awareness of death and support each other to make the most of our lives.

Registration Required

Visit: wheldenlibrary/events

Call: 508-362-2262

or Email:

Virtual Talk: Whole Grains vs. Refined Grains

Thursday, January 26th


Learn about the differences of whole vs. refined grains, and the impact on your health, and why so many people suddenly have a gluten intolerance.

Registration Required


Call: 508-362-2262

or Email:

Whales in the News

Saturday, January 28th


Join Lindsay Hurt, Marine Biologist, to discuss this past summer's unprecedented season of whale watching and some negative media attention affecting our local whale population.

Monday Tech Help

Learning a new device? Struggling to figure out e-books? Need to send an email? We're here for you!

To request an appointment:

Call: 508-362-2262



If Mondays don't work, just let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Children's Programs

Shared Warmth Winter Reading Program

December 1st-January 30th

Caregivers and children (ages 2 & up) read together 5 days a week for 15-30 minutes.

Register online or sign up at the library to receive a free book and a reading calendar to keep track.

Each participant who completes the program will receive a prize! 

More details given after registration.

Register online:

Or stop by the library to sign up in person.

Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Through February

Catch 'em all at the library! Prizes for completing the hunt.

Take & Make: Make Your Own Puzzle

Through the month of January while supplies last

Register for a kit to create your own puzzle!

Need help with art supplies?

Let us know and we'll see what we can do.

To Register:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Become a Cape Crusader

Wednesday, January 11th


Best for ages 4 and up.

Join CARE for Cape & Islands and become a Cape Crusader.

Cape Crusaders is a program designed to empower kids to get involved in taking care of the environment and historical treasures of Cape Cod.

Through the use of games and activities participants will learn more about the world around them, and take away lessons to benefit conservation and historic preservation.

Pajama Storytime & Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Wednesday, January 11th


Evening fun! Songs, crafts, and stories.

Best for ages toddlers-age 9.

Adoption Storytime

Thursday, January 19th


A special story time! Author Leonie Lex reads her book about adoption.

Sew It Yourself Scarves

Monday, January 26th


Learn basic stitching to make your own fleece scarf!

Best for ages 6 and up.

To Register:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Pokémon Club

Sunday, January 29th


Do you love Pokémon?!

Let's celebrate our common interest with each other!

Scavenger hunt, prizes, trivia, and trading card game practice, instruction, and play time!

Ages 5-12 years old, parents welcome to hang out! 

Children 10 or older may be left until Club time ends.

Dates and times vary, so stay tuned by signing up for our newsletters and checking our event calendar!

Registration Required:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Family Movie Night

Monday, January 30th


"Do you wanna build a snowman?"

Two sisters learn how to thaw a frozen heart.

Can't guess the title? Call or email to find out!

Storytime with Lizzy



Drop-in story time geared towards a pre-school audience. Caregivers and children listen to stories read by Lizzy, sing, dance, and have fun each week!

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Tuesday.................9am - 2pm

Wednesday............2pm - 7pm

Thursday................9am - 2pm

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