July 2021
Paddleboard raffle ticket drawing is July 1, 2021 at 5 PM
Get your tickets now for a chance to win!
Cape Cod Poetry Review Digital Release Party
Tuesday June 29th at 6:00 PM

Join us for a digital reading and talk with the contributors and editors of Cape Cod Poetry Review's 8th issue. This program will be held over Zoom. Free and open to all.

Registration Required. To sign up, email us at sturgisreference@comcast.net!
Sturgis Library’s Rain Garden:
A Garden With A Purpose
Tuesday July 13th at 6:30 PM

Let’s talk gardening with an environmental purpose. Learn what a rain garden is, how to create a rain garden, and why everyone should have one. Join Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s Associate Director for Education, Kristin Andres, for an informative look at rain gardens.

This program is supported in part by a generous grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net for more info.
Science Fiction After Vonnegut: A Discussion with Charlie Jane Anders, Matt Bell, Lincoln Michel,
Sequoia Nagamatsu, and Sarah Pinsker
Tuesday August 17th @ 6:30 PM

Join us as we talk to five of the leading Science Fiction authors of today on their relationship to Kurt Vonnegut's work, his influence on the genre, and how Science Fiction has evolved since. There will also be discussion on the craft of writing Sci-Fi and plenty of book recommendations along the way.

This program will have a hybrid attendance. It can either be viewed over Zoom or in-person. All of the authors will speak over Zoom, but it will be projected live in Sturgis Library's Lowell Room and moderated by our assistant director, Corey Farrenkopf.

To attend: send an email to sturgisreference@comcast.net. Please specify if you'd like to attend in person or digitally. Seats are limited. call 508-362-6636 for more info.
The Meetinghouses of Barnstable:
Movie Screening and Director Talk
This documentary explores the history, growth, and development of the various Meetinghouses of Barnstable. The film takes the viewer from the modest beginnings of the 1616 Congregational movement in England up to the East and West Parishes we know today.

Join producer/director, Steve Howland, and local historian, Nancy Viall Shoemaker, for a film screening and talk back/Q and A.

Registration is Required. Email SturgisReference@Comcast.net or call 508-362-6636 to sign up.
YMCA Summer Food Program
Beginning Friday, June 25th, after our 1:00 Storytime!

Kiddos 18 years old and younger can swing by Sturgis Library every Friday starting June 25th for a free grab-and-go lunch! 

YMCA is proud to be serving the children in the Cape Cod community for over 12 years in a row
Summer Reading at Sturgis Library
June 28th through August 21st

Keep track of your reading this Summer and collect pins for your backpack (or anything else you want to bedazzle with pins)!

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning June 28th! Upon sign up you’ll receive a coupon for a free ice cream, a reading log, and a bookmark!

Set your own reading goals each week. If you reach your personal goal, pat yourself on the back and then swing by the children’s room and pick out a pin from our delightful custom pin selection!
Whelden, Marstons Mills, and Sturgis Libraries Present:
Loki the Eastern Screech Owl!
July 7th at 12:00 pm outdoors at Sturgis Library

Explore science and wildlife topics with the Cape Cod Wildlife experts and Loki the Eastern Screech Owl for a jolly and educational afternoon!

Registration is not required!
Let's Draw Animals
with Award Winning Cartoonist,
Rick Stromski!
July 16th at 4:30pm via Zoom

Learn to draw cartoon animals with award winning cartoonist Rick Stromski! Kids will learn to draw a variety of our furry, hoofed, and feathered friends in this fun, interactive, and popular library program!

Registration is required! To register, email jruddendube@clamsnet.org
Outdoor Storytime
Every Friday at 1:00 PM

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories, songs, and merriment every Friday at 1:00!

Social distancing rules apply.

Registration is NOT required!
Call the library or check the library's social media pages, @sturgislibrary, regarding cancellations due to weather.
The Sprightly, Bright Book Club
Held virtually on the last Tuesday of every month

Are you between the ages of 7ish to 10ish years old? Do you like (or love!) to read? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Sprightly Bright Book Club is the place for you!

Let's choose, read, and discuss books together!

The discussion will take place virtually via Zoom the last Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm.

Registration is required!
For more information and to register, please email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Artful Mornings at Sturgis Library
Every Wednesday at 10:00am May 5th through August 4th
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” -Alice Walker

Nature inspires and we create!
Join us outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 10:00 for a nature- based reading followed by a nature-inspired art session!

Geared towards ages 2+

Social distancing rules apply.

Registration is required! Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Kids' Outdoor Yoga Four Week Program!
11:30am on
July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th

Join certified children’s yoga instructor Anina Sinclair for a fun, age appropriate, outdoor yoga session!

Participants are asked to bring their own blanket/towel and to spread out at least six feet away from other participants.

Registration is required! Please email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Young Artists Featured in Barnstable Village

Sturgis Library asks young artists of all ages to submit their artwork to be displayed in the Barnstable Village Association's display case located in the center of Barnstable Village!

Each artist will be featured for one week!

Artists can contact Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to coordinate a week to display their artwork.
Sturgis Library
3090 Main Street P.O. Box 606
Barnstable, MA 02630