What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
We're following state guidelines for COVID-19
As of May 29, masks are no longer required inside the library for vaccinated individuals per the MA Commonwealth.

We welcome anyone to continue wearing a mask inside the library should they prefer to, and to feel comfortable doing so.

Per the Department of Public Health, we request that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask while inside the library, and that all patrons continue to social distance whenever possible. OVL will continue to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

Most importantly, we ask that all patrons respect the wishes of those around them in regards to COVID-19 safety.
Today! Family Caregiver Conversations
*Registration required*

In person | Saturday, June 5 | 10-11:30 AM | Library Gazebo
Are you experiencing or coming out of caregiving? Join us for an interactive, hands-on experience for those caring for their loved ones. Together we will explore who you are in your caregiving role as well as who you are as an individual. This event is free, but registration is required.

This event will be hosted by Louisa Wiebe Stringer, family caregiver accountability mentor. Visit her website below to learn more or register.
Wifi on the Calvin C. Gould Library Green
We're bringing wifi to Osterville via the Calvin C. Gould Library Green! Thank you to OpenCape Corporation for teaming up with us on this project. Look for "Open Cape" in your wifi settings to take advantage of this exciting new perk.
Dementia Live Experience
*Registration required*

In person | Tuesday, June 22 | Either 4:00-4:45 PM or 4:45-5:30 PM
This will be a small group opportunity of only four participants so sign up early to secure your space! Call the library at 508-428-5757 to register.

Harbor Point at Centerville, an assisted living community specializing in memory care, will host a unique opportunity for family and professional caregivers to briefly, yet movingly, experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with dementia. Using specialized gear within a safe, experiential setting, Dementia Live™ provides gives participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.

Participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles (24/7) affecting persons with dementia. Greater understanding leads to more sensitive care partnering.
We're Pleased to Have Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care as a Sponsor of Our Road Race

Take a Tour of Their New Osterville Facility!
Take a walk through the new Urgent Care Center at the John and Marjorie McGraw Medical Complex in Osterville. Open seasonally May through September.

Thank you to Cape Cod Healthcare for sponsoring our road race this year!
42nd Annual Cape Cod 5K Run for the Library Will Have Virtual AND In-Person Options
This 42nd year of our 5k road race brings a hybrid event! The in-person event will be limited to 200 runners, so be sure to register early to get a spot.

Thank you to our sponsor, Cape Cod Healthcare!
Summer Concert Series

In person | Thursdays at 6 starting July 15
Bring the kids, house guests, and neighbors to the Calvin C. Gould Library Green for our Summer Concert Series! Free admission; donations accepted. No registration required. All health and safety guidelines at the time of the event will be followed.

July 15th: Cape Jazz
July 22th: Cape Conservatory Jazz Band
July 29th: Mike Dumas Satellite Band
August 5th: The Moonlighters
3rd Annual Plein Air & Le Jardin

In Person | Saturday, July 17 | 10 AM-4 PM
This year's 3rd Annual Plein Air & Le Jardin event is already underway with an exciting lineup of artists. Get to know the style of the many talented artists participating in this year's event by checking out their work below, where it's also available for purchase! There will be new pieces added weekly through July, so be sure to check back in regularly.
Meet Salt, the 45-Foot Inflatable Whale!

In Person | Tuesday, July 20 | 10 AM
Come to the library to visit Salt, an inflatable 45’ whale who will be on the Calvin C. Gould lawn! There will be a special storytime with Carol Carson, the author of "My Friend Salt," and then a walk around Salt and hands-on activities.
Back By Popular Demand: 7th Annual Mutts & Martinis

In Person | Wednesday, July 21 | 5-6:30 PM
Back by popular demand in a post-pandemic world, the 7th annual “Mutts & Martinis"! It’s a howling good time under the big tent on the Calvin C. Gould Library Green.

Calling all dogs, bring your human to this fido-friendly gathering. Your ticket price includes: 1 cocktail, participation in the Muddy Paws Mini Agility Course, a doggie bag of goodies, a human bag of goodies, plus contests and surprises! Agility course and contest participants will be judged by library dogs Mazel and Pixel.

Tickets are $35 ($40 at the door) and all proceeds benefit the Osterville Village Library. Health protocols at the time of the event will be followed. Reservations are recommended. Don’t be a lazy hound, sign up today!
The Explorer in All of Us With Captain Sean P. Meagher

In Person | Thursday, July 22 | 2 PM
Join Captain Sean P. Meagher at the OVL for a journey through the Northwest Passage, the North Pole, and the South Pacific that all started here in Nantucket Sound.

He reminds us that there is an explorer in all of us, and that the adventure starts in your imagination--where all dreams are possible.

Captain Sean P. Meagher captained one of only nine yachts to successfully complete the journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the Northwest Passage. On the yacht MY Latitude, Captain Meagher achieved the passage not one, but twice, traversing the frozen wastelands between North American and the pole in both westbound and eastward directions. (Link to article this passage was taken from.)
2021 Experience Osterville Guide, Online Magazine, and Interactive Web App Out Now!
This year's Experience Osterville Guide is our way of supporting the businesses in our community while simultaneously creating the ultimate 21st-century Osterville resource.

The 2021 guide is available in 3 formats:

As you can see in the video above, the app is a robust collection of resources and information, with live links directly to advertisers' websites and contact information to get customers where they want to be as efficiently as possible.
In-Person Yoga with Elin

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays | Tues. and Thurs. 9 AM, Sun. 6 PM | Calvin C. Gould Library Green
No experience or pre-registration required!

$15 Drop In
$100 Monthly Unlimited (includes all virtual and in-person classes)
Cash or check preferred
Venmo @ethersch
Patreon options coming soon
Zoom Meeting ID: 354 550 6863
Passcode: 4santosha
In-Person Yoga with Pernille

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 16-August 20 | 8-9 AM | Calvin C. Gould Library Green
Win a New 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The 29th annual car raffle is on! Tickets are available online or in person at the library. Only 1,199 tickets will be sold, and last year sold out! Get your tickets before the drawing on August 28. Tickets make great gifts!
Exciting Udemy Additions and Updates
Now, on top of the 9,000+ on-demand courses available in Gale Presents: Udemy, users will also enjoy these terrific new features:

  • International collection with new languages – In addition to the 3,500 courses taught in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish by native speakers, courses in six new languages are being added throughout the year.
  • New additions to course category and subcategory levels – Now with its own category, over 70 Continuing Education Unit courses can be easily located. Plus, there are more than 30 courses included in a new diversity, equity, and inclusion subcategory under Leadership & Management.
  • Coming in July! MARC Records – Libraries will be able to access MARC records for the 75-course subcategories.
Big Library Read Global eBook Club: The Quiet Girl

June 28-July 12
Big Library Read is an opportunity for any and all CLAMS members to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds! And if you use #biglibraryread on social media, you'll have a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and signed book by the author.

This upcoming read is The Quiet Girl by S. F. Kosa--a tightly woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love.

The Quiet Girl will be available for unlimited access on OverDrive and Libby between June 28-July 12.
New Summer Reading Challenge: Tails and Tales

June 28-August 16
Join the Osterville Village Library for our newest reading challenge for kids preschool through grade 12: Tails & Tales!

The Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program runs from June 28-August 16, 2021. The first 50 kids to register will receive a drawstring book bag and bookmark.

Register at ostervillevillagelibrary.beanstack.org or download the beanstack app to track your reading.

Some lucky readers in the challenge will be eligible to win prizes!

Log your reading and activities and earn badges along the way. You can join more than one challenge, and your reading can count for all your challenges!
Beach and Transfer Station Sticker Process Has Changed
If you are mailing in an application for your beach sticker or transfer station sticker and need to make a copy of your vehicle registration or another document, you can do so at the library!

If you're submitting your application online and need to scan and send your vehicle registration or another document, you can do so at the library!

Copies are $.10 per page (black and white) and scans are $0.25 per page.
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 Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Gregg
For Kids: The Brave by James Bir, narrated by Wendy
Talk with Kip Diggs, State Representative for 2nd Barnstable District
Kip Diggs, State Representative for 2nd Barnstable District, is at the OVL for open office hours every Tuesday from 10 AM-12 PM.
Volunteers Needed
Would you like to help with our summer fundraising events?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer fundraising events, from Plein Air to Mutts & Martinis! Email cyndycotton@clamsnet.org if interested.
Attention Collectors of Rare, Old Books:
This One's For You!
The OVL will be providing a list of NEW donations available for purchase, to be updated regularly. Books will be researched for current selling prices, however, OVL will entertain any reasonable offer for the books.  


A Closer Look At Ariel: A Memory of Sylvia Plath by Nancy Hunter Steiner              
Introduction by George Stade; Harper’s Magazine Press published in association with 
Harper & Row, New York: First Edition. Prices $35, $68.75; $98.96
Metropolitan Museum of Art Album of Miniatures - 4 cases
Case 1: French Impressionists: Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir & Boudin. 1951
Case 2:The Eight: Persian Painting, Children in Art, Giotto, Early Flemish Painting, Vermeer, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca. 1954
Case 3: Raphael, Goya, Japanese Prints in the Metropolitan, American Folk Art, 
Velazquez, Six Centuries of Flower Painting, The French Tradition, Titian,
Great European Portraits, Medieval Vista; 1953
Case 4: The Story of Christ, Paintings from the Hapsburg Collection, Michelangelo, 
Great Landscapes, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, The Royal Picture Gallery at the Hague
All are in good condition. 5 cases online for $199; 3 cases only for $39.99
As always the condition contributes to pricing 
La France En Direct 1 by Janine Cappelle and Guy Cappelle
Imprime en France par Brocard at Taupin La Fieche 15/3198/7
Only 1 volume available online: $88.75 
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.

Please Support Our Osterville Businesses
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*

Thursday, July 8
Friday, July 9 
Thursday, July 22
Friday, July 23

Check the Red Cross website for times and appointments.
The OVL Chronicles Our Commitment to the Community During the Pandemic
Follow the OVL as we chronicle our response to the pandemic in support of our community. This video covers our work from the day we were mandated to close to the day we could reopen and remain open in service to our community and to enhance the lives of our residents.
More Upcoming Programs
Full STEAM Ahead! Summer Science Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in July at 2 PM

Join Wendy for a hands-on introduction to a different topic every week. Space is limited and sign up is required for this program, which is open to kids entering grades 1-4.
A History of Shipwrecks in Nantucket Sound

Thursday, July 15 at 6 PM

Join SOS for our free monthly webinar series, "A Celebration of Nantucket Sound" (ACONS). In July, they welcome Jim Jenney who will be taking us on a deep dive into the history of shipwrecks in Nantucket Sound. Jim Jenney is a renowned marine historian, wreck diver, speaker, and author of nine books on the subject of maritime history (particularly relating to shipwrecks).

Astronomy at Dowses Beach

OVL has a great telescope that one of our loyal patrons, Art, takes to Dowses Beach, sets up, and lets people (kids included!) take a look. If you are interested in attending, email Art at gac29@aol.com. Check our Facebook page for pop-up viewings on clear nights.
More Information
We have new hours

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 12-4

Subject to change as we work through opening guidelines and new procedures.
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655