- May Newsletter - 

Stay up-to-date with all of the exciting happenings going on at Whelden this month.
We look forward to seeing you!

Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month through November
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Whelden Memorial Library will be participating in this year's Hydrangea Festival! Our gardens will be open on July 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stay tuned for more details and how to get your tickets!

Hyannis Golf Club
Thursday, 10/18/18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events  

Call to sign up for 30-minute or 60-minute blocks
Available between 2:00-8:00 P.M.
Stitching at Whelden

Stop by during the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00-4:00 pm for an informal get-together. Come to knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in the company of our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Want to join Whelden Library's new Youth Advisory Board?
Do you want to add to your experience and resume? All you need to do is volunteer at the library when you have spare time! Help with your own event ideas and planning! Take part in your community by spreading the word about the library's great programs and resources via social media and word of mouth! Use your own favorite things to create a buzz in our
Youth Programs, whether it's a book, film, TV series, music, art, games, etc.! It's up to you!
Become a leader when you team up with Whelden!

- Check in with our front desk, or email Liz at emerna@clamsnet.org -

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...
Highly Recommended: VegNews Magazine 

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}

Check out the award-winning VegNews magazine at Whelden for lots of meat-free news, food, travel, nutrition, new products, and practical advice. VegNews has been named one of the "Best 50 Magazines" by the Chicago Tribune

The March+April Spring Issue of VegNews is just full of recipes.  Try this produce-packed meal in a bowl ( http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=10915&catId=2 ):

VegNews Simple Sir Fry Bowl (serves 2)
½ cup brown rice
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 large green onions, thinly sliced
2 cups baby broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups snow peas
1 cup cubed tofu
2 tablespoons avocado oil, for frying
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
Sesame seeds, to garnish (optional)
1. In a saucepan over a medium-high heat, combine rice and water, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil. Add salt, then reduce to medium-low heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 40 minutes until rice is tender and the water has been absorbed.

2. In a large wok or skillet over high heat, warm oil. Add ginger, garlic, and onions and cook for 5 seconds. Add broccoli, snow peas, and tofu and fry for 5 minutes (or until seared and golden). Add sherry vinegar and tamari and stir fry for approximately 45 seconds. Remove from wok and transfer to a plate.

3. Into bowls, drain and divide prepared rice. Pile the vegetables and spicy tofu on top, garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, and serve.            

- May Display -
This month, we've honed in on some of our favorite garden varieties -- from establishing raised bed collections and designing simple gardens in small spaces, to planting for taste and texture and celebrating your green thumb -- we have the beginners and novices covered. 
Let your garden grow this year!

- For Kids  -
Be sure to visit this month and catch a few of our new kid favorites! We also have a great selection of picture books and Y/A titles on their way. Stop by to stock up!

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for two beautiful floral arrangements for our mantel this month.
Thank you, Sheila Sylvia and Mary Kilburn for your unique creations!

We've been amping up our media presence and would love for you to join the conversation.
Be sure to 'LIKE' us on Facebook to follow along with our library journey.
Feedback and questions are always welcome!