Meet one of our youngest donors, Maddie! This winter, Maddie pulled out a big bill from her piggy bank to support the library.

If you haven’t received our Annual Appeal letter in the mail, please check it out on our website or by clicking the link below.



Every bit helps us provide invaluable services to our community, and we thank you from every page in our book!

Read our Annual Appeal Letter here!

The Town of Barnstable, Barnstable Police, and the five Fire Districts would like to invite your organization to participate in our first ever “55+ COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY" on September 22nd from 11am-2pm.


Join community organizations and neighbors at the BACC to engage in live demonstrations by public safety agencies at the event. Visitors can browse organization's table(s) and enjoy FREE refreshments!


For questions, call the Barnstable Adult Community Center at (508) 862-4750.

Tuesday, September 20 from 1-3pm: Free Blood Pressure Screenings courtesy of Betty Chaffee of Bayada.

Find her in the front lobby for a quick check that makes a big difference!


Drop-in, no registration necessary. Screenings will take place at CPL on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm.

Announced last week, the Public Library Association selected Centerville Public Library to be one of 160 libraries across the country to join the Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive cohort.


Each library will use DigitalLearn training materials, developed with support from AT&T, to deliver in-person or virtual workshops, building critical skills in community members and narrowing the digital divide.

Check out the workshop schedule below!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Author Talk with Felice Cohen

Thursday, September 22| 5:30pm | IN-PERSON


In this candid coming-of-age memoir—as compelling as a novel—Felice Cohen chronicles the happiness and heartbreak of an age-gap love affair while struggling to figure out the direction of her future. Ultimately, this is a story about navigating life’s unpredictable path while following one’s heart, and finding acceptance.


Cohen grew up in Centerville and wrote much of this book in our library! Her engaging stories and energy will surely captivate you-- don't miss this event!

RSVP for Half In!

How to Prepare for Storms & Other Climate Events

Tuesday, September 27| 1pm | IN-PERSON


The winter of 2021-2022 included a hurricane, Nor’easter, a blizzard and a tornado, resulting in power outages for many in our community.  Chip Reilly, Emergency Preparedness Specialist for Barnstable County, will share best practices for preparing for storms and floods this upcoming fall and winter.  In his workshop, you will learn:

  • How to build an emergency kit
  • Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs
  • Safety tips for sheltering in place
  • How to support your family and neighbors before, during, and after a storm

RSVP for Storm Prep!

Program is FREE and open to the public.

Older adults and caregivers of others are encouraged to attend.

The Planet's Health & Yours

Tuesday, September 27| 6pm | VIRTUAL


In this webinar, Richard Delaney, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative will provide an overview of climate change & impacts we see, experience, & know on Cape as well as:

  • Economic Impacts
  • Environmental Justice Impacts
  • Physical Health Impacts
  • Mental Health Impacts
  • Ecosystem Health Impacts

Delaney will also discuss what you can do & information about the Climate Collaborative.


This webinar is co-sponsored by 14+ CLAMS libraries!

RSVP for Planets Health!

Author Talk with Paul Tremblay

Thursday, October 6| 5:30pm | IN-PERSON


Get into spooky-season with award-winning author Paul Tremblay.  Stephen King raves about Tremblay’s work, calling it “tremendous– thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain.”


Tremblay will share his newest release, The Pallbearer’s Club, “a cleverly voiced psychological thriller about an unforgettable—and unsettling—friendship, with blood-chilling twists, crackling wit, and a thrumming pulse in its veins, from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song.” (Goodreads)

RSVP for Paul Tremblay!

Cybersecurity Basics

Friday, October 14| 1-2:30pm | IN-PERSON


Cybersecurity is all about the safety of information—our identity, our personal data, and our financial assets—when we’re online. This in-person workshop is for those who are interested in safety online and want to protect themselves from fraudsters and scams. It will build participants’ confidence when they are visiting websites, creating passwords, and responding to email.


Seating is limited and registration is required.  Please indicate if you are able to bring your own laptop or tablet, or if you will need one for the workshop.

RSVP for Cybersecurity!

iPhone/iPad Tutorials

Friday, October 21| 1-2:30pm | IN-PERSON


In this workshop, you’ll learn about mobile devices, and Apple devices in particular. We’ll work on building skills and confidence in using your iPhone or iPad. This will include:

  • An introduction to mobile devices
  • Skill building, including…
  • Navigating your mobile device
  • Getting connected to Wi-Fi on your device
  • Common apps on mobile devices
  • Helpful device settings for accessibility and privacy

 You’ll also learn tips and tricks for safety and security with your device. And you’ll have opportunities to practice.


Seating is limited and registration is required.  Please bring your iPhone or iPad to this workshop so you can get to know your device!

Register for iPhone/iPad!

Android Smartphone/Tablet Tutorials

Friday, October 28| 1-2:30pm | IN-PERSON


In this workshop you will learn about mobile devices in general and Android devices in particular. We’ll work on building skills and confidence in using your Android device. This will include:

  • An introduction to mobile devices
  • Skill building, including . . .
  • Navigating your mobile device
  • Common apps on mobile devices
  • Getting connected to Wi-Fi on your device
  • Helpful device settings for accessibility and privacy

 You’ll also learn tips and tricks for safety and security with your device. And you will have opportunities to practice. 


Seating is limited and registration is required.  Please bring your Android smartphone or tablet to this workshop so you can get to know your device!

Register for Android!

These workshops are funded by PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T.

YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMS

Indoor Storytime with Miss Becky

Mondays| 11am |IN-PERSON


Miss Becky will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds.


Come for the stories, leave with a smile!  Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.

Tales for Tails

Mondays| 3:45 - 4:45pm |IN-PERSON


We have opened the schedule through the end of the year and welcome new participants!


Interested kids (ages 6-12) can apply for the rewarding opportunity to volunteer as a Tales for Tails Reader. Readers will visit the MSPCA adoption center on Monday afternoons between 3:45 and 4:45.

Apply by emailing Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org

Born to Read: Storytime for You and Your Baby

Tuesdays| 3pm |IN-PERSON

BEGINS OCTOBER 4


Early literacy begins at birth! Babies form brain connections-- determining how they learn, think and grow-- from the very moment they are born. Join us for a gentle circle time of stories, snuggles, fun and connection.


Drop-in. This weekly program takes place in the Children's Room.

Sensory Friendly Storytime

Wednesdays| 11am |IN-PERSON

BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21


Weekly 20 minute Storytime limited to 6 children (of all participation levels) and especially welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, dancing and bubbles followed by free play until noon.


We have wiggle chairs and will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones.


Registration required—please share any triggers or challenging behaviors and let us know how best to support you. Caregiver participation required, siblings welcome.

To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Fresh Air Storytime

Thursdays| 11am |IN-PERSON


Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our side lawn under the tree every Thursday at 11am!


No outdoor story time if it’s raining.

Call ahead to check:

(508) 790-6220

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Social Group for Neurodivergent Teens

Every 2nd Friday of the month| 3:30-4:30pm |IN-PERSON

Next meeting: October 14


Our amazing volunteer Isadora Greenberg, a passionate advocate and role model for Cape Advocates Standing Together, will be the group leader. Isadora understands the social challenges a young person with autism and ADHD faces, so this inclusive group is a safe space to be and celebrate YOU!


Activities will be determined by the interests of the participants. We will share a variety of sensory items, but feel free to bring your own and/or noise-cancelling headphones.

To register, email Miss Megan at missmegan@clamsnet.org or call (508) 790-6220 x106.

Group for ages 13-18.  Registration required (limit 10), siblings welcome, caregivers may be asked to supervise.

LIBRARY NEWS

Artist of the Month: Kenard Smith Jr.


Kenard Smith Jr. is a self taught artist, designer, and creator who has always had a passion for art from an early age. When he is creating a new piece, if it’s a painting or clothing, he strives to make something that is a conversation starter.

Kenard Smith Jr.'s artwork will be displayed in the front lobby for the month of September.

Stay up-to-date during the week by checking out our social media!


We post service and program news, as well as fun videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


We also upload recorded programs to YouTube for access anytime!

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