When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and, like a dream, glides away."
— Sarah Helen Whitman
Welcome September

From Salty Broad Studios: Don't delay! Make your appointment today! Preferred pricing for EforAll Cape Cod mentors and entrepreneurs and CLI Class of 2020.

Interview with Dr. Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College
In this interview we talk about the college property being a COVID testing site, the exciting new addition coming to 4C's, the upcoming semester, and how the college can help in your educational goals.
See Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & the Moon from Dowses
OVL has a great telescope that one of our loyal patrons, Art, takes to Dowses Beach, sets up & lets people & kids take a look. If you are interested in attending, email Art at gac29@aol.com
Mask & Social Distancing Required. Check our Facebook page for a pop up look on a great night.
Identifying Hawks in Flight
This online class is presented by Mass Audubon and Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries. This online presentation will introduce you to the eleven most commonly seen hawks in New England, providing the 'keys' and a few tricks for you to begin identifying them on your own. By the end of the course, you'll know where and when to look for them, and how to identify what you find.

Presenter: Paul M. Roberts, who has been studying hawks, their migration, and identification for several decades.
Pre-Registration and fee required.

Learn to Shellfish!
The Town of Barnstable's Shellfish Natural ResourceTechnician, Liz Lewis has all the tips and tricks to getting started - Getting a permit, reading a tide chart and map. Melt the butter and grab a rake and a basket, dinner is fresh from the sea this weekend!
Meet your career goals! This workshop will help you write a resume that will present your career experience, unique qualities, and showcase your strengths, skills, and accomplishments.

In this ZOOM workshop you will:
• Learn how to write a targeted resume
• Organize & format the sections of your resume
• Develop the content to showcase your talents and accomplishments
• Use keywords in your resume
• Write a resume that will get the attention of hiring managers and recruiters

Please bring your previous resume to the workshop or write down your job experience and have it ready.

To register: call 508-430-8111 or email
Update from Town Councilor David Bogan 8/26/20
In this interview we talk about short term rentals, the back-to-school plan and September voting.

If you would like to volunteer at the polls, please contact Town Clerk Ann Quirk, 508-862-4044.
OVL Online Writers' Studio
Osterville Library’s online writers’ studio is for serious writers and authors or those that want to be. We meet weekly on Zoom (you get the links) on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. All you need is a computer or laptop and a smile. We use live audio and video and screen share of your chapters for critique. To sign-up, email sdanderson.books@gmail.com or visit www.capecodwitersstudio.com. See you soon. Did I tell you it is free? 
Space, Help & Resources

Confused about the upcoming school year? OVL can help! Introducing 6 new learning databases to assist you. Plus more.
We have added new tools for teaching, learning and research.

  1. Opposing Viewpoints: Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a resource that brings together academic articles, audio, videos, opinion essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics. Whether you need a balanced view or support for your position, Opposing Viewpoints is the first place to go when you're researching a controversial or contentious issue.
  2. National Geographic Virtual Library: From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History magazines, there’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library will bring to OVL's patrons.
  3. Gale In Context: Elementary: Delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.
  4. Gale In Context: Middle School: As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and random, online searches can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, and NASA.
  5. Gale In Context: High School: When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.
  6. Udemy: Udemy's mission is to improve lives through learning. Over 4000 online video courses feature an extensive, multi-language library, which includes thousands of courses taught by expert instructors. You can take courses across a wide range of categories, some of which include: business & entrepreneurship, programming, academics, the arts, health & fitness, language, music and much more! 
  7. In the Library: We have many rooms that offer a safe space for study and work time. Seating is arranged to accommodate physical distancing requirements. We have wifi and available computers plus, we are open 7 days a week.

We are adding resources and space to assist parents, home-schoolers and caregivers adjust and help educate in K-12.
New online resources for kids & adults at home
To fulfill our mission to foster lifelong learning, here are some opportunities to try something new using virtual technology


* Back 2 School: Tips for Setting Up an Efficient Virtual Learning Space - link

* Fall Fun Guide: The Best Things to Do With Kids in Greater Boston - link

* Virtual Programs - During COVID19 Cape Cod Children's Place - link


* Popcorn Cob: How to Pop Popcorn from a Cob - link

* Engineering the Perfect Egg Drop Project - link

* Leaf Chromatography Experiment for Elementary and Middle School - link


* Apple Pie Playdough Recipe - link

* Erupting Apple Science with an Apple Volcano - link

* Dancing Apple Seeds Science Fun - link

Links of interest,
updated weekly
Barnstable School Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown's weekly update - Video
Barnstable School Website - link
Town Manager 9/4 - Newsletter
Absentee Ballot Application - link
Vote by Mail - link
Complete Your Census - link
Beach Water Quality - more info
Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 
We remain in a Level 2 Drought Status even with this week’s rainfall
Election Results From the September 1st Primary Election Can Be Found HERE
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

Outside story-time at OVL at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays with Wendy
September 9nd
Stay Tuned for Fall schedule
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL

Tuesday- September 15th

Thursday- October 1st
Friday- October 30th

Tuesday- November 10th
Tuesday- December 15th

Check Redcross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time below
Our Recent Interviews.
Todd Glickman, Meteorologist - interview
Dr. Falzone on Identifying Stress - interview
BPD Chief Sonnabend - interview
COMM Fire Chief Winn - interview
Superintendent of Barnstable Schools Meg Mayo-Brown - interview
Barnstable County Nurse - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan - interview
White Shark Conservancy - interview
Trustees of the Reservation - interview
David Martin, Taste of Genealogy - interview 1 2 3
A life Suspended by author Nicole Donovan - interview
The 2020
is in digital form.

Read about Ned Crosby, Growing up Diggs, The Foxhole and Armstrong-Kelley Park to name of few of the articles in the 2020 edition.

Print version is available at the library in the notice board holders and out front of library.

Monday 9-4:45
Tuesday 10-4:45
Wednesday 9-4:45
Thursday 10-4:45
Friday 9-4:45
Saturday 9-3:45
Sunday 12-3:45

Subject to change as we work through opening guidelines and new procedures.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton cyndycotton@clamsnet.org

Osterville in-person service video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be well!
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Osterville, MA 02655