Welcome to fall! Look for our newsletters on the second and fourth Saturday's of each month. Enclosed you will find plenty of events, information, interviews, and links you will find of interest. As we enter the next few months we would like to remind you that masks covering your nose and mouth are required in the library. Please do not come in if you are not feeling well.
We can always accommodate you through curbside service.
Clean Up 3 Bays & Beyond
 SUNDAY SEPT 27th will be our “Clean Up 3 Bays & Beyond.” event. It will be held from 12-4, with low tide close to 2. 
We will supply garbage bags & gloves (if needed) and refreshments will be available outside the Osterville Anglers Club. 
   1. If people have a boat and want to clean up along the shorelines, please contact Amy Hotchkiss for a location to cover. 
  2. If people want to be shuttled to an area with a few boats available please contact Amy and you will be assigned, and leave from Crosby Yacht Yard.
  3. If people want to walk from the shoreline form a landing we will assign an area. 
  4. Let’s “Clean Up 3 Bays & Beyond!” Even if it 's just your own neighborhood, every bit help! Get a bag and gloves!!

Garbage can be disposed on your own, or you can bring it to the Osterville Anglers Club/Crosby Yacht Yard!

Please TAKE PICTURES so we can post 😎 Thank you all in advance.

Current Supporters: Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, Beacon Marine Construction, Osterville Anglers Club, Osterville Village Library, Save Our Sound, Stand Up & Paddle Cape Cod 

Please Contact Amy Hotchkiss for more information: 508-331-0798 Adhotch@hotmail.com
OVL Virtual Cookbook Group
Did you know that the Osterville Village Library has a virtual cookbook group? For more information click here.

Join us for our November 4th meeting. We will be cooking and discussing, Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

Email us: ofl_mail@clamsnet.org to reserve a copy of the cookbook of the month and Zoom link/password for the meeting. 
Let's Talk Turkey
You see them everywhere... so find out more about turkeys and the Cape Wildlife Center. OVL interviews Zach, the Executive Director for this fun and informative video.
Please make sure you fill out the census! Are you a second homeowner on Cape Cod? When you fill out the 2020 Census – it's important to enter information for any property you use, even if you are living here only part time.
Please take 10 minutes and respond.
Fall Fest October 10th
Interview with Roxie Zwicker on Ghost Stories of New England's Forgotten Past
Roxie has been entertaining the locals, visitors from far away and curious souls with her unique stories since 1994. New England Curiosities has been offering tours and special haunted events since 2002. Enjoy tales of folklore, ghosts and mysterious history with author and historian Roxie Zwicker. She hosts New Hampshire’s longest running and original ghost tour! See Roxie's Tour of Salem Below.
Virtual Tour of Salem, Massachusetts
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 7 PM – 9 PM
With a captivating history that attracts visitors from around the world, Salem, Massachusetts has many intriguing stories and lots of curious places to explore. On this virtual tour with Roxie from New England Curiosities (a former Salem resident), explore the Charter Street Burial Ground - one of the oldest in the nation, the Witch Trial Memorial, the Howard Street Burial ground and other curious locations and destinations. During this two hour sojourn we will take a closer look at some of the beautiful homes and examine some of the many things that make this city from 1626 so legendary!

Discover the amazing gravestone carvings, solemn places, notable people and the mysteries as you explore these hallowed grounds from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Conducted on Zoom: an email link and password will be sent to all registered participants. After the presentation participants will be emailed a handout with information for further explorations. 

12 Seconds of Silence

Jamie Holmes's "12 Seconds of Silence" is the remarkable, lost story of how a ragtag group of American scientists overcame one of the toughest problems of World War II: shooting things out of the sky. Working in a secretive organization known as Section T, a team of physicists, engineers, and everyday Joes and Janes took on a devilish challenge. To help the Allies knock airplanes out of the air, they created one of the world’s first “smart weapons.” Against overwhelming odds and in a race against time, mustering every scrap of resource, ingenuity, and insight, the scientists of Section T would eventually save countless lives, rescue the city of London from the onslaught of a Nazi superweapon, and help bring about the Axis defeat. A holy grail sought after by Allied and Axis powers alike, their unlikely innovation ranks with the atomic bomb as one of the most revolutionary technologies of the Second World War. Until now, their tale was largely untold. Hosted by Boston Athenæum.

The Savvy Caregiver Program
The Barnstable Council on Aging, in partnership with the Healthy Living Center of Excellence, is pleased to announce a fall session of The Savvy Caregiver Program. This six-session online training is FREE for family and friends who are active caregivers, and caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Fall session Thursdays, Oct. 1st – Nov. 5th 10:00 AM -Noon. Stacey Cullen has been trained & certified to offer this program. For more information or to register, call Stacey at (508) 862 – 4765 or email at stacey.cullen@town.barnstable.ma.us.
To register for any of the above classes and others available Click Here.
Learn to Shellfish!
Episode 3
The Town of Barnstable's Shellfish Naturalist Technician Liz Lewis provides a fun and informative shellfish class for all levels. Melt the butter and grab the rake and basket, you'll be bringing home dinner!

NEW: Fun and Learning for the Family

* Play Recipes for Kids - link

* Fall Activities for Kids - link

* As Distance Learning Continues Into the Fall, Consider these Tips from Homeschoolers - link


* Apple Crafts - Apple Pom Poms! - link

* Amazing Expanding Ivory Soap - link

* Birds Nest STEM Challenge - link


* Easy Applesauce Recipe that Preschoolers Can Make - link

* Fishing With Magnets - link

* Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft - link

UPDATE: Our newsletters will be emailed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month going forward.
Links of interest,
updated weekly
Barnstable School Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown's update - Video
Barnstable School Website - link
9/25 Town Manager - Newsletter

USPS Voting by Mail - info
Barnstable County will be hosting a drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To find out whether your town is currently hosting a flu clinic for residents, click HERE.

Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 

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

Storytime at OVL
Outside BYOB* in and around the Gazebo
Alternating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
*bring your own blanket
Wednesdays with Wendy
Sept. 30th & Oct.6th at 10 AM for little kids and 2 PM for older kids
Tuesday October 6th at 2 PM and every other Tuesday

Tommy and Sue Fridays at 11 AM
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL
Thursday- October 1st
Thursday October 29th
Friday- October 30th

Tuesday- November 10th
Tuesday- December 15th

Check the Redcross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time below
Our Recent Interviews.
Dr. John Cox President CCCC - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan 8/26 - interview
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
Pod Request
POD REQUEST: "We are a family of three with a 4-year-old daughter. We have owned a home in Osterville for the last 10 years and have decided to live here for the next year or longer. We are carefully quarantining. In order to give our daughter a chance to play safely with other children at or near her age, we are looking to form a pod with another family with young children who is doing the same." Email Here
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