October 2021
Wireless Hotspots are in at the Library!

Are you in need of wireless internet you can take with you on a trip? Do you need wifi at home while your service is out? Do you need a back up wireless service for an important event? Well, Sturgis Library now has 10 TMobile wifi hotspots for circulation! Check them out for a week! Reliable and dependable internet wherever T Mobile has coverage.
Off the Beaten Path Book Group
1st Thursday of every month from 6-7PM

Looking for a new book group this fall? Do you enjoy science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, horror, and mystery? Do you like novels and short stories that can't be classified, books that combine genres freely?

If so, this is the book group for you! We meet the first Thursday of every month from 6-7PM.

If you'd like to join, email us at sturgisreference@comcast.net! Seating is limited.
Climate Prep Week 2021
Climate Preparedness Week Storytime is for the Birds
Wednesday, September 29th at 10:30pm

Birds are important members of many ecosystems. They play a vital role in controlling pests, acting as pollinators, and maintaining ecology.

The United States has lost a lot of birds in recent years―and there are lots of things we can do to help!

In honor of Climate Preparedness Week, we will host a Storytime to help our feathered friends! After reading A Garden to Save the Birds by Wendy McClure, we'll make our own milk carton bird feeders!

For milk carton purposes, we kindly request that you register for this Storytime.
To register, email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
From Poe To The Present:
Talking Horror with Nathan Ballingrud, Gabino Iglesias, Gwendolyn Kiste, Eric LaRocca, and Cynthia Pelayo
Tuesday October 12 @ 6:00 PM over ZOOM

Join us over ZOOM to hear five celebrated horror authors discuss the evolution of scary stories from Edgar Allan Poe to the present. The Line-up includes: Nathan Ballingrud, Gabino Iglesias, Gwendolyn Kiste, Eric LaRocca, and Cynthia Pelayo!

We’ll talk about the origins stretching back to Edgar Allen Poe, what defines a scary story, and how they have morphed into what we know today in contemporary fiction. A digital book sale and Q and A will follow the event.

Registration is Required. Email SturgisReference@comcast.net to save a spot.
Tales of the Headless...and the Heartless with Greg Williams
Tuesday October 26th at 6 PM
Heads rendered asunder, the fates of skulls, a couple of peregrinating brains, and hearts gone astray. All this and much more in Greg’s latest macabre and darkly humorous Halloween Extravaganza!
Registration is REQUIRED! Seating is LIMITED! This is an in person program.
To sign up, email SturgisReference@comcast.net.
Hokusai and Japan in the Floating World
an Art History Talk with Tom Silver
Tuesday, November 2nd @ 6 PM

Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver will explore the work of Japan’s most famous artist, Katsushika Hokusai, in the context of his life and times. Mr. Silver also showcases masterpieces covering the 350-year history of the genre. This presentation focuses on Japanese prints of the Edo period, also known as the “Floating World.”

Registration is REQUIRED. Email Sturgisreference@comcast.net to reserve a seat.
Women of Barnstable with Nancy Viall Shoemaker
Tuesday November 9th @ 6 pm
Join Sturgis Library for an evening with local historian, Nancy Viall Shoemaker. Nancy will speak on many of the fascinating women of Barnstable’s past. Among those will be Sturgis’s Anne Maria Hooper Lothrop and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Crocker Nye.

Registration is REQUIRED
To sign up, email SturgisReference@comcast.net.
Have You Checked Out Sturgis Library's
YouTube Channel Yet?
Since Covid began, we have been recording many of our digital programs and posting them to our YouTube channel. So if you missed our Curious and Fascinating Tales of Barnstable with Nancy Viall Shoemaker, our talk on Native American Agricultural Practices with Linda Coombs, our talk on Vonnegut's Influence on Contemporary Science Fiction, or any of our other programs, follow this link and see what you've been missing!

Mushroom Hike
Sunday, October 3rd at 12:30pm

Meeting Spot:
Otis Atwood Conservation Area in
West Barnstable

Learn about one of nature's weirdest, most fascinating organisms--mushrooms!

Take a family-friendly guided hike through the magical, mystical "third kingdom" with mycologist Wesley Price as he discusses the wonders of mushrooms that exist all around us.

Registration is requested. Please email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org

Journaling for Everyone
Meets every Tuesday at 5:30pm beginning September 7th!

Come to Sturgis Library every Tuesday at 5:30pm for a quiet journaling session!

Art tools and optional journal prompts will be provided! Bring your own journal or use ours!

Geared towards ages 13-100+!

Registration is requested. Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Trick or Treat BOOk Review

For the entire month of October, we'll give you candy and a free book in exchange for a thoughtful book review!

Book reviews can be brought to the circulation desk during library hours and one of our
not-so-spooky librarians will give you a treat!

Your book review will be featured on our social media pages and displayed in the library!

Questions? Email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Fire Safety Storytime
Wednesday, October 6th at 10:30am
(Rain date: October 13th at 10:30am)

Join Barnstable firefighter Brian Tyson for an informative and fun Storytime! Brian will discuss the importance of fire safety and kiddos will have an opportunity to check out an actual fire truck!

Registration is not required!
The Sprightly Bright Book Club
Held in-person on the last Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm

Are you between the ages of 8ish to 12ish years old? Do you like (or love!) to read? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Sprightly Bright Book Club is the place for you!

Let's choose, read, and discuss books together!

The discussion will take place in-person on the last Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm. however if participants prefer to participate virtually via zoom, that is an option, too!

Registration is required!
For more information and to register, please email Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org
Outdoor Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Join us outside, weather permitting, for stories and merriment every Wednesday at 10:30am! In the event of rain, Storytime will be held indoors where masks are required for ALL participants.

Geared toward ages 2-4 but all are welcome!

Registration is not required!
Young Artists Featured in Barnstable Village
Sturgis Library asks young artists of all ages to submit their artwork to be displayed in the Barnstable Village Association's display case located in the center of Barnstable Village!

Each artist will be featured for one week!

Artists can contact Christy at cmunier@clamsnet.org to coordinate a week to display their artwork.
Sturgis Library
3090 Main Street P.O. Box 606
Barnstable, MA 02630


Our hours are:
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4
Sundays and holidays CLOSED