What's happening next at the Osterville Village Library?
Osterville Library Interviews Greg Berman, Coastal Geologist, to Discuss the Beach Erosion on the Cape
Osterville Library interviews Greg Berman, PG, GISP a coastal processes specialist for Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension (CCCE) where he provides technical assistance on coastal geology topics: shoreline change, erosion control alternatives, potential effects of various human activities on coastal landforms, coastal flood plains, coastal hazards, hazard mitigation analyses, and dune restoration techniques.

In this interview we talk about the erosion on Cape Cod.

Some interesting links:
Shifting Shoreline website:
Author Talk: Choices and the Power of Possibility
April 10 | 10 AM | Virtual
Authors Nicole Donovan, A Life Suspended, and J. M. Crawford, Choices, share their memoirs. Two mothers share their unique perspectives on building resilience in the face of adversity while raising their children with autism.

In times of uncertainty and isolation, they found courage and resolve as they pressed forward to secure educational and therapeutic supports to meet their sons' individual needs. Journey with these two women as they share personal stories of love and determination while navigating the confusing world of autism.

Email ofl_mail@clamsnet.org for the Zoom Link. The program will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel.
First Chapter Fridays
Do you ever feel like you're reading the same book over and over? Or are you looking for something new and exciting but not sure where to start?

Well, look no further! Every Friday, we'll be recording a virtual reading of the first chapter of a different book (one children's book and one adult book) to give you a taste of some hits and recommendations.

Catch our most recent chapters below, and tune in to our website or social media weekly and see what grabs your attention!
For adults: Lovers and Writers, written by Lily King, narrated by Gregg
For Kids: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, narrated by Wendy
March Madness at OVL
Feeling lucky?

You could win a new 8" Amazon Echo Show and $50.00 in Instant Game Tickets. Who knows how much you could win!

Tickets are $5.00 each, or get 5 tickets for $20.00.

Buy tickets from now until March 31! Drawing is at noon on March 31.
Daylight Savings Time Starts on Sunday, March 14
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Open at Cape Cod Community College
"The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force has announced the establishment of the Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium. It will expand vaccination infrastructure across Cape Cod, beginning with the addition of a vaccination site at Cape Cod Community College.

The consortium is a collaborative of health care providers, county government and municipalities across the Cape that aims to deliver vaccine doses to the region’s most vulnerable residents. Cape Cod Healthcare will run the new vaccination site at 4C’s, leveraging their experience running other sites such as the Melody Tent in Hyannis."
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Inside the Library
We know the process for making an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine is confusing and difficult. We have created an instruction sheet in an effort to assist you in navigating this online process.

Individuals 65 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Please click here to view the Self Attestation Form, which you will need to print and bring with you to your appointment.

Tips for Getting a Vaccine
New: Get early sign-up alerts, learn a new search tool for pharmacies, and learn even more tips for getting an appointment.
AARP Tax-Aide Update
The AARP is currently booked to capacity for tax aide appointments.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Barnstable Adult Community Center at 508-862-4750.
Get Rid of Your Old Documents!
P-3 Shredder at the OVL
Did you know the OVL has a P-3 shredder open to the public? If you have sensitive documents you need to shred, our shredder satisfies not only FACTA, but also HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The shredding service is $1.00 per minute and the machine can handle up to 20 documents at a time.
150 New Simultaneous Use Adult Fiction and Nonfiction ebooks and Audiobooks on Overdrive
To help meet the ever-growing demand for digital content, OverDrive is now offering more than 150 no-cost, simultaneous use adult fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks! No wait lists and great for book clubs! We expect these titles to be available on March 15.
Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
We're all missing our usual parades, but there are still fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year!

Friday, March 12-Sunday, March 14: St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Cape Cod Beer

Friday, March 12-Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Festival is Virtual from Dublin, Ireland!

Wednesday, March 17-Sunday, March 21: Virtual Irish Film Festival Boston

For some simple ideas for themed kids activities to do at home, keep scrolling!
iPhone Photography | Take Professional Photos
On Your iPhone
Take at your convenience through UDEMY

1.5 hours, on demand video
What you'll learn

  • How to replicate professional digital photography with your iPhone.

  • How to take stunning photos by utilizing shot composition.

  • How to optimize iPhone settings for taking the best photos.

  • How to professionally edit photos with Lightroom (free) on your iPhone.

  • How to utilize surrounding light to properly light your subjects.

  • How/Why the best photographers tell stories in their photos.

  • How to take more impactful photos of people, landscapes, architecture, and more.
How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps
Take at your convenience through UDEMY

2 hours, on demand video
What you'll learn

  • Design/decorate nearly any room well using a systematic 10-step method. Each step provides detailed instructions for that particular element (e.g., how to choose lighting and how to arrange furniture).

  • Identify the best places to buy furnishings for a room.

  • Identify different interior design styles and select your own style for decorating.

  • Create different room layout options for family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

  • Create a personalized color scheme that will look great.

  • Create a layered lighting scheme that is both functional and dramatic.
Public Forum: Town of Barnstable Proposed Sewer Assessment Ordinance

Thursday, March 25 | 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM | Virtual
The health of Barnstable’s coastal waters that is so vital to the Town’s quality of life and local economy is at risk. The primary source of the problem is nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

Building on more than a decade of scientific study and engineering design, the Town has put forward a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) to protect coastal, inland, and drinking water resources. The Town’s plan calls for sewers and other measures to be implemented over 30 years, at a total cost of $1.4 billion. The Town has identified existing revenues to cover more than half of this cost. A Sewer Assessment Ordinance is being proposed to finance a portion of the remaining cost.

A proposal for a Sewer Assessment Ordinance to finance a portion of the cost to construct the sewer expansion will be presented for community discussion at a series of virtual public forums.

Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager, will present the proposed sewer assessment ordinance, along with Daniel Santos (Director, Department of Public Works) and Mark Milne (Finance Director).

How to attend: To participate via computer use the following link for all six meetings: https://zoom.us/j/92047771927 using Webinar ID: 920 4777 1927.

Or join by phone 888-475-4499 using the Webinar ID: 920 4777 1927.

All meetings will also be live-streamed on Channel 18 and the Town of Barnstable Facebook page. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Town of Barnstable website for later viewing.
Grab & Go Crafts
Every week they change! There's always something fun and engaging for the kids.

On display with the crafts are plenty of related books to check out and read.
Book Signing with Ayanna Parrent,
Author of "Becoming Free"

Saturday, May 8 | 10 AM-2 PM
Ayanna Parrent is many things: mother, daughter, sister, wife, POUND Pro, life coach, recovering alcoholic, survivor. Born into a family dynamic struggling to find its foundation, Ayanna resolved not to become like her own mother, an addict who walked a fine line between fierce inspiration and neglectful parent, until the moment she realized that was exactly who she’d become. But despite Ayanna’s own traumatic past, there was within her a spark of hope that finally ignited when a breakthrough occurred during her second time in rehab. That spark helped Ayanna to conceive of and create a business model that is destined to change the face of recovery. It’s all about Becoming Free.
Volunteers Needed
Are you into astronomy or lawn games?
We are looking for volunteer(s) to help with our star gazing at Dowses Beach and to assist with yard games this summer. Email cyndycotton@clamsnet.org if interested!
Check Out Our Bookstore!
Open 7 days a week--you never know what you might find.
Share Your Pandemic Story
Postcards From a Pandemic
Call for submissions!
Open submissions throughout the duration of the pandemic

In collaboration with the William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives, the Cape Pandemic Postcards Project is documenting this unprecedented moment for future generations through your essays, stories, poems, and images that capture the social, emotional, spiritual, and economic impact of COVID-19.

Become part of Cape Cod history!
This collection will capture a diverse cross section of voices, each contributing a unique perspective on how our lives on Cape Cod evolved throughout the duration of the pandemic. In addition to the archive, we are planning to publish an anthology (all proceeds will be donated to a local charity).

Be part of this community-wide endeavor! All residents of all ages are encouraged to participate!

How to Share Your Story

To submit your work, upload via this link*:

For more details, or to browse the current collection, visit our Cape Pandemic Postcards web page via www.nickersonarchives.org
Follow us on Facebook: @capepandemicpostcards
For more information, contact us at capepandemicpostcards@gmail.com

*You will need to sign into your Google account (Gmail). Contact us if you do not have access to Gmail and need help.
Links of Interest, Updated Bi-Monthly

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.

Osterville restaurants open for take-out: 

Please Support Our Osterville Businesses
Upcoming Blood Drives at the OVL
*Registration required*

Thursday, March 25
Friday, March 26
Monday April 12
Tuesday April 13

Check the Red Cross website for times and appointments.
More Information
The 2020 Experience Osterville Guide is in digital form

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

The print version is also available at the library.

We have new hours

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.
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655