Centerville Public Library will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

We will reopen on Tuesday morning!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!


Centerville Public Library

Celebrate CPL this July with a game of Mini- Golf!

Preview "Par - tee" & Silent Auction

Friday, July 8 from 5 - 7pm

Don’t miss this special evening of wine and beer tasting, silent auction, and mini golf before it opens on Saturday!

Tickets are $40 per person

Indoor Mini Golf Fundraiser

Saturday, July 9 from 10am - 5pm

We transform our building into a challenging and entertaining 18-hole indoor mini golf course for all ages!

Tickets are $5 per person (ages 3+)

max $20 per group

Click here for details and to purchase tickets online!

CPL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge is Back!

Pick up a BINGO board in the front lobby or print a copy by clicking this link.

Return by August 28 to be entered in prize drawings!

Click here for this week's book suggestions: "Under 200 pages long"


Nature Photography Workshop

Part 1

Tuesday, June 21| 10 - 11:30am | IN-PERSON

Come join us as we learn about the basic rules of composition and see how quickly your images take on a fresh look. Whether you use a camera phone, a point and shoot, a bridge camera, a mirrorless camera or a DSLR, all are welcome to learn new ways of seeing.

(Please note that this is not a class to learn the technical features of your camera/device.)

Instructor Maureen Grandmont is a local master photographer whose work can be seen in May at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, or at the Cape Cod Art Center in June.

[This program is a collaboration between Centerville Public & Whelden Memorial Libraries]

RSVP for Nature Photography Part 1!  (Please indicate in your registration "Part 1")

Nature Photography Workshop

Part 2

Thursday, June 23| 3 - 5pm | OFF-SITE

Take what you learned in Part 1 and join us as we take photos of our local environment. 

Maureen Grandmont will lead a guided photo shoot through Meetinghouse Farm Conservation Area in West Barnstable. (Please note that this is not a class to learn the technical features of your camera/device.)

Part 2 has limited spots so please register early! Participants should bring their camera as well as bug spray and wear long pants and long sleeves as it is tick nymph season.

[This program is a collaboration between Centerville Public & Whelden Memorial Libraries]

RSVP for Nature Photography Part 2!   (Please indicate in your registration "Part 2")

Overview of UCLA Memory Training Program (BACC)

Wednesday, June 22| 10 - 11am | HYBRID

At this special program from Stacey Cullen, Barnstable Council on Aging Caregiver/ Support Services Coordinator, you will learn:

  • What memory is and how it works
  • How to reduce tip of tongue moments
  • How to reduce your memory burden
  • Your learning style
  • Better memory habits
  • Strategies & techniques for some of the most common memory complaints

This program is an overview of what you will see in a 4-week series coming this summer!

RSVP for Memory Training!


Pilates Workshop

Thursday, July 14| 5 - 7pm | IN-PERSON

In this FREE two-hour workshop, Joan Berglund, certified Stott® Pilates instructor, will review the basics of the Stott® method of Pilates through physical practice and a discussion of theory.

The Essential matwork repertoire is beginner-friendly but experienced practitioners can also learn ways to deepen their understanding of Pilates-based movement.

RSVP for Pilates!

Sea Captains of Cape Cod

Friday, July 15| 1 - 2pm | IN-PERSON

Cape Cod Massachusetts abounds with maritime stories involving deep sea travel, packet boat journeys, whaling expeditions, early American naval skirmishes, all types of ship building innovations and enough fishing stories to fill up a large trawler.

Join us for stories of audacious sea captains as they take us on a fascinating nautical voyage!

Presented by local author Dr. Michael Pregot.

RSVP for Sea Captains!


Pride Storytime

Thursday, June 30| 11:00am |IN-PERSON

Join us for a special Fresh Air Storytime! Miss Megan and guest reader Anna Botsford will share stories that celebrate LGBTQIA+ individuals and all types of families/love.

We'll enjoy a picnic lunch together afterwards and each child will receive a very special baked treat from Created By Kim.

All ages welcome! Free lunch sponsored by YMCA Cape Cod for kids age 18 and under.

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Thursday, July 7| 2:00pm |IN-PERSON

Barnstable Collaborative Summer Reading Presents Ammaya Dance and Drum!

Come to the Hyannis Fire Department and enjoy an African-inspired dance and music performance, Touch-a-Truck, and popsicles!

Registration not required.  (Hyannis Fire Department is located at 95 High School Road, Hyannis.)

Special Storytime with Author James Baker

Monday, July 11| 11am |IN-PERSON

Join us for a special Storytime with local author, James Baker. He'll read his Pizza Panda books, we'll make a fun pizza craft together, and families can purchase signed copies of his books!

Originally from Osterville, Baker now lives in Orlando where he is a teacher who encourages children to read more!

No registration required.


Pizza & Poetry

Thursdays| 4 - 5:30pm |IN-PERSON

July 14 - August 18, 2022

Calling all teens for weekly poetry writing workshops this summer!

Local poet Carol Traynor-Mayer will lead weekly poetry workshops for teens this summer in the Young Adult Room at CPL.  Participants do not need any experience reading or writing poetry!

The workshops will involve reading from a variety of poems with themes teens care about written by a diverse range of poets.  Pizza will be provided!

Register by emailing Miss Megan at

Fresh Air Storytime

Thursdays| 11am |IN-PERSON

Join Miss Megan for stories, movement and music on our back patio every Thursday at 11am!

No outdoor story time if it’s raining

Call ahead to check:

(508) 790-6220



In collaboration with YMCA Cape Cod, the Kids Summer Lunch Program is coming to Centerville Public Library!

Beginning June 16 and running throughout the summer, kids 18 years old and younger can get a free bagged meal.

Visit us on the back patio at 12pm to receive a meal and enjoy the sunshine.

First come, first served. Meals must be eaten on site.

June is Pride Month!  We invite you to contribute to our paper chain in the front lobby and in the Children's Room.

We ask you to join in community to write a message of kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Artist of the Month: Vittoria Sault

Native Cape Cod artist Vittoria Sault is a graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University combined program and Bridgewater State College. She has exhibited paintings at the Falmouth Art Guild and Cotuit Center for the Arts and has taught art in many settings for both children and adults.

Her paintings will be for sale and on display throughout the main reading room. A portion of the proceeds will help support the library.

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