The seven libraries in the town of Barnstable are independent, private non-profits that each reflect the unique character of their respective village.  With an endless supply of books and information, they also offer a host of independent programs, readings, classes, discussion groups, meeting spaces, story hours and language classes.

Centerville Public Library

Centerville Public Library

In the village once known as Chequaquet they've enlisted the youth of the village known as the "Shell-vers" to engage in library activities.

 

Cotuit Library

Cotuit Library

Historic public library founded in 1874 specializes in delivery to the homebound.

 

Hyannis Public Library

Hyannis Public Library

Home to the Verizon Language and Literacy Center

 

Marstons Mills Public Library

Marstons Mills Public Library

Includes the Nancy Reardon Theater Arts Collection

 

Osterville Village Library

Osterville Village Library

Pick up passes to area and regional museums at this recently renovated library

 

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library

The oldest library building in the country with a vast amount of Cape Cod Geneological resources dating from the early 1600's, Cape maritime history and more.

 

Whelden Library (West Barnstable)

Whelden Library (West Barnstable)

Features an extensive Cape Cod collection with an emphasis on the local Finnish population and a Barnstable Beekeepers section.

 

Upcoming events in Libraries

Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

June 26, 2018 4:00 pm

4-5 PM Tuesdays.
We provide the colored pencils and coloring pages and you relax, create and enjoy!
Children ages 5 and up

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

A Conversation About Conservation: The Latest Word on Woodlands & Water of Cape Cod 6/26

A Conversation About Conservation: The Latest Word on Woodlands & Water of Cape Cod 6/26

June 26, 2018 6:30 pm

Join us for a thought-provoking and engaging interactive dialogue about land conservation and water quality with a distinguished panel of expert guests. Four regional authorities will take questions from the audience in this lively moderated panel discussion that identifies environmental challenges and addresses ecosystem resiliency and sound conservation strategies. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or fill out the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/land-conservation-panel/

Sponsored by a generous donation from The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Panel Members include:
Zenas “Zee” Crocker Executive Director
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Heather McElroy
Natural Resources Specialist Cape Cod Commission
Mark Robinson
Executive Director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
Daniel W. Santos, P.E.
Director of Barnstable Department of Public Works

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Library FaceBook Class 6/27

Library FaceBook Class 6/27

June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of the social media giant, FaceBook. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-Wednesdays

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-Wednesdays

June 27, 2018 4:00 pm

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to make a creation with Legos provided by the library.
4-5 PM

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

June 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Come down to Cotuit Library as we do our first family movie of the summer, My Little Pony: The Movie:

“After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.” (imdb.com)

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Barnstable Libraries' Summer Reading KIck-Off Party 6/29

Barnstable Libraries' Summer Reading KIck-Off Party 6/29

June 29, 2018 10:00 am

Featuring Comic MIme, Robert Rivest and a Four Seas Ice Cream Social! Mime & Music ! Reading Rocks! Libraries Rock! Let’s rock the library with laughter! Comic Mime, Robert Rivest, entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to read, celebrate their libraries and move to the music of nature, animals and life all around us. Find out what all seven village libraries are doing to promote reading this summer.  This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

 

Location: Centerville Public Library

Annual Book Sale 7/6-7

Annual Book Sale 7/6-7

July 6, 2018 12:00 pm

It’s that time of year again for the Annual Friends of Cotuit Library Book Sale. All books are $1 unless otherwise marked. Come on down to Freedom Hall in Cotuit this 4th of July weekend and grab some bargain books! Come get some great deals on these three following days:

Friday: Noon - 6:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

 

Location: 976 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp 7/16-20

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp 7/16-20

July 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week of Cotuit Coding Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Each day they will learn by playing active games, singing songs, reading stories, working with small robots and experimenting with computer science. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your children to take advantage of this great educational program!
Space is limited to 8. Attendance at all five days is required.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Author Talk: Jenna Blum 7/16

Author Talk: Jenna Blum 7/16

July 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Author Jenna Blum reads from her recently released novel, The Lost Family:

“In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. He has resigned himself to a solitary life. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate, whirlwind courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, believing that beginning a new family with the woman he loves will allow him to let go of the horror of the past. But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.” (amazon.com)
Books will be available for purchase and signing

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Stargazing at Lowell Park 7/16

Stargazing at Lowell Park 7/16

July 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we’ll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!).

The rain date for this event is Wednesday, July 18th @ 8:30 PM.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635

Health and Healing with Tea from the Garden at Sturgis Library 7/31

Health and Healing with Tea from the Garden at Sturgis Library 7/31

July 31, 2018 6:30 pm

Pandora Peoples will discuss how to create your own herbal remedies with common garden herbs in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, back pain, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, slow metabolism, anxiety, digestive and urinary tract disorders. Tea will be served at the event.

FREE to the Public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net

Pandora Peoples, is a certified Chartered Herbalist, nutritional guide, spiritual counselor, and shamanic healer in her 16th year of practice. She is the host of “Healing Wisdom”, a weekly talk show on WOMR 92.1- FM in Provincetown. Listen to her Healing Wisdom Podcasts at WOMR.org

Visit our website for more info: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/health-and-healing-with-teas-from-the-garden/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Jamie Cat Callan Reading and Signing at Sturgis Library 8/7

Jamie Cat Callan Reading and Signing at Sturgis Library 8/7

August 7, 2018 6:30 pm

Jamie Cat Callan will be reading from her latest book, Parisian Charm School, at Sturgis from 6:30-7:30 PM, followed by a Q and A along with a book signing. Copies of her books will be available for purchase at the event, sponsored and provided by Books By The Sea. There will also be refreshments at the event (Wine).

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email Sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, or fill out the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/jamie-cat-callan-reading-and-book-signing/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Sally Gunning on Writing: Marrying Fact to Fiction at Sturgis Library 8/21

Sally Gunning on Writing: Marrying Fact to Fiction at Sturgis Library 8/21

August 21, 2018 6:30 pm

Sally will be discussing being a writer, her research process, and weaving historical events and characters into her fiction. She will also be reading from her original work. A Q and A and book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase on site provided by Titcombs Books of Sandwich. This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

FREE to the public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net, or online at this link: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/sally-gunning-on-writing/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630