February events at Yarmouth's libraries

Something for everyone in February

Sock Drive for Yarmouth Reads

As part of our Yarmouth Reads 2017 we are coordinating a sock drive. Bring in a new pair of socks – any size – to either the South or West Yarmouth Library and a volunteer will distribute them as needed from February through April this year. A great community project!

Let's Knit a Guernsey Sweater

Planning Meeting: Friday, February 3, at 9:00 a.m. South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

While we read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society this winter, let's make a Guernsey sweater. The traditional fisherman knit pattern originally used yarn only from the Guernsey Island. Now, there are lots of fine acrylics that will work. Alice Bowen will coordinate a weekly knitting group.

Musical Discoveries

South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth 

A musical experience for the whole family!

Appropriate for infants to 5 year-old children with their parents and/or caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Leonard Room on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 4. 
  • Monday, February 27.

We are grateful to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program.


Family Movie Matinee: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

An Academy Award winner for Best Visual

Effects, Bedknobs And Broomsticks is a magical blend of live action and animation that makes it one of Disney’s most enduring classics. This is the enchanting story of an amateur witch who, along with three precocious orphans and an amusing professor, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed in order to find an ancient incantation that will save the country from hostile invaders! This movie is free!


Ever consider being a Foster Parent?

Wednesday, February 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth 

Learn what it takes to be a foster parent on Cape Cod.

Tony Brownstein, from the Massachusetts Department of Children & Family, and foster parent Marjorie Vespa will answer all your questions. You may be single, married, partnered, widowed or divorce and can be a great Foster parent. Average stay 3-18 month: Foster parents must be at least 18 years of age.


West Yarmouth Tech Help

One-on-One Sessions By Appointment

Thursday, February 9, 3:00-5:00 PM West Yarmouth Library 391 Main Street, Rt 28, West Yarmouth

Get help with questions such as setting up an email account, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, online job applications, using a flash drive, sending an attachment, using the Library catalog and online databases, and finding information online. You are welcome to bring your own device (laptop, tablet, eReader). Registration required; please email Reference librarian Trish Cassisi at [email protected].


Good Stories, Well Read

Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m. 

West Yarmouth Library 391 Main Street, Rt 28, West Yarmouth

Join us as we bring you a whole new way to enjoy and appreciate stories. Listen to some of the greatest stories in literature. Hear local actors read stories in front of the fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library. Doors open at 2:00. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the West Yarmouth Library Association. This program is free to the public.


Author Talk: Newton Frolich

1492, Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and the World at a turning Point

Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Fifteenth-century Spain was a terrifying place. It was the time of the Inquisition—a time of torture, betrayal, and unexpected courage. The Muslim world was struggling to keep the West in an economic vise, the Christian world was fighting back against their control of its trade routes, and the Jews were caught in the middle—tortured if they assimilated, expelled or killed if they clung to their heritage. Into this turbulent scene step a unique combination of strong-willed characters, brought to life with stunning realism by award-winning novelist Newton Frohlich. Part of the South Yarmouth Library Associations Sunday Author Series.


Weekly Programs

Yarmouth Town Libraries

Weekly Drop-in Story Times

Join us for stories, songs, crafts and playtime.


Preschool Story Time:

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers.


Baby Story Time:

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

South Yarmouth Library 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

For infants to 3 year-olds, and their caregivers.


Story Time West:

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

West Yarmouth Library 391 Main Street, Rt 28, West Yarmouth

All ages welcome.


Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts

The South Yarmouth Library Association offers the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts annually. The $3,000 award advances the study and knowledge of someone in the visual arts. To be eligible, applicants must have completed one academic year at a college or art institute by the end of the school year in which the scholarship is offered. 
Applications are made available in January of each year from the South Yarmouth Library or from the website. Applications include the completed form, transcripts of all course work, three (3) letters of recommendation, your portfolio, and a personal statement. Go to www.yarmouthlibraries.org and look for the link to download an application on the home page. Applications to the South Yarmouth Library Association are due no later than April 30, 2017.

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