Wednesday, August 6, 2008

William Martin at the Knight Auditorium, Barnstable High School

We thought we'd share this animated shot of author William Martin, discussing his book "Cape Cod" at Barnstable High School on July 20th...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lecturers from Plimoth Plantation at Sturgis Library

The Sturgis Library's 2008 Kelly Lecture will be held on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:30 PM. This year's lecture will be:


Featured speakers are:
  • John McDonagh, Executive Director of Plimoth Plantation

  • Paula Peters of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Plimoth Plantation

  • Maureen Richard, Curator of Reproduction Collections, Plimoth Plantation
Join us for a lively discussion of the material culture of the Natives and Settlers in Colonial Massachusetts. From the basket to the blunderbuss, baking to blacksmithing, you'll learn about the art and craft of daily life in the 17th century.

Admission is free.

This program was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is offered as part of the One Book One Barnstable series.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Author William Martin comes to Barnstable

Author William Martin will speak at the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School on West Main Road in Hyannis at 4 PM on Sunday, July 20th, 2008. He will discuss his bestselling book Cape Cod, the main selection in the One Book One Barnstable series. A reception and book signing will follow.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

what we eat on cape cod

Don't miss a wonderful food event at the Sturgis Library on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Participants will hear speakers Doug and Diane Langeland, Tim Friary, David Masch, and David Ross discuss traditional and contemporary Cape Cod food and agriculture. Members of the Sturgis Library's Cookbook Club will be offering samples of many recipes from centuries past and today. For more information on this delicious program, click here. Sturgis Library is located on Route 6A in Barnstable Village, across from St. Mary's Church. Additional parking is available at the Church and at the Courthouse Complex in the Village.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dr. David Gallo at MMPL--Date Change

Just a heads-up to those interested in attending the presentation "Climate Change: the Bottom Line" by Dr. David Gallo of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The date has changed to May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and it will be held at Liberty Hall, Marstons Mills, next door to the Marstons Mills Public Library. Please call 508-428-5175 for more information.

Monday, March 17, 2008

march / april programs

You don't want to miss the great programs offered by the Barnstable Village Libraries in April as part of the One Book One Barnstable series. Here are links to more information:

March 27 Thomas Cathcart Author Talk - Marstons Mills Public Library
April 12 Climb Your Family Tree : Genealogy for the Whole Family - Sturgis Library
April 13 Hike from Whelden Library to Sturgis Library
April 27 Reading and Discussion of Cape Cod by William Martin - Osterville Library

read and discuss

Join our Reading and Discussion Series featuring the book Cape Cod by William Martin, and led by educator and South Dennis librarian Anne Speyer. There will be three discussion sessions held at three of the Barnstable Village libraries, beginning in April. Each session will focus on a main topic. Participate in one, two, or all three sessions! Registration is required. See the series flyer for more information. And mark your calendars for an author talk, reception, and book signing by William Martin himself on Sunday, July 20th at 4 PM at the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Library Directors Kathy Swetish of the Whelden Memorial Library in West Barnstable and Lucy Loomis of the Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village talked with Mindy Todd of WCAI's The Point on Monday, March 10th about the One Book One Barnstable series. You can listen to the recorded show here.

ready, set, read!

The village libraries of Barnstable are now distributing copies of the books in the One Book One Barnstable series. We have numerous copies that you can check out through the CLAMS system. There are copies that you can take and pass on to someone else when you're done. We'll be leaving books around town for readers to stumble upon. So read one book in the series or read them all! Get your family and friends involved. Attend one of the programs held at the seven village libraries. The calendar is updated regularly as more programs are added, so check back often! For questions and more information, contact your village library.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Welcome to the home of One Book One Barnstable, a cooperative reading adventure sponsored by the seven village libraries of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Join us as we read about & discuss the rich cultural heritage of the people of Cape Cod. We'll celebrate Cape Cod’s diverse population, from Native Americans & Puritans to wash-ashores from around the country & immigrants from around the world. Each of us brings our unique culture and perspective to this special place.

We look forward to presenting a six-month series of programs and events centered around the reading and sharing of one book for each reading level. The three titles we've chosen are pictured on the right panel of this page, as well as links to the authors, the libraries, a calendar of events, and other interesting sites.

Programs and events will include book discussion groups, storytelling, history and maritime programs, music, genealogy workshops, gala food events, author talks, children’s activities, a historic hike, and more! There's definitely something for everyone.

Check back with often as we update our calendar of events and give you an opportunity to share your thoughts about the books and programs.

This program is funded in part by grants from the CitiGroup Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.