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  • Rendering of Reading Room

  • Rendering of Reading Room

  • Rendering of Reading Room

  • Rendering of Reading Room


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The Mass. Memories Road Show
Sunday, May 7
10 AM - 3 PM

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Growing Older, Staying Well
A One Book/ One Town Event celebrating Atul Gawande's book "Being Mortal"

Atoll Gawade Coming Tuesday: three professionals will show you how to

Join us on 2/28, 10:30 a.m. Keelin Godsey, Sue Bourque and Sandra Rhodes will show how you can be your best self at any age. 

This is the first in our 2017 One Book One Town series celebrating Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal."

More programs in this years series are listed here

One Book/One Town is sponsored by the Nathan Anthony Adult Programming Fund, Friends of the Eastham Public Library

March Exhibit - Key art explores our common experiences
Opening and talk on Thursday, March 2nd @ 5:30 PM
The Key Idea Project
Imagine a key that would unlock anything you desire. What would you unlock? Over four thousand people have answered that question through a unique art and writing project. All ages, 1-100+ use the exact same materials to create art based on the metaphor of a key. The Key Idea™ collects and exhibits the optimism of a community. 
The exhibit is coming to our Library in March to honor both retiring Town Administrator, Sheila Vanderhoef and the Cape Cod community who have contributed so many thoughtful pieces of art. In the exhibit, viewers will notice the development of writing and art but most importantly, the changes in thinking. People of all ages write about something important to them. The Key Idea™ showcases the thoughts, dreams and goals of every age. In The Key Idea™ exhibit, one will see what is important at different stages of life. 

You are invited to add your voice to the hundreds of KeyStories on exhibit at the Library as part of the March exhibit. Project creator Lenore Lyons will be at the Opening on Thursday March 2nd from 4:00-7:00 pm and will present an Artist Talk at 5:30. Materials to participate and easy to follow directions will be available throughout the month.

Civic Engagement Series Continues
Naval and Maritime Flag of Massachusetts
The Press and Real News - Civic Engagement Series

Friday, March 10th @ 2:00 PM

Bob Seay, Eastham resident, WGBH's Morning Edition host, former director of WOMR and news and public affairs director of WQRC, will talk about the importance of the press in our democracy.  Library Director Debra DeJonker-Berry will lead a discussion on Evaluating News Sources

Community Goodbye for Sheila Vanderhoef, Town Administrator
Friday, March 17th 2:00-4:00 PM

Part of being a good citizen is thanking those who have helped make a difference.  Join us for an informal gathering to thank Sheila for her 25+ years of service to the Town of Eastham.  
Tea, scones, and Vicky Anderson playing the piano will be part of the festivities.

Friday, March 24th @ 2:00 PM
Native Plants--A Case Study         

Kristin Andres, Director of Education & Outreach, Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, will follow up last year's One Book One Town series - "Bringing Nature Home" by Doug Tallamy - with a Case Study: How can we strengthen the native plant movement here on the Cape.  Kristin will also talk about the Association's Native Plant Initiative.  Copies of "Bringing Nature Home" are available at the Library.

Friday, April 7th - time to be announced
Eastham Town Board Open House         

Date to be Announced (in May)
Gardening & Fertilizer Best Practice - Continuing Our Native Plants Case Study

Please join the Eastham Health Department in welcoming Russ Norton from Cape Cod Extension to discuss best management practices in using fertilizer efficently to protect Cape Cod waters.  He will discuss good lawn care and gardenting practices.  Bring all your lawn care and gardening questions!  

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Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8
Wednesday 10 - 6
Friday and Saturday 10 - 4
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The Library is now accepting requests for meeting room and exhibit space use.  Details are listed on this we-site under "Services"