Events & Happenings

November 9, 2017
Thu Nov 9

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

Where Is Away? Learn About the Recycling Process After Items Leave WHOI

12:15 PM • Carriage House
Kari Parcell, Barnstable County/MassDEP

Lunch and Learn

Sponsor: WHOI Sustainability Task Force

Other Events and Notes of Interest


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 24.


Presents “Donna Hébert & Max Cohen” on Sunday, November 26. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling
(508) 540-0320.


The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” The library is having a big book sale just in time for holiday shopping, opening December 2 at 10 a.m. There will be a wide variety of books for sale, both venerable and very lightly used. A huge new donation of music on CD is included in this sale. The music includes sound tracks from films, classical music and jazz, including many collectible jazz vocalists. There are also DVD’s offered for sale. The book sale is run by a volunteer committee which spends hours preparing, arranging, and then keeping the books in order on the shelves and tables during the weeks of the sale. Many beautiful large-format books with stunning photography are in the sale, as well as many which celebrate the holidays. All the books and audio-visual materials are very reasonably priced, with a base price of 50 cents for small paper-backs, $1 for large paper-backs, and $2 for hard-backs. Special books may be marked a bit higher. All are welcome to come and browse and shop. Opening day will see the sale open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After that, the sale is open whenever the library is open. The library is honored to be the recipient of the generosity of local artisans; five of them have again donated their work to the library for a fund-raising raffle. For more than a decade, these people, who are regular library users, have supported the library in this way. Up until this year, the raffle has always been billed as “Pottery by our favorite local potters: Tessa Morgan, Ann Newbury, Anne Halpin, Hollis Engley, and Ron Geering.” However, Ron Geering, who has won national awards for his pottery, has moved on to other interests, most recently wood carving, and this time has donated an example of his new work to this year’s raffle. It is a “Gammi Stickalaus,” a creature made of twigs, standing about 15” tall, and exuding Ron’s vibrant imagination and fascination with tales of sprites and other mythical beings from the woodland. The other raffle items are all beautiful works of art in clay: Tessa’s large shallow bowl decorated with sunflowers and hens; Anne’s muted green serving bowl with an incised band near the rim; and Ann’s set of six soup bowls in a shiny glaze highlighting her masterful smooth surface and gray tones. The pieces are on exhibit at the library (and will also be represented at Woods Hole’s Renaissance Fair at the Woods Hole Community Hall) through December 6, when the drawing will be held and the winners announced. Interested people may come in to the library before then to see the items, any time the library is open, which includes all late afternoons (except Sunday) till 5:30 PM. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three tickets. For more information, call the library at 508-548-8961 or visit the website


Presents the video “Killer Hurricanes” on Friday, December 1, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in November and December. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at