Events & Happenings



Week of May 9, 2038 No events scheduled.

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Leave it to Beavers” on Friday, May 6, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The beaver, more than any other animal, is responsible for creating fertile landscapes across North America, but it hasn’t gotten much recognition for that accomplishment until now. A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


A safari in South Africa with side trips to Victoria Falls and Cape Town will be featured in a travelogue on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the downstairs Community Room of the library. Vicky Cullen will describe her January 2016 trip to southern Africa. Animal pictures, from big cats to giraffes will be shown—including a ride aboard an elephant—along with human encounters, enticing scenery, and a look at one of the world’s southernmost big cities. The safari part of the trip took place in Kruger National Park and Kapama Game Reserve, where animals travel alone or in small groups. Falmouth is rich in poets, and the library is proud to be offering an evening with two of the most illustrious reading from their new work. They are Jarita Davis and Alice Kociemba, both of West Falmouth. Both are well-published and active authors. Jarita will read selections from her new book “Return Flights,” which was just published in April by Tagus Press. This volume is a collection of her poems about the Cape Verde Islands and their cultural heritage, which Jarita shares. Alice Kociemba, who is founder of West Falmouth Library’s Calliope Poetry Group, and editor of Common Threads, the Massachusetts Poetry organization’s annual poetry festival and discussion group, will read her new book “Bourne Bridge” which features this place, this area of Cape Cod where she lives. The readings will be held at the library on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting room, which is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public. Plants and gardeners wanted: The library seeks volunteers in preparation for its annual plant sale. The needs are for two services: growers and diggers. The sale will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Before that date, the library asks that people grow annuals and vegetables specifically for the sale. If people could just grow a few extra six-packs, as they plant seeds for their own use, the plants would be most welcome additions to the sale. Likewise, people are asked to divide their perennials and save a division for the library. All of these plants could be delivered to the library earlier in the week of May 9. The library is also looking for a corps of diggers to go out together to dig and divide plants at other donors’ gardens. This is always a congenial time for the group, but new members with strong backs and plant knowledge are invited to join by calling the library at (508) 548-8961. For more information, view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.


Is looking for two interns for the summer. The intern position runs  from June 21 to August 27. The interns must be available Tuesdays through Saturdays either from 9:45 to 1:00 p.m., or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thanks to a generous gift, these will be paid positions. Full details are on the museum’s website ( Deadline for applications is May 1.


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