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June 13 @ 12:00 am - July 30 @ 12:00 am

The library will be featuring a “Pop Up Book Sale” on their front lawn again this summer, much to the delight of book lovers around the town. Every day, during library open hours, volunteers, including many Library Board members will literally pop up a tent and supply it with books which have been donated to the library specifically for sale. All the prices are reasonable, most are $2 for hardbacks, $1 for paper backs. The talk by local boat builders Athena Aicher and Chuck Verbeck, originally scheduled for early June has been rescheduled to Friday, July 1. The talk, which will start at 7 p.m., is presented by the Woods Hole Public Library in conjunction with the Woods Hole Historical Museum and will be preceded by an open house in the adjacent Museum’s community boat shop starting at 6 PM. Besides their professional boatbuilding, Chuck has been leading educational boat building at the Museum. Their talk will focus on their personal restoration project— the rebuilding of a Royal Lowell clam and oyster boat built in 1967. The work is being done in the yard at Gannon and Benjamin and includes a full re-framing, new centerline timbers, new deck, and rebuilt superstructures. The talk will take place in the library’s lower-level meeting room and is free and open to the public. The library will again be holding their eagerly awaited Accessories and Adornments Sale this summer, on July 30. The library asks the community to donate their old treasures as they clean out their jewelry drawers, in order to make the sale the success it has been in years past. From now until the end of July, the library invites donations not only of women’s jewelry, but also scarves, shawls, hats, handbags, gloves, and belts. Donations of men’s ties, belts, gloves, and hats (but not baseball caps) are also welcome. Participants at the library’s previous sales have enjoyed divesting themselves of extra items from their collections, as well as purchasing new ones at bargain prices on the day of the sale. As always, the library is grateful for all the support and generosity. Donations may be brought into the library whenever it is open which is Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with extended hours to 5 p.m., on Monday and Wednesday. The library’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Following a brief business meeting, the featured speaker will be Woods Hole resident and biological illustrator Julia S. Child.  The library is excited that Julie, a gifted artist, and teacher, will be speaking, sharing the early history of biological illustration, which dates back to the 15th century, and also discussing her teaching. The show is open during regular library hours which are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., every day except Sunday, with expanded hours, to 5 p.m., on Monday and Wednesday. Calling all A.F.O.L. (Adult Fans of LEGO®): a new venue! In a new, slightly unorthodox, move of stepping out and bonding with a local business, the library and Aquatic Brewing are joining forces to bring “Bricks and Brews!” The library provides the LEGO bricks and building challenges, Aquatic sells the beer, and patrons provide the building skill and ingenuity! “Bricks and Brews” will take place at Aquatic Brewing, 661 Main Street, Falmouth, on Wednesday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. The building theme for the evening will be Beach Houses, and each team will compete in categories such as most stable, most realistic, and strangest build. The winning builds will be displayed later at the library and winners will receive a gift certificate for the library’s fabulous used book sale. Every year since 2014, the library has been challenging the community to create art out of slightly odd materials. One year it was catalogue cards, another it was nautical charts, another year, chairs.  Of course, last year the material was face masks. Every year the creative locals have surprised and delighted everyone with their inventive works of art. The library still exhibits a few pieces: horseshoe crabs sheds made into maps, a chair made into a mobile, and even a card catalogue tree. This year the medium chosen is sheet music. All artists and artisans, of any skill level, who are inspired by this challenge, are invited to come to the library to sign up and to pick up their material. The finished pieces must be returned to the library by July 23. They will be on display from July 25 until early August when the items will all be auctioned off. When inspiration strikes, people are invited to stop by the library at 581 Woods Hole Road to pick up materials anytime the library is open. For more information on any of these events, please call the library at (508) 548-8961.






June 13 @ 12:00 am
July 30 @ 12:00 am