Matriarchal Strength with Rachael Devaney

Thursday, January 27 from 5:00 - 6:30pm

Local writer and photographer, Rachael Devaney, will present her work entitled "Matriarchal Strength".

Devaney, who was adopted from El Salvador in 1978 and grew up in Centerville, will speak about her reunification with her birth family after 40 years and her direct experience with one of the most pressing issues of our time: immigration and cultural identity. Her exhibit tells an iconically American story of immigration, struggle, and triumph.

This is a free in-person event in our Community Rooms. Registration recommended.  Click here to register for Matriarchal Strength!


Due to the recent surge in COVID cases in Barnstable County, Centerville Public Library is requiring that all visitors to the library wear a mask during their visit.

Masks will be available at the front desk for anyone (adult or child) who needs one.  If you are unable to wear a mask, we will make reasonable accommodations to serve you.  Please call (508) 790-6220 to arrange for curbside service.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


Artist of the Month: Joe Nagle

Displayed throughout January

In the winter of 2018, Joe combined his love of the beach with some paint and canvas, and became an artist. A former New England homebuilder, Joe is famous around Centerville for swimming at Craigville Beach all year long, including during arctic temps! Joe Nagle's artwork will be displayed in the front lobby for the month of January.


January 1 - February 28

Start the new year with a fun reading challenge!  Play as an individual, a family or a group!

Beginning December 30, pick up a game board inside the library or download one here.  There are many ways to earn an entry to the prize raffle, including reading mysteries, picking up a take & make kit, and even reading in bed!  Keep track of your reads on the back of the game board.  We will have suggestions out each week in our front lobby and on our social media pages!

Have a question?  Ask Erin at or call (508) 790-6220.

New Year, New Goals

Is "learn a new skill" or "join a book club" on your New Years Resolutions list?

Check out our recurring programs and make that resolution happen!  Click here to check out the list of weekly or monthly programs at CPL.

Need an Internet Boost?

CPL has a hotspot for you!

Now you can borrow the internet with our free Wifi hotspots!  Hotspots may be reserved -- just like a book -- at Centerville Public Library when you take it out at the circulation desk.

Read more about this service by clicking this link.

Cape Cod Times

Access the Cape Cod Times Online through CPL!