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LIBRARY EVENTS


"Mini" Silent Auction Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, May 31

Centerville Library is hosting a mini silent auction for the month of May!
Bid on a gift for Mother’s Day / Día de las Madres!

We have three themed gift baskets to bid on:
Gardening Basket ⬩ Tea Party Basket ⬩ Cinco de Mayo Basket

Preview the prizes and place your bid at the table in front of our geranium window!

Bidding closes Friday, May 31 @ 5:00 p.m.


Questions? Call 508-790-6220 or Email centervillelibrary@yahoo.com


Local Author Talk - "Street" by A. D. Metcalfe

Monday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. (IN-PERSON)

Join us in welcoming local author, A. D. Metcalfe for an author talk! She will be discussing her novel Street.

A. D. Metcalfe’s novel, Street, is gritty adult fiction, set in 1970s New York City. It is about a young runaway's determination to survive, and with the help of dealers, hustlers, and his ever-growing gang of street kids, he could become a venerable force amid the sordid city.

To register, fill our interest form by CLICKING HERE!
This event will be held in our Lower Level Community Rooms.


About the Author:
A.D. Metcalfe is a member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Grub Street, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. She is also a host and co-producer for Books and the World, a literary interview program. Her debut novel, Street, the first in a three-part series, was released in December of 2023. Several of her short pieces have been published in various on-line and print magazines. Her children's picture book, Mousebound, was published under the pen name, Leslie Ann George. She was born and raised in New York City, where her experiences continue to inspire much of her writing.


Black Heritage Trail: Virtual Presentation with Shawn Quigley

Friday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. (VIRTUAL)

The Black Heritage Trail showcases residences and community buildings associated with a Black community that thrived on, and near, the north slope of Beacon Hill before, during, and after the American Civil War.

This event will be held virtually via zoom.

To register, fill our form by CLICKING HERE!
Registrants will receive meeting link via email.

 


Must See Treasures of the MFA Boston

Wednesday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. (IN-PERSON)

Come see this presentation from art historian, Suzanne Altman with Artworks Lectures.

Register for this talk by CLICKING HERE!
This event will be held in the Lower Level Community Rooms.

The MFA Boston is one of the most extraordinary museums in the nation. This lecture includes a brief history of the institution and an overview of its most important holdings. These include precious artifacts of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque represented by Velasquez, El Greco and Rembrandt, important examples of Impressionism and Post Impressionism by Renoir, Degas and Van Gogh,and a room dedicated to Monet. A stellar collection of American Art includes examples by John Singer Sargent, John Singleton Copley, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Paul Revere's silver collection. There are also new temporary exhibitions on many topics including an exciting one on Salvador Dali coming this summer.


Local Author Talk - "The Mala Beads" by Kathy Aspden

Monday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Come see a local author talk with Kathy Aspden, who will be discussing her book, The Mala Beads.

"A mysterious mala bead necklace connects the lives of 36 people throughout the United States and Canada—each needing a miracle."

The Mala Beads is a multicultural connected-short-story novel (think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Secret, but written in a format resembling a binge-worthy television series).

Register for this talk by CLICKING HERE!
This event will be held in the Lower Level Community Rooms.

About the Author:
Kathy Aspden is a novelist, screenwriter, and public speaker. Her first novel, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman, was a finalist for the Multicultural Fiction category of International Book Awards. The sequel, An Irishman’s Son, was published in May 2020. Aspden is an interviewer for the literary cable show, Books and the World, and Vice President of the Cape Cod Writers Center.


Author Talk - "Moving On From a Narcissistic Sociopath" with Dr. Patricia Martin

Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. (IN-PERSON)

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Patricia Martin, will read from her recently published book, Moving On From a Narcissistic Sociopath, and speak about domestic abuse and post separation abuse.

Register for this Author Talk by CLICKING HERE!
This event will be held in our Lower Level Community Rooms.

Domestic abuse is an important topic which crosses all socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, racial and religious types. It is non-discriminatory. The topic of domestic abuse will be presented with particular emphasis on issues during divorce and post separation. There will be information on safety plans and domestic abuse shelters in the area. During her career as a psychologist, Dr. Martin has worked to empower thousands of women to leave abusive relationships. Post-traumatic healing and recovery will be discussed.


Yoga at CPL

Friday, June 7 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (HYBRID)

In collaboration with Yoga Neighborhood, CPL hosts a FREE Hatha yoga at CPL on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. We welcome you to join us either in-person or via Zoom!

The instructor will lead class indoors in our community room. Don't forget your mat!  
(Donations to CPL to support this class are always welcome)

Please request a Zoom link by 8 a.m. on the morning of the class!  
Click here to register for the Zoom link.

 


Zumba with Rick

Monday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CPL is hosting Zumba with Rick on the second and fourth Mondays every month!

This event will be held in the Lower Level Community Rooms.

Registration required. CLICK HERE to fill our online form!

Zumba will not take place on Monday, May 27 as CPL is closed for Memorial Day.

 

 


Adult Crafting Workshop

Second Friday of the Month at 11:00 a.m. (IN-PERSON)


Join Becky at the Centerville Public Library and create alongside fellow craft-loving adults on the second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

FREE! Registration required, to register:
Email rkanaley@clamsnet.org or call 508-790-6220


 

 


COMMUNITY EVENTS


Keep Barnstable Beautiful Spring Cleanup!

Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (at the West Village Elementary School)

Join Us for the Keep Barnstable Beautiful Spring Cleanup!

West Village Elementary School, 760 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
(left parking lot near the pickleball courts)

Visit the event calendar at KeepMassBeautiful.org to pre-register.

Volunteers are invited to stop by to pick up trash grabber tools and other supplies before traveling to assigned cleanup areas.

Hosted by the newly formed Keep Barnstable Beautiful, a Local Chapter of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, committed to Keeping Barnstable Beautiful “ONE VILLAGE AT A TIME”.

Questions? Please email: keepbarnstablebeautiful@gmail.com