The Eastham Public Library

Eastham, MA

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Wednesday April 14, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Preparing for Sea Level Rise  

A virtual event in partnership with Mass Audubon and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW).

Saturday April 17, 2021
   1:45 PM  -  2:15 PM Chewy Decimal Cooking Show  
    Contact: Karen MacDonald   5082405950

It's here! “The Chewy Decimal Library Cooking Show”

Ready to cook something fun, simple and delicious? The Chewy Decimal Cooking Show, brought to you by The Friends of the Eastham Library, features Eastham’s own Elaine Lipton preparing some of her favorite international meals.  In this lesson, Elaine prepares two dishes from India: Shrimp Curry and Gajar-Ka-Halva (a delicious, nutritious carrot dessert)

The first episode of Chewy Decimal will be aired on Your Tube and Local Cable Channels 11 and 18, Saturday, April 17 at 1:00.

Then at 1:45, join us for a live Zoom chat with Elaine.  Please pre-register.   Be ready with your questions & comments!



Tuesday April 20, 2021
     Take and Make butterfly craft  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

     Happy spring! As a warm-up to the development of our "Pondside Patio" for families (complete with pollination stations) come by the library to grab a make-your-own butterfly kit! While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Eastham Library.

    Location: Outside

Wednesday April 21, 2021
     Virtual non-fiction storytime  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

     Let's learn about pollinators today at our virtual story time on Instagram. 

    Location: Online/Remote

Friday April 23, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Virtual Lego Challenge Countdown  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

     Let's have some fun with Legos and friends in a timed virtual Lego building event! We will build our own version of the same item for a 5 minute time-span, and share our work. Next, we will make another item for a 4 minute time-span, then share what we made. Then, we will make another item for 3 minutes, the next one for 2 minutes, and finally, make the last one for 1 minute. A few rules apply - 1.) no mini-figures allowed 2.) no platforms allowed, 3.) no pieces already put together. Just have a mound of Legos on hand, include a space to build and you are ready for the challenge! Register at and a Zoom link will be sent to you. Please let us know if you would like us to supply a starter kit of 50 basic Lego blocks by e-mailing

    Location: Online/Remote

Wednesday April 28, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Blood Drive - by appointment only  
    Contact: Jonathan DeCoste

Blood Drive - By appointment only

Call 508-86BLOOD (508-862-5663 to schedule your appointment )

For more informaiton Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center - Cape Cod › ways-to-give › blood-center



    Location: Lobby, Turner A & B

Thursday May 6, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Talk Trash - Eastham Recycling Committee  
    Contact: Debra DeJonker-Berry   508-240-5950

Learn Ways to Become a Better Recycler       REGISTER HERE  Pre-registration is required. 

Are you confused about goes in your trash bin and what goes in your recycling bin in Eastham? You’re not alone! Join Keep Massachusetts Beautiful’s Talking Trash & Recycling program on Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm via Zoom to learn what really happens to trash and recyclables here in Massachusetts. 

You will learn ways to reduce the amount of trash you generate, improve your recycling habits, and make small changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. You’ll also get an overview of MassDEP’s innovative RecycleSmartMA education program.

This interactive program is delivered in 45-50 minutes, with 15-30 additional minutes for questions and answers at the end. 

REGISTER HERE  Pre-registration is required. 




    Location: Remote

Tuesday May 25, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Booby Trapped: The Bra in America  
    Contact: Karen   508-240-5950

Join Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban of Grounded Goodwife for an uplifting look at the history of the bra in America!


Eastham and Truro Public Libraries offer an uplifting virtual presentation of the history of the brassiere in America. Presented by the charming mother-daughter duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, their presentation will trace the path of the bra in American herstory, from corsets (which lifted breasts to artificial heights by pushing from below instead of lifting from above) to the 1913 invention of the first modern bra by socialite Mary Phelps Jacob (using two pocket handkerchiefs and some pink ribbon), to the bullet bra of the 40s, to modern-day pillow cup push-up plunge bras. This presentation illustrates how women’s bodies have been cinched, flattened down, and lifted up over the last century. According to Ehris and Velya, “You can discover a lot about women in history by how much cleavage was showing, and the era’s ideal breast shape.” It’s sure to be a good time, so please save the date and the zoom link in your calendar for May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

No registration is necessary.

Zoom link to join the program is here:

Meeting ID: 823 7599 4188

Tuesday June 22, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

"Tails and Tails", the 2021 Summer Reading Program, runs until August 19, with the summer reading challenge winners determined on Friday, August 20. All are invited to join the challenge. Sign up on-line @

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday June 24, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Let's Talk Pollinators  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

     Fran Raleigh of the Barnstable County Master Gardener's group will lead a 30-40 minute intergenerational talk about local pollinators - how to attract them and encourage them to stay. 

    Location: Greg Turner Room A & B

Tuesday July 13, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Tentative - Garden Tour Hydrangea Festival  
    Contact: Debra DeJonker-Berry   508-240-5950

Garden Tour - Tentative Date

Tuesday August 10, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Butterfly Program with Jerry Schneider  
    Contact: Fran McLoughlin   5082405950

     Jerry Schneider returns for a children's program about butterfly habits and lives. Enjoy Jerry's beautiful slide show, and end by decorating your own t-shirt! Ages 5 - 15

    Location: Greg Turner Room A & B

Saturday October 16, 2021
   8:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Turne, Small Conference & Eastham Rooms, Chapel in the Pines

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