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Adult Programs

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Kids Programs

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News and Updates

Village Festival

Saturday, August 20th


Stop by the library and celebrate West Barnstable's Annual Village Festival with us!

Free crafts for the kiddos, Spinners on the lawn, Book Sale, Vendors, and More!

Face Masks are Required

For a healthy and safe environment, we ask you to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose while you are in our building.

For those who choose not to wear a mask, curbside service is available. To place your request please call 508-362-2262

We're hiring!

We're looking for a part-time Programming and Circulation Associate to expand our adult program offerings and help Liz with children's programs. 

Find the complete job listing:

To apply: Send your letter of interest and resume to:

Now Available

Roger Williams Zoo Discount Passes

1 Pass = $3 off per ticket for up to 4 tickets

Get your discount code today!

Call: 508-362-2262


Or stop by the library.

Mango Languages

Free with your Whelden Library Card.

Choose from over 70 languages including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Learn on the go- Download the Mango app onto your smart device to access the courses anywhere at your convenience.

Follow this link: to get started.

Have your library card number ready.*

Select 'Use Mango as a Guest' to get started quickly


Select 'Sign Up' to create a profile and save your progress as your learn. 


*Please note: you must have a library card issued by Whelden Library to use this service.

Need Help?

Call: 508-362-2262


or stop by the library

DCR Massachusetts Annual Parks Pass 2022

Allows you to park a vehicle at most DCR parks that charge for parking, without paying the daily parking fee!

Local spots include:

  • Nickerson State Park
  • Scusset Beach
  • South Cape Beach

Go to to find out more!

Ellen's Book Review

Martin Walker's Bruno, Chief of Police Series

Novels of the French Countryside

Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, is a former soldier turned policeman, who now enjoys country life in the village of St. Denis in the South of France. A caring man, he raises his own chickens and grows his own produce. But a series of murders, intrigues, and other dark crimes soon interrupt his peace and quiet. Bruno must balance his beloved routines—living in his restored shepherd’s cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine—with his detective duties. In the 15 books in this series so far, author Walker concocts satisfying mysteries with social nuance and featuring an appealing lead character who moves through marvelous settings and eats wonderful meals while tracking down criminals. Start with Bruno, Chief of Police, then The Dark Vineyard (book 2), and Black Diamond (book 3). For a full list of the books in order, see

Order a copy today!

Bruno, Chief of Police- click here

The Dark Vineyard- click here

Back Diamond- click here

Adult Programs

Humble Horseshoe Crabs

Monday August 8th


Learn all about these amazing creatures with Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Director Ian Ives.

All ages welcome.

Author Talk: Paul L. Clerici

A History of the Falmouth Road Race

Monday August 15th


Centerville Public Library

Come meet bestselling author Paul Clerici in person as he discusses his “A History of the Falmouth Road Race,” the first and only book entirely about the great Cape Cod race.

In a new multimedia presentation, hear about how it all began in a bar; tales of the late great founder Tommy Leonard; how the race grew alongside the running boom; stories and anecdotes of Olympic stars on the roads of Falmouth; and how it continues to inspire.

Grow with Google

Virtual Classes

Join us for a series of virtual programs that offer resources and tools delivered by speaker Bryan Caplan.

Registration required, no library card needed.

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Wednesday, August 17th, 10am

To register, click here.

FOWL Bookstore

Open for the 2022 season on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.

9am- 2pm

  • June, 11th & 25th
  • July, 9th & 23rd
  • August, 13th & 27th
  • September, 10th & 24th 
  • October, 8th & 22nd

Stay up to date on bookstore hours and other library programs:

Barnstable Council on Aging

Caregiver and Support Services Hours

Second Thursday of Every Month


The Barnstable Council on Aging Caregiver/Support Services Coordinator will be available at the Whelden Memorial Library to assist with resources for our caregivers and Barnstable citizens' age 60+.

No appointment needed/walk-ins welcome.

Masks required.

Monday Tech Help

Learning a new device? Struggling to figure out e-books? Need to send an email? We're here for you!

To request an appointment:

Call: 508-362-2262



If Mondays don't work, just let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Puzzle Day



Every Saturday, we have a puzzle out for the community to work on together.

Children's Programs

Summer Reading 2022

"Oceans of Possibilities"

It's that time of year again! 

Stop by the library to pick up a reading log. 

Track your hours or books read, bring your log in to get your prize!

Jam Session at Sandy Neck

Monday August 5th

Sandy Neck Beach

Lizzy will host a musical jam session at the beach. Great for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own instrument or come to enjoy the company of other music lovers!.

Free! No sticker needed.

Iced coffee will be provided.

Hand instruments and bongos for the little ones.

*Rain cancels this event*

Whelden Memorial Library & West Barnstable Fire Dept.

Firetruck Storytime

Luke's Love Playground

Sunday, August 7th*


Firefighters, trucks, stories, songs, & hands-on exploration opportunity!

*Rain date: August 21st

Humble Horseshoe Crabs

Monday August 8th


Learn all about these amazing creatures with Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Director Ian Ives.

All ages welcome.

Bubble Day

Monday, August 18th


Find us out on the the library lawn, where we'll be playing with bubbles.

Make your own jumbo bubble wand!

 Pokémon Club

(for ages 5-12)

Sunday August 21st


Do you love Pokémon?!

Let's celebrate our common interest with each other!

Scavenger hunt, prizes, trivia, and trading card game practice, instruction, and play time!

Ages 5-12 years old, parents welcome to hang out! 

Children 10 or older may be left until Club time ends (6pm).

Sign up each month through the summer.

Dates and times vary, so stay tuned by signing up for our newsletters and checking our event calendar!

To Register:



Call: 508-362-2262

Family Movie Night

Wednesday August 24th


This month's movie will feature a lost fish, trying to find her parents at the aquarium.

Can't figure out what it is?

Call or stop in for the title.

Outdoor Storytime with Lizzy



Join us on the library lawn for outdoor story time!

Rain brings this event inside.

Masks are not required for outdoor events.

Whelden Memorial Library

"Small but mighty!"

Monday..................2pm - 7pm

Tuesday.................9am - 2pm

Wednesday............2pm - 7pm

Thursday................9am - 2pm

Friday.....................9am - 2pm

Saturday................9am - 2pm



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