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Adult Programs

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Kids Programs

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News and Updates

Whelden Memorial Library Garden Tour Committee 2023

Gardens Wanted

Whelden Memorial Library will be hosting several garden tours during this years Annual Hydrangea Festival. Would you like your garden to be on the tour?

For more information:


Call: 508-362-2262


FOWL Bookstore Winter Hours

The bookstore will be open between 9am-2pm

  • February 11th & 25th
  • March 11th & 25th

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 you 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.

Ellen's Book Review

Colleen Cambridge's 

Phyllida Bright Mysteries 

Sparkling new historical mysteries featuring Phyllida Bright, housekeeper for and friend of the grand dame of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie. Phyllida is bright, confident, shrewd, and entirely capable when it comes to discussing book plots with her employer or solving real-life crimes at the manor house or in the village. Charmingly told, with a full upstairs-downstairs cast of guests, servants, and authors. "Fans of historical fiction and fierce female leads are sure to enjoy this series." Start with #1 Murder at Mallowan Hall and #2 A Trace of Poison.

Order a copy today!

Murder at Mallowan Hall- click here

A Trace of Poison- click here

Adult Programs

Take & Make: Love Notes

Register today to make your own magnetic love note using upcycled game blocks!

Register for your craft kit:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Spice of the Month Club

Register to receive a new spice or spice blend to use in your baking, cooking or cocktail making then share with us in pictures or recipes how you used it and how much, or how little, you liked it.

Registration required



or Call: 508-362-2262

Woman of the American Revolution

Saturday, February 4th

3 to 4:30pm

Women played critical roles in the American Revolution and the subsequent War of Independence but are overlooked in our history books. Join Tara Baker from DAR and learn more about these amazing women. We will be talking about Phillis Wheatley, Sibyl Ludington, Molly Pitcher and so many others that bravely faced this critical time in our history.

On Wednesdays, We Read Books

A Book Club

Wednesday, February 8th


February's book: My Detachment by Tracy Kidder

"My Detachment is a war story like none you have ever read before, an unromanticized portrait of a young man coming of age in the controversial war that defined a generation. In an astonishingly honest, comic, and moving account of his tour of duty in Vietnam, master storyteller Tracy Kidder writes for the first time about himself. This extraordinary memoir is destined to become a classic." - Amazon

Copies available at the circulation desk.

What Are You Reading? A Book Club

Wednesday, February 8th


A book club that focuses on talking about whatever book you are currently reading! Do you love it? Hate it? Share your thoughts with fellow bibliophiles!

Memory Tips with the BCOA

Thursday, February 9th


Let’s talk about Memory Training. An overview of UCLA Memory Training Program.

Black Children Matter - A Historical Legacy

Thursday, February 9th

6:30 to 8:00pm

Whelden is proud to welcome Robin J. and James W. Miller for a presentation and discussion of their program that will address documenting a historical path that African American children need in order to flourish and develop a positive identity.

Hot Cocoa to Go

Monday & Tuesday, February 13th & 14th

Grab a cup of cocoa and a bag of toppings to enjoy it while you browse or on the ride home!

Available throughout the day, while supplies last.

Stay & Make - Origami

Tuesday, February 21st

12 to 2pm

Stop in and try your hand at the art of folding paper.

Registration Required

Visit: wheldenlibrary/events

Call: 508-362-2262

or Email:

West Barnstable: A Small Village with a Fascinating History

Thursday, February 23rd

6:30 to 8pm

Join Printer and Historian Nancy Viall Shoemaker for a journey into our past.

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!

Children's Programs

Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Through February

Catch 'em all at the library! Prizes for completing the hunt.

Kids Handprint Craft

Wednesday, February 8th


Let your children express their creativity! 

Using their hands, we'll make art (googly eyed birds).

Best Suited for ages 3 and up.

Registration Required:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Freedom Songs: the Music of Black History

Hyannis Fire Department

95 High School Rd

Hyannis MA 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 1:30pm

Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History

A program for the whole familly,

Sponsored by the Barnstable Libraries

Family Movie Night

Monday, February 20th


Do you wanna build a snowman, again?

Two sisters explore an enchanted forest to save their kingdom in the sequel to this frosty hit movie.

Can't guess the title? Call or email to find out!

Book Page Craft

Wednesday, February 22nd


Make something new from something old!

Best suited for ages 8 and older.

Registration Required:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Pokémon Club

Thursday February 23rd


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.

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

Registration Required:



or Call: 508-362-2262

Li the Acrobat

West Barnstable Fire Department

Friday, February 24th


Come see the amazing Li Lui, the Chinese Acrobat, at the West Barnstable Fire Department!

Thanks to the collaboration of the Barnstable Libraries, we are proud to bring you this free, family event.

Sponsored by Whelden, Marstons Mills, Centerville and Hyannis Libraries.

Storytime with Lizzy



Drop-in story time geared towards a pre-school audience. Caregivers and children listen to stories read by Lizzy, sing, dance, and have fun each week!

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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