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Newsletter | June 2024

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Welcome to the June newsletter from the Jonathan Bourne Public Library! We hope to see you in person in the JBPL this month. Here's a list of what we have going on.

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Summer Hours in Place at the JBPL

Summer hours begin the week of Monday May 20th

JBPL Summer Hours | m-9-6, t 9-8, w 9-8, th 9-8, f 9-5. Closed sat & sun

June Events at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library


Writing, Editing, & Publishing Your First Book

Len Egan, a local author, shares his experience getting started as an author.

Wednesday, June 5 1:00 pm-2:15 pm

Stroll the Cape Walking Group

for families with stroller-aged children

Tuesdays 10am - 11am from May 7th to June 11th

Registration is required.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us on the lawn at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library for a Teddy Bear Picnic with stories and smiles provided by Big Ryan. Don't forget your picnic lunch & blanket!

Friday, June 07th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

children having a picnic with teddy bears
Librarian Nicholas Schiller delivering a tech talk.

Tuesday Tech Talks

A monthly series of informal chats and workshops focused on helping residents have more useful and less stressful relationships with technology. Led by librarian Nicholas Schiller

Tuesday, June 18th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Empathetic Communication with those with Dementia - VNA Presentation

The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod will come to the Community Room at the Bourne Library to discuss ways to embody empathy in our communication with people experiencing dementia.

Thursday, June 20th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Two Terri Arthur book covers. Power Failure-a nurse's story & Fatal Decision Edith Cavell WWI nurse

Terri Arthur - Author Talk

Terri Arthur RN is a nurse, author, and former professor. She will be talking with us about two of her books -- Power Failure - A Nurse's Story & Fatal Decision Edith Cavell World War I Nurse.

Wednesday, June 26 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Adventure at your library - Summer REading  July 8 - August 16

Summer Reading Kick-Off Dance Party!

Join us in the Children's Garden for a JUMPING kick off to the 2024 Summer Reading program with the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.

We will have the Frosty Friends ice cream truck and DJ Ooch on site to keep the energy maxed and spirits high.

Come dance, read, and celebrate the summer with the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.

Thursday June 27 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

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Photo of FrostyFriends Ice Cream truck

June Book Club Selections

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The Wednesday Readers

are taking the month of June off. Please enjoy yourselves!

Book cover betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. Title in front of a woman in a red coat.

Mystery Book Club

Meets virtually on Zoom

Thursday, June 27

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Regular Events in the JBPL

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Open to all - knit, crochet or work on any type of stitching!

Bring your on project or work on a beginner project

Yarn and needles are supplied



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Bullet Journaling

Our bullet journaling group meets behind the new books display in the main area of the library on Thursdays.

Bring your journal and drop-in to write, create, and share with others who enjoy journaling.



Thursday Night Knitters

All abilities are welcome to join us! Bring your own project and enjoy each other's company ~ or try our beginner project (we will supply all of the materials for the beginner project).

Led by local knitter Maryann McGerigle


6:30PM - 7:30PM

Events for Small Ones

Drop-In Play

Drop-in and play with friends.

Parent guided play, no registration required.

Drop-in event


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Calling All Builders (Lego)

Lego free play in the Community Room of the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.

Drop-in event


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Join is in the field behind the library for an active story walk.

Drop-in event


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

JBPL on Bourne Community TV

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Marie Chieppo: Attracting Pollinators with Healthy Practices in Our Backyards

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Productive conversations without

confrontation: A Cape-wide community discussion

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Machine Guns and Typewriters - Book talk with author Robert W. Wallace

Thumbnail for video-The next book recommendations for what to read next May 2024

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