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Adult Programs

Click on any of the images to find more information or register for the program. To see a full list of all of the events happening at Whelden, visit wheldenlibrary.org/events.

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Kids Programs

Click on any of the images to find more information or register for the program. To see a full list of all of the events happening at Whelden, visit wheldenlibrary.org/events.

News and Updates

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

Whelden Memorial Library Garden Tour 2022

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 visit:

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/hydrangea-festival

To sign up:

Fill out this form: Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour


Call: 508-362-2262

Email: whelden@comcast.net

Closed for the Holiday

Whelden Library will be closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

Ellen's Book Review

Vicki Delany's

Catskill Summer Resort Mysteries

Enjoy some light, entertaining reading with this well-written new series of mysteries with a 1950s period setting, interesting locale, and likable heroine.

"An immersive setting with details of running a Catskills resort in the 1950s (think Kellerman’s in Dirty Dancing) beautifully frames a story with plot twists and a cast of well-delineated characters."--Booklist

Best read in order -

Book 1: Deadly Summer Nights, request a copy- click here.

Book 2: Deadly Director's Cut, request a copy- click here.

Request a copy of the newest book, Wild Irish Rose-

Request a copy of the first book in the series, Murphy's Law-

Adult Programs

Take & Make: Mason Jar Suncatchers

Register today to get a kit to make your very own Suncatcher out of a mason jar lid. You will need your own glue and coloring tools.

Fun for all ages!

One kit per family.

Sign up for your kit today:

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

Email: whelden@comcast.net

Call: 508-362-2262 

Fowl May Jewelry Sale

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Through May, the Friends of the Whelden Library will be holding their annual Jewelry Sale. Stop by the library to see what's on display. Payment can be made at the main desk. 


Thank you to the Library Friends, for their generous support of the library.

Blind Man's Bluff A Virtual Book Discussion with Author James Tate Hill

Tuesday, May 3rd


At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, his blurry peripheral vision would bring the world into focus.

James Tate Hill is the author of a memoir, Blind Man’s Bluff, released August 3, 2021 from W. W. Norton. His fiction debut, Academy Gothic, won the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. His essays were Notable in the 2019 and 2020 editions of Best American Essays. He serves as fiction editor for Monkeybicycle and contributing editor for Literary Hub, where he writes a monthly audiobooks column.

To request a copy of the book- click here.

Registration required*

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

or call us at 508-362-2262

*A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the week of the event. 

Barnstable Council on Aging

Importance of Self-Care and Successful Caregiving

Thursday May 12th


West Barnstable Community Building

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too “Family Caregiver Alliance”

No registration required.

FOWL Bookstore

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

9am- 2pm

  • May, 14th & 28th
  • 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: wheldenlibrary.org/events

Barnstable No Place for Hate

Bystander Workshop

Tuesday May 17th


West Barnstable Community Building

Learn how to make a positive difference in your community by obtaining skills that can be used to interrupt acts motivated by:

Un-kindness • Bullying • Hatred • Violence 

Space is limited. Registration encouraged.

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

Call: 508-362-2262

or Email: whelden@comcast.net

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

Email: wml_mail@clamsnet.org

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

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

Evening Storytime & Sock Puppet Craft

Friday, May 20th

4:00 pm

Join us for a special evening story time and sock puppet craft!

Craft is best suited for ages 5 and up.

Storytime is for all ages!

Masks are required for all ages.

Registration is required.

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

Email: whelden@comcast.net

Call: 508-362-2262

Pokémon Club

(for ages 5-12)

First Meeting, May 19


West Barnstable Community Building

Join your fellow Pokémon enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun!

Sign up today

Visit: wheldenlibrary.org/events

Email: whelden@comcast.net

Call: 508-362-2262

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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