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Adult Programs

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Mark your calendars, coming December 1st...

Kids' Programs

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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.

New Lights

You may have noticed...

We're in the process of installing new lighting in the library. The new fixtures will be more energy efficient and sustainable.

Regular services should not be impacted. Please don't mind the mess and bear with us while we work out the kinks.

Any feedback is appreciated!


Friday November 11th

The library is closed for Friday November 11th for Veteran's Day

November 24th-26th

Closed for the holiday.

Regular hours will resume Monday, November 28th. 

New to the Library- Tonieboxes!

The Toniebox is screen-free digital listening device that plays stories, songs, and more!

Check out a Toniebox, pick out your characters, and have your own story time at home or on the go!*

Stop in or check online to see what's available or reserve a box or figures to pick up at Whelden.

Tonieboxes may only be checked out to an adult account. Limit one box per household. Character checkouts limited to 5.

Passes at the Library

Go to the museum or park, for free or at a discount!

What's available:

  • Battleship Cove
  • Cahoon Museum of Art
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • DCR Parks Pass
  • The Edward Gorey House
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Roger Williams Zoo
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Toad Hall Antique Car Museum

Call: 508-362-2262



To find out more and reserve your pass today!

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.

Ellen's Book Review

Marty Wingate's First Edition Library Mysteries

Hayley Burke has landed a dream job at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. She is curator of the late Lady Georgina Fowling's collection of first editions of women authors from the golden age of mystery. When the leader of a mystery writers' group is found in the library with his head bashed in, the police have no murder weapon and no clues. Inspired by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Hayley turns amateur sleuth. Though the crimes in this light-reading series may be a bit easy to solve, fans of British traditional mysteries will appreciate the references to the classics of the genre; golden age mystery lore make these genial novels fun. Start with The Bodies in the Library (#1) and then read Murder is a Must (#2) and The Librarian Always Rings Twice (new).

Order a copy today!

The Bodies in the Library- click here

Murder is a Must- click here

The Librarian Always Rings Twice- click here

Adult Programs

What Are You Reading? A Book Club

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!

Meets at the library on the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

Take & Make: Napkin Luminaries

Registration Closes November 23rd

Register today to get everything you need to make a beautiful napkin luminary.

Registration Required!

To Register:


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

Take & Make: Community Puzzle Pieces

Register today to take home a blank puzzle piece, yours to decorate as you wish.

Return your finished piece to the library.

Once completed- our community puzzle will be proudly displayed!

To Register:


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

Barnstable No Place For Hate Bystander Workshop

Thursday, November 3rd

5:30 to 7:30 pm 

Learn how to make a positive difference in your community by obtaining skills that can be used to interrupt acts motivated by unkindness, bullying, hatred, and violence.

To Register:


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

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.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Wednesday, November 9th, 12pm

Click here to register

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools

Wednesday, December 7th, 10am

Click here to register

Getting your affairs in Order According to the National Institute on Aging

Thursday, November 10


Important Papers: the answer to this question may be different for every family. This program will review basic records which your family may need access to. Remember this is a starting place. You may have other information to add.

The Psychological Brain - Case Studies with Dr. Herbert Greenwald

Thursday, November 10th 

6-7:30 pm

Please join us for the second in a series of discussions with Dr. Herbert Greenwald on his remarkable case studies in psychology. This session will focus on a violent patient in a mental hospital who resisted improvement and finds help through a new way of looking at Psychology.


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

The Cape Coop Farm - Raising Backyard Chickens

Saturday, November 12th 

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join local homesteader, Liz from the Cape Coop Farm as we have a Q&A session about raising backyard chickens.


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

FOWL Booksale

Open for the 2022 holiday holiday season,

Saturdays 9am-2pm.

November 12th and 26th and December 10th and 17th.

Check out our basement treasures and take home a new book to love.

Family Photos

Sunday, November 13th

West Barnstable Community Building

Register for a free 15 minute photo session

Registration Required!


Call: 508-362-2262


Forensic Entomology with Larry Dapsis from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Monday, November 14th

5:30 - 6:30 pm

West Barnstable Community Building

Larry will be joining us again, this time to discuss the use of bugs to solve crimes! Get ready to take a tour of criminal and civil investigations of the art and science of using insects!


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

American Red Cross: Shelter Cape Cod Info-Session

Tuesday, November 15th

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join the American Red Cross for their "Shelter Cape Cod" Info-Session about free Cape Cod shelter training being offered by the Red Cross of Massachusetts to build a more resilient Cape Cod.


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

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!

Mark your calendars, coming December 1st!

An evening with Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Poor Richard's Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind The Founding Father.

Thursday, December 1st

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration Suggested! 


Call: 508-362-2262

or email:

Children's Programs


Join us for a month of Dino-tivities!

Weekly story times will feature a dinosaur themed story and song accompanied by a special activity!

The lineup:

All month:

Dino Take & Make Fossil Craft

Make your own fossil!

Click here to register

November 3rd, 11am:

Dino Mud Story Time

Toy Dinosaurs play in “dino mud” (ooblek), then we wash them dirty dinos in a water tub for sensory fun!

November 10th, 11am:

Pin the tail on the Triceratops

November 16th, 5:30-6:30pm:

Dino Slumber Party

We will roast marshmallows over our make-believe fire, sip cocoa as we cuddle with our dinosaur or dragon stuffies and listen to dino story books. Stuffies can spend the night at the Library or go home. PJ’s encouraged!

November 17th, 11am:

Bob for Dino Eggs

This week we'll be bobbing for dino eggs (apples)

Family Movie Night

Monday, November 28th


Find out the origin story of this super villain and his wacky yellow buddies.

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

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

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

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

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

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