You've Got To Be In It, To Win It!
7 Days to Go.
The library needs your support !
Plus, you could win a 2020 Land Rover!

You do not need to be present to win.
Hurricane Season Interview
This interview is with Todd Glickman. Todd is a meteorologist whose weather reports can be heard on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City and internationally at Todd attended MIT and received the S.B. degree with a major in Earth and Planetary Sciences in 1977. He works today at MIT as Senior Director Corporate Relations.  
Identifying and Dealing with Stress During COVID
A very important interview with Dr. Rich Falzone. Dr. Falzone has spent over 25 years counseling children, teens and adults. He is a licensed psychologist. You will learn how to identify stress and get help if you need it in dealing this uncertain and every changing time. A video EVERYONE should watch.

Welcome Nina Hoey
Nina comes to us from DeWill Clinton High School in the Bronx, NYC where she taught social studies after completing 3 years teaching in the Worcester Public Schools system. She holds a Masters of Art in Teaching as well as her Bachelors of Art degree from Clark University. She is certified in History, English and Music; has AP Government training and a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement from Clark University.
8 Ways We Can Help You In the
Upcoming School Year
Confused about the upcoming school year? OVL can help! Introducing 6 new learning databases to assist you. Plus more.
We have added new tools for teaching, learning and research.

  1. Opposing Viewpoints: Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a resource that brings together academic articles, audio, videos, opinion essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics. Whether you need a balanced view or support for your position, Opposing Viewpoints is the first place to go when you're researching a controversial or contentious issue.
  2. National Geographic Virtual Library: From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History magazines, there’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library will bring to OVL's patrons.
  3. Gale In Context: Elementary: Delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.
  4. Gale In Context: Middle School: As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and random, online searches can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, and NASA.
  5. Gale In Context: High School: When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.
  6. Udemy: Udemy's mission is to improve lives through learning. Over 4000 online video courses feature an extensive, multi-language library, which includes thousands of courses taught by expert instructors. You can take courses across a wide range of categories, some of which include: business & entrepreneurship, programming, academics, the arts, health & fitness, language, music and much more! 
  7. In the Library: We have many rooms that offer a safe space for study and work time. Seating is arranged to accommodate physical distancing requirements. We have wifi and available computers plus, we are open 7 days a week.
  8. Meet Nina Hoey, our newest staff member. In addition to performing circulation services, she will be involved with helping OVL fulfill its vision of bringing more educational support to families and students as they navigate the new paths various schools and educational institutions are taking to resume classes in the fall.

We are adding resources and space to assist parents, home-schoolers and caregivers adjust and help educate in K-12.
Get your Buddies Together!
Date & Venue Change
The tournament will proceed as follows:
  •  Upon receipt of your paid golf foursomes, you will receive a certificate (with instructions) for a round of golf at the beautiful Ridge Club in Sandwich. Payments are due no later than September 1st.
  • Upon receipt of your certificate, simply call the Ridge Club and choose a time when your foursome will be scheduled to play - you can choose any time after 1:00 p.m. on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between September 15th and October 29th to play 1 round/18 holes with carts. 

But you must call the Ridge Club before August 31st to reserve your foursomes time!
  • A box lunch and water will be included, as well as a sleeve of Ridge Club balls and 4 carts for your foursome if current distancing restrictions are still in effect. If current restrictions ease and more than 1 person per cart is allowed, the appropriate number of carts will be available to accommodate you.
  • Send us your tee time and score as prizes will still be awarded.

Question? Email

Introduction to SoulCollage®
Workshop -- Online
Kit Irwin, a SoulCollage® facilitator, will lead you through exercises and explain a little bit of the philosophy behind SoulCollage®. Due to these turbulent times, there is a suggested $20 fee for the workshop but please pay only as much as you can afford.
Materials you should have ready to use for the workshop:
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Card backings – these are 5 X 8” mat boards that you will collage on top of. If you don’t have mat board, you can cut up a cereal box, use watercolor paper, or even cut up file folders (though these might feel flimsy).
  • Images to use for collage. These can be from magazines, books, photos, printed images, calendars. Don’t forget junk mail. You can even use something you’ve drawn. The images should include ones of people, animals, and ones that are large enough to use as a background.
The class will be held on Zoom. A link and password will be sent out the day before the workshop.

Artwork for sale in support
of the Osterville Library
Dowses, above, by Elizabeth DeCicco.
Starting bid $2500.
100% of sale goes to the library.
Paintings below provide 50% to library!
all on display inside the library
Sailing North Bay
Oil on linen 8 x 16 framed.
Buy it now $1000.
The Hydrangea House
12 x 18 framed.
Buy it Now $500.00
Along North Bay
oi,l 6 x 12 framed.
Buy it Now $700.00
New online resources for kids & adults at home
To fulfill our mission to foster lifelong learning, here are some opportunities to try something new using virtual technology


* Here's How Parents Can Protect their Kids from Coronavirus as Schools Reopen - link

* Simple Ways to Encourage Learning - link

* Frozen Summer Time Capsule Easy for Kids to Create - link



* 16 Sun Crafts for Kids - link

* Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft - link

* How to Make a Kaleidoscope for Kids - link


* Make Your Own Harry Potter Magic Wand - link

* How to Make a Bouncy Ball - link

* DIY Binder Covers - link

Links of interest,
updated weekly
Town Manager weekly update, included in video from 8/21 is a segment from Barnstable School Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown's weekly update, providing Updated School info (starts at 11:58 minutes in) - Video
Barnstable School Website - link
Town Manager 8/21 - Newsletter
Absentee Ballot Application - link
Vote by Mail - link
Pay Your Real Estate Tax Bill - more info
Complete Your Census - link
Beach Water Quality - more info
Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 

Need to talk? Samaritans are available to listen. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Please know that we are here for you. Call or text our 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.

Please Support our Osterville Businesses

Outside story-time at OVL at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays with Wendy
Saturdays with Miss Audrey, August 22th
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL
NEW: Fri. August 28th 10 AM - 3 PM

Tuesday- September 1st
Tuesday- September 15th

Thursday- October 1st
Friday- October 30th

Tuesday- November 10th
Tuesday- December 15th

Check Redcross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time below
Our Recent Interviews.
BPD Chief Sonnabend - interview
COMM Fire Chief Winn - interview
Superintendent of Barnstable Schools Meg Mayo-Brown - interview
Barnstable County Nurse - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan - interview
White Shark Conservancy - interview
Trustees of the Reservation - interview
David Martin, Taste of Genealogy - interview 1 2 3
A life Suspended by author Nicole Donovan - interview
The 2020
is in digital form.

Read about Ned Crosby, Growing up Diggs, The Foxhole and Armstrong-Kelley Park to name of few of the articles in the 2020 edition.

Print version is available at the library in the notice board holders and out front of library.

Monday 9-4:45
Tuesday 10-4:45
Wednesday 9-4:45
Thursday 10-4:45
Friday 9-4:45
Saturday 9-3:45
Sunday 12-3:45

Subject to change as we work through opening guidelines and new procedures.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton

Osterville in-person service video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be well!
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Osterville, MA 02655