News & Announcements
Pottery Raffle (Click on an image to see a larger version)
For more than 10 years, the Woods Hole Public Library has been lucky enough to be able to offer a raffle of pieces of pottery from their favorite local potters. The public eagerly awaits this opportunity to simultaneously win a piece of local art, and support their local library.
Potters Ann Newbury, Tessa Morgan, Anne Halpin, and Hollis Engley have graciously donated pieces, even though they can barely eke out a living working at their craft. Ron Geering, who has contributed to all previous Library raffles, is moving away from creating his award-winning pottery to try his hand at other crafts.
Tickets for the raffle ($ 2 for one ticket and $ 5 for three tickets) are available at the Library, and will also be sold at the Renaissance Fair on December 5. The final day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 9, when the drawing will be held.
Considering the geographical closeness of their studios, the craftsmen’s styles are surprisingly different. [more…]
London’s National Theatre Performances
The Woods Hole Public Library and Falmouth Academy have collaborated to bring video performances of London’s 2015-2016 National Theatre plays to Falmouth. Performances take place in Falmouth Academy’s new and fully accessible Morse Hall, using state-of-the-art projection equipment. These showings will not be live simulcasts, but will be screened several weeks after the productions open in London.
The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Les Liaisons Dangereuse
The Audience with Helen Mirren
As You Like It
Groups are welcomed.
On-going book sale daily during Library hours.
Forgotten Gems Book Club
Librarian Kellie Porter will lead discussions of books by well-known and respected, but seldom read, authors. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5 pm. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Library.
Dec. 2, 2015 – Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
Jan. 6, 2016 – Sula by Toni Morrison
Feb. 3, 2016 – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Mar. 2, 2016 – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Apr. 6, 2016 – The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
May. 4, 2016 – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Jun. 1, 2016 – Silas Marner by George Eliot
Knitting season is back. From October through April, Knitting Club will meet in the Ratcliffe Room on the first and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
| Calling all young outdoor adventurers!
WHOA! an acronym for “Woods Hole Outdoor Adventurers” is the name the Woods Hole Public Library has given to a collection of kits they have created to help young children explore the out-of- doors. Funded by the Brabson Family Foundation, each kit is contained in a back-pack and consists of a simple field guide and tools designed for each specialty.
The kits will all be available at the library to check out for one week. All people with CLAMS cards may borrow the kits, but they must come into the Woods Hole Library to check out and return the items. For further investigations, the Library has many field guides, for both children and adults which may be checked out too. more…
Thanks to a grant from the Falmouth Track Club, the Library has a brand new expansive shelf in its front hall. Built by local expert carpenter Rusty Strange, it provides a place for the Library to present information about local activities and services, and for a new “Books-to-Go” initiative.
Books on this shelf are ready for people to pick up without the responsibility of returning them. The Library sees this as a complement to their usual loaning policy, giving people who are only passing through town an opportunity to grab a book and go read.