News & Announcements

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.
Nov. 4, 2015 – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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

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. The fall lineup includes Skylight, Hamlet (which sold out immediately in London), and Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem. These showings will not be live simulcasts, but will be screened several weeks after the productions open in London.

  • Showtimes: Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
  • Tickets are $15, and will be sold online until 24 hours before showtime or by calling Falmouth Academy at 508-457-9696, ext. 200.  They will also be sold at the door (cash/check only.)  To avoid disappointment, we recommend purchasing tickets ahead.
  • Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • Feel free to bring a cushion to add to your seating comfort.

Friday, September 25, 7:00 pm: Skylight
Saturday, September 26, 2:00 pm: Skylight
Friday, November 13, 7:00 pm: Hamlet
Saturday, November 14, 2:00 pm: Hamlet
Friday, December 4, 7:00 pm: Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 pm: Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem

Groups are welcomed.

booksale-general  On-going book sale daily during Library hours.

Coloring Club

coloring_pencilsColoring Club for Adults will continue through the summer on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

A nationally popular movement, this activity promotes relaxation and mindfulness, and colorers of all ages report that it is fun too!  All are welcome to join. The Library provides materials.

For more information, call 508-548-8961.

Calling all young outdoor adventurers!

WHOAmaterialsWHOA! 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.