News & Announcements


TheColorofNalaThe Art of Making a Book:
An exhibit and sale of Lucy Swope’s handmade books. Lucy writes, illustrates, prints, and binds each delightful children’s book herself in limited editions of around one hundred.
Starts August 3rd during library hours.

London’s National Theatre Performances …

A collaboration between the Woods Hole Public Library and Falmouth Academy will bring London’s 2015-2016 National Theatre plays to Falmouth, starting this fall! No longer will Upper Cape theater patrons have to journey to Dennis or off-Cape to see these exquisite, filmed productions. Performances will 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 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: $15. They will be sold online until 24 hours before showtime, and also at the door (cash/check only.)
  • Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Fri, Sept 25, 7:30 pm: Skylight
Sat. Sept 26, 2:00 pm: Skylight
Fri, Nov 13, 7:30 pm: Hamlet
Sat, Nov 14, 2:00 pm: Hamlet
Fri, Dec 4, 7:30 pm: The Hard Problem
Sat, Dec 5, 2:00 pm: The Hard Problem

Groups are welcomed.

Look for complete information on schedule, times, and tickets soon.

booksale-generalOn-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.

For instance, the Birding Back Pack contains binoculars and bird calls. The Entomology Back Pack contains an insect net and a bug box with a magnifying lid, in addition to the simple guide book. The Botany Back Pack will have a hand lens and a plant press. The Geology kit will have a rock hammer and a hardness kit as well as a simple guide to rocks and minerals. The only kit without a back pack is the Seashore packet, which will have a magnifying jar and a net, contained in a bucket.

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.

Additional programming is paired with the kits to further introduce young Outdoor Adventurers to the outdoors. In the spring, the Library held a Woodcock Walk in which young children and their parents walked in a successful search for the elusive birds in the dusk, in order to witness their high aerial mating flight. Early in the summer a workshop was held to build a simple plant press, so all the adventurers could start their own herbarium. More programming introducing kids to nature will be offered in the coming months.

Woods Hole has many opportunities for children to study nature. The Children’s School of Science has been offering classes for more than one hundred years! The Child Center also offers a special summer program studying natural history. The Science School’s classes are offered for kids aged 7 and up; the Child Center is for smaller children, aged 3 years to entering first grade. Now the Woods Hole Library will magnify those opportunities, offering these kits for kids of all ages to use all the time.

For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.

Ongoing book sale now (during regular open hours.)

New books added daily.




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.