The Woods Hole Public Library will again be holding its eagerly awaited Accessories and Adornments Sale on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The annual summer sale is not only an important source of fundraising income for the Library but also a festive community event. From now until August 2, the Library invites donations of jewelry as well as women’s scarves, shawls, hats, handbags, gloves, and belts and men’s ties, belts, gloves, and hats (but not baseball caps). 

Participants at the Library’s previous sales have enjoyed divesting themselves of extra items from their collections as well as purchasing new ones at bargain prices on the day of the sale. In order to give all shoppers a chance to purchase fine jewelry treasures, there will be a limit on how many pieces of finer jewelry each shopper can buy. The sale will be spread throughout the lower level of the Library and, weather permitting, will extend out into the Library courtyard, giving shoppers plenty of space to explore all the wonderful accessories that will be on display.

As the anticipation grows for this year’s sale, the Library is once again raffling off a few special pieces of Panis jewelry. The “pierced” silver work of Stavre and Gladys Panis has been beloved by Falmouth residents for nearly a century. With Gladys as designer and Stavre as silversmith, the couple, who met at the Massachusetts School of Art, moved to Falmouth in 1932 and opened a shop on Queens Buyway, where they offered elegant garden and marine designs in silver, brass, gold, and copper as well as enamel work. One of their silver pieces is included in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Raffle tickets are available for sale at the Library for $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. Tickets will be sold beginning in July, and the drawing will be held at the end of the Accessories and Adornments Sale, on Saturday, August 3.

As always, the Library is grateful for the community’s support and generosity.

Donations may be dropped off at the Library any time between now and August 2 during open hours (1:00 to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday with additional hours Monday and Wednesday). For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.