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The Woods Hole Public Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday evening, July 9. All community members are invited to enjoy refreshments in the courtyard at 7:00 PM, followed by the Annual Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Library’s lower level Community Room. A brief business meeting with reports by President of the Board Vicky Cullen, Treasurer Robert Goldsborough, and Director Kellie Porter will be followed by a presentation by Charlotte Emans Moore on the Woods Hole Historical Museum’s new cookbook publication, Woods Hole Cooks Something Up for the 21st Century.

An art historian, Charlotte Emans Moore has worked professionally for art museums, historical societies and libraries where she has drawn on her expertise in 18th and 19th century American paintings, specifically portraiture, to contribute to more than 20 publications and several exhibitions. She was introduced to Woods Hole through her husband Will, a descendant of a scientist and the local Veeder family. 

She has spent many hours conducting research in the Woods Hole Historical Museum’s rich archives, most notably in her capacity as editor and contributor to Wet Sneakers & Nets: The Children’s School of Science Celebrates 100 Years of Summer Science Education, and then as author of “The Ladies of Woods Hole Never Do Things by Halves”: The Woods Hole Woman’s Club, Self Improvement, Community Service and Fellowship. Since August of 2020, she has been a member of the Historical Museum’s steering committee where she is chair of the collections sub-committee, and also serves on the fundraising and events sub-committees, as well as the institution’s ad-hoc long-range planning committee.

The newest edition of Woods Hole Cooks Something Up was put together in honor of the Woods Hole Historical Museum’s 50th anniversary, and includes over 300 recipes submitted by Woods Hole community members both near and far, as well as reproductions of treasured photos and unique historical objects from the Museum’s archives, and beautiful illustrations by local artists. It is the third edition of the Woods Hole Cooks Something Up cookbook series, and Charlotte will speak about its creation and the history of this special community series.

During the business portion of the Annual Meeting, attendees who are current Library members will be asked to review the Library’s bylaws and approve some proposed changes. The current Library bylaws can be found by clicking here. The current changes being proposed can be reviewed by clicking here. Members will also vote on the Library annual budget and the slate of trustees for the coming year.