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The World of Sherlock Holmes

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Saturday, June 8th at Noon



Learn about the extraordinary life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Trace the story of how he created the character Sherlock Holmes, and then look at the different ways writers, actors and directors have approached the character over the past 140 years. Discover the books, movies, and radio and stage productions influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character.



Presenter Barry Deitz was born in North Carolina and moved to Massachusetts five years ago. Over the years he has been a radio announcer, morning news anchor, librarian, actor, documentary film maker, reporter and high school teacher. 

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

pastel painting of a sailboat

Saturday, June 1st from 12:30-3:00


Sail away with the craft of pastel painting with award-winning pastel artist Greg Maichack in this hands-on workshop.

This program is for adults of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. Experiment with professional-grade pastels to create your own pastel painting to take home, inspired by Monet's impressionist painting, "Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers." You can make it in your own style, realistic or Impressionistic.

Space is limited. Registration is required: 508-760-6219

Self-Publishing Workshop

notebook and pens

Tuesday, May 28th from 3:00-4:30


Want to publish your book, but not sure how? This free workshop, presented by Sharon Anderson of the Cape Cod Writers' Studio, will show you how to self-publish your book, including how to sell your book on Amazon.com. 

Whether you are considering publishing a paperback, eBook, or audiobook, this workshop will provide you with tips to get you started.  

Ancestry.com now available!

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Ancestry Library Edition is now available for use in the library



Ancestry Library Edition is a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, that allows you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname.  Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s. 


To get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research, as well as any other information you may have about places they lived, birth or death dates, etc. 

Just click the quick shortcut on any library computer to open Ancestry. Once connected, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched.  Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.  It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images, census records, and civil registrations. 

The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble.  These records have “clues” to the past – places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc – that lead to more information.  


old family photographs and text says discover your family history

Please note that Ancestry is only accessible in the library on any of our nine public computers. It cannot be accessed from home or using personal devices. Ask at the reference desk for more information or help to get started. 

ESOL with Samantha CANCELLED 5/2/2019

word bubbles with speak English written in different languagesPlease note that our Drop-In English for Speakers of Other Language class with Samantha is cancelled for Thursday, May 2nd.