Events 3-6-15

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Annual Auction: March 21: Whelden Memorial Library holds its 11th annual Talent & Treasures Auction, 7 p.m. at the West Barnstable Community Building. More information is available at 508-362-2262.

Winter Reading Series: Sturgis Library hosts a wintertime reading and discussion series, Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality, as a guest list of scholars examine the subject in its historical and socioeconomic context. Attend any or all lectures. Texts are available at the library: Next up: March 24: Selected Victorian poetry, led by Paula Krebs; April 28: Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone, led by James Crowley. RSVP to 508-362-6636; made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities.

At the Ladies Library: March 24: Book Making (of the literary sort): Award-winning artist Leslie Kramer will teach the classic technique of three-hole sewn book binding, a technique that dates to the earliest days of printing, 6:30 p.m. (ages 12 to adult). All supplies provided, but attendees may bring their own collage materials. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Free, but space is limited, so call to register by March 10: 508-896-3913.

At Hyannis Library: March 5: Neuropsychologist Dr. David Nowell presents the program A Parents ADHD Overview: 11 Strategies for Common Home and School Challenges, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, but registration is required: 508-775-2280. March 12: Travel from Dublin to Oldcastle as photographer Matt Weaver presents Ireland: A Point of View, about his lively two-year trek around Ireland, 3:30 p.m. at the library, 401 Main St. Free program.

Help for kids who stutter: Several books and DVDs produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to public libraries. Among these, a new DVD called Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, stars kids who are struggling with the disability themselves and are out to help others. Three libraries in Barnstable have this DVD on their shelves: Centerville Public Library; Cotuit Library; Hyannis Public Library.

Library perks: Hyannis Public Library continues to offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to all CLAMS card holders in the villages, through a grant from the Kirkman Trust Fund awarded to Barnstable libraries. Valid CLAMS card holders may take advantage of reduced rate admissions to the New England Aquarium in Boston and to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Call the library for information. Hyannis Library is at 401 Main St. 508-775-2280,



Art visits Nature: The Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod Art Association have partnered to offer day and overnight excursions at the Halfway House at Sandy Neck Beach to artists of all disciplines, from painter to writer to musician or photographer. This is a chance to unplug and enjoy solitude and a scenic landscape off the beaten track. Trips are scheduled in March, May, September and October. $55 day / $75 overnight, with proceeds benefiting the ongoing program. For information or applications, contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767. Details available at

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