• Hidden Gems of New England

    Thursday, Sept. 26th @ 5pm

    Please join us this Thursday at 5pm for a lively talk by Alisa O'Leary, based on her book Inns and Adventures written with co-author Michael Tougias.

    Program flyer.

    Made possible by the Friends of the Eastham Library.
  • Making Space for Pollinators

    Saturday, October 19 @ 1pm/ Family Program

    Learn all about butterflies, bees, bats and more!

    Good for families with children over age 5

    Make your own pollinator tee shirt to take home – either bring your own shirt or get one at the library

  • New Technology Workshop

    Learn to Use Google Applications

  • Calling All Artists

    Art Scramble Sale

    Help raise funds for Wild Care by creating a work of art for our Art Scramble Sale this fall. Cape Cod wildlife or nature theme, size 5x7 only, your choice of medium. Library will provide 5x7 canvases, available at front desk. One-of-a-kind bird houses are welcome too.

    All proceeds benefit Wild Care.

    Deadline October 25th. 

    See flyer for more details.
  • What's blue and yellow .. and "read" inside?

    The digital bookmobile, making its Cape Cod stop at the Eastham library…

    Bookmobile Rides Again (Digitally!) from Lower Cape TV on Vimeo.

  • Library Land Project

    Review of Eastham Public Library

    Library Land Project

    We created Library Land for people who love libraries - and to encourage more people to fall in love as well.
    For their review of our library please click here: EPL review
  • Short Story Discussion Group

    Tuesdays @ 2

    Pilot Program with Lois Miraglia
     ~ see flyer for details

    Tuesdays at 2pm
    September 17th & 24th
    October 1st & 8th

    Program flyer
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Long Distance Genealogy Projects

    September 25-28/ A 3-part series w/ Bill Cole

    Map of England & Wales
    Part I - Wednesday Sep 25, 2019 @ 4 PM

    Bill Cole has conducted long-distance genealogy projects in the United States, Canada, and England.  He will share his “lessons learned” including what to do and what not to do to produce successful results.  As an added bonus, his English research partner for the past four years will add her perspectives.  This program is a must for anyone considering or doing any type of long-distance genealogy projects. 
    Location: Eastham Public Library

    Part II -  Thursday morning, September 26/ PLEASE NOTE LOCATION
    Family Surgery one-on-one scheduled consultations 
    Signups will be required by calling the library at 508-240-5950. Only 5 slots are available between 9 AM and Noon.  Individuals will be required to bring information on one family line to research and receive guidance on which English records to pursue.  English archivist Nicola Waddington will conduct these sessions.  Individuals will be required to bring information on one family line to research and receive guidance on which English records to pursue.
    Location: Schoolhouse Museum of the Eastham Historical Society

    Part III - Saturday, September 28 @ 2 PM
    Hidden English Records: Barely Known Treasure Troves 
    Using a successful case study search for Daniel and Ruth Cole’s ancestors plus Daniel Cole’s connection to William Collier, this joint presentation by Bill Cole, 8th great grandson of Daniel & Ruth Cole – one of the founding families of Eastham – and his English research partner, you’ll learn the research techniques to find hidden and barely known records to solve the long lasting mystery of this English family’s ancestral origins.  A must for anyone searching for their English roots.  A can’t miss for any Cole descendant and anyone connected to or interested in William Collier and his family’s role in the success of Plimoth Colony and New England.
    Location: Eastham Public Library

    Printable Flyer
    Eastham 400 Flyer
    Part of Eastham's 400 Commemoration Events. Made possible with a grant from Mass Humanities.
  • Eastham 400 Events


    Sunday, October 6 @ 2 PM (Note the change of date)
    The story presented by author-historian Ian Saxine and by others followed by discussion on the themes for the year long commemoration in 2020. Speakers:Jim Russo, Chair of the Eastham 400 Commemorative Committee, the project historian, project director, and project scholar. Bob Seay moderates
    PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Salt Pond Visitors Center CCNS     
    Sunday, October 13.  Discussion @ 2 PM.  Walk at 1 PM.
    MEMORIALIZING THE FIRST ENCOUNTER-A Walk & Discussion: A tour and presentation on the two existing tablets on stone at First Encounter Beach. A facilitated workshop on developing the text for a new tablet. Audiences will be asked to read the project narrative before the presentation. Bill Burke facilitator
    Location: Eastham Public Library          
    Tuesday, October 15 ~ Time to be announced
    IMMIGRATION – IDEAS FROM 1620 ~ A 2020 planning symposium
    Presentation on the ignorance and conflict of 1620, with an hour of small group discussion. How can we – as local neighbors – move from any conflicts in immigration to better community? Can/should we re-write our social contract.
    Location: Eastham Public Library.          

    Eastham 400 Flyer    Eastham 400 Flyer Portuguese    Eastham 400 Flyer Spanish
    Part of Eastham 400 Commemoration. Funded by Mass Humanities.
  • September Exhibit

    Honoring the Work of Henry David Thoreau

    In Thoreau's Views
    Artist's Reception
    Saturday, September 7th, 2-4 pm
    w/special guest- historian Richard Smith

    Presented in association with Addison Art Gallery, as part of their month-long celebration of Thoreau, with scenes he has helped to immortalize. Artists will be painting "plein air" around town 8am-noon.

    The Waves Broke by Fay Shultzer.
  • NEW PROGRAM: Device Advice

    Device Advice Flyer
  • Enjoy a Virtual Tour and 3-D Model of the Library

    Virtual Tour Full-Screen

    Links to Series Recordings



    Ponds: How They Got Here w/ Tom Cambereri
    Cambereri vimeo

    Mallards, Mosquitos & Mud w/ Sophia Fox
    Fox vimeo

    Ponds: Recognizing and Responding to Environmental Threats

    Horsley vimeo

  • The Cape Cod Times Daily Edition

    With your Eastham Public Library card

    Cape Cod Times The Cape Cod Times Collection: Search more than 20 years of Cape Cod history with The Cape Cod Times Collection. Coverage from 1998 through current. Note: Choose the Image Format for the graphical version-the other options are text only.

    72 hours of home access             Log in or register to activate the service
    Note: The Sunday Crossword puzzle is not available through this service
    Overdrive users - Try checking out a magazine! There's no waiting list, and they don't count against the checkout limit! You can read in the the browser or with the Libby app..


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