Plan Ahead for Library Closings

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

MPL Concert Series Presents: Peking and the Mystics

Saturday, November 23, from 2-3 PM—Peking and The Mystics was formed by alumni of Tufts University and its a cappella singing group, the Beelzebubs. Over the years, PATM has toured nationally and internationally, including trips to the Far East and South America; recorded three CDs; appeared on television and radio programs; and been featured in the print media. The group’s eclectic repertoire, comprising original arrangements by PATM members themselves, features vintage vocals from such genres as swing, jazz, doo wop and pop music, representing every decade from the 1890s to the 2000s.

For more information on Peking and the Mystics, visit This concert is free and open to all ages.

Family Story Time: Turkey Trouble

Saturday, November 23, from 10:30-11:30 AM—Let’s talk turkey! Join us for some humorous stories, songs and craft activities. Fun for all ages!

Automatic Renewals Now Available at All CLAMS Libraries

Now you will have more time to finish that novel or enjoy that DVD without worrying about library fines. We are excited to announce that eligible library materials will now be automatically renewed if they are not returned on time. If you haven’t returned your library materials three days before they are due, we will renew them and send you an email with your new due date. You don’t have to do a thing! Eligible items can be automatically renewed up to three times.

These automatic renewals will be available throughout the CLAMS network. Orleans to Oak Bluffs, East Falmouth to Eastham, you can take your time returning materials. It will not apply to items from outside the CLAMS network, however.

Please note, materials cannot be renewed if:

• Someone else has placed a hold on the item.

• The item has reached its renewal limit of three renewals.

• Your account is blocked or expired.

• Express and rental items, museum passes, e-materials, Library of Things and other “non-traditional” items will not be auto renewed.

You can see all of your checked-out items and their due dates by logging into your library account. If you have any questions, please call us at 508-539-1435 or email

Read the Newspaper for Free!

Since you are currently reading this, you must enjoy reading newspapers. Do you wish you had access to more papers? You are in luck! You can read The New York Times and the Boston Globe and many other papers for free. All you need is a current Mashpee Library card!

Visit our website——to get started. After selecting “Resources” at the top of the page, select “Magazines and Newspapers.” There you should find links to access over 50 local and national newspapers.

Check out The Boston Globe for text versions of their articles from 1980 to today. Like The New York Times? Search full text articles back to 1985. Want to keep it local?

There are plenty more papers to view online. Check out Newsbank’s “Boston Metropolitan Collection” for more Massachusetts news or Infotrac Newsstand for more than 2,300 major US regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

If you would like assistance accessing any of these newspapers online, please stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 508-539-1435, extension 3003.

Cape Cod Museum of Art — Art & Alzheimer’s Programs

November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you are caring for a loved one with memory loss, then you may enjoy the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Art & Alzheimer’s programs. In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, this program is offered every Friday from 2 to 3:30 PM. They provide a chance for memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers to color, create, connect, converse and commune with art and each other. The program is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register for a Friday program at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, contact the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center at 508-896-5170 or by email at Visit for more information.

If you would like to visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art, make the Mashpee Library your first stop. Our discount pass offers free gallery admission for one adult. We offer discount passes to many museums! Check out our website,, for a full list and to make a reservation.

Drop-In Crafts with Miss Tracy

Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM to Noon—Get creative! Stop by the library and make a fun craft to take home! For ages 5 and up. No registration needed.

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