Programs and Events
Lots of things are always going on at the Library! Call, stop by, or visit our online Calendar to find out about current programs, activities and community events for all ages. You can also check out our Youth Services.
Click here to see some photos of past events.
F.O.W.L. Book Sales
The Friends of Whelden Library hold sales from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, from April through November.
Fundraising Can & Bottle Drive
Our wonderful Friends Group, along with help from volunteers, will be raising funds for the Library by manning the can and bottle recycling area at the Barnstable Transfer Station in November. There is a signup sheet at the Library if you are able to offer a few hours of your time. Please plan to bring your redeemables during November. You do not need a Barnstable Dump sticker to access the recycling area.
American Girl Doll and Ensemble Raffle
We are raffling off "Marie Grace," a genuine American Girl™ Doll, generously donated to the Library by the company. The raffle also includes a beautiful doll bed, hand-painted by a local artist, Lindsey Hopkins, with sen and knitted clothes by Nancy and Mary. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6$5 and will be available at the Cooperative Bankd of Cape Cod during October. The drawing will be in early December in plenty of time for holiday gift giving. Any young lady would be delighted to receive this set!
Annual Holiday Bazaar
the Annual Holiday Bazaar is coming on Saturday, 7 December from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. We are seeking handmade crafts, new gift and boutique items, jewelry and holiday decor. We will also sell baked goods and meals-to-go. Your donations are appreciated and accepted any time the Library is open. View the flyer!
Citizen of the Year
The Trustees of the Library sponsor an annual award for the Citizen of the Year, who is a person of any age who has made West Barnstable a better place through their inspiration, dedication, and community spirit. The award is based on nominations from the community. Previous winners are: 1995 - Joanne Wallace; 1996 - Bette Nilsson; 1997 - Jim Jenkins; 1998 - Audrey Loughnane; 1999 - Martin Wirtanen; 2000 - Neil Atwood; 2001 - Jim McCarthy; 2002 - Susan Maki; 2003 - Nancy Shoemaker; 2004 - Kris Clark; 2005 - Mary E. Burns; 2006 - Helmi Viliesis; 2007 - Lily C. Tu; 2008 - Judith A. Desrochers; 2009 - John P. Jenkins; 2010 - Wolfgang Fattler; 2011 - Lenny Clark; and 2012 - Hank Farnham.