Upcoming Programs

We are offering  virtual, in-person, hybrid, and outdoor program opportunities.   See below for our scheduled programs.





Thank you to the Friends of the EPL for their continued support of our adult programing.  Some of our talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders are brought to you in partnership with the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library and the Library Speakers Consortium.  You can view these upcoming and past author programs at https://libraryc.org/eldredgelibrary.


Wednesday, February 28 @ 2:00 pm - Author Kim Scott

Author Kim Scott presents “Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.” Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. Registration is required for this virtual program.

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google.

Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:00 pm - From Durer to Bruegel: Masterworks of the Northern Renaissance

Join us for an evening with art historian Jane Oneail who will present " From Durer to Bruegel:  Masterworks of the Northern Renaissance". The Renaissance in Northern Europe was a period of ground-breaking artistic achievement. Artists like Albrecht Durer and Pieter Bruegel the Elder created works that described daily life in astonishing detail, often with religious overtones. This program introduces leading artists from the period and decodes their meticulously rendered symbols. This is a virtual program and registration is required.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. For more information, visit iamculturallycurious.com

Wednesday, March 6 @ 4:00 pm - Author Nina Totenberg

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships.  Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. 

Thursday, March 14 at 2:00 pm - Best Small Museums in Massachusetts

Alison O'Leary presents Best Small Museums in Massachusetts.  Enjoy an opportunity to explore and learn about the wide variety of collections, artifacts, and experiences offered by the state's many small institutions.  These include unique handcrafted objects, iconic sculptures, military history, immersive exhibits, intricate handiwork, fascinating back stories, insight into our national mythologies, and forgotten history,  This program is virtual and registration is required.

Alison O'Leary is a frequent lecturer on history and outdoor topics.  She has published several nonfiction books.  Find out more about Alison at www.alisonoleary.com

Thursday, March 14 @ 4:00 pm - Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.  In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.  Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise

Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm - All That Glitters is Gold: Gustav Klimt

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is associated with a number of artist movements including Art Nouveau and Symbolism, but in the end he developed a distinctive style all his own. This program introduces audiences to the idiosyncratic artist and reviews his famous gold paintings as well as his lesser known works.  Registration is required for this virtual program.                                                      

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com  Image: Gustav Klimt, Judith (detail), 1901. Belvedere Gallery, Vienna.

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm - Author Madeline Miller

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.  Registration is required for this virtual program.

Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

Saturday, March 23 @ 11:00 am - Unique Cape Cod Gardening

Tired of the same old garden? Not sure what grows well on Cape Cod? Whether you enjoy growing indoors or outdoors, come check out these unique and easy garden ideas from David Wheeler of Therapy Gardens. We will review several common and uncommon vegetable, herb, and flower plants that you can grow (including what to plant and when), companion planting techniques to increase yield and deter pests, and more. In honor of the Seed Library kickoff, information on seed cultivation and saving will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to stay for the Seed Swap Soirée - whether to participate or observe. Registration is recommended, seating is limited to 60.

Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-2:00 pm - Seed Swap Soiree and Seed Library Reopening

We are excited to announce the reopening of our Seed Library at Eldredge Public Library! This community event is a great opportunity to connect with fellow gardeners, both experienced and new, and share the joy of gardening. We encourage you to bring in any extra vegetable, herb, or flower seeds you may have to trade for something new. Chatham Garden Club volunteers may also be present to assist with seed selection and answer any questions you may have.

If you don't have any seeds to share, don't worry! All are welcome to participate. If you want to purchase some seeds to donate,  one of our Seed Library sponsors, Agway of Cape Cod, has an excellent selection.

To ensure a smooth and organized event, we kindly ask that all seeds be dropped off by Saturday, March 16, 2024. This will give us enough time to organize and catalog the seeds. Please see the instructions for seed and labeling requirements. If you have any issues with this deadline or general questions regarding the event, reach out to Lauren Shea by email or phone - 508.945.5170

We look forward to seeing you at our Seed Swap Soirée and sharing our love for gardening together. Registration is strongly encouraged. Happy gardening!

Tuesday, March 26 @ 5:00 pm - Whaling in New England

Many different forms of whaling have been used in Cape Cod. Drift, shore, herding, deep sea and artic whaling have all been practiced at one time or another. Each specific form of whaling has a small history connected with it. In the early 1800’s, whaling was among the most profitable enterprises in United States, second only textiles. It remained strong for four decades. The reason why whale products are so valuable as well as the historic rationales as to why the whaling center moved from first from Nantucket, to Wellfleet, then to New Bedford and eventually to Provincetown will be told. Retelling the storied lives of several extremely successful Cape Cod whaling captains make the session come alive. Registration is recommended, seating is limited to 60.

Dr. Pregot has spent over a half of a century in the field of education. He has served as a high school principal, a district-wide school superintendent, a professor of education and as a University Director of an Educational Leadership Department. He is currently an on-line professor and author with an interest in maritime history of Cape Cod. He is currently studying the contributions that each Cape Cod town has made to the overall richness of maritime life.

Ebook Classes

Ready to download eBooks and Audiobooks?

Next virtual class:   February 14 @ 11:00 am and February 23 @ 11:00 am.  Registration is required.  

Getting Started with Libby - Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks from the CLAMS digital library through the Libby app by Overdrive.   Join Mike McCartney through a Zoom program as she will show you how to download items and answer your Libby questions.  Registration is required so we can get you connected through Zoom. *Libby app is currently compatible with smart phones and tablets.   EBooks can be download on another device (phone, ipad, etc) and transferred to Kindle devices.