October 2022 Newsletter

Learn about exciting programs and events coming up this month!

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Photos of Hydrangea Festival Gardens 2022

See photos of the beautiful gardens which were featured during Sturgis Library's 2022 garden tours

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Stories from the Archives

Discover interesting items from our archives and special collections

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Newspaper Indexes

Our digital newspaper archive of the Barnstable Patriot and the Register newspapers cover Cape Cod and the Islands from 1830-2017.

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New Gardens @ Sturgis Library

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Public Library & Research Archive on Cape Cod

Sturgis Library by Melissa Averinos

Sturgis Library, a historic public library in the village of Barnstable, is dedicated to providing services and resources to meet the needs of a contemporary community while preserving and promoting Cape Cod history. The library:

  • Supports the lifelong pursuit of personal, vocational, cultural, and intellectual enrichment.
  • Fosters literacy, curiosity, and creativity in library users of all ages.
  • Promotes the free exchange of ideas and serves as a community meeting place.
  • Offers a gateway to emerging technologies and informational databases which enhance traditional resources.
  • Serves as a regional archive and research center for the study of Barnstable County, history, genealogy, and maritime culture.

Lucy Loomis, Library Director