I trust everyone is getting in their last licks of summer: last hikes at Sears Island, last barbecues, last boat ride and fishing trip. Fall still has activities going on — even in a pandemic!

Carver Memorial Library

Every last Thursday of the month a new, creative DIY kit is offered. This month it is Suncatchers and bookmarks with pressed leaves and flowers. All supplies and instructions are included.

On Oct. 1 and every first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m., the popular Crafternoon Zoom group meets.

The Union Hall Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The titles chosen at the last meeting are: October’s pick is “Abbot’s Reach” by Ardeana Hanlin, November is “Last Bus and Wisdom” by Ivan Doig, and December is “Seven Steeples” by Margaret Heinrichsen. Time to get reading!

More information on any of these programs can be had on the website at carverlibrary.org and at 548-2303. Library hours are now Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m.

Start the day with pastry

Continuing with my new business series, I visited Coastal Café & Bakery which has reinvented itself due to the pandemic. Celine and Patrick Kelley and their daughter Lyanna have opened a window at their location at 23 E. Main St. where you will find a display of delectable treats.

Their specialty is all sorts of New York Style bagels made fresh that day, from scratch, in their kitchen. It doesn’t get better than that! Their selection ranges from Sesame to Everything to Asiago to Onion and Plain. Also, fresh that day, from scratch, are puff pastries like Danishes and croissants, muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls.

They are only open from 7 a.m. to noon, Wednesday through Sunday. So, put it on your special treat calendar or call in a special order at 548-4156. Sometimes they run out quickly!