CLAMS has a new Digital Media page. Lists of free ebooks and audiobooks as well as our OverDrive service, Freegal (available at some libraries), tutorials and tip sheets. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Marstons Mills P.L. Events

Poésie et Pâtisserie au Printemps (Poetry and Pastry in the Spring)
Thursday, 12 April, from 7-9 pmCome to the Library with a poem of your own or one that you’ve selected to read (in either French or English!), and enjoy literature and French pastry from Momo’s Food Emporium, salon style.

Learn to Tango
Every Thursday in April, from 7-9 pm in Liberty Hall
, Ray Bartlett will teach you how to tango. Join us for some fun, and to acquire or brush up your skills. Anyone interested in dancing or learning how to dance is invited. Ray’s focus is on Argentine tango; check out the web site at www.capecodtango.org.

Therapy Dogs
Saturday, 14 April, from 1-2 pmBring your children with their unique Easter Bonnet or Hat, and parade with the dogs! One child will be given a special award for the Most Unique Easter Hat! After the parade, the children and dogs will interact by playing Choose the Correct Chicken and Egg! Learn about therapy dogs and whether your own dog has the potential to be one. Everyone is welcome.

Final Fenway Fiction: author talk
Saturday, 14 April, at 2:30 pm
Steven Bergman is an author, musical director, and lyricist who will introduce us to his latest work in this compilation about the Red Sox. The Choral Teacher and Drama Director for the Littleton Middle and High Schools in Littleton, MA, Steve has directed, conducted, and been the accompanist for many musical shows and performances. His musical The Curse of the Bambino won the Margaret Fairbanks Jory award in 2001. Join us for a fascinating afternoon!

Learn eBay basicsMonday, 23 April, 9-10 amHave you always been curious about eBay but never quite got around to trying it? Join us as Bill Donle explains the structure of eBay, how to set up an account, the best ways to search for items, and how to bid.

Start Selling on eBay: Advanced eBay
Wednesday, 25 April, 9-11 am
Bill Donle will instruct you on how to set up a seller’s account on eBay, and the various options and strategies you can use to attract people to the items you wish to sell. A good way to clean out your house!

Take a historical walking tour of Marstons Mills
Monday, 30 April, 10:30 am, meeting at the Library
Prof. Jim Gould will guide us through historical sites in the village of Marstons Mills. The hour-long gentle walk will see the homes of Marstons Mills’ sea captains that were featured for seven years in Dr. Gould’s walks for Martitime History Week. We will also hear the stories of our Library, of Liberty Hall, the church, the Cash Market, and the first post office. We will learn of the Grist Mill, the fulling mill, and the Marston family for whom the village was names. We’ll also visit the herring run and the site of the original elementary school.

Welcome Spring! Annual wine and beer tasting, silent auction, and great food!
May 3rd, 2012, 5:30-8:00pm at the Library

Save the date! Many great items will be available for auction or raffle – wine and beer tasting – and food from Momo’s Food Emporium. Only 70 tickets will be sold! Check back here for details about sponsors and items to be auctioned.
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Barnstable Libraries: April events

Check out upcoming and ongoing events at all seven Barnstable Libraries on the libraries' joint calendar.
Or visit the individual library's website.
The seven libraries are: Sturgis (Barnstable Village), Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, Whelden (West Barnstable).
CLAMS Libraries
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Most downloaded eBooks and Audios

See the Most Downloaded books in the United States (not just CLAMS) at

http://search.overdrive.com/Most-Downloaded-Audiobooks-eBooks-Library/United+States

and globally at:

http://search.overdrive.com/Most-Downloaded-Audiobooks-eBooks-Library/Global



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Falmouth P.L. Beatrix Potter program May 1st

The BEATRIX POTTER You Never Knew
The stories and illustrations of Beatrix Potter call up fond childhood memories.  But she was so much more than a creator of warm hearted children’s tales.  Who knew that she became a sheep farmer, land conservationist and community activist?  Cape resident Betsy Bray, member of Beatrix Potter Society will offer a slide presentation on Beatrix Potter’s life and work at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 1 at the Falmouth Public Library 300 Main Street.  Ms. Bray will share details of Beatrix Potter’s life, describing how sheo vercame a strict and isolated childhood to become a woman ahead of her time.   This event is offered to the public FREE of charge with the support of the Falmouth Public Library Trustees. Contact 508-457-2555, ext. 6 or Email: info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Jonathan Bourne P.L.

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays this Spring from 2:30 - 5pm


Activities for Bourne Middle School students, grades 5 through 8 each Tuesday afternoon include WII games, art and more, homework help and just hanging out with your friends.

Just provide a note from your parent to the school for a bus pass to the library. Please note the library will be closed on Tuesdays, April 17th and May 29th.
Reposted from the JBL website
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Jonathan Bourne Public Library - Bookclubs

Book Clubs at the JBPL

Knitters' Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Our next selection will be Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Non-knitters welcome, too.
Mystery Book Club meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting on April 26th - 6:45 - 7:45 pm. Next selection - Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard.


Ex Libris Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:00am in the Adult Program Room. The next meeting will be on April 10th and their selection is Townie by Andre` Dubus III.

Wednesday Readers Book Club will be discussing How it all began by Penelope Lively on Wednesday, April 18th in the Adult Program Room. This club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm.

Copies of all books available at the circulation desk.
New members always welcome.
For more info please contact Diane Ranney at 508-759-0644 X103 or dranney@bournelibrary.org.




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Need help with eBooks? - additional times/venues added

Do you need help downloading eBooks to your new eReader?
The following libraries offer demos and help sessions. 

All CLAMS public libraries offer information and help on an as-needed basis in addition to locations and classes listed below. See a list of CLAMS libraries.

Brooks Free Library, Harwich
Every Wednesday 4-5 pm and every Saturday from 11 am– 12:30 pm
Library Staff will be on hand to assist you with questions you have about downloading books onto an eReader. We will do our best to help you with your iPad, iTouch, Amazon Kindle, KindleTouch, Kindle Fire, Sony eReader, Nook, Color Nook or Nook Tablet.

Eldredge Library, Chatham  New!
Ebook demonstration for Nook users on April 10 and May 8 (both at 7:00 pm.)
Kindle classe May 1 at 7:00 pm.

Cotuit Public Library
Tech Help Thursdays
eBooks as well as Digital Cameras, etc.
20 minutes of one-on-one technology-related help.
Sign up in advance is required for a specific time:
10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 7:00 pm, or 7:30 pm.
Tel. 508-428-8141 email:
librarian@cotuitlibrary.org

Falmouth Public Library
From the FPL Blog:"One of our patrons, who attended the recent e-reader classes here at the library, has started teaching other patrons how to download e-books.  She is volunteering at the Falmouth Library Tuesdays from 1 to 2 PM and Thursdays from 10 to 12 noon. Call Peter Cook, Information Systems, at 508-457-2555 x2941 to sign up for an appointment."

Marstons Mills 
Call the library at  508-428-5175.


Snow Library, Orleans
Demonstrations of ebooks and how to download by appointment.  Call 508-240-3760.

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Library eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks and Music
Saturdays, 10am to noon

Drop in to learn about free downloadable books and music, or to see a demonstration of eReaders including Nook, Kindle, and Sony Reader.


West Falmouth Public Library New!
Drop in between 2:30 - 4:00 every Wednesday.
Wednesdays not good for you? Phone the library at 508-548-4709 to set up another time that works for you.

Yarmouth Town Library
One on One Ebook Help  available. Contact Trish at 508.760.4820 x4 to make an appointment.
For more information click on the library's name above to visit the website and to find contact phone information and library location.


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Falmouth Public Libary: author program April 24th

Bonjour Happiness!
Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm
Didyou have a hard winter?  Change your outlook and change your life! Popular local author and writing instructor Jamie Cat Callan will be in town to talk about her new book: 
BONJOUR HAPPINESS! Secrets to Finding Your Joie de Vivre.  
What is it about the French lifestyle that is so appealing? After a trip abroad to revisit her French roots, Jamie is sharing her insights into finding fulfillment in life’s simple pleasures.  She will pass on her recipes for thriving in happiness and good health. 
Not just a lifestyle coach, Jamie also has several literary awards to her credit including the Massachusetts Foundation for Arts Grant in Fiction, the Goldwyn Award in Screenwriting, First Prize (twice) in the Writer’s Digest Competition, as well as artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and many more foundation fellowships.
This program is offered to the public FREE of charge with support from the Falmouth Public Library Trustees.   Eight Cousins Bookstore will provide copies of Jamie’s books or sale and signing.
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Monday, April 2, 2012

CLAMS Member Libraries celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Lots of activities are planned at CLAMS Member Libraries

Sunday, April 29 at 3:00pm
West Falmouth Library
, 575 West Falmouth Hwy (Rte 28A) 508-548-4709
Performance artist Gerry Wright becomes Walt Whitman in his one-man show portraying the life and work of the "Civil War Poet" highlighting his life's work -- Leaves of Grass.
This What's Falmouth Reading? Committee event takes place at the WEST Falmouth Library, and is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, April 12th
Poésieet pâtisserie au printemps (Poetry and pastry in springtime!)

On Thusday, April 12, from 7-9 pm, come to the Marstons Mills Public Library with a poem of your own or one that you’ve selected to read (in either French or English), and enjoy literature, coffee, tea, wine, Perrier and other fine beverages,  as well as French pastry from Momo’s Food Emporium, salon style.  What a wonderful way to celebrate National Poetry Month, with other poetry-lovers!

Saturday, April 14th from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm
Wellfleet Public Library

An Open Mic Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month,
Featuring readings and performances by Barry Hellman, participants in his poetry workshop, guest poets Gregory Hischak, Lauren Wolk, Christine Rathbun Ernst, Deirdre Callanan, Joe Gouveia, and Mary Ellen Redmond, members of the public, and singer/songwriter Kathleen Healy.
One original poem per reader on any theme. To reserve a turn at the open mike, members of the public may sign up in advance by email to bmhellman@comcast.net and will receive an email confirmation. Signup at the door may also be available. Refreshments served.

Sturgis Library, Barnstable Village
Display of poetry titles
from the archives for the month of April, which can be seen during open hours.

14th Annual Chatham Reads Poetry
Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 pm
Eldredge P.L. (Chatham)
Read your favorite poem or just come and listen! This popular Friends'
program features Chatham residents reading favorite poems. Each reader
is limited to 5 minutes and selections must be by recognized,
published poets. To be a reader, you must sign up at the circulation
desk before April 13.
Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm.

Open Mic Night Friday April 13th at 6:30
In honor of National Poetry Month members of Chatham High School’s Sandscript and Performing Arts Club are hosting an open mic night at the library. Students from grades 7 to 12 from any school will be welcome to share their own poetry, short prose or music. Refreshments will be served;  registration is not required.     

Brewster Ladies' Library
 
A special evening with Lorna Knowles Blake on Friday, April 26.



Blake's first collection of poems, Permanent Address, won the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from the Ashland Poetry Press. Her work "...celebrates the charm and grace that belong to domestic life, the world in which love has built its house." Ms. Blake lives in New York City, New Orleans and the Cape. This event will take place onFriday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Teen Poetry Workshop
Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Come join poet and educator Tim Joyce as he leads you through the endless possibilities of arranging words in that ancient yet ever-new art form. Be prepared to have fun and get serious at the same time with a series of exercises designed to help you explore your own imagination. Poems written during this and our April 19th workshop will be collected for a locally-published booklet, with a copy given to each teen who participates. Pencils and notebooks will be provided. Hurry – this one- time class is limited to 15 high-school teens. Sign up on the library website’s calendar to attend.

Teen Spine Poetry Workshop
Thursday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 9 and up. To create spine poetry, you stack books so that their spines can be read as the lines of a poem. Where better to do this than a library? Poems written during this and our April 17th poetry workshop will be collected for a locally-published booklet, with a copy given to each teen who participates. Admission is free, and all teens are welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided.

Vineyard Haven P.L.
Common Threads is a program of MassPoetry.org that seeks to have as many people as possible read and discuss the same nine poems during the month of April, National Poetry Month. All poets selected have strong ties to Massachusetts. As part of the annual celebration, Michael West will lead a discussion of the poems on three afternoons in April at the Vineyard Haven Library. Each week Michael West will be joined by one of the island's poet laureates to discuss three of the poems:

Saturday, April 14th, 2pm
Fan Ogilvie (outgoing poet laureate of West Tisbury)
No. 1129 – Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
by Emily Dickinson
For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell
if see no end in is by Frank Bidart

Saturday, April 28th, 2pm
Dan Waters (first poet laureate of West Tisbury)
Out at Lanesville
by David Ferry
The Author To Her Book by Anne Bradstreet
The Fire of Drift-Wood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The nine poems and discussion questions are available at http://masspoetry.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/This-Is-It.pdf. This year the MassPoetry website also features videos of the living poets reading their own poems as well as those poems of the non-living poets: http://masspoetry.org/about/common-threads-2012-updated/?. Even if you are unable to join the discussion, please stop by the library to read the poems, which will be featured in a special display throughout the month of April.
Reposted from the Vineyard Haven Public Library Blog.
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Woods Hole Public Library, Monday April 9, 7 pm

Film Night
On April 9 at 7 PM,  the Library will show the last Monday evening film of the season. As usual, neither  the name of the film nor the name of the director  can be released in the publicity due to the licensing agency, so the public must guess the title (unless they call or visit the Library).
The film  was just released at the end of 2011 and was nominated for 6 Oscars. The much-awarded director’s initials are S.S.
The basic story is set in World War I and focuses on a horse raised on a family farm, beloved by a boy, and  requisitioned by the British cavalry. The horse is shipped to France where he is used in terrible battles, first as mount and later as a cart horse pulling heavy cannons. The boy enlists,is shipped to France and is ever hopeful of finding the horse. As the movie descriptions say  “Hope survives.”
Although it is based on the children’s novel of the same title by Michael Morpugo, the film has been rated PG 13 because of all the graphic war scenes. It runs 146 minutes.

Free. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961or visit the website at www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org
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Yarmouth Port Library, April events for children

The "Tail Waggin' Tutors" program on Thursday, April 19th from 1:30 to 3 PM brings children together with specially trained dogs from Therapy Dog International.    Reservations are essential to make sure that each child gets their allotted 15 minutes of one-on-one time to read to these gentle, non-judgmental animals.  Call 508-362-3717 for reservations or further information.

Generations!  with Denya LeVine on April 13th at the Yarmouth Port Congregational Church at 10:30 AM. This program is a multi-cultural, intergenerational program of  music and movement  for children up to age 5 with a caregiver, and adults over age 55.  It is funded through a grant from the Mid-Cape Cultural Council.

School vacation Drop-In Craft from 10:30 to Noon on Friday, April 20th for kids  3 and up.

Lapsit storytime for children ages birth through 3 takes place on Friday, April 27 at 10:30 AM.
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Obituary

Adrienne Rich, "a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work--distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity--brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century," died Tuesday, March 27th,  the New York Times reported. She was 82.

CLAMS has several titles by Adrienne Rich.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Eldredge P.L., Chatham April Youth events

Ongoing Drop-in Storyhour
Saturdays at 10:30 for children 3 yrs & up
Join us in the Children’s Room for stories, songs and theme-related activities. No registration is required.

April Movie Opportunities Abound! Youth Services will offer three movie events during the month of April.
The Saturday Matinee on April 7th at 2:00 for students in grades K and up will feature a big-eared dreamer who dares to give up his holiday job for the chance to become a rock star! During the school vacation week, we will offer two showings.
On Tuesday, April 17th at 3:30 all ages are welcome to join us for this much anticipated big screen reunion that pits some favorite furry childhood characters against a greedy oil tycoon as they attempt to save their beloved theater.
Later that same day, we will invite students in grades 5 to 8 for a 6:30 movie sure to cause some belly laughs. Refreshments will be served at all three movie events, and registration is required. Please speak to Tammy or Sarah if you have a food allergy or concern.

Open Mic Night Friday April 13th at 6:30 In honor of National Poetry Month members of Chatham High School’s Sandscript and Performing Arts Club are hosting an open mic night at the library. Students from grades 7 to 12 from any school will be welcome to share their own poetry, short prose or music. Refreshments will be served; no registration is required.

Lego Block Party Saturday, April 14th at 3:30 pm
Bring your Lego enthusiasm and build something based on our monthly theme or take one of our challenges. Registration is required.

More information at http://www.eldredgelibrary.org/
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Eldredge P.L., Chatham: April Events

Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 pm
Book to FIlm Discussion "Body of Lies" by David Ignatius

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm
 Book and Author Event with Brent Harold
Wellfleet’s Brent Harold is well known to Cape Codders for his
writing, especially his columns in the Cape Cod Times. But in his new
book “Life As a House,” he chronicles the other side of his life — the
side of him that builds. He writes about home as a shelter, as the
center of one’s life, as bricks, sticks and love. Read more
"Wellfleet's Brent Harold bridges the gap between house and home" at
Wicked Local Wellfleet.

Wednesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm  
State of the Birds: The Winners and the Losers
Learn about some of the surprising results from Mass Audubon's recent
landmark "State of the Birds" report. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife
Santuary's Science Coordinator Mark Flaherty will highlight the
winners, the losers and what we are doing to help, with a focus on
Cape Cod habitats.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Harry Potter goes digital

CLAMS is delighted to announce that Harry Potter titles are now available for the first time in eBook and download Audiobook format.
CLAMS libraries have purchased multiple copies of each of the 7 titles in both formats.   Browse or key in "Harry Potter" as a search term at http://clamsnet.lib.overdrive.com/
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Provincetown P.L. April events

The Hidden Library
Saturday, April 14, 5-7 pm

Everyone knows about our beautiful building and the Rose Dorothea, but have you seen our archives and local history collection?  Are you aware of all the resources and services we offer?
The Hidden Library will give both locals and visitors a unique opportunity to see all the treasures in our building and learn everything they’ve always wanted to know. Staff will be on hand to present the vast amount of resources and tradition housed within the newly renovated Library, and point out the special features that make our building a unique piece of the Provincetown community.
Enjoy a tour of the building and light refreshments as we thank the townspeople for all their support.

Sign Up and Sign Out Week
Sunday, April 8- Friday April 13

To celebrate National Library week beginning April 8, the Provincetown Library will collaborate with the public school system for the first annual “Sign Up and Sign Out” program.
The event will help to register every student in the Provincetown Public School system for a CLAMS card by April 13. This initiative will be followed by a competition
rewarding the grade with the highest percentage of students signing out books during April school vacation week.  Program Director Matt Clark will be on hand at Provincetown Schools on Friday, April 13 to hand out library cards to students as well as promote the event.

Reiki Master Suzanne Harding
Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 pm

Join Reiki Master Teacher Suzanne Harding of Spiral Root for an informational evening talk about the healing art of Reiki.
Reiki is an energy healing technique which helps promote and assist mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and healing. It is used by and for people in every religion and is frequently used in both private practice and in hospital settings. Doctors, nurses, and alternative healers use the technique to help their patients, families and themselves. This is a energy modality which anyone can learn, is non-invasive and complements many other wellness treatments.
Suzanne Harding will appear in the Mezzanine Area on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm.  The Reiki presentation is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Creative Journal Workshop
Thursday April 5- May 10 (6 Sessions Total), 6:00 pm

The Provincetown Public Library will offer a six session creative journal class from April 5 through May 10, meeting every Thursday from 6 to 7 pm.  This class will be held in the second floor reading room, also known as the Bowsprit Room.
This workshop will offer a serene space and time that will be conducive to journaling.  Instructor Pamela Cole will utilize the written word coupled with various artistic concepts to examine, honor, and reaffirm the legacy of one’s life.
All participants need to bring to the program is a journal sketchbook of their choosing.  The Library will supply writing utensils, basic art supplies, and beverages. The six week course will be offered to members of the community free of charge, and is open to new members each week.
Please do join us! We look forward to seeing you on April 5.

Family Road Show with the Cape Cod Children’s Place
Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 pm

Cindy Horgan of the Cape Cod Children’s Place in Eastham will be presenting the first Family Roadshow at the Provincetown Library on April 10 at 5:30 pm in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room.  Cindy’s topic will be “How to Raise a Successful Child,” and her visit will be the beginning of a new series of parenting workshops and support groups held at the Library each month.  Free dinner and childcare are included for all who attend the program, so bring the whole family!

Web-Writing Seminar with Customline Wordware
Wednesday, April 18- May 9 (4 Sessions Total), 5:00 pm

Jeanette de Beauvoir will aid students in acquiring skills and techniques for writing effective web content that will hold the reader's attention and bring him or her to the call to action.  Each week, a new topic will be discussed in the following order:
Session 1: Writing effective web content
Session 2: How to grab attention on the web
Session 3: Effective web content writing techniques
Session 4: Writing and design relationship
Free and open to all comers, and runs weekly until May 9.

Big Ryan’s Tall Tales
Friday, April 20,  1:30 pm

The program features Big Ryan’s original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! Big Ryan’s programs are appropriate for preschool all the way to 5th grade. The program runs about 45 minutes but has been known to sometimes go a full hour!
Big Ryan of Plymouth, MA has been telling stories for over 11 years in preschools, elementary schools, and libraries all over Massachusetts. He will also appear at the Provincetown Public Library in July as part of the upcoming summer reading program.

Free Movie Nights
Wednesdays in April, 6:00 pm

The following films will be screened this month:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: (Runtime 127 min) Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM
Iron Lady: (Runtime 105 min) Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 PM
The Artist: (Runtime 100 min) Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM
Admission is completely free, and guests are welcome to bring snacks and drinks!

Thursday Morning Community Run and Coffee Hour
Thursdays in April

Our group will meet in the library lobby weekly on Thursday mornings at 8:30, and will be directly followed by a coffee/ newspaper hour in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room.  All experience levels are welcome to join, enjoy a run or walk, and get fit!  The run is free of charge, and open to all comers.

Friday Children’s Programming
Fridays in April, 10:30 pm

On April 6, and 20, Lucy Gilmore will conduct her “Born to Read” program.  This story time and play group is open to children aged birth to kindergarten and their caregivers.
Charlotte Fyfe of the Cape Cod Children’s Place will be at the library on April 13 and 27 for her Toddler and Pre-School play group.  This unstructured session is a great chance for parents to get info and chat, while their kids have free playtime and take home some new books to read.

April Vacation Activity Afternoons
April 18, 19, 20, 1:00 pm

The Provincetown Public Library will be teaming with the Provincetown Recreation Department to host participants of the April Break Program.  Each day the library will provide supervised activities, snacks, and a story/movie time for all in attendance.  Transportation to and from the library will be provided by the Recreation Department.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Centerville P.L. 8th Annual Auction, Saturday May 5th

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kindles: which one to choose?

This recent article from CNET offers a good comparision of Kindle devices including the Kindle Fire.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brewster: Youth Programs April

Toddler Town
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Eddy Auditorium.  This is a social activity in which children ages birth to 3 are invited to engage in free play and movement.
Story Hour in the Children’s Room on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories, songs, a snack, and a craft each week.  The themes for this month are:
April 11 – Wind and Weather
April 18 – School Vacation – “Jack and the Beanstalk”
April 25 – Celebrate Earth Day – Hug a Tree

For more information about either of these programs, call the library at 508-896-3913.

Fairy Tea Party Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.  Come dressed in your fairy finery.  Following a reading of Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane, tea will be served.  Enjoy a fun fairy wand craft, then take home some special items to build a fairy house in your backyard.  Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

Visit the library website to find out more about these programs.





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Brewster: April events

April Art Show.  From April 1 to April 30, the Brewster Ladies’ Library will be displaying the work of Adele Rahte.  This exhibit is sponsored by the Brewster Ladies’ Library.  Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Sunday Concert series

Duo Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney will be performing on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.

The Book Discussion group has chosen Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë for its April reading selection. The discussion will be held in the library’s meeting room on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to join the group or attend the event.

Author Talk by Janet Uhlar. 

The author discusses her novel of biographical fiction Freedom's Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene.
Nathanael Greene was the strategist of the American Revolution.  His role in the War for Independence was second only to that of General George Washington.  Born and reared a Quaker, with no military experience, he was promoted from private to brigadier general overnight.  Greene quickly became Washington's confidant and close friend. 
This event will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Author Talk: Irene Paine
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:30 p.m
Irene Paine, a fourteenth generation Cape Codder, will present a program on her award winning novel Eva and Henry, A Cape Cod Marriage

Paine’s childhood summer home in Paine Hollow, South Wellfleet, had been passed down through four generations.  Old photographs, postcards and documents in the attic held the secret to the tragedy of her great-grand-aunt, Eva Paine Smith, who gave up the opportunity to attend Boston Wesleyan University and married a sea captain from her close-knit neighborhood.  Paine’s novel, written from the perspective of Eva as a young bride, won a Silver Independent Publisher’s Award for best regional fiction of the northeast. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

An Evening with Lorna Knowles Blake
April 26th at 7:00 PM


Author Talk and walking tour Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m
The Library will be host an author talk by Deborah Hill about the second edition of her 1975 novel This is the House. Based on the memoir Elijah Cobb wrote for his grandchildren, This is the House explores the struggles of a couple trying to attain and keep fortune,  trust, and love in post-revolutionary Cape Cod.  A short walking tour will follow the program.
Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Game Night
Tuesday, April 10, from 5:00 to 7:45 p.m.  Come learn and play new board and card games – think Settlers of Catan, not Monopoly.  Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games will provide the games.  This session will feature the game Forbidden Island.  Work with your team of adventurers to nab the sacred treasures and escape before the island sinks into the sea!
Because of the complexity of some of these novel, award-winning games, this event is aimed at adults, teens, and older children (8 and up).  Admission is free.

Visit the library website to find out more about these programs.
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Hyannis PL - China Travel Talk Rescheduled

 Destination China, a presentation preparing you for a business or pleasure trip to China, scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the Hyannis Public Library, has been cancelled.
This informative talk with Mr. Richard Ferland has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 21 at 2 p. m.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What’s Falmouth Reading?

2012 is the 10th year that Falmouth residents have joined together to share a common reading experience facilitated by the What’s Falmouth Reading? Committee. This year, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, our town wide read is SEEN THE GLORY: a Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg, by John Hough, Jr.
SEEN THE GLORY is a coming of age novel as well as a war story. It follows the Chandler brothers of Martha’s Vineyard, aged 16 and 18, as they join the Union Army and evolve from sheltered youths to trained military men, their experience climaxing at the Battle of Gettysburg.
SEEN THE GLORY is more than a war story. Concerned with social issues for many years, Hough realistically describes the way of life of both the Islanders, and the Southerners. He pays particular attention in the novel to the difficult position of African Americans during the Civil War in both the North and the South.
See the full list of upcoming events.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Eldredge Public Library (Chatham): April 10th


Ebook demonstration for Nook users on April 10 at 7:00 pm.
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for
downloading ebooks and tips for searching the Clams
digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle or Nook, or
call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need
additional or extended help.
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Truro P.L. April 18, 2012

Trip to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Truro Library. Price of $55. includes transportation, admission and guided tour. Please pre-register by April 2, 2012.
Knit or Knot
the weekly needlework group, meets every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. on the library's lower level.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brooks Free Library, Harwich: Mahjong Group (New!)

NEW** Mahjong Group Come learn the basic and strategies for playing Mahjong, an ancient game originating in China similar to Rummy that involves skill, strategy, calculation and a little bit of chance. Even if you know how to play, join us. This group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10:30.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yarmouth Port: ongoing event


Attention Knitters!
Here's your chance to enjoy mornings at the library with like-minded people. Share projects and pointers. Learn new techniques. Chat with fellow knitters. Beginners are always welcome. 
Meets first and third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11 AM
For more information call: Dinah Wolff at 508-362-7660
Check out the Yarmouth Port Library website for the latest events!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Centerville Library: Mass. Audubon Series




Birds A-Z
Learn to Bird!
Presented by the Mass Audubon Mid and Upper Cape Sanctuaries.
April 28 Birding at home
Bring a field guide if you have one.




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West Dennis Library: Tai Chi

You don't have to whisper . . .: Tai Chi
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yarmouth Port Library - Events


Attention Knitters! Here's your chance to enjoy mornings at the library with like-minded people. Share projects and pointers. Learn new techniques. Chat with fellow knitters. Beginners are always welcome.
Meets first and third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11 AM
For more information call: Dinah Wolff at 508-362-7660
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West Dennis Library ongoing events

The book club meets the third Wednesday of the month, and they are reading The Great House for January. The group chooses it's next book to read each month. Everyone is welcome, and all opinions count on what to read next. The next meeting is on 1/18.

Mah Jongg meets every Thursday @ 10 AM. All players and skill levels are welcome. Come watch and learn the basics or come prepared to sweep the game.

The Movie Club meets the third Friday of the month @ 6 PM. The group is choosing the 2012 list of movies during the January meeting. Everyone is welcome. Popcorn and drinks provided; conversation is lively! January's meeting is on 1/20

The Friends of the West Dennis Library are offering the second Sunday series again this year. Every second Sunday from January to April will feature a different Alfred Hitchcock film. The films start @ 2 PM. The first Hitchcock film in the series will be Rear Window on January 8.

Visit the new West Dennis Library website for a full calendar of events
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