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The Turtle Whisperer

Friday, July 20 at 11:00 am 

Ian Ives, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Director and Turtle Whisperer, is back by popular demand! And he is bringing a live turtle co-star for all to see. 

Come learn about Cape Cod turtles and the diverse and threatened turtles of Asia, where virtually all species are heavily harvested for food and traditional medicine trades. Ian finishes by highlighting the conservation actions being taken to save the world’s turtles – giving us hope for our slow moving friends!

Bayberry Quilters' Raffle Quilt on display

Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Bayberry Quilters have been working hard all year and their beautiful work is complete. The sampler style quilt features blocks of designs in cool and crisp shades of blue and white. Buy your raffle tickets while the quilters are here ON SATURDAY ONLY, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The quilt is the grand prize. Second prize is a Bernina Sewing Machine, and third prize is a basket full of red and white fabric strips and other red and white goodies donated by Bayberry Members. Check out their website at: http://www.bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com/. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students pursuing higher education. Be generous and be lucky!

Learn about Shipwrecks around Cape Cod with William P. Quinn

Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 pm 

Whether you live here or are just visiting, don’t miss William P. Quinn’s program on shipwrecks off the shores of Cape Cod. The author and former news photographer shares his wealth of knowledge with our audience. Quinn has written several newspaper articles and books on shipwrecks, including Shipwrecks around Cape Cod. Drawing on both his years of historical research and his job as a professional news photographer along the New England coastline, he has countless tales to tell. Some of the disasters he has photographed are the sinking of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria in 1956 and the grounding and subsequent loss of the tanker Argo Merchant in 1976.

Freelancing in the field of television news, Quinn comes by his interest in shipwrecks virtually by inheritance. His grandfather, William H. Quinn, a Nova Scotia fisherman, was washed up on the sands of the outer beach at Eastham in the 1880s, a victim of a shipwreck. He stayed on the Cape and married into the Higgins family. Bill Quinn, the younger, is married and has two sons. He is a veteran of four years of naval service in World War II with duty in the South Pacific and lives in Orleans.

Summer Movie - Big Miracle

Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 pm

Hot and uncomfortable outside? Come inside, stay cool, and enjoy our summer Books-to-Movies Series!

We're kicking off with Big Miracle, the story of a family of three whales trapped beneath the Arctic Ice. A Greenpeace volunteer and a small-town reporter go to extraordinary lengths to save the majestic creatures in this romantic adventure inspired by actual events.

CLOSED - For the 4th of July Holiday

Wednesday, July 4th - CLOSED

The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th and resume its regular hours on Thursday, July 5th.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY!

Wednesday Classic Film Series / Summer Movie

Wednesday, August 1st at 2:00 


 Few films have defined a generation as 1967’sThe Graduate did.  Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, a friend of his parents, and finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and an unforgettable Simon and Garfunkel score, this film won Mike Nichols the Best Director Oscar.

Author's Friday - Scott Ridley

Friday, June 29 at 2:00 pm

Author Scott Ridley is a political analyst who has written for New Republic, the Nation, Newsday, and the Denver Post. Descended from a long line of New England sailors and shipbuilders, he has studied and collected books and artifacts on maritime life for forty years. His 2010 novel Morning of Fire is a riveting American and Naval history account that brings the era of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson gloriously alive—in a true tale of adventure, danger, and discovery.

He lives with his family in East Harwich.





Summer Movie Series - Sarah's Key

Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 pm

The movie is based on the novel by Tatia de Rosnay. In Paris, July 1942 Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about the future.                                                                                                            
Excerpt from Amazon.com

Wednesday Classic Film Series



Wednesday, July 11th at 2:00

Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is haunted by a mountainlike image in his head and becomes obsessed, putting severe strain on his marriage. This popular 1977 classic stars Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr, and won Oscars for cinematography and sound effects editing.

ESL Classes - Time change for June

For the month of June, ESL classes will take place on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. rather than Wednesdays. No registration necessary. Just come and join instructor Bill Maloney.

Homeopathy, Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia

Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am

Have you ever been curious about homeopathy? Local homeopathic practitioner Laurie Wheeler speaks to our audience. Laurie works with the principles of true healing and the energy it seeks to transcend.  Homeopathy recognizes the symptoms are unique to each individual and treats the whole person rather than the named "disease."  This allows for helping the patient with a wide range of conditions, both acute and chronic.  Some familiar systems and conditions are digestive, respiratory, gastrointestinal, circulatory, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, headaches, and insomnia. We have asked Laurie to especially highlight the issues of Lyme disease and fibromyalgia.

Learn How to Self-Publish with author/illustrator Martha Lang

Friday, June 22 at 11:00 am 

In the last few years Martha Lang has self-published many different genres of books, including children’s picture books, children's chapter books, a poetry book, a cookbook, short novels, and a memoir. Martha decided to self-publish for a number of reasons. The most difficult part was finding a publisher whose prices she could afford and who had of setup that interested her. Her presentation includes advice for potential self-publishers, such as: don't give away rights to your book. Bring all of your questions, and Martha will be pleased to lead a very interactive discussion with the audience.

Martha spends her summers in Dennis Village. In the winter she teaches at the University of Vermont, where she has given courses on creative memoir writing, as well as on writing and illustrating books.

Make a Beaded Bookmark

Saturday, June 9 at 11:00 am

Come and get crafty! Make a thong style bookmark for your favorite summer reads. Expert beaders and library staff will lead this workshop. The cost for materials is $2, which includes beads and thread for one bookmark. Please call the library in advance to register.