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Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, September 11th,  at 6:30 p.m.

Like mysteries? This month we discuss Dead Watch by John Sanford.

The Mystery Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Author Linda Campanella

Friday, September 14 at 11:00 am


In her poignant new book, When All That's Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go, Linda Campanella provides a moving account of her last year with her mother, Nancy Sachsse, who passed away in 2009, one year and one day after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It is the story of a daughter’s undying love for her dying mother and the inspiring account of one family’s determination to embrace life while anticipating death.

When All That's Left of Me Is Love was awarded first-place Reader Views 2012 Literary Awards in two categories and more recently was named a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award winner. The Nautilus Awards recognize books “that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the ‘imagination’ and offer the reader ‘new possibilities’ for a better life and a better world.” Previous Nautilus honorees include the Dalai Lama, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and Mariel Hemingway.

Campanella, who resides in West Hartford, Conn., is the daughter-in-law of Marjorie and the late Domenic Campanella, longtime residents of West Harwich.


Horseshoe Crab Encounters

Saturday, September 8 at 11:00 am  

Join Jodie Limon Montoya, Education Coordinator from the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as she introduces our audience to horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs journey to the bays, coves, and tidal flats of Cape Cod to spawn and lay clusters of eggs. Many locals recall the bay bottom covered by a carpet of these armored arthropods so dense that there wasn’t space for a single footstep. Examine horseshoe crab molts and learn about their amazing anatomy, life cycle, and adaptations, and discover the challenges facing these ancient creatures today.

 

First Wednesday Classic Film Series

Wednesday, September 5th at 2:00 pm


Hitchcock's super-thriller about two passengers who meet accidentally and plot to "exchange" murders: Bruno will kill Guy's unfaithful wife, and Guy will kill Bruno's spiteful father.  From its opening sequence to its heart-stopping climax, this 1951 Hitchcock classic readily earns its reputation as one of the director's finest examples of timeless cinematic suspense. (amazon.com)

Author's Friday - Jacquelyn Mitchard

Friday, August 24 at 2:00 pm 


Author Jacquelyn Mitchard is back with her latest novel, Second Nature.

Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. It was also chosen as the first novel in the book club made famous by the TV host Oprah Winfrey, and transformed into a  feature film produced by and starring Michelle Pfeiffer. All of Mitchard’s novels have been greater or lesser bestsellers – and include The Most Wanted, A Theory of Relativity, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane and Cage of Stars. Critics have praised them for their authentic humanity and skilful command of story. Readers identify because they see reflected in her characters – however extreme their circumstances – emotions they already understand.