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Irish Movie - The Guard

Friday, January 10 at 3:00 (until 5:30 pm)

Mary Ann Eaton, Instructor in Irish Literature, hosts an Irish movie series, starting Friday, January 10th until Friday, February 28th. A short discussion follows each movie.

The first movie in the series is The Guard, released in 2011. An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality (Brendan Gleeson) is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

4-H Babysitting Course

Saturdays, January 11 and 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - both sessions must be attended

Learn how to become a responsible babysitter from a 4-H Program Associate. Sessions include information on child safety, first aid and emergencies, feeding, stages of child development, discipline, entertaining, and the business of babysitting.

Class size is limited to 15, so pre-registration is required. Call the Library at 508-760-6219. Participants must be 11 years or older. A $25 cost includes manual, (scholarships are available.) Certificates and I.D. cards available upon successful completion of course. Participants should bring a bag lunch and a drink.

Storm's a comin'!

Please check our website http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org for news of possible closings due to weather.

Thank you and stay safe.

Storm's Here! Closing today at 2PM

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING TODAY, THURSDAY, AT 2PM!!

Please check the website for likely closing tomorrow (Friday, 1/3) or call us at 508-760-6219.

Stay safe!

New Year's Holiday Hours

The Holiday hours for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are as follows:

Tuesday, December 31st - CLOSING at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 1st - CLOSED

Happy New Year!

Christmas Holiday Hours

Our Christmas Holiday Hours are as follows:

Tuesday, December 24th - CLOSING at 12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 25th - CLOSED

Enjoy your celebration!

Holiday Movie - Miracle on 34th Street (1994 version)

Saturday, December 21 at 12:00 pm

Anyone skeptical of updates retreads of Christmas movie classics may be genuinely surprised by this 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street. Based on the 1947 holiday classic, this new Miracle sticks close to the original's story, though it offers more contemporary, crisper pacing and a tone curiously more reflective -- even sorrowful -- than before. Richard Attenborough is charming and twinkly as Kris Kringle, the part that won Edmund Gwenn an Oscar. Mara Wilson is the little New York City girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus until Kris persuades her otherwise. Elizabeth Perkins is her hardened mother, and Dylan McDermott plays the handsome lawyer next door who defends Kris during an insanity hearing. While screenwriter John Hughes has toughened up the dialogue a bit, and McDermott's intensity looks like a dry run for his then future role on television's The Practice, this Miracle is a persuasively sweet as the one previous. --Tom Keogh/Amazon.com

Teen Winter Break Movie

Friday, December 27th at 3 pm



For teens of all ages! If you haven't seen the Hunger Games (PG-13), come see it before going to see Catching Fire-and if you have, you can refresh your memory. Come enjoy popcorn and soda while watching the first installment of this popular book trilogy.

Doors open at 2:30, movie will start at 3 pm.

Toys for Tots

T'is the season to bring toys and kids together! 


The Library is a drop off spot for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. Bring in new and unwrapped toys and place in our donation box. We hope to empty it and fill it several times before the Marines make their last pick up before Christmas.

No doubt your new toy will help bring a smile to the face of a child in need.

Henry the Juggler

Saturday, December 14 at 12:00 pm

Bring the family for juggling fun! Henry the Juggler is considered armed (and legged) and dangerous. He is known to cause spontaneous outbursts of laughter. He speaks little, but says a great deal through his expression and body language. He has in his possession balls, clubs, rings, torches, and other apparatus of his trade. He is capable of walking on a thin wire high above the ground. He is known to change his height through the use of stilts. WARNING: Henry involves innocent bystanders in his act.

Game Night

Wednesday, December 11 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Take a break from the holiday rush for board game fun with Matt Donle from Wicked Fun Games. Bring your friends and family! Matt's games are great for all ages.

History Book Club Update

There will be no meeting of the History Book Club in December. Enjoy your holidays!
 
The club will resume its monthly meetings on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m. and will be discussing The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


T'is early December in old Dennis town
And everybody is busy rushing around!
The books are displayed at the library with care
In the hopes that the patrons soon will be there.

Come, patrons! Come, teenagers!
Come, kids and grandparents, too!
We're celebrating the holidays
And have cookies, candies, and treats just for you!

Local author Jennifer Gostin

Friday, December 6 at 12:00 pm


Come meet Jennifer Gostin. The Eastham author has created a tantalizing tale out of old legends, tattered scarecrows, a half-forgotten colony, and a witch named Coral. An 1852 short tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne called Feathertop fueled her inspiration, but her modern twist is all her own and receiving great nods from local reviewers. Explore her mysterious and humorous vision, entitled Wonderstrand Tales, which is never out-of-season on fog-covered Cape Cod. 

Jennifer’s first publications were short stories during her college years in Ohio. A decade later, her first novel, Peregrine's Rest, was published by The Permanent Press. She studied folklore at University College, Dublin, and holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She loves Mozart, vintage mysteries, Halloween, gerbils, and comic strips. Wonderstrand Tales grew out of her love for the Cape landscape and from all the rich hours she has spent lost in stories. Visit her website, www.jennifergostin.com, for more information. Books will be available for sale and signing. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Library hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday are as follows:

Wednesday, November 27th - 10:00 to 2:00
Thursday, November 28th - CLOSED
Friday, November 29th - CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 30th - 10:00 to 2:00

Have a happy and safe holiday with best wishes from the Staff!

November meeting room artists


Two long-time friends, Gretchen Irving and Muriel Thomas are showing their art at the library for the month of November.  They met as students at the Rhode Island School of Design and raised families in different parts of Massachusetts before retiring on Cape Cod, renewing their involvement in the arts.  Their interests vary: Muriel has moved somewhat from watercolor into photography over the last few years. Gretchen paints in various mediums and teaches. Enjoy the diversity.

Their work is on display in our meeting through November 27th.

Debut author James Whitfield Thomson



Saturday, November 16 at 12:00 pm 

Meet author James Whitfield Thomson. His extraordinary debut novel Lies You Wanted to Hear (November 5, 2013; Sourcebooks Landmark; Paperback Original; 9781402284281) has earned praise from writers such as Jodi Picoult, Andre Dubus II, and Margot Livesey. His work creates a haunting, shattering portrait of how a fissure between two people, over decades, becomes a canyon too wide to bridge. Inspired by the true story of a Boston family, Lies You Wanted to Hear questions if we can ever truly know the people we marry—and, given the chance, if we would make the same decisions again.

James Whitfield Thomson was an early member of the late Andre Dubus’s writers’ workshop, along with Elizabeth Berg, George Packer and Dennis Lehane. He grew up on the North Side of Pittsburgh, attended Harvard College on scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A former U.S. Navy navigator in Vietnam, Thomson’s writing has appeared in Agni and The Ledge, and received a grant from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. The author lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with his wife. Visit the author’s website at: www.jameswhitfieldthomson.com

Books will be available for sale and signing. 

Visiting author Joe Hurley



Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 pm

Joe Hurley, author of Ten Million Steps on Route 6: A Fresh Look at America and Americans from Cape Cod to California, is a retired newspaper reporter who spent most of his career at The News-Times in Danbury, Conn. where, among other things, he wrote the consumer-humor column called Shallow Pockets.

In 1999, Joe came to the startling realization that he knew almost nothing about the other side of the state, even though Connecticut is small enough to fit in the back pocket of Colorado or Nebraska. That year, photographer David Harple and Joe walked across Connecticut on Route 6 to give News-Times readers, and themselves, a better picture of their home state.

Later, Joe noticed that Route 6 stretched all the way to California – it was one of the few coast-to-coast highways and remains the longest continuous highway in the country. After retiring, Joe walked that 3,600-mile road while photographer Travis Lindhorst traveled along in the comfort of a car. Their stories and pictures ran weekly in a dozen newspapers across the country. The book resulted from their adventures. You can check out Joe’s website at: http://route6walk.com/

Joe is pretty much a homebody, writing occasional magazine stories, attempting to play basketball with other old guys, and promising his wife Pat that he'll get after the forsythia bushes tomorrow.

Books will be available for sale and signing. 

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Local spiritual author Marie David

Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am

In her new book Sacred Heart Songs (published by Balboa Press) the author and Reiki Master/Teacher Marie S. David urges readers to recognize the connection between spiritual well-being and physical and mental well-being.

The book is a journey from the knowledge of the mind to the wisdom of the heart. Through a unique weaving of science and spirit it provides clear markers along the path to safety and wellness; some people can find relief for insomnia, fibromyalgia, and trauma. Sacred Heart Songs is written for people who want to bring forth the songs of their hearts and become active partners in wellness in their lives. Contemplations at the end of each chapter invite readers to create a sacred, safe space within to support and maintain balance in the midst of life’s stressors.
 
Marie S. David  has taught and practiced Reiki in the Usui tradition since 2001. Her passion is supporting people on their path to wellness. David is director of Wellness Ministries at Evensong Retreat and Spirituality Center. She and her husband, Jim, minister as co-pastors of St. Mary of Magdala Church in Harwich Port, MA.

During her presentation, the author will discuss the process of writing and sharing artwork that evolved during her work. Books will be available for sale and signing. 

Food for Fines is back!

Starting Friday, November 1st, "Food for Fines" is back!

Now is the chance to give to the community AND clean your library slate! Donate one canned or dry goods item for every $1 in fines owed, up to $10 worth. Items must be sealed and unexpired. All the collected food will be donated to local non-profit food pantries.

Thanks for your help!

October Meeting Room Artist and Reception



Hollis Fortune is an artist who resides in Harwich with her extended family.  Her work has changed and evolved in the last years and she now concentrates in oil, acrylic, and mixed-medium painting.  Hollis enjoys painting to music, and feels there is an “intertwining” of the two that strongly influences her colors and subject matters. She invites the viewer to imagine things just a little differently with her images, to “write their own story”.

Hollis is a member of the Guild of Harwich Artists, Creative Arts Center,  the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the She-Art Network. Her work is on permanent display at the Art Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists and The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis.

Her work is on display in our meeting room through October 30th, and she will be hosting a reception on Friday the 18th, from 6-8 pm.

History Book Club

Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 pm

This month the History Book Club is reading Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. Come join the discussion. The group is led by Lew Taylor of the "Cannot Live without Books" Bookstore in West Dennis.

Tales of New England Vampires

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.


It’s the night before Halloween! What better way to chill your blood than with stories about New England vampires? Susan F. Jarek-Glidden, PhD, will tantalize our audience with true tales of how olde New Englanders handled their absolute terror of vampires.

Dr. Jarek-Glidden has been interested in folklore since childhood and has researched the New England Vampire Tradition for over 30 years. For the past ten years, she has spoken throughout Massachusetts on New England’s vampires, including the “Halloween” lecture at Tales of Cape Cod in Barnstable.

Together with her husband, Tony, she lives on – fans of the quirky 1960-70’s vampire series Dark Shadows take note – Collingwood Drive in Yarmouthport.  Dr. Jarek-Glidden holds a BA from Elms College, an MA from Catholic University of America, and a Ph.D. from Boston University. 

At the conclusion of the presentation, Dr. Jarek-Glidden will take questions from the audience, where everyone is welcome to tap into her subject expertise.

Book Banning in the U.S.A.

Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.


Can you name a few books that you should be reading? How about naming a few books that people think you should not be reading? Many of us know that books have been banned in other places like the Middle East and Russia, but how about the United States? Even here book banning happens. And it’s not just ancient history; book banning is alive and well today, although sometimes in a subtle form – like an item’s quiet removal from a book shelf or a school curriculum.  

Anne Speyer, librarian, teacher, and ardent bibliophile, will explore the history of book banning. You will probably discover that at least one of your own favorites is on someone else’s “people shouldn’t read” list.

Archaeology at the Cape Cod National Seashore - CANCELLED!

Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. - CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. This event may be rescheduled at a later date. 

Come help us celebrate Massachusetts Archaeology Month by taking a look at the Cape’s own National Seashore. The lands of Cape Cod National Seashore hold many wonders, such as beaches, dunes, ponds, and marshes, yet many people aren't aware of the historical treasures within these lands like historic houses and over 300 archeological sites.


Archeologists recently discovered a significant site in a remote corner of Bound Brook Island in Wellfleet: the Baker-Biddle site. Famed "Banana King" Lorenzo Dow Baker, and later Franklin Roosevelt's Attorney General Francis Biddle, called this place home. Join National Seashore Historian William Burke for a glimpse at the wonderfully rich prehistoric and historic archeological finds from this property, and what they tell us about life on the Outer Cape thousands of years ago.

Game Night

Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00-8:00 pm

More board game fun with Matt Donle from Wicked Fun Games. Bring your friends and family!

September Meeting Room Artist and Reception Saturday September 14th at 2 pm



Ken Baughman is an artist, graphic designer, and amateur naturalist. He draws inspiration from the natural world and from personal experiences around the globe. Ken's work focuses on the interconnectedness of animals and mankind. Woodcuts, solarplate etchings, monoprints, watercolors, and more are featured in this exhibit. View more of his work at be.net/kenbaughman and learn more about his process at an artist's reception Saturday, September 14th from 12-2pm.  His work will be on display from September 2-28th.

Astronomy Field Trip to Werner Schmidt Observatory

Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm

We're taking a road trip to see the stars! Dr. Mike Hunter, director of the Werner Schmidt Observatory, will lead the group. The class will all meet at the observatory to enjoy a night of special instruction, perfect for the new or beginning astronomer. Come and experience the night sky like never before. Check out the Cape Cod Astronomical Society's website at: www.ccas.ws

Space is limited, so please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register.

The Observatory is located on the campus of the Dennis-Yarmouth High School at 210 Station Avenue in South Yarmouth.

History Book Club

Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

The History Book Club has an exciting new read for their next meeting:  In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Come and join them for a lively discussion. The History Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month. Please call the library to register 508-760-6219.

Game Night is back for the Fall!

Wednesday, September 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Is there a chill in the air? It must be time to head back to the library for Game Night, hosted by Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games. Bring some friends and learn some new board games.

Cape Cod Quilters' Raffle Quilt on Display

Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Cape Cod Quilters have created this beautiful quilt called "Burgoyne Surrounded." Tickets will be on sale at the library for one day only; $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Proceeds benefit Cape Abilities and the education and charitable works of the Cape Cod Quilters. Drawing will be held on December 5, 2013. Presence not required to win.

August Meeting Room Artist - Lynette Fiske

Come see her "Entrance and Exit" exhibit, on display all month. As she writes, " Look on these paintings as doorways to other places: some are on the Cape, some in New England, and others are of locations overseas. They are depictions of places, people, and things captured at a moment in time and filtered through my viewpoint...all art is a conversation between artist and viewer, so I invite you to make up your own title, your own interpretation and story."

       

Local author Susan Santangelo

Friday, August 30 at 11:00 am

Local favorite Susan Santangelo is back. She has just released the fourth book in her humorous Baby Boomer Mystery Series. This time character Carol Andrews and best friend Nancy attend a class reunion and find the dead body of one of their classmates in their room. The adventure ensues! The Baby Boomer Mysteries Series is well received by fans and critics alike; the third book Marriage Can Be Murder was selected as one of 2012’s Best Mysteries by Suspense Magazine.

Susan has been a feature writer, drama critic, and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and divides her time between the Connecticut shoreline and Cape Cod, MA. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Author's Friday - Velia Pola

Friday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. - WAIT LIST ONLY! 

The Author’s Friday series is pleased to welcome first time author and Dennis resident Velia Pola. Her book “A Bridge Between: Northern Italy Come Hell or High Water” is a moving memoir, travelogue, and love story that chronicles a vacation to Italy where an adult child becomes caregiver of aging parents. The memoir celebrates life to the fullest and depicts the struggle to maintain dignity, independence, and family relationships. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register for this event.

American Sign Language Workshop

Tuesday, August 20 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Have you ever wanted to learn more about American Sign Language and the world of the deaf and hard of hearing? Local instructor John Smith will help educate our audience. He will take us through the history of ASL and the principles of its sentence structure. He will also conduct exercises using flash cards, team acting, and marker boards. Participants will receive a hand out on finger-spelling and view segments of the PBS special Through Deaf Eyes. The session will conclude with two games popular in the deaf community. Because of the length of the program, refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please call the library at 508-760-6219 to pre-register.

Visiting author Stephen Seitz

Friday, August 16 at 11:00 am


Come and meet Stephen Seitz. Stephen is an author, journalist, and editor based in Vermont, who is paying us a visit during his vacation to East Dennis. He has covered news in the upper Connecticut River Valley for more than a decade; his journalism and cinema commentary have appeared in a number of northern New England newspapers, including the New Hampshire Union Leader. (Steve was the first reporter who made it into the flood zone in the disastrous Alstead, NH, floods of 2005.) The better-known people Steve has interviewed include James Earl Jones, Jerry Lewis, an original cast member of every "Star Trek" series, former presidential candidates Howard Dean, Joe Lieberman and Wesley Clark, Sen. George McGovern, and authors Jodi Picoult and Dennis Lehane, among many others.


A lifelong Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, Steve wrote Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula, which is going strong after seven years. His just released crime mystery, entitled Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever, came out in June.

Teen Summer Movie - The Avengers

Friday, August 9th at 7:00

Come watch The Avengers in our air-conditioned front room, with popcorn and soda! “Marvel’s The Avengers” ranks among the most entertaining comic book blockbusters ever made.” (Richard Roeper). With Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans. Ages 13 and up.

Henry Beston's Cape Cod

Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 pm


Don Wilding, co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization the Henry Beston Society, will introduce our audience to Henry Beston, the author of The Outermost House

Don’s multi-media presentation features photographs and documentary film footage, chronicling the story of Beston, a native of Quincy, MA, who found peace on the outer beach of Eastham after he served as an ambulance driver during World War I. He spent a solitary year in a 20 x 16 foot cottage on the beach and discovered his true voice as a writer. His Outermost House, written in 1927, is now considered an American classic on the level of the works of Thoreau, Muir, and other noted nature writers. It was quoted heavily in the National Park’s reports on Cape Cod, sealing the Cape Cod National Seashore’s establishment as a national treasure.  

Tick talk: Protect and Prevent

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm

It’s that time of year when many people are outside enjoying summer weather. Don’t let ticks ruin your good time! You can protect yourself and your family from tick-borne diseases like Lyme Disease, which is the second most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts. In addition to Lyme Disease, the black legged tick, or deer tick, carries the pathogens that cause Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis, both of which are quite serious and on the rise.

Come and learn how to prevent tick-borne diseases. Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis will review the life cycle and ecology of deer ticks and discuss a three-point protection plan: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard, and Protect Your Pet.

Cape Cod Baseball League: Past and Present - CORRECTED DATE!

Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm - CORRECTED DATE

The Cape Cod Baseball League is a collegiate summer baseball league loved by both locals and visitos. Over the years, the CCBL has played a significant role in honing great baseball players who have made it to the major leagues.

Our very special guest speaker is Dan Dunn, Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame curator and Vice-president and Assistant General Manager of the Bourne Braves. He will talk about the league’s history and current topics, such as where and how the League gets players and what major league baseball scouts want to see. Dan will also bring unique historical artifacts for viewing. Don’t miss the fun!

The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm


Enjoy a good mystery? What’s more mysterious than crop circles, which have been appearing with increasing sophistication in farmers’ fields and other locations all over the world? John Root, educator and naturalist, leads a presentation that features images of the intricate designs of crop circles. Are the designs, the layered weaving of downed plants, and the corresponding anatomical changes evidence of powerful and mysterious energies at work? Other noted phenomenon includes dramatic effects on electronic equipment, soils, animals, and human visitors. John offers interpretations of these exquisite formations, many which occur near sacred sites and refer to mystical traditions.

The audience is invited to share their reactions to the images and to speculate about how and why they are manifesting on our landscape. Go home with handouts of recommended books and websites for further research.

How to Pastel Paint: the Pastel Art of Georgia O’Keeffe

Saturday, July 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm - FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY!


Come try your hand at pastel painting. This special workshop, led by Gregory John Maichack and funded in part by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Council, will allow our audience to experiment in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. All materials are included. Greg will introduce and demonstrate O’Keefe’s techniques and provide insights into her artistic life. He is engaging, clear, and can work with students of all levels of artistic ability. Participants will create and keep their own work of art. There is no charge for the program, but space is limited and seats are filling fast. Please call the library to pre-register at 508-760-6219.

Author's Friday Special Fundraiser - Andre Dubus III

Friday, July 26 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are very fortunate to have the illustrious Andre Dubus III as the featured guest at this month's Author's Friday Special fundraiser at the Sea View Restaurant at 76 Chase Ave. in  Dennisport. A product of an famous literary family, Andre has written five novels, including The House of Sand and Fog, which was a huge bestseller that was later adapted into an Academy-nominated motion picture starring Ben Kingsley. His powerful memoir Townie was #4 on the NYT Bestseller List and earned Andre rave reviews and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Currently, Andre is at work on the screenplay which will be based on his life story as told in Townie.

Laymen and fellow authors alike describe Andre Dubus III as "inspirational" and "eloquent" with a "great sense of humor." Of course, the main reason people flock to an Andre Dubus III personal appearance is his incredible life story. Essentially left to fend for himself by his father at a very young age, Andre grew up in the drug and crime infested mill towns along the Merrimack River where he quickly had to learn how to defend himself. He struggled to become a writer by supporting himself working night jobs as a bartender, office cleaner, halfway house counselor, and even bounty hunter. Today he is married with three children, teaches writing at UMass Lowell, is about to release his sixth novel, while adapting Townie to a screenplay, and is in great demand at a guest speaker and presenter. Tickets may be purchased at the Library or by mail; $25 each in advance or $30 at door.

Local author Brian James

Friday, July 19 at 11:00 am

Crime humorist Brian James shares his newest release Fortune: the Aftermath of an Infamous Bank Vault Heist. This novel looks at the bank robbery introduced during his 2011 fictional memoir Headstone, which featured his father Junior James.

His latest book considers so many possibilities that even Junior James himself would be scratching his silver receding hairline and belting down several vodka and waters in the hereafter. As for what was actually taken from the trusting depositors in the Fourth of July holiday weekend bank vault burglary of the early '80s, only the perpetrators knew, and few of them would have knowledge of what ultimately happened to their "fortune."

Brian James lives on Cape Cod, MA and in Dunedin, FL. He is a mild-mannered, retired, municipal recreation director, and a seasonal member of writing circles in both Brewster, MA, and Safety Harbor, FL. He recently was interviewed on NPR radio. Fortune is available in print and in virtually any e-book format.