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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod with Don Wilding

Saturday, November 5th at 12:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon discussion on Saturday, November 5th at 12:30 p.m. at Dennis Public Library. Don Wilding will be at the library to discuss some of the great shipwrecks and rescues on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, ranging from the earliest days of the U.S. Lifesaving Service (1872) to the early years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the first half of the 20th century. Join Don for a look at the wrecks of the Castagna, the Francis, the Montclair, the Jason, the Portland, and more.

An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of the book, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore.”  

MBCC's "Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come into our lobby and pick up materials provided by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Its educational outreach program entitled "Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure" means to empower discussions between health professionals and patients regarding environmental exposures and chemicals of concern.

The Coalition has created a one-of-a-king booklet for health professionals that summarizes scientific evidence linking exposure and effect for many common chemicals of concern and suggests how to begin environmental health conversations with patients. The accompanying patient brochure (available in several languages) describes basic steps from individuals and families to reduce problematic exposures and choose safer alternatives to toxic products. The goal of the program is to reduce toxic exposures, which has implications for reducing the burden and cost of all environmentally-linked diseases.