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Tour of Ireland

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Wednesday, January 23rd at 3pm


Join Irish tour guide Gemma Loughnane for a discussion on Ireland in all its facets: music, history, language, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and literature. 

Gemma was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. She is certified by the International Tour Management Institute and has been a tour guide for 25 years, covering almost every corner of the globe from Antarctica to Africa, Asia to Europe and has taken groups on many four month world cruises. Ireland has always been one of her favorite destinations and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge of the culture, scenery and people. 

Gemma and fellow tour guide, Katrina Valenzuela are planning a tour to the west of Ireland this spring for a  small group of 20-24 travelers. If interested, please contact Gemma at gemmaloughnane@yahoo.com in order to secure your spot. Details for the tour can be found at www.katrinavalenzuela.com.

Series: All About Birds

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Saturdays at 12:30 starting January 19th


For 5 weeks this winter, the library is hosting a series all about birds! We will have a kickoff event on January 19th with special guest speaker Philip Kyle who will give a talk on "Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds." Then, each week, we will show a different PBS Nature documentary highlighting a specific type of bird. No registration required. Come to one program or all of them! 

January 19th~ "Amazing Behaviors of Common Birds" with Philip Kyle
January 26th~ "Owl Power" documentary
February 2nd~ "My Life as a Turkey" documentary
February 9th~ "Hummingbirds" documentary
February 16th~ "A Murder of Crows" documentary

New Digital Newspaper Archive!

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Digital access to The Register and The Barnstable Patriot now available


You can now search historic local newspapers from the comfort of your own home! Our collection includes issues of The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, as well as issues from other titles assumed by those periodicals over the years. 

Take some time to explore, search for relatives, favorite businesses from years past, major events on Cape Cod, and more! We hope you enjoy searching this great new resource. 

To get started, visit the online archive, or click on the newspaper image on the right-hand side of our website. Please see a librarian if you have any questions on searching the archive. 

We are truly grateful for the Community Preservation Committees of the towns of Dennis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth for funding this project and to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Lothropp Family Foundation for their partial funding of the digitization of The Barnstable Patriot from 1830-1930.