• One Book, One Town Oct 8 - Nov 1

    Get ready to face the sea: Our next "One Book, One Town" event begins October 8! We will be reading The Finest Hours: the True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, and the authors' adaptation for young readers.   In the early hours of Monday, February 18, 1952 as a brutal storm whipped up gigantic waves, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer split in two, [...]

  • Author Casey Sherman Oct 8 @ 7pm

    Casey Sherman wrote The Finest Hours in 2009 (co-authored by Michael J. Tougias); it’s the true story of the hair-raising, miraculous rescue of the Pendleton crew members by a Chatham Coast Guard team in high seas in a boat far too small for the attempt. The book will soon be released as a major motion picture under the same title for Walt Disney Pictures, to be released in April 2016. His illustrated talk will be about the book, [...]

  • CG36500 - Oct 15 @ 7pm

    Richard Ryder and Don St. Pierre will be here to share the history of the CG36500, her role in the Pendleton rescue, and her recent restoration. The CG36500 is a Gold Medal boat made famous by its crew of four in the February 18th, 1952 rescue of 32 survivors of the ill-fated tanker Pendleton, during a tremendous 70 knot northeasterly storm

  • Fall 2015 Learning Series

    Learning Series Brochures and Registration forms are available HERE online - or in the Library.  Classes ongoing through November


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