Â "One Book, One Town" events for Children and TeensÂ can be found on our October Calendar
Casey Sherman wrote The Finest Hours in 2009 (co-authored by Michael J. Tougias); itâ€™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 January 2016. His illustrated talk will be about the book, and the process of turning it into a film.
Sherman's other books include Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin, Bad Blood, Black Irish, Black Dragon, and Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy, a drama about the Boston Marathon bombings. Sherman has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, FOX News, NBC's Today Show, Discovery, History, Travel Channel, Dateline NBC, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, and others.
Casey Sherman was born in Hyannis and graduated from Boston University. As a television news producer for WBZ-TV, he led a high profile re-investigation of his aunt's murder, which he later chronicled in his 2003 book, A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler.
Our Book to Film discussion group will be reading The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and watching the movie of the same name starring George Clooney.Â
Richard Ryder and Don St. Pierre will be here to share the history of the CG36500, her role in the PendletonÂ rescue, and her recent restoration.Â 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. The four Coasties took 36500 out in this wild storm in what seemed an impossible mission. They returned to the Chatham Station with 32 rescued crewmen. All four Coast Guard crewmen received the Gold Life Saving Medal for getting to the broken tanker under almost impossible conditions and heroically rescuing the 32 crewmen from the Pendleton.Â
See where today's Guardsmen work and check the view from the top of the Chatham Lighthouse!
Coast Guard Sr. Chief Corbin Ross will talk about the changing duties of the Coast Guard, and several Chatham fisherman will tell us true tales of life on the sea.
Kevin Costner, veteran Coast Guard rescue swimmer, introduces young wannabes, including Ashton Kutcher, to one of the most dangerous jobs on earth.
Robert Redford, alone on his sailboat, battles for survival against the elements.
Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has but one purpose in life: revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him.
The Finest Hours co-author, Michael Tougias joins us to give his take on the process of writing the book and its transformation to the screen.Â Michael Tougias is a lecturer and award-winning author of 18 books.Â His book Fatal Forecast: An Incredible Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea was praised by the Los Angeles Times as â€śa breathtaking book â€“ Tougias spins a marvelous and terrifying yarn.â€ť The authorâ€™s other true adventure book, Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do in the Blizzard of 78, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the â€śTop Books of the Yearâ€ť and described as â€śa white-knuckle read, the best book of its kindâ€ť.Â Â Tougias has researched dozens of survival stories and includes them in his lecture for businesses titled, Survival Lessons: Decision-making Under Pressure. This is the final programÂ in our "One Book, One Town" event.
In celebration of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 14-22, we will host compiler and editor Nancy Jane Woodside who will speak about her book Sea Glass: women speak from Americanâ€™s newest plantations. The writings in this book came out of a writing group at Eve's House, a shelter for homeless women which is part of the non-profit Cape Cod based Homeless Not Hopeless. Sea Glass look into the lives of women reveal through paintings, poetry, and stories, the hardship of poverty, domestic violence, prescription addition, and alcohol poisoning. Sea Glass women are learning how to survive and thrive despite the rising tide of poverty and violence in this country. Sea Glass is about joy, friendship, learning to ride a bicycle and learning to cook and eat together as a family. Sea Glass is about the camaraderie of women living in truth, sharing their stories, healing, and making amends.
Wednesdays, October 7 @ 3:30 pm, November 4 @ 11:30 am
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle Fire and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle Fire, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Call the library at 508-945-5170.
Wednesdays, October 7 @ 2:30 pm, November 4 @ 10:30 am
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your iPad, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.