Upcoming Programs

 Sunday, March 12 @ 3:00 pm - Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Journey camino de santiagoAcross Spain

Thomas J. Raftery is a nearly retired attorney who practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, corporate and commercial law. He is originally from Carlisle, Massachusetts where he was a member of the Planning Board and subsequently Town Moderator. He holds the rank of Captain, United States Naval Reserve – Retired. He belongs to the American Pilgrims on the Camino and has walked the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Finisterre, Spain. He frequently visits Andorra, France and Spain and has just returned from a trip to those countries.

Sunday, March 19 @ 3:00 pm - Jeopardy - Library Style!jeopardy2

Don't miss this opportunity to show off your Jeopardy skills!  The EPL is hosting another Jeopardy game and we are looking for 8 teams of 2 people each, age 18 and up.  All ages are welcome to join us as audience members!  Registration forms are available at the Front Desk with a small registration donation of $50 per team (this is a library fundraiser!) 

Sunday, March 26 @ 3:00 pm - Food Writer John Carafolicarafoli booko

John F. Carafoli is an international food stylist, consultant, food writer and wrote the seminal book Food Photography and Styling, two children’s cookbooks, Look Who’s Cooking, The Cookie Cookbook and Cape Cod Chef’s Table, Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown, and his is latest book is, Great Italian American Food in New England, History, Traditions & Memories. He has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Edible Cape Cod where he won an EDDY for Best use of Recipes in a feature.   Carafoli was also featured on the TV Food network’s Ultimate Kitchens, and NPR. He also conducts culinary food, music and culture tours to Italy. 

Sunday, April 2 @ 3:00 pm - Wine Maker Dr. Frank Puzio and First Crush Winerypuzio

Dr. Frank D. Puzio will share his story on how his current status as a winery owner evolved from his undergraduate degree in chemistry, to his 43 year practice of optometry on Cape Cod, software development, etc.  Currently, First Crush Winery produces 55,000 bottles of award winning wines locally.  He will explain how his unique winery coop model allows him to sell 42% of his wine before the wine is made.  In addition, Dr. Frank will discuss helpful tips on evaluating wine, nutrition regarding wine, the misunderstood topic of sulfites and more.  If you enjoy wine, you will enjoy this education opportunity.

Thursday, April 25 @ 4:00 pm - Author Alison O'Learyso close to home

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library book club has chosen So Close to Home: A True Story of Our American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II by Michael Tougias and Alison O'Leary for this month's selection.  We are excited to host co-author Alison O'Leary to come and speak for this afternoon's program.  Everyone is invited!  This author event is open to the public. 

World War II was six months under way when Ray Downs was returning to the United States from his position as a manager for United Fruit in Colombia with his wife, Ina, and two children, eight-year-old Sonny and 11-year-old -Lucille. While the U-boat war had started, few were concerned as the Gulf of Mexico seemed physically far away from the conflict. The ship carrying the Downs family, The Heredia, had the misfortune to be seen by German Commander Harro Schacht in U-507. Schacht quickly sank the vessel, leaving the survivors to swim for safety in the Gulf. An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

Alison O’Leary is a former reporter for the The Boston Globe, a magazine editor, and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country.

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - Chatham Reads Poetrypoetry month pic

Chatham poets will read favorite poems at our 18th annual Chatham Reads Poetry Event in honor of National Poetry Month.  Each reader is limited to five minutes and selections must be by recognized, published poets.  Sign up to read or just come and listen.  A  sign up sheet will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am to noon - Digital Privacy Basics with Alison alison macrinaMacrina, Library Freedom Project

From botnets to big data, threats to privacy are everywhere online -- and securing our digital devices against these threats might seem like a daunting challenge. The good news is that it is possible to have better privacy on the internet, and this class is the place to start. Join internet activist Alison Macrina to learn solutions to subvert digital spying and data exploitation. Alison will talk about avoiding tracking and malware, different types of encryption, passwords, safer browsing, and more.

Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm - Author Michael H. Wardsea is quiet tonight

In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.

 

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues

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We all know the ditty "Lizzie Borden took an ax....." but few people know the actual facts! Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues is a one hour in depth retelling of the famous double homicide. Extensive research utilizing archival materials, period newspapers and period photographs has been done to create an entertaining, fascinating and informative presentation by history teacher Christopher Daley, about America's favorite "Who done it?"

The story begins on that fateful day in August 1892 with a striking description of the day’s events leading up to and including the murders of   Andrew and Abbie Borden. The police investigation is then recounted, the evidence described and examined. Then the focus will shift to the suspicion placed on Lizzie and her conflicting stories on her whereabouts in the house during the day of the murders. Following will be a summary of the Grand Jury hearings and the trial using actual testimony and newspaper accounts to illuminate the proceedings. In the end different theories on the murders will be set forth and the question of "Who done it?" will be put to the audience for further discussion and conjecture

Ebook Classes

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Wednesdays  March 1 @ 10:15, April 5 @ 10:15

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.

Kindle Fire Ebook Demo

By appointment 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.

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Wednesdays March 1 @ 11:30, April 5 @ 11:30

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.