Upcoming Programs

 

Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 pm - Author Deborah Swisstinticket

In celebration of Women's History Month, Harwich resident and historian Deborah Swiss will discuss her latest book, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women. During the nineteenth century, 25,000 girls and women were transported to Australia from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as "tamers and breeders." A compelling true story about the human spirit, The Tin Ticket won runner-up honors in 2011 for Best Non-Fiction book, awarded by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. It focuses on three remarkable survivors, ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives as they triumphed over tragedy and emerged as founding mothers of Australia. Their journey also includes the story of Elizabeth Gurney Fry, a Quaker reformer who compassionately touched their lives. After Deborah's talk, singer/songwriter Digney Fignus will perform "All for Love," a song he wrote to honor Australia's convict maids and survivors everywhere.

 

Tuesday, March 24 @ 10:00 am - Author Laura Shabottshabot

Provincetown author and self-publishing pioneer Laura Shabott will present "You've Always Wanted to Publish A Book. Now You Can!" This hour long presentation is designed for writers, artists and thought leaders to gain insight into the process of creating eBooks, Print-On-Demand paperbacks and short runs. Shabott is the author of Confessions of an eBook Virgin: What Everyone Should Know Beforey They Publish on the Internet, a five star rated primer for aspiring self-publishers new to the process. She says "In 2008 the Amazon Kindle created a revolution. Today, the digital book industry offers a dizzying number of options. But how does it really work? And, is being both a creative person and your own publishing house the right path for you?"

 

Saturday, March 28 @ 2:00 pm - Film: Dunia: Kiss Me Not On The Eyes by Jocelyne SaabDUNIA_dance

Rebecca Alvin, an Associate Teaching Professor of Film and Media Studies at The New School and Adjunct Professor at CCCC, will present an Egypt/Arabic film Dunia: Kiss Me Not on the Eyes, by film maker Jocelyne Saab.The film is about a young student of the arts who aspires to be a professional dancer and poet.Her artistic expression is inhibited, however, by her inability to experience and express desire.Dunia’s reasoning that women should not move their bodies to evoke an act of love is challenged by the ardent public intellectual Dr. Beshir.With his help, Dunia begins an all-consuming search in a society that both fetishizes and oppresses female sexuality.This film is a preview and introduction to the 3rd Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema that features screenings of Arab and Middle Eastern films on the Lower Cape to promote greater understanding of the very complex Middle Eastern region and Arab cultures by watching and discussing films made by filmmakers with deep, intimate understandings of the issues and the culture.The Film Festival kicks off April 30 at the Chatham Orpheum Theater and continues through May 3 at various lower cape venues.For more information about the festival: www.capecodfilmsociety.com.This film has English subtitles and it not rated.

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Sunday, April 12 @ 3:00 pm - Jeopardy @ the Eldredge!

Are you glued to the TV every night at 7:30, playing along as Alex Trebek tosses answers at Jeopardy! contestants competing for cash and glory? Did you ever wonder how you’d stack up under the same circumstances? Here’s your chance to find out, and give Eldredge Public Library a helping hand at the same time! On Sunday April 12 at 3:00 we will host Jeopardy!—Library Style. The categories will be varied, testing general knowledge, and the subject of Chatham will come into play across the categories. We have 8 buzzers, and we are looking for eight teams of 2 or 3 adults (minimum age is high school) to register for a $50 fee. (That’s the “help the Library” part!) Remember, there are only slots for eight teams, so register now. Fabulous prizes and the thrill of victory will go to the Champion team!

This is also a “fun raiser”. If competition is not your style, join our studio audience for free. There’ll be a special (private!) audience quiz, door prizes, refreshments, and a chance to root for your favorite team! Download a registration form to enter!

 

Thursday, April 16 @ 3:00 pm - Author Ingrid Stabinsgive me tomorrow

Local resident Ingrid Stabins will be here to talk about her book Give Me Tomorrow: A young girls ordeal during the WWII Russian invasion of eastern Germany. Ingrid grew up in Pomerania, an eastern province of Germany. She lived through the devastation of her hometown by Russian forces, months in a Russian camp, the loss of her father, and the expulsion from her homeland. Her life was changed forever.

 

 

Saturday, April 18 @ 2:00 pm - Jazz Singer Cerise Bynoe w/ The Charlie Jamieson BandCerise

Cerise and The Charlie Jamieson Band will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many legendary jazz singers. Cerise, with her strong soulful voice, is well recognized as one of Cape Cod's top vocalists. Performing twice with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra Cerise earned much acclaim for delivering powerful performances. She continues to mesmerize audiences performing with jazz combo The Charlie Jamieson Trio at venues all over Cape Cod creating legions of dedicated fans. Mark your calendars now for a spectacular jazz concert event!

 

 

Saturday, May 2 @ 2:00 pm - The History of Fort Warren during the American Civil Warfort warren

Fort Warren is a historic fort on the 28-acre Georges Island to the entrance to Boston Harbor. The fort was constructed from 1833-1861, completed shortly after the beginning of the American Civil War. Kevin Rogers, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands will be here to give a virtual tour of the fort with information about its construction. The talk will focus on the Fort during the Civil War when it served as a fort for Union soldiers and a prison for Confederate officers and government officials. Kevin will give a brief discussion on how some of the other Islands were used in the war effort and the unusual connection and involvement of Boston residents with Fort Warren. Mr. Rogers has volunteered with the FBHI for almost 8 years and has been an interpreter on George's Island as well as Boston Light.

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Saturday, May 16 @ 2:00 pm - Sheryl Faye brings Clara Barton to life!

Sheryl Faye is a historical performer who will be here to portray Clara Barton. Clara Barton played an very important and unforgettable role during the American Civil War as a Nurse and went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross. This program will explore the life of Clara Barton, both her childhood and her adult life, including the role she played during the Civil War and will instill in audience members the value of helping others. This performance is appropriate for school age children and adults.

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Tuesday, May 19 @ 7:00 pm - Author Ric Wasleycandleinthewindbn

Author Ric Wasley will be here to talk about his book Candle in the Wind. The year is 1863 and the American Civil War is raging with a fury unimagined just two short years ago. President Lincoln has just announced the first draft in the history of the American Republic. It is against this background that two families come to realize just what the war means to them, their lives and their countries. The story opens with a young wife and her daughter who leave their Cape Cod farm in search of her husband who was listed as missing and presumed dead since the three day battle at Gettysburg. She does not believe it and so begins her perilous journey that will uncover truths and reunite her family.

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Tuesday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm - Author Greg O'BrienOn Pluto cover

What's is like to lose your mind, to see slices of your very identity slipping away piece by piece? Veteran journalist Greg O'Brien likens it to a trip out to Pluto "where no one can see you or hear what is said." Diagnosed at 59 with early-onset Alzheimer's, O'Brien has written an illuminating, naked and honest account of living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it. Drawing on cognitive reserve, he is reporting back to Earth his experiences as he joourneys further into inner space in his memoir, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's. Written with faith and humor, the book provides Baby Boomers a window into a possible future. Greg O'Brien has more than 35 years of newspaper and magazine experiences as a writer, editor, investigative reporter and publisher. Over the years, he has contributed to, amond other publications, the Associated Press, USA Today, Boston Herald, Boston Metro, New York Metro, Providence Journal, Cape Cod Times and Boston Magazine, where he was senior writer.

 

Saturday, June 6 @ 2:00 pm - Author Patry Francisorphans

Cape Cod author Patry Francis will be here to talk about her latest and very popular book, The Orphans of Race Point. The story is a passionate and page-turning saga with an unsolved murder that consumes three lives over several decades in Provincetown, MA. Told through these three voices, The Orphans of Race Point is a novel of suspense, betrayal and the different ways we find transcendence and meaning in our lives. But most of all, it is a gorgeous and unforgettable love story. Patry is a threetime nominee for the Pushcart Prize, and has twice been the recipient of a fellowship from Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her first novel, The Liar's Diary, has been translated into seven languages and was recently optioned for a film. A mother of four, she lives with her family on Cape Cod.

Tuesday, June 16 @ 7:00 pm - Author Carrie Russelldrowning cactus

Carrie Russell, author of the novel Drowning Cactus, will be here to speak about environmentalism and fiction. Drowning Cactus is literary fiction that explores the tranformative power of wilderness, following a cactus thief and an urban gardening instructor lost in the Sonora Desert. Russell, who studied writing at Columbia and Oxford, worked as an environmental advocate before she became a novelist. The novel is inspired by her experiences in some of America's most remote and most threatened wilderness areas.

 

 

Ebook Classes

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Wednesday: February 11 @ 1:00 pm , March 11 @ 1:00 pm

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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

Wednesday: February 4 @ 2:00 pm, March 11 @ 11:15 am

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.

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Wednesday: February 4 @ 1:00 pm , March 11 @ 10:15 am

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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.