Upcoming Programs

 

Sunday, February 25 @ 3:00 pm - Graveyards of Ships: Cape Cod Wrecks and Rum Runners

Sunday Afternoons at the Eldredge welcomes Don Wilding who will present "Graveyards of Ships: Cape Cod Wrecks and Rum Runners."  An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for over 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of two books, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” for the Henry Beston Society, and "A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod," from The History Press. He is a co-founder of the Henry Beston Society and a member of the Eastham Historical Society's board of directors.

 

Wednesday, March 21 @ 3:30 pm - Edith Cavell: A Common Woman with an Uncommon Life

In honor of women's history month, Terri Arthur will present "Edith Cavell: A Common Woman with an Uncommon Life."   This pictorial presentation will be based on her popular award-winning historical novel Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse.  Based on fact, Arthur’s richly written historical novel tells the powerfully moving story of the legendary Edith Cavell, a British nurse who started the first nurses’ training school in Belgium. When World War I broke out she used her nursing as a cover to become a key link in the dangerous and clandestine world of the Belgian underground rescuing wounded Allied soldiers.  She changed the history of America and Europe with her role in this war.  Ms. Arthur lives in Falmouth, MA. and has worked as a nurse at the Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, Cape Cod, and Jordan Hospitals.  

 

Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - Jeopardy, Library Style!

Join us once again for our very popular library style Jeopardy competition.  Registration is open!  Download a form or pick one up at the front desk.  We are able to host 8 teams of two people each.  Team members must be 18 years and older.  All ages are welcome to join the audience.  Registration is $25/team.  Do you think your team has what it takes?  Come join the fun!

 

 

Sunday, March 25 @ 3:00 pm - Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod

Sunday Afternoons at the Eldredge welcomes author Christopher Setterlund who will talk about his latest book, Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod.  Thousands of restaurants have come and gone on Cape Cod over the past century. Some, however, made an indelible mark.  Christopher Setterlund details the history of the iconic establishments of the Cape, still fresh in the memories of patrons, complete with famous recipes.  Setterlund is a twelfth-generation Cape Codder whose roots go back to the second Mayflower voyage. After growing up on Cape Cod and working in the restaurant industry for nearly two decades, he has a wealth of knowledge as to what makes a legendary Cape Cod establishment. He is the author of the In My Footsteps travel book series featuring Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

 

 

Tuesday, April 10 @ 7:00 pm - William Nickerson's Homesite: Lost and Found

Excavations initiated by the Nickerson Family Association in 2016 resulted in the discovery of the original homesite of William and Anne Nickerson in 2017. So far we have found evidence of blacksmithing, pieces of pottery from Europe, tobacco pipes, and evidence that the Nickerson household was using Native American pottery. Learn about the the search, the discovery, and the potential of this very significant piece of Chatham's history. This program will be presented by Craig Chartier, Director of the Plymouth Rediscovery Project and lead archaeologist at the Nickerson Homestead excavation.

Ebook Classes

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Wednesdays  April 4 @ 1:00 pm, May 2 @ 10:15, June 6 @ 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.

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Wednesdays  April 4 @ 2:15, May 2 @ 11:15, June 6 @ 11:15

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site and Hoopla. 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.