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New in the World of Books….

It’s Not Too Late to Join the Provincetown Library 2017 Reading Challenge!

The new year isn’t new anymore, but you can still take the Provincetown Library 2017 Reading Challenge! All you have to do is read 12 books in 2017 from 12 different categories. (See category list below.) Discuss your choices, have fun, and win prizes!

Yes, prizes are involved in this challenge! Not that we get too competitive — this is more like a marathon, where everybody who finishes wins. So everybody who reads 12 books (one each in all 12 categories) will get a prize. Click here for more details!

New March Books at the Provincetown Library

This month, Lead Librarian Nan Cinnater provides visitors to our website with a visual inventory of all of the great new books arriving in March at the Provincetown Public Library! Scroll through the extensive list below to see if any covers catch your eye. All books...

Nan’s New Book Highlights: February 24, 2017

Interpol Alert! New International Mysteries These international police procedurals feature great locations and fascinating detectives -- some old friends, some new, some male, some female, some multi-ethnic, and all worth getting to know. Also, we know that you...

Banned Books!

Check out these literary classics that were once considered too scandalous or dangerous for some schools, public libraries, or bookstores. If you want to know when and why these books were banned, CLICK HERE for additional information about the list. 1984, by George...

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