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Provincetown History in Photos: June 20, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: June 20, 2018

Black & white photograph showing a team of horses hauling weir poles with a trap boat and scow in the near background. The far background shows one of the cold storage plants presumably the Colonial Cod Cold Storage. c....

Billboard Hot 100: June 18, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: June 18, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 15, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 Photo by Corinne Diana What I Plan to Do A Poem by Corinne Diana I start by doing What I’ve said I’d do for someone Else that day Then do what most I want to do By afternoon I need to nap Which brings me to The supper hour And then to evening “What to...

Billboard Hot 100: June 11, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: June 11, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: June 11, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: June 11, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King SHADOW KEEPER by Christine Feehan THE GRAY GHOST by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 8, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 Photo by Sandra Delzotti Peril A Poem by Hilde Oleson Life is filled with peril for us humans. Nature, which can sustain us, comfort us, Provide us with food and lodging, Nature can reinforce us, calm our minds, soothe our emotions, Can turn against us...

Provincetown History in Photos: June 6, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: June 6, 2018

A photo from the Althea Boxell Collection. The photo shows the Steamer Portland, lost off Peaked Hills bars in the storm of 1898. This photo was given to Althea by Si Young who vowed "if I weren't Hollis Perkins' grand-daughter, I would never get...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: June 4, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: June 4, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro THE FALLEN by David Baldacci BEACH HOUSE REUNION by Mary Alice Monroe THE CAST by Danielle Steel COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

Billboard Hot 100: June 4, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: June 4, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 1, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 Photo by Jason Brown Doors A Poem by Mark S. Peel There are those that start each journey and those that stop the winds, those that cloud the memory and those where refuge begins. Yet something tells the mind to enter or regret that you never tried. It...

Nan’s June Book Highlights

Nan’s June Book Highlights

Everyone knows that every month is LGBT pride month in Provincetown, but it’s good to be reminded in June to take a fresh look at LGBT history and literature. Here are some of the great new gay reads in the Library this month. Jam on the Vine , by LaShonda Katrice...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 28, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 28, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE CAST by Danielle Steel THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank PRINCESS by James Patterson and Rees Jones THE FALLEN by David Baldacci COMBINED PRINT...

Billboard Hot 100: May 28, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: May 28, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

Photo and a Poem: May 25, 2018

Photo and a Poem: May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 Photo by Stephen Borkowski Peaches A Poem by Jack Wesdorp Peaches works the register,  spends whole weekends on her feet,  gets the market ledger done,  knows exactly what you eat.  Imagine those empty aisles,  without her your fridge is toast,  the...

Provincetown History in Photos: May 23, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: May 23, 2018

Photograph of Art Association & Museum members believed to be from the 1930's. From left to right: Vollian Rann, Coulton Waugh, Ross Moffett, Jerry Farnsworth, Charles Hawthrone Bronze Bust, Thomas Blakeman (Art Association President), John Whorf, Helen...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 21, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 21, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro THE FALLEN by David Baldacci THE CROOKED STAIRCASE by Dean Koontz THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews TWISTED PREY by John Sanford COMBINED PRINT &...

Billboard Hot 100: May 21, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: May 21, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

Photo and a Poem: May 18, 2018

Photo and a Poem: May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 Photo by Sue Clark Spring Proof A Poem by Hilde Oleson Do not be sad, my friends For spring will come. I saw the living proof. On a corner where the sidewalk ends The tiniest crocus pushed through. It stood there hesitantly,shivering In the cold March...

Provincetown History in Photos: May 16, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: May 16, 2018

A photo of the remains of the Centenary M. E. Church after it burned to the ground after being struck by lightning. This photo comes from a collection of photographs taken by photographer John R. Smith who was born in 1859 and died in 1945. Mr. Smith documented common...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 14, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 14, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro THE FALLEN by David Baldacci TWISTED PREY by John Sanford THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child SOMEONE TO CARE by Mary Balogh COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION A...

Billboard Hot 100: May 14, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: May 14, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

Photo and a Poem: May 11, 2018

Photo and a Poem: May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 Photo by Jane Paradise Mother's Day A Poem by Mark S. Peel It’s the burden of the world they carry every day: to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, teach, counsel and guide the needy. Each mother, every day.   They do what they have to do with what they...

Provincetown History in Photos: May 9, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: May 9, 2018

A photo of the Provincetown Post Office being built in 1933. This photo comes from a collection of photographs taken by photographer John R. Smith who was born in 1859 and died in 1945. Mr. Smith documented common scenes around Provincetown as well as events that...

Billboard Hot 100: May 7, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: May 7, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 7, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: May 7, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION TWISTED PREY by John Sanford THE FALLEN by David Baldacci THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child ONE LAST BREATH by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush SHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION A...

Photo and a Poem: May 4, 2018

Photo and a Poem: May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018 Photo by Amy Raff Wreck of The Whydah A Poem by Jack Wesdorp Sideways in the undertow,  capsized on a low tide bar,  lost her rudder in the blow,  one ragged sheet on a spar.  She spills her guts as she rolls,  Cannon rum cask looted hoard,  of some...

Provincetown History in Photos: May 2, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: May 2, 2018

This photo of George Washington Ready, a Provincetown character, is from the collection of George W. Ferguson, Centerville, MA. and loaned to the Provincetown History Project for inclusion in its archive. A note on the back of the photo says he is no relation to the...

Billboard Hot 100: April 30, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: April 30, 2018

Each week, Billboard publishes the Hot 100: The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music...