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Photo and a Poem: February 21, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Not everything is black and whitevoid of spectrumsthe richness of tonesgolden painted waters warmfree of the dark spacesreflections dance from winds light toucha mesmeric fascination awaken...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONGODLEN IN DEATH by J.D. RobbCROOKED RIVER by Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildAMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine CumminsWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensTHE MUSEUM OF DESIRE by Jonathan Kellerman COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

Photo and a Poem: February 14, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020Photo by Stephen Borkowski A Simple Song of LoveA poem by Mark S. Peel Never say goodbyewhen you have to part.Let the words speak themselvesto a lover or a friend.Say “I’ll see you, see you again.”           It’s a matter of the heart;           it’s...

Nan’s February Book Highlights

Nan’s February Book Highlights

February Book Highlights In honor of Black History Month, here is exciting new fiction and non-fiction by and about African Americans. A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross: How African American women are – and always...

Photo and a Poem: February 7, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020Photo by Linda Ohlson Graham A Poem from 2011 by Linda Ohlson Graham The qualitative Mindfulness we: collectively … as a race of people … are able to experience … could IN FACT propel -us- into … an ~Age~ of LIGHT and BEAUTY. …

Photo and a Poem: January 31, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020Photo by Melanie Black The Gulls at Herring CoveA poem by Hilde Ohlson When life had dealt too harshlyI looked for comfort from the sea.I was not the only one to do that.Sitting in a long row on the shore.Backs turned to the sun, sat the gulls.I am a...

Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020Photo by Justin Freed A Poem by Jan Kelly Something to burst like a grapeOr solidify like a hazelnutHolding you to itEvery, each day, experienceIn your diurnal course is/willBe like that.Adapting is the secret ofSurviving, lasting long and wellBeing...

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020Photo by Louis Kozma A Poem from 2005 by Tim Bosworth Another week of nothingOf no moneyOf no commissionsOf no hopeOf pissing in the windOf feeling dope. Winter surely followsBedraggling our feet soreBut the Spring comes anyway. War is not for todayWe...

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron The gray landscapeA Poem by Suzann Heron There’s something easyreassuringabout looking out over a greyskymet with the same greyocean My heart feelsComfortable Only one color Not much to ponder yet reliable The Sun peaks through a...

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020Photo by Durl Kruse A Haiku inspired by Herring Cove by Durl Kruse Thoughts ride on oceanBreeze, to places farawayFree to find a home To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

December 27, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Spring waits this night's long sleepWinter's grasp long and deepAll the heavens a blanket of whiteSeasons a song a perfect proseEchos a time, frozenThen spring to let go To submit your own photo or...

Photo and a Poem: December 20, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 20, 2020

December 20, 2019Photo by Krasimira Banova Dark December Days A Poem by Hilde Oleson On dark December daysThe old year seems to want to linger.It moves slowly, hesitantlyAs though loath to go.The year that held us in its grip still wants to own us,Even as we beg for...

Photo and a Poem: December 13, 2019

Photo and a Poem: December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019Photo by Bruno A Poem by Clinton "Skip" Parker People who write poems that don’t rhymeShould be found guilty of committing a crimeAnd forced to writePoems all nightThat always rhyme while doing their time To submit your own photo or poem, email...

Nan’s Reading Challenge Book Highlights

Nan’s Reading Challenge Book Highlights

Reading Challenge Recap The 2019 Provincetown Library Reading Challenge is drawing to a close, but don’t despair —there will be a 2020 Reading Challenge announced in early January. Meanwhile, here’s one takeaway: the best books read in this Challenge by six intrepid...

Photo and a Poem: November 22, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Every cell in my body is energized by drinking the immense healing powers from the earthShe teaches me of faith and courage, wholehearted living and loving, trust in reinventingThe metamorphosisAs the...

Photo and a Poem: November 15, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019Photo by Jason Brown An Autumn ReverieA Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) Through all the weary, hot midsummer time,My heart has struggled with its awful grief.And I have waited for these autumn days,Thinking the cooling winds would bring...