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Provincetown Photo and a Poem: March 24, 2017

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 Photo by Chris Hottle Connection A New Poem by Hilde Oleson These hands that used to be so strong. They lifted babies easily, They dug in garden soil, planted seeds. They learned to do the fanciest embroidery stitch, And how to pummel dough until it...

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: March 20, 2017

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: March 20, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE SHACK by William P. Young SILENCE FALLEN by Patricia Briggs DANGEROUS GAMES by Danielle Steel BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION PORTRAITS OF COURAGE by...

Billboard Hot 100: March 20, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: March 20, 2017

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: March 13, 2017

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: March 13, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE SHACK by William P. Young A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty EXPECTING TO DIE by Lisa Jackson COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION PORTRAITS OF COURAGE by...

Billboard Hot 100: March 13, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: March 13, 2017

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: March 10, 2017

Photo and a Poem: March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 It is Just a Road A New Poem by Hilde Oleson The road lies broken beside the ocean, Jagged pieces of hardtop reaching up As though it meant to fly like gulls, Needing to escape the push and destructive fierceness Of the roaring ocean. Today the water...

New March Books at the Provincetown Library

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...

Billboard Hot 100: March 6, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: March 6, 2017

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: March 6, 2017

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: March 6, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE SHACK by William P. Young DEVIL IN SPRING by Lisa Kleypas BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: March 3, 2017

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: March 3, 2017

Long Road A New Poem by Hilde Oleson It’s a long road that winds thru scrub pines And past dunes that loom like mountains against the horizon. Especially when you know that at the very end, The tip, the beginning of no-where is Home. A tiny town with no place to park...

Billboard Hot 100: February 27, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: February 27, 2017

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: February 27, 2017

New York Times Best Sellers Booklist: February 27, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION HEARTBREAK HOTEL by Jonathan Kellerman LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders BURN by Helen Hardt THE SHACK by William P. Young A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D....

Nan’s New Book Highlights: February 24, 2017

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 List in Detail

Banned Books List in Detail

1984, by George Orwell Challenged in the Jackson County, FL (1981) because Orwell's novel is "pro-communist and contained explicit sexual matter." All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren Challenged at the Dallas, TX Independent School District high school libraries...

Banned Books!

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...

Billboard Hot 100: February 21, 2017

Billboard Hot 100: February 21, 2017

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 Seller Booklist: February 21, 2017

New York Times Best Seller Booklist: February 21, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb NORSE MYTHOLOGY by Neil Gaiman A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman THE SHACK by William P. Young COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee...

Video: February Writer’s Voice Café

Video: February Writer’s Voice Café

Deborah McKay taught Creative Writing and English for 32 years at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Her avant-garde novel Eve's Longing: The Infinite Possibilities in All Things won a National Fiction Competition and was published in 1992. Now she has retired to...

Video: January Writer’s Voice Café

Video: January Writer’s Voice Café

January Writer's Voice Café in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room featuring Candace Perry and Charles Thibodeau. Candace Perry is a playwright, teacher, fiction writer and social justice activist. Candace will read from her collection of short stories. Charles Thibodeau is...

Video: December Writer’s Voice Café

Video: December Writer’s Voice Café

On Wednesday, December 14, the Writer’s Voice Café at the Provincetown Public Library featured Larry Austin, author of Seer: Seer Series Book One and Critical Path: Seer Series Book Two. Larry Austin is a first time novelist who lives and works on Cape Cod, MA, where...

Provincetown Photo and Poem: February 17, 2017

Provincetown Photo and Poem: February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 Photo by Rowan Wielblad It's All About Love A New Poem by Hilde Oleson So Valentine’s Day is over. He did not show up with a ring. The flowers are wilting. The chocolates are mostly eaten, and the tears have mostly dried. But the darn love will not...

New York Times Best Seller Booklist: February 13, 2017

New York Times Best Seller Booklist: February 13, 2017

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman NEVER NEVER by James Patterson and Candice Fox THE SHACK by William P. Young COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION HIDDEN...