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Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 17, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 Photo by Sue Clark Blue A Poem by Hilde Oleson As far as the eye can see all is blue. The sky above, the sea below Stretching from right to left. The land where we are sitting just a perch From which we can see the true blue Of our world. Against the...

Billboard Hot 100: August 13, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: August 13, 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 Bestsellers: August 13, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: August 13, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION ORIGIN by Dan Brown PARADOX by Catherine Coulter CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn WILD LIKE THE WIND by Kristen Ashley COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION THE RUSSIA HOAX by Gregg...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 10, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 Photo by Sheldon Winicour People Connected by Place A Poem by Mark S. Peel Little-known and, perhaps, not much remembered until a source like the New York Times reports it are the coincidences of life’s journey that connect, even superficially, people...

Billboard Hot 100: August 6, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: August 6, 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 Bestsellers: August 6, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: August 6, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION ORIGIN by Dan Brown THE OTHER WOMAN by Daniel Silva CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION...

Staff Summer Reads

Staff Summer Reads

Library staff members have been chilling with these fabulous and fascinating books this summer. Augustown, by Kei Miller; chosen by Mary Alice Wells Beautifully written novel with touches of the mystical about racial and socio-economic discrimination in Jamaica....

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 3, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 Photo by Jason Brown After The Taking A Poem by Melanie Black Circle of prayers --death in a pond -- The black winged cherubim shake cat-tails until the seeds fly out. Morning dove coos plaintive in the firs while angels and dragonflies flit near the...

New York Times Bestsellers: July 30, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: July 30, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE OTHER WOMAN by Daniel Silva THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson THE ADVENTURE ZONE: HERE THERE BE GERBLINS by Clint McElroy et al. Illustrated by Carey Pietsch SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian...

Billboard Hot 100: July 30, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: July 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...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 27, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018 Photo by Jim Austin Jimages A Summer Night A Poem by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard I feel the breath of the summer night,             Aromatic fire: The trees, the vines, the flowers are astir             With tender desire. The white moths flutter about the...

New York Times Bestsellers: July 23, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: July 23, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn THE GOOD FIGHT by Danielle Steel THE PERFECT COUPLE by Elin Hilderbrand ALL WE EVER WANTED by Emily Giffin COMBINED PRINT...

Billboard Hot 100: July 23, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: July 23, 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: July 20, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 Photo by Barbara Klipper What We See A Poem by Hilde Oleson Lying prone on warm sand, Watching the sky move and change, the clouds hover and shift, one tiny cloud Moves swiftly as though borne by the wind, Seems to fall, recovers, lifts again. I watch...

New York Times Bestsellers: July 16, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: July 16, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson SPYMASTER by Brad Thor THE PERFECT COUPLE by Elin Hilderbrand ALL WE EVER WANTED by Emily Giffin THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham COMBINED PRINT &...

Billboard Hot 100: July 16, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: July 16, 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: July 13, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018 Photo by Jane Paradise Hawk A Poem by Hilde Oleson A lone hawk circles, swoops, descends, One tip of the wing, he rises,drops again. Graceful as he seems to fall, swift as the wind, He rises purposely in circles ever tighter, Ever stronger. The dunes are...

Provincetown History in Photos: July 11, 2018

Provincetown History in Photos: July 11, 2018

Black and white photo of Town Beach at Town Center, one block east from Town Hall at area behind the Chamber of Commerce showing some construction ongoing behind Portuguese Bakery and a Provincetown Portugese Bakery truck, and steeples of Town Hall and Unitarian...

Billboard Hot 100: July 9, 2018

Billboard Hot 100: July 9, 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 Bestsellers: July 9, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: July 9, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ALL WE EVER WANTED by Emily Giffin THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn THE PERFECT COUPLE by Elin Hilderbrand THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham COMBINED...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 6, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018 Photo by Jane Paradise The Race - A Sonnet A Poem by Clinton "Skip" Parker Born on this land I have a right to be And not to join with you or have to leave Therefore you see I am a sovereign entity And not with you and yours of bad you weave I see your...

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 29, 2018

Provincetown Photo and a Poem: June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018 Photo by Bruno Over in the Corner A Poem by Mark S. Peel Over in the corner a piece of history reposes - neighborhood history, family artifact. Most homes have them, remnants of lives lived and concluded: Grandma’s jewelry box, now empty bric-a-brac or...

New York Times Bestsellers: June 25, 2018

New York Times Bestsellers: June 25, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King TOM CLANCY LINE OF SIGHT by Mike Maden THE PHARAOH KEY by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts...