Provincetown Public Library Blog

Photo and a Poem: May 29, 2020

Photo and a Poem: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020Photo by Melanie Black Strange TimesA Poem by Hilde Oleson I am not afraid. I am not sad.A stranger in these even stranger timesI seem to be feeling fine.Moments of happiness still occur,A long lost friend reappears.Friends call, just to support each...

Val’s Memoir Recommendations: A Staff Review

Val’s Memoir Recommendations: A Staff Review

Confession: I once thought memoirs were boring. I had the impression that they were dry and mostly linear. I’m a speculative fiction fan; instead of reading about people’s real lives, I wanted to read about imaginary worlds. However, during the pandemic, I decided to...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONCAMINO WINDS by John GrishamWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensLITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste NgIF IT BLEEDS by Stephen KingWALKED THE WIRE by David Baldacci COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONUNTAMED by Glennon...

Photo and a Poem: May 22, 2020

Photo and a Poem: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020Photo by Susan Peskin The World is FlatA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Peering the possibilities,corners, intimacies ofthe world,captured in stillness of shadowshaunting my sunrises,clouding my sunsets,I weep inside with no sound, no tears.There are no...

Photo and a Poem: May 15, 2020

Photo and a Poem: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020Photo by Stephen Borkowski Morning/Afternoon/EveningPoems by Mark S. Peel Morning Anxiously, up the stairsinto the room of sudden thoughts,the dog lies sleeping on the bed,the world news barks throughout the first floor. Thus is the habit, let the words...

Photo and a Poem: May 8, 2020

Photo and a Poem: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020Photo by Krasimira Banova TouchA Song by Jody O'Neil When at the end of the day is a wall call my name Wall after wall when it’s week after week keep a flame We’ve not been apart as everLike this, will my kiss be your tether To that moment we crushThat...

Nan’s Comfort Books for Quarantine

Nan’s Comfort Books for Quarantine

Nan’s Recommended Comfort Reads Books are a wonderful resource as we are all sheltering in place, but the pandemic can also make it hard to tackle serious or challenging books. Here are some of my favorite gentle, easy “comfort books.” 44 Scotland Street by...

Photo and a Poem: May 1, 2020

Photo and a Poem: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020Photo by Jane Paradise I Used to Hate Treading WaterA Poem by Tim Bosworth I used hate treading water.Working to stay in one place and not drown.Never going anywhere, never making any progress.Maybe I wasn’t a good enough swimmer.Today I feel pretty good...

Photo and a Poem: April 24, 2020

Photo and a Poem: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020Photo by Karen Elliot BluffA Poem by Kate Wallace Rogers Generations of Rosa Ragosa erupt,petals open like questions hips swollen fire, defy wind, raw like desire. Ocean blasts lash rattle windows—nothing but waves break.The temptation of poison ivy,...

Photo and a Poem: April 17, 2020

Photo and a Poem: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Gently, the fog is painted intenderly touching all that we seeperfectly picturesquethis billowing dream  To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at...

Photo and a Poem: April 10, 2020

Photo and a Poem: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020Photo by Jim Cornell This DayA poem by Hilde Oleson One year since our paths have crossedSince the last of the flurries, the sting of the frostSurrendered to the warmth of the sun,The fresh smell of earth, the birds that humWelcome, welcome I have this...

Photo and a Poem: April 3, 2020

Photo and a Poem: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020Photo by Krasimira Banova Hello SpringA poem by Mark S. Peel One year since our paths have crossedSince the last of the flurries, the sting of the frostSurrendered to the warmth of the sun,The fresh smell of earth, the birds that humWelcome, welcomeTake...

Nan’s Women’s History Month Book Highlights

Nan’s Women’s History Month Book Highlights

Nan’s Classics for Women’s History Month My favorite women’s history books are mostly the stories of individual strong women, coping with the conditions of women in their times. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Here's to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may...

Photo and a Poem: March 20, 2020

Photo and a Poem: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron AnticipationA poem by Suzann Heron I go to bed in anticipation Each night it’s the same As the hours of sleep go bySomething inside is cheerfully waitingWaiting to see what spectacular offering the sky will bring as the sun...

Photo and a Poem: March 13, 2020

Photo and a Poem: March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020Photo by Bobbie Bowman UnfinishedA Poem by Hilde Oleson Suddenly this dayI realized I am not alone in this worldAs I sit in a lovely restaurantFeeling lonely with all of my family far away.I have things to celebrateBut no-one close to me is reallyClose...