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Poetry Month Staff Picks

Poetry Month Staff Picks

Poetry Staff PicksLooking for some direction in your poetry selections? Check out this list of recommended titles from the Library’s staff! African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song edited by Kevin Young: A literary landmark: the biggest, most...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONTHE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda GormanTHE RED BOOK by James Patterson and David EllisTHE FOUR WINDS by Kristin HannahTHE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt HaigWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONTHE CODE...

Photo and a Poem: April 9, 2021

Photo and a Poem: April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021Photo by Krasimira Banova TogetherA Poem by Rob Taylor Much of my memories are our memories,            of many things we did,            in so many places.Much of my surroundings are our surroundings,            that we formed and made...

Photo and a Poem: April 2, 2021

Photo and a Poem: April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021Photo by Clayton Nottleman DunesA Poem by Suzann Heron As I stand on the edge of the high duneOcean waves breaking Tasha shack stands tall and freeshe holds up so farYear after yearAnd I’m always tentative each timeI see her.A sigh of relief.  Tears...

Photo and a Poem: March 26, 2021

Photo and a Poem: March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou In her final weeks she was given a book, Signs of SpringI thought what an odd title to give a dying WomanThen I thought the signs of spring must equate to rebirthShe was headed to her season upon...

Reading Highlights: Valerie’s Staff Picks

Reading Highlights: Valerie’s Staff Picks

Valerie's Staff Picks Looking for something new to read and looking for some direction in your reading selections? Check out this list of recommended titles from the Library's very own Khristine!  We hope this list of science fiction and fantasy...

Photo and a Poem: March 19, 2021

Photo and a Poem: March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021Photo by Susan Peskin Without WarningA Poem by Rob Taylor First subfreezing morning with any depth;                very light dusting of snow.Trail around pond, deeply familiar,                has new dress –                snow sprinkled into loose...

Women’s History Month Book Highlights

Women’s History Month Book Highlights

A Women's History Month Reading List Enjoy a selection of great titles celebrating women's history this month and every month. A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross (print only). From the first African...

Photo and a Poem: March 12, 2021

Photo and a Poem: March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021Photo by Melanie Black New DayA Poem by Hilde Oleson I saw the day begin.Not such a great nightA lot of aches and pains made life a painful thingBut as I watched the clockIt turned from night to AM.It told me --Yes, I am.So are you. And neither of...

Reading Highlights: Valerie’s Staff Picks

Reading Highlights: Khristine’s Staff Picks

Khristine's Staff Picks Looking for something new to read and looking for some direction in your reading selections? Check out this list of recommended titles from the Library's very own Khristine!  We hope this list of fiction,...

Photo and a Poem: March 5, 2021

Photo and a Poem: March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021Photo by Stephen Borkowski I Hope the Gray CloudsA Poem by Tim Bosworth I hope the gray clouds will go awayAnd unveil the moon for me at least one more day. But if they do not I’ll lose my one last chanceTo look up at the sky  And dance. To submit your...

Photo and a Poem: February 26, 2021

Photo and a Poem: February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021Photo by Linda Ohlson Graham A Poem by Jan Kelly Life!Nobody gives you a recipeYou have to cook it up for yourselfChoose the ingredientsMake sure they matchAvoid indigestion And fill your stomachFor energy-actionLove all good that’s before...

2021 Reading Challenge Recommendations: Travel Memoirs

2021 Reading Challenge Recommendations: Travel Memoirs

Some Suggested Travel Memoirs Travel has been rare, if not impossible, during the pandemic. That’s why “A travel memoir or other book about travel” is one of the categories in the 2021 Provincetown Library Reading Challenge. Whether you’re taking the Challenge or not,...

Photo and a Poem: February 19, 2021

Photo and a Poem: February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021Photo by Krasimira Banova WeekA Poem by Mark S. Peel Sunday blues may start or end the weekDepending on your frame of mind or predisposition According to the challenge of another commitmentOf your time and effort that must be met on...

Photo and a Poem: February 12, 2021

Photo and a Poem: February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021Photo by Suzann Heron Herring CoveA Poem by Suzann Heron Sun sets  over the ocean at Herring Cove.Coyotes calling, freedom throughout the dunes as the sky turns an orange purple laugh  into a deep respect.Tide, rolling in Lapping / lulling and the...

Photo and a Poem: February 5, 2021

Photo and a Poem: February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Walk with me, in this time we haveAmongst the trees and sand filled roadFill my head with words to keep for the days I walk this path aloneWalk with me and fill my soulOn this wooded roadThis sand...

Black History Month Book Highlights

Black History Month Book Highlights

Enjoy a selection of great adult, young adult, and children's titles celebrating Black history this month and every month. Adult Titles: https://encore.clamsnet.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2148897__Scaste__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=defBarracoon: The Story...

Photo and a Poem: January 29, 2021

Photo and a Poem: January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021Photo by Jim Cornell January SunsetA Poem by Jim Cornell Cold January dayLeaden cloudsHanging low overheadThe ocean surfaceIs calm, shrouded In dull greyAs afternoon drewTo a closeOn the western horizon Clouds partedAnd sunset blossomedIn a...