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Asylum by Jeannette de Beauvoir

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7097
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

Jul 14th, 2015 at 6PM
When Mystery and History Entwine: Local mystery and historical fiction author Jeannette de Beauvoir's latest book, ASYLUM, is in many ways about how the past never really goes away. "We're all fascinated by secrets," says de Beauvoir. "So I wondered what lengths someone might go to in order to *keep* their secret. The answer is, of course—murder." On July 14th, de Beauvoir will talk about how history is always mysterious—and how mysteries are often historical—using her work researching and writing ASYLUM as a starting-point for the discussion. Copies of the book will be provided by the Provincetown Bookshop and refreshments will be served.


Children’s Story Hour

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7094
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

each week on Wednesday from Aug 5th through Aug 19th at 11AM
The Provincetown Public Library proudly resumes our story hour in the Second Level Children’s Area this month. Each session will feature a great new learning theme for kids accompanied by fun books, crafts, and activities designed to stimulate young minds. Bring your friends and spread the word…story time is back! **Please note the 5th and the 19th only** Children’s Story Hour Children’s Story Hour Wednesday, June 3 Wednesday, June 17


E-Reader/Tech Basics

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7097
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

each week on Thursday from Feb 1st through May 31st at 10AM
Having trouble with your new device? Meet with Member Services Coordinator Rebecca Levin and she'll walk you through the basics on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or Android Device. Learn how to download books from the CLAMS and Freading systems. We also welcome basic "how to" questions (email, apps, etc.). This group meets in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room each week.


Gay Historical Moments: A Gay Trip Around the World

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7097
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

Jun 18th, 2015 at 6PM
The tour industry, travel guides, history books: all of them mostly ignore gay history. But monuments and artworks that speak of gay history are all around us, especially in some of the major cities that people travel to most: New York, London, Paris, Rome, among others. In this talk, Professor Lear will show us a selection of places and objects that reveal the same-sex past. These will include well-known ones, such as Donatello's David—the first male nude of the Renaissance, and a shockingly homoerotic reimagining of a Biblical hero— and ones people generally don't know about or visit, such as the Lion Monument of Chaironeia, in Boeotia, Greece—where the Sacred Band is buried.


Live at the Provincetown Library!

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7094
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

Aug 18th, 2015 at 6PM
Three New England writers who are champions of both the novel and the short story – Hester Kaplan, Heidi Pitlor, and Jessica Treadway -- will team up to read from their latest books at Provincetown Library


Morning Yoga at the Ship

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7094
2 Mayflower Ave. | Provincetown Council on Aging | Provincetown

each week on Monday from Jul 1st through Aug 31st at 845AM
Improve flexibility and mental clarity with an hour of yoga each week on the Library's bright, spacious Second Level. The instructor, Geof Karlson, has been teaching yoga, tai chi, chi kung, and meditation for seven years on Cape Cod. He currently teaches in Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Harwich. Morning Yoga at the Ship is an open course being offered free of charge, and will meet weekly at the Library near the Rose Dorothea Model. Yoga mats will be provided to all in attendance.


Provincetown Pet of the Week

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7094
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

every day of each week from Jan 1st through Feb 28th
Do you have the best pet in Provincetown? Are there countless photos of your dog or cat on your phone and computer? Submit pictures and short (under 200 words) descriptions to Marketing and Program Director Matt Clark at the email listed here. Provincetown’s pets are undoubtedly a unique and special part of our community, so spread the word and let us know about your favorite four-legged friends! A new winner will be displayed each Friday morning on our website.


Tai Chi by the Ship

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Tel: 1 (508) 816-6373
356 Commercial ST. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

each week on Friday from Jul 1st through Aug 31st at 9AM
This class combines the slow movements of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the benefit of mental and physical balance and general well being, with an emphasis on “mindfulness” – remaining focused in the here and now. The health benefits of focused slow movement have been amply demonstrated by recent medical research. The instructor, Geof Karlson, has been teaching yoga, tai chi, chi kung, and meditation for seven years on Cape Cod.


Website of the Week

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Tel: 1 (508) 487-7094
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

every day of each week from Jan 1st through Dec 31st
Is there a website, blog, or Tumblr that you just can’t get enough of? Have you created a creative new site that deserves some recognition? Submit your favorite online destinations to Marketing and Program Director Matt Clark. The best submission of the week will be displayed each Friday morning! On the library website.


Whale Tale Theatre for Young Audiences

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Tel: 1 (508) 816-6373
356 Commercial St. | Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown

Jul 23rd, 2015 at 11AM
Dermot Sparhawk, a former all-American football star at Boston College, returns in Beyond the Bridge, a prequel to Tom Whale Tale Theatre for Young Audiences presents a special live storytelling hour of new classics by Mo Willems' including The Pigeon Needs a Bath and Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book July 23rd, 11am. Please join us as we bring the library lawn to life with some of your new favorite storybook characters! Will Pigeon take a bath? Will Elephant and Piggie take a drive? Come join us on the lawn to see these and other Mo Willems' tales unfold! A Family Cabaret with Stand-Up Chameleon Jackson Gillman.



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