Spring & Summer Events

  

We love our author events and feel lucky that so many authors visit or live on beautiful Cape Cod. If you cannot make an event, but would like a personalized copy, just call the store and we will hold it for pickup after the event or ship it to you. All events are held at the store unless otherwise noted.

  

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Saturday, May 24th 2-4pm

  

 

             

Cape Cod Memory Makers Explore the Town of Chatham

Joan Walsh, Author

Anne Sessions Barber, Illustrator

  

  

  

The book series, Cape Cod Memory Makers, consists of three interactive picture books journals for children age six to twelve. Each book is part tourist guide, part hands-on writing journal, and part scrapbook, splashed with beautiful watercolor illustrations that capture childhood moments spent touring the Towns of Falmouth, Sandwich, and Chatham. With pages left blank and titled "My Cape Cod Memories," children are encouraged to record their own memories of travels to such places as Nobska Point Lighthouse and Coonamessett Farm of Falmouth, Sandwich Boardwalk and Thornton Burgess Green Briar Jam Kitchen and Nature Center of Sandwich, and Chatham Fish Pier and Monomoy Island of Chatham. Each book contains beautiful original water color illustrations and open space for children to record their adventures.

  

Sunday, May 25th 2-4pm

 

             

The Adventurous Life of a Cape Cod Dog

Nancy Scaglione-Peck, Author

Jenny Kelley, Illustrator

  

The Adventurous Life of a Cape Cod Dog: A Curious Canine’s Exploration of the Cape’s Natural History allows the reader to experience Cape Cod’s beautiful landscape, ocean, and animals through the eyes of a local dog. While Shelby serves as a host at his family’s bed & breakfast, he shares his exciting life on the Cape with his readers. He teaches them about the land and sea, and their inhabitants. With this smart canine, readers study marine mammals on a whale watch, sail an old wooden schooner, camp in the dunes to understand the plight of the piping plover, and kayak an estuary to witness the comeback of the osprey. Through this dog’s escapades, children will be entertained and educated. This book, based on the author’s life with her beloved Shelby, also has much to offer adults who love dogs and nature.

       Sunday, May 25th 2-4pm            

  

  

  

  

  

C is for Cape Cod

Christina Laurie, Author

Steve Heaslip, Photographer

  

This beautiful alphabet book combines playful verse, informative text, and stunning photographs to introduce children to the wonders of Cape Cod.

  

For each letter, a short four-line verse gives younger readers a fun introduction to the subject, and the main text provides information that will appeal to both older children and adults alike. The stunning photographs, by award-winning Cape Cod Times photographer Steve Heaslip, tell stories unto themselves – from the doleful eyes of seals to children whirling on carousels, from a frog peeping out of a cranberry bog to the engineering marvel of the Cape Cod Canal. This is Cape Cod, replete with natural beauty, rich history, tourist attractions, and much more.  

July 5th from 2-4pm

  

  

  

             

Provincetown Since World War II:

Carnival at Land's End

Debra Lawless, Author

  

Author Debra Lawless completes the history of the charming seaside community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, from the menace of World War II U-boats just offshore to the celebratory destination it has become today. The creative mecca boomed in peacetime with a new generation of artists and writers, including Tennessee Williams, Robert Motherwell and Norman Mailer. Andy Warhol paid for a carton of cigarettes with a signed soup can, while director John Waters wrote six screenplays here. The AIDS crisis of the 1980s and '90s had a grave impact on Provincetown, but the community cared for the sick, supported the suffering and only grew stronger. Once defined by tensions, Provincetown has become one of the country's most vibrant and welcoming gay communities. Explore the artistic paradise and the characters who make up the carnival of life in Provincetown.

Wednesday, July 30th at 10am

  

  

  

             

The Oh So Brave Dragon Wednesday Story Time with Author & Illustrator David Kirk

  

Author Debra Lawless completes the history of the charming seaside community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, from the menace of World War II U-boats just offshore to the celebratory destination it has become today. The creative mecca boomed in peacetime with a new generation of artists and writers, including Tennessee Williams, Robert Motherwell and Norman Mailer. Andy Warhol paid for a carton of cigarettes with a signed soup can, while director John Waters wrote six screenplays here. The AIDS crisis of the 1980s and '90s had a grave impact on Provincetown, but the community cared for the sick, supported the suffering and only grew stronger. Once defined by tensions, Provincetown has become one of the country's most vibrant and welcoming gay communities. Explore the artistic paradise and the characters who make up the carnival of life in Provincetown.

Wednesday, August 6th at 10am

  

  

  

             

Bats in the Band!Wednesday Story Time with Author & Illustrator Brian Lies

  

The symphonious companion to Brian Lies's bestselling bat books series where the Bats take a break from the Beach, the Library, and the Ballgame to strike up the band, celebrate, and share music. A must-have addition to a child's first rhythmic and rhyming picture book library.

  

  

  

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