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Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail - Free Year Round
Apr
19
to Feb 13

Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail - Free Year Round

Take a walk through history.  The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family.  At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video Information uncovers stories and history about the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded at http://www.kennedylegacytrail.com and www.artsbarnstable.com are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis

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Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade

The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will form at 9:30 AM at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 AM and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program where there will be the placement of wreaths at monuments for the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars followed by a firing salute by the Yarmouth Minutemen. The parade will reform and proceed to the Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lt. Colonel Charles D. Carroll, USAFR, Retired. Lt. Col. Carroll is a retired Command Pilot with over 8,000 flight hours in service to the United States Air Force, The Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. In a career spanning over 33 years he has flown fighters and heavies, tankers and transports, and is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff School and Air War College. The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran. The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library

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JFK Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
May
27
12:15 PM12:15

JFK Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:15 PM, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street (located next to Veterans Beach). Assisting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee will be a group of Cub Scouts from Pack 54, the Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard and other special guests. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Barnstable Town Council Vice President John Flores. It is at this ceremony that the 2019 JFK Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship will be awarded to this year’s recipient, a 2019 Barnstable High School Graduate. Three finalists are in consideration for the scholarship. All finalists have incredible academic and extracurricular activity records. These students are a wonderful tribute to our community and its school system.

All are welcome to attend.

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Fiber Fusion: A Group Invitational Exhibit
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Fiber Fusion: A Group Invitational Exhibit

Creative Hands Gallery is proud to present the Fiber Art of Christine Anderson; Carol Flax; Lisa Horton; and Toni Newhall, in a group invitational exhibit, “Fiber Fusion”. These very talented women have such different styles of work, it will make for a great show. The opening reception will be held at the gallery on June 9, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00, with wine, cheese and other assorted refreshments. The exhibit will run through June 28, 2919. The gallery is located at 812 Main Street, Unit 2, Osterville. There is additional parking behind the building, and the gallery does have a rear entrance. This is a free event. All are welcome! www.CreativeHandsGallery.comCreativeHandsGallery@gmail.com; 774-521-4304

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Father's Day Car Show
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Father's Day Car Show

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Main Street in Hyannis, MA


Treat Dad to a day of admiring 350 classic cars at the 25th Annual Father's Day Car Show! It'll be held on Sunday, June 16 on Main Street in Hyannis. 

Enjoy strolling, socializing and gazing at the spectacular pieces of classic machinery at one of the largest car shows in New England, which is hosted by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. 

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GOREY: Movie Screening & Director Talk with Christopher Seufert
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

GOREY: Movie Screening & Director Talk with Christopher Seufert

Join Sturgis Library for a rough-cut & deleted-scenes preview and discussion with director Christopher Seufert. Seufert shot the documentary with Edward Gorey’s approval and active participation from 1996 to his death in April of 2000. Featuring interviews with Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, Danny Elfman, and Terry Gilliam.

This program is free to the public. Registration is Required. 
To register call the Library at 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net

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Visit with Players from Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Visit with Players from Hyannis Harbor Hawks

ASSORTED DAYS OF THE WEEK: VISIT WITH PLAYERS FROM THE HYANNIS HARBOR HAWKS!
HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK, 10:00AM-NOON

Meet a few players on site to play catch, sign autographs and answer all your
Cape Cod Baseball League questions.
10:00am-noon on each of the following dates:
Tuesday, June 25  *  Wednesday, July 3   *  Friday, July 12
Friday, July 19  *  Tuesday, July 23

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Queer Visual Representations & the Male Gaze with Bruce Childs
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Visual Representations & the Male Gaze with Bruce Childs

Popular culture has in recent decades represented gay and lesbian lifestyle on television, in movies, and in print media. “Queer visual representations” will survey the phenomenon of the male gaze in art of the western world. Paintings, graphics, and photography precede modern narratives and interpretations of queer American culture, often neglected and misunderstood by those looking in from outside the Queer Perspective. This art history lecture is presented in conjunction with Mr. Childs’ display in the library's gallery space.


This program is free to the public. Registration is appreciated. To register call the Library at 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or visit our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-male-gaze-an-art-history-talk-with-bruce-childs/

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Thursdays Listen Local Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Thursdays Listen Local Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm   June through August *no event 7/4
June 27:  William Gallerizzo    July 11: Natalia Bonfini  July 18: Caroline Brennan  
July 25: Schuyler Grant  Aug 1: Kathleen Healy Aug 8:  Kim Moberg 
August 15:  Rose Martin   August 22:  Ken Silvia  Aug 29: Alicia Mathewson

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Free Trolley on Main St. Hyannis
Jun
29
to Sep 2

Free Trolley on Main St. Hyannis

Free  Trolley on Main Street Hyannis
You don’t have to be at a stop—just wave it down and hop on board. 
Runs daily 10:30 AM-7:30 PM, late June through Labor Day, (Weekends late May through June) Approximately every 30 minutes with a large loop and stops along Main Street, harbor front, Kennedy Memorial, end of June through Labor Day. 

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Fourth of July - Hyannis
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

Fourth of July - Hyannis

For the last fourteen years, the Hyannis Fourth of July Parade has been an annual flagship event for the village of Hyannis and the Town of Barnstable. This year, the Town of Barnstable along with the Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Committee is excited to continue the 2019 Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM. The theme for this year’s festivities is “A Star Spangled Independence Day!” This revamped annual event builds upon the many years of success and includes five full hours of jam-packed, nonstop programming and family-friendly entertainment. From the east end to west end of Main Street and down to the waterfront, residents and visitors alike will enjoy the annual parade, concerts, and fireworks, as well as street performers, musicians, family games, jugglers, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green, and other interactive elements that will create lasting memories for the whole family. 
4:00 PM Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Parade – Main Street 5:00 PM Barnstable Town Band Concert – Village Green Family Lawn Games on the Village Green Free Rides by the Roaming Railroad- Village Green Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet Bands and Musicians along Main Street Jugglers and Bubble Fun on the Village Green Family Activities on the Village Green & Aselton Park

6:30 PM Pre-Fireworks Concert – Aselton Park - Anna and the Moderns Family Lawn Games on the Village Green Family Activities at Aselton Park Bands and Musicians along Main Street

9:00 PM Fireworks – Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay (Rain Date for Fireworks Only: Saturday, August 31, 2019)

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Hyannis Harbor Free Concert Series - July and August Tuesdays and Fridays
Jul
5
to Aug 27

Hyannis Harbor Free Concert Series - July and August Tuesdays and Fridays

Hyannis Harbor free concert series, Tuesdays and Fridays, July & August
Bring your blankets, beach chairs and dancing shoes
*Fridays in July sponsored by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod & TD Bank, all other concerts produced by Fred Clayton Productions

All concerts:  6:00pm-7:30pm:  *performers subject to change. No rain dates

JULY:

Friday, July 5:                       Technicolor Motorhome  

Tuesday July 9:                    Soul Purpose                       
Friday July 12:                      Super Soulshine     
Tuesday, July 16:                 Tall Richards Blues Band             
Friday, July 19:                     Funktapuss

Tuesday, July 23:                 Clayton Restaino Project 
Friday, July 26:                     Steve Morgan & the Kingfish

Tuesday, July 30:                 Dave Richardson                

 

AUGUST:

Friday, August 2:                 Blues All Stars

Tuesday, August 6:             Brother Phil                                                                           
Friday, August 9:                Gonzo Morelli                     
Tuesday, August 13:           Professor Harps                                                                                         
Friday, August 16:             Jukin J and The Rockers

Tuesday, August 20:           Digney Fignus

Friday, August 23:              Schuyler Grant
Tuesday, August 27:           Hurricane       


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Discover Barnstable at Bismore Park Welcome Center Mondays and Fridays
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

Discover Barnstable at Bismore Park Welcome Center Mondays and Fridays

Harbor Master Building, Ocean Street, Hyannis, Open daily, May-October
Information includes town services, programs, and resources available to residents and visitors.

*performers/programs subject to change or cancel.   No rain dates. 

 Discover Barnstable Weekly free interactive talks and activities for kids and adults. Learn about the wide range of Town programs and resources available to all.

MONDAYS and FRIDAYS:  4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Schedule below subject to change without advanced notice
JULY: 
Monday, 8:      Clean Water Coalition
Friday, 12:        Pet safety tips & wildlife interactions with Barnstable Animal  Control Officers
Monday, 15:    Hands-on aviation fun with Barnstable Municipal Airport
Friday, 19:        Senior Services
Monday, 22:    Turtle Ranger Talk with Natural Resource Officer, MEA
Friday, 26:        Wildlife Ranger Talk with Natural Resource Officers
Monday, 29:    Parking Management

AUGUST:
Monday, 5:      Meet local artists and create colorful take-aways with ArtsBarnstable
Friday, 9:          Pet safety tips & wildlife interactions with Barnstable Animal  Control Officers 

Monday, 12:   Town Clerk

Friday, 16:Fun and games with staff from the Recreation Department
Monday, 19::200 Main Street Showcase
Friday, 23:Clean Water Coalition

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Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishers and the Birth of the Beach Read
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishers and the Birth of the Beach Read

A prominent nineteenth-century preacher branded summer reading as “literary poison in August.” Today, though, the practice is celebrated as lists like O magazine’s “Best Summer Reads” take center stage. Based on the new book, Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading (February 2019), this talk explores the birth of the “beach read” and the practice of summer reading in the nineteenth century, tracing the ways in which readers, authors, and publishing houses came to frame summer reading not as a disreputable indulgence, but as a respectable pastime especially for the woman reader.

Donna Harrington-Lueker is a professor in the Department of English and Communications at Salve Regina University

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-history-of-summer-reading/

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Landscapes for Life: Native Plants and the Nature Connection in Our Gardens
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Landscapes for Life: Native Plants and the Nature Connection in Our Gardens

Did you know your landscape plays an important role in the health of Cape Cod? How we choose to manage our own piece of the Cape makes a difference. Learn why and get some helpful tips on how you can be a better steward of your corner of the world. Presented by Kristin Andres, Director of Education and Outreach at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/on-native-plants-with-apcc/

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An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni

An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni

Summary: Join Sturgis Library for a poetry reading and a Q and A with award-winning poets Chen Chen and John Bonanni. A book sale and signing will accompany the event.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/poetry-reading-with-john-bonanni-and-special-guests/.

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Independence House International Festival
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Independence House International Festival

The 2nd annual Independence House International Festival will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00-6:00pm on the Hyannis Green.

The Cape Cod community is invited to this free event to enjoy multi-cultural foods and vendors, music, dancers and more.

A complete schedule of vendors and musical performances will be made available soon.

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The Lost Secrets of the Farming Cultures
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Lost Secrets of the Farming Cultures

Award-winning journalist Ben Gagnon combines new scientific evidence with myth and folklore to explore a lost chapter of ancient history – a time when migratory birds were perceived as divine agents of the sun, delivering exotic seeds in the spring and guiding souls through the afterlife in fall and winter.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form online at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-lost-secrets-of-ancient-farming-cultures/

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Board Game Night at the Cotuit Library
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Board Game Night at the Cotuit Library

Table Tops are taking over the Library for an evening of gaming fun! We’ll have a variety of boards games for any and all to play with, ranging from classics like chess, mancala, and Yahtzee, to more in depth games like Dominion, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan and more. We’ll also have some refreshments to enjoy while we game away, so don’t miss out on this fun, free event!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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My Birdseed Brings All The Birds to the Yard: Attracting Native Birds on Cape Cod
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

My Birdseed Brings All The Birds to the Yard: Attracting Native Birds on Cape Cod

What does it takes to attract your favorite backyard birds? Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife, will tell you. From native plants, to nest boxes, to birdseed, Stephanie will provide info for attracting a variety of birds to your yard throughout the year. She’ll also cover “what to do” if you find a baby bird, or if a bird strikes your window, and will provide tips on how we can better co-exist with our feathered neighbors. Stephanie will also bring special guest, “Nickerson” Wild Care’s educational Eastern Screech Owl.

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ANOTHER EXCITING NEW ART SHOW OPENING AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

ANOTHER EXCITING NEW ART SHOW OPENING AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

ANOTHER OPENING – ANOTHER EXCITING NEW ART SHOW AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS!

 DON’T MISS A SPECIAL RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK ON MAY 11TH  FOR A NEW EXHIBIT FEATURING THREE WONDERFUL ARTISTS.

 What:  Opening Night Reception

When:  May 11, 2019   5-7pm  (Artist Talk at 5:20pm)

Admission:  Free  

Snacks served with a wine tasting

Other beverages available for purchase

 The works of these artists will be on display:

 Percy Fortini-Wright:  Street Art

The title of this exhibition is somewhat of a paradox. This body of work is realistically spray-painted street scenes on canvas, the art being the street itself.  Thus the title “Street Art.” Fortini-Wright is particularly drawn to night scenes with their distinct lights, wet streets, and cars dashing by that many can relate to. Fortini-Wright, a night owl who loves to drive, finds these scenes not only familiar but also a time of reflection. His aim is to put you, the viewer, in the driver seat as an observer.

Joe Fusaro:  Bite Your Tongue

In this exhibit, Joe Fusaro presents collage and mixed-media works that utilize human gestures and original photographs to place viewers in the midst of something recognizable and simultaneously fleeting.  Fusaro tears and cuts into his photographs and handmade paper in order to present images we feel we recognize but can't quite place... all the while biting our tongues to find the right words or simply keeping the memory to ourselves.

 

Erik Durant:  Myths and Narratives

Durant’s personal work is a quest to understand the human condition. As a sculptor his main interests lie in gesture, movement, and pose. His works are at times Illustrative, but always realist, exploring historical, and contemporary narratives—both known, and unknown. While many of the characters that he chooses to sculpt seem to be rooted in the past, they are his own imaginings of things not fully understood. Issues surrounding beauty, the body, and identity, give rise to a version of contemporary mythology that is new, yet seemingly familiar.

Exhibits Run May 11- June 9, 2019

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Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park! This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder! (although all telescopes will be welcome!). 

The rain date for this event is Friday, May 10th @ 8:00 PM.

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2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. On April 10, we present Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, presented by Robert Bock.

In Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies, we see the problem that arises when one loses their identity. The story follows two sets of twins, separated at birth: The Antipholuses (of Syracuse and Ephesus) and their servants the Dromios (also of Syracuse and Ephesus). Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse are on a journey to find their long lost brother and mother who were lost in a shipwreck that separated their family. On this particular day, they have ended up in the town of Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twin brothers reside. Chaos ensues when the people of the town continue to confuse the brothers for one another, including (but not limited to) Adriana, the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, thinking her husband must be mad when he claims to not know who she is; Angelo, a shifty goldsmith, getting an officer to arrest Antipholus of Ephesus when he refuses to pay him for a chain he’s already received; or Luciana, Adriana’s sister, claiming that her sister’s husband confessed his love for her. We see the twins try to navigate through a world that seems to have lost all its wits.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30pm
Free Admission!

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Carl Lopes: Artist Talk and Demonstration at Creative Hands Gallery
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Carl Lopes: Artist Talk and Demonstration at Creative Hands Gallery

Creative Hands Gallery is celebrating ArtWeek with Cape Cod Artist, Carl Lopes. We’re very pleased to have Carl in the gallery on May 4, 2019, at 11:00 to 1:00 to demonstrate and discuss his artwork. Carl is very well know for his paintings which are airbrushed acrylics, holographic papers, glass beads, and jewelry attached to wood panels and coated with high gloss poly-resin. The paintings appear as if they are stained glass, and lit from behind. The intentional stunning appearances leave viewers amazed and intrigued.

Carl’s paintings are a respectful nod to centuries of influential African design and tradition. Colors, patterns and compositions pay tribute to ancestral heritages and cultures, yet maintain a direct contemporary vibe. Masks, portraits, birds, and fish are embellished with geometric motifs and designs that visually pop. www.CarlLopes.com

ArtWeek, produced by Boch Center, is a unique annual celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Curious people of all ages will get creative at 500+ unique events across the state - and many are FREE! ArtWeek runs from April 26 - May 5. Visit http://www.artweekma.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/ArtweekMA for additional events celebrating ArtWeek throughout the Commonwealth. 

Please contact Creative Hands Gallery for additional information.
www.CreativeHandsGallery.com
CreativeHandsGallery@gmail.com
774-521-4304

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Star Wars Day Movie Marathon
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Star Wars Day Movie Marathon

May the 4th is Star Wars Day, and Cotuit Library is celebrating by having a movie marathon! We will be viewing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi back to back from open to close. So come on in, grab some popcorn, and enjoy some Star Wars with us. Oh, and May the Fourth be with you.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Fridays Live Lunch-Music at the Hyannis Harbor Overlook
May
3
11:30 AM11:30

Fridays Live Lunch-Music at the Hyannis Harbor Overlook

Every Friday throughout the Summer starting May 3, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm

Musicians rotate throughout the season and include: Schuyler Grant, Natalia Bonfini, Alicia Mathewson, William Gallerizzo, Kathleen Healy, Kim Moberg, Ken Silvia, Natalia Bonfini, Rose Martin, Caroline Brennan.

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Come join us for our “Nudes” exhibition at the Chapman Art Gallery April 6-May 1
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Come join us for our “Nudes” exhibition at the Chapman Art Gallery April 6-May 1

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”

 - Michelangelo 

The nude figure is a traditional Western Art, and has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities.

This exhibition will feature over 30 new works from resident and guest artists celebrating the human form. The show will include nude paintings in a wide range of styles and approaches - Realism, Surrealism, Abstraction and Impressionism.

Come join us as we explore the true beauty of the human body. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 4-7pm. Show runs through Wednesday, May 1. This event is being held at our original location; 5 Main Street, Cotuit Ma.

*Refreshments will be served *Admission is free

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The Life and Death (Mostly Death) of Edgar Allan Poe at Sturgis Library
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Life and Death (Mostly Death) of Edgar Allan Poe at Sturgis Library

Join local historian, Greg Williams, as he explores the history and myths of Poe’s short life. . . and death. Does anyone really know how Poe died? We shall see. . . Eldritch (festive) beers and wines will be served. Celebrate a spooky Halloween Eve with the library!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit us online at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/a-very-greg-williams-halloween/

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Heather Abel Reading and Book Signing at Sturgis Library
Oct
24
7:15 PM19:15

Heather Abel Reading and Book Signing at Sturgis Library

Heather Abel, the author of The Optimistic Decade, will be reading and signing her latest book in the Lowell Room! This event is part of our Fiction Writing program funded through a generous grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at the event. A Q and A will follow the event. Bring all the writing related questions you've always wanted to ask!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/heather-abel-reading-and-book-signing/

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September Sounds at the Shanties: The Skiffs
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

September Sounds at the Shanties: The Skiffs

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SOUNDS AT THE SHANTIES: 

BISMORE PARK,  2:00pm-3:30pm

Schedule:
Sept 1-29 and October 6
Sept 1st: Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, pop/jazz/Latin                             
Sept 8th: The Wicked Trio, blues/pop/British Invasion               
Sept 15th: Jeffrey Ashur Trio, jazz                             
Sept 22nd:  Donn Legge Band, pop/rock
Sept 29th:  Bert Jackson Trio, jazz/Latin
Oct 6th:  The Skiffs, A Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues & Greens

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Sturgis Library Pottery, Basket, & Dishware Sale
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sturgis Library Pottery, Basket, & Dishware Sale

Join Sturgis Library for our annual Pottery, Basket, Dishware, and Housewares Sale! All kinds of unique items will be available, including baskets of every size, plates, bowls, mugs, vases, planters, and decorative pieces. A number of the pottery pieces were crafted by known/famous potters. Free to the public.

Call Lucy Loomis with questions at 508-362-6636 or email her at sturgislibrary@comcast.net

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LoveLocal Fest
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest

11 AM - 6:00pm
Help us celebrate our 6th LoveLocal Fest season where the LoveLiveLocal vision comes to life as we unite the community (of locals & visitors alike) and showcase an amazing collection of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians + other independent makers.
Along the Hyannis Harbor at Aselton Park, bring the whole family, a blanket & beach chairs and make a day out of it!

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September Sounds at the Shanties: Bert Jackson Trio
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

September Sounds at the Shanties: Bert Jackson Trio

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SOUNDS AT THE SHANTIES: 

BISMORE PARK,  2:00pm-3:30pm

Schedule:
Sept 1-29 and October 6
Sept 1st: Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, pop/jazz/Latin                             
Sept 8th: The Wicked Trio, blues/pop/British Invasion               
Sept 15th: Jeffrey Ashur Trio, jazz                             
Sept 22nd:  Donn Legge Band, pop/rock
Sept 29th:  Bert Jackson Trio, jazz/Latin
Oct 6th:  The Skiffs, A Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues & Greens

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Free Concert-Kathleen Healy-Singer Songwriter
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Free Concert-Kathleen Healy-Singer Songwriter

Join us at West Parish of Barnstable's continuing concert series highlighting Cape Cod musicians, singers, and songwriters who have released recordings of their own original music within the last year.

Kathleen Healy will be performing new works from her fall 2018 release, title TBA.

Kathleen is a hard-working musician & songwriter living on Cape Cod. She draws from her experience of living and raising a family near the beach for many of her songs. Some say salt water runs through her veins. She writes from the heart and her honest lyrics and often poignant subject matter lend themselves to the unique quality of her voice.

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An Evening with George Michelsen Foy at Sturgis Library
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with George Michelsen Foy at Sturgis Library

Author and NYU Professor, George Michelsen Foy, will be reading from his latest book, "Run the Storm: a Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro", and discussing seafaring, hurricanes and similar topics. A Q +A and book signing will follow the reading. Books will be provided by Titcombs Books.


Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email Sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, or visit our website at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-with-george-michelsen-foy/

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Libby E-book Class
Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

Libby E-book Class

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of the free library e-book and audiobook app, Libby. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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September Sounds at the Shanties: Donn Legge Band
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

September Sounds at the Shanties: Donn Legge Band

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SOUNDS AT THE SHANTIES: 

BISMORE PARK,  2:00pm-3:30pm

Schedule:
Sept 1-29 and October 6
Sept 1st: Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, pop/jazz/Latin                             
Sept 8th: The Wicked Trio, blues/pop/British Invasion               
Sept 15th: Jeffrey Ashur Trio, jazz                             
Sept 22nd:  Donn Legge Band, pop/rock
Sept 29th:  Bert Jackson Trio, jazz/Latin
Oct 6th:  The Skiffs, A Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues & Greens

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Film: Hecho en Mexico
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Film: Hecho en Mexico

As part of our Royston Nash Music series, we will be watching the documentary Hecho en Mexico, a film about Mexico’s most iconic contemporary artists and performers.

This movie is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 2
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 2

Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver explores the origin and development of Japanese prints during the Edo era (1600-1867). The first prints focused on courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Monet and van Gogh. The period encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints - including Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi. We will look at early period prints and then focus on masterpieces by each of these artists.

There will also be an “artifacts table” with beautiful Japanese crafts and antiques from the last two centuries.

Tom Silver developed an interest in this art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife. That search sparked a love for Japanese art, history, and culture. Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces from the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. Mr. Silver is a Cape Cod summer resident, and a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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September Sounds at the Shanties: Jeffrey Ashur Trio
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

September Sounds at the Shanties: Jeffrey Ashur Trio

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SOUNDS AT THE SHANTIES: 

BISMORE PARK,  2:00pm-3:30pm

Schedule:
Sept 1-29 and October 6
Sept 1st: Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, pop/jazz/Latin                             
Sept 8th: The Wicked Trio, blues/pop/British Invasion               
Sept 15th: Jeffrey Ashur Trio, jazz                             
Sept 22nd:  Donn Legge Band, pop/rock
Sept 29th:  Bert Jackson Trio, jazz/Latin
Oct 6th:  The Skiffs, A Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues & Greens

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Anime Movie: Spirited Away
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Anime Movie: Spirited Away

To tie-in with our Japan Prints programs, we will be showing Hayao Miyazaki’s award-winning animated film, Spirited Away:

“In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.” (google.com)

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Music and Movement Group
Sep
10
1:30 PM13:30

Music and Movement Group

Come have fun and learn how music covers all areas of development. For children birth to 5 years of age, with caregiver participation. Presented by the Barnstable Coordinated Family and Community Engagement/Families United Network program of Cape Cod Child Development and held at the Hyannis Public Library. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public. Additional dates: October 1, November 5 & December 3.

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Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 1
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 1

Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver explores the origin and development of Japanese prints during the Edo era (1600-1867). The first prints focused on courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Monet and van Gogh. The period encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints - including Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi. We will look at early period prints and then focus on masterpieces by each of these artists.

There will also be an “artifacts table” with beautiful Japanese crafts and antiques from the last two centuries.

Tom Silver developed an interest in this art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife. That search sparked a love for Japanese art, history, and culture. Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces from the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. Mr. Silver is a Cape Cod summer resident, and a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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