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EIRE/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1937-1969
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

EIRE/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1937-1969

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning September 11
4 weeks

6-7pm

$75/$70 members

Article 4 of the Irish constitution adopted in 1937 states that Éire is the name of the state, or in the English language, Ireland. Some Irish wit named the state "DevelEire". Eire demonstrated its independence from Britain by remaining neutral in World War 11. The Republic of Ireland Act 1948 provided for a 26-county Irish Republic. Whittaker Report brought an end to the policy of protectionism and an emphasis on export-led foreign direct investment. The Arms Crisis of 1969 as the 6-counties erupted in war.

By 1948 the country had been ruled by Fianna Fáil for sixteen years and most people wanted a change. The opposition parties in the Dáil came together to form a coalition government after the election in 1948.
-1940's War time emergency, Internment and execution of IRA members. Eire neutral during WW2.
-1949 Eire becomes the Republic of Ireland and in 1957 Eamon De Valera becomes president.
-1950's The "Dark Decade" of mass emigration. Major church state crises on "Mother and Child" scheme. Ending of protectionism. First programme of economic expansion.
-1960's Economic growth, emigration decline, television arrives, Irish conservatism challenged, meeting between O'Neill and Lemass, Nelson's Pillar demolished by the IRA

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THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-1921,
Sep
11
7:15 PM19:15

THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-1921,

$70.00 - Member

$75.00 - Non-Member

Four Wednesdays, beginning September 11
from 7:15-8:15pm

The execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The momentum from the Rising brought huge political developments in 1917 and 1918 culminating with the overwhelming victory of Sinn Fein in the 1918 election on a platform of separation from Britain and the setting up of an Irish Parliament.

In January 1919 the first Dail Eireann met and approved a provisional constitution for an Irish Republic. The British refused to recognize the Irish Republic and the Irish War of Independence began that same day.

There were three phases to the war. The first phase involved attacks against British police and army personnel, and British institutions in Ireland. Phase two is often referred to as the "Tan War" as the county was flooded with British troops referred to as the Black and Tans. The third phase is remembered as the period when the IRA 'flying squads' made devastating attacks against the British which resulted in Truce talks and eventually a Treaty. The course will include audio visual materials. All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.

This class meets in the Photography & Digital Arts Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

Bring notebook and pen.

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32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale
Sep
14
to Sep 15

32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale

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CAPE COD GLASS CLUB 32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale
The 32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale sponsored by the Cape Cod Glass Club will be held on Saturday, September 14 (10-5) and Sunday, September 15(11-4) at the Cape Cod Gymnasium (parking lot 11) 2240 Iyannough Rd, Rte. 132 Exit 6 West Barnstable, Ma.
The speaker for the Glass Show will be Mary C. Mills. Her topic will be "Rediscovering Philadelphia Glassmaking through Archaeology". Ms Mills is the historic Glass Specialist for AECOM Cultural Resources in Burlington, New Jersey Prior to joining AECOM she held the position of educational programs manager at the Corning Museum of Glass. She is a past president of the National American Glass Club.
The Annual Glass Show features exhibitors of national reputation and glass collecting of many interests. This includes early and collectible American blown, cut and pattern glass .Also,. contemporary European glass, antique art glass and studio glass are included.
In addition to our exhibitors and speaker, the glass show offers free appraisal service, raffle and a discounted show admission with show card or ad.
Another added attraction is Robert Lehmann, a glass restorer from New Hope, Pa. who will be present. He is a highly talented craftsman with 30 years of experience in the repair and restoration of glass.

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Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour

Grain bowls are all the rage and for good reason! Fast, versatile and packed with nutrients, these one-bowl meals combine fresh veggies, healthy grains, protein, and delicious sauces.

Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate how to combine and prepare ingredients to create super healthy recipes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 delicious recipes with samples for everyone!

Registration Required. Tickets are 15 Dollars. Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or stop by the front desk to purchase tickets.

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/creative-feasts-grain-bowls-with-liz-barbour/

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Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod

Join local environmental non-profit, 350 Cape Cod, to learn simple ways you can prepare for climate change and the extreme weather predicted to come with it. They will present some ideas about how to lower our climate footprint, as individuals and as a society. Gordon Starr, a founding member of 350 Cape Cod, will lead a community discussion addressing local concerns regarding these issues. Come with questions! 

This program is part of Climate Prep Week as organized by CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather) 

Free to the Public. Registration is appreciated! To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.netor online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

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Mastering Your Mark
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Mastering Your Mark

An Art Conference for all media. Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Hyannis, 8am-4pm. 20 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your artwork. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to advanced. We are thrilled to have Catherine Kehoe and Nancy McCarthy, Mass Art Faculty and co-Founders of Black Pond Studio, as the keynote speakers! For more inforamtion and registration visit www.masteringyourmark.org

*Register Early and Receive a $20 Bonus!*

Register for Mastering Your Mark by June 30th and receive $20 off a class or workshop at the Cape Cod Art Center!

Why wait until the last minute and risk not getting into the sessions of your choice? Register for Mastering your Mark by June 30th, select your sessions and we will give you a voucher at the conference for $20 off a future class or workshop at the Cape Cod Art Center!

Voucher is valid from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

URL for more details: https://capecodartcenter.org/mastering-your-mark-2019-art-conference/

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WILD ABOUT WILDE!
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

WILD ABOUT WILDE!

He was more than just a successful Irish playwright – Oscar Wilde wrote fairy tales for children; witty entertaining short stories for adults; a popular, yet shocking novel; a collection of poems and essays some depicting themes of tragedy and suffering. He was a master at his craft, trying to balance his fascination between art and decadent life. Join us for an 8-week study, through film and text, into the brilliant works and fascinating life of Oscar Wilde. Please register early, classes fill quickly. Book list & syllabus will be emailed after registration. This class meets in the Photography & Digital Arts Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

 MATERIALS
Course readings are a combination of handouts (small charge payable to instructor) and books ordered by student from online sources. The booklist will be emailed to registered students.

MARY ANN EATON
Mary Ann Eaton has a BA in English from Regis College, Weston, MA and has attended University College Cork, in Cork City, Ireland, where she concentrated her studies in Irish and Celtic literature Ancient Mythological tales and medieval literature is of special interest, and her study in Ireland awakened a passion for the depth and richness of this Celtic country that she enthusiastically wishes to share with others.  CLASSES OFFERED: * Introduction to Irish Literature * The Portrayal of Women in Irish Literature * 19th & 20th Century Irish Plays * The Early Religion of Ireland: From Pagan to Christian * Wild About Wilde ! * Irish Myths & Sagas 

$85.00

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CLICK!  2019 Photography Conference
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

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Saturday, November 2nd, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA

Join us for Click! 2019 featuring Charles Needle (keynote), Rad Drew, Rita Colantonio, Lisa & Tom Cuchara,  John Hames, Andy Howard, John Klingel, Steve Koppel, Jurgen Lobert, Bob Singer, John Tunney and Sherri VandenAkker.

HIGHLIGHTS

– 13 instructors and 30 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.

– Bring your camera! Hands-on shooting ops with dancers, live models and more!

– Morning keynote: Charles Needle, “Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light” Details

– Print competition: Bring up to two pictures to enter into the print competition. The category is “Open” – anything goes.  Click here for the rules and prizes.

– REGISTER Early to Win! The first 100 people to register will be entered into a drawing for the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet – a $350 value!

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:45 KEYNOTE & COFFEE
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle Details Details

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew  Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney Details
Better Bird Photography / Sherri Vandanaker  Details
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara Details

11:15-12:15 SESSION 2
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio Details

BREAK 12:15-2:00 Lunch, Photo Ops and Mini Sessions

12:45-1:15 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lifes Details
12:45-1:15 ON1: An Adobe Alternative  / John Tunney Details

1:30-2:00 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lives Details
1:30-2:00 The Science of Optics / Andrew Martin, Tamron USA Details

2:15-3:15 SESSION 3
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew Details
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom’s Tools / Bob Singer Details
Sherri Vandanaker / Better Bird Photography Details
Lisa & Tom Cuchara / Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details

3:30-4:30 SESSION 4
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio Details

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Aquatic Exploration Family Boat Tour
Aug
15
1:30 PM13:30

Aquatic Exploration Family Boat Tour

Take a guided tour aboard Hyline's Sea Swan to learn about the creatures that live in the sea. Suitable for children. Pre-register through Hyline required. Call 508-790-0696 and ask for Mass Audubon Exploration Cruises. Leave from Ocean Street dock, Hyannis Harbor. $31 for members; $43 nonmembers.

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Olfaction : The Role of Smell in Medical Therapy
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Olfaction : The Role of Smell in Medical Therapy

Dr. Dennis Ausiello, Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be giving a talk about the cutting edge research CATCH is doing in developing new approaches to measuring and defining wellness and disease.

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

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Kurt Vonnegut's Barnstable Years;  A Daughter's Recollection
Aug
2
6:15 PM18:15

Kurt Vonnegut's Barnstable Years; A Daughter's Recollection

Kurt Vonnegut’s Barnstable Years: A Daughter’s Recollections
Speaker:   Edith Vonnegut

Edith Vonnegut, daughter of noted author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. will present a slide show of Kurt Vonnegut’s years in Barnstable, accompanied by audio recordings and memories of growing up with him. This program is presented as part of the Vonnegut Reading Marathon and Celebration weekend sponsored by Sturgis Library.

THIS PROGRAM IS HELD AT TALES OF CAPE COD, two doors west of Sturgis Library.  Seating is limited.  Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.  Proceeds benefit Tales of Cape Cod. The doors open at 6:15 PM for a wine and cheese reception, followed by the talk.

 Parking is available on the street, at St. Mary’s Church, and at Sturgis Library.

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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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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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2019 Tales of Cape Cod Summer Program Series
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Tales of Cape Cod Summer Program Series

3-Jun            Behind the Scenes of the Cape Playhouse 

5-Jun            Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Award Program

10-Jun          O'er the Wild & Tractless Sea - The Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt

17-Jun          Nature's Ambassador-The Legend of Thorton W. Burgess  

24-Jun          Judy Garland: Climbing Over The Rainbow

8-Jul             Seducer of Souls: Sandwich's Bathsheba Spooner and The First US Death Penalty Case

15-Jul           Deborah Sampson A Revolution of Her Own - Immersive Living History

22-Jul           The Truth Be Damned-A Juror's Perspective of the Whitey Bulger Trial

29-Jul           Adrift: True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic& The One Who Lived to Tell About It

2-Aug           Kurt Vonnegut's Barnstable Years; A Daughter's Recollection 

5-Aug           Voyages and Adventurers in Pre-Colonial New England 

12-Aug         Frederick Douglass:  Stories are A Tellin- A One Man Play

19-Aug         The Kennedy Oral History Project Documentary

26-Aug         1919 The Year That Changed The World

9-Sep           Religious Freedom in Colonial America  

16-Sep         A Thriving Art Community Then & Now: History of CC Art Center

23-Sep         A Very Fine Place If The Harbor Were Good de Champlains 1605 Exploration of CC

30-Sep         Mary Chilton Winslow and the Mayflower Voyage

7-Oct            Decision in Pocasset: The Sacrificial Murder of Edith Freeman

28-Oct          Cape Cod Mystery Theater The Riddle of the Bones

SPECIAL      The Underground Railroad - Still Family History (with St. Mary's Church)

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Cape Cod Nights with Christopher Setterlund
Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Cape Cod Nights with Christopher Setterlund

Sturgis Library Presents:
Cape Cod Nights: an Evening with Christopher Setterlund
June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a reception with live music, appetizers, cocktails, wine, and soft drinks beginning at 5:30 PM. Starting at 6:30 PM, Christopher Setterlund will discuss the history of Cape Cod nightlife, beginning with the Smith Tavern on Great Island in the 17th century, and taking us to the places still thriving today.

Tickets are $10 per person.
Seating is limited — we advise you to purchase tickets well in advance.
Call 508-362-6636 or purchase tickets at the circulation desk.

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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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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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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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MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING

CHM is hosting a poetry reading and book signing with poet Anca Vlasopolos. She'll be speaking on and reading from her newly published book of poems Often Fanged Light. Come meet the author, enjoy some refreshments, and have your book signed.

Friday, April 26, 7PM -  Admission $10/nonmember, $8/member

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