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The Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke with Andrew Lawler
Jul
24
3:30 PM15:30

The Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke with Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler, author of, “The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke,” will join us at Sturgis Library to discuss the mystery surrounding the colony’s disappearance. A visual narrative will accompany the talk. Books will be available for purchase from Titcombs Books. A Q and A / Book signing will follow the discussion.Mr. 

Lawler will cover:
How did the Lost Colony get lost?
Why has the fate of the colony been seen as a mystery?
How is the Lost Colony important to Native American history?
Why are the myths about the settlers, including Virginia Dare, associated with white nationalism?
What likely happened to the colonists?

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-search-for-the-lost-colony-of-roanoke-with-andrew-lawler/

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Book Signing with Author, Robin Smith-Johnson
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing with Author, Robin Smith-Johnson

Creative Hands Gallery is pleased to host Mashpee author, Robin Smith-Johnson, on December 9, 2018, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. She will be available to discuss and sign her latest book, Cape Cod Curiosities, which was published this past May. She will also have available her book, Legends & Lore of Cape Cod which was published in 2016. An assortment of refreshments will be provided. Come by the gallery to meet Robin. She'll be happy to meet you as well! All are welcome!
creativehandsgallery@gmail.com Phone: (774) 521-4304

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Christmas in Ireland
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas in Ireland

Irish historian Sean Murphy presents “Christmas in Ireland”. This program includes a history of the emergence of the annual Christian celebration in Ireland, along with an explanation of how some of the earlier pagan traditions became incorporated into Christmas. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context.

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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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Wellfleet Public Library Lecture by Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Wellfleet Public Library Lecture by Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books

Boston, MA – Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm at the newly restored Steinway Library of the Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books.

Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best of New England, the Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. 2018 is the 69th year of Gloss family ownership. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. He had worked in the store since childhood and chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry. He became the sole proprietor upon his father's death in 1985. "I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business."

Among the many organizations in which Kenneth Gloss is a member is the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and the Boston Society. He also is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as serving on the Board of Overseers of the USS Constitution Museum.

The Brattle Book Shop is proud to have been a contributor to the WGBH Annual Auction each year that the station has held this fund drive. Ken has appeared as a guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow numerous times over the years and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV, and cable stations numerous times. His bylined articles continue to appear in various antique journals and in print and online consumer publications. The Brattle Book Shop is also the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop. In addition, it has been included in a list as one of North America’s best bookstores.

For further information about this talk and more about book-collecting, appraisals, and future free and open talks, call the store toll-free at 800-447-9595, or visit their website, www.brattlebookshop.com. To learn of some of Ken’s more fun and unique finds, listen to Brattlecast, his new podcast: http://www.brattlebookshop.com/brattlecast (also available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brattlecast/id1295728623?mt=2).

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