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The Provincetown Public Library

A Cultural Storytelling Center at Lands End

Open Daily:

Monday and Friday: 10-5
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10-8
Saturday and Sunday: 1-5

New in the World of Books….

Nan’s June Book Highlights

Everyone knows that every month is LGBT pride month in Provincetown, but it’s good to be reminded in June to take a fresh look at LGBT history and literature. Here are some of the great new gay reads in the Library this month. Jam on the Vine , by LaShonda Katrice...

Nan’s April Book Highlights

It’s finally Spring and the days are longer, but there’s still plenty of time for good reading. Here’s what’s on my bookshelf: The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath , by Leslie Jamison Can the story of recovery ever be as compelling as the story of addiction?...

Staff Recommendations by Khristine Hopkins

Here are six of our own Khristine Hopkins' all-time favorite books. Can't we talk about something more pleasant? , by Roz Chast Hilarious, heartbreaking, and uncomfortable all at the same time, this graphic novel / memoir by Roz Chast, chronicles the last years of her...

About the Provincetown Library: 

Located downtown on Commercial Street, the Library is both a literal and metaphorical center of the Provincetown community, housing nearly 40,000 items, more than 30 works of art from the Town’s Art Collection, and the Rose Dorothea Schooner model.

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Contribute to the Library Gift Fund using your credit card online! The Library Gift Fund is maintained by the Provincetown Board of Library Trustees, and is used to pay our building’s mortgage each year. Your contribution brings us one step closer to paying off the $300,000 still owed for our gorgeous building.

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February 2017 Writer's Voice Café

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