Bringing Nature Home - Doug Tallamy
One. Book One Town 2016

The book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants, by Douglas Tallamy,  is the centerpiece of Eastham Public Library's One Book/One Town series.  Bringing Nature Home inspired us to bring together our interest in nature, the environment... and gardening... for this year's series.  Mr .Tallamy will be joining us here in Eastham on September 30

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Announcing the Eastham Turnip Festival PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS!  This year's theme Contest is  "Native Plants Eastham."  Click here for details.

Friday, July 29, 6:00:  "Native Plant Restoration, a Case Study,"  by Wilkinson Ecological Design @Town Hall.  Online presentation
Thursday, August 25, 10:30:  Family Program on Estuaries by Kitty Hendricks of the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum @Eastham Historical Society

Friday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.: Movie, "Microcosmos" at Eastham Town Hall, Earle Mountain Room

Saturday, September 10, 10:00-4:00: Story Walk.  Read Heidi Clemmer's book, Vernal Pool Visitors @ Wiley Park
Saturday, September 17, 10:00:  Nature Walk through open heathlands and grasslands, pine barrens and oak forests, guided by Bob Cook and Karen Baker @Sandy Meadow Conservation Area
Saturday, September 24, 10:00:  Nature Walk through wetlands bordering our glacial ponds, as
well as upland forests & fields with Cape Cod National Seashore ecologists Bob Cook & Steve Smith @Wiley Park
Friday, September 30, 1:00:  "A Backyard of Native Plants" with Laura Kelley @295 Massasoit Road

Friday, September 30, 6:00: Author Talk - Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy @Town Hall
Saturday, October 1, 11:00:  "Salt Marsh Secrets," a family talk, walk, and craft with author Heidi Clemmer & illustrator Marisa Picariello @First Encounter Beach
Friday, October 14, 1:00: "Bees, Glorious Bees." talk by the keeper of "Pamet Bees," Dan Smith, @Salt Pond Visitor Center
Saturday, October 15, 10:00: "Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape" with Theresa Sprague of Blue Flax Design & Lindsay Strode, Cape Organics @Salt Pond Visitors Center.  View the presentation slides.

One Book/One Town is sponsored by the Nathan Anthony Adult Programming Fund, Friends of the Eastham Public Library

The Finest Hours - Michael Tougias
One Book One Town 2015

Friday, August 21, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. -- Panel Discussion: "Story of the Rescue: The Pendleton & Fort Mercer Disaster."  Panel discussion of the Coast Guard Rescue with author Theresa Barbo moderating.  Captain William Russell Webster, and Master Chief Jack Downey (Station Chatham) and others. 
Saturday, August 29, Field of Dreams (behind Town Hall), 1:00 p.m. -- Children's Coast Guard Demonstration
Friday, September 18, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. -- Dick Ryder, Don St. Pierre, "CG36500: Her Story"
Friday, October 2 -- Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. -- Theresa Barbo, "The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod."  Authors Theresa M. Barbo, Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.,) and Master Chief John E. Downey (Ret.) will present an illustrated program on the Pendleton Disaster.  Book signing of The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History, will follow the lecture.
Saturday, October 10 - Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham, 2:00 p.m. -- Inter-generational Book Talk and Tea: Theresa Barbo on her children's book The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew, and Donna and Ron Lasko on "The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea".
Friday, October 16, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. -- "The Finest Hours" Mr. Tougias will return to speak about The Finest Hours, the Pendleton Disaster and the Disney Movie (Release date: January 2016):

"In a 1952 nor’easter, the distress of two ships off Cape Cod initiated a dramatic Coast Guard operation recounted here. Both vessels were World War II surplus, cheaply built, unwisely kept in service, and broken in two by the storm. All four halves floated and the narrative tracks four separate search-and-rescue efforts. The most prominent, in the press at the time and in official honors conferred afterward, concerned one motorized lifeboat, a puny 36 feet long and manned by four men, dispatched to do battle with the maelstrom’s towering waves. This is how real heroes are made."

There are plenty of themes to discuss and many local stories to tell including the story of the the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG36500's restoration as a living museum and the stories of the men who served on her; a program about how different sea rescue was in 1952 compared to 2012 when the Bounty was lost; and more!  

Sometime in January 2016... Field trip to see the Disney Movie.  Watch the trailer...


Watch this web-page for more information as the Library Staff and Volunteers develop other programs for One Book One Town 2015.
One Book One Town is funded by the Friends of the Eastham Public Library & the Nathan Anthony Programming Fund