Mark your calendar for Sunday January 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm to hear John Huth talk about his The Lost art of Finding Our Way. Mr. Huth is a Professor of physics at Harvard University and seafaring traveler. He investigates the history and cultures of navigation before modern technology compromised this innate human skill.
A wine and cheese reception, conversation with the author, and book signing will follow the talk. No tickets are required.
Read Isabel Roane's article How Not To Be Clueless in Harvard Magazine, July/August 2013.
View Harvard University Press YouTube video of The Lost Art of Finding Our Way.
See which authors are participating in the 2013-14 Sunday Authortalks season at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. Sunday Authortalks is generously sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and The Cook Estate. In kind sponsorship provided by A Taste for Wine & Spirits.
Library Book Group
Join us for coffee and discussion on the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for more information about this month's selection.
Downloadable eBooks and More
Cohasset residents are able to participate in the Massachusetts eBook Project, a pilot program offering eBooks from BiblioBoard and Axis 360. Search for a book, check it out and download materials to your device. The MA eBook Project is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Express Line Check Out
Using the library's new self-checkout computer is fast and easy, and staff is available to assist anyone who might like a quick tutorial. Our new self-checkout station also includes a fees payment option that accepts both cash and credit. We encourage you to try it!
ReadyReads Book Sets for Book Groups
ReadyReads are sets of 10 paperback copies of popular reading group books available for local book groups. Each set comes with reading discussion guides and can be borrowed for 28 days. Books are checked out to individual book group members. Group leaders may reserve a set by contacting the Reference Librarian, Gayle Walsh, at 383-1348 or online by clicking here.
The South Shore Art Center presents an art exhibit by Sally Dean at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10-8, Wednesday, Friday, 10–5, Saturday 9–5 and Sunday 2-5pm. Meet the artist at a reception on Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00pm-8:00pm.