Brewster Ladies' Library Announces Brewster is Reading

Town library announces community-wide reading project events

During the month of May, the Brewster Ladies? Library is again sponsoring a town-wide reading program. This year?s theme is ?Brewster is Reading? The Old Man and the Sea? written by Ernest Hemingway. While many of us may have once read this short novel as a requirement for a high school English class, the Library is  encouraging the entire community to read this Pulitzer Prize winning novel with fresh eyes.

The goal of community reading projects is to create a sense of civic unity through the shared experience of reading and discussing literature. Residents of all ages are invited to pick up a copy of this classic and participate in the month-long series of events. Several titles for younger readers have been selected as companion pieces: The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick, and the picture book Swimmy by Leo Lionni.

Photos wanted for the Fish That DIDN'T Get Away display

In honor of its community-wide reading project, Brewster is Reading? The Old Man and the Sea, the Brewster Ladies? Library is asking town members to submit photos for a special exhibit showcasing the skills of Brewster?s finest fishermen (and women!).

In the popular novel, the protagonist lands a huge fish only to lose it before making shore, but not every fish tale ends with an empty hook.

If you have a picture of you, or a family member with the fish that didn?t get away, bring it to the library and you could end up with bragging rights to Brewster?s best catch.

Please include your name, address, and phone number on the back of your picture, and they will all be returned unaltered.

For more information about Brewster is Reading?The Old Man and the Sea and the Fish That Didn?t Get Away display visit the library?s web site at or call 508-896-3913.

Take the Knowledge Challenge at the Brewster Ladies Library

Test your knowledge of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. As part of its month-long community reads project, the Brewster Ladies? Library is challenging Brewster residents to read the book, answer the questions, and enter to win some fabulous prizes.

Pick up a copy of the Test Your Knowledge at the library, or online at All entries must be submitted by May 23, 2007 in order to be eligible for the prize drawings. Winners will be selected from a random drawing of correct answers on May 24, 2007 during the Grand Finale at the library, and do not need to be present to collect prizes. Pick up a book and enter to win!

  • First Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to the FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT
  • Second Prize: Pottery Fish Tray by CARSTANJAN
  • Third Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to the BAIT SHOP welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on