CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES on the library's NEW heating and cooling systems. Parking will be limited during the project with the two front sections and the handicap spaces available, but not the back section of the parking lot. Additional parking can be found along Main Street and behind the Town Hall Annex. This project is expected to be completed in early 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to a much more comfortable library. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook
Dodge Macknight Sandwich's Colorful Character
Exhibit in the Lower Level through September 6th
A special exhibition of twenty-one of Macknight’s watercolors will be on view at the Sandwich Public Library through September 6. Many of these paintings have not been seen in public for many years. Several on loan from private collectors have never before been on public exhibition. The exhibition, “Dodge Macknight – Sandwich’s Colorful Character” was made possible by the generous assistance of the Glass Town Cultural District, The Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association, and the Sandwich Cultural Council.
Dodge Macknight, friend of Vincent van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, John Singer Sargent and Isabella Stewart Gardner, was an artist recognized as one of the leading American painters of the early twentieth century. For decades, Macknight made his home in Sandwich at Spring Hill. He was a generous benefactor of the Sandwich Public Library and donated six exceptional paintings to the library. The Macknight Room, which now houses the Sandwich Town Archives, is named in his honor. In March of 1923, the Library held the first exhibition of Dodge Macknight paintings. Heritage Museum and Gardens presented an exhibition of works on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This show is the first opportunity in 34 years that you will have a chance to view the landscapes of one of the great American masters.
Streaming movies coming your way! The SPL has purchased rights to the Freegal database of thousands of movies and TV shows that you can watch from your personal computer or portable device whenever you want. Use your Sandwich Public Library card to login and watch 3 different movies or television episodes each week, (12:01 AM on Monday to 12 midnight on Sunday). Each selection carries with it a 48 hour viewing period during which you may watch that selection multiple times. The number of selections you have left is indicated in the upper right hand corner of the Freegal movies homepage. You'll find links to the Freegal Andriod and Apple apps here. We hope you'll use and enjoy this new addition to the library's collection.
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Join the Second Century Club
More than a century ago Sophia H. and William H.H. Weston bequeathed to the town of Sandwich a sum of money to purchase land and erect a library building. As we enter our second century of service to the community, we invite you to continue the legacy of philanthropic support and community participation begun by the Westons. We need your help to keep our beloved library the vital institution is was meant to be. Your $100 contribution to the Second Century Club will ensure that the Sandwich Public library continues to offer a multitude of services to enrich, entertain and educate you, your family and the community.
Or send your check payable to the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library to: 142 Main Street, Sandwich MA 02563