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Artist Terry Goulart displaying in our Meeting Room

August 2022 

Terry Goulart thinks of herself as a full time Nurse and a part time whimsical artist. She loves to paint animals and pet portraits. She started painting as a relaxing distraction after a breast cancer diagnosis, and she never stopped. 

She paints with the intention to bring a smile to others through her art. Being a Nurse in these current times, she was inspired to add some more serious healthcare related art to her collection of pieces. 

Come and check out her show.

Happy Hoops Embroidery Workshop

Wednesday, August 31st at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for this free workshop to learn the basics of hoop embroidery with the founder of Happy Hoops, Jessica Coen. All materials will be provided and participants will take their creation home.

Please call the library at 508-760-6219 or stop into the library to register as space is limited.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library for sponsoring this program.

Tiny Art Show II

Thanks to DPL's patrons for our second Tiny Art Show! 

Come in and see our patrons' tiny works of art, which feature beaches, summer, or the Summer Reading theme of "Read Beyond the Beaten Path." 

It's not too late to submit your entry. Artwork will be on display until the end of August. 

August's BookPage is here!

August 2022

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. Click on the cover to go to our landing page, where the latest issue can be accessed - along with older issues. Once you see the magazine cover, you may advance by using the arrow or click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our hard copy subscription. Come in and take home a copy while supplies last. 

Explore Your Artistic Side

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Artist and teacher Stéphanie Williams will lead a class in exploring art for fun – no judgement! – in order to gain new ways to see the world around us. Participants will work with pencils, ink, oil pastels, and beeswax and become familiar with terms such as contour drawing, negative space, and viewfinders. No prior experience necessary. Come and play! Bring a family member, a partner, or a friend, and enjoy creating together and discover the pleasure of taking home an invaluable experience and a unique piece of art: Yours! Call the Library to register, as space is limited.

Stéphanie Williams is an artist who studies the effect of nature, people, creatures, environments, sounds, and energies. Her process is mainly experiential. She sketches copiously, immersing herself in her surroundings; she welcomes incidents that frustrate, twist, drain, and, most likely, rejuvenate during the making of each piece. The wax from her own bees, with its unique smell, feel, tones and translucent quality, made its way into her work in combination with graphite and oil. Although she never loses track of her classical training, she loves engaging the senses, her own during the artistic process or the viewer with whom she shares the adventure.

Born and raised in France, Stéphanie enjoys wandering in the world. Today, she is a teacher, an artist, a designer, a beekeeper, and a mother, happily calling the North Shore of Boston home. Whenever she leaves her art studio, she takes a sketchbook with her.

Summer StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park

Starting Monday, July 25th

The Dennis Libraries present a StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park. This summer’s story is called Dance Like a Flamingo: Learn to Move and Groove Like the Animals Do! 

Written by author Moira Butterfield and illustrated by Claudia Boldt, this friendly, motion-centered book will get youngsters – and maybe some grown-ups, too! – imitating the movements of different animals. For example, readers can stretch like flamingos, leap and bounce like lemurs, wave claws like crabs, and much more.   

The walk begins across from the picnic area and proceeds right along the Braille Trail. We hope readers of all ages join the fun. Afterwards, enjoy spending time in the park.

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Dennis Libraries thank these two innovative women, along with the Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works for the Town of Dennis, for making this event possible.

Arthritis Exercise Series

Fridays at 11:00, starting August 12th - September 23rd  (no class on Friday, September 2nd)

The Dennis Public Library, the Dennis Center for Active Living, and the Town of Dennis Health Department are pleased to join together to sponsor "Arthritis Exercise." This program, led by Nikki Courtney, Exercise Physiologist from the VNA of Cape Cod, is designed to improve joint mobility and strength. Perfect for arthritis sufferers whose joint pain and stiffness keep them from doing the things they love. Advanced registration is required through the Visiting Nurse Association. Please call the VNA at 508-957-7423 to register. 

Transportation for Dennis residents can be provided by the Dennis Center for Active Living. Please call DCAL at 508-385-5067 to make those arrangements.

The Town of Dennis Health Department generously funded this event to benefit the community.