Friday, March 27, 2015

Jazz Guitarist Ron Williams

Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

Dennis Public Library presents Ron Williams in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. All are welcome. Ron Williams plays Finger-Style Jazz Guitar and sings from the Great American Songbook. He performs a variety of music that includes familiar Standards, Easy Listening and Popular selections from the 1930's to the present. Come and enjoy the show. No charge for attendance. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Old Houses of Dennis

Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm

Phyllis Horton of the Dennis Historical Society creatively presents an illustrated lecture on our Old Houses, both still standing and long gone. This core part of Dennis history shows the wide variety of styles employed through the years. A $5 donation at the door benefits the Dennis Historical Society.

Photo of the Joseph K. Baker homestead, loaned by Pauline Kennedy of Dennis Port in August 2000. This stately home is now gone, but it once stood on the north side of Route 28 in Dennis Port, just east of the intersection with South Street. The barn is still used as a club called The Improper Bostonian.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ESL Classes - Canceled next two weeks

Our volunteer instructor Bill Maloney has canceled Tuesday evening ESL classes for the next two weeks - March 24th and 31st. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 7th.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mistakes in event emails

We are experiencing a problem with our automatic email notification system. Please check event dates carefully in any emails that you have received recently, as some old event postings have gone out attached to new postings. We are working to diagnose the issue and will hopefully have it resolved shortly.

We are very sorry for any confusion that this has caused those who subscribe to this service for updates on Dennis Public Library events.

Friday, March 6, 2015

March artists - Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Students

"Why is learning in the visual arts essential to education in the 21st century?
  • To strengthen literacy. The arts are an essential language.
  • To develop a globally competitive workforce. The arts develop essential skills for global competitiveness.
  • To nurture engaged learners. The arts promote active and complex learning.
Come see the show this month during most of the library's open hours.

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW! Book to Movie Night

Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm 

Join our monthly “Book to Movie” night. This month’s feature is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The 2011 movie was inspired by the book These Foolish Things by British author Deborah Moggach. 

The movie depicts Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor who reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law and asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisticated  hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent. But what their new life lacks in luxury, they come to find, it’s plentiful in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love. (Description courtesy of amazon.com)

A second movie entitled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is due out in theaters March 6, 2015. Come and catch up on the original before seeing this newest release! Feel free to bring snacks or dinner. We’ll provide the popcorn and drinks.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Irish Need Apply: A History of the Irish in Boston

Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 pm

Come and learn about the many facets of the Irish experience, both in America and more specifically Boston, as lecturer Christopher Daley takes us on a 90-minute historical tour.

Our tour begins in the 1700s, when the Irish were brought over as indentured servants and the first real migration brought the Scots-Irish or “Ulster Irish” in 1718.
The city of Boston attracted Irish Catholic immigrants during the next century. These new and undesired residents suffered a backlash of anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment. Discover the conditions of the new arrivals, the neighborhoods where they settled, how they banded together, the kinds of work they did to survive, and their eventual assimilation into American culture. Their acceptance paved the way for the rise of the Irish in Boston politics, and we’ll take a look at some of the most notable Irish-American politicians who rose to prominence in the city.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Favorite winter visitors: Snowy Owls

Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 pm

For many birders, the Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is now a familiar sight along Cape Cod’s winter shoreline. How many of us love to spot these beautiful birds of prey as they perch majestically amongst the dunes? Come listen to Ian Ives, Director of MassAudubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as he delves into the Snowy Owl’s life cycle and describes how the lemming boom of 2013 affected the owl populations we are encountering today.

 Photo by: Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times