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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tots for Toys

Dennis Public Library is a drop off spot for Toys for Tots. Please bring in a new and unwrapped toy and help make a child's Christmas extra special.

Toys will be collected by the organization through mid-December. The drop-off box is located in front of the Circulation Desk.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED on:

Wednesday, December 24th after 12:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, December 25th all day 

 Regular hours will resume on Friday, December 26th.



December Artists - Stephanie and Bob Walenski

Throughout the month of December, enjoy the works of local artists Stephanie and Bob Walenski.

Stephanie’s journey into the art world began in the late ‘80s learning to make quilts, all by hand. Later she graduated to machine stitching quilts, and then on to wall quilts. The wall quilts, and the teachers who helped her, were really the beginning of her original art: composition, line and shape, and color. As soon as she saw the white line prints by Blanche Lazzell, she loved them and looked for a way to learn how to achieve a print of her own design. After white line prints she branched out into mono prints, and then took several printmaking classes at Cape Cod Community College. Printmaking led to Book Arts and Papermaking. Today she is still making quilts, both for the bed and wall, cutting white line wood block prints, cutting linoleum blocks and printing them, and creating books and the art to be included and dreaming of ways to combine it all.

Bob’s current artistic work is headed in the direction of abstract acrylic paintings. He says, “As photography is light, then painting is shape, color, and texture. Good abstraction is organized chaos. It is that contradiction that adds tension and energy to a piece. The layers create depth perception and space within a flat surface. Each pattern has its own mood that emerges from all of these variables and is instantly recognizable. This apparent randomness is in complete harmony to all forms, to the infinity of space within all things. The subject of the art work does not have to be a specific object or image to speak to us.”  After living on the Cape for 40 years, this retired teacher now has time to appreciate the place where he lives and its wonderful art community.

The show ends Tuesday, December 30th. Paintings are available to see during most of the library’s open hours. Call for more information: 508-760-6219.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The ho- ho- holidays are here! Take a break from your busy schedule and come in for sweet treats and hot drinks.

Our best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy holiday season!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Special Book Sale

We are weeding our Large Print, Fiction, and Mystery Collections. Come visit our "Rolling Cart" of values! All books on the cart are 25 cents each.

Money raised will go to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library to help support Dennis Public Library.

THANK YOU!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED on:

Wednesday, November 26th after 2:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, November 27th all day

 Friday, November 28th all day

Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 29th.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wampanoags Yesterday, Today, and on Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 15 at 12:00 pm 

Come explore the culture that greeted some of the first European settlers in America. A Native museum educator from the Wampanoag Indigenous program at Plimouth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) will discuss the life and culture of the Wampanoag People, who continue to make their homes on Cape Cod today.

Hear the Native perspective on Thanksgiving. For the Wampanoag, it was Keepunumuk, the time of the harvest, while the English calendar said it was the autumn of 1621. In a small English town on the edge of the sea, more than 90 Wampanoag men shared food with 52 colonists. Over the centuries, the story of this gathering has been lost, recovered, told and retold. More than 200 hundred years later, this three-day celebration would come to be known as the First Thanksgiving. Images and artifacts will help reveal the special event that took place during those days.   

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Veterans Day - CLOSED

The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.

The library will re-open on Wednesday for regular hours.