SPOTLIGHT

Get your tickets to see Sy Mongtomery at The Sea View on Saturday, July 29th!

Author's Friday Special: Sy Montgomery Friday, July 29 from 1:00 - 4:00

Sy Montgomery is an author and adventurer, whom the Boston Globe calls, “Part Indiana Jones and part Emily Dickinson.” To research her books, films, and articles, she has been chased by a silverback gorilla, embraced by a Giant Pacific Octopus, and undressed by an orangutan. But she is perhaps best known for her 14-year love affair with Christopher Hogwood, a runt piglet who grew into a 750-pound great Buddha master.
Autographed books, special drawings, door prizes, delicious appetizers, and a cash bar available. Tickets are now on sale at Dennis Public Library for $25, ($30 at door.) Tickets may also be purchased by mail: Friends of the Dennis Public Library, PO Box 25, S. Dennis, MA 02660.

Visiting author Felice Cohen

Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

Author, organizer, and blogger Felice Cohen tells us to think small!
Felice Cohen, the author of 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more) and What Papa Told Me, downsized her life to fit into a 90-square foot apartment in Manhattan. She admits that the experience of living life smaller made her life larger. She says others can do it as well, giving them more time to do what they love. She is happy to pass along motivational tips on getting rid of stuff.

 Felice Cohen, the grandchild of two Holocaust survivors, is the author of the award-winning book “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the war. The book has been endorsed by Elie Wiesel and Yad Vashem, translated into Polish, won three honorable mention book awards, and has sold 30,000 copies around the world. Aside from having spoken to thousands about her grandfather, she is featured in two documentaries focusing on grandchildren of survivors. Her newest book, “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more),” is based on the YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio that went viral with millions of views on YouTube.com, gaining media attention across the globe. Felice has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, Fox5, Sirius, NPR, Time, Forbes, Globe & Mail, New York Daily News, Cape Cod Times and the Daily Mail to name a few. She is also featured in a documentary on tiny living.Felice writes the blog “Living Large in Any Space” and has written for the New York Daily News, amNew York, Metro and others. What enabled Felice to “live large” in that tiny studio is that she has been a professional organizer for over 20 years. Please visit her website www.felicecohen.com.

SeaShells by the SeaShore: A Wreath Making Workshop

Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 pm

Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions will instruct our audience on how to create their very own 10-inch seashell wreath. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sea treasures to add to your wreath.

Appropriate for ages 5 (with parental supervision) and up. Limited to 25 participants. A $15 cash materials fee must be paid to the library at the time of registration. Reserve early to ensure a space.

Dennis Public Library welcomes July artist Ed Grossman

Throughout the months of July and August, artist Ed Grossman shares his curiosity at how a familiar landscape and instant film impacted his childhood.

Ed's passion for photography started in his youth. He still remembers being captivated watching Polaroids develop before his eyes. The way that film, chemicals, and time worked together to create a picture is something he's never forgotten. Today those memories of instant film inspire him to combine artistic elements into storytelling portfolios.

His projects include: Sunday Drive, a nostalgic look at how his world view broadened while in the backseat of the family station wagon; Beaches Offseason, where locations associated with Summer fun take on a different character in Winter, and Fading American Bookstore, documenting the impact of cultural change on a retail institution.

In addition to local venues, he's participated in nationally publicized exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, and the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Online, he's been a featured artist on Lenscratch and has appeared in The Online Photographer. Ed's work is in private print collections throughout the country as well as the public archive of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas - Austin.

A lifelong New Englander, Ed has a B.A. from Brandeis University. He currently lives and works in Mattapoisett, MA.

Ed's work will be on display during library hours until the end of August. For more information visit his website.

Coloring for the Soul - Adult Coloring at the Next Level

Thursday, July 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Is the summer heat and busyness getting you down? Come and relax with another coloring workshop for grown ups. There are a few spaces left. Teacher Avis Kaeselau has given classes at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham. She will inspire the group to go on to the next levels of adult coloring with highlighting, embellishing, pointillism, and various other textures. Participants will also make practical and fanciful things with left over uncolored pages.
Bring pencils, markers, glitter, etc. along with double-faced or regular tape, scissors, and all your coloring books - and some munchies - and have some fun! Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register. Kits are available, if needed, for a $10 materials fee.

Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

Historian Christopher Daley leads our audience through a one hour, in-depth retelling of the famous double homicide that rocked the city of Fall River, Massachusetts. You may have heard the ditty "Lizzie Borden took an ax....," but do you know the actual facts? Christopher has conducted extensive research utilizing archival materials, period newspapers, and period photographs to create an entertaining, fascinating and informative presentation about America's favorite "Who done it?"
The story begins on that fateful day of August 4, 1892 with a striking description of the day’s events, and the murders that took place. The police investigation is recounted; the evidence, described and examined. Then the focus will shift to the suspicion placed on Lizzie and her conflicting stories on her whereabouts in the house during the day of the murders. Afterwards a summary of the Grand Jury hearings and the trial using actual testimony and newspaper accounts to illuminate the proceedings. In the end different theories on the murders will be set forth and the question of "Who done it?" will be put to the audience for further discussion and conjecture.

Bayberry Quilters Raffle Quilt ~ On Display...

ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, July 16th
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Bayberry Quilters present their beautiful “Surf and Sand” raffle quilt (77”x75”) on display for one day only at Dennis Public Library. Buy your raffle tickets ON SATURDAY ONLY, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The quilt is the grand prize; second prize is a 1955 Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine; and third prize to be announced. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students pursuing higher education. Be generous and be lucky!


Visit "Little Libraries by the Sea"

Going to the beach this 4th of July weekend?

Did you forget your beach read? The Dennis Library System is coming to you! All five Dennis libraries are pleased to bring you "Little Libraries by the Sea" at Corporation and West Dennis Beaches. Look for these cabinets at the food buildings. Books are free to take and pass along to a friend.
Children's Summer Reading Kickoff Event!






Summer Reading Kickoff
Comedy Magic with Ed Popielarczyk
Thursday, June 23rd 11am-12pm
All ages welcome - no registration required
Come early for balloon sculpting


Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon twister, and entertainer. He captivates audiences and brings laughter to children and adults. Ed's philosophy on performing magic is to entertain first and to amaze second. As long as everyone is laughing and having a great time he has met his goal and yours!

FOR MORE GREAT SUMMER CHILDREN'S EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR DPLKIDS PAGE