Check Out This Month's Featured Pass!

This week's featured pass is the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich!

Passes give patrons 50% off tickets for up to four adults and four children. For more information on this exciting new museum, check out their website!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Life on a Beach

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Spending a day at the beach? After you have fun in the sun, bring your favorite local shell finds to Dennis Public Library. Melissa Lowe Cestaro, environmental educator from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will help you identify your shells and talk about sea life on Cape Cod Beaches. No living creatures, please! They like staying on the beach best.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Trunk Show and Needle Felted Art Workshop

Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm

Dennis Public Library welcomes Lyn Slade, one of the Northeast’s premier needle felting artist-authors. She will conduct a trunk show and workshop. Space is limited, so please call the library to register in advance: 508-760-6219. Registration closes on Saturday, July 11th so that the artist can prepare materials kits for each attendee. There is a $12/person materials fee.

During the trunk show, Lyn will present her needle felted artwork and explain how she got started with this medium and the journey she has taken, from pattern designer to author to using her art in a healing journey.

Our audience will have a chance to create needle felted artwork during the workshop. Needle felting requires the use of a very sharp barbed needle; therefore it is designed for teens and adults. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting while creating a 5” x 7” landscape. Each person should have the piece completed by the end of the workshop, and it will be suitable for framing or gifting. The $12 materials fee will cover everything needed for the workshop and everyone will go home with the foam work surface and the specialized needle to continue on an individual journey into needle felting.

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm

Did you ever wonder which wild plants are safe to eat and drink? Naturalist John Root will reveal the most common and appealing species. Discover their characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods of preparation, and nutritional and medicinal values. Audience members receive an illustrated pamphlet with plant descriptions, guidelines for responsible and safe foraging, and a bibliography for further study. Free and open to all. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Holiday Hours for Independence Day

The library will be CLOSED on both

Friday, July 3rd 
and
Saturday, July 4th

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 7th

Monday, June 15, 2015

CLAMS survey

Do you use the CLAMS Online Library catalog? If so, we want to hear from you. Take our online survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/patronopac2015

Please complete by Friday, July 31, 2015. Thank you!

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Grande Dames of the Dunes presented by the Dune Tramp

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

“The Grande Dames of the Dunes” is a lively narrative and extensive slideshow presented by the Dune Tramp. The presentation features a unique matriarchal society that goes back decades among the dune shacks of the outer Cape. A variety of strong, courageous “Grande Dames of the Dunes” are discussed, along with a brief history of their shacks… and an anecdote or two. It’s an entertaining, informative, and free presentation for all ages. 

The Dune Tramp, an engaging writer and photographer, discovered these fascinating females during research for his previous lectures on the beauty and mystery of the shacks.

June Artists - Visual Artists Cooperative

Formed in 1989, the Visual Artists Cooperative is a group of local artists whose diverse works encompass abstracts, oils, watercolors, acrylics, printmaking, and photography as they relate to a myriad of subjects.

As part of the Cooperative, the following artists will be on display in our Meeting Room throughout the month of June during most of the library's open hours: Florence Adams, Bethia Brehmer, Georgia Coxe, Rita Doddridge, Christine Fitzsimmons, Pat Fryklund, Maura Ghedini,  Ruth Hauzinger, Heather MacKenzie, Marie Morongell, Norma Mutch, Blossom Newman, Melora North, Andrea Petitto, Rowland Scherman, and Betty Twiss. Come and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Understanding and Creating Documentaries with filmmaker Chris Szwedo, follwed by his film A Gullwing at Twilight

Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm

Come and learn about documentary filmmaking with local producer and director Chris Szwedo. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Chris is the recipient of national and regional EMMY nominations and a category winner of The Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Award for excellence in automotive journalism. Along with work in a variety of fields Chris has created automotive videos on Ralph Lauren’s automobile collection, and his outstanding work has been featured on public television. Hear a recent interview with Chris Szwedo at the Cars Yeah website: http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/chris-szwedo/ or check out Chris’ own website at: http://www.szwedo.com/

After Chris’ talk, the audience will see his 55-minute film A Gullwing at Twilight: The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch. The film is a modern day adventure in the American West featuring 87-year old racing legend John C. Fitch. John takes to the Bonneville Salt Flats with his signature Mercedes Gullwing in this highly textured and visually absorbing essay of a man who quietly refuses to give in to the notion of retirement or time itself. Chris Szwedo is also creator of the award-winning film Eye on the 50s: the Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman, which has been screened locally and on PBS. Both Eye on the 60s and A Gullwing at Twilight are now part of the Dennis Public Library collection.