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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.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Artist - Joan Shostak


Throughout the month of November, enjoy a show by artist and Yarmouth Port resident Joan Shostak, who was named one of Cape Cod Life’s 400 people who brighten our lives in 2005.

A retired kindergarten teacher turned artist, Ms. Shostak teaches watercolor art in both Florida and on the Cape. Living on beautiful Cape Cod since 1983, the artist draws inspiration from the landscape and brings happiness to her patrons by creating commissioned portraits of their beloved homes. She has been chosen to be in two calendars, one national and one sponsored by Winkir Printing, South Yarmouth, MA. 

Ms. Shostak appreciates her fellow professional and gallery artists, having attended many local classes and workshops.  She is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and a Board member of the Yarmouth Art Guild. 
The artist’s work is on display in the Meeting Room during most open library hours.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Food for Fines is back for 2014!

Starting Saturday, November 1st

Now is the chance to give to the community AND clean your library slate! During this holiday season, donate one canned or dry goods item for every $1 in fines owed, up to $10 worth. Items must be sealed and unexpired. All the collected food will be donated to the Dennis Council on Aging Food Pantry.

Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cape Cod Cemeteries - TONIGHT!

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm

Nancy Shoemaker joins us for a pre-Halloween treat. Come discover peaceful places that have no admission fee - for the living anyway! Nancy will lead our audience on a virtual (slideshow) tour of Cape Cod's final resting places from Truro to Falmouth - and our audience won't leave the comfort of Dennis Public Library. You'll learn a lot of history, with a little humor thrown in for fun. Get a view of various stone carvers' works and discover how to date a cemetery by its stones. Headstones on the Cape span the centuries, with a few dating, amazingly, from the 1600s. You’ll enjoy contemplating these unique works of art. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

October Meeting Room Artist - Elinor Freedman

Reception, Thursday, October 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Elinor Freedman is an artist who relocated from north of Boston to East Dennis where she is inspired by the beauty of the landscape and creative energy of fellow artists. 

While Ellie has explored a variety of mediums, she is drawn to the vibrancy and immediacy of working with pastels, to which she has focused her current work. For more information about the paintings on display at the library, contact Ellie at elinorafreedman@gmail.com