Check Out This Month's Featured Pass!

This week's featured pass is the Roger Williams Park Zoo!

This pass provides up to 4 people with a $3 discount on admission to the park. For more information on the zoo, as well as a list of all the animals you can see there, visit their website!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cape Cod Baseball League: Past and Present

Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

The Cape Cod Baseball League is a collegiate summer baseball league loved by both locals and visitors. Over the years, the CCBL has played a significant role in honing great baseball players who have made it to the major leagues.

Our very special guest speaker is Dan Dunn, curator of the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame, former president of the Bourne Braves, and former general manager of the Falmouth Commodores. He will talk about the league’s history and current topics, such as where and how the League gets players and what major league baseball scouts want to see. Dan will also bring unique historical artifacts for viewing. Don’t miss the fun!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shark Chronicles

Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. 

Myles Marcus of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History brings “Shark Chronicles” to our audience. Do these toothy creatures of the deep make you curious or creep you out? Myles will discuss this famous predator, reviewing evolution, anatomy, and physiology and helping separate shark fact from fiction. He will also take a look at Great White sharks, which are sometimes seen around the Cape, and talk about International Shark Attack File Statistics. Questions encouraged. 

Woodcarvings by Vincent Zavorskas

Come and view beautiful woodcarvings by Vincent Zavorskas in our new display case within the library.

Vincent Zavorskas studied at the Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT, after he got out of the United States Coast Guard. In the early 1970s Vinnie got some wood carving tools and began to do wildlife carvings and paintings - so he is basically self taught. Several years ago he began making shadow boxes and has enjoyed this new medium. For over 29 years he had a woodcarving class at the Falmouth Senior Center, where he shared his love of the craft. He currently resides in Falmouth, MA. The items on display are for our patrons' viewing pleasure only. No carvings are for sale at this time.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boatbuilding on Cape Cod

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

Come learn about the history of boatbuilding on Cape Cod. Our special guest Christopher Galazzi, Director of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, MA, will provide a brief overview of the topic, with a particular emphasis on the late 1800's through the mid-20th Century. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Parent’s ADHD Overview: 11 Strategies for Common Home & School Challenges


Tuesday August 4 from 6-7 pm
Dr. David Nowell presents an interactive, high-energy, and practical introduction to ADHD at the Dennis Public Library Tuesday August 4 from 6-7 pm.
Does your child have difficulty starting or completing homework? Does he seem “addicted” to video games? Does she struggle with organization and focus? Has your child been diagnosed or treated for ADHD, or do you or his teachers strongly suspect that he might have symptoms? Join neuropsychologist Dr. Nowell for this interactive, high-energy, and practical introduction to ADHD. Learn what current brain research tells us about medication as well as non-medication interventions. Discover practical solutions for managing some of the more common ADHD-related problems at home and school, and bring your specific questions to the program.
Bio: Dr. David Nowell is a clinical neuropsychologist in Northborough who speaks internationally to teachers and counselors on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He is passionate about motivation and fully engaged living, and writes a popular blog at Psychology Today.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged; contact the library at 508-760-6174 to register.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Author's Friday Special Event - Casey Sherman

Friday, July 31 from 1:00-4:00 pm

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library present Casey Sherman, co-author of Boston Strong and The Finest Hours (made into a movie filmed in Chatham.) 

This special event will be held at the Sea View Restaurant, 76 Chase Avenue in Dennis Port. Come enjoy special drawings, door prizes, and delicious appetizers. Tickets cost $25 in advance, or $30 at door. 

Tickets are available at Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall Street in Dennis Port, or by mail: Friends of the Dennis Public Library, PO Box 25, South Dennis, MA 02660

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Time is running out! Reserve your spot in Lyn Slade's Needle Felted Art Workshop

A few spaces are left for artist Lyn Slade's Trunk Show and Needle Felted Art Workshop. Please reserve your space by this Saturday, July 11th, so that Lyn can create a packet of materials just for you. Materials costs are $12 per person, which you can bring on the day of the event, (Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m.) Call the library at: 508-760-6219.

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.

During the workshop, the participants will have a chance to create needle felted artwork. Needle felting requires the use of a very sharp barbed needle, therefore it is designed for teens and adults. Everyone 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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bayberry Quilters' Raffle Quilt on display - one day only!

Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Bayberry Quilters have been working hard all year and their beautiful work is complete. This year’s raffle quilt is a freedom sampler in red, white, and blue, perfect for decorating any home. Buy your raffle tickets at the library ON SATURDAY ONLY, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

The quilt is the grand prize, but second and third prizes are offered. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students pursuing higher education. Be generous and be lucky!