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Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Bayberry Quilters’ Raffle Quilt on display

Saturday, July 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Once again, the Bayberry Quilters have created a masterpiece in fabric to raffle off and help fund scholarships and toolships for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students. This year’s quilt features blocks of beautiful lighthouse scenes. Buy your raffle tickets at the library on THAT DAY ONLY, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Check out the Bayberry Quilters website at: http://www.bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com/. Be generous and be lucky!

Visiting author Diane Hester

Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm 

Come meet visiting author Diane Hester. Diane is a US citizen currently living in Australia. Her new release Run to Me has just been named as a finalist in the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense writing. The story is set in New England – Boston, New Hampshire, and northern Maine - and features Shyler O’Neil, a mother who has lost her son when another threatened boy comes into her life.

Before Diane Hester started her writing career, she was a professional violinist. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the NY Metropolitan Opera House, Eastman Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Town Hall, Adelaide Festival Theatre and accompanied artists as diverse as Isaac Stern, Itzak Perlman, Chuck Mangioni and Australia’s Little River Band.

In 1989 Diane realized her childhood dream to live in the country when she and her family moved to a small farm outside Port Lincoln, South Australia. There she switched from performing to teaching violin and explored other creative outlets including gardening, spinning, knitting and carpentry. An animal lover, she also ran a donkey sanctuary for several years and dabbled in harness driving and riding.

But since discovering writing, Diane has done little else. When she isn’t hard at work at her latest novel she’s planning her critique group’s next retreat or a workshop for her local writing club. Run To Me, her debut novel, combines a love of Hitchcock-style suspense with memories of summer vacations in New England, her favorite place on earth. Check out her website at www.dianehester.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 Author's Friday Fundraiser - Hank Phillippi Ryan

Friday, August 1 from 1 - 4 pm

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. She's won 30 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow Awards and dozens of other honors for her ground breaking journalism.

A bestselling author of six mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and most recently the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel The Other Woman. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller."

This event will be held at the Sea View Restaurant at 76 Chase Avenue in Dennisport. Refreshments and raffles are included. Tickets cost $25 each when purchase at the Dennis Public Library or by mail. Tickets purchased at the door are $30.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sublime Sunflowers Pastel Painting Workshop with Greg Maichack

Saturday, July 26 at 1:00 pm


Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack’s conducts his all-new workshop: “Sublime Sunflowers: How to Pastel Paint Like the Masters." This pastel painting workshop serves sheer beginners to advanced adult artists and is free and open to the public. Seats may fill quickly and space is limited, so come into the library or call 508-760-6219 to pre-register.
 
In this fun pastel painting workshop for adults, Mr. Maichack will provide insights into the lives of the old masters who painted the Sunflower: Vincent van Gogh, Monet, and Georgia O’Keeffe. A beautifully structured sunflower drawing of one of O’Keeffe’s sunflower paintings will be the jumping off point for participants as they are coached to create their own sunflower pastel painting. The essentials of pastel painting will be demonstrated as participants follow along. As always, the participants will keep their pastel paintings and use hundreds of Greg's professional-grade pastels, paper, and materials.
 
Maichack, pastel painting demonstrator at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, nominated twice for a Massachusetts Gold Star Program Award, will display his original pastel artwork to illustrate his talk. This program is made possible by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture Council, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Railroad and the Cape Cod Canal

Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm

This year on July 29th the Cape Cod Canal turns 100 years old. Come and learn how railroads helped make the canal possible. Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, discusses how vital railroads were to the building of the Canal. The canal’s monumental construction project took place over five years from 1909 to 1914. Along with huge steam shovels, two dozen dredgers, and hundreds of workers, two railroads were employed in its construction: the New Haven Railroad and a temporary, narrow gauge railroad built by the contractor. Despite many obstacles, such as troublesome weather and financial issues, the Cape Cod Canal finally opened on July 29, 1914, and each year thousands of people still use it to use to access the Cape.