Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little Cape Cod-flavored
history of Mexico. Award-winning local author Evan J. Albright talks about his latest release The Man Who Owned a Wonder of the World: The Gringo’s History of
Mexico’s Chichén Itzá.
Today the ancient Maya city of Chichén Itzá in
Yucatán, Mexico, is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. This
amazing ruin, famous for its giant pyramid, possesses a little known secret—it
was owned by a Cape Cod man from West Falmouth, Edward Herbert Thompson.
In this incredible
true story, Albright traveled to Mexico to discover how Thompson could come to
possess one of the greatest archaeological jewels of Mexico. Over the course of
ten years, Albright traced Thompson’s explorations across the Yucatán Peninsula,
only to stumble upon the archaeologist’s biggest secret —the son he left
Learn how to grow fresh and flavorful vegetables, fruits,
herbs, and flowers. Our special guest John
Root provides practical advice and
inspiration to gardeners of all ages and physical conditions. Explore a range
of topics, including composting and mulching to promote a healthy soil, using
space efficiently, growing plants from seed, succession planting, inviting
beneficial wildlife, controlling weeds and pests naturally, and preserving
home-grown produce. Questions are welcome. Participants will take home a
handout with recommended books and websites.
Ronald Harrison Fenn presents “Select Seasonal Poems of
Robert Frost and of the Poet from New England to the American Southwest” as
part of National Poetry Month. Mr. Fenn has been the author of fifteen volumes
of journal, five collections of ongoing poetry, one short story, numerous
essays, book reviews, letters, and public lectures for the past fifty years. In
2014 one of his poems was published in a Dennis Conservation Trust newsletter.
A Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn is semi-retired, devoting most
of his time to writing poems, his journals, correspondence, traveling, and
working on a thirty-five year research project focused on uncovering the
historical roots, tenets, and experience of unique American character that
defines us as a nation. He has been a guest lecturer at various public schools,
colleges, and post-graduate institutes of higher learning and civic
organizations with topics ranging from poetry and early American history to
critical thinking skills. He recently completed a series of poetic reflections
of select Robert Frost poems of the seasons. He teaches mathematics as an
adjunct faculty member at Cape Cod Community College and is widely known for
his StartSmart and SatSmart tutorial programs that have
resulted in outstanding achievements for students from Cape Cod’s public and
Need some relaxation in your life? Try coloring. Bring
your coloring books and tools (pencils, crayons, markers, whatever…) Avis Kaeselau, who has taught at the Creative
Arts Center in Chatham, MA, will lead the group. She will discuss and display shading,
highlighting, and embellishing and introduce ideas on how to use your work.
Bring a bag lunch. Space is limited. Please call the library to pre-register:
If needed, “kits” (a
coloring book and pencils) are available upon request for a $10 materials
fee. Please let the library staff know
that you would like a kit when you call to register. You will receive your kit
on the day of the event.
Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang for this heartwarming feature film.While Charlie Brown tries to win the heart of The Little Red Haired Girl, Snoopy writes a book about his archenemy the Red Baron.
This month's featured artists, in our library meeting room, are the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School's Visual Arts Department.
The library is proud to display the work of these talented students for the month of March. The Visual Arts Department is celebrating Youth Art Month by exploring why learning in the visual arts is essential to education in the 21st century.
Please feel free to stop by our meeting room gallery during library hours, and visit their website to view more astounding work by our high school students.
Mary Jane Xenakis was born and raised in New York City. Always interested in art, she began drawing and painting at an early age. On her way home from an art class in High School, she sold her first piece: a collage. Mary Jane went on to study art in college, but unable to get into the advanced classes due to overcrowding, she switched to education classes for Special Education.
Retiring in November 2009, Mary Jane moved to Cape Cod. After settling in, she started taking classes at the Cape Cod Cultural Center with Suzanne Packer in February 2010. Mary Jane has continued taking classes with Suzanne and with other instructors at both the Cultural Center and the Cape Cod Art Association. She joined the Yarmouth Art Guild in 2010, and as an active member, she was invited to join the Board of Directors and elected President of the Yarmouth Art Guild October 2012.
Other artistic endeavors include teaching classes in the art of Quilling at the Cultural Center and at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Quilling is also known as paper filigree and has been an art form since the creation of the first paper mill in 1320. Besides Quilling, Mary Jane also enjoys working with acrylics and watercolors, mono prints, white line woodcuts, collage, and photography. Mary Jane has run art activities for special needs groups at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the Kennedy Donovan Center, and assisted in teaching Chinese Brush Painting to local youngsters at the Artists' Paintbox Gallery.
Mary Jane continues to exhibit her work at both the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Artists' Paintbox Gallery where she has sold original paintings as well as quilled cards and prints. Her work has also shown at the Miller-White Gallery in Dennis.
Come check out her beautiful quilled art in our display case the month of March. Also, don't forget to visit her website MJX Artworks for more information.