Friday, April 22, 2016

MOVIE DAY!
Saturday, May 7th!
12:30 PM

Join us for Wookiee cookies and Yoda soda!

Star Wars : The Force Awakens is 
Rated PG-13


No registration required!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Local author Evan J. Albright

Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm

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 behind!

Organic Gardening for Everyone

Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm

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.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Local poet Ronald Harrison Fenn

Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm

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 private schools.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Coloring for the Soul Workshop

Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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: 508-760-6219.

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.

April School Vacation Activities

Become a Mad Scientist during two different programs!
Tuesday, April 19th at 1:30 p.m.
Come to “MATTER OF FACT.”  Learn how to create physical and chemical changes. Mix up a batch of Mad Science Putty to take home!

Thursday, April 21st at 1:30 p.m.
Come to “MINERAL MANIA.” Learn how to identify and classify rocks and minerals. Pan for minerals and take them home!

       Both programs are perfect for kids in grades K through 6.
     Space is limited, so please call to pre-register: 508-760-6219

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The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Friday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
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.   
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 Don't forget our weekly Story and Craft Time 
on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March Art display - DY High School and Youth Art Month

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 & Quilling Art Display

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.