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Shellfish 101

Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 pm

Want to take those delicious sea creatures from their watery homes to create a tasty meal for your table? Shellfish Constable Alan Marcy, the "go to" person for local shellfishing, will teach our audience the basics. He will explain the different types of shellfish found in the area and identify the areas where shellfish can be harvested. Don't leave the Cape without this great lesson from an expert!

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green" Series.

Bats: Those Fantastic, Furry, Flexible Fliers

Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm

Irwin Schorr, an experienced naturalist and raconteur, introduces our audience to bats. With a touch of humor, he explores the myths of vampire bats and common phrases like blind as a bat. He'll review local bats as well as examples from all over the world. The audience will leave with an understanding of the importance and fragility of these creatures, which are the only true flying mammals.

Irwin Schorr is a self-taught, versatile naturalist whose career in the pharmaceutical industry led him to the study of the chemical, medicinal, and industrial uses of plants and their vital interactions with animals and humans.

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green" Series.

Monthly Recurring Events

 

First Wednesday Classic Movie

Wednesday, October 6 at 2:00 pm

A Streetcar Named Desire stars Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando. Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, the story follows the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law. The 1951 film won best acting Oscars for Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden.

Dennis Public Library features classic movies on the first Wednesday of every month.


 

DPL Book Club

Wednesday, October 20 at 2:00 pm

Like to read? Like to talk about what you read? Come and join the fun as the DPL Book Club discusses The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf.
The DPL Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month.


Come see art!

This month's featured artist is Ursula Coute. She is displaying her artwork in our Meeting Room.

Come in and enjoy the show! The artwork is for sale, and you'll find prices accompanying each piece.

Support the arts and the artist!

1st Wednesday Classic Film Series


Wednesday, August 4th at 11:00 am

This month, we present 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge. Bette Davis won best actress Oscar for this film.

Author's Friday - Hobson Woodward


Friday, July 30th at 2:00 pm

Newcomer Hobson Woodward's A Brave Vessel uncovers a 400-year mystery that links America's fledgeling Jamestown colony, the island of Bermuda, and Shakespeare's masterpiece The Tempest.

A Brave Vessel is a gripping tale of shipwreck and survival that changed the fate of the colonies and enriched our literacy legacy.

Author Hobson Woodward is associate editor of The Adams Papers, and comes to us from the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.

Wildlife and the Homeowner

Saturday, July 31 at 11:00 am

Love nature's creatures, but not sure what to do when they get too close for comfort? Tanya Daigneault, Natural Resource Officer for the Town of Dennis, will talk to our audience about how to deal with animals in yards, chimneys, sheds, and gutters. She will address any concerns raised by audience members and advise on simple solutions. There's no need to fear! There are ways to handle these issues that benefit both the wildlife and the homeowner.

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green" Series.

DVD Player available for check out

Want to watch your favorite movie, but don't own a DVD player? Our new DVD player is available for check out with a $20 cash deposit.

Check out period is 7 days. If returned late, fee of $1 per day added. Deposit will be refunded upon return of DVD player.

New local author Tracey Selanis Nowers

Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 am

Meet debut author Tracey Selanis Nowers. Recently featured in the Cape Cod Times' Cape Cod Book Scene, her book There's More to Me than You explores the not-so-perfect side of adoption. The story centers on daughter, Catherine, and biological mother, Sharon. When the two women meet later in life, they discover that blood ties can't erase indiscretions and painful memories. One will accept and forgive; the other will choose a life filled with denial, turmoil, and regret.

Mrs. Nowers tells a powerful and compassionate story with heartbreaking astuteness and richly textured characters. She is a certified veterinary tecnician and writer, who manages an animal hospital and is currently writing her next book. The author lives with her family in Massachusetts