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Author's Friday - Andrew Krivak

Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Andrew Krivak's The Sojourn is a masterful World War I novel inspired by his own family's capture and trek across the frozen Alps.

A former Jesuit, his first published book The Long Retreat chronicled eight years as a Jesuit before leaving to teach at Harvard, marry and become a full-time author. Registration is recommended for this highly popular event. Please call the Library at 508-760-6219.

Mountain Climber Craig John

Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Ready for adventure? Experienced mountain climber Craig John takes our audience across the world - without ever leaving Dennisport. As part of Dennis Public Library's "Novel Destinations" (travel) series, his inspiring story focuses on adventure and exploration, as well as personal determination and courage. He introduces exotic cultures and presents a multi-media show that features video footage from his climb of the North Ridge of Mount Everest. Come and experience the excitement of battling nature and the elements to test personal strength and spirit.

Craig John has been a professional mountain guide since 1987. He is a member of the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Alpine Club.

Learn to Grow Roses

Saturday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Have you heard that roses are fussy and hard to grow? Rose specialist Michael Sarowsky, from the Master Gardener's Program of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension of Barnstable County, separates fact from fiction. He'll provide the best tips for growing Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Shrub, Climbing, and Rambling roses in our Cape Cod environment. Take advantage of his expertise to get these fragrant beauties flourishing!

Learn How to Write a Children's Book

Friday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Writer and illustrator Martha Lang will read from her books including her children's books Quack, Snuggle, Humpty, and Fluffy. Martha will discuss how to write and illustrate a book starting with a story idea through to the published manuscript.

In the last few years Martha has published six picture books, children's chapter books, a poetry book, and a cookbook. She is eager to share her books and teach others about how much fun it is to write and illustrate books.

Martha spends her summers in Dennis Village. In the winter she teaches at the University of Vermont.

1st Wednesday Classic Film


Wednesday June 1st at 2:00 pm

In this tense 1958 courtroom drama, a dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it had seemed. Sidney Lumet’s directorial debut stars Henry Fonda, with fabulous performances by one of the best ensemble casts in history.

Lisa Genova Fundraising Event


Lisa Genova Program Moved from the DPL to the Sea View
    
In case you missed the news, the Author's Friday Series will be making a one-time move on July 29 from the cozy confines of the Dennis Public Library to a colorful tent and lounge on the grounds of The Sea View at 76 Chase Ave. at the Dennis Port shore.  The occasion will be an Author's Friday Special, featuring appetizers, drawings, a cash bar, pastries, book signing and our regularly scheduled guest...the best selling author Lisa Genova and her latest novel "Left Neglected".  We have also moved the time to 4:00 to 6:00 to accommodate those people who might not be able to come earlier in the day. 
  
First Fundraiser in Years
  
This will be the Friends' first fundraiser in years and we're hoping it will help us to continue funding  the extra book and equipment purchases, the parks and museum passes, the children's programs, and many talks and lectures such the Author's Friday Series that make the Library a wonderful place to visit.
  
To Order Tickets
  
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25  at the door.  They may be purchased at the Library or by sending a check made out to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library Special, P. O. Box 25, South Dennis, MA. 02660. For more information, you can call the Dennis Public Library at 508-760-6219. Two things you should note: seating will be limited and, the last time the very popular Lisa Genova was with us we had to turn away far too many people.  So please get your tickets early.
  
This should be a pleasant way to spend a summer's evening, to hear Lisa Genova, and at the same time help the Friends continue to support the Library.  Please plan on joining us.
The Friends of the Dennis Public Library
   
July 29,2011
4-6 PM

Author's Friday - William Martin

Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm

William Martin has been called "one of the best historical fiction writers in America." He is heralded for impeccable research and masterful storytelling. His latest work City of Dreams is a fascinating romp through the streets and financial history of New York City. Other popular titles include Annapolis, The Rising of the Moon, Cape Cod, Harvard Yard, and The Lost Constitution. Registration is strongly encouraged; please call the library at 508-760-6219.

Local Author Carol McCleary

Friday, May 20 at 11:00 am

Meet local author Carol McCleary. Her second novel continues the fictional story of real-life Nellie Bly, America's first female investigative reporter. She returns to dazzling critical acclaim; The Illusion of Murder has received starred reviews from Library Journal and The Romantic Times, and it has just been awarded The Romantic Times Seal of Excellence. Come and see what the buzz is all about.