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Magnificent Ospreys

Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 pm

Are warmer temperatures luring you out into nature? Come learn about magnificent ospreys that nest on Cape Cod. Ian Ives, Director of Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, gives our audience an inside look into the life of ospreys. These birds of prey, also known as fish hawks, are living upon their platforms along Cape Cod marshes and waterways. Through a colorful slide presentation, discover the osprey’s amazing abilities and life history, how the species has recovered from the DDT (insecticide) years, and how Mass Audubon is monitoring their nests in hopes of attracting more ospreys to the region.

A Chat with Burt & Phyllis

Saturday, March 24th at 12:30 pm

Join Burt Derick and Phyllis Horton, historians from the Dennis Historical Society. The tantalizing twosome offer comical and savvy insight into some of Dennis’ most memorable characters over the years, especially people from the 20th century. Their reminiscences are sure to entertain both long-time residents and newcomers alike. Don’t miss this “sneak peak” of the town’s most intriguing residents.

Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty

Saturday, March 10th at 12:00 pm

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Mairead Doherty will treat listeners to Celtic airs that evoke the haunting romance of the Emerald Isle.

For this year’s performance her special guests are Bill Miner, who plays flute, and Sarah Ford Marchio, who plays the Scottish small pipes. The trio’s stirring renditions of traditional music and the delightful background stories relayed by Ms. Doherty are sure to entertain an audience of all ages.

Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, Mairead Doherty studied harp under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has performed throughout Europe and North America. This year marks Ms. Doherty’s fourth year performing at Dennis Public Library.

Registration for this highly popular event is strongly encouraged; please call the library at: 508-760-6219.





First Wednesday Classic Film Series

Wednesday, March 7th at 2:00 pm
Norma, a forgotten silent star, lives in exile in her grotesque mansion, screening her old films, dreaming of a comeback. A down-on-his-look screenwriter is persuaded to move in and help her, causing many complications.

With a mesmerizing performance by Gloria Swanson, this 1950 film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and coined the expression, “"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up".