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October's Meeting Room Artists

This month, we have something extra-special: for the first time, students from D.Y. Regional High School will be showing their work at the library!

From October 3rd through October 30th, 8-12th grade students will be exhibiting a range of early semester work from a variety of 2D classes offered, in beginning Visual Arts, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Printmaking. Come see their work in our brightly lit meeting room!

"Mass Murder"


Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 pm

As Halloween draws near, come to Dennis Public Library for “Mass Murder,” a chronicle of Massachusetts’ most infamous murder cases. Led by Christopher Daley, this entertaining presentation will look at some of Massachusetts’ most infamous murder cases, both solved and unsolved. Get ready for a little mystery, a little suspense, and a little gore. Along with historic photographs and art culled from archives, microfilm, and literary sources, Christopher shows his photographs of the murder sites and historical locations to give the audience a sense of the modern day context of the crimes. A creepy good time awaits.

Native Peoples of Truro: Making Sense of that World

Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 am  

Help us celebrate Massachusetts Archaeology Month! 
Our very special guest is Dr. Robin Robertson from the Truro Historical Society. Recent analyses of the archaeological collections given to the Truro Historical Society over the past forty years indicate that while the Native peoples on the Lower Cape lived lives very similar to Native peoples on the Upper Cape and throughout coastal Massachusetts, they exploited the natural resources and environment of the narrow land mass in distinctive ways. Dr. Robertson will take the audience through the archaeological data and explain how to interpret it to better understand the original inhabitants of this part of Cape Cod. She will also show artifacts to help bring these ancient people to life. Come and enjoy this unique glimpse of the Cape’s past.

 



Author's Friday - Linda Barnes

Friday, September 28 at 2:00 pm

Linda Barnes has written 16 mystery novels, 12 featuring her 6'1" redheaded Boston private eye Carlotta Carlyle, and four featuring actor/detective Michael Spraggue, an amateur sleuth. In addition to best selling mysteries, she has also written award- winning plays and short stories.

Barnes's celebrated Carlotta Carlyle first appeared in 1985 with the award-winning short story “Lucky Penny.” Since then, Barnes has written ten Carlotta Carlyle mystery novels: A Trouble of Fools (1987), The Snake Tattoo (1989), the Boston Globe bestsellers Coyote (1991) and Steel Guitar (1993), Snapshot (1994), Hardware (1995) and Cold Case (1997), which also appeared on The Boston Globe bestseller list. Flashpoint came out in 1999. The Big Dig was published in 2002, followed by Deep Pockets in 2004, Heart of the World (2006), and Lie Down with the Devil (2008).

Among her many honors, Barnes won the Anthony Award and nominations for both the Shamus Award and the American Mystery Award for Best Short Story for "Lucky Penny" in 1985. In 1987 she received the American Mystery Award for Best Private Eye Novel and nominations for the Edgar, "Anthony, and Shamus awards for A Trouble of Fools. The Snake Tattoo was named one of the outstanding books of 1990 by The London Times.

Please call the library to register.


Homeopathy in your Medicine Chest

Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 am

Learn more about homeopathy as we head into the cold and flu season. Laurie Wheeler, DiHom, CHC, homeopathic practitioner, explains that homeopathy is a wonderful system of medicine for people of all ages. It can be a great help for those suffering from minor colds and flus, helping lessen the need for over the counter medications. Also, many people are seeking more natural ways to treat themselves and their children when they fall ill. With autumn’s cooler weather on the way there are a handful of homeopathic remedies you may want to place in your medicine cabinet. Please join Laurie Wheeler for a look at using homeopathic medicines safely and effectively at home for you and your family members.

September Meeting Room Artist, Jean Smith

This month's artist graduated from Massachusetts College of Art, and majored in painting and printmaking. Her influences include Marsden Hartley, Van Gogh and Vermeer, and she is especially interested in the use of light through color. She currently works with oil paints. Come see her work in our meeting room!