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Julie and Denya's Songs of the Sea

Saturday, March 16 at 1:30 pm

Are you a Cape dweller who has fallen in love with the sea? Come celebrate! Rescheduled after last month's snowstorm, Denya LeVine and Julie Charland will perform 18th to 20th century folk songs and sea shanties, (work songs used on square-rigged ships in the Age of Sail; the rhymes coordinated the efforts of many sailors hauling lines.) Playing the guitar, fiddle, and ukulele, the ladies will treat our audience to toe-tapping and energetic songs like "Cape Cod Shanty," "Drunken Sailor," "Mary Ann," "By the Sea," "Crawdad," "Down by the Bay," "Swimming Song," and "Sloop John B." The show is free, but the performers will welcome any donations.

Irish harpist, Mairead Doherty

Saturday, March 9 at 12:00 pm 

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish harpist Mairead Doherty. The talented musician will treat listeners to Celtic airs that evoke the haunting romance of the Emerald Isle.

For this year’s performance her special guests are William Miner of Brewster, who plays flute, and Sally McKnight of Weston, MA, who plays the hammer dulcimer. A singer will also join the trio on that day. The group’s stirring renditions of traditional music and the delightful background stories relayed by Ms. Doherty are sure to entertain an audience of all ages.  

Registration for the highly popular event is strongly encouraged; please call the library at: 508-760-6219. We would like to thank the Dennis Arts and Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for helping fund this program.

Birds A-Z: A Birding Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 16, March 2, and 16 at 11:00 am

Shy about shorebirds? Intimidated by 20 lb. bird books? Ian Ives, Director of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, will lead four one-hour workshops on bird watching. Whether you're a beginner or just brushing up on your skills, you'll appreciate his expertise. He'll cover the identification and classification of North American birds and introduce a bit of anatomy, biology, behavior, and conservation. Free and open to all. No registration required.

Celebrate Black History Month with "For Love of Liberty" documentary

Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 pm, Part 1 and Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 pm, Part 2

This film is an unprecedented documentation of the African-American experience in the US military. It uses letter, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical texts, and military records to acknowledge the tremendous, unheralded accomplishments of African-American Servicemen and women - from the earliest days of the Republic through our present conflict in Afghanistan. The documentary asks why these heroic men and women fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves did not enjoy.

Soccer, Sergeants, and Suspense Book Club

Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm

Our first meeting night was very cold and forbidding, but the new group is off to a good start! Come and join us as we explore some non-fiction books for future meetings. Lew Taylor, owner of the "Cannot Live without Books" bookstore in West Dennis, MA, will facilitate. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Game Night

Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00 pm

For everyone who came to our first Game Night, thank you! Come and enjoy some more. Matt Donle from Wicked Fun Games is hosting. Bring friends and family for an intriguing good time.

Billy Best and Linda Conti, authors of The Billy Best Story: Beating Cancer with Alternative Medicine

Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 am

Do you remember Billy Best? In 1994 at the age of 16, Billy Best captured the nation's heart when he left home in Norwell, Massachusetts, running away to escape chemotherapy. Suddenly his young photo appeared on the front pages from coast to coast as his parents and the police mounted a nationwide search for him.

His story became everyone's passion as the television networks snapped up the story for Dateline, 20/20, A Current Affair, and more. Thanks to an outpouring of support from the public, Billy began a journey of discovery to find an alternative treatment for his cancer. Eighteen years later and still cancer free, Billy Best has teamed up with Linda Conti of Sandcastle Memoirs in South Yarmouth to share his remarkable, triumphant story. Come meet Billy and Linda. Books will be available for sale and signing.

February's Meeting Room Artist - Ginny Wilson


Ginny Wilson lives in Brewster, and has focused on watercolors since the 1990's. Her focus is on the use of color, and she is particularly inspired by water. She has exhibited at many galleries on the South Shore, and is a gallery artist at the Cape Cod Art Association. 

Come see her beautiful work in our meeting room!

Blind Date with a Book


Come on in and pick up a blind date for "love month" - you never know what you'll end up with! Could it be true love?