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NEW! Downton Abbey Fan Club

Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 pm

Do you "heart" Downton Abbey, the PBS television series? We had a great turnout last month for our first meeting. Join these other enthusiastic viewers! Our agenda includes trivia games, discussion about the new season, and determination of a date for our March meeting. Members of the new club can help decide its content and direction. Period costumes are encouraged, but dressing up is not a requirement. Just come and enjoy the fun.

Irish Movie - The Seventh Stream

Friday, February 14 at 3:00 pm

Some in the village claim she's an enchantress, one of they mythical seal people who's become trapped in human form. For Owen Quinn (Scott Glenn, The Right Stuff, Courage Under Fire) and the other fishermen in their wind-swept Irish coastal village, times are hard. Not only is there a fishing drought, but the solitary Quinn grows more remote to his friends and neighbors by the day. Widowed for five years and still mourning his late wife, Quinn sees only a grim future - until a beautiful and mysterious woman he calls Mairead (Saffron Burrows, Circle of Friends, Deep Blue Sea) arrives and something magical changes his life. While most remain suspicious of the stranger and distant, Mrs. Gourdon (Fiona Shaw, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), a widow whose unrequited love for Quinn initially makes her jealous, befriends Mairead and finds her life miraculously changed. Quinn experiences change, too - finally opening up to find love and happiness in life again. However, the oceans have their own secrets. Quinn is left facing a difficult decision - one that will risk everything he holds dear, and one that will determine whether or not there is magic in believing. (www.amazon.com)

Local author Paul Kemprecos

Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 am


The Dennis Public Library is very pleased to welcome Dennisport author and Friend of the Dennis Public Library Paul Kemprecos. The author’s latest mystery novel Grey Lady was released last November. The story takes place mostly on Nantucket and continues the adventures of Aristotle "Soc" Socarides, a Cape Cod-based private detective. “Soc” has legions of fans who requested the return of their favorite protagonist. Kemprecos happily obliged. He partnered with Suspense Publishing to bring out the Soc series in digital and print formats.

Paul Kemprecos’ first book in the “Soc” series, Cool Blue Tomb, received the Shamus award for best original paperback from the Private Eye Writers of America. He also collaborated with Clive Cussler, the "master of adventure," in creating and writing eight novels in the best-selling NUMA Files series. When that collaboration ended, Kemprecos wrote an adventure novel on his own, The Emerald Scepter, whose protagonist Matt Hawkins is a former Navy SEAL living in Woods Hole. He is at work on a sequel to the first Hawkins book.

Kemprecos is a board member and former president of the Friends of the Dennis Public Library. His wife Christi was on the architectural committee that designed the library.

Author's Friday series - back in April with a new face!

When Bob Lynch, the amazing orchestrator of Author's Friday, retired last year, we wondered how the series could carry on without him. Hearing about our need for a new organizer, Lew Taylor stepped forward to help. Lew, former director of the West Dennis Library, owner of "I Cannot Live Without Books" bookstore, and new friend of the Dennis Public Library, is a real go-getter who possesses a love of books that makes him a great fit for the position. Thanks to his efforts, the 2014 Author's Friday schedule is well on its way to completion with writers such as Peter Pezzelli, John DiNatale, and Archer Mayor.

We are all very excited. And Bob Lynch says he'll still be around to say hello and enjoy the series, relishing his new role as laid back spectator. Welcome, Lew! We're thrilled to have you! Everyone stay tuned for news concerning the upcoming schedule and the first event in April.

Storm's a Comin'

Please check our website http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org for news of possible closings due to weather.

Thank you and stay safe.

Not Your Average Duck

Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 pm

The odd word "duck" just doesn't convey the variety and beauty of the birds that visit our ponds and bays in winter. We will scan the waters on a virtual tour for eiders, grebes, mergansers, widgeons and others who find our chilly climate quite comfortable. This time of year they are enjoying their summer vacation! Join Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Director Ian Ives, but sorry - no live ducks!

January's Meeting Room Artists-D-Y High School


This month, we have something extra-special: the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School entrants in this year’s annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art competition will be showing their work at the library!

Through January 30th, students will be exhibiting a variety of two-dimensional work from drawing, painting, printmaking and photography classes. Come see their work in our brightly lit meeting room!

Irish Movie - Shergar CANCELLED

Friday, February 7 at 3:00 pm - CANCELLED due to illness of group leader

Based on a true story of Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbred and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time who was kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life and his own before it's too late? An Epic tale set against the stunning Irish landscape. (www.amazon.com)

Irish Movie - Shergar

Friday, February 7 at 3:00 pm

Based on a true story of Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbred and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time who was kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life and his own before it's too late? An Epic tale set against the stunning Irish landscape. (www.amazon.com)

CLAMS Catalog and Overdrive down on Monday, January 20th


Monday, January 20 - NO CLAMS CATALOG OR OVERDRIVE

Due to a CLAMS upgrade of its cataloging system, the catalog and Overdrive will not be available on Monday, January 20th. Normal functioning will resume on Tuesday, January 21st.


Storm's a Comin' (again)! CLOSING AT 5:00

Tuesday, January 21st - CLOSING at 5:00 today


Please check our website http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org for news of possible closing tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22nd.

Thank you and stay safe.

Downton Abbey Fan Club

Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm

Love the drama? Love the divas? Love the dresses? Fans one and all are welcome to join our new fan club inspired by the PBS series. Come and talk about the new season, series trivia, and decide on a good day to meet each month. Period costumes encouraged, but optional.

Game Night

Wednesday, January 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Now that the new year is here, why not try your hand at some new board games? Matt Donle from Wicked Fun Games hosts Game Night. Bring your friends and family! Matt's games are great for all ages.

Irish Movie - Bloody Sunday

Friday, January 17 at 3:00 pm

Bloody Sunday posits an immediate, you-are-there re-creation of Ireland's most controversial contemporary tragedy. From dusk to dawn, the events of January 30, 1972, are presented in convincing verité fashion; by employing rapid fade-to-black transitions, director Paul Greengrass approaches two perspectives with equal anticipation of potential disaster, based on facts as reported in Don Mullan's politically influential book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday. Ivan Cooper (James Nesbitt) is, ironically, a Protestant Member of Parliament, leading a peaceful but tensely expectant civil rights march through the Catholic "bogside" of the city of Derry, in protest of the British practice of internment without trial. He watches in horror as his throng of unarmed protesters splinters against British paramilitaries who impulsively open fire. No question where Greengrass's sympathies lie (heard but not seen, the first shots are British), but despite charges of inaccuracy and bias, Bloody Sunday will likely stand as the definitive cinematic representation of that horrible day when deadly confusion reigned supreme. (U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" plays over the closing credits; any other choice would have been blasphemous.) --Jeff Shannon/Amazon.com

Irish Movie - Bloom

Friday, January 24 at 3:00 pm

One of 20th-century literature's most acclaimed and daunting works--James Joyce's "Ulysses"--is brought to the screen by first-time director Sean Walsh. Stephen Rea is Dublin resident Leopold Bloom, for whom the 16th of June, 1904 becomes a modern-day odyssey as he wanders the city streets, befriends would-be poet Stephen Dedalus (Hugh O'Conor), and deals with wife Molly's (Angeline Ball) adultery. Amazon.com