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March Reception and Meeting Room Artist

Tuesday, March 3rd from 5-7 pm


Deirdre Leyden, an owner of Cape Cod Viking Real Estate in West Dennis, has been taking photographs for her business for many years. Her interest in photographing the beauty of the Cape has grown over the years. Although her subjects vary, she has special interest in sunrises, sunsets and water scenes. She has exhibited at the Cape Cod Media Center, and participated in the Palette to Palette Art & Wine Event in 2012 and 2013, held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Come see her beautiful work in our meeting room during the month of March!

Irish harpist Mairead Doherty

Saturday, March 8 at 12:00 pm

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with Mairead Doherty. The talented harpist and her musical guests will treat listeners to Celtic airs. The 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 sixth year performing at Dennis Public Library.


We would like to thank the Dennis Arts and Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for helping fund this very special program.


Local author Carol Smilgin



Saturday, March 1 at 11:00 am


Come and meet local author Carol Smilgin. In her novel Provenance Carol Smilgin explores the shadowy world of art theft. The international art collector, Jeffrey Lawler, is killed by a hit and run driver on his way to investigate two inherited masterpieces. Subsequently, his wife Rebbecca finds herself in danger. Will Georges Lartique, a provenance specialist from Paris, be able to solve the puzzle in time to save her?
Ms. Smilgin has been an art collector since the 1970's. She has worked in an Upper East Side Manhattan art gallery, visited printmakers in their Paris studios, shown artists' work in her Manhattan apartment, and connected artists with galleries in and outside of New York. Her writing career began in the 1990's. She has written three novels. At the moment, she is in the midst of revising the first, Love Was a Stranger. Provenance is her second and the third, Concerto, is waiting to be revised. Ms. Smilgin is the mother of two married sons. She lives on Cape cod with a Turkish Angora cat on Cape Cod where she’s an active member of the Cape Cod Writer’s Center.

Game Night

Wednesday, February 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Come try out Game Night with Matt Donle from Wicked Fun Games as your host.

Game Night is usually last Wednesday of the month, but next month's March Game Night will be held on Wednesday, March 12th. Please mark your calendars and come join the fun!

Wildlife on the Move: Coming to a Forest near You

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 pm


The Cape Cod Bridges and Canal are busy – with paw traffic, that is! First we saw Coyotes, then Fishers, a Bear and now a Bobcat. Are these new residents or returnees? In fact there are numerous species we don’t expect on Cape Cod from Otters to Weasels. We’ll check them out, on screen of course, during a virtual tour led by Ian Ives, Director of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable. You may discover some surprises in your neighborhood.

Visitor from Ireland Damien Brennan

Thursday, February 20 at 4:30 pm


The spirit of Ireland is visiting the Dennis Public Library in the form of Damien Brennan. If you have ever hankered after Ireland, thought about taking a trip there, or wanted to find your family's roots…come and hear Damien and be persuaded. 

Damien Brennan has a lifetime of experience in Irish tourism and hospitality. He left Tourism Ireland/Failte Ireland, the national tourist agencies, in the spring of 2012 after twenty years in the role of Marketing and Development Manager for eleven of the Republic’s twenty-six counties. Throughout his personal life he has nurtured a deep interest in Irish culture, history and society, having a particular interest in the places associated with Irish writers. 

He is about to take up the presidency of the International WB Yeats Society based in Sligo, Ireland, where he has his home. He will talk to Cape Cod audiences about the attractions of Ireland, the compelling reasons to take a trip there and especially why you might visit the Wild Atlantic Way…that’s to say the western seaboard of Ireland that is truly packed with beauty, history, and poetry, and remains inhabited by the most welcoming people in the world!

He will be accompanied by Chatham couple Daniel Burt and Debby Felder who run the boutique Unique Irish Tours. See www.uniqueirishtours.com for their details and www.YeatsSligoIreland.com for a short video highlighting Damien on screen!