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New Year's 2015 Holiday Hours


The library will be CLOSED on:

Wednesday, December 31st after 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 1st all day 

Regular hours will resume on Friday, January 2nd.

January artist - Stephanie Williams


Throughout the month of January, the works of North Shore encaustic artist Stéphanie Williams will be available to see in the Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room during most of the library’s open hours. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves heated beeswax. The artist will offer a talk with a hands-on activity on Saturday, January 3rd from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Please call the library to register, as space is limited: 508-760-6219.

As an artist, Stéphanie Williams wants to share her language, not her eroding French or her syntax-challenged English, but her transcription of the effect of nature, people, creatures, environments, and energies on her. Her process is mainly experiential. She sketches copiously; she immerses herself in her surroundings; and she welcomes incidents that frustrate, twist, drain, and, most likely, rejuvenate during the making of each piece. She has kept bees for over 14 years. Beeswax with its unique smell, feel, and translucent quality has made its way into her work.

Born and raised in Normandy, France, Stéphanie has lived and worked in nine cities and three countries. Today, she is a designer, teacher, beekeeper, mother and artist, happily calling the North Shore of Boston her home. On her travels, she always packs a sketchbook. These humble journals hold some of her fondest memories. Her works derive from such sketches and lucky encounters. She does business as PIWIT STUDIO. Check out her website at www.piwitstudio.com

Tots for Toys

Dennis Public Library is a drop off spot for Toys for Tots. Please bring in a new and unwrapped toy and help make a child's Christmas extra special.

Toys will be collected by the organization through mid-December. The drop-off box is located in front of the Circulation Desk.

Christmas Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED on:

Wednesday, December 24th after 12:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, December 25th all day 

 Regular hours will resume on Friday, December 26th.



December Artists - Stephanie and Bob Walenski

Throughout the month of December, enjoy the works of local artists Stephanie and Bob Walenski.

Stephanie’s journey into the art world began in the late ‘80s learning to make quilts, all by hand. Later she graduated to machine stitching quilts, and then on to wall quilts. The wall quilts, and the teachers who helped her, were really the beginning of her original art: composition, line and shape, and color. As soon as she saw the white line prints by Blanche Lazzell, she loved them and looked for a way to learn how to achieve a print of her own design. After white line prints she branched out into mono prints, and then took several printmaking classes at Cape Cod Community College. Printmaking led to Book Arts and Papermaking. Today she is still making quilts, both for the bed and wall, cutting white line wood block prints, cutting linoleum blocks and printing them, and creating books and the art to be included and dreaming of ways to combine it all.

Bob’s current artistic work is headed in the direction of abstract acrylic paintings. He says, “As photography is light, then painting is shape, color, and texture. Good abstraction is organized chaos. It is that contradiction that adds tension and energy to a piece. The layers create depth perception and space within a flat surface. Each pattern has its own mood that emerges from all of these variables and is instantly recognizable. This apparent randomness is in complete harmony to all forms, to the infinity of space within all things. The subject of the art work does not have to be a specific object or image to speak to us.”  After living on the Cape for 40 years, this retired teacher now has time to appreciate the place where he lives and its wonderful art community.

The show ends Tuesday, December 30th. Paintings are available to see during most of the library’s open hours. Call for more information: 508-760-6219.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The ho- ho- holidays are here! Take a break from your busy schedule and come in for sweet treats and hot drinks.

Our best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy holiday season!