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Life on a Beach

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Spending a day at the beach? After you have fun in the sun, bring your favorite local shell finds to Dennis Public Library. Melissa Lowe Cestaro, environmental educator from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will help you identify your shells and talk about sea life on Cape Cod beaches. No living creatures, please! They like staying on the beach best.

Trunk Show and Needle Felted Art Workshop

Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm

Dennis Public Library welcomes Lyn Slade, one of the Northeast’s premier needle felting artist-authors. She will conduct a trunk show and workshop. Space is limited, so please call the library to register in advance: 508-760-6219. Registration closes on Saturday, July 11th so that the artist can prepare materials kits for each attendee. There is a $12/person materials fee.

During the trunk show, Lyn will present her needle felted artwork and explain how she got started with this medium and the journey she has taken, from pattern designer to author to using her art in a healing journey.

Our audience will have a chance to create needle felted artwork during the workshop. Needle felting requires the use of a very sharp barbed needle; therefore it is designed for teens and adults. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting while creating a 5” x 7” landscape. Each person should have the piece completed by the end of the workshop, and it will be suitable for framing or gifting. The $12 materials fee will cover everything needed for the workshop and everyone will go home with the foam work surface and the specialized needle to continue on an individual journey into needle felting.

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm

Did you ever wonder which wild plants are safe to eat and drink? Naturalist John Root will reveal the most common and appealing species. Discover their characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods of preparation, and nutritional and medicinal values. Audience members receive an illustrated pamphlet with plant descriptions, guidelines for responsible and safe foraging, and a bibliography for further study. Free and open to all. 

Holiday Hours for Independence Day

The library will be CLOSED on both

Friday, July 3rd 
and
Saturday, July 4th

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 7th

CLAMS survey

Do you use the CLAMS Online Library catalog? If so, we want to hear from you. Take our online survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/patronopac2015

Please complete by Friday, July 31, 2015. Thank you!

The Grande Dames of the Dunes presented by the Dune Tramp

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

“The Grande Dames of the Dunes” is a lively narrative and extensive slideshow presented by the Dune Tramp. The presentation features a unique matriarchal society that goes back decades among the dune shacks of the outer Cape. A variety of strong, courageous “Grande Dames of the Dunes” are discussed, along with a brief history of their shacks… and an anecdote or two. It’s an entertaining, informative, and free presentation for all ages. 

The Dune Tramp, an engaging writer and photographer, discovered these fascinating females during research for his previous lectures on the beauty and mystery of the shacks.

June Artists - Visual Artists Cooperative

Formed in 1989, the Visual Artists Cooperative is a group of local artists whose diverse works encompass abstracts, oils, watercolors, acrylics, printmaking, and photography as they relate to a myriad of subjects.

As part of the Cooperative, the following artists will be on display in our Meeting Room throughout the month of June during most of the library's open hours: Florence Adams, Bethia Brehmer, Georgia Coxe, Rita Doddridge, Christine Fitzsimmons, Pat Fryklund, Maura Ghedini,  Ruth Hauzinger, Heather MacKenzie, Marie Morongell, Norma Mutch, Blossom Newman, Melora North, Andrea Petitto, Rowland Scherman, and Betty Twiss. Come and enjoy the show!