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Visit "Little Libraries by the Sea"

Going to the beach this 4th of July weekend?

Did you forget your beach read? The Dennis Library System is coming to you! All five Dennis libraries are pleased to bring you "Little Libraries by the Sea" at Corporation and West Dennis Beaches. Look for these cabinets at the food buildings. Books are free to take and pass along to a friend.
Children's Summer Reading Kickoff Event!

Summer Reading Kickoff
Comedy Magic with Ed Popielarczyk
Thursday, June 23rd 11am-12pm
All ages welcome - no registration required
Come early for balloon sculpting

Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon twister, and entertainer. He captivates audiences and brings laughter to children and adults. Ed's philosophy on performing magic is to entertain first and to amaze second. As long as everyone is laughing and having a great time he has met his goal and yours!


The Nature of Mass Audubon’s Mid and Upper Cape Sanctuaries

Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm

Come join Ian Ives, Director of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as he describes the beauty and value of some of the Cape’s richest habitats. Mass Audubon’s sanctuaries on the mid- and upper-Cape encompass a variety of critical habitats, including barrier beaches, coastal plain ponds, salt marshes, cedar swamps, and vernal pools. Explore what makes these habitats so special and learn about some of the rare plant and animal species that live within them. As you develop a deep appreciation of these surroundings, plan a visit and discover how you can become more involved in the conservation of these habitats through Mass Audubon. 

The Friends of Dennis Public Library Present...

Author's Friday Special: Sy Montgomery                         Friday, July 29 from 1:00 - 4:00

Sy Montgomery is an author and adventurer, whom the Boston Globe calls, “Part Indiana Jones and part Emily Dickinson.” To research her books, films, and articles, she has been chased by a silverback gorilla, embraced by a Giant Pacific Octopus, and undressed by an orangutan. But she is perhaps best known for her 14-year love affair with Christopher Hogwood, a runt piglet who grew into a 750-pound great Buddha master. 
Autographed books, special drawings, door prizes, delicious appetizers, and a cash bar available. Tickets are now on sale at Dennis Public Library for $25, ($30 at door.) Tickets may also be purchased by mail: Friends of the Dennis Public Library, PO Box 25, S. Dennis, MA 02660. 

Coloring for the Soul - Adult Coloring at the Next Level

Thursday, July 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Come explore your creative side! Avis Kaeselau, who has taught at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, will inspire the group to go on to the next levels of adult coloring with highlighting, embellishing, pointillism, and various other textures. Participants will also make practical and fanciful things with left over uncolored pages.
Bring pencils, markers, glitter, etc., along with double-faced or regular scotch tape, scissors, and all your coloring books - and some munchies - and have some fun! Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register, as space is limited. Kits are available, if needed, for a $10 materials fee.

Pastel Painting Workshop - a few spaces left!

Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

There are still a few spaces left for tomorrow's workshop "Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes" with Greg Maichack. Call the library today at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space, and bring a $15 material fee for the teacher tomorrow. See you there!

Artists Elaine Giberti & Susan Keating display in June

This month artists Elaine Giberti & Susan Keating display their talent here at the Dennis Public Library's meeting room gallery. 

Always an appreciator of nature and the outdoors, Elaine enjoys taking many photographs on Cape Cod and wherever she travels with her husband from which she paints acrylic landscape pictures. Drawing with her paintbrush, she often experiments with textures in her landscapes. Her pictures are full of vivid colors and tend to be very cheerful recognizable scenes. Teachers who have most influenced her are Cynthia Durost of Acton and Odin Smith of Harwich.  Elaine started painting after she retired.

Elaine is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association, a member of the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Wednesday Painters of Cotuit, and the Monday Painters on the Dennis Green (Summer). She volunteers as Librarian at the CCAA, and as Student Class Coordinator for the Artists’ Paintbox Gallery of the Yarmouth Art Guild.

Recent exhibits include: “That Day In---” at the Cape Cod Art Association, the fall exhibit at The Yarmouth Cultural Center, The Maplewood Residences at Mayflower Place, and Oliver’s Restaurant. In addition to sales from exhibits, Elaine has painted commissioned works. 

Ever since childhood Susan Keating has been interested in art. But with a husband and three children, a teaching career and volunteering, there never seemed to be the time to pursue painting. It was not until she retired to Cape Cod, that she began to paint. Susan became a member of the Yarmouth Art Guild and a juried member of the CapeCod Art Association, studying under artist and instructor, Odin Smith, challenged herself to paint landscapes and seascapes of Cape Cod, figures, and inanimate objects found in the gardens and along the shorelines of the Cape.

She managed a few night photography classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, & gained the confidence to shoot landscapes, flowers and architecture. Inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Cape Cod, she became a member of the Dennis/Yarmouth Newcomers' nature photography group. Her paintings tend towards the realism of nature, while capturing the source of light.

Recently she is inspired by photos of her family members and friends to bring figures into her paintings.

All are welcome to stop in any time during library hours. Their work will be on display the entire month of June. A reception will be held Thursday, June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in the library's meeting room gallery.