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Author Talk: The Tin Ticket

Saturday, February 4th at 12:30pm


Join us for an author talk with Harwich author Deborah Swiss. She will be at the library to discuss her book, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women. Lovers of history and readers who enjoy compelling, true stories about the resiliency of the human spirit will not want to miss this talk. 

During the nineteenth century, 25,000 girls and women, convicted of mostly petty crimes, were transported to Australia from the United Kingdom and later became the founding mothers of modern Australia. They arrived as nothing more than property, but they managed not only to endure their privation and pain but to thrive on their own terms, breaking the chains of bondage, and forging a society that treated women as equals and led the world in women's rights. 
  
After the author talk, enjoy a performance from singer/songwriter Digney Fignus who will perform "All for Love," a song he wrote to honor Australia’s convict maids and survivors everywhere. 

Life in Harmony: Ayurvedic Medicine

Saturday, January 28th at 12:30pm


Join speakers Xiomy Avila and Chris Dynega to explore an Ayurvedic approach to life in harmony during the winter season.

Learn how Ayurveda works and how it is different from other medicine. The talk will include a discussion on the importance of establishing a daily routine, lifestyle and healthy habits for increased longevity. 


Xiomy and Chris studied Aurveda in Kerala, India at the College of Ayurveda and Panchakarma. They are both Ayurvedic Practitioners in Chatham. For more information about Ayurveda, visit their website: BinHarmony.com

Dennis Public Library phones now working

We are happy to report that our phones are now up and working. Feel free to give us a call if you need.

Saturday, January 7th - Due to the snow forecast, the library will be closing early today at noon. Please head in early to get your books, DVDs, and other materials. Stay safe!

OverDrive eBook Demos

Saturday, January 14th at 12:30; Thursday, January 19th at 2:00


This month we are holding two eBook demonstrations at the library. Whether you plan to read on your computer, smartphone, tablet or Kindle, we can help you get started with free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. Join our Reference Librarian Nicole at either workshop to learn the basics of using the OverDrive eBook website and app. She will show how to search for a book, place a hold, and download a book. 

OverDrive recently updated their website and mobile app, so even if you have downloaded books in the past, feel free to stop by to learn about the new features. All experience levels are welcome at this demonstration. 

If you have specific questions or need help setting up your device, there will be time after for individual help. We also have Device Drop-In times scheduled every Thursday from 3-4pm for any questions you may have about using technology.

This is not a hands on workshop, so a mobile device is not required for this demonstration.

Irish Movie Marathon

Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 January and February


We will show an Irish movie each Friday afternoon in January and February. This program is hosted by Mary Ann Eaton, an instructor of Irish Literature. After each movie stick around for a brief cultural discussion! No admission fee, no sign-up required.

**Titles may change due to availability**

January 6: Philomena
January 13: This is My Father
January 20: Happy Ever Afters
January 27: The Tiger's Tale
February 3: Falling For a Dancer (Part I)
February 10: Falling For a Dancer (Part II)
Febraury 17: Wind That Shakes the Barley
February 24: About Adam