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Documentary: Alice's Ordinary People

Saturday, February 10th at noon


This documentary honors the selfless activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement and features the contributions of Alice Tregay. The filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, hopes that Alice's Ordinary People will inspire future generations to "take up the mantle and continue the fight." Join us at the library to view this hour long documentary and learn about this unique part of American history.

Alice Tregay's life story reads like a history of the Civil Rights Movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." These second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband, James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. She also spent months picketing under the leadership of Reverend Jesse Jackson. But it was through her Political Education class that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns.

We hope you can join us for this special viewing, hosted by the Craig Dudnick, to learn a bit more about this important part of our nation's history.

Art from the Heart

Art Reception: Wednesday, January 31st from 3:00-5:00


The Eastwind Gallery is most proud to hang a wonderful exhibit in the library's meeting room through the month of February. The exhibit is titled "Art From the Heart" and is made up of creations near and dear to the hearts of the artists. Stop in to enjoy the exhibit anytime during regular library hours. The exhibit will be on display from January 31st until February 24th. 

An artists' reception is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st from 3:00-5:00. All are welcome!


The Eastwind Gallery is located at 34 Main Street, Orleans. The Gallery will reopen for the season in April and welcomes visitors to come to observe artists at work, inspired and creatively painting at their easels. The various artwork on display include several mediums, including photography.

Winter Hand Crafts Group

basket of yarn

4th Tuesday of the month through the winter 2:00-3:30


This winter we are opening our meeting room to let crafters gather to meet, work on their latest projects, and enjoy the company of others. 


This is an open gathering for anyone who would like to join in the fun and work on their knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting, or any sort of hand craft in a social setting. 

Please note that this is not an instructional workshop, but a gathering to give crafters a welcoming place to socialize. All are welcome. Tea will be available.

This group will meet January 23rd, February 27th and March 27th. 

Irish Movie Cancelled for 1/5/18

Todays showing of "Philomena" is cancelled. Please join us next Friday, January 12th at 2:00 for a showing of "The Field." Sorry for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and warm!

Storm Closing

Due to the storm, the library will close at noon on Thursday, January 4th. Please stay safe.

Book Talk~ All Cooped Up

book cover for all cooped up pincushion chicken image

Saturday, January 20th at 11:00am


Stop by the library for a special book talk about the new book, "All Cooped Up: A Savvy Senior Society."

"All Cooped Up" by Fiona Frizzle, is a book about seniors - impersonating chickens - impersonating pincushions. It is really about seniors having FUN with the life they are now living. The story touches on many of the issues and conditions seniors face in their daily lives: the loss of their Frequent Feather Flying License because of age, the rising rates of the Click Clack Cable Company, living on a limited income. And the losses: loss of vision, loss of hearing, loss of mobility, and especially loss of dear friends, and neighbors. It’s all here in the Coop.

This story intends to help seniors, their families and friends identify with what it’s like to be a senior today. After all, we are still young chicks!

Join Sharon Anderson, AKA Fiona Frizzle, for a book talk about "All Cooped Up." Sharon is the leader of the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio that meets weekly at Dennis Public Library. She is excited to share her story with the public at this event.