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Concert: Ron Williams and Students

man sitting in a field holding a guitar

Saturday, May 11th at noon


Singer-guitarist and music teacher Ron Williams will be at the library for an afternoon concert, accompanied by several of his students. 

Ron's approach to guitar playing is called Finger-Style Jazz Guitar in which many elements of Classical Guitar are applied to jazz and popular compositions. He performs a variety of Easy-Listening Favorites, which includes familiar instrumentals by Dave Brubeck, Oscar Hammerstein, Guisseppe Verdi, J.S. Bach and others. He also sings the "Great American Songs" of the 1930s to the present by composers such as Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Hoagy Carmichael. 

A Cape resident, Mr. Williams is a graduate of Duke University where he studied vocal performance and zoology. He teaches music performance and chorus for Project Forward at Cape Cod Community College and leads a weekly group voice workshop at The Cotuit Center for the Arts. Ron currently lives in Chatham were he teaches private lessons in guitar and voice. Whenever possible, Ron invites local music students to join him in performances.

We hope you can join us for a fun, musical program. Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

New database: A to Z World Food

Orange logo for A to Z World Food

Take some time to explore our exciting new resource! 
Find over 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 different countries. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Access this digital cookbook at home or in the library. 
All you need is a Dennis library card. Please see a staff member if you need help logging in. 

images of a world map and international food

Journal Writings and Poetry from Ronald Harrison Fenn

close up photograph of Mr. Fenn

Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am


Local writer and poet Ronald Harrison Fenn has culled through 15 volumes of journals, and five collections of poetry to hand select both prose and poetic reflections of Cape Cod written over the past half-century of his life here. Journal entries, poems, personal anecdotes and commentaries will be included to spark each person's attention and perhaps reflect their personal attraction to this beautiful landscape.

A Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn is semi-retired, devoting most of his time to writing poems, his journals, correspondence, and traveling. He has been a guest lecturer at various, civic organizations, public schools, colleges, and post-graduate institutes of higher learning with topics ranging from poetry and early American history to critical thinking skills.  

April Art Display: Jan Darcy and Michelle Staniels

Art Reception: Thursday, April 4th from 5:00-7:00



A mother/daughter art show will be on display in the library's meeting room throughout the month of April. We hope you stop by to enjoy the paintings and photographs of local artist Jan Darcy and her daughter Michelle Staniels. Within the exhibit you will find a happy mix of Jan's acrylics and Michelle's framed photographs. 

The artists will be in the library for an art reception on Thursday, April 4th between 5:00-7:00.
painting of people walking on causeway

Jan Darcy has been painting consistently for two and a half years. Focused mainly on acrylics and canvases, Jan finds inspiration from the Cape views and from her friends and family.

Michelle Staniels, the youngest of Jan's three daughters, graduated from college with a degree in the arts, with a focus on photography. She spends the bulk of her time professionally photographing weddings and families. She doesn't stop there. She works closely with Love Live Local and the Current Quarterly with fashion and the community. 

From the artists: "It's in the genes... or maybe in the water...? I think it's in the water. Much of this show is about Cape Cod and the water. We may leave the Cape for a few years but we always return to the call of the ocean. Our heritage dates back to the Mayflower... so maybe it's in the genes. "