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October Art Display

Reception Thursday, October 3rd from 4:00-6:00


Throughout the month of October, Dennis Public Library will showcase the artwork of three members from the Yarmouth Art Guild, Gail M. Burke, Paula Arms, and Sallie A. Raymond. Stop by the library throughout the month to enjoy their paintings. 

Please join us for an art reception on Thursday, October 3rd from 4:00-6:00 for a chance to meet the artists and enjoy the exhibit. All are welcome. 


Gail M. Burke, Ph.D.
Active in the arts since a young age, Gail nurtured a deep and abiding love of art. She paints acrylics, oils, and mixed media, creating landscapes, figural representations, mythological-allegorical pieces, abstract, and still-life art. 


Paula Arms
Motivated by a quest for inner peace and tranquility, Paula roams the roads less traveled in search of inspiration for paintings. The raw nature of the New England coastline and Cape Cod, with its charming seaside homes, are especially appealing. Favorite subjects include dramatic skies and misty, watery landscapes with colors chosen to reflect a particular mood or feeling. 

Sallie A. Raymond
In 2010 Sallie joined the Cape Cod Art Center with the intention of returning to her artwork. By chance she signed up for a class with Odin Smith in pastel and acrylic. Now Sallie works exclusively in acrylic, finding it the most versatile medium she has ever experienced. 




Meet the Authors Event

Wednesday, September 25th at 4:00


Join local authors from the Cape Cod Writers' Studio for a special event at Dennis Public Library. Chat with the authors, ask them questions. 


Each author has successfully self-published their books to sell on Amazon.com and would love to share their stories with you.

Featured authors:
  • S.D. Anderson
  • Janet Barako
  • Marion Harcourt
  • Tom Johnson
9/25/2019

Climate Change Book Discussion

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book cover for RisingThursday, September 26th at 6:30


As part of Climate Preparedness Week, join us for a discussion of the book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush. Read the book (copies available through CLAMS libraries) and then join library staff for a discussion of the book and climate change. 

Harvey, Maria, Irma, Sandy, Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. 

Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from NYC to the Bay Area. Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.


Making a Radio Play out of the Legend of Mooncussing on Cape Cod

Saturday, September 21st at 12:00


Author, actor and playwright Lee Roscoe will be at the library to discuss her radio play The Mooncusser's Tale. In this talk, uncover a little of our maritime history and how a legend became an awarded radio play. 


The Mooncusser's Tale is a haunting story of piracy and family conflict on 19th century Wellfleet. The work was awarded a Brewster Cultural Council grant, and the Silver prize from the audio and podcast festival Hear Now! The talk will be accompanied by slides of places which helped inspire The Mooncusser's Tale

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 


Vote for the Friends of Dennis Public Library Duck

Our duck, entered into the Rubber Duck Regatta by the Friends of Dennis Public Library, celebrates children's illustrator and author Eric Carle, who wrote 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Mr. Carle turned 90 this past June.

Vote for your favorite dressed up duck this Sunday, September 8th, from 11-3 at the Rubber Duck Regatta taking place at Corporation Beach. The event is organized by The Dennis Conservation Land Trust.