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Pastel Painting Workshop- Virtual Program


Saturday, December 12th from 12:30-3:00

Dennis Public Library will once again host award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack to present a hands-on workshop for adults, “Pastel Paint the Miracle Flowers,” on Saturday, December 12th. This year the presentation will be virtual, using Zoom. 

This exciting Zoom pastel painting workshop is designed for everyone from sheer beginners to experienced artists. 

Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils.  In this new, highly researched workshop, participants have fun producing their own pastel painting inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s enormous mural, The Miracle Flower. 

Please call 508-760-6219 or email nkramer@clamsnet.org to register. 

Participants will be provided pastels, white charcoal pencils, template, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop. Materials will be provided via curbside pickup the week before the program. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Thanksgiving Hours

Closed November 26-27

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Our bookdrop will remain open for returns. 

We will resume our normal curbside service on Saturday, November 28th from 12:00-6:00.

The staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday! 

Gratitude Tree

Help us add to our Gratitude Tree!


It’s been a challenging year for all of us, but, hopefully, we still have many things to be thankful for. To highlight the good things in our lives, at Dennis Public Library we are creating a gratitude tree featured in our windows facing the parking lot.

 

It’s easy to participate. Everything you need is on our curbside pickup table. Simply fill out a blank leaf with something you are thankful for. Let it dry a bit and put it in the cardboard box. Library staff will collect your leaves, and they will be added to our tree.


Many great leaves have been added already, but there is plenty of room for one (or more) from you!

StoryWalk at Old Fort Field

Dennis Public Library recently collaborated with the Dennis Conservation Land Trust to present Leaf Man, a StoryWalk®. 



The book, written and beautifully illustrated by Lois Ehlert, tells the story of a leaf man blowing across the landscape. The complete story can be read as you walk along the trail at Old Fort Field (105 New Boston Rd. Dennis). 

This book is most suitable for children 4-8, though all ages will enjoy it. The StoryWalk® will be exhibited for the month of November only, so make sure you plan a visit with your little ones. 

We love working with our community partners and hope you enjoy this great story while exploring the great outdoors!

Laptops Now Available!


Missing the library's computers? 

Thanks to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library, we now have 2 laptops available for checkout. The laptops are loaded with Microsoft Word and other Office programs. 

Chromebooks are also available for checkout. 

Contact the library with any questions and to find out about availability and guidelines for borrowing. 

Virtual Program~ 1620: The First Year with Christopher Daley

Saturday, November 14th at 4:00pm

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims. 

Join us for a special virtual program presented by historian Christopher Daley as we discuss the Pilgrims' difficult voyage across the Atlantic, the beginnings of Plymouth Colony, and the settlers' early encounters with the Wampanoag people. 

They came seeking religious freedom and found an untamed inhospitable wilderness fraught with innumerable dangers. They struggled with disease and death and survived through the grace of God and with the help of the "People of the Dawn" - the Wampanoag Nation.

This program will be presented virtually on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out one day before the program. 

Please contact Nicole at nkramer@clamsnet.org or 508-760-6219 to register or for more information. 

This program is generously funded by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.