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Thank you, artist Kathleen M. Kenneally!

February artist: Kathleen M. Kenneally 

We would like to thank local artist Kathleen M. Kenneally for displaying in our meeting room during the month of February. 

Ms. Keanneally says, "So, it is about time to make time for art! Time to look longer, more closely and see more clearly; to interpret and express, through imagination, observation and memory, the surroundings through which we move every day."

We are glad she made time for us so that we could appreciate her artwork, and we hope that you had a chance to stop by and view it. Stay tuned for March's Youth Art Month.


Dennis discovers his roots...

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society has its library at Dennis Public Library. 

Dennis is doing some research on his family, which has deep Cape Cod roots with the Snow family.

The CCGS Library is staffed by volunteers and open to the public on Thursdays from 12-4. Appointments can also be made by calling Dennis Public Library. Our staff will relay your contact information to the volunteers. The CCGS Library also offers helpful online research tools such as Ancestry and FamilySearch. 

StoryWalk® is up at Johnny Kelley Park

The Dennis Libraries' StoryWalk® is waiting for you at Johnny Kelley Park. 

Take a stroll during the better weather and read Winter is Here by author Kevin Henkes and illustrator Laura Dronzek.

Enjoy fun questions and activities along the way, such as practicing your best owl hoot or hopping like a bunny.  

Don't miss...POSTPONED

Friday, February 25th at 2:00 - postponed

Due to Friday's impending snowstorm, this week's Irish movie will be postponed to Friday, March 4th.

The last Irish movie in our series is: This is My Father.

Registration is now open. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can register by calling today through next week. 

The Irish Movie Series continues...

Friday, February 18th at 2:00

This week's film in the series is: Dancing at Lughnasa

Registration is now open, and there are remaining spots. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling the week during the showing. 

Reminder- Massachusetts Must Read Author, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Wednesday, February 16th at 7:00 - register through Zoom

Don't miss this virtual author event brought to you by Dennis Public Library and other Massachusetts libraries. Register using link at bottom of post.

Author Nicholas A. Basbanes was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts's must-read authors of the year. Join him for a presentation on his critically acclaimed book, In Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

About The Book: In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work, and the soul of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- the man who shaped the literature of a new nation with his countless poems, sonnets, stories, essays, translations, and whose renown was so wide-reaching that his deep friendships included Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, and Oscar Wilde.

Basbanes writes of the shaping of Longfellow's character, his huge body of work that included translations of numerous foreign works, among them, the first rendering into a complete edition by an American of Dante's Divine Comedy. We see Longfellow's two marriages, both happy and contented, each cut short by tragedy. His first to Mary Storer Potter that ended in the aftermath of a miscarriage, leaving Longfellow devastated. His second marriage to the brilliant Boston socialite--Fanny Appleton, after a three-year pursuit by Longfellow, and his emergence as a literary force and a man of letters.

About The Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes, a Lowell native, is an award-winning investigative journalist and was literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian. He is the author of eight books. Basbanes lives in North Grafton. Learn more about Basbanes HERE.

To register for the Zoom program, click on this linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7816430423328/WN_4sj3A5GmSpuKD82fDrXKrw 

This week's Irish movie is...

Friday, February 11th at 2:00

Get ready to watch: King's. 

Registration is now open. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling the week during the showing.

February StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park

Starting Saturday, February 19th 

This vacation’s StoryWalk® book is called Winter is Here by award-winning author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed illustrator Laura Dronzek. The story takes readers through the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. 

Along with the story, discover instructions for activities to enhance the outdoor experience - for playful kids and adventurous adults alike.   

The StoryWalk® starts across from the playground and follows the Braille Trail.

The Dennis Libraries wish to thank all our supporters who make events like this possible. The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  

 


Dennis gets crafty!

Ms. Lisa has the best crafts...

Dennis stopped by the Children's Room today, and Ms. Lisa allowed him to do a craft - although he is a little older (in snowman years) than our typical Children's Room visitor.

Every Thursday morning at 10:30, Ms. Lisa has story and craft time - and this coming Saturday, February 5th, she'll have special activities for "Take Your Child to the Library Day" from 10:30-1:30. Dennis may bring some younger friends. They can take supplies home to make a bird seed wreath. Since Dennis spends a lot of time outdoors, he has a lot of feathered friends. They'll enjoy this special treat.  

Irish Movie Series continues...

Friday, February 4th at 2:00

This week's film in the series is: The Magdalene Sisters

Registration is now open, and there are remaining spots. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling the week during the showing. 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

 

February's BookPage is here!

February 2022 Issue

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscriptionClick on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed. Hard copies are also available at the library, but numbers are limited.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Sharing Library Love

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) would love to know how much you love your library. Each year they deliver valentines to legislators who make decisions about library funding. If you would like to share you own expressions of love for your library, upload your valentine by clicking the link below: 

https://www.lovemasslibraries.com/

We thank you and think you are pretty spectacular, too.

The Love Letters for the Library site is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.