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ESOL returns!

Thursdays and Fridays

Break is over and our volunteer Lauretta returns to lead ESOL sessions on:

Thursdays at 6:00, starting on May 4th

Fridays at 12:30, starting on May 5th

All are welcome. Bring friends and family! 

A Tree for Mary

On Wednesday evening, April 26th, an American Redbud tree was planted in memory of our coworker Mary Fecteau.

Please come by and take a look at this new addition, which is already showing delicate, purple blossoms. In a few weeks, a marker will be added in Mary's honor. We look forward to this beautiful tree growing tall and strong for many years to come. 

The donation was made possible by the Fecteau family, Jensen Landscapes, the Dennis Select Board/Administration, and the Department of Public Works. 

We thank everyone who joined together to remember Mary in this way.

Virtual Spark Joy® Program - registration now open!

Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 via ZOOM

Join Shannon Huneycutt, certified KonMari® consultant, as she explains what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy®. Shannon was trained by tidying expert and author Marie Kondo, whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up rose to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List. Marie created the KonMari® philosophy and principles for tidying up, which focuses on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

There will be a special giveaway, as well as a chance to ask Shannon some questions. Have a t-shirt and a pair of pants available to learn the famous KonMari® Vertical folding technique.

The virtual attendance is limited. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register. You will receive an email with the Zoom link, the password, and a link to a Tidying Checklist, which should be printed out for the program.

This program was paid for by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Poetry Reading with Ronald Harrison Fenn

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with selected nature poems from "Short Poems: Volume 4 - 2022" of Ronald Harrison Fenn.

Mr. Fenn’s poems have been published in various periodicals, magazines, and other publications, including the 2014 Dennis Conservation Land Trust newsletter and the Cape Cod Times Sunday edition in July 2019, chosen by blind selection by a panel of published poets. He is working on a new project, a “Poetic Diary” geared toward      spontaneous free verse and prose, and “Wind on Water” short poems inspired by the T’ang dynasty poets. 

A former adjunct professor at Cape Cod Community College, Mr. Fenn previously taught at graduate schools of Cambridge College and Suffolk University. He has been a guest lecturer at other colleges, civic and private organizations, and poetry webinars. He is a past member of the Shakespeare Oxford Society and Shakespeare Fellowship.      

Recently Mr. Fenn received an invitation to appear on Indianapolis Public Radio with host Mark Kesling, CEO of daVinci Pursuit, whose mission is to connect art, science, and the community. 

Fall Prevention by the VNA

Friday, April 21st at 11:00 a.m.

Did you know that your health and medication can affect your balance? Learn exercises that can help decrease your risk of falling

Presented by Nikki Courtney, Exercise Physiologist, and Lauren Forziati, Town Public Health Nurse, from the VNA of Cape Cod.

Call the library to reserve you space: 508-760-6219. Transportation for Dennis residents can be arranged through the Dennis Center for Active Living at 508-385-5067.

This program is brought to you by the Dennis Health Department and the VNA of Cape Cod Public Health and Wellness. 

Spring StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park

Starting Saturday, April 15th

Make the most of April school vacation week with a visit to the Dennis Libraries’ StoryWalk®. Head over to Johnny Kelley Park for Spring Parade, written by Camelia Kay and illustrated by Allyn Howard. This playful book is a vibrant ode to the arrival of spring in all its glory. March along with Mama and Baby Bunny as they welcome a festive parade of budding flowers and blossoming trees, new birds, butterflies, and bees, and all of their beloved friends, emerging from the winter season.

The walk begins across from the playground area and proceeds right between the posts for the Braille Trail. We hope readers of all ages will participate and, if you like, take time to enjoy thepark’s play and fitness equipment during your visit.

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Dennis Libraries thank these two innovative women, along with the Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works for the Town of Dennis, for making this event possible.

Switch from OverDrive to Libby

Starting Monday, May 1, 2023

For patrons who use the OverDrive app to access materials, the app will be discontinued on May 1st. Please make the switch to the newer Libby reading app for your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines. All your borrowed titles and holds will transfer.

Click the link for more info: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/switchtolibby

If you need help making the transition, please call the library at 508-760-6219, or come in for assistance. We will get you through!

Virtual Lunchtime Tours with the National Park Service - the series continues!

Turn your ordinary lunch time into an extraordinary lunch time. For six weeks we offer these 
virtual tours, rich in Massachusetts history. Click on the link following each site to register.

Wednesday, April 26, noon -- Explore The Salem Maritime National Historic Site  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3716806226524/WN_r8Krz-L4SKe0lOwhdjkyNw  

Wednesday, May 3, noon -- Explore The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816806226597/WN_ikBWOqUnR2KD8mhd5Trk9g

Wednesday, May 10, noon -- Explore The Adams National Historical Park  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1116806226669/WN_4edKj_ghQe-gd5wk3DVZvg

Wednesday May 17, noon -- Explore The Springfield Armory National Historic Site  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7716806226740/WN_FPu7z7fMTwSpz-xptB561A

Wednesday, May 24, noon -- Explore The Lowell National Historical Park  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116806226808/WN_MVEJY7rbSC-kZMfUywjLZA

April's BookPage is here!

April 2023

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. Click on the cover to go to our landing page, where the latest issue can be accessed - along with older issues. Once you see the magazine cover, you may advance by using the arrow or click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our hard copy subscription. Come in and take home a copy while supplies last.