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State Library Author Talk: Ilyon Woo

Tuesday, June 6th at 12:00 p.m.

In honor of Juneteenth, the State Library of Massachusetts invites you to join them in their historic reading room in the Massachusetts State House to hear Ilyon Woo discuss her latest book, Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom

Master Slave Husband Wife is the riveting, true story of Ellen and William Craft. The Crafts were a young, enslaved couple who, in 1848, made the perilous decision to flee from Macon, Georgia to seek freedom in the North. A journey like no other, Ellen disguised herself as an older, wealthy white man traveling with his slave, William. The book follows the Crafts as they make their way to Philadelphia, Boston, and eventually Canada. Along the way, the couple gained a certain celebrity status, joining the abolitionist movement with such leaders like Frederick Douglass. Woo’s well-researched book presents a story of the Crafts and antebellum America which reads almost like it could be a major movie with themes of freedom, self-emancipation, and love. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT CLAMS LIBRARIES.

In addition to Master Slave Husband Wife, Woo is the New York Times best-selling author of The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother’s Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times. She received a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Writing Grant for Master Slave Husband Wife. Woo’s writing has also appeared in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New York Times. Woo holds a BA in the Humanities from Yale College and a PhD in English from Columbia University.

This is a hybrid event and participants can attend virtually via Livestream.

Location: State Library of Massachusetts, Room 341. Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133

Native Plants of Cape Cod

Thursday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. - FULL

The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will host a presentation on native plants of Cape Cod. The presentation will provide an overview of native plants and discuss native plants that are ideal for home landscaping and planting.

Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register for this program.

Explore the Adams National Historical Park

If you missed last Wednesday's Virtual Lunchtime Tour with the National Park Service, here's a LOOK.

There is still time to virtually explore the Adams National Historical Park. This virtual tour is available for the next two weeks.


Thursday evening ESOL - CANCELLED

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 - CANCELLED

This week's evening ESOL is cancelled. It will resume Thursday, June 1st at 6:00.

Seascapes: How to Pastel Paint

Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30 p.m. - FULL

Award-winning artist Gregory Maichack returns to the library to present a workshop on how to pastel paint. This workshop offers both beginner and advanced participants an opportunity to creatively explore pastel painting inspired by the work of Winslow Homer. Participants will receive instruction on expressive pastel strokes, blending, slurring, layering, and creating the wave effect of spray by embedding pigment particles into the painting. 

All supplies are provided, and patrons go home with their own work of art. 

Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register, as spaces are limited for this popular event.

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

Explore The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

If you missed last Wednesday's Virtual Lunchtime Tour with the National Service, here's a LOOK.

There is still time to virtually explore the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, which is a reconstruction of the first integrated iron works in North America. This virtual tour is available for the next two weeks.


Mindful Movement with the VNA

Wednesdays, May 17-June 21 at 12:15

Decompress through movements, stretching, and breathing exercises that improve your fitness, while calming the mind.

Presented by the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod. Please call their office to register: 508-957-7423.

Transportation for Dennis residents can be arranged through the Dennis Center for Active Living. Please call them at 508-385-5067.

This event is made possible through the cooperation of the Town of Dennis Health Department, the Dennis Council on Aging, and the Dennis Public Library.

Blood Pressure and Wellness Clinic

Third Wednesday of the month from 11:15-12:15, starting May 17th

Do you know your numbers? Come find out for FREE! Walk ins welcome!

This clinic is brought to you by the VNA of Cape Cod Public Health and Wellness Division

Explore The Salem Maritime National Historic Site

If you missed last Wednesday's Virtual Lunchtime Tour with the National Service, here's a LOOK.                                                                                                          There is still time to virtually explore the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, which was the first National Historic Site established in the United States. This recorded virtual tour is available for the next two weeks. 

May's BookPage has arrived!

May 2023 

The May online issue of BookPage is here. Enjoy the unique perspective this publication gives into authors and their works.

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 hardcopy subscription. Come in and take home a copy while supplies last.