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Closed on Veterans Day

The Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.

Regular hours will resume Tuesday: 10-8. Have a happy and safe holiday remembering those who served and those who continue to serve our country.

Virtual Event: An Introduction to Guastavino Architecture

 Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. 

What do the following buildings have in common?

Bigelow Library - Boston Public Library - Biltmore Estate in North Carolina - Cathedral of St. John the Divine - Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and hundreds of others. They are built--at least partially--using the Guastavino Technique.

Join Guastavino Alliance board member Rena  Henderson to learn about this prolific architect and his Spanish building technique.  

Register online: https://bigelowlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/an-introduction-to-guastavino-architecture-and-local-libraries/

You can also call the library at 508-760-6219 to register. 

Learn to Compost

Saturday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. 

New England Ghost Ship

Saturday, October 21st at 11:30 a.m. 

Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island, twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast. Shortly after the wreck, rumors began to circulate that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. The stories persisted, transforming over time as stories do and, in less than a hundred years, two terrifying versions of the event had emerged..fueled by reports of a fiery ghost ship first seen drifting in Block Island Sound on the one-year anniversary of the wreck. These tales became known as the legend of the Palatine, the name given to the ship in later years, when its original name had been long forgotten.

So how did the rumors begin? What really happened to the Princess Augusta and the passengers she carried on her final, fatal voyage? Through years of painstaking research, Jill Farinelli reconstructs the origins of one of New England’s most chilling maritime mysteries.

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

Artist Brenda Fernandez displaying in our Meeting Room

October 2023

Brenda Fernandez is an Abstract, Collage & Mixed Media artist. She expresses her art through bold colors, energy and emotion. She begins her paintings by putting words, markings and shapes on the substrate of choice. The colors, paint and paper come easily as she uses her fingers, palette knives, spatulas, brushes and whatever her intuition guides her to use to complete her art.

On her journey, she has taken art classes and retreats and paints as often as she can. Brenda is a member of Provincetown Art Association and Museum and has sold many pieces of her art. She is inspired by being alive and feeling the freedom of expressing herself through painting.

Local Author E.A. Meigs

 Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m. 

So, you might ask, how does one start writing a historical fiction book series?  Where does one gain knowledge and insight sufficient to breathe life into an ancient world, a world whose inhabitants have long-since perished? Local Cape Cod author E. A. Meigs will speak on her writing/illustrating career and the many experiences that have brought her to this juncture in life.

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

A Winner!

The Friends announce:

The winner of the Cape Air round trip ticket for two between Hyannis and Nantucket is lucky #33!

Stay tuned for the Friends' next fundraising opportunity on Friday, October 20th. Ken Gloss of Antiques Roadshow and owner of the Brattle Bookshop will appraise books and ephemera, $5 each or 3 for $10.

October's BookPage is here!

October 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. Use 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.