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Select Board Drop-In Office Hours

Saturday, April 20th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Town of Dennis Select Board member Carlyn Carey will be holding drop-in office hours at Dennis Public Library. Have questions about how Town works?  Want to voice your ideas on something impacting your community? Stop by and meet with Carlyn for shared listening and learning.

Anything Goes: America During the Jazz Age


Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Historian and author Christopher Daley will provide an entertaining overview of the 1920s, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime as well as the style, fashion and trends of the Jazz Age.

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

Searching For the Lady of the Dunes

Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. 

Local author Christopher Setterlund will discuss his book Searching for the Lady of the Dunes. For nearly fifty years, the Lady of the Dunes was Cape Cod’s most enduring mystery. Found savagely murdered and mutilated in the remote dunes of Provincetown in 1974 it seemed her identity would be forever unknown. In 2022 she was finally identified as Ruth Marie Terry. This book pulls the curtain back on the Wild West that was Provincetown in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to those who were there at the time.

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

Gardening Program

Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. 

Master Gardener Patrice Amos with the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will host a program about soil preparation.

This program is part of the Jane Lynch Memorial Gardening Series. Jane was the "Plant Lady," and a long-time volunteer at the Dennis Public Library. Her green thumb and beautiful soul were admired by staff and patrons alike. This series is sponsored by Jane's loving husband, Derrell Lynch. Refreshments will be served. 

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

April's BookPage is here!

April 2024 

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

April Artist - Kristin Ranney

April Art Display

Kristin Ranney is a national award winning watercolor artist living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She was introduced to painting with watercolors after her step-mother took her to a workshop in 1992. Kristin discovered her passion for the medium and has continued working and growing her artistic style, attending workshops with many international watercolor artists including Mel Stabin, Barbara Nechis, Frank Francese, Pat Weaver, and Susan Webb Tregay. Her work has been shown in exhibitions from Maine to Idaho and is in international collections. Kristin was invited to be a Board Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society and served as the Marketing/PR co-chair for 5 years. She has won awards in national juried shows and is a Signature Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club of New York and the New England Watercolor Society and is a retired signature member of the Idaho Watercolor Society.

Postcards From A Pandemic

Saturday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. 

Please join us for live readings, a slide show and the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences of living through the pandemic.

This book is a story told by many voices about life during the pandemic against the backdrop of the beauty and splendor of Cape Cod. With over 300 submissions from every town across the Cape, both novice and professional artists and authors share their stories through visual and literary art forms. The anthology evokes memories of our universal experience and emotions – fear, loneliness and despair coexisting with hope and even the ability to find humor during this challenging time.

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

The Irish Diaspora

 Saturday, March 30th at 12:00 p.m. 

Join folklorist, folk-singer, and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll for an examination of the Irish influence around the world from early times to the present. The narrative begins with the founding of the Dal Riada kingdom on the Scottish coast and then Irish monks journeying abroad. Tom will then detail through stories and song the Flight of the Earls, the Cromwellian clearances to the Caribbean and the Irish Brigades and Regiments of the Wild Geese formed in France, Spain, Portugal and Austria. Departures from Ireland due to the Great Hunger of the 1840s and transportation to Australia and Tasmania will be illustrated. In more recent times the Irish have fled a poorly managed economy and the music and songs of this period evoke an emotional underpinning not to be found in the mere telling of the facts.

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

History of the Boston Marathon

Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Bestselling author Paul Clerici will discuss the history of the iconic Boston Marathon. The award-winning writer will take you through the colorful 26.2-mile journey - mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experience and knowledge, he brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail that includes stories about every moment, landmark, and portion of the course from its start in 1897 to present day.

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

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod: Affordable Housing Workshops

 
Saturday, March 23rd 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 27th 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod will host two in-person informational workshops at the Dennis Public Library about eight upcoming affordable housing projects. 

To obtain an application:

  • Download an application from the Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod website 
  • Pick up an application at the Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod office located at 411 Main Street, Yarmouth Port, MA 
  • Call the office at 508-362-3559 to request a paper application be  mailed to you 

The application deadline is Monday, May 13th 2024 with a lottery date scheduled for summer 2024. 

Questions? 

Email applications@habitatcapecod.org or call 508-362-3559 ext. 21

VNA Stroke Awarness & Prevention Program

Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. 

Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do if symptoms occur, as well as healthy habits and other ways to decrease your risk of having a stroke.

To register please call the library at 508- 760- 6219. For transportation, please call the Dennis Center for Active Living at 508- 385- 5067.

This program is brought to you by the Cape Cod Hospital Stroke Program in collaboration with the Cape Cod Healthcare Rehab Services.

Scribbling Sisters: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to 1900

 
Saturday, March 16th at 12:30 p.m.

Women have been writing for centuries, but too often they’ve been ignored or suppressed. Join Anne Speyer, lifelong educator, for stories of early women wordsmiths who dared to speak their minds. 

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

Friends' "Bag O' Materials" Sale!

Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, March 9th

The Friends of Dennis Public Library are sponsoring a "Bag O' Materials" Sale! Stop by the library to fill a bag with new or gently used books, DVDs, or CDs for just $5.

We have wonderful selections for kids, teens, and adults. This is perfect opportunity to add to an entertainment collection for your cottage or stock up on fireside or beach reads.

Bags will be available, but also feel free to bring your own.

March Art Show - Dr. George Vosgerichian

March 2024

During the month of March our meeting room art display will feature photographs by Dr. George Vosgerichian.  Dr. George Vosgerichian has been passionate about the Cape and photography since childhood. His fascination with photography culminated in building a 6x17 medium format panoramic film camera. In recent years, his love of aerial photography inspired him to photograph the entire coastline over Cape Cod & the Islands.

He has received tremendous feedback for his aerial photography. His photos regularly appear in magazines, travel guides, puzzles, galleries, and on social media. He was featured in the August, 2019 issue of Cape Cod LIFE Magazine, “The Sea From Sand & Sky,” a 6-page article showcasing his aerial and landscape photography. In 2020 and 2022, he won First and Second Prize in the Cape Cod LIFE Annual Photo Contest. Three of his images appeared in the Cape Cod LIFE: 2021 Annual Guide. His exhibit, “Soaring Above Cape Cod,” ran successfully for 2 years at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum from 2021-23, and at the Nobska Light and Museum in 2023.

His photography can be seen at OverCapeCod.com, which is an aerial gallery of the Cape & the Islands. It has been a resource for art, commerce, and environmental groups since 2014. It has been a surprising journey of transformation from photographer to environmentalist – an endeavor to raise awareness of how vulnerable the Cape is to human and natural forces. Proceeds from the site go toward preservation of lighthouses on the Cape & the Islands. All aerials are taken from a plane.

March's BookPage has arrived!

March 2024

The March 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 subscription. Pick up a hard copy in the library, if you'd like, while supplies last. 

Friends of the Dennis Public Library Fundraiser

Spring Fundraiser 

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are hosting a spring fundraiser. Enjoy beautiful flowers year after year while supporting the Friends of the Dennis Public Library. Choose from a variety of flower bulbs including dahlias, lilies, perennials and more. Funds raised support efforts towards providing fun and educational programs for all ages.

Recently funded programs include: new public computers, museum passes, family ukulele classes, author talks, and prizes for the summer reading program. 

Visit their website to order flower bulbs. Orders must be placed by May 15th. Please contact Annette Winther at 508-760-6219 with any questions.

Paul Kemprecos Author Event

 
Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 a.m. 

Shamus Award-winning author Paul Kemprecos will host a book launch event to celebrate the release of his novel The God in the Sea, which is the latest title in his popular Aristotle "Soc" Socarides series. Refreshments will be served. 

Please call the library at 508-760-6219.


DPL CLOSED, Tuesday, 2/13

Due to tomorrow's anticipated storm, the Library and all Town buildings will be closed.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday for our regular hours: 10-8.

Stay safe and warm!

February's BookPage is here!

February 2024

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.

It's Tiny Art Time!

Calling our artists of tiny art! We want to show off your winter work. Let's put your pieces on display for the month of February. Return your mini canvases and pick them up at the end of the month. Make sure your name and contact info are on the back. Come and enjoy the show!

Dennis Composting Craze!

Grab a kit to go.

Thanks to our partners, the Climate and Coastal Resiliency Committee and the Dennis Department of Public Works, we have composting kits available for both children and adults.

Pick up some informational literature and books to discover why composting is a good idea for the community and the environment.

Museum of Science

 
Museum Passes Available

The Dennis Public Library offers Museum Passes for the Museum of Science in Boston. The Museum of Science offers hundreds of interactive exhibits and a wide variety of programs. 

Passes are valid for a specific date. Your pass can only be used on the date printed on the paper Museum Pass ticket. Each pass admits up to four people at 50% off Exhibit Halls admission. Visit the Box Office when you arrive at the museum to use your pass to purchase discounted tickets. The library does not reserve passes in advance, but you can call or stop by the library to check pass availability. 

Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to inquire about our Museum Passes.

Local Author Joseph Theroux

Saturday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m.

Local author Joseph Theroux will discuss his latest novel of historical fiction American Voodoo. Set in 1920s Louisiana, the novel follows writer Lloyd Osbourne and a young William Faulkner as they investigate serial killer Clementine Barnabet. 

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

Irish Movie Marathon

Update

 

Starting Friday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Mary Ann Eaton, Instructor of Irish Literature, will host her popular Irish Movie Marathon series on Friday afternoons in January and February. Join us each week for a screening of an Irish film and a brief cultural discussion. No registration is required. 

January 2024: 
January 12th – Philomena
January 19th – The Playboys
January 26th – The Quiet Man 
 
February 2024:
February 2nd – Bitter Harvest
February 9th – The Tiger’s Tale
February 16th – Tara Road
February 23rd – Belfast

January's BookPage has arrived!

January 2024

The January 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.