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Scrunch-Paint a Silk Scarf Program

 

Saturday, July 20th at 12:00 p.m. 

Kulina Folk Art will host a fun workshop on creating stunning tie-dye style silk scarves. No experience necessary! Perfect for beginners, this workshop will guide you through the magical world of colors and how to expertly blend them using our permanent, high chroma, highly transparent liquid fabric paint. During the workshop, we will provide step-by-step instructions for a creative process that will leave you with a wearable masterpiece. Your blank scarf is made from 100% silk, ensuring its luxurious quality, carefully hand-rolled and hand-sewn, measuring 8 inches by 54 inches. Each participant will leave with a beautiful silk scarf masterpiece. After the workshop, simply allow your creation to dry overnight before ironing it on the silk setting, to permanently set the vibrant colors.

We recommend you wear or bring an old shirt to protect your clothing. 

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

This program was generously funded by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.

Dennis Libraries' Summer StoryWalk®

Starting Friday, June 28th

The Dennis Libraries present a StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park. This summer's featured book is Crunch the Shy Dinosaur

Author Joe Cirocco Dunlap and illustrator Greg Pizzoli introduce a brontosaurus named "Crunch." He is quiet and shy, but, never fear, this picture book gives tips on how to make a new friend, especially one who might be a little different from you. 

We hope readers of all ages join the fun. Afterwards, feel free to spend time exploring all of the park’s offerings.  

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of MontpelierVT, 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. 

ESOL Opportunities

The library is hosting informal sessions for multilingual learners to develop conversational English skills.


Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. (July 2nd - August 13th)

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (May 22nd - September 11th)

Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (year-round)

All are welcome! Bring friends and family. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 or stop in for more information.

July Art Show

 Tuesday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 27th 

Local Author Spotlight

Local Author R Barr Learned

 
The Dennis Public Library would like to thank local author R Barr Learned for generously donating a copy of his book The Original Story of Wintu, the Yearling Wolf: Escape from Bellows Isle

Please stop by the library and check out this great addition to our collection.

About the Author

R Barr Learned lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He works as an environmental scientist. He enjoys writing, fixing guitars, doing his car maintenance (whenever possible), playing tennis, and still trying to play golf.

Select Board Drop-In Office Hours

Saturday, July 13th 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.

Friends of the Dennis Public Library Fundraiser

Fundraiser - Fall Flower Bulbs

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are hosting a fundraiser. Enjoy beautiful flowers year after year while supporting the Friends of the Dennis Public Library. Choose from a variety of fall flower bulbs including daffodils, tulips, mixes, and more. Funds raised support our efforts towards providing fun and educational programs for all ages, making the library a vibrant and welcoming destination for everyone.

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. Orders must be placed by October 15th. Please contact Annette Winther at 508-760-6219 with any questions.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Friday, June 21st - Friday, August 23rd

Join our Adult Summer Reading Program! 

Fill out an entry slip at the library telling us what you've read this summer and you will be entered into a prize drawing each week for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. You can enter as many times as you read, but you can only win once this summer. Entry slips must be completely filled out to be considered for prize drawings. 

Special thanks to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library for sponsoring this program.


Pop Up Art School - Felted Bird Craft

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

Join us for another exciting craft program hosted by Pop Up Art School. Learn how to needle felt a bird with red accents perched on a real branch. Pop up Art School will show you the basics of how to needle felt merino wool. Leave the class with the basic supplies and knowledge to needle felt on your own. Needle felting is surprisingly easy, relaxing and fun!

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

This program was generously funded by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.


Burn Boston Burn

Saturday, June 15th at 12:00 p.m. 

Wayne Miller's first book is set in the early 1980s while Boston is set ablaze. Two hundred sixty-four buildings were burned intentionally resulting in millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries. This is the true story of the deep conspiracy of nine men, determined to wreak havoc on the city and the relentless investigators who uncovered them. Told from the perspective of the head ATF Special Agent in charge of the investigation, Wayne Miller, Burn Boston Burn is a tale of political deceit and internal corruption. The book details the series of crimes that shook the city of Boston and became known as one of the largest arson cases on record in the history of the country.

Wayne Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the U. S. Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases involving illegal firearms, bombings and arson. He was also a member of the ATF National Response Team, responding to major fire and explosion incidents. For the past 17 years, in the private sector, Mr. Miller has been a fire and explosion analyst for the Massachusetts - based Wright Group, Inc. ​

Whalemobile - There's still time to sign up!

 


It's almost time for the Whalemobile visit!  

Visit the site for more information about the program and what to expect:

The organizer asks that you view this YouTube video in preparation:

Just an added note that the Whalemobile may use photographs and/or video captured during the program, featuring the children. The Whalemobile reserves the right to utilize these media assets for promotional purposes.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 9th!


CLOSED - Fourth of July Holiday

Thursday, July 4th - CLOSED

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Wednesday and Friday will be the library's regular open hours.

All Town of Dennis facilities will be closed on the holiday with the exception of the Dennis Golf Courses.

Friends' Gift

Welcome, Furniture!

In 2025 Dennis Public Library will celebrate 20 years at 5 Hall Street in Dennis Port. In preparation, the Friends of Dennis Public Library have gifted us with pieces of new furniture. The old furniture served us well for 19 years, but we know that it's time to refresh. 

Throughout this year, the Friends will be holding special fundraising events to prepare us for 2025. Stay tuned! Especially stay tuned for author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan, who will be the featured speaker on Friday, July 26th at the Friends' Author Friday Special. Tickets will be on sale soon.

June Art Display - Mark Booth

June 2024

Stop by the library in June and check out amazing artwork created by local musician and artisan Mark Booth. Mark's display is located in the center of the library by the public computers and puzzle tables.
Please reach out to Mark directly regarding purchase inquiries:
  • Phone: 508-760-5482
  • Email: mark7booth@gmail.com
 
 

 

June Art Show - All Creatures, Great & Small

 Saturday, June 1st - Saturday, June 29th 



June's BookPage is here!

June 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.