English Language Programs

This summer the Dennis Libraries are offering programs to help people with their 

English language skills!


Dennis Public Library has summer classes starting July 9th:
Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00
Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00


Meet with a group to learn new words, practice pronunciation, and make some new friends!

For additional practice, Dennis Memorial Library and Dennis Public Library both offer instruction by appointment.


Loosen the Glue

copies of book titled power within her

Thursday, June 13th at 6:30


A workshop for people who want change. Loosen the Glue teaches you three basic tools to help you get unstuck and move forward. Through acceptance, clarity and mindset, you will see what is not working and how you will create a plan that will work. You will walk away with a better understanding of who you are and what you want.

This is a free workshop. No registration is required.


Presented by Patricia Anglin, author of Power Within Her. She mentors and coaches women who struggle with feelings of lost identity. She is a leader and educator of self-worth and personal growth and speaks about the importance of building who you are from the inside out. 

Update- Library printer is working

Update: The library's photocopier and printer is up and running.

Thank you for your patience. 


The library's photocopier/printer is down for service 

(Wednesday, June 5th) 

Our public computers and internet connection are working, but we will not be able to offering printing services at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update the library website when the printer is back in working order.

June artist~ Elizabeth Kelly Walker

painting of a fish and a person facing each otherArt Reception: Thursday, June 6th from 4-7


The paintings of Elizabeth Kelly Walker will be on display in the library meeting room through the month of June. All are welcome to explore and enjoy her creative works during open library hours. 

The artist will be at the library for a reception on Thursday, June 6th from 4-7. The reception is free and open to the public. Please stop by.


From the artist: "As an artist, I consider the relationship between individuals, be they humans or other creatures. I channel celebratory affirmations of nature. These images evolve from visual thoughts and feelings which cannot be totally communicated verbally. That is why I paint."

The World of Sherlock Holmes

silhouette of sherlock holmes

Saturday, June 8th at Noon



Learn about the extraordinary life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Trace the story of how he created the character Sherlock Holmes, and then look at the different ways writers, actors and directors have approached the character over the past 140 years. Discover the books, movies, and radio and stage productions influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character.



Presenter Barry Deitz was born in North Carolina and moved to Massachusetts five years ago. Over the years he has been a radio announcer, morning news anchor, librarian, actor, documentary film maker, reporter and high school teacher. 

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

pastel painting of a sailboat

Saturday, June 1st from 12:30-3:00


Sail away with the craft of pastel painting with award-winning pastel artist Greg Maichack in this hands-on workshop.

This program is for adults of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. Experiment with professional-grade pastels to create your own pastel painting to take home, inspired by Monet's impressionist painting, "Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers." You can make it in your own style, realistic or Impressionistic.

Space is limited. Registration is required: 508-760-6219

Friends of the Library Special Author Event

The Friends of Dennis Public Library are holding their annual author event again this July. We are excited to announce that this year's speaker is Elin Hilderbrand. She will be speaking about her new book, Summer of '69, set to release mid-June.

The event will take place on Friday, July 26th at the Sea View restaurant, located at 76 Chase Ave. in Dennis Port. 

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, June 12th and will be on sale at Dennis Public Library, Jacob Sears Memorial Library, and The Brewster Bookstore. Tickets are $30 each and can be paid for with cash or check made out to the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Self-Publishing Workshop

notebook and pens

Tuesday, May 28th from 3:00-4:30


Want to publish your book, but not sure how? This free workshop, presented by Sharon Anderson of the Cape Cod Writers' Studio, will show you how to self-publish your book, including how to sell your book on Amazon.com. 

Whether you are considering publishing a paperback, eBook, or audiobook, this workshop will provide you with tips to get you started.