New database: A to Z World Food

Orange logo for A to Z World Food

Take some time to explore our exciting new resource! 
Find over 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 different countries. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Access this digital cookbook at home or in the library. 
All you need is a Dennis library card. Please see a staff member if you need help logging in. 

images of a world map and international food

Journal Writings and Poetry from Ronald Harrison Fenn

close up photograph of Mr. Fenn

Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am


Local writer and poet Ronald Harrison Fenn has culled through 15 volumes of journals, and five collections of poetry to hand select both prose and poetic reflections of Cape Cod written over the past half-century of his life here. Journal entries, poems, personal anecdotes and commentaries will be included to spark each person's attention and perhaps reflect their personal attraction to this beautiful landscape.

A Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn is semi-retired, devoting most of his time to writing poems, his journals, correspondence, and traveling. He has been a guest lecturer at various, civic organizations, public schools, colleges, and post-graduate institutes of higher learning with topics ranging from poetry and early American history to critical thinking skills.  

April Art Display: Jan Darcy and Michelle Staniels

Art Reception: Thursday, April 4th from 5:00-7:00



A mother/daughter art show will be on display in the library's meeting room throughout the month of April. We hope you stop by to enjoy the paintings and photographs of local artist Jan Darcy and her daughter Michelle Staniels. Within the exhibit you will find a happy mix of Jan's acrylics and Michelle's framed photographs. 

The artists will be in the library for an art reception on Thursday, April 4th between 5:00-7:00.
painting of people walking on causeway

Jan Darcy has been painting consistently for two and a half years. Focused mainly on acrylics and canvases, Jan finds inspiration from the Cape views and from her friends and family.

Michelle Staniels, the youngest of Jan's three daughters, graduated from college with a degree in the arts, with a focus on photography. She spends the bulk of her time professionally photographing weddings and families. She doesn't stop there. She works closely with Love Live Local and the Current Quarterly with fashion and the community. 

From the artists: "It's in the genes... or maybe in the water...? I think it's in the water. Much of this show is about Cape Cod and the water. We may leave the Cape for a few years but we always return to the call of the ocean. Our heritage dates back to the Mayflower... so maybe it's in the genes. "

Secrets of Smartphone Photography & Video

Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00-6:00


The Cape Cod Community Media Center is holding a class at the library on tips and tricks to improve your smartphone photography and video skills. All levels of experience are welcome. 


Improve your photography skills, learn about photo & video editing, and create great looking videos for your family, organization, or business.

Space is limited. Registration is required. THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.
Call 508-760-6219 or stop by the circulation desk to register. 

Bag of Books Sale

girl sitting on a stack of books

March 26th-April 6th


The Friends of Dennis Public Library are holding a bag of books sale for two weeks. Stop by the library to fill a bag with great reads for only $5! We have wonderful selections for kids, teens and adults. 

We are not able to accept book donations at this time, but those interested in contributing to the Friends' ongoing book sale can check back with us next month to see when we will be able to accept them. Thank you for thinking of us. 

We will have bags available, but feel free to bring your own. 

March is Youth Art Month!

painter's palette
Each month we have an art exhibit in the library meeting room. This month we are excited to share the work of local Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School students. Their art will be on display throughout the month of March in celebration of Youth Art Month.

Paintings, drawings, photographs and more are on display. You will be amazed by their creativity and talent.

Route 28 Road Work

March 14th - April 30th


MassDot will be working on Route 28 in Dennis Port. Please allow more time to follow detours, or access the library from the south side of Edwards Avenue via Lower County Road or Center Street.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to your visit.

Fairy gardens for children of all ages

two young girls with their fairy gardens

Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00


Create your own fairy garden! The program will start with a fairy story, then each participant will create their own unique garden design, including a garden container, fresh sheet moss, a mini house, pond making kit, living mini plants, fairy trinkets, and of course fairy dust!

Space is limited. Please register by Tuesday, March 19th to reserve your kit. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

Caregivers must accompany small children. Additional family members are welcome. When you register please let us know how many gardens your group will be making.