Go Thoreau! Celebrating 200 years!

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Stay tuned for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.

"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning."

Local Poet Ronald Harrison Fenn

Saturday, April 1st at 12:30pm


Ronald Harrison Fenn will be back at the library to present "Henry David Thoreau: All Nature is My Bride" to help us kick-off National Poetry Month and as part of the Dennis Libraries' year long celebration of Henry David Thoreau. The program will include readings of some of Thoreau's works as well as some of Mr. Fenn's original poetry and journal prose that take inspiration from Thoreau and Cape Cod.

Mr. Fenn is the author of fifteen volumes of journal, five collections of ongoing poetry, one short story, numerous essays, book reviews, letters, and public lectures for the past fifty years. In 2014 one of his poems was published in a Dennis Conservation Trust newsletter.

A Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn is semi-retired, devoting most of his time to writing poems, his journals, correspondence, traveling, and working on a thirty-five year research project focused on uncovering the historical roots, tenets, and experience of unique American character that defines us as a nation. He has been a guest lecturer at various public schools, colleges, and post-graduate institutes of higher learning and civic organizations with topics ranging from poetry and early American history to critical thinking skills. He recently completed a series of poetic reflections of select Robert Frost poems of the seasons. He teaches mathematics as an adjunct faculty member at Cape Cod Community College and is widely known for his StartSmart and SatSmart tutorial programs that have resulted in outstanding achievements for students from Cape Cod’s public and private schools.



~This program is Henry David Thoreau approved! Keep an eye out for other nature related programs all year long!~

Mystery Book Club Cancelled

Tuesday, March 14th- the Mystery Book Club meeting is cancelled for today due to the storm. The next meeting will be April 11th at 6:30. Please be safe. 

Health, Weight Loss and Longevity: A Naturopathic Doctor's Perspective

Saturday, March 18th at 12:30


Join Dr. Sean Foss for an introduction to Naturopathic Medicine, also called functional, alternative, complimentary or holistic medicine. Learn how his work differs from mainstream medicine. He will discuss the epidemic of chronic diseases in the US and worldwide, misconceptions of how weight loss and exercise relate to health and longevity, and new concepts of how lifestyle and diet relate to health and longevity.

Dr. Foss is a native of Cape Cod who has returned home to practice natural medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport's Naturopathic College of Medicine and Acupuncture. Dr. Foss is currently a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Connecticut and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. 

Coloring for the Soul~ Spring Event

Saturday, March 11th 

from 11am-2pm


Avis will be back for another great Coloring for the Soul program! This workshop will focus on using uncolored pages, making newly designed, 4 page note cards and other fun creations. If you just want to color, that’s fine too! 


Bring: all of your coloring books, scissors, double faced tape & regular tape, cardstock paper (white or light colors). If you have a paper cutter, feel free to bring that too. Envelopes that fit your finished product will be provided for a minimal fee. You may also want to bring a lunch or snack.
Sign-up is required and space is limited. Call the library at 508-760-6219 to save your spot!

Phones are working again!



Tuesday, February 21st


Our phones are working again. We apologize to those who have been trying to reach us. 

Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty

Saturday, March 4th at 12:00pm


Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty will return to Dennis Public Library for a concert of Irish Music. She will be joined by Vocalist Fr. John Dolan and Flutists Susan Lindsay and William Miner. This concert, inspired by nature, will include some old favorites along with some of the lesser known classics of the Irish Music repertoire. Ms. Doherty is an annual favorite at Dennis Public Library and we are excited to have her back again this year.

We hope you join us for this family friendly concert.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


~This program is Henry David Thoreau approved! Keep an eye out for other nature related programs all year long!~



Author Talk: Antarctic Suite Summertime

Saturday, February 25th at 12:30pm


Join us for a talk with local Dennis author Rosemary Dunn Moeller about her book Antarctic Suite Summertime. On a trip to Antarctica she became immersed in the beauty and fragility of the coldest, least populated continent on earth. She saw glaciers, whales, penguins, predators, and cerulean landscapes. She boarded little boats to go ashore to hike, breathed the purest air, and was sprayed by the coldest waters that summertime has to offer. 


If you are thinking about making a trip to Antarctica yourself or simply dream of someday experiencing the beauty of vast oceans, wandering whales, pelagic birds, and majestic views, you won’t want to miss this talk.



~This program is Henry David Thoreau approved! Keep an eye out for other nature related programs all year long!~

Closed Thursday, February 9th

The library will be closed on Thursday, February 9th due to the storm. Please stay safe.