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.

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices." - Walden

Phones are working again!



February 18th



Our phones are working again. We apologize to anyone who was not able to reach us on Saturday. Please try us on Tuesday when we are open again and we will be happy to assist you.

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.

Spring Means More Birds!

Saturday, February 18th at 12:30pm


***Please note the date of this program is Saturday, 2/18. A few of our local newspapers were given the wrong date for this program. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.***

Although it might not feel like it, spring is right around the corner. For us that means bird arrivals from South and Central America and the Gulf states. Bird populations on the Cape increase from about ninety species to over 300. Bird migration is one of those mysteries of the natural world that requires some explaining. Join Philip Kyle for a discussion of bird migration with examples of the avian  visitors, resting refuelers and feathered residents of Cape Cod.

Philip Kyle has been a past president of the Cape Cod Bird Club, pens a column on birding for the Cape Cod Times newspaper, taught biology at Barnstable High School, was an Interpretive Park Ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Head Naturalist at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Education Director for the South Shore Natural Science Center and has actively birded for more than 40 years. Who better to unpack this tricky and interesting topic? 



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

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!

Author Talk: The Tin Ticket

Saturday, February 4th at 12:30pm


Join us for an author talk with Harwich author Deborah Swiss. She will be at the library to discuss her book, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women. Lovers of history and readers who enjoy compelling, true stories about the resiliency of the human spirit will not want to miss this talk. 

During the nineteenth century, 25,000 girls and women, convicted of mostly petty crimes, were transported to Australia from the United Kingdom and later became the founding mothers of modern Australia. They arrived as nothing more than property, but they managed not only to endure their privation and pain but to thrive on their own terms, breaking the chains of bondage, and forging a society that treated women as equals and led the world in women's rights. 
  
After the author talk, enjoy a performance from singer/songwriter Digney Fignus who will perform "All for Love," a song he wrote to honor Australia’s convict maids and survivors everywhere. 

Life in Harmony: Ayurvedic Medicine

Saturday, January 28th at 12:30pm


Join speakers Xiomy Avila and Chris Dynega to explore an Ayurvedic approach to life in harmony during the winter season.

Learn how Ayurveda works and how it is different from other medicine. The talk will include a discussion on the importance of establishing a daily routine, lifestyle and healthy habits for increased longevity. 


Xiomy and Chris studied Aurveda in Kerala, India at the College of Ayurveda and Panchakarma. They are both Ayurvedic Practitioners in Chatham. For more information about Ayurveda, visit their website: BinHarmony.com