Go Thoreau! Celebrating 200 years!

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

photo of Henry David Thoreau and The Dennis Libraries Logo

The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Visit dennislibrariesthoreaubicentennial.blogspot.com for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.

"In Wildness is the preservation of the World."
"The Library is the wilderness of books."

Local Author Joseph Theroux

book cover "the devil's throat"

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm


Local author Joseph Theroux will be at Dennis Public Library for a book signing and to talk about his book, “The Devil’s Throat.”

“The Devil’s Throat” is set in 1889 in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Robert Louis Stevenson investigates the murder of volcano painter Jules Tavernier. Stevenson gets caught up in the intrigue of secret societies and Chinese tongs. His investigations ultimately lead him to the treasure of Kamehameha the Great’s tomb.

Local author Joseph Theroux has published one novel, “Black Coconuts, Brown Magic.” He has written fiction and historical articles for the Pacific Islands Monthly, New Pacific, Hawaii, Honolulu, Spirit of Aloha, Historic Nantucket, and The Journal of Pacific History. He lived in Samoa, Hawaii, and now resides on Cape Cod.

Owls of Cape Cod

photo of eagle owl

Saturday, October 21st at Noon


North America's owls are commonly thought of as secretive and nocturnal forest inhabitants. In fact, many owls can be observed, or at least detected during daylight hours, and with a little experience can be discovered relatively easily. Learn how to identify Cape Cod's owl species, gain insights into their life histories and discover the art of owling!

While there will not be live owls at this program, there will be plenty of great information about these beautiful birds.

This program is presented by an expert from Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Sanctuary. 

October Art Display

Artists' Reception October 11th from 4:00-6:00


We are excited to showcase the paintings of three local artists, Gail M. Burke, Karen Pryce, and Sallie A. Raymond. Their artwork will be on display in our meeting room throughout the month of October. All are encouraged to stop by the library to enjoy the wonderful paintings. 

An artists' reception will be held on Wednesday, October 11th from 4:00-6:00. All are invited to attend. 

   

Microsoft Office 2016 now available!

graphic of a computer monitor with microsoft program logos
We have exciting news about our public computers! Our nine public workstations are now each equipped with Microsoft Office 2016, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. We hope these programs will help you as you write letters, create reports and presentations, and so much more.



If you have questions, our reference librarian is ready to help you get started.

Coloring for the Soul: Pumpkin Designing

drawing of two orange pumpkins

Saturday, October 14th from 11-2


Join Avis for another great Coloring for the Soul workshop! With the fall season in full swing, participants will design a pumpkin with markers, designs and embellishments! 

Participants should bring 1 fake pumpkin, 1 black permanent marker, plus patterns/designs from coloring books. Optional items, for the daring, are glitter, embellishments, and fabric paint! Don't forget a bag lunch.

Sign-up is required, please call the library to register 508-760-6219. 

DPL Book Club Cancelled for 9/20

Due to the expected storm, there will be no Dennis Public Library Book Club meeting on Wednesday, September 20th. Please be safe and we will see you next month to discuss "The Bean Tree" by Barbara Kingsolver!

Documentary: Tick Days

photo of Larry Dapsis

Saturday, September 30th at Noon


TICK DAYS is a documentary addressing the growing and under-recognized health crisis here on the Cape and across New England. The threat from ticks is no longer just about Lyme disease. Deer ticks carry new pathogens, such as Powassan virus. And a new tick, called Lone Star, has established itself on Cape Cod. "It's hand to hand combat. You can't afford to lose a single fight!"

The film was directed and produced by Marnie Crawford Samuelson and Shane Hofeldt. It features Barnstable County Extension's Tick Man, Larry Dapsis- part tick detective, part evangelist- as he tries to protect Cape Codders and visitors from becoming infected. 

Join us to view this documentary and take part in a discussion with Larry Dapsis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson on this important topic.