Irish Movie Marathon

Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 January and February


We will show an Irish movie each Friday afternoon in January and February. This program is hosted by Mary Ann Eaton, an instructor of Irish Literature. After each movie, stick around for a brief cultural discussion!
No admission fee, no sign-up required.

**Titles may change due to availability**

January 5 - Philomena
January 12 - The Field
January 19 - Tristan & Isolde
January 26 - Omagh
February 2 - Ondine
February 9 - December Bride
February 16 - The Dead
February 23 - Five Minutes of Heaven

December Open House

Saturday, December 16th from 10-2


Dennis Public Library is hosting an open house to thank our many wonderful patrons. Please join us in the library meeting room on Saturday, December 16th during open hours to enjoy some light refreshments and holiday music. 

We hope you can join us to celebrate the season and spread some winter cheer. All are welcome. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on 
Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th 
in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

We hope you all have a safe, joyful and tasty holiday! We will be open on Saturday, November 25th from 10:00-2:00. 

happy thanksgiving orange writing on brown background pumpkin image

Bag of Books Sale

person reading a sitting on stack of books

November 14-18


The Friends of Dennis Public Library are holding a "Bag of Books Sale" at the library during the week of November 14th. Come to the library and get a designated paper bag and fill it with books for just $5. 

This is a great way to stock up on books for your cottage, holiday gifts, or fireside reading and help the library at the same time. There are great new titles as well as some old favorites available. 


All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 

Presentation: The Kennedy Assassination

JFK and Jackie Kennedy in convertible

Saturday, November 18th at noon


Join us for a special program about the Kennedy Assassination presented by historian Christopher Daley. 

November 22nd, 1963, a date that will live on in our collective memory with other ignominious dates such as December 7th, 1941 and September 11th, 2001.  It is the date on which a young president with so much potential had his life snuffed out within the span of a few seconds - an act that shocked a nation that didn’t think things like that happened in America.  On that day The United States of America was changed forever.

Relive that tragic day in vivid detail through the use of witness statements, photographs, diagrams and the famous Zapruder Film. The main theories about the assassination will be summarized, and reasons for and against will be presented. At the conclusion of the lecture, a forum for discussion will be opened so that the audience may express their views and theories on what happened on November 22nd, 1963.

Christopher Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest at libraries, historical societies, schools and all sorts of clubs and organizations. Mr. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.

Veterans Day Holiday Hours



The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.


We will be open on Friday, November 10th.

November Art Display

Artist's Reception Friday, November 3rd 12:30-1:30


We will be featuring the artwork of local artist Diane F. Henn in our meeting room throughout the month of November. Join us for an Artist's Reception on Friday, November 3rd from 12:30-1:30 to meet the artist and enjoy her art. All are welcome. 




For as long as she can remember, Diane Henn has always identified as an artist. One of her earliest recollections is of exhibiting her childlike watercolors alongside her dad's artwork at an event in her native New Jersey. She received formal art instruction in a variety of mediums through specialized school programs. Diane's art training continued in her college years, including work on a community mural partnership project. 

In 2015, Diane was introduced to pastel painting through a Maichack Arts workshop at Dennis Public Library. She has taken at least one pastel workshop every year since and continues to explore this exciting medium.

Poetry Reading with Ronald Harrison Fenn

dessert with blue cloud filled sky photo by Ron Fenn

Saturday, November 4th at 12:30


Please join us for a poetry reading with local poet and author Ronald Harrison Fenn entitled Riding the American Southwest: A Collection of Poems Spanning the Course of Seventeen Centuries. Mr. Fenn recently returned from a trip to New Mexico and Southern Colorado where he was inspired to add to his collection of poems reflecting on the American Southwest.

The selected poems from Fenn's American Southwest Collection are consequential expressions of desert meditations wherein the underlying mantra connects time, place and people to the human dimension of common experience and perennial wisdom transmitted through the ages. 

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.