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.

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." -Walden

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

Dennis Public Library phones now working

We are happy to report that our phones are now up and working. Feel free to give us a call if you need.

Saturday, January 7th - Due to the snow forecast, the library will be closing early today at noon. Please head in early to get your books, DVDs, and other materials. Stay safe!

OverDrive eBook Demos

Saturday, January 14th at 12:30; Thursday, January 19th at 2:00


This month we are holding two eBook demonstrations at the library. Whether you plan to read on your computer, smartphone, tablet or Kindle, we can help you get started with free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. Join our Reference Librarian Nicole at either workshop to learn the basics of using the OverDrive eBook website and app. She will show how to search for a book, place a hold, and download a book. 

OverDrive recently updated their website and mobile app, so even if you have downloaded books in the past, feel free to stop by to learn about the new features. All experience levels are welcome at this demonstration. 

If you have specific questions or need help setting up your device, there will be time after for individual help. We also have Device Drop-In times scheduled every Thursday from 3-4pm for any questions you may have about using technology.

This is not a hands on workshop, so a mobile device is not required for this demonstration.

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 6: Philomena
January 13: This is My Father
January 20: Happy Ever Afters
January 27: The Tiger's Tale
February 3: Falling For a Dancer (Part I)
February 10: Falling For a Dancer (Part II)
Febraury 17: Wind That Shakes the Barley
February 24: About Adam


Uninterrupted Computer Access Thanks to Cape Cod Tech!

We previously posted that we would have to close our public computer area on Tuesday evenings during our "Girls Who Code" program. We are excited to announce that thanks to a great new partnership and generous donation from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Principal William Terranova there will not be any interruption to public computer access!


Cape Cod Tech has generously agreed to lend us Chromebook Laptops to use during our "Girls Who Code" program, allowing us to open the program to more girls, and to keep our public computer area open. We are very thankful for this partnership.  

December Open House

Saturday, December 17th 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 17th 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. 

Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty

Saturday, December 10th at 12pm


Please join us for a celebration of the spirit of Christmas featuring Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty along with Vocalist Fr. John Dolan and Flutist William Miner.  

The talented Ms. Doherty's programs are annual favorites at Dennis Public Library. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, she studied harp under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has performed throughout Europe and North America.

This program will feature a brief history and timeline leading up to the Christmas event punctuated with songs, carols and instrumental music of the harp and flute inspired by Christmas. All ages are welcome at this enriching musical event.