Town-related News and Updates

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library has no building access at this time. Curbside pickup is available. Our book drop is open for returns.

Staff can assist with curbside pickup service Tuesdays-Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled pickup hours are Tuesdays from 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays from 12:00-6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please call the library at 508-760-6219.

Visit the Town's website for local information and updates regarding COVID-19:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Complimentary BookPage

March 2021 issue

Enjoy complimentary access to BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription. If you would like a hard copy, please just make a request when scheduling your curbside pickup orders. Supplies are limited.

We thank the Friends for all of their support!

National Read Across America Day

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate many people's favorite activity. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of Dr. Seuss, beloved children's book author. So, call us to get supplied with your favorite books and celebrate the joy of reading.

Please also feel free to take a look at NEA's website, which includes a calendar of events and recommended books: https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/read-across-america

Take & Make Treasure

Create a bird feeder mini wreath!

A great do-it-yourself craft for all ages. Supplies are limited. Call the library at 508-760-6219 to schedule a curbside pickup of your kit. 

Once you're done, hang outside and watch for feathered friends to appear - nature's very own show. Send a photo of your completed feeder to den_mail@clamsnet.org and we will display your work for others to see.

Virtual Event for Mystery Lovers!

Saturday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m.

(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes

Why does the popularity of Sherlock Holmes endure? The multitude of recent Holmes inspired movies, television shows, and literary adaptations are proof the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st century. Dr. Ann McClellan, PhD, explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and tracks his incarnation in the literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective. Presented by the Whitman Public Library. 

Registration required; click on link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-so-elementary-my-dear-watson-the-popularity-of-sherlock-holmes-registration-136868522435

Virtual Event: Bestselling Author J.A. Jance

Friday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. 


Superfans don't miss out. This offering is the latest in the bestselling author series presented by a collection of libraries north of Boston. J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times author of the Joanna Brady series; the J.P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register for the ZOOM webinar at the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116110297847/WN_LI8FCw8lT56qFoFZWzENaA

Celebrate Black History Month with this event










Find other great remote programs by clicking on "Virtual Events" at the top right of Dennis Public Library's website. 

Early closure - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feburary 18th

Due to the snow storm, the library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. Our regular hours will resume tomorrow. Everyone stay safe!

Virtual Event - Bestselling Author Luanne Rice

Friday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Fans of author Luanne Rice, don't miss this special event sponsored by ten Massachusetts libraries. Rice will discuss her latest book, The Shadow Box, in conversation with author Elle Marr. Space is limited and registration is required. Register for the Zoom webinar at the link below: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716110294824/WN_HH4E8R6IQoy3wnud3yH9MQ

This event is sponsored by Massachusetts libraries including Andover, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groveland, Littleton, North Reading, Salisbury, Tewksbury, and Wilmington.