Town of Dennis News: Final Draft of Open Space and Recreation Plan

A Public Comment period will run from September 9, 2019, to October 25, 2019, on the 2019 Final Draft of the Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan. Paper copies are available at Dennis Public Library, Dennis Senior Center and Dennis Planning Office, or accessed at the following link:

Meet the Authors Event

Wednesday, September 25th at 4:00


Join local authors from the Cape Cod Writers' Studio for a special event at Dennis Public Library. Chat with the authors, ask them questions. 


Each author has successfully self-published their books to sell on Amazon.com and would love to share their stories with you.

Featured authors:
  • S.D. Anderson
  • Janet Barako
  • Marion Harcourt
  • Tom Johnson
9/25/2019

Climate Change Book Discussion

climate preparedness week logo

book cover for RisingThursday, September 26th at 6:30


As part of Climate Preparedness Week, join us for a discussion of the book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush. Read the book (copies available through CLAMS libraries) and then join library staff for a discussion of the book and climate change. 

Harvey, Maria, Irma, Sandy, Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. 

Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from NYC to the Bay Area. Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.


Making a Radio Play out of the Legend of Mooncussing on Cape Cod

Saturday, September 21st at 12:00


Author, actor and playwright Lee Roscoe will be at the library to discuss her radio play The Mooncusser's Tale. In this talk, uncover a little of our maritime history and how a legend became an awarded radio play. 


The Mooncusser's Tale is a haunting story of piracy and family conflict on 19th century Wellfleet. The work was awarded a Brewster Cultural Council grant, and the Silver prize from the audio and podcast festival Hear Now! The talk will be accompanied by slides of places which helped inspire The Mooncusser's Tale

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 


Vote for the Friends of Dennis Public Library Duck

Our duck, entered into the Rubber Duck Regatta by the Friends of Dennis Public Library, celebrates children's illustrator and author Eric Carle, who wrote 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Mr. Carle turned 90 this past June.

Vote for your favorite dressed up duck this Sunday, September 8th, from 11-3 at the Rubber Duck Regatta taking place at Corporation Beach. The event is organized by The Dennis Conservation Land Trust.

September Artist- Brenda Fernandez

Art Reception ~ Thursday, September 5th from 5-7pm


Brenda Fernandez is an Abstract, Collage and Mixed Media artist. Her artwork will be on display in the Dennis Public Library meeting room throughout the month of September. All are welcome to explore and enjoy the art. 

Brenda expresses her art through bold colors, energy and emotion. She begins her paintings by putting words, markings, and shapes on the substrate of choice. The colors, paint and paper come easily as she uses her fingers, palette knives, spatulas, brushes and whatever her intuition guides her to use to complete her art. 

On her journey Brenda has taken art classes, art retreats, online art classes and she paints as often as she can. She is a member of Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She is inspired simply by being alive and feeling the freedom of expressing herself through painting. Brenda paints monthly at the Bonnie Brewer Art Studio in Dennis in a group setting.

The artist will be at the library on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7pm for an art reception. We hope you can join us. 

Wireless Printing Now Available!

The library has a new photocopier/printer that now has wireless printing capabilities. 


photocopier

Patrons are now able to print directly from most smartphones, 
tablets and laptops. 

Please see a librarian if you have questions about wireless printing. 
Black and white prints only. Prints and copies are 20 cents per page. 

Author Talk: The Captain's House

book cover of the captain's house

Wednesday, August 14th at 4:00


Join author Dr. Donna Bevans for a talk about her new book, The Captain's House, an intriguing story about a haunted house in Harwich filled with suspense, mystery and romance.

Do you believe in ghosts? Rachel didn't, and she wasn't going to let the rumors of ghosts and a curse stop her from buying the lovely sea captain's house on Cape Cod.

Voices in the night, footsteps overhead, and banging noises started to make Rachel think the rumors of a haunted house might be right, but it took meeting the ghosts face-to-face to make her a true believer.

Electric Suppliers: Are you really $aving?

Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m.


By special request, a representative from the Office of the Attorney General will discuss your electric supply options, focusing on competitive electric suppliers.

Learn about:
· the tactics these companies, sometimes referred to as third-party electric suppliers, use when contacting consumers to get them to switch to their service.
· tips for consumers when they evaluate their electric rate so that they can make an informed decision about their electric supply.

The Attorney General’s Office has issued a report noting that Massachusetts residents who switched to competitive electric supply companies collectively lost over $175 million over a two-year period.