Library Updates

On February 4, 2020 the Dennis Public Library will reopen to serve patrons. Repairs to areas damaged by water on January 20, 2020 have been completed. The Children’s Room and the Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room sustained damage in an earlier event on November 8, 2019, and will remain closed until carpet is delivered later this month.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program that is normally offered at this time of year in the Meeting Room has been relocated to the Dennis Union Church at 713 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA, through the month of February. Please call Susan Reilly at the Dennis Senior Center to arrange an appointment for tax preparation assistance: 508-385-5067. Voting on March 3, 2020, for Precinct #3 will still take place at Dennis Public Library.

The Dennis Public Library wishes to thank all of those who reached out with good wishes and offers of assistance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ireland: The Land of St. Patrick

Saturday, March 14th at 12:00


Join us for a presentation from Irish historian Sean Murphy. He will bring you into the world of Irish music, dance, comedy, and songs through the work of some of Ireland's greatest entertainers and its emerging pool of talent.

This event will be a multi-media presentation and will give a cultural and social history of Ireland. Fun for the entire family. There will also be a short historical narrative of the life and times of Saint Patrick.

Sean Murphy was born and reared in Dublin and came to live on Cape Cod in 2005. He has a passion for his homeland and loves to share his knowledge and interest through classes, workshops and conversation. He is a teacher of Irish history, music, and dance.
He currently teaches courses at the Irish Cultural Center of New England in Canton, Cape Cod Sons of Erin, and the Cape Cod Cultural Center.

Reopening Tuesday 2/4!

The Dennis Public Library will reopen on Tuesday, February 4th!


The repairs to the main part of the library are complete after a leaking sprinkler pipe caused damage to the library's circulation desk and back office on January 20th. 

Those who were waiting to pick up holds will have until Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00 to pick up your items. We will be open our regular hours all week.


The library's meeting room and children's room will remain closed for a few more weeks as work is finished in those areas. 

We appreciate your patience and continued patronage as we work threw our repair projects. Please stop by to see us soon.

Take Your Child to the Library Day at the other Dennis Libraries

Due our building closure, Dennis Public Library will not be able to participate in this year’s “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, February 1st. However, the other Dennis libraries are looking forward to welcoming you:  

Dennis Memorial Library, located at 1020 Old Bass River Road in Dennis (02638), will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and have a drop in open house from 2:00-4:00 p.m., which offers crafts, puzzles, games, and books.  

Jacob Sears Memorial Library, located at 23 Center Street in East Dennis (02641), will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Select a yummy treat from Harry Potter’s trunk.  

South Dennis Library, located at 389 Main Street in South Dennis (02660), will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and have a drop in craft and scavenger hunt.

West Dennis Library, located at 260 Main Street (02670) in West Dennis, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the lovely vintage doll house and giant Corduroy bear.

New Genealogical Database!

HeritageQuest is now available to access at home or in the library!


HeritageQuest is a genealogical database that you can use to search census records, town directories, immigration records, and much more. Click on the image below to get started. 

This and other great resources can be found by clicking on our "Research Help" page and choosing "Gale Reference Databases."




CLOSURE UPDATE

Due to water damage to our Circulation Desk and Back Office areas, we will remain closed until further notice. 


Thank you for staying faithful to us through our repair projects. We so value your patronage!  

Saturday, February 1st from 10:00-2:00


The Dennis Libraries invite you to help celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day,” an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to local libraries. Explore our materials for children and meet our friendly staff and volunteers.



This year’s “Take Your Child to the Library Day” is on Saturday, February 1st. Come and see us:

Dennis Public Library, located at 5 Hall Street in Dennis Port (02639), will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and present a drop-in craft and drawing prizes.

Dennis Memorial Library, located at 1020 Old Bass River Road in Dennis (02638), will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and have a drop in open house from 2:00-4:00 p.m., which offers crafts, puzzles, games, and books.  

Jacob Sears Memorial Library, located at 23 Center Street in East Dennis (02641), will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Select a yummy treat from Harry Potter’s trunk.  

South Dennis Library, located at 389 Main Street in South Dennis (02660), will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and have a drop in craft and scavenger hunt.

West Dennis Library, located at 260 Main Street (02670) in West Dennis, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the lovely vintage doll house and giant Corduroy bear.

Let us introduce you to what the Dennis Libraries have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you.

CANCELLED- Book Folding Craft

Wednesday, January 22nd at 2:00


This program has been cancelled. We will post again when it is rescheduled.

Come to the library to make a hedgehog paper organizer out of a paperback book! These cute little guys are fun, relaxing and easy to make. Add embellishments like a bow tie, hat, or ribbon to give your hedgehog personality and flare!

This program is geared to ages 16-adult.

Registration is preferred, so give us a call to sign up at 508-760-6219

Genealogy Program Series

Presented by Cape Cod Genealogical Society


LOCATION UPDATE: The first session on 1/23 will take place at the West Dennis Library. 

Dennis Public Library is hosting a three-part series of genealogy workshops, presented by the Cape Cod Genealogical Society. 

The programs will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30, January-March, 2020.


January 23rd: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods (Location: West Dennis Library)
February 27th: Immigration and Migration in Genealogy
March 26th: Using the Census for Genealogical Research

Attendance at all three workshops is recommended, but not required. 
Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to sign up. 

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