Quilt Honors Patricia "Tish" Murphy

This beautiful quilt is dedicated to former Children's Librarian Tish Murphy. Click here to read more...

Food for Fines!

Starting Tuesday, November 1st

Now is the chance to give to the community AND clean your library slate! During this holiday season, donate one canned or dry goods item for every $1 in fines owed, up to $10 worth. Items must be sealed and unexpired. All collected food will be donated to the Dennis Council on Aging Food Pantry.

Thank you for your help!

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod with Don Wilding

Saturday, November 5th at 12:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon discussion on Saturday, November 5th at 12:30 p.m. at Dennis Public Library. Don Wilding will be at the library to discuss some of the great shipwrecks and rescues on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, ranging from the earliest days of the U.S. Lifesaving Service (1872) to the early years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the first half of the 20th century. Join Don for a look at the wrecks of the Castagna, the Francis, the Montclair, the Jason, the Portland, and more.

An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of the book, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore.”  

Orleans Library employee displays at Dennis Public Library

Jamie Forster is a local Cape Cod artist & Orleans library employee who has enjoyed taking photos of the world around her. From the 35mm film to digital photography, there has always been something captivating to catch her eye and make her want to immortalize those moments and things by taking a picture.

Jamie attended a class at Cape Cod Community College on digital photography and learned a lot about photography and the editing process. She enjoys taking pictures from her point of view and showing others how she views the world. Only a few of her photos have been digitally altered to be made into art using an editing program. No matter where she is, whenever she looks around, she finds many opportunities to capture on film.

Jamie’s work will be on display for the month of October at the Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St., Dennis Port. A reception will be held Thursday, October 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. 

MBCC's "Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come into our lobby and pick up materials provided by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Its educational outreach program entitled "Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure" means to empower discussions between health professionals and patients regarding environmental exposures and chemicals of concern.

The Coalition has created a one-of-a-king booklet for health professionals that summarizes scientific evidence linking exposure and effect for many common chemicals of concern and suggests how to begin environmental health conversations with patients. The accompanying patient brochure (available in several languages) describes basic steps from individuals and families to reduce problematic exposures and choose safer alternatives to toxic products. The goal of the program is to reduce toxic exposures, which has implications for reducing the burden and cost of all environmentally-linked diseases.

They're here!

Our new public computers are in the house! Thanks to a generous contribution by the Friends of the Dennis Public Librarywe now have new Windows 10 computers. 

Come in and experience the latest technology. Thank you, Friends and patrons, for your continued support!

The Writer’s Studio: Where writers with great potential meet

Fridays starting September 30th from 10:00-12:00

Everyone has a story to tell. With the Internet, Kindles, and Nooks, self-publishing your writing is easy. Everyone can read and buy your stories and books globally. The new digital age makes the process easier than you think.

Starting on Friday, September 30th S.D. Anderson, PhD, Indie author and publisher, will lead a weekly writers’ group. You will learn how to write and publish your own work and have fun doing it. Please call the library to register for the first studio: 508-760-6219.

S.D. Anderson has been self-publishing for more than 30 years in the Visionary Fiction genre. All of her books, fiction and non-fiction, websites, and blogs maintain a spiritual and mystical element merging Easter and Western philosophies. Living on her magical Cape Cod, she actively participates in a weekly writers’ group through Cape Cod Writers Center and is a member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance. 

Now's your chance - Seashell Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, September 17 at 12:30 pm

Get your crafty on! There are a few spaces left in our Seashell Wreath Making Workshop. Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions will instruct our audience on how to make a 10-inch seashell wreath. Basic materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sea treasures and fall accents to add to your wreath.

Appropriate of age 5 (with adult supervision) and up. Limited to 25 participants. A $15 materials fee must be paid to the library at the time of registration. See you Saturday!

Help our Schools

The Dennis Libraries support the Stop & Shop A+ Program to help our schools at no cost to you.

With a Stop & Shop card, you can register online at www.stopandshop.com. Click "My Stop & Shop Card" and then select A+ School Rewards. Choose West Dennis, Ezra H. Baker School.

You can only register once starting September 2016. At the end of each month the A+ rewards will be calculated and credited to the school. The schools use the cash for books, supplies, and other purposes.

Thank you for helping support our schools!