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

A Public Comment period will run until January 1, 2020 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:

Library re-opens Wednesday, Nov. 13th with limited services

On November 8, 2019 the Dennis Public Library experienced a mechanical failure in an air handler, which caused extensive water damage to portions of the building.

The Library, with the exception of the damaged areas, is expected to re-open Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019 at its normal time of 10:00 a.m. The Library will have limited services, but patrons will be able to return and check out material.

The public computers and Wi-Fi will not be functional for another few weeks until renovations are nearing completion. All phone lines at the Library are currently out of service. 

The Benjamin & Ruth Muse Meeting Room and the Children's Room will not be accessible until work is completed. Portions of the Children's collections have been relocated to the main area of the Library, where Storytime will still take place on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Please check our website: www.dennispubliclibrary.org to see relocations or cancellations of programs and other events.

Closed Tuesday, November 12th

On Friday, November 8, 2019 at approximately 6am, the Dennis Public Library experienced a broken coil resulting in damage to the library’s children’s room and meeting room..

For the safety of its patrons, the library  will remain closed through Tuesday, November 12th as we continue to clean up.

Most scheduled programs have been cancelled for this week. If you have questions about if a program will take place, please contact the library when we are open again.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we get everything back in order.

Closed Friday and Saturday, November 8-9

Due to a building issue, the library will be closed on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9.
We will update here and on our Facebook page with any updates. 

The tour of Howe’s Cemetery on Saturday at 1:00 will go ahead as planned.

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

CANCELLED- Poetry Reading- Ronald Harrison Fenn

Saturday, November 16th at 11:00

***This program has been cancelled***

Join us for a poetry reading titled "Gathered Short Poems of the Seasons" by published poet Ronald Harrison Fenn. Mr. Fenn has shared his poetry at the library several times in the past, always to glowing reviews from the audience. We appreciate his continued support and willingness to share his writing with the community.

Mr. Fenn has written 15 volumes of journal, five collections of ongoing poetry, short story, essays, book reviews, letters and public lectures. 

A teacher at Cape Cod Community College, he previously taught at Cambridge College and Suffolk University. He is a past member of the Shakespeare Oxford Society and Shakespeare Fellowship.

His poems have been published in the 2014 Dennis Conservation Land Trust newsletter and the Cape Cod Times Sunday edition in July 2019, chosen by blind selection by a panel of published poets. Upcoming in the fall/winter Dennis Conservation Land Trust Newsletter, upon their request and selection, his recent short poem "Naked Loss of Trees" will be published to highlight their topical theme on reforestation. 

Mr. Fenn devotes his time to writing, traveling and uncovering historical roots of uniquely diverse American character. He lectures at schools, colleges and civic organizations with topics ranging from poetry to early American history.


11/16/2019

Friends of Dennis Public Library Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 14th at 4:00


You are invited to the Friends of Dennis Public Library's Annual Meeting. 

At this meeting, officers of the Friends Board will be elected for the 2019-2020 year. 

Members of the Friends of Dennis Public Library, as well as anyone interested in joining as a board member or committee member are encouraged to attend. 

The Friends support the library by raising funds for materials and services. They sponsor lectures, the summer reading program, and other beneficial activities. Funds for these purposes come from the annual dues paid by members of the Friends, fundraising activities and events, and the Friends' book sale. Stop by the meeting to learn more about the Friends and how you can help!

This meeting is open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the Friends to attend.  

CANCELLED~ Author Talk: Joseph Theroux

Wednesday, November 13th at 4:00

***This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule, so please check back for a new date.***

Join local author Joseph Theroux as he discusses the third installment in his Robert Louis Stevenson Detective series, "Honolulu Dragon."

Following the success of their detective work in the cases of "The Devil's Throat" and "The White Kahuna," Lloyd Osbourne and his step-father Robert Louis Stevenson find themselves in a world of murder and intrigue in Hawaii.


Joseph Theroux has published four previous novels, as well as fiction and historical articles for the Pacific Islands Monthly, New Pacific, Hawaii, Honolulu, Spirit of Aloha, and Historic Nantucket. He has lived in Samoa, Hawaii, and now resides on Cape Cod. 

11/13/2019

CANCELLED~ Census Bureau Information Session

Tuesday, November 12th at 4:00

***This event has been cancelled.***

A representative from the US Census Bureau will be at the library for an information session for anyone interested in learning more about being a census taker for the upcoming 2020 US Census. Come with any questions about the process and learn how to apply.

November Artist~ Susan Chalke

The Dennis Council on Aging and the Dennis Public Library are collaborating to showcase the talent of senior artists in the community. Throughout November, come and view the artwork of Susan Chalke at Dennis Public Library. This "Sneak Peek" is the first in a series that will give audiences a chance to preview an artist's work, which will later be displayed at the Dennis Council on Aging after its grand re-opening.

Susan Chalke is a local artist, living in Dennis. She graduated from The New England School of Art in Boston in 1950 on a three year scholarship. Exhibits of her work have been displayed at juried shows here on the Cape, at the Cape Cod Art Association, of which she was a member, the Cape Playhouse, the Yarmouth Art Guild, of which she was a member, on C3TV “Women Creating Art” Show, and at the Chatham Arts Center. She uses both water and oil.

Note from the artist: "I prefer to be called Sue. I am an eighty seven year old artist who has lived in Dennis for over fifty years. I started drawing before I went to first grade."