Quilt Honors Patricia "Tish" Murphy

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

Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty

Saturday, December 10th at 12pm


Please join us for a celebration of the spirit of Christmas featuring Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty along with Vocalist Fr. John Dolan and Flutist William Miner.  

The talented Ms. Doherty's programs are annual favorites at Dennis Public Library. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, she studied harp under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has performed throughout Europe and North America.

This program will feature a brief history and timeline leading up to the Christmas event punctuated with songs, carols and instrumental music of the harp and flute inspired by Christmas. All ages are welcome at this enriching musical event. 

Thanksgiving Hours

Closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving


The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Wednesday (10-8) and Saturday (10-2). 

We hope you have a fun, safe and loving holiday with family and friends. 

Library Open House and Annual Friends Meeting

Saturday, November 19th


The Friends of the Dennis Public Library will hold an Open House and Annual Meeting at the library on Saturday, November 19th at 12:30pm. The public is invited to meet the newly appointed Dennis Library Director Cynthia Cullen and Assistant Director Nicole Kramer and to view the bank of 9 recently acquired updated computers, 5 of which were funded by the Friends. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The Friends 2016 Annual Meeting and election of officers will be held at 1:30pm. Membership on the Board of the Friends is available to anyone interested in supporting the library and helping it to continue to be a valuable asset to the community. 

Closed in observance of Veterans Day

The library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.


Regular hours will resume on Saturday (10-2). Have a safe and happy holiday remembering those who served and those who continue to serve our country.




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.”  

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. The group is currently full. Please call the library to be added to the wait list: 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.