The Great Dennis Read

On May 22, 2018 PBS stations will feature a two-hour event to kick off an eight part series profiling America's favorite books. The nationwide summer reading initiative will culminate in a vote to determine "America's Best-Loved Novel."


The Dennis Libraries would like you to have your chance to choose your favorite reads! At the end we will all discover our local favorites. Select five titles from "The Great American Read" list found here, or choose your own five. List your choices by September 1, 2018. We will tally the results.

Which books will be the favorites in Dennis? Only you can help us find out!

Enter your top 5 novels online! Paper ballots are also available at all five Dennis Libraries.

CANCELLED- Documentary~ Divide in Concord

Cancelled: Saturday, May 19th at 10:00

Unfortunately the scheduled showing of this documentary has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The bottled water ban...

Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small-town America. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local 84-year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. 

Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading a controversial crusade.

Girls Who Code Field Trip

Recently the members of our "Girls Who Code" club were able to visit the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for an fun and educational field trip.

They were given a history of some of the different kinds of ships and vessels including the Alvin, a human occupied submersible vehicle, REMUS, a programmable robotic vehicle, and the Sentry, designed for operations on the seafloor to over 19,500 ft. They also learned about the different moorings and buoys used around the world to help study the ocean. They toured the "back rooms" and were able to see first hand where the scientists worked. 

The girls had the opportunity to go to the docks to see some of the ships including the Atlantic that carries the Alvin and the Neil Armstrong. After the tour they walked to the Ocean Science Discovery Center to see some of the vessels. It was a great visit and everyone learned a great deal.



Interested in learning more about "Girls Who Code"? Visit girlswhocode.com and keep an eye out in the fall for information regarding next year's club. 

Pastel Paint Monet's Water Lilies

Greg's pastel of a water lily

Saturday, June 2nd from 12:30-3:00


We are hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present a hands-on workshop for adults, “Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies.” This pastel painting workshop is designed for everyone, from beginners to experienced artists. 

Imagine using the actual imagery that inspired Monet to paint his “Water Lily” paintings. In this new workshop, participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop. All will keep their pastel paintings.

Registration is required, and seats may fill quickly so please call 508-760-6219 to save your spot.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

May Art Display~ Annie Wait

Flowers painting

Reception Thursday, May 10th from 4:00-5:30


Annie Wait is the featured artist at Dennis Public Library for the month of May. Her exhibit of fine oil, mixed and water color paintings will run from May 1st through May 28th. Stop in to see her beautiful work in the library's meeting room. 

Art lovers and patrons are also invited to attend a "Meet the Artist" reception for Annie Wait that will take place on Thursday, May 10th from 4:00 to 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

swamp painting

Coloring for the Soul: The Finishing Touch

colored drawing of yellow fish

Saturday, May 5th from 11-2


Join Avis for another great Coloring for the Soul workshop! This time she will be showing you how to apply some finishing touches to your completed coloring pages to make your masterpieces even more unique and frame worthy. Bring your completed works, or start a new one for this workshop. 

Call the library to register, 508-760-6219. Bring a snack/lunch and any completed coloring pages you would like to work with.

Organic Gardening

green plants and buckets of soil

Saturday, April 28th at noon


Join Master Gardener Mike Almonte from the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod for an informational talk on organic gardening.

Organic gardening rejects the use of all artificial chemicals, including pesticides used to control insects, diseases and weeds. Pesticides can kill good insects along with the bad, and can be harmful to animals and humans. The goal of organic gardening is to build soil's organic matter and then rely on natural sources of supplemental nutrients. Join us to learn more about organic gardening.

MGACC is a volunteer organization with the mission of helping others to learn to grow. The Master Gardeners are trained by Cape Cod Cooperative Extension with a purpose to extend the outreach of unbiased, scientific based information to the public.

Educational Art Show

Saturday, April 14th from 10:00-2:00


Stop by the library for a free educational art show for all ages. This program is hosted by Inspiration is Everywhere! Local artists will have works on display. There will also be a workshop activity.

Inspiration is Everywhere is a community-centered volunteer group that seeks to expand the ways in which people view the world artistically. The primary focus of this art show is to inspire people to utilize recycled and upcycled art materials. Pieces are displayed alongside their raw materials to demonstrate the ways in which ordinary objects can be transformed.