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Learn to Letterbox



Wednesday, April 1, from 3:00 - 5:00

Come and discover letterboxing, an old hobby that combines treasure hunting and rubberstamping. Leave with clues to the Dennis Reads Letterbox Series, a rubberstamp, and a journal that was hand decorated by you!

In My Back Yard - Solar Energy Program


Become Solar Power Savvy!

Monday, April 6, 7:00pm

Luke Hinkle, scientist and founder of My Generation Energy, conducts a lively discussion on solar power and how you can put the sun to work for you.

Free! Refreshments!

Tools For Readers

Are you a voracious reader? There are a number of online tools that can help you manage your library cards, find books you want or new titles to read, join an online book club, organize your library, and more!

BookLetters - sign-up for BookLetters e-newsletters delivered right to your email

Booklist Online - read thousands of reviews and hundreds of author profiles and literary articles (you need a Dennis library card to use site, or use at the library)

LibraryElf.com - keep track of your library cards

LibraryThing - organize your library and connect with other readers

goodreads - keep track of what you are reading and want to read, find reader reviews, and connect with other readers

Shelfari - similar to goodreads, but with a highly visual and stylized interface

Bookmarks Magazine Online - free book reviews, articles, and more

Open Book Club - join an online book club

Virtual Catalog - search the state for titles you can't get through CLAMS (you need a CLAMS card to use the site)

WorldCat - search the world for materials in libraries close to you (based on a zip code you enter)

Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved with helping the Dennis Public Library.

Volunteer
The library is always looking for dedicated people to volunteer. In as little as two hours per week, you can make a big difference in your library by helping the staff shelve books, process materials, assist with programs, work the circulation desk, help in the Children's Room, and more. Just call or stop by to find out about our training schedule and how you can help.

Join the FRIENDS of the Dennis Public Library
The mission of the Friends is to support the Library by raising funds for materials and services not covered in the budget provided by the Town, and to sponsor forums, lectures, concerts, and other beneficial activities. Funds for these purposes come from the annual dues paid by members of the Friends, fundraising activities and events, and special donations from individuals and organizations in the community.

On-going activities of the Friends include:

Book sales. Used books, both paper-back and hard cover, are on sale in the Library at low prices. All proceeds go to the Friends.

Engraved bricks. Bricks engraved with a 3-line message of the buyer’s choice, costing $125, are installed in the walkway to the Library. Order forms are available at the Friends desk.

Authors Friday. This free lecture series, which runs from spring to fall, features authors from Cape Cod or whose books are related to the area.

The FRIENDS group needs members and board members! Join and get involved with fundraising and program planning. Stop by the library and visit the FRIENDS Desk for more information and membership details.

Donate
Monetary gifts to help expand our collection are always welcome, as are your gently used books and DVDs which go into our DPL Book Sale or on our lending shelves.

Wish List
Coming Soon!