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The Night Skies and Astronomy

Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 pm

Jarvis Hunt, master of Earth Science and Astronomy, presents a slide show that highlights many features of the night sky. Learn about tides and the effects of the moon and the sun on tide levels and tide frequencies. If weather permits, our speaker and audience will venture outside to view the constellations.

Jarvis Hunt is an instructor and program presenter at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and a former science teacher at an independent school in Massachusetts.

Explore Cape Cod Wild Flowers

Friday, July 16 at 11:00 am

Nancy Wigley and Sue Carr, co-authors of Trailside Treasures: Plants of Cape Cod, will introduce our audience to local wild flowers. These plants are vegetative beauties - not shy and retiring wallflowers! They give us pleasure and make contributions to the qualities of our lives.

Nancy Wigley is a Master Naturalist and retired educator who assists at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Sue Carr is an accomplished nature photographer and former director of the Brewster Ladies Library. Trailside Treasures will be available for signing.

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green Series.

Solar Options with Luke Hinkle

Wednesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm

Learn how to put the power of the sun to work for you! Our guest Luke Hinkle is a scientist and founder of My Generation Energy, a solar energy installation and development company based in Brewster. He conducts a lively discussion and explains why solar power makes sense now, how it works, and what the economics are for installing it on a house or business.

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green" Series.

Author Carol McCleary event - CANCELLED!

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm - CANCELLED!

We are sorry to say that Carol McCleary will not be appearing on Wednesday due to illness, which she apparently picked up during a recent book signing in California. We hope that she is feeling better soon, and the event will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for further news...

Artist Michele Mennucci - Show Opening

 "Old Wharf Road," 2010
Tuesday, July 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Come and greet artist Michele Mennucci and enjoy refreshments. Michele is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the head of the art department at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence, Rhode Island. She has spent summers in Dennisport since the early 1960s and recently has enjoyed capturing some of her favorite Cape Cod locations on canvas.

The artist's work will be on display in the Meeting Room through the month of July. Most of the paintings are for sale, and Michele is also willing to consider commissioned work.

DPL Book Club

Wednesday, July 21 at 1:30 pm

Like to read? Like to talk about what you read? The Dennis Public Library Book Club always welcomes new members. Come and join the fun as the members discuss American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis.

The Dennis Public Library Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month.

July 4th Holiday - Library Closed

We will be closed on Satuday, July 3rd!

To celebrate the July 4th holiday, which falls on a Sunday, the library will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd.

Enjoy the celebrations and have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Summer Hours are Coming!

Starting July 1st!

Monday - Closed
Tuesday: 10 - 8
Wednesday: 10 - 8
Thursday: 10 - 5
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday: 10 -2
Sunday: Closed

Come see art!

Members of the Yarmouth Art Guild are displaying art in our Meeting Room. Come in and enjoy the show.

This month's featured artist is: Margaret Nelson.

Help us support the arts and support the artist!

D-Y High School Summer Reading List


The D-Y High School Summer Reading List titles are on display in the library. While we don't own EVERY title on the list, we do own many of them, and we have put them all in one place so that you can easily find what you are looking for. We have also pulled the titles that we own on CD and put those out as well. AND, some of the titles are available for download from our OVERDRIVE collection - so you can listen on your iPod or Mp3 player. How cool is that?

First Wednesday Classic Movie - The Birds

Wednesday, July 7 at 11:00 am

The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, follows the story of stylish blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hendren) as she pursues a potential boyfriend to a small town in northern California. Events take a bizarre turn when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. Released in 1963, the film received scant attention from the critics, but it is one of Hitchcock's most psychologically complex works, a tense study of violence, loneliness, and complacency.

Dennis Public Library features classic movies on the first Wednesday of every month.

Author Carol McCleary

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm

Come meet this new local author. Her first book of historical fiction, The Alchemy of Murder, features America's first female investigative reporter, the intrepid Nellie Bly. During Nellie's adventures, she searches for Jack the Ripper in Paris, falls in love with Jules Verne, weasels her way into Louis Pasteur's lab, and finds a fast friend in Oscar Wilde. It turns out that the plucky journailst is one unflappable female sleuth!

The author lives on Cape Cod and is now hard at work on Nellie Bly's next adventure.

Author's Friday - Brunonia Barry

Friday, June 25 at 2:00 pm

Best-selling author Brunonia Barry meets with our audience just after the release of her much-anticipated second novel, The Map of True Places. Her first novel, The Lace Reader, won the prestigious Best Fiction of 2009 award at the International Women's Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy, and was a New York Times and national best-seller.

The author has been a New York and Hollywood screen writer and a founding member of the Portland Stage Company.

Gardening for Butterflies

Friday, June 25 at 11:00 am

Get your garden ready for butterflies!
Dennis Murley from Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary talks to our audience. Learn the names of plant species that attract both butterflies and their offspring. You can provide a colorful backyard habitat where butterflies find nectar and lay eggs!

Part of Dennis Public Library's "Green" Series.

Author Jerald Walker

Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

Come meet the extraordinary man who traces his own life in the new book, Street Shadows. Critics praise the memoir, which is masterfully told and marked by irony and humor, as well as a simmering anger and a barely controlled sadness.

In Street Shadows, Walker conveys the story of a young man's youthful descent into the "thug life" and the wake-up call that led to his finding himself again. Our guest and his truly inspirational work will appeal to audiences of all ages.

DPL Book Club

Wednesday, June 16 at 1:30 pm

Like to read? Like to talk about what you read? The Dennis Public Library Book Club welcomes new members! Come and join the fun as they discuss A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore.

The Dennis Public Library Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month.