Library Status

The library building is open to the public and waiting to welcome you.

New local author Mary Anne Dennison

Wednesday June 12 at 7:00 pm

Mary Anne Dennison is receiving great reviews for her first novel Elegy for Paula. Set in Chatham, her protagonist Anna Wells meets a charming widower at church and falls in love. After a whirlwind courtship, the two get married, but how much does Anna really know about her new husband? Perhaps he isn’t what he seems. Favorite local author Rose Connors says “here’s a nail biter that doesn’t let you go until the last page is turned.” Come meet Ms. Dennison and explore Anna’s story. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Mary Anne Dennison was raised in rural Connecticut, graduated from Mount Holyoke College, read classical literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, and studied in France and Greece. Lulled by the sea, she moved to Cape Cod in 1980, where she lives with Amos, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Horseshoe Crabs

Friday, June 7 at 11:00 am


Join Jodie Limon Montoya, Education Coordinator from the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as she talks about Horseshoe Crabs. They are spawning in our sands! These ancient creatures have been around for 400 million years, adapting to and withstanding every conceivable change time has presented. They have a critical role in the lives of the Red Knot, a migratory shorebird, and are important to biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry. Cape Cod is home to a population of Horseshoe Crabs in severe decline and unsustainably harvested for bait. Learn about what Mass Audubon and other conservation groups are doing to protect this amazing marine creature here on Cape Cod.

New History Book Club

Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 pm

Love history? Join Lew Taylor, owner of the "Cannot Live Without Books" Book Store in West Dennis, as he leads the history group through an interesting discussion. The New History Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month.


Author's Friday Series - Lisa Genova

Friday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Best -selling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, perennial favorite Lisa Genova returns with Love Anthony, her intensely intimate portrait of people dealing with the complexity of autism.

Please call the Library to register for this event. Seats are filling up fast!

Attracting Butterflies

Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Join Mass Audubon naturalist Jodie Montoya for a colorful virtual tour of Cape Cod's Butterfly fauna and be inspired by the love of the Lepidoptera! We will see many of Cape Cod's 76 species, such as the Monarch, Painted Lady, and Red Admiral. Gardening for butterflies is easy, beneficial to the environment, and helps support a healthy, thriving butterfly population on Cape Cod. We will identify the best native nectaring and host plants for your garden and highlight the most productive butterfly habitats on Cape Cod.