Library Updates

On February 4, 2020 the Dennis Public Library will reopen to serve patrons. Repairs to areas damaged by water on January 20, 2020 have been completed. The Children’s Room and the Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room sustained damage in an earlier event on November 8, 2019, and will remain closed until carpet is delivered later this month.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program that is normally offered at this time of year in the Meeting Room has been relocated to the Dennis Union Church at 713 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA, through the month of February. Please call Susan Reilly at the Dennis Senior Center to arrange an appointment for tax preparation assistance: 508-385-5067. Voting on March 3, 2020, for Precinct #3 will still take place at Dennis Public Library.

The Dennis Public Library wishes to thank all of those who reached out with good wishes and offers of assistance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Author's Friday Special Fundraiser - Andre Dubus III

Friday, July 26 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are very fortunate to have the illustrious Andre Dubus III as the featured guest at this month's Author's Friday Special fundraiser at the Sea View Restaurant at 76 Chase Ave. in  Dennisport. A product of an famous literary family, Andre has written five novels, including The House of Sand and Fog, which was a huge bestseller that was later adapted into an Academy-nominated motion picture starring Ben Kingsley. His powerful memoir Townie was #4 on the NYT Bestseller List and earned Andre rave reviews and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Currently, Andre is at work on the screenplay which will be based on his life story as told in Townie.

Laymen and fellow authors alike describe Andre Dubus III as "inspirational" and "eloquent" with a "great sense of humor." Of course, the main reason people flock to an Andre Dubus III personal appearance is his incredible life story. Essentially left to fend for himself by his father at a very young age, Andre grew up in the drug and crime infested mill towns along the Merrimack River where he quickly had to learn how to defend himself. He struggled to become a writer by supporting himself working night jobs as a bartender, office cleaner, halfway house counselor, and even bounty hunter. Today he is married with three children, teaches writing at UMass Lowell, is about to release his sixth novel, while adapting Townie to a screenplay, and is in great demand at a guest speaker and presenter. Tickets may be purchased at the Library or by mail; $25 each in advance or $30 at door.