Town-related News and Updates

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library has no building access at this time. Curbside pickup is available. Our book drop is open for returns.

Staff can assist with curbside pickup service Tuesdays-Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled pickup hours are Tuesdays from 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays from 12:00-6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please call the library at 508-760-6219.

Visit the Town's website for local information and updates regarding COVID-19:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Book Banning in the U.S.A.

Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.


Can you name a few books that you should be reading? How about naming a few books that people think you should not be reading? Many of us know that books have been banned in other places like the Middle East and Russia, but how about the United States? Even here book banning happens. And it’s not just ancient history; book banning is alive and well today, although sometimes in a subtle form – like an item’s quiet removal from a book shelf or a school curriculum.  

Anne Speyer, librarian, teacher, and ardent bibliophile, will explore the history of book banning. You will probably discover that at least one of your own favorites is on someone else’s “people shouldn’t read” list.