Library Status

The Dennis Public Library will welcome patrons back into our building on Tuesday, June 15th, when our regular, pre-COVID hours will resume: Tues.-Thurs. 10-8; Fri. & Sat. 10-2. We are following the Governor's advisory: People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 need not wear masks, while unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks for their health and safety.

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.