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Author's Friday - Paul Kemprecos

Friday, May 30 at 2:00 pm

The Author's Friday Series is very pleased to welcome Dennisport author and Friend of the Dennis Public Library Paul Kemprecos. The author’s latest mystery novel Grey Lady was released last November. The story takes place mostly on Nantucket and continues the adventures of Aristotle "Soc" Socarides, a Cape Cod-based private detective. “Soc” has legions of fans who requested the return of their favorite protagonist. Kemprecos happily obliged.
Paul Kemprecos’ first book in the “Soc” series, Cool Blue Tomb, received the Shamus award for best original paperback from the Private Eye Writers of America. He also collaborated with Clive Cussler, the "master of adventure," in creating and writing eight novels in the best-selling NUMA Files series. When that collaboration ended, Kemprecos wrote an adventure novel on his own, The Emerald Scepter, whose protagonist Matt Hawkins is a former Navy SEAL living in Woods Hole. He is at work on a sequel to the first Hawkins book.

Please register at the Library or call 508-760-6219. This year's Author's Friday Series is charging a $5 fee for attendance, which benefits the Friends of the Dennis Public Library. All funds raised help pay for library programs and materials.

Successful Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, May 17 at 12:00 pm


Mary Lou Roberts of the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will teach our audience. Just starting out? Don’t be intimidated! You, too, can grow beautiful vegetables that are healthful, taste delicious, and can help save you money at the grocery store. Small growing spaces or large growing spaces can work.


Mary Lou will look at many aspects of vegetable gardening, including the benefits of organic gardening, the use of compost, and growing beyond the summer for terrific vegetables during other seasons. And consider the possibility of growing edible flowers! Come and get you first taste of gardening wisdom or refresh your basic knowledge. Questions welcome.

Coyotes on the Cape

Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 pm


Coyotes are one of the most adaptive mammals in North America. Their ability to adapt has resulted in an ever increasing range and their establishment on Cape Cod. This top predator is feared, misunderstood, and sometimes abused. Staff from the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable will share coyote ecology and life histories, dispel myths, and offer better ways for people to coexist with this wily canine.

Downton Abbey Fan Club - April Meeting Rescheduled

Saturday, May 3 at 1:00 pm

Due to the Easter holiday, the Downton Abbey Fan Club as been rescheduled from Saturday, April 19th to Saturday, May 3rd. We hope you can join us! Maureen O'Brien will lead the discussion.

Author's Friday - Peter Pezzelli

Friday, April 25 at 2:00 pm

The Author's Friday Series is back for 2014 with author Peter Pezzelli starting the lineup. Mr. Pezzelli is the author of six novels, all set mostly in Rhode Island or Italy. Translated worldwide into over a dozen languages, his stories of life, love, friendship, and family have been featured in Reader's Digest Select Editions and Doubleday Book Club and are favorites of library book clubs around the United States. His newest book, The Glassblower's Apprentice, published by West Passage Publishing Company, was released in October 2013.

Please register at the Library or call 508-760-6219. This year's Author's Friday Series is charging a $5 fee for attendance, which benefits the Friends of the Dennis Public Library. All funds raised help pay for library programs and materials.

April Meeting Room Artists-AmeriCorps Cape Cod



The Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod display is part of a traveling exhibit put on by the members of AmeriCorps Cape Cod. The exhibit, "Cape Cod through Our Eyes," is running at various venues, and will be featured in our meeting room from April 3-26th.  All the work is by current AmeriCorps members or alumni.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod serves Barnstable County in four focus areas: natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, community outreach and development, and environmental education. The 32 members who live and serve on the Cape experience a unique side of the Cape through the seasons. This collection is intended to show some of their favorite experiences and places on Cape Cod, and share some of the knowledge they have gained. 

Come see their beautiful work!