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

The Cape Cod Railroad and the Wharves

Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm

Come and continue to expand your knowledge of Cape Cod railroads. Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, returns with the story of the relationship between Cape Cod’s railroads and the wharves in three different Cape Cod villages. In 1848 the coming of the railroad was a boon to the Cape’s development and commerce. The railroad had tracks on three wharves in Woods Hole, Hyannis, and Provincetown. So began the shipment of products and people by rail and sea to and from the Cape. Building materials, food stuffs, and coal arrived, while fish, sand, and cranberries left. Meanwhile the two south shore wharves became transfer points for passengers going to and from the Islands. Discover this period in Cape Cod’s history, when chugging trains and steaming ships were important features of the Cape Cod landscape.