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.

Wampanoags Yesterday, Today, and on Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 15 at 12:00 pm 

Come explore the culture that greeted some of the first European settlers in America. A Native museum educator from the Wampanoag Indigenous program at Plimouth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) will discuss the life and culture of the Wampanoag People, who continue to make their homes on Cape Cod today.

Hear the Native perspective on Thanksgiving. For the Wampanoag, it was Keepunumuk, the time of the harvest, while the English calendar said it was the autumn of 1621. In a small English town on the edge of the sea, more than 90 Wampanoag men shared food with 52 colonists. Over the centuries, the story of this gathering has been lost, recovered, told and retold. More than 200 hundred years later, this three-day celebration would come to be known as the First Thanksgiving. Images and artifacts will help reveal the special event that took place during those days.