Library Updates

On January 20, 2020 the Dennis Public Library experienced water damage to its Circulation Desk and Back Office areas due to a leaking sprinkler pipe.

The Library will remain closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to allow for clean up and repair of the affected areas. Additional closure time may be necessary to complete work. Stay tuned for further updates.

During this time period, the remaining four Dennis village libraries are fully operational and open to serve patrons. For information on these libraries, locations, and hours, please see the Town of Dennis website for the Departmental listing for Libraries at https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/libraries.


A review of the History of People of Color on Cape Cod

Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 am

John Reed, currently the chair of the Zion Union Heritage Museum of Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA, leads our audience in a discussion of the struggles and achievements of People of Color in this historic region. He will show some of the newly produced documentary entitled Journeys in the Light: Untold Stories of Cape Cod.
(DVD cover art by Carl Lopes.)

The documentary, while addressing frankly such difficult topics as  slavery here on Cape Cod during the Colonial Period, highlights the courageous individuals who led the fight for freedom, drove for education and economic progress, transformed oppression into brilliant forms of creative expression, served the country in every war, and came to excel in sports, entrepreneurship, teaching, the arts, community service, and various other professions here on the Cape and around the country.

John Reed has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked in the Barnstable Public schools as a social studies teacher and as the Equity/Attendance supervisor. He has been the president of the Cape Cod branch of the NAACP, Civil Rights trainer for the Town of Barnstable citizens’ police academy, and a workshop facilitator for various district public schools on diversity training for students and staff.