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Poetry Reading with Ronald Harrison Fenn

dessert with blue cloud filled sky photo by Ron Fenn

Saturday, November 4th at 12:30


Please join us for a poetry reading with local poet and author Ronald Harrison Fenn entitled Riding the American Southwest: A Collection of Poems Spanning the Course of Seventeen Centuries. Mr. Fenn recently returned from a trip to New Mexico and Southern Colorado where he was inspired to add to his collection of poems reflecting on the American Southwest.

The selected poems from Fenn's American Southwest Collection are consequential expressions of desert meditations wherein the underlying mantra connects time, place and people to the human dimension of common experience and perennial wisdom transmitted through the ages. 

Mr. Fenn is the author of fifteen volumes of journal, five collections of ongoing poetry, one short story, numerous essays, book reviews, letters, and public lectures for the past fifty years. 

Local Author Joseph Theroux

book cover "the devil's throat"

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm


Local author Joseph Theroux will be at Dennis Public Library for a book signing and to talk about his book, “The Devil’s Throat.”

“The Devil’s Throat” is set in 1889 in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Robert Louis Stevenson investigates the murder of volcano painter Jules Tavernier. Stevenson gets caught up in the intrigue of secret societies and Chinese tongs. His investigations ultimately lead him to the treasure of Kamehameha the Great’s tomb.

Local author Joseph Theroux has published one novel, “Black Coconuts, Brown Magic.” He has written fiction and historical articles for the Pacific Islands Monthly, New Pacific, Hawaii, Honolulu, Spirit of Aloha, Historic Nantucket, and The Journal of Pacific History. He lived in Samoa, Hawaii, and now resides on Cape Cod.

Owls of Cape Cod

photo of eagle owl

Saturday, October 21st at Noon


North America's owls are commonly thought of as secretive and nocturnal forest inhabitants. In fact, many owls can be observed, or at least detected during daylight hours, and with a little experience can be discovered relatively easily. Learn how to identify Cape Cod's owl species, gain insights into their life histories and discover the art of owling!

While there will not be live owls at this program, there will be plenty of great information about these beautiful birds.

This program is presented by an expert from Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Sanctuary. 

October Art Display

Artists' Reception October 11th from 4:00-6:00


We are excited to showcase the paintings of three local artists, Gail M. Burke, Karen Pryce, and Sallie A. Raymond. Their artwork will be on display in our meeting room throughout the month of October. All are encouraged to stop by the library to enjoy the wonderful paintings. 

An artists' reception will be held on Wednesday, October 11th from 4:00-6:00. All are invited to attend.