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Irish Movie Series

black and white film clapperboard

Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 in January and February


Mary Ann Eaton, Instructor of Irish Literature will once again host her Irish Movie Marathon on Friday afternoons this winter. Join us each week for an Irish film and a brief cultural discussion. No admission fee, no registration required. 

**Titles may change due to availability**

January 4- The Hanging Gale (part 1)
January 11- The Hanging Gale (part 2)
January 18- Song of Granite
January 25- Some Mother's Son

February 1- Secret of Kells
February 8- The Secret Scripture
February 15- Song of the Sea
February 22- Maudie

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed on 

Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas, 

and 

Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year's holiday.


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The book drop will remain open for returns. Remember you can always access your CLAMS account online, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Libby or OverDrive apps anytime. Enjoy the holidays!

Calendars for sale!

cover of calendar with image of a Dennis beach

2019 Dennis calendars are now available!



This holiday season come to the Dennis Public Library to purchase 2019 Dennis calendars by local artist photographers Patricia Doon and Robert Manz. They have generously donated their calendar creation for sale to benefit the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.

The calendars come in three sizes: 11 x 17 for $24.95, 8.5 x 11 for $12.95, and 5.5 x 8.5 for $5.95.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Dennis Public Library. The Friends’ support allows the library to offer special programs and purchase museum passes and other materials that serve the community.  

Patricia Doon is a fine art photographer who keeps her camera ready, eyes open and is inspired by seeing the world through a different lens. She hopes that her images shine a light for those that see them. Patricia lives in Yarmouth.

Robert Manz likes to wander the shoreline looking for beautiful light. He has a studio in Pocasset, where he has recently begun to publish work of great Cape Cod photographers in addition to his own. Robert’s work can be seen on his website, www.robertmanz.net, in his studio, and in many local stores and galleries.


December Open House

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Saturday, December 15th from 10-2


Dennis Public Library is hosting an open house to thank our many wonderful patrons. Please join us in the library meeting room on Saturday, December 15th during open hours to enjoy some light refreshments and holiday fun.  

We hope you can join us to celebrate the season and spread some winter cheer. All are welcome.

Bag of Books Sale

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December 4th - December 15th


The Friends of Dennis Public Library are holding a "Bag of Books Sale" at the library for two weeks starting Tuesday, December 4th. Come to the library and fill a bag with books for just $5. We will have bags available, or you may bring your own. 

This is a wonderful way to stock up on books for your cottage, holiday gifts, or fireside reading and help the library at the same time. There are great new titles as well as some old favorites available. 

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Concert: Veronica Isabel

photo of woman with a guitar

Saturday, December 8th at noon


Concert: Veronica Isabel "My Favorite Songs"
Berklee College of Music alumni Veronica Isabel presents a performance of pop, soul, and blues, including original songs as well as covers. Her concert will showcase a compilation of songs that have been meaningful to her growth as a singer and a person. She will be joined by Boston-based guitarist Phil Holub.

Thanksgiving Closings

cartoon turkey with text Happy Thanksgiving

Closed Thursday, November 22nd-Friday, November 23rd


In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. The outside book drop will remain open for returns. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 24th. Stop by to stock up on good books and movies before the holiday! And remember, you can always checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks through the OverDrive or Libby app. 

Enjoy the holiday with good family, friends and food! 

WWI Centenary Display and Event

book cover with WWI postersThis November marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. In commemoration of this event, the library has a display of WWI books available, including a new book of WWI posters. Along with the display is a suggested book and DVD list to help you find more items in the library's collection.

In addition to the display, the library is also hosting a talk from the Cape Cod Military Museum on Saturday, November 17th at 12:30 about the 26th Yankee Division that fought in WWI. All are invited to this photo lecture about the largest unit of soldiers from Massachusetts who served in WWI.

We wish to thank all veterans for their service and honor them on Veterans Day, November 11th, and always.

The Yankee Division of WWI

Saturday, November 17th at 12:30


In commemoration of the centennial of the end of the First World War, we are hosting a talk by the Cape Cod Military Museum about the 26th Yankee Division.

The 26th "Yankee" Division was created from the National Guard units of the New England states. It was the first full US Army division to arrive in France in 1917. Approximately 15,000 Massachusetts men served in the 26th, making it the largest unit the state sent to the war.

There will be a discussion of the big picture battles and the personal stories of the Doughboys in those battles. Where possible humorous anecdotes are mixed in to the horrifying story of the world’s first war on an industrial scale.

Pre-School Storytime

Every Thursday at 10:30


Whooo likes Miss Lisa's story and craft time? 
We all do!

Come to the library any Thursday at 10:30 to hear a story, meet new friends, and make a craft! All ages are welcome. No registration required. 

This owl was made this week using a pine cone, pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. Make sure to stop by with your little ones for some engaging fun and to find out what we are making next!

Author Talk: Sedona Summer

Saturday, November 10th at noon


We are hosting a talk with local author Sedona Summer on Saturday, November 10th at noon. Sedona will be discussing her two books, “Free Your Soul” and “On the Rosy Path.”

Sedona felt motivated to share what she learned while recovering from the death of her husband, with the hope of helping others experiencing similar loss. What started as a memoir took on a life of its own and became a self-help book, "Free Your Soul," a very personal story, with spirituality at its core.

'On the Rosy Path' is a continuation of the first book and addresses the interactions with our acquaintances, our neighbors, our town, our country, and our world. It is a personal spiritual development book that offers petals to be sprinkled on any path to encourage us to start living our lives with more passion and enthusiasm. 

Join Sedona to hear how she changed her life by adopting a more spiritual approach to living. Find balance, awareness, insight, and understanding to be capable of taking a risk and be willing to accept the outcome.

Poetry Reading: Ronald Harrison Fenn

Saturday, November 3rd at 12:30


Join local poet and author Ronald Harrison Fenn as he presents Riding the American Southwest Winds of Time and Place: A Collection of Selected Poems. Mr. Fenn’s poems reflecting on the American Southwest are inspired by his trips to, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

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 over the past fifty years. A Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn is semi-retired, devoting most of his time to writing poems, his journals, correspondence, and traveling. He has been a guest lecturer at various public schools, colleges, and post-graduate institutes of higher learning and civic organizations with topics ranging from poetry and early American history to critical thinking skills.

Early Voting at Dennis Town Hall

Dennis Town Hall will be open for early voting 

October 22nd-November 2nd.


This year, Massachusetts will be offering registered voters the chance to cast their ballots prior to election day, November 6th. Early voting will be available at Dennis Town Hall, located at 685 Route 134, South Dennis, MA. This alternate voting option will be available for all registered voters of the Town of Dennis. 

While the Dennis Public Library is a polling place on election day, we are not set up for early voting. If you have any questions regarding voting or your registration status, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-760-6112.

Early voting schedule at Dennis Town Hall:

Monday 10/22: 8:30-4:30
Tuesday 10/23: 8:30-8:00
Wednesday 10/24: 8:30-4:30
Thursday 10/25: 8:30-4:30
Friday 10/26: 8:30-4:30
Saturday 10/27: 9:00-1:00

Monday 10/29: 8:30-4:30
Tuesday 10/30: 8:30-8:00
Wednesday 10/31: 8:30-4:30
Thursday 11/1: 8:30-4:30
Friday 11/2: 8:30-4:30

Friends of Dennis Public Library Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 17th at 2pm


The Friends of Dennis Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, November 17th at 2pm in the library's meeting room. All are welcome, friends, residents and non-members! You do not need to be a current member of the Friends to attend. 

The Friends support the library by raising funds for materials and services. They sponsor forums, lectures, the summer reading program, and other beneficial activities. Funds for these purposes come from the annual dues paid by members of the Friends, fundraising activities and events, the Friends' book sale and special donations from individuals and organizations in the community. 

Interested in joining the Friends? Interested in joining the Friends' Board? This is the perfect opportunity to learn more! As part of the meeting there will be an election for board officers.

Refreshments will be served!

WWI Centenary Event: The Trench

Thursday, November 1st at 5:30


In commemoration of the centenary of the end of WWI, the library is showing the war drama "The Trench." 

France, July 1916. Amidst the heat and stench of the front lines, a group of young men- boys, really- nervously await the signal that will send them straight into Hell. This tense, wartime drama takes place in the hours leading up to the catastrophic Battle of the Somme, when British soldiers rushed the German army. 


This film is not rated. May contain graphic footage. Run time is 1 hour 38 minutes. 

Escape Room: Escape From the Spooky Graveyard

Thursday, October 25th

Session 1 @ 1:30; Session 2 @ 3:00


The library is hosting a special escape room event for kids and teens during a half-day of school! Wicked Fun Games presents "Escape from the Spooky Graveyard!" 

Can you solve the puzzles, find the keys, and escape the room in one hour? Come join others, test your mental might, and enjoy a fun, live action game event! 

For ages 10-18.

Registration is required. Please call the library to sign up: 508-760-6219

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Easy Sharpie Tile Art

Saturday, October 20th, 12:00-1:30


Stop by the library for a fun and easy craft for teens and adults. This craft program will turn basic white tiles into beautiful coasters using basic supplies of permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. These coasters are so easy to make and would be great gifts. 

No previous experience or artistic ability required. Join us for a fun, relaxed crafternoon at the library.

Please register. Call the library to sign up: 508-760-6219

Author Talk: Joseph Theroux

Thursday, October 18th at 3:00


Local author Joseph Theroux will be at the library for a book signing and to talk about his new book, "The White Kahuna."

It is 1893, Honolulu. Queen Liluokalani has been deposed and is under house arrest. Set against the backdrop of the overthrow of the Queen, Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne investigate a series of decapitations and the theft of the Crown Jewels. When the Queen is accused of demanding the beheadings of political traitors, she is linked to the crimes, and the detectives must solve them in order to clear the Queen. 

Joseph Theroux has published two novels, "Black Coconuts, Brown Magic" and "The Devil's Throat." 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. 

Great Dennis Read Results!

We asked for your help in discovering Dennis' most loved book and thanks to the participation of over 115 Dennis residents and visitors who cast their vote this Summer, the results are in...


1st place: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2nd place: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3rd place: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
4th place (tie): Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
5th place (tie): The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Moby Dick by Herman Melville 

Thank you to all who voted!

Musical Performance: West African Kora


Saturday, October 6th at 11:00am


Music of the West African Kora comes to Dennis Port! Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora's musical repertoire, in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 

The kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea BissauThe music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande Empire. 

Enjoy a short video of Sean Gaskell and his kora before the event!

Visit Sean's website for more information: seangaskell.com

All are welcome at this enriching musical performance. 
This program is funded by the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 
  

September Artists


Reception Thursday, September 6th from 4:00-6:00


The art of Elaine M. Giberti and Joan McKenzie will be on display in the library's meeting room through the month of September. All are welcome at a reception on September 6th to celebrate the artists' work.

Elaine M. Giberti, always an appreciator of nature and the outdoors, enjoys taking photographs of Cape Cod and wherever she travels. She creates her acrylic landscape paintings from these photographs. Elaine is a Juried Member of the Cape Cod Art Center, a member of the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Sandwich Arts Alliance, the Wednesday Painters of Cotuit, and the Monday Painters on the Dennis Green summers. 

Joan McKenzie is currently painting in acrylics, utilizing the vibrancy of the colors, plus the heavy body and textures of this paint medium. She communicates her love of beachscapes and landscapes with the brilliant colors of nature and her vision of the world. To her, painting is a way to express herself, be fearless, plus have the viewer feel her energy immediately.  She is a member of the Cape Cod Art Association and Yarmouth Art Guild, plus she has studied at Lexington Arts and Craft and Emerson Umbrella. Her work can currently be seen at the Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, Picture This in Sandwich and Monday Painters in Dennis.


Self-Publishing with a Purpose

all cooped up cover

Saturday, September 15th at 11:00


Come to the library for a special book talk about “All Cooped Up,” meet the chicks, see their new coop, and find out how this book happened!

"All Cooped Up" by Fiona Frizzle, is a book about seniors - impersonating chickens - impersonating pincushions. It is really about seniors having FUN with the life they are now living. The story touches on many of the issues and conditions seniors face in their daily lives: the loss of their Frequent Feather Flying License because of age, the rising rates of the Click Clack Cable Company, living on a limited income. And the losses: loss of vision, loss of hearing, loss of mobility, and especially loss of dear friends, and neighbors. It’s all here in the Coop.

While entertaining, this story also intends to help seniors, their families and friends identify with what it’s like to be a senior today. 

Join Sharon Anderson, AKA Fiona Frizzle, for this author talk. Sharon is the leader of the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio that meets weekly at Dennis Public Library. She is excited to share her story with the public at this event.

The Great Dennis Read

Which books will be the favorites in Dennis? Only you can help us find out!


Inspired by the PBS program The Great American Read, the Dennis Libraries would like you to have your chance to choose your favorite reads! At the end of the summer we will all discover our local favorites. Select five titles from The Great American Read list found here, or choose your own five. List your choices by September 1, 2018. We will tally the results.

Enter your top 5 novels online! Paper ballots are also available at all five Dennis Libraries.

A Gathering of Poets

example of blackout poetry

Thursday, September 13th


The library is hosting a poetry night on Thursday, September 13th! Starting at 6:00 all are welcome to participate in an open poetry writing session. All poets are encouraged to come and write in a relaxing atmosphere. Materials will be available for interested poets to experiment with paint chip poetry and blackout poetry using pages from used books. Feel free to bring your own writing materials if you have a favorite notebook or prefer to type on your laptop.


At 7:00 will be an open mic event where the public is welcome to read some of their own work or some of their favorites from other poets. This event is open to all ages, please keep readings appropriate for a PG-13 audience.

If you have questions about this event, please see Nicole in the library. We hope you can join us!

Life Aboard a Whaling Ship

drawing of ship with photo of a woman

Thursday, August 30th at 6:30


Join us for a fascinating presentation about the life of Mary Lawrence. The morning of November 25th, 1856, Mary Chipman Lawrence set sail aboard the whaling ship Addison bound for the Pacific on a voyage that would last three and a half years.  In this performance, Mary will bring forth from her meticulously kept journal, the joys and tribulations of life at sea with her husband, Captain Samuel Lawrence, and their daughter Minnie. 


The sights and sounds of foreign ports and their inhabitants, the sailors' sea shanties, the surprisingly robust social life amongst whaling ships, and the challenging everyday details, all will come to life as Mary takes you on a journey so real, you'll feel the pitch of the ship and the spray over the rails.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30


Join Stephen Spear and Janice Riley of Hokum Rock Blueberry farm for a talk about their book, Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm. In a series of beautifully written essays, conservationist Spear and journalist Riley chronicle a year of cultivating blueberries on Dennis' Hokum Rock Farm. Spear's family has owned the farm since 1973 and began cultivating blueberries exclusively in 1986, selling thousands of pints each season. 


The stories, a blend of mediation, autobiography, and practical knowledge, inspire thoughts on the reasons farming is important and the ways we find meaning in the natural world. Learn about the history of blueberry cultivation, the biodiverse flora and fauna on the farm, and facts about blueberries. The book also includes some mouth-watering recipes such as lemon pound Bundt cake with blueberries, easy graham crust blueberry pie, and blueberry-cranberry cobbler. 

Fans of farm tales and agricultural musings, or simply Cape Cod, will appreciate this celebration of blueberries and a life lived close to nature.

Author Talk: Gary Gemme

Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30


Stop by the library for an author talk with local author Gary Gemme as he discusses his debut novel "Margaret's Dove."

In the spring of 1970, Margaret Gabriel is a carefree young woman destined for college and new adventures. But her father’s sudden illness alters her life, and she’s propelled into a marriage full of duplicity, violence, and despair. As her world collapses, Margaret is forced to abandon all of her hopes and dreams. Nicholas Avellino, a college freshman, carries a deep sadness over the death of his mom when he was a young boy. His only memory of her is watching the sunset together on the beach at Rock Harbor. When a sign from a dove unites Margaret and Nicholas, they begin an odyssey through the idyllic towns of Cape Cod. Their quest to recover lost memories becomes a journey of love and a search for a way to remain together. Can Margaret and Nicholas find a path to happiness or does tragedy loom?

Author Gary Gemme is a veteran of the US Navy and a recently retired police chief for the City of Worcester. He divides his time between Worcester and  Dennis, MA, Nashville, TN and Fort Myers, FL. 


Rum Runners of Cape Cod

Thursday, August 9th at 6:30


The library is hosting a talk with Don Wilding about the rum runners of Cape Cod. During the era of Prohibition (1920-1933), rum running was big business on Cape Cod. Farmers and fishermen of the Cape took to the seas, heading offshore to "Rum Row" to bring the criminal yet coveted alcohol to the mainland under cover of darkness, while the possibility of being caught by the Coast Guard was always present. Busy harbors and remote estuaries, many of which are now popular tourist destinations, were all game for bringing the contraband ashore, while local law enforcement officials often turned a blind eye. Join us for this comprehensive look at how "the Noble Experiment" turned into a profitable and potentially dangerous undertaking for many of the Cape's residents.

Join Don Wilding for an informational and entertaining talk on this scandalous time in Cape Cod history. An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of two books, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” and "A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod." 

This program is funded by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

Rubber Duck Regatta

Thanks to the Friends of Dennis Public Library!


The Friends of Dennis Public Library have sponsored a duck in the Dennis Conservation Trust's Annual Rubber Duck Regatta! Keep an eye out in September for this fun event at Corporation Beach where you can vote for best "decked-out duck" and purchase your own small duck(s) to participate in the regatta for a chance at cash prizes. 


The Friends of Dennis Public Library do so much to support our library, raising funds for museum passes, large print books, special programs, and so much more! We are excited that they are again participating in this fun town event. 

Our duck is all decked-out to celebrate the Great Dennis Read and is on display in the library! There is still time to participate in the Great Dennis Read by voting for your favorite books this summer. Fill out an online ballot, or stop by any Dennis library to pick up a paper copy. 


Gunpowder and Greasepaint

Thursday, July 26th at 6:30


Join Joe Yukna from the Cape Cod Military Museum for a fun and educational talk on how the Anti-Aircraft Training Command, the First Composite Anti-Aircraft Demonstration Battalion First Artillery, and Gertrude Lawrence, the world’s first superstar, all came together on Cape Cod in 1943. Learn more about local history during WWII as well as a Broadway star, Gertrude Lawrence, with local ties to Dennis, MA.

This program is funded thanks to the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

YA Author Talk

Tuesday, July 24th from 4:00-5:30


Local young adult authors Katie O'Sullivan, K.R. Conway and Kristy Acevedo will be at the library on Tuesday, July 24th for an author talk and book signing. Come hear about their books and their writing processes! 

Katie O'Sullivan is the author of the Son of a Mermaid series, prefect for young readers 9 and up. K.R. Conway pens the Undertow series, currently on the Monomoy High School summer reading list, and geared towards teens. Kristy Acevedo is a YA science fiction writer and author of the Holo series. 


This program is intended for a wide audience from tweens to adults. Books will be available for purchase.

Sailor's Valentines with Gregg Roberts

Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30


The library is hosting a special exhibit and talk with award winning Sailor's Valentine artist Gregg Roberts. Mr. Roberts creates works of maritime art in his studio and gallery here on Cape Cod. Utilizing a broad selection of shells assembled over a lifetime of collecting, he creates imaginative Sailor's Valentines. 

His works will be on display in the library now until the special event on Thursday, August 2nd where the artist will talk about his work.

Visit GreggRoberts.net for more information and to see a brief video about his work!

This program is funded by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.

July Artists~ Judith Cournoyer and Margrit Mason

During the month of July the art of Judith Cournoyer and Margrit Mason will be on display in the library's meeting room. All are welcome to stop by to take a look and enjoy this great exhibition.

Judith Cournoyer has lived and worked in Germany and Egypt and traveled in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the US. Her travel experiences and lifelong love of drawing have allowed her to find pencils an ideal medium. She is a member of the Fresh Paint Artists, the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod Art Center. Judy is thankful she lives on Cape Cod!

Margrit Mason is an Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Association and the Yarmouth Art Guild. She began her career in the arts in photography, then later studied oil painting and watercolor, and has been teaching for more than twenty years. Since moving to Cape Cod, the unique charm of the area has become her everyday focus and her primary source of inspiration. Her work has been featured in both Watercolor and Watercolor Highlights

Author's Friday Special: William Martin

Friday, July 27th from 1-4pm


The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are hosting their annual fundraiser Author's Friday Special event on Friday, July 27th from 1-4pm at the Sea View restaurant. This year's featured author is William Martin, author of Cape Cod and the Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington adventure series. His new book, Bound for Gold, will be released on July 3rd. 



Join the Friends for a special event showcasing William Martin. There will be autographed books available for purchase, special raffle drawings, door prizes, delicious appetizers and a cash bar. 

Tickets are $25 in advance, available at the library, or $30 at the door. 

The Sea View is located at 76 Chase Ave. in Dennis Port. 

Bayberry Quilters Raffle Quilt on Display - one day only!

Saturday, July 7th from 10:00-1:00

The Bayberry Quilters are displaying a beautiful quilt called “Cape Cod Autumn” that will be the first place prize at their 37th annual quilt show, “Seasons of Quilting” at its NEW LOCATION at the Barnstable High School on August 2, 3, and 4, 2018.

This quilt will be on display and tickets sold at the library ON SATURDAY, JULY 7th ONLY, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Proceeds go to fund scholarships and toolships for Cape Cod high school students. Be generous and be lucky!

Author Talk: Historic New England

Thursday, July 12th at 6:30


Stop by the library for an author talk with Patricia Harris and David Lyon as they discuss their book, Historic New England: A Tour of the Region’s Top 100 National Historic Landmarks. In addition to historic houses and tall ships, Historic New England examines such quirky spots as the country's oldest weather stations, carousels, and sandy beaches. From Fairfield, Connecticut’s Birdcraft Sanctuary to the Windjammers of Rockland, Maine, this book appeals to the historical enthusiast, the armchair traveler, and both local visitors and tourists alike.

Patricia Harris and David Lyon are authors of more than thirty books on travel, food, and art, including Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont & New Hampshire in the Food Lovers series published by the Globe Pequot Press. They live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, not far from the Longfellow House, and can be found online at HungryTravelers.com or on social media by the Twitter and Instagram handle of @hungrytravelers.

CLAMS will be OFFLINE June 27th

Wednesday, June 27th

CLAMS services, including the online catalogs, ebooks (OverDrive) and the Commonwealth Catalog will be unavailable to all users on Wednesday, June 27th due to scheduled system maintenance. 

Please bring your CLAMS library card with you to the library to checkout materials. We will not be able to look up accounts, even with a photo ID. We will also be unable to renew any items or place any holds during this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Voter Registration Drive

Thursday, June 14-Saturday, June 16


Not registered to vote? Stop by the library Thursday, Friday or Saturday during open hours to register. Volunteers are standing by! It is a quick and easy process. If you haven't found the time, now is your chance. 

You don't want to miss an opportunity to have your voice heard in upcoming elections, so act now!

Tabletop Game Geeks of Dennis Port

Tuesdays 6-8pm: 6/19, 6/26, 7/24, 7/31


Teens and adults are invited to come to the library on select Tuesday evenings this summer to have some fun playing tabletop games! Grab some friends and come for a night of strategy games, card games, D&D, etc. Bring your own games, or use some of ours. 

Registration is preferred. Please call the library to let us know you plan on coming! 508-760-6219

Friends of the Library Bag of Books Sale

Tuesday, June 12th - Saturday, June 23rd


The Friends of Dennis Public Library are holding a "Bag of Books Sale" at the library for two weeks. Fill a bag with books for just $5. 

This is a great way to stock up on books for your cottage, personal library, or gifts, while helping the library at the same time. There are great new titles as well as some old favorites available. 

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 

Girls Who Code final project

girls who code logo
Our Girls Who Code club wrapped up last night. Throughout the school year, members of our club have been working hard on a computer science impact project. They put their new skills to work building a website, showcasing the need to keep our oceans clean. Check out their website at capesealution.jimdo.com.

Interested in learning more about Girls Who Code? Keep an eye out for information in the fall about next year's club! Visit girlswhocode.com/ to find out more about this great program!

June Artist~ Elizabeth Kelly Walker

painting of mother bird feeding babies

Reception: Thursday, June 7th from 5:00-7:00pm


The paintings of local artist Elizabeth Kelly Walker will be on display in the library's meeting room throughout the month of June. All are welcome to explore and enjoy the exhibit. Please join the artist for a reception, open to the public, on Thursday, June 7th from 5-7.  

A note from the artist: "As an artist, I consider the relationships between individuals, be they humans or other creatures. I sometimes explore acts of nurturing which can be mistakenly perceived as a violation. I also channel celebratory affirmations of nature. These images evolve from visual thoughts and feelings which cannot be totally communicated verbally. That is why I paint."