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Closed Wednesday, July 4th

The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. 


cloth mice dressed in patriotic clothing

Enjoy a safe and fun holiday!
The book drop will remain open for returns. 

How can we help bees? Pollination Ecology Talk

bee on yellow flower

Saturday, June 16th at noon


Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat require pollination. Pollinators such as honeybees are essential for much of what we grow and eat. Unfortunately, honeybee populations, both locally and nationally, have been suffering catastrophic losses.

Join Larry Dapsis, Entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, to review honeybee biology and the factors responsible for the current problems they are facing. Also learn about the state of wild pollinators like bumble bees and things that residents can do to help them.

CANCELLED- Documentary~ Divide in Concord

Cancelled: Saturday, May 19th at 10:00

Unfortunately the scheduled showing of this documentary has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The bottled water ban...

Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small-town America. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local 84-year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. 

Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading a controversial crusade.

Girls Who Code Field Trip

Recently the members of our "Girls Who Code" club were able to visit the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for an fun and educational field trip.

They were given a history of some of the different kinds of ships and vessels including the Alvin, a human occupied submersible vehicle, REMUS, a programmable robotic vehicle, and the Sentry, designed for operations on the seafloor to over 19,500 ft. They also learned about the different moorings and buoys used around the world to help study the ocean. They toured the "back rooms" and were able to see first hand where the scientists worked. 

The girls had the opportunity to go to the docks to see some of the ships including the Atlantic that carries the Alvin and the Neil Armstrong. After the tour they walked to the Ocean Science Discovery Center to see some of the vessels. It was a great visit and everyone learned a great deal.



Interested in learning more about "Girls Who Code"? Visit girlswhocode.com and keep an eye out in the fall for information regarding next year's club. 

Pastel Paint Monet's Water Lilies

Greg's pastel of a water lily

Saturday, June 2nd from 12:30-3:00


We are hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present a hands-on workshop for adults, “Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies.” This pastel painting workshop is designed for everyone, from beginners to experienced artists. 

Imagine using the actual imagery that inspired Monet to paint his “Water Lily” paintings. In this new workshop, participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop. All will keep their pastel paintings.

Registration is required, and seats may fill quickly so please call 508-760-6219 to save your spot.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Dennis Arts and Culture Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

May Art Display~ Annie Wait

Flowers painting

Reception Thursday, May 10th from 4:00-5:30


Annie Wait is the featured artist at Dennis Public Library for the month of May. Her exhibit of fine oil, mixed and water color paintings will run from May 1st through May 28th. Stop in to see her beautiful work in the library's meeting room. 

Art lovers and patrons are also invited to attend a "Meet the Artist" reception for Annie Wait that will take place on Thursday, May 10th from 4:00 to 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

swamp painting