Town-related News and Updates

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library has no building access at this time. Curbside pickup is available. Our book drop is open for returns.

Staff can assist with curbside pickup service Tuesdays-Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled pickup hours are Tuesdays from 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays from 12:00-6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please call the library at 508-760-6219.

Visit the Town's website for local information and updates regarding COVID-19:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

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.