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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.