Library Status

The Dennis Public Library will welcome patrons back into our building on Tuesday, June 15th, when our regular, pre-COVID hours will resume: Tues.-Thurs. 10-8; Fri. & Sat. 10-2. We are following the Governor's advisory: People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 need not wear masks, while unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks for their health and safety.

Climate Change Book Discussion

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book cover for RisingThursday, September 26th at 6:30


As part of Climate Preparedness Week, join us for a discussion of the book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush. Read the book (copies available through CLAMS libraries) and then join library staff for a discussion of the book and climate change. 

Harvey, Maria, Irma, Sandy, Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. 

Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from NYC to the Bay Area. Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.