Library Updates

On January 20, 2020 the Dennis Public Library experienced water damage to its Circulation Desk and Back Office areas due to a leaking sprinkler pipe.

The Library will remain closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to allow for clean up and repair of the affected areas. Additional closure time may be necessary to complete work. Stay tuned for further updates.

During this time period, the remaining four Dennis village libraries are fully operational and open to serve patrons. For information on these libraries, locations, and hours, please see the Town of Dennis website for the Departmental listing for Libraries at https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/libraries.


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.