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Dennis Port Traffic Update

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On your next curbside visit to Dennis Public Library, you might notice that Hall Street is now one way. The Town has received a Shared Streets Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which encourages increased outdoor activities during the time of COVID. 

The southerly lane, adjacent to Mike Stacey park, will be converted into an outdoor plaza, protected from traffic and providing an outdoor eating area. Barriers will go into place within the next few days and will remain in place as long as the weather allows. The barriers will be returned to Hall Street in the spring to allow the area to be used for outdoor dining next summer.

With this information, please plan your access to the library accordingly. Thank you!

Climate Preparedness Week Sept. 24th - Sept. 30th

We invite you to get involved in Climate Preparedness Week!


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The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Blue Marble Librarians for Climate Prep Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. 

The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is 
"Climate Resilience is Social Resilience."

Check out the following links to register for these online events:
Inspired to learn more after attending one of the many great events happening throughout the week? We have a book list, for kids and adults, available at Dennis Public Library, addressing climate change, extreme weather, ways to get involved, and more! Sustainable Practices, an environmental action group based in Barnstable County, also has a podcast addressing local environmental issues. 



Themed activity packet for kids with coloring sheets and a word search are available through curbside pickup!

ComCat Returns!

The Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat) is available again! 

You can now request books and other materials from across the state. 

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If CLAMS doesn't have it, try searching on ComCat.
A free and easy way to get even more with your library card. 

Give us a call if you would like more information or help making a request. 

Great events to share

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It's no secret. We have great virtual events to share from institutions and organizations from around the Cape and Massachusetts. 

You can attend from the comfort of your home! Just click on the box to your right for VIRTUAL LIBRARY EVENTS. So many great offerings!

Some events require registration, so be sure to click on the event links for complete details. We will do our best to keep this list up to date with all of the great happenings around the state. 

Writers' Studio Returns!

New weekly virtual writers' studio meetings online via Zoom!

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If you are an aspiring writer and would like to get a chance to meet other local writers, share your work, and get feedback from a supportive group, now is you chance! Write your chapters and screen share with each other. 

They have a lot of fun…

  • Centerville (ongoing) on Mondays 1–3 pm 
  • Dennis Port on Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm
  • Woods Hole on Fridays 1 – 3 pm

To register please email Sharon Anderson at the Cape Cod Writers’ Studio: Sdanderson.books@gmail.com

Groups starting late September (except Centerville which is active now)