Library Status

Our building is open to the public and waiting to welcome you.

New Year's Holiday Closure

Closed: Saturday, January 1st 

The Library will be closed on New Year's Day and resume its regular hours on Tuesday, January 4th.

Best wishes for a bright and beautiful new year!

Irish Movie Series

Mary Ann Eaton returns to host our winter Irish movie series at 2:00 on Fridays, featuring the following:

Ireland's Wild Coast - January 7th

Black '47 - January 14th

The Last September - January 21st

Angela's Ashes - January 28th

Magdalene Sisters - February 4th

Kings - February 11th

Dancing at Lughnasa - February 18th

This is My Father - February 25th 

Space is limited, so participants must register the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays prior to each film. Please call the library at 508-760-6219. Spots are likely to fill quickly. Participants may only register for one movie at a time to give others a chance to attend this popular offering.


Christmas Holiday Closure

Closed: Saturday, December 25th

We will be closed for the Christmas holiday and resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, December 28th.

Peace and good will to you and yours.

Dennis loves Cape Cod!

Cape Cod History is here...

Dennis the Snowman has decided to learn more about the town he was named for, so he's browsing a copy of Nancy Thacher Reid's well known Dennis, Cape Cod: From Firstcomers to Newcomers 1639-1993. Reid's book is part of our popular Cape Cod Collection that Dennis is getting to know very well.

He also likes searching our digital newspaper archive of the Yarmouth Register and the Barnstable Patriot. Dennis was delighted to have found a photo of his cousin at the Mashpee Commons, which appeared in the Barnstable Patriot on 11/23/2000. 

See Dennis' cousin by clicking this link and selecting the first link shown:

Wintry Welcome

Check out the whole archive by clicking this link and selecting the first link shown:

Digital Archive of Historic Newspapers

Dennis wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

Ancestry update

Remote Access Ending as of Friday, December 31st

Dennis Public Library has been notified by the provider of Ancestry Library Edition that remote access will discontinue at the end of this month.

Ancestry temporarily expanded its service during the COVID-19 shutdowns, so that patrons could search the database from home. After nearly two years, they made the difficult decision to end it. Please enjoy the offering from now until December 31st.

Remember that in-library access to Ancestry is available, and the Cape Cod Genealogical Society can help patrons with genealogical research. Please call the library to arrange an appointment with a CCGS volunteer. 

Drop-In Holiday Crafts

Tuesdays in December from 2:00-7:00

Come in and have fun making holiday crafts. Supplies are limited, so arrive early. Crafts are appropriate for ages 8 and up.

The crafts for each week (starting December 7th) are listed in order: paint a wooden snowman or gingerbread man ornament, decorate a gnome ornament, create an air-dry clay ornament, and make a New Year’s noisemaking cracker. 

Dennis the Snowman visits DPL

Let's make a puzzle!

Dennis the Snowman has been our patron for a few years now. Although he's a snowbird who heads to the North Pole in the summertime, he's glad to be back. Dennis invites you to make a puzzle with him.

Dennis Public Library also has puzzles that patrons may borrow and make at home. Come check out our collection.

December's BookPage is Here!

December 2021 Issue

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscriptionClick on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed. Hard copies are also available at the library, but numbers are limited.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Friends of the Dennis Public Library Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 9th at 2:00

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library are having their annual meeting in our meeting room and invite any interested Dennis residents and non-members to attend. With help from the Friends and their fundraising efforts, the library will continue to be a welcoming destination for all ages for many years to come.

The organization is also seeking new members or people to join the Friends' Board. Please contact the library if interested, or come to the meeting and explore the opportunities.

The Irish Movie Series returns!

Stay Tuned...

After a long delay, the Irish Movie Series hosted by Mary Ann Eaton will resume on Friday, January 7th. Registration will be required as space in our meeting room is limited. As the date gets closer, we will post a list of the movie titles provided by Mary Ann and go over the guidelines for registration. We look forward to welcoming you back to this popular event!

StoryWalk® at Dennis Public Library

Starting Monday, November 22
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The Dennis Public Library presents a StoryWalk®, featuring the book Last Stop on Market Street. This story, written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson, follows CJ as he takes a bus ride with his grandmother, who asks him to look at things a little differently as they go on their way. 

The Dennis Public Library is thankful for its StoryWalk® partner the Dennis-Yarmouth Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program. The story begins at the library’s main door facing Edwards Avenue and circles around to the front of the building facing Route 28. We hope to keep the StoryWalk® up through the holiday season.

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 25th & Friday, Nov. 26th

The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25th-26th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The other Dennis libraries will be open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Please check their websites for hours.

Dennis Public Library will resume its regular hours on Saturday, November 27th: 10:00-2:00. 

Stop by to stock up on books and DVDs before the holiday. Don't forget that you can always checkout eBooks through the OverDrive app or the Libby app by OverDrive.

Enjoy the holiday! 


CLOSED on Veterans Day


The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.


Regular hours will resume on Friday: 10:00-2:00. Have a safe and happy holiday remembering those who served and those who continue to serve our country.

November's BookPage has arrived!

November 2021 Issue

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription to BookPage, a great resource for people who love to readClick on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed. Hard copies are also available at the library, but numbers are limited.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Beach Trash Art Show Continues

 


Due to library closure last week due to the recent storm, the art show featuring beach trash art by Suzanna Nickerson and our patrons will now continue into November. Please stop by the library meeting room and take a look!

Mayflower Mouse

 

Come CELEBRATE the 

400th Anniversary of the First Thanksgiving!

Local award-winning author and educator, Marian "Hannah" Carlson will be at Dennis Public Library.

Saturday, November 6th

11am-12pm


Enjoy the true tale of the Pilgrims' adventures in 1620-1621 based on Governor William Bradford's Journal and told by the famous Mayflower Mouse.

Meet some of the characters from the story in costume, examine primary documents, listen to colonial music, and read aloud from Carlson's book, "The Adventures of Plimoth Plantation As Told by the Mayflower Mouse."

This program delights young and old with a fanciful, yet full-of-facts account of the Mayflower journey, the settlement of Plymouth, and the first Thanksgiving.

Library Closed, Thursday, October 28th




Dennis Public library will remain closed today, Thursday, October 28th, along with all Dennis town buildings.

Everyone stay safe and well!

Library Closed, Wednesday, October 27th


Due to the storm, Dennis Public Library is closed today, Wednesday, October 27th. We will resume our regular open hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28th.


Be safe!


Early Closure Tuesday, October 26th


Due to the impending storm, Dennis Pubic Library is closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26th. We will resume our regular open hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27th.

Be safe!


Beach Trash Art by our Patrons

NOW ON DISPLAY!

Come and see our patrons' creations, which were inspired by artist Suzanna Nickerson, whose beach trash artwork is currently showing in our meeting room.

These beach trash collages can be viewed during the meeting room's open hours until the end of October. 





The artist and the motivation behind her show can be seen as part of Episode 55 of Dennis This Week. Click on link below:

 https://reflect-dennis.cablecast.tv/vod/1630-DTW-56-10222021-v1/vod.mp4

Storywalk® at Old Fort Field

 

StoryWalk® at Old Fort Field

Dennis Public Library recently collaborated with the Dennis Conservation Land Trust to present Full of Fall, a StoryWalk®.

Full of Fall


With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre explores the transformation trees undergo in fall. The book takes readers through the leaves’ initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of the leaves, and the leaves crumbling as winter approaches. Extensive back matter explains the science behind this process to the youngest of budding scientists.


This book is suitable for all ages. The StoryWalk® will be exhibited for a month, until November 15th, along the trail at Old Fort Field (105 New Boston Rd., Dennis).

We love working with our community partners and hope you enjoy this great story while exploring the great outdoors!


Did you know?

The Duffy Health Center and the Town of Dennis have partnered to offer residents access to recovery support services in their own community. A Recovery Support Navigator will be available for drop-in sessions in The Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room here at Dennis Public Library. 

A Navigator is available on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Participants can enter the meeting room from the lobby at the Edwards Avenue side entry doors. We are pleased to offer this important service, contributing to the good health of our community.

October's BookPage is here!

October 2021 Issue

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription to BookPageClick on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Art Display at the Dennis Public Library


The Dennis Public Library is pleased to announce a new art display able to be viewed in the Meeting Room. Suzanna Nickerson is a local resident and artist who is committed to the health of the environment, particularly that of our beaches. Suzanna collects trash and waste left on local beaches and creates pieces of art to highlight human impact and to encourage awareness of this issue. The display is open for viewing during the library's open hours.  

Our Movie Award Results


Check out your top movie choices! 


Thank you for participating, and congratulations to our three lucky winners who were notified last Friday!

September's BookPage is here!

September 2021 issue

Enjoy this free issue. The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

August's BookPage is here!

August 2021 issue

Another great issue for your review! BookPage is paid for by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.  Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Agricultural Trellising Program

Thursday, July 29 at 6:30pm - Over Zoom

Join us to learn how to use items around your yard to create beautiful sustainable trellises for your top-heavy flowers and plants.  Hosted by the Dennis Public Library and presented by Casey Doyle, M.S., the owner of Sustainable Sanctuary, this program will be held over Zoom and is free and open to all.

Please email mfecteau@clamsnet.org to register for the Zoom link.  

A Summer StoryWalk®

Beginning Monday, July 26th

The Dennis Libraries present a summer StoryWalk®. Head on over to Johnny Kelley Park to read Cape Cod Critters: A Fun Look at Cape Cod Wildlife by Lorri Devlin. Each page features local “residents” that you might see during an evening walk or a day at the beach. There is nothing like getting to know your neighbors! Perfect for kids and gown-ups who want to learn more about the Cape environment.

The StoryWalk starts across from the playground and follows the Braille Trail. Come for the read, but stay to enjoy the park’s amenities. 

The Dennis Libraries wish to thank all our supporters who make events like this possible. Remember to visit each Dennis library in the villages of Dennis, Dennis Port, East Dennis, South Dennis, and West Dennis. The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

July's BookPage is here!

July 2021 Issue

Don't miss out on this great resource. The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription to BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

If you would like a hard copy, please just make a request when scheduling your curbside pickup orders. Supplies are limited.

The Friends help fund library programs and other offerings. They are always looking for new members. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Virtual author event: Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver

Tuesday, July 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Join bestselling authors Tess Gerritson and Gary Braver for a discussion of their new suspenseful thriller Choose Me in conversation with best-selling author B.A. Shapiro.

Organized by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with 18 other libraries north of Boston.


Outdoor Storytime

Thursday mornings at 10:30

Here's a sneak peek of this morning's outdoor storytime - just in case you missed it.

We'll look forward to seeing you next week!

Juneteenth Holiday

Friday, June 18th - CLOSED

Yesterday the Town of Dennis proudly announced its celebration of the Juneteenth holiday to recognize the struggle and emancipation of enslaved individuals in the United States. 

The Dennis Public Library will be closed on Friday, June 18th, along with the majority of the town's buildings. We will reopen on Saturday for our usual hours.

The building opens June 15, 2021

It's been a while.  

Since March 17, 2020 actually. We sure have missed welcoming patrons into our building. If you took advantage of our many services while the building was closed, we are grateful. We wanted to be here for you in the capacity that we could. We have heard lots of positive comments about our curbside pickup service, and thank you if you were one of our many paper bag donors. Once the building is open again, our curbside pickup service will discontinue.

Thankfully, the trends are looking good. We are so happy to open our doors for your visits on Tuesday, June 15th. Our pre-COVID hours of operation will resume: Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please be mindful that we are following the Governor's advisory: People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 need not wear masks, while those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks for their health and safety. See you soon!

The new BookPage is available!

June 2021 Issue

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription to BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

If you would like a hard copy, please just make a request when scheduling your curbside pickup orders. Supplies are limited.

The Friends help us provide unique resources.

Dennis Public Library Movie Awards

Calling all movie buffs!

This summer we are celebrating movies by hosting the very first Dennis Public Library Movie Awards... and YOU, our patrons, get to pick the winners!


How it works:
Call the library to get a list of nominated movies or view online by clicking here.
Watch the movies (if you haven't already).
Cast your vote - you can vote by paper or online by clicking here.

All participants will be entered for a chance to win a prize.
Winners will be announced on September 3rd, 2021.

Virtual event - Author Michael Tougias: The Water's Between Us

Thursday, May 13th at 7:00

Sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Public Library

NY Times bestselling author Tougias to present “The Waters Between Us: Growing Up in the 1960’s and 70’s”. This true memoir was described by National Book Award Finalist Sy Montgomery as “Unforgettable” and “A song of praise to the outdoors”.  It’s a chance for the audience to get a new look at what it was like to grow up in the 1960’s with all the turmoil and a look at the remarkable journey of Tougias’s father. 

Michael J. Tougias, author of over 30 books, will give an on-line slide presentation telling the story chronicled in his new bestseller The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures and the Healing Power of Nature. 

Click on the link below to go to the Oak Bluffs Library's webpage and attend the ZOOM meeting:

https://oakbluffslibrary.org/event/author-talk-michael-tougias-the-waters-between-us/

Check out other great virtual events from around Massachusetts by clicking on DPL's "Virtual Event" page:

http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org/p/virtual-library-programs.html

Tuesday, May 11th

Our curbside pickup table will be relocated onto a table near our parking lot due to the Annual Town Election taking place in our Meeting Room. Dennis Public Library is the voting location for Precinct #3.

Remember to vote! Voting hours are 12:00-6:00.

May's BookPage is here!

May 2021 Issue

Enjoy complimentary access to BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription. If you would like a hard copy, please just make a request when scheduling your curbside pickup orders. Supplies are limited.

We thank the Friends for their support. 

Virtual Event: Beachcombing with Gilbert Newton

Sunday, April 25th at 2:00

Sponsored by the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

Learn about the marine plants and animals that can be found along the Cape shoreline -- mollusks, crabs, horseshoe crabs, sponges, seaweeds, and more -- and hear about how you can help protect their critical ecosystems. This presentation is a good primer for those who want to be able to share the wonders of the Cape's beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes and tide pools with visiting friends and family, or just a enjoy as a resource for personal knowledge.

Click on the link to register: https://www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org/lecture-series

We'll Be Back!

Starting Tuesday, April 20th


We will be available once again for curbside pickup service and book returns. Thank you for your kind messages of concern. We've missed you and are happy to have staff back in the building. 

Enjoy your Patriot's Day!

New StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelly Park

Starting Saturday, April 17th

Please come read our bilingual story on the pathway at Johnny Kelley Park.

Ven a leer nuestra historia bilingüe en el Parque Johnny Kelley. 


The Dennis Libraries are joining together to present a StoryWalk® for April school vacation. Starting on Saturday, April 17th, head over to Johnny Kelley Park to read our bilingual story (in both English and Spanish.) Its title is Waiting for the Biblioburro, written by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra, and translated by Adriana Domiquez. The book is based on real life librarian Luis Soriano Bohórquez, who is eagerly awaited by children in the rural areas of Columbia. He loads his two burros with books and travels around the country to spread literacy and culture. The StoryWalk® begins across from the playground. Follow the story panels along to the right, where they are affixed to the posts for the park’s Braille Trail. We hope readers of all ages enjoy the book.
 
This program is offered in partnership with the Ezra H. Baker Innovation School, an institution also dedicated to increasing literacy and sharing cultures. Funding was provided by The Educational Foundation for Dennis and Yarmouth, Inc. The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Suspending Services Temporarily

Dear patrons,

Due to a case of COVID-19 within our facility, we are temporarily suspending services. As of today, Friday, April 9th, curbside pickup service is not available and neither is our book return. We will resume services after following the required local and state guidelines. You may call and leave a voicemail message or email questions to us and staff will respond during business hours. 

Please stay healthy and well. We will see you soon.

Time for April's BookPage

April 2021 issue

Enjoy complimentary access to BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Click on the cover to view. Once you can see the magazine, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed.

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our subscription. If you would like a hard copy, please just make a request when scheduling your curbside pickup orders. Supplies are limited.

We thank the Friends for everything they do for Dennis Public Library. 

Hotspots are here!

Thanks to the Friends of the Dennis Public Library, we now have hotspots to lend to patrons. These devices allow for portable access to the internet. Along with a hotspot, check out one of our Chromebooks or laptops to satisfy your connectivity needs. Call the library for details and schedule a curbside pickup to borrow any of these technology offerings. 

As always, we thank the Friends for their constant support, which gives us the opportunity to bring new options to patrons.