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

Take & Make Treasure

Create a bird feeder mini wreath!

A great do-it-yourself craft for all ages. Supplies are limited. Call the library at 508-760-6219 to schedule a curbside pickup of your kit. 

Once you're done, hang outside and watch for feathered friends to appear - nature's very own show. Send a photo of your completed feeder to den_mail@clamsnet.org and we will display your work for others to see.

Virtual Event for Mystery Lovers!

Saturday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m.

(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes

Why does the popularity of Sherlock Holmes endure? The multitude of recent Holmes inspired movies, television shows, and literary adaptations are proof the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st century. Dr. Ann McClellan, PhD, explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and tracks his incarnation in the literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective. Presented by the Whitman Public Library. 

Registration required; click on link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-so-elementary-my-dear-watson-the-popularity-of-sherlock-holmes-registration-136868522435

Virtual Event: Bestselling Author J.A. Jance

Friday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. 


Superfans don't miss out. This offering is the latest in the bestselling author series presented by a collection of libraries north of Boston. J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times author of the Joanna Brady series; the J.P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register for the ZOOM webinar at the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116110297847/WN_LI8FCw8lT56qFoFZWzENaA

Celebrate Black History Month with this event










Find other great remote programs by clicking on "Virtual Events" at the top right of Dennis Public Library's website. 

Early closure - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feburary 18th

Due to the snow storm, the library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. Our regular hours will resume tomorrow. Everyone stay safe!

Virtual Event - Bestselling Author Luanne Rice

Friday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Fans of author Luanne Rice, don't miss this special event sponsored by ten Massachusetts libraries. Rice will discuss her latest book, The Shadow Box, in conversation with author Elle Marr. Space is limited and registration is required. Register for the Zoom webinar at the link below: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716110294824/WN_HH4E8R6IQoy3wnud3yH9MQ

This event is sponsored by Massachusetts libraries including Andover, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groveland, Littleton, North Reading, Salisbury, Tewksbury, and Wilmington.

AARP Tax-Aide Service

The AARP Tax-Aide Service that usually takes place at our library will be offered remotely this year. Those interested should call
Sherrie Jones at the Dennis Council on Aging: 508-694-2005. Sherrie will facilitate the passage of forms and materials between participants and AARP Tax-Aide Service staff. We are so thankful that this service is once again available for our patrons and residents.

StoryWalk at Johnny Kelley Park - UPDATE!

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND the StoryWalk has been extended until Monday, March 1st. Enjoy!                                  The Dennis Libraries are joining together to present a StoryWalk
®. Head over to Johnny Kelley Park for a refreshing stroll in the clear air and read Snow by author Cynthia Rylant, beautifully illustrated by Lauren Stringer. The walk 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 and, if you like, take time for a little play nearby.

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Dennis Libraries thank these two innovative women, along with the Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works for the Town of Dennis, for making this event possible.  

Love Your Library?

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) would love to know how much you love your library. Express your feelings in a valentine uploaded at:

https://www.lovemasslibraries.com/

We think you are pretty spectacular, too.

The Love Letters for the Library site is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.