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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.

Virtual event: Significance of Historic Buildings and Landscapes on Cape Cod

Friday, April 9th at 12:30

Presented by Sarah Korgoff of the Cape Cod Commission and the Dennis Conservation Land Trust

On occasion land trusts encounter land projects that include historic buildings, which raise questions about whether to pursue the project, and, if so, what to do with the buildings. Historic buildings can be costly in terms of repairs, upkeep, and liability. At this talk, participants will learn why it is important to consider saving these historic buildings; how to approach building rescue projects; and where the Cape's historic buildings are. They will also learn about successful examples of preservation and conservation; tools and assistance; and things to remember when projects come to land trusts' attention. Enjoy this unique perspective on some historic places of Cape Cod.