Library Status

The library 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.