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Storm closure


Saturday, January 29, 2022 - CLOSED

The Library will be closed tomorrow due to the impending snowstorm. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 1st from 10:00 - 8:00. Stay safe and warm. We will see you soon.

Massachusetts Must Read Author - Virtual Event

Wednesday, February 16th at 7:00 - register through Zoom

Dennis Public Library is joining other Massachusetts libraries in hosting this virtual event.

Author Nicholas A. Basbanes was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts's must-read authors of the year. Join him for a presentation on his critically acclaimed book, In Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

About The Book: In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work, and the soul of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- the man who shaped the literature of a new nation with his countless poems, sonnets, stories, essays, translations, and whose renown was so wide-reaching that his deep friendships included Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, and Oscar Wilde.

Basbanes writes of the shaping of Longfellow's character, his huge body of work that included translations of numerous foreign works, among them, the first rendering into a complete edition by an American of Dante's Divine Comedy. We see Longfellow's two marriages, both happy and contented, each cut short by tragedy. His first to Mary Storer Potter that ended in the aftermath of a miscarriage, leaving Longfellow devastated. His second marriage to the brilliant Boston socialite--Fanny Appleton, after a three-year pursuit by Longfellow, and his emergence as a literary force and a man of letters.

About The Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes, a Lowell native, is an award-winning investigative journalist and was literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian. He is the author of eight books. Basbanes lives in North Grafton. Learn more about Basbanes HERE.

To register for the Zoom program, click on this linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7816430423328/WN_4sj3A5GmSpuKD82fDrXKrw

This week's Irish movie is...

Friday, January 28th at 2:00

Get ready to watch: Angela's Ashes. 

Registration is now open. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling the week during the showing. 

Dennis searches Fireside Reads

No library card? Enjoy our Fireside Reads!

Although Dennis already has his library card, he still enjoys looking at our "Fireside Read" titles. These compact mass market paperback books are easy to grab when you're on the go. Through the seasons, this section in our lobby changes from "Beach Reads" to "Fireside Reads" to "Garden Reads." Of course, we all know there's no end to the good places and good times to read a book. 

Options for using this collection are:
  • Donate a quarter for each book to the Friends' Book sale
  • Take a book, leave a book of your own
  • Borrow and return
Limit four books per visit - no library card needed.

P.S. Dennis may not be reading his books fireside (for obvious reasons), but he's happy if you do.

Irish Movie Series continues...

Friday, January 21st at 2:00

This week's film in the series is: The Last September

Registration is now open, and there are remaining spots. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling the week during the showing. 

This week's Irish movie

Friday, January 14th at 2:00

This week's film in the Irish movie series is: Ireland's Wild Coast or Black '47. The audience will get to decide after last week's snow cancellation.

Registration is now open. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space. Patrons can only register for one movie at a time by calling Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday before the showing.

Storm Closure

Friday, January 7, 2022 - CLOSED

The Library will be closed tomorrow, along with all other municipal buildings, due to the impending storm. We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, January 8th from 10:00 - 2:00. Stay safe. We will see you soon.

Dennis Tries Out Tech

What's app? Hot spots, Chromebooks, and Laptops, just to name a few

Dennis enjoyed the holidays and hopes you did, too. He's researching healthy eating habits and exercise after a few too many snow cones with maple syrup. 

Right now he's using one of our wi-fi hot spots with a Chromebook, equipment which can be borrowed for home use by patrons with accounts in good standing. Our Reference staff can always help patrons work with devices that are new to them. In addition to our take home options, we also have eight in-house public computers and printing, scanning, and faxing services are available. 

Make it your New Year's resolution to find out more about everything Dennis Public Library has to offer in 2022.

Q & A for Writers - CANCELLED

Saturday, January 8th at 11:00 - CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that this program has been cancelled. We look forward to working with Sharon Anderson to be able to hold this event at another time.

Sharon Anderson, local author and founder of the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio, presents a one-hour workshop in the library’s Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room. Writers and potential writers are invited to bring any questions they might have about topics such as writing, coaching, publishing, and marketing.

 Sharon D. Anderson, PhD, has published and self-published several works including After You Publish: A Sixteen Week No Pressure PlanAll Cooped Up: A Savvy Senior Society, and The Cosmic Blueprint: Your Life and How to Live It. She is dedicated to writing Heavenly Cozy Mysteries and non-fiction books. In 2015 she founded the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio, which met at the Dennis Public Library. The group now meets online where she continues to help members polish their writing skills and support them on their paths to publication.

 

January's BookPage has arrived!

January 2022 Issue

Check out this great online resource for people who love to read. The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our BookPage 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. 

Q & A for Writers

Saturday, January 8th at 11:00

Sharon Anderson, local author and founder of the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio, presents a one-hour workshop in the library’s Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room. Writers and potential writers are invited to bring any questions they might have about topics such as writing, coaching, publishing, and marketing.

 Sharon D. Anderson, PhD, has published and self-published several works including After You Publish: A Sixteen Week No Pressure Plan, All Cooped Up: A Savvy Senior Society, and The Cosmic Blueprint: Your Life and How to Live It. She is dedicated to writing Heavenly Cozy Mysteries and non-fiction books. In 2015 she founded the Cape Cod Writer’s Studio, which met at the Dennis Public Library. The group now meets online where she continues to help members polish their writing skills and support them on their paths to publication.