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April Artist: Craig Florence

Throughout the month of April

Craig Florence is an artist/illustrator from Cape Cod. He specializes in sequential art with works featured in publications and comics anthologies including Always Punch Nazis, Vol. 3, Cthulhu Invades Oz, Project: Big Hype and Modern Mythology: Folklore Retold. He illustrated the short story "...But it does Rhyme" for BorderX: A Crisis in Graphic Detail, a comics anthology raising money for the South Texas Human Rights Center. His work is also featured in the award-winning Holiday Spirits anthology.

His artwork is on display in the Benjamin & Ruth Meeting Room during available open hours. Check out his website at www.crflorence.com/comics

Tiny Art Display Coming Soon!

Tiny art artists...

It's almost time! Bring back your tiny artwork to the library by Thursday, March 31st for display through the month of April.

Here are just two examples of submissions so far. We can't wait to see your work!

Reminder - Maria Mitchell: Making of a Homegrown Astronomer

Thursday, March 31st at 6:30

There's still space left in this very special lecture presented by Anne Speyer, former director of the South Dennis Public Library.

Maria Mitchell grew up on Nantucket and became America's first professional female astronomer. She gained international fame as the first American scientist to discover a comet. 

Come and celebrate the end of Women's History Month with this event. Call the library to register: 508-760-6219.

Artwork by D-Y High students

Until Thursday, March 31st

In honor of Youth Art Month, Dennis Public Library is happy to feature artwork by the students at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. Come by the Library’s Benjamin & Ruth Muse Meeting Room during available open hours.


Youth Art Month began as Children’s Art Month in 1961, but changed its name in 1969 when secondary school students were included. Youth Art Month celebrates the visual arts and raises community awareness through student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events.

We thank the students for sharing their artistic talents with us.

Portrait by Avery Philbrook

Dennis says goodbye...

It's been fun! 

The shining sun is a sign that Dennis has to go. After all, spring will be here on Sunday. He's really enjoyed his visit to the Town of Dennis and Dennis Public Library, where he met a lot of terrific patrons. 

Will we see Dennis again? Well, we'll have to see. But he says farewell for now, and happy spring, and he wishes you a summer filled with sunshine, cool breezes, and low humidity. He's so thoughtful, that Dennis!   

Virtual author talk: Janet Skeslien Charles

Thursday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m.

Author Janet Skeslien Charles will join us via Zoom from Paris! She will discuss her new best-selling novel, The Paris Library, published in 2021. Her story is based on the true World War II efforts of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris. The Paris Library is a book for lovers of books and libraries and lovers of historical fiction.

Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa. She learned about the history of the American Library in Paris while working there as the programs manager. She divides her time between Montana and Paris.

This program is offered in partnership with the Eldredge Public Library in Chatham. We thank them for this wonderful opportunity for our patrons.

Participants must register. Please click HERE to register.  

Dennis peeks out from our Study Pod

Dennis likes a quiet place to study.

Our study pod has a table, two benches, and is a good spot to study or have a very quiet discussion.

Reservations are needed. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 no more than 24 hours in advance. Our staff will share usage guidelines and other procedures.

Dennis is happy to say his studying is about through, and he has scheduled his "Spring Break" in the North, where he will stay for the rest of the year. Maybe he'll see one more coating of snow before he leaves Cape Cod... 

Maria Mitchell - The Making of a Homegrown Astronomer

Thursday, March 31st at 6:30 

In celebration of Women’s History month, Dennis Public Library welcomes speaker Anne Speyer, who will discuss the life and achievements of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer. Mitchell grew up on Nantucket, where she was fascinated by the night skies and nurtured by a seafaring community with generations of strong women. Starting out as her father’s talented teenage assistant, Mitchell eventually became the first American scientist to discover a comet, which brought her international acclaim.   


Our guest, Anne Speyer, is the former director of the South Dennis Public Library and a long-time educator with a special interest in the history of women.  


Space is limited, so please call the library at 508-760-6219 or email den_mail@clamsnet.org to register for this event. 

Tiny Art Display - be an artist!

For ages 5 to Adult

In April we will be displaying tiny artwork, and all are welcome to contribute. 

Starting today, come pick up a kit, which includes a 4" x 4" canvas, 6 paint colors, and a paintbrush. Use these materials (plus any others you might have at home) to create your own tiny masterpiece. Your tiny artwork could include themes such as Earth Month, Spring, or another nature subject. Supplies are limited.

Please bring your tiny artwork to the library by Thursday, March 31, 2022. Label the back of your artwork with your full name, age (if under 18), and an email address. The Tiny Art Show will be on display in the library during April 2022. Artwork will be available to pick up in May 2022.

Dennis appreciates art...

Dennis enjoys seeing the variety of artwork created by different artists, who can display in our Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room each month.

He stopped to admire this landscape by local artist Kathleen M. Kenneally. Since he is about to head north for the spring, he won't see all of the artists scheduled to come this year, but you can. Or, you can become one of our displaying artists. Simply fill out the Meeting Room Art Display Form on the upper left side of our webpage and wait to hear from our staff.

Last movie in the Irish series

Friday, March 4th at 2:00

Come and see This is My Father, the last movie in our series. We thank everyone who joined us, as well as our wonderful host, Mary Ann Eaton, who brought the series back to us.

Registration is now open. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to reserve your space.


March's BookPage has arrived!

March 2022

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.