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Thank you, Cape Cod Genealogical Society

FamilySearch is here!

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society, which has its library in our building, is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Now patrons can access FamilySearch even when the CCGS Library does not have open hours.

Speak to a Dennis Public Library staff member about using your own device to access FamilySearch or using a dedicated Chromebook made possible by the Cape Cod Genealogical Society. Why not get started learning about your family history right now? Come see us soon and enjoy the discovery.

Reminder - Coming to a Suburb Near You

Thursday, April 28th at 6:30pm

Space is left in this great program that will be presented by Ian Ives, director of Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. He will explore the increase in local wildlife.

Have you noticed an abundance of deer, coyotes, fishers, turkeys, ospreys, and let's not forget, bobcats in your backyard or neighborhood? Ian will discuss the conflicts that can arise when creatures of the forest come to invade what is seen as typically human territory. He will review management approaches and the ethical concerns that can come into play.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register for this free program. 

Learn All About Libby

Thursday, April 28 at 10:00am

Get acquainted with Libby! Join us for a virtual training session with a Libby staff member, who will demonstrate the ins and outs of the Libby app. Learn how to search, borrow and read e-books or listen to e-audio books. This session will take place over Zoom. To register, click HERE or call the library at 508-760-6219. 

Poet Ronald Harrison Fenn

Wednesday, April 27th at 2:00 pm

To help celebrate National Poetry Month, Ronald Harrison Fenn will join us to present his "Short Poems of the Seasons" with tribute to the late W.S. Merwin, Poet Laureate of the United States, 2010-2011.

Mr. Fenn's poems have been published in various periodicals, magazines, and other publications, including the 2014 Dennis Conservation Land Trust newsletter and the Cape Cod Times Sunday edition in July 2019.

An educator and a Cape Cod resident, Mr. Fenn devotes time to writing, traveling, and uncovering the historical roots of uniquely diverse American character. 

Tiny Art wows!

Thanks to our patrons for this great show! We could not have done it without you.

Come in and see our patrons' tiny works of art, which will be on display until the end of April. 

Coming to a Suburb Near You

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm

Join us for a presentation by Ian Ives, director of Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, who will explore the increase in local wildlife. Have you noticed an abundance of deer, coyotes, fishers, turkeys, ospreys, and let's not forget, bobcats in your backyard or neighborhood? Ian will discuss the conflicts that can arise when creatures of the forest come to invade what is seen as typically human territory. He will review management approaches and the ethical concerns that can come into play.


Registration is required. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register for this free program. 

Spring StoryWalk® at Johnny Kelley Park

Starting Friday, April 15th

Head over to Johnny Kelley Park and enjoy The Great Garden Escape, written and illustrated by Erica L. Clymer. This story is the winner of two 2021 Purple Dragonfly Awards. As participants read, they can solve clues about vegetables, joining the characters Sally Strawberry and Billie Blueberry as they search for a secret Garden gate to lead them home.

The walk begins across from the picnic area and proceeds right along the Braille Trail. We hope readers of all ages will participate and, if you like, take time for a little play on the park’s equipment 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.  

April's BookPage is here!

April 2022 Issue

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. We thank the company for offering this free online version for the past several months. Since our patrons have enjoyed the online version of BookPage so much, we have now purchased our own subscription.  

Click on the cover to go to our landing page, where the latest issue can be accessed - along with the older issues. Once you can see the magazine cover, click on the "+" sign to make the print larger as needed. 

Happy reading! 

The Friends of the Dennis Public Library pay for our hard copy subscription. Come to the library and take a copy home while supplies last. 

Big Library Read - Music is History by Questlove

Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00pm

The Big Library Read this month is Music is History by Questlove. Patrons have unlimited access (no waiting!) to the e-book or e-audio book on Libby until April 18. Big Library Read connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time.

On Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00pm, there will be a group discussion of this book at the library in the meeting room. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register. 

Click on the book cover to learn more about this book selection and link to read in Libby.