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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 24th & Friday, Nov. 25th

The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Dennis Public Library will resume its regular hours on Saturday, November 26th: 10:00-2:00. 

Stop by to stock up on books and DVDs before the holiday. Don't forget that you can always checkout eBooks through the Libby app.

Enjoy the holiday!  

Entrance Detour

Tuesday, November 15th through Friday, November, 18th

During this time period, the main entry doors facing Edwards Avenue will be closed due to the resurfacing of our lobby and restroom floors. 

Please enter through the exterior Meeting Room door, which is to the RIGHT OF THE MAIN ENTRYWAY. The adult public restrooms will also not be available during this time period

Poetry Reading by Ronald Harrison Fenn

Saturday, November 19th at 12:00 p.m.

 “Through All Seasons into Autumn: Select Nature Poems of Ronald Harrison Fenn” 

You are invited to attend a special afternoon with local poet Ronald Harrison Fenn as he shares his Autumn poetry with us.

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, chosen by blind selection by a panel of published poets. He is working on a new project, a “Poetic Diary” geared toward spontaneous free verse and prose, and “Wind on Water” short poems inspired by the T’ang dynasty poets. 

A teacher at Cape Cod Community College, Mr. Fenn previously taught at Cambridge College and Suffolk University. He is a past member of the Shakespeare Oxford Society and Shakespeare Fellowship. 

Mr. Fenn devotes his time to writing, traveling, and uncovering the historical roots of uniquely diverse American character. 

Local Author Joseph Theroux

Saturday, November 12th at 12:00 p.m.

Join us to hear author Joseph Theroux discuss his latest novel The Plot to Kill Lenin, in which secret agents Somerset Maugham and Lloyd Osbourne have been tasked with locating the Great Orlov, the stolen imperial jewel whose value could fund the war effort against Germany. 

Joseph Theroux has published six novels, and his fiction and historical   articles have appeared in numerous journals and publications. He has lived in Samoa, Hawaii, and Cape Cod.

Sad news to share

The staff of Dennis Public Library is heartbroken to announce the passing of Assistant Director and Adult Services Librarian Mary Fecteau. 

Mary joined our staff in June of 2021, having worked previously at Brewster Ladies Library. She became a valued member of our team. Mary treated those she met with caring, compassion, and respect. She was dedicated to public service, and her commitment was evident in her day to day interactions. We will miss her beyond measure. 

The Library will have a delayed opening Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 so that staff may attend her memorial services. 

Closed on Veterans Day

The Library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.

Regular hours will resume Saturday: 10-2. Have a happy and safe holiday remembering those who served and those who continue to serve our country.

Harry Potter celebration

The Dennis Libraries' Harry Potter Challenge was a great success!

Thank you all who participated in the challenge and came to the finale party. 

Your costumes were a "treat" to see!

Artwork of Raymond W. Perry displaying in our Meeting Room

November 2022

Raymond Perry (1883-1948) was born in Natick, MA, and studied at the Mass Normal Art School and the R.I. College of Education. He was an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design and served as the R.I. State Supervisor of Industrial Education. He authored and illustrated Block Printing Craft (1938) and Blackboard Illustration (1945). 

Mr. Perry specialized in block printing and watercolor painting. His work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1918-1926. His many professional memberships included the Cape Cod Art Club of Yarmouth Port. He lived in Providence R.I. and kept a summer home and studio in West Dennis.

His unexpected death in 1948 left his widow with a studio full of art. His daughter, and then his two granddaughters have cared for his art. Selected pieces are currently for sale during the show. 

November's BookPage has arrived!

November 2022

Our November online issue of BookPage is here. Enjoy the unique perspective this publication gives into authors and their works.

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

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