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Community Health Equity Survey

What makes a community healthy & strong?

Your voice. 

When you take the MA Community Health Equity Survey, you’re sharing valuable experience that can help build a healthier community. The survey is available in 11 languages, easy to take, and anonymous.

Take the survey now. This survey is part of the Community Health Equity Initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Pop Up Art School: Drippy Sky Canvas Painting


Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30 p.m.

Pop Up Art School will host their popular Drippy Sky Canvas Painting program at the library. Participants will paint a pastel sunset with a star-filled sky oozing over top. The program will also teach participants how to paint colorful and fluffy clouds, and a dark celestial sky.

Spaces are limited for this popular event. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register.

This program was paid for by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.

Author Event: Don Wilding


Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Author Don Wilding will host a presentation and discussion of his latest book Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898. On the night of November 26, 1898, with a killer storm of historic proportions approaching, the steamer Portland set out from Boston. By the following night, the winter hurricane sent the vessel to the depths of Massachusetts Bay off Cape Cod, claiming nearly two hundred lives. On the Cape, a few dozen victims of the Portland disaster washed ashore, while ships piled up in harbors, high tides swept away railroad tracks, and the landscape and beaches were changed forever. Several Cape Cod mariners went to sea and never returned. Don Wilding revisits this disaster and the heroic deeds of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the Cape’s citizenry in what came to be known as “The Portland Gale.”

Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register. This program was paid for by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.

September Mystery Book Club


Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m.

The September selection for the Mystery Book Club is A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny. Copies are available at CLAMS libraries. 

Please email jlsullivan@clamsnet.org if you are interested in attending.

September Book Club

Wednesday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. 

Join the Dennis Public Library Book Club for a fun and engaging book discussion. Our book club selection for September is The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Copies are available at CLAMS libraries.  

Email mkornfeind@clamsnet.org if you are interested in attending.

Yarmouth Art Guild artists displaying in our Meeting Room

August 2023

The Yarmouth Art Guild represents hundreds of artists across the mid-Cape area. Their current exhibit features local artists displaying a wide variety of subjects and styles. Come and enjoy the colorful show.

Pieces are available to purchase for your collection.

Goodbye Lawn - Alternatives to Grass for Easy Landscaping

Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Todd Breitenstein will host a discussion about lawn reduction techniques, soil science, and inspirational ways to move beyond traditional grass lawns. Affectionately known by many as the Grateful Gardener, Todd Breitenstein is a lifelong gardener and landscaper with a passion for growing vegetable gardens. Todd is the Founder and President of The Grateful Garden, a nonprofit which supports those in the local drug and alcohol recovery community in their healing journey by offering a variety of nature-centered opportunities.

 Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to register.
This program was paid for by the Friends of the Dennis Public Library.

August's BookPage is here!

August 2023 

BookPage is a great resource for people who love to read. 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. Use 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.

Pottery by Cleon Turner featured in our Art Display Case

Pottery by Cleon Turner

In August the library will exhibit pottery by local artist Cleon Turner. Cleon is a semi-retired lawyer and potter. He’s a former detective sergeant, adjunct professor, Dennis selectman and State Representative for the 1st Barnstable District.

He has returned to his artistic roots from high school where he learned pottery, mosaics, printmaking and drawing. His other hobbies include crossword puzzles, Boggle, reading, gardening and woodworking.

Although the items in the case are not for sale, similar items can be purchased at Scargo Pottery, where Cleon can be found almost daily.