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Resources to keep you engaged and entertained from the comfort of home!

Free eBooks and Online Book Groups:

Libby/OverDrive- ebooks available through the library using the Libby App or OverDrive app on your mobile device. Books are also available on your computer from clamsnet.overdrive.com.

Freading- always available ebooks available from Dennis Public Library. Use the free Freading app to get started. A Dennis Public Library card is needed to access these books. Visit freading.com to learn more.

Goodreads Groups- Goodreads is a great place to find book recommendations. You can also participate in groups to chat with readers with similar tastes. A great way to reach out and stay connected to other people while unable to gather in person. 

Arts and Culture:

Cape Cod Museum of Art On Demand- On demand video of recorded talks, presentations and events, including all six classes with Deborah Forman on the CCMoA's permanent collections book she co-authored titled ART FROM CAPE COD.

Museum Tours- Visit museums without ever leaving your couch. Many museums are offering virtual tours of their collections. 

Virtual Tours- Visit the Great Wall of China, national parks, zoos, and aquariums, all you need is a computer. 

Botanical Garden Tours - Engaging virtual video tours of flowers, trees, and greenhouses, allow virtual visitors to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of botanical gardens from the safety of their homes.

Digital Collections at the Library of Congress- Explore newspapers, maps, photographs and more at Loc.gov.

Virtual Concerts- Enjoy a musical performance, streamed live to your computer.

OpenCulture.com- View free movies, learn a new language, read free books, or take a free online class! A great collection of fun and educational resources around the web.

EdX.orgFree Online Courses from Harvard, MIT, & other institutions

Ted Talks - TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Family Resources at the Library of Congress - We invite you and your family to participate in these activities, inspired by the collections, programs, and expertise of the Library of Congress.

Genealogy and Local History Research:

Dennis Historical SocietyVisit the online searchable digital archive containing tens of thousands of images, letters, photos, ship logs and a myriad of other types of historical information about Dennis and its residents. 

Heritage QuestEssential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories, and more.

Local Digitized Newspapers- Explore the history of Cape Cod through historic issues of the Register and Barnstable Patriot. Quick start guide

Family Search- Discover your family's story through historical records.

Digital Commonwealth- Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts.

American Ancestors Guides- Developed by the experts at New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS), these materials provide helpful research tips and techniques, essential resources, and more.

Outside Fun: 

Cape Cod Rail TrailRide your bike, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Rail Trail. 

Sidewalk Chalk Games- Get creative and have some fun in your driveway!