"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." -

Thoreau's Cape Cod

West Dennis Graded School House- Saturday, April 29th at 2:00


The Dennis Libraries present "Thoreau's Cape Cod." Between 1849 and 1857 Henry David Thoreau took four walking tours of Cape Cod. His Book Cape Cod is a genial and observant journal about Cape Cod's human and natural inhabitants in the mid-nineteenth century. Anne Speyer, director of the South Dennis Free Public Library, will host an interactive program on Cape Cod in Thoreau's time and now. How has this unique spit of land changed- or not changed- over the past century and a half?

Anne Speyer, an omnivorous reader, taught high shcool English for 30 years and has been the director of the South Dennis Free Public Library for more than 11 years.