Thursday, September 21, 2017

Making Good on the Great War: Woodrow Wilson and the Decision to Take the United States into WWI

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson faced a monumental dilemma about how to respond to the war in Europe, which had been raging for more than two years.  In this illustrated talk at the Dover Public Library on Monday September 25 at 7pm, Kurk Dorsey, Professor of History at UNH and a specialist on US foreign policy, will describe how Wilson tried to make something good from the Great War, first by trying to mediate a peace without victory and then by choosing to intervene in the war on the Allied side.  His decisions continue to reverberate today, as the United States tries to figure how and whether to, among other things, make the world safe for democracy.

Kurk Dorsey holds the Class of 1938 Professorship at UNH, where he has taught History since 1994.  His research interests include US foreign policy, and US environmental history.  He is the author of The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: US-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era and Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas.

Friday, September 08, 2017

“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” Workshop

The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present a highly recommended presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” by Lori Fisher on Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall. 

Are you the defacto family historian? Do you wonder how to preserve and care for all of the precious photos, memorabilia, and objects that illustrate your family’s history? Get a jump start on that project with lots of helpful information.
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Friday, September 01, 2017

Closed Labor Day weekend

We'll be closed for the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2--4. Full Saturdays (9-5) start on Sept. 9 and Sunday afternoon hours (1-5pm) begin on Sept. 10. Have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Job Opening: Library Page

The Dover Public Library has an immediate opening for a 16- 17 hour per week Library Page.
 

Weekly hours rotate among afterschool shifts 2:30-5:30pm, evenings 5-8:30pm, and some Saturday or Sunday hours. Rate of pay is currently $10.92 per hour.

Library pages are responsible for reshelving all of the books, paperbacks, magazines, etc. that get returned to the library each day. Pages also empty the outside bookdrops so must be able to lift and carry heavy bags of books. Pages will be trained in the Dewey Decimal system and must be able to work efficiently, accurately and independently. This position is open until filled. 

More information on the job and a link to the application is available here.Candidates must be 16 years of age and may submit a cover letter with resume and/or cover letter with City of Dover Employment Application.  Interviews will be scheduled shortly.You may email your materials to jobs@dover.nh.gov or mail to

EMPLOYMENT
City of Dover288
Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820

Interviews will be scheduled shortly.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Gifts your Animals Bring to You

How do your animals share messages with you? Find out from Michele Lowry, the author of "Hindsight is 20/20: the Gifts your Animals Bring to You", at the library on Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm. She will present an informative talk about Nira, her Rhodesian Ridgeback who brought her 12 years of undeniable lessons and experiences. Michele will share some of these mind and heart connections and will read a section from her book.
Michele's business, Nikoe Natural Therapies, offers an alternative approach to wellness for you and your animals. She works with each animal and their caregivers independently, bringing resolution and clarity to everyone. Her techniques include animal communication, Reiki, Shamanism, improved nutrition, essential oils and gem stones. This program is free and open to all!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

We're now a Passport Acceptance Facility! Apply for your U.S. Passport @ the library!



     The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce that it is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. Dover is the first public library in New Hampshire to offer this convenient new service. It is available to everyone, not just Dover or NH residents.
        The service is for new adult passports, any child passport, and for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago. Per Department of State regulations, the service is not available for passport renewals: these may be completed online at travel.state.gov.
      The library offers passport processing services every day that we are open, including evenings and weekends, but appointments are required.  No appointments are scheduled during the last 90 minutes before library closing. Call the library at 603-516-6050 to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you.
           The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant and we highly suggest, to save time, that all your application forms be filled out, legibly and completely, before your appointment. Don’t forget to bring your regulation passport photos, your required citizenship and ID documents and photocopies, and your checkbook! The library does not take passport photographs; many area retailers can supply these for you before you arrive for your appointment.
     For detailed information about fees, photos, online fillable forms, U.S. citizenship, and acceptable proof of identity documents, please visit the Dept. of State website:  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html, or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
      The execution fee for each passport, payable to the Dover Public Library, is $25. Fees payable to the Department of State will vary, dependent on a variety of factors. See https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/fees.html for more details on the cost of a passport.
      For additional information, you may also visit the Dover Public Library’s website at
http://bit.ly/2hO9g8e for library appointment hours, and quick links to the State Department’s downloadable application forms.
     Routine passport application processing, after mailing, takes 6 to 8 weeks, so plan well ahead of your trip!  Library staff can answer many of your questions about the application process and advise you about the forms, photographs, documents, and fees that must be supplied when you come. Please call us for more information.
    

     

Thursday, June 29, 2017

More Magazines to Download, Free!

We added 15 new magazines to our Flipster digital magazine database. We now have a grand total of 28 titles including the following magazines:
Cosmopolitan,Dwell, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, Gluten-Free Living, Good Housekeeping, Mac Life, Martha Stewart Living, Men's Fitness, Outside,Popular Science, Prevention, Vanity Fair,The Week, Women's Health, Bon Apetit, Country Living,Digital Photo, Discover, GQ, HGTV, Interweave knits, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,
Newsweek, Old House Journal, PC, Us Weekly and Yoga Journal .


It is so easy to use! You can read magazines on your computer or download the app onto Apple or android devices, phones and tablets, and Kindle Fires! Once the app is on your device, click on get started, choose Dover Public Library, enter your barcode, and start downloading!