Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Songs and Stories from WWII on May 17 @ 7pm with Richard Kruppa

     On Tuesday evening May 17 at 7pm, the Friends of the Library will host “Songs and Stories of World War II - Popular Wartime Songs and their Stories You Didn't Know”, presented by Richard Kruppa.
     Seventy five years ago this country entered World War II, and people of all ages love the music from the era, 1941-1945. This entertaining and informative program focuses on some of the most beloved songs from that era. Songs like “Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition." Richard not only sings the songs, accompanying himself on guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele, but also tells their fascinating and unfamiliar stories as well; their meaning, how they came to be, and their significance.  
     Richard asks interesting and thought-provoking questions such as "What popular song was written in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor?" "What song was popular world-wide and thought to be from each country where it was popular?" and "What WWII-era song was a top hit written and recorded by a state governor?”  
     Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin’ Richard,” is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is a retired professor from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow. Please call the Dover Public Library, 516-6050, for more information.

Friday, April 22, 2016

April Vacation Week

  The Dover Public Library is your
source for free entertainment
during April vacation week, April 23 - 30!

Saturday Matinee: Norm of the North, rated PG.  Saturday, April 23 at 2pm.
Dover Public Library Lecture Hall

This animated comedy is great for the whole family!  When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.

Fairy and Gnome Houses: Monday, April 25 from 2pm to 4pm
Dover Public Library Front Lawn

We will build houses for our woodland friends!  Weather permitting we will make our creations outside on the front lawn of the Library.  Using all natural materials, we will create one-of-a-kind dwellings for these magical creatures.  Don’t worry, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will build an indoor version.  Bring your creativity and any natural materials you would like.

Dover Shockwave Robotics Team: Tuesday, April 26 at 10am
Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 10am to learn about the Dover Shockwave Robotics Team!  Find out how the team was started, how the members became involved and meet their robot.

Star Wars Marathon: Wednesday, April 27 from 1 to 8:30
Dover Public Library Lecture Hall

Don’t miss round 2 of our Stars Wars Marathon!  The Phantam Menace will be shown at 1pm, Attack of the Clones at 3:30, and Revenge of the Sith at 6pm.  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Mystic Drumz:  The Legend of Marshmallow Island: Thursday, April 28 at 2pm
Library Lecture Hall

This adventure in World Music blends multicultural music themes and interactive audience participation.  The show will feature incredible sound effects and unique instruments from around the globe, including the
Nigerian Talking Drum, Brazilian Quica, Vibraslap, Flextone, Chinese Gongs and more. Bring the whole family to laugh and learn together as we track down “The Legend of Marshmallow Island”.

Book Buddies:  Friday, April 29 from 2pm to 4pm
Children’s Room

Join us in the Children’s Room for a fun-filled afternoon of reading and crafts.  Big kids (middle school and up) will be matched with a little kid for reading!  Sign-up in the Children’s Room, call 516-6052 or visit the Library’s web site at library.dover.nh.gov.

Saturday Matinee:  The Force Awakens, rated PG13.
Dover Public Library Lecture Hall

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Would Your Child Like to Have a Book Buddy?

We have several high school and middle school students ready to do crafts and read to younger kids during our Book Buddy program. Book Buddies will take place on Friday, April 29 in the Children's Room from 2 to 4pm. If your child would like to be read to give the Library a call at 516-6052 or sign up on our website. http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=DOVER

Monday, April 11, 2016

Travelogue presentation: Yellowstone & Big Sky Country, April 19, 7pm

On Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm, the Friends of the Library will present a slide show and talk by Rick Little, entitled “Adventure Trip to Yellowstone and Big Sky Country - The Magic of the West”.  Rick, a native of Marblehead, MA and graduate of the University of Maine, is a life-long fisherman and the proprietor of Shadcreek Flies in Hampstead, NH which teaches classes and sells hand-tied flies
     In this show, which explores one corner of the amazing western United States, the audience will travel along with Rick as he explores the beauty of the Bighorn River region in south-central Montana, the canyons of the Missouri in central Montana, and the magnificence of Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Highway. His presentation will highlight the beautiful rivers, mountains and canyons of this part of Montana and Wyoming. Come and see for yourself why it’s called “Big Sky Country”.

      Join us for this exciting travelogue in the Lecture Hall at the Dover Public Library. This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 603-516-6050

Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 Peeps Show Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Eighth Annual Peeps Show contest are:

Kids Division: 
Three Little Peeps by Lucy McCammon

Youth Division:
Little Peeps on the Prairie by Claire Paulsen
Teen Division:
Peep's Web by Kyla Hill
 Adult Division:
The Art of the Peep by Ann Barbi
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Dover Public Library who generously donated the prizes.  

2016 Peeps Show Contest

Winners to be announced this afternoon!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Library will be closed Sunday, March 27th

The Library will be closed Sunday, March 27th for Easter. While we are closed, you can still access eBooks, eMagazines, videos, and music without leaving home. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Irish Balladeer Paul Carroll in concert, Tuesday, March 15 @ 7pm

     The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present Irish balladeer Paul Carroll in a musical performance on Tuesday evening, March 15 at 7pm in the Library Lecture Hall.
     Paul Carroll grew up in Dublin during the ballad boom of the sixties where the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups.  It is there that he found a love for the music and songs that were to be part of his life. He credits his mother for giving him the gift of song.  She was a fine singer in her own right and he remembers fondly the “hooleys” in the house.
           Paul emigrated to Australia in the early 70’s but he never strayed very far from the music, singing in the folk clubs of Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. During his time in Melbourne he was a founding member of the Celtic band, Poteen, who were Australia’s premiere Celtic band, sharing the stage with icons like Eric Bogle, The Dubliners, The Furey’s and Boys of the Lough.
           Paul’s latest CD is “The Road You Take”. He has made his home in Derry, NH for nearly 25 years.  Join us at the library for this delightful performance, just before St. Patrick’s Day!
      For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.