Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner

And the winner is....

The winner of the 2014 Ladybug Picture Book Award is If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen. This year 23,093 New Hampshire children (at 170 voting sites) voted for their favorite book from a list of 10 nominated titles and If I Built a House won by a landslide with 10,231 votes. I love the thought of over 23,000 little kids voting for their favorite book, and my son will be so excited that hi
s favorite won!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Museum Monday

Museum Monday

Have you visited the oldest continuous operating museum?  Do you know which museum this is?  It is the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts! 

Founded in 1799 by America's first global entrepreneurs, the Peabody Essex Museum is a museum of international art and culture dedicated to connecting art to the world in which it is made. Its collections of contemporary and historic American, Asian, Maritime, Oceanic, Native American, and African art and culture, as well as its archival library and historic American and Chinese houses, are among the finest of their kind.  To reserve a Dover Public Library pass for the Peabody Essex Museum, or one of our other 15 museum passes, please visit our web site or call 516-6050.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Looking for unique Dover gifts?

You can finish your Christmas shopping at the Library. We offer an assortment of gifts unique to Dover.

Dover Public Library Bookbag. The latest design of our popular bookbags has a zippered pocket inside, handy for keys and library cards, as well as a pocket on the front of the bag. $15.00

Birds Eye View of Dover 1888, a poster sized map from the Friends of the Library.$5.00

Notepaper featuring five historic scenes of Dover. $4.00

The Port of Dover: Two Centuries of Shipping on the Cochecho by Robert Whitehouse and Cathleen Beaudoin. $25.00

Come on in and see what else we have to offer!

Monday, December 08, 2014

"Becoming Wild: Eastern Coyote in New England" Dec. 17, 7pm

      Thousands of eastern coyotes live among us---rarely seen, often heard, and frequently discussed. Some people resent their presence and fear them as predators of pets, livestock and game animals. Others admire their resilience and are thrilled to hear their return-to-the-wild howl and all it represents. In short, the coyote is a topic of contention.
      On Wednesday evening, December 17 at 7pm, the Dover Public Library will welcome Project Coyote Representative and Wild Canid Ecologist Christine Schadler to discuss this controversial animal and how people and wildlife can coexist through compassionate conservation.
      Christine earned a Master’s of Science in Conservation Biology at Antioch University. Her thesis focused on the natural recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan.  She taught Conservation Issues, Dendrology, and Wolf Ecology at UNH, and continues to instruct and mentor adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College.
      While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’s attention shifted to the eastern coyote when she moved to New England.  She chose a farm with known coyote problems to raise sheep and train her border collies.  Using sound livestock management and common sense, she avoided any predation. She is also working on a book “Becoming Wolf:  The Eastern Coyote in New England”.  Between presentations she can be found at camp in northern New Hampshire researching coyote feeding patterns in a mosaic of farms and woodlots.
      This program is free and open to the public. For more information call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Museum Monday

Museum Monday:  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner was born in New York City on April 14, 1840.  Isabella spent her life traveling the world and collecting art that she hoped to one day display in her own museum.  She was a patron and friend of leading artists and writers of her time, including John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and Henry James.  The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a real treat and a place where art comes to life!  To reserve a pass please visit our web site or call 516-6050.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Museum Monday

Museum Monday

Have you had a chance to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house?  No need to travel further than The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, and if you borrow the Dover Public Library's pass it is free!  The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum which features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs year-round. The museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House -- reservations required. The Currier Museum Art Center offers studio workshops and classes for children and adults.  To reserve one of the Library museum passes online visit our website, or give us a call at 516-6050.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library will be closing at 5:30 Wednesday night and be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, but we will reopen on Saturday the 29th at 9am! Join us on Saturday at 2pm for our free matinee--How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Museum Monday

Museum Monday: Each Monday we will highlight one of the 16 museums that are part of our museum pass program. DPL cardholders can borrow these passes to get free or reduced admission.

Reach for the stars at the McAuliffe-Shepard
Discovery Center!
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science. Our passes provide free admission for up 4 people. The Center is open Friday - Sunday, and some holidays--see website for details.  To reserve one of the Library museum passes online visit our website.