Wednesday, December 06, 2017

2017 Librarians’ Choice Is Now Available

We are proud to present the 2017 Librarians’ Choice; our favorite books of the year. We hope you enjoy them!

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Beartown by Frederik Backman
The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton
Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase
Feral by James Demonaco
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
The Girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone
The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman
The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
The Dry by Jane Harper
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
Celine by Peter Heller
Before This Is Over by Amanda Hickie
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
The Almost  Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
News of the World Paulette Jiles
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
Gwendy's Button Box
by Stephen King
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
No Place I’d Rather Be by Cathy Lamb
by Min Jin Lee

March Book 3
by John Lewis
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Fever by Deon Meyer
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
The Reason You’re Alive by  Matthew Quick
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
The Heirs by Susan Rieger
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Trajectory by Richard Russo
The Chillbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward 
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White
The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked by Adam Alter
California Dreamin': Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy
Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Morningstar by Ann Hood
I Hate Everyone, Except You by Clinton Kelly
Lifelong Kindergarten : cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play by Mitchel Resnick
The Financial Diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch
My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglass Preston
Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
The Secret Life of the Mind : how your brain thinks, feels, and decides by Mariano Sigman
The Hue and Cry at Our House : a year remembered by Benjamin Taylor
A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
Bored and Brilliant : how spacing out can unlock your most productive and creative self by Manoush Zomorodi

Monday, December 04, 2017

Dover's 1907 mill blaze: hear the stories from the authors of "Factory on Fire" Dec. 18, 7pm

Local Dover historians and former Woodman Museum trustees, Mark Leno Jr. and Thom Hindle have recently published a new book about Dover’s deadliest mill fire. “Factory on Fire” is the true story of the Cocheco Mill No 1 blaze (now the One Washington Center mill) in January 1907.  Mark and Thom will talk about the fire at the Dover Public Library on Monday, December 18 at 7pm.
The Mill No. 1 fire resulted in the deaths of seven millworkers, and injured many more. The 58-hour conflagration began on January 26, 1907, an extremely cold, -20 degree morning. Based on the authors’ years of research, the book details first person accounts from workers and eyewitnesses, and includes over 50 photographs reproduced from original glass plate negatives. “Factory on Fire” explores the causes of the fire, the plight of the mill workers who dangled from open windows, the work of heroic rescuers and firefighters in extreme weather, and an intriguing lawsuit later brought against mill owners by an injured survivor.  You’ll want to come hear Mark and Thom to hear which way the court ruled!
The presentation is free and all are welcome to attend in the library’s Lecture Hall. Signed copies of the 180 page book will be available for $20 and will make great Christmas presents for anyone with an interest in Dover history! 
For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Weekend

We're closing at 5:30pm this Wednesday, then closed Nov. 23 & 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Open as usual on Saturday the 25th from 9-5, then closed on Sunday the 26th for Dover's Holiday Parade!

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Library Will be Closed December 8th

The Library will be closed Friday, December 8th, for a staff development day. We will be open as usual on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cookbook author and podcaster Kathy Gunst---Tuesday, November 21 at 7pm

     The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present renowned chef and author Kathy Gunst for a talk on Tuesday, November 21 at 7pm about the slow food movement, cooking with locally- grown ingredients, and her preference for fresh and simple components in her dishes. Kathy says, “I understand the art of simplicity and how the very best meal really relies on ingredients. And the best ingredients you can find are the ones closest to home.” 

     A resident of South Berwick, Maine, Kathy Gunst is the Resident Chef on NPR’s “Here and Now” podcast. She won the 2016 IACP Award for Best Culinary Audio and is also a James Beard Journalism award winner in the Home Cooking category. Kathy has written numerous articles for newspapers and periodicals, among them The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Yankee Magazine, and Eating Well.

       “Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share” (Chronicle Books, 2016) is Kathy Gunst’s newest cookbook. It grew out of a monthly gathering of her friends and neighbors who come together for winter suppers and good company. Each guest brings a pot of soup to share with the group. The host provides a side dish or two, along with bread and a simple dessert. Leftovers are divvied up and everyone gets a sample of each soup. Whether taken to a party or savored at home, this delicious collection of soup, stew, and chowder recipes will be sure to satisfy all year long.
       This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-8:30pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Library Will Be Closed Friday, in Celebration of Veterans Day

The Library will be closed Friday, November 10th, in honor of Veterans Day.

We are open on Saturday, make sure to come for the 2pm free matinee. We will be showing Cars 3.

Try the Consumer Reports Database

Thinking about buying new appliances before Thanksgiving? Planning to do some research on those expensive gifts your kids are asking for?

We can help! The Library now offers free access to the complete Consumer Reports database. It actually has more information than Consumer Reports magazine does. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips, frequently updated articles, blogs and video content. Best of all, you can access it from home. Just go to the library website , click on the Learning and Research tab, and then choose Consumer Reports and enter your barcode.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Booksale begins October 27 for Cardholders; October 28 for General Public

Doors open at 9am on Friday, October 27 for the Friends of the Library’s annual, two-week-long, gigantic fall booksale at the Dover Public Library. Only library cardholders will be able to purchase items on the first day of the sale so be sure to bring your Dover borrower’s card with you on the 27th! The sale opens to non-cardholders and the general public at 9am on Saturday, October 28.
Thousands of paperbacks, hardcover books, and media items for all ages will be available at prices from $.50 to $2.00. Many of the sale items are books donated to the library, while others are items discarded from the library’s collections. Booksale prices will be further reduced on Wednesday, November 1, and during Week #2 of the booksale, November 6-12, the remainder of the items will be sold for the bargain price of just $1.00 per bag or boxful. Any leftover books will be given away for free beginning Monday, November 13.
The library requests that no further book donations be made at this time. Donations will again be accepted after November 19.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which last year donated over $15,000 to the library for museum passes, children’s and adult programs, furnishings and equipment. Applications to join the Friends of the Library are available at the library’s circulation desk.
Membership is $10 annually or $7 for seniors. Friends who work at the booksale receive a 50% discount on purchases.
For more information, please call the Circulation Desk at 603-516-6050.