Friday, February 12, 2016

The Library Will be Closed Monday

 
The Library will be closed Monday, February 15, in honor of Presidents' Day.

 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

February Vacation Events


The STEMbassadors, from UNH's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, will be at the Library on Thursday, February 25 offering programs for 4th thru 7th graders (see descriptions below). The activities are limited to 20 kids in each group and registration is now open. http://www.dover.nh.gov/…/c…/library/events/stem-events.html
 
Design a Theme Park Ride is an activity for 4th & 5th graders:
Thursday, February 25 @ 1pm

In groups, students will design a theme park ride that will drop as fast as possible while keeping riders safely inside the ride using various materials provided. There will be other constraints to make the design activity challenging. With the help of UNH engineers, students will learn the various steps required for good engineering - ask, imagine, build, test, and improve. This activity will address mechanical engineering, designing, teamwork, and time management.

Does it Float? is an activity for 6th & 7th graders:
Thursday, February 25 @ 1pm

In this group hands-on activity students will learn about buoyancy and design by building and testing tinfoil boats in water tanks. Students will be called upon to design and build their boat to hold the most weight while remaining afloat.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Have You Joined a Book Group Yet?

The library has two book groups now! The inaugural meeting of the morning book club will be Thursday, February 4 at 10am. We will be discussing Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman. The morning book group will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10am in the Trustees Room of the Library.
 
If evening works better for you, the evening book group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room of the Library. February 22 we will be discussing Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan.

Everyone is welcome.

 

Monday, January 25, 2016

You Can Borrow a Launchpad!


We now have available for borrowing 5 educational tablets called "Launchpads". Each is loaded with fun games designed for children ages 3-7. Each Launchpad has a different theme: ABCs and language arts, Math, Building and Engineering, STEAM, and Critical Thinking. Borrow one today for your child and have a ball!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fergus Cullen on New Hampshire's Primary @ DPL Jan. 26, 7pm




 Join us on Tuesday evening, January 26 at 7pm for an engaging and timely talk by Dover resident and former NH Republican Party chair, Fergus Cullen.  Cullen’s new book, “Granite Steps: Stumbles, Surprises, and Successes on the New Hampshire Primary Trail” recalls the last two decades of our state’s first-in-the-nation primary election and is published in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

         It focuses on the campaigns of 1992-2012: Bill Clinton's first campaign; George H.W. Bush's re-election struggle; Pat Buchanan's insurgent campaigns; George W. Bush's stumble; Al Gore and John Kerry as successful frontrunners; John McCain's two improbable victories; the epic battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and Mitt Romney's second chance.             Mark Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics and co-author of “Game Change”, comments that Cullen’s book is "told with an appreciation for great storytelling and the rhythms of the battle for the White House on a human level."  Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg adds that Cullen is “one of New Hampshire's leading historians and politically knowledgeable people” who has “explored this important stop on the road to the Presidency… the stories are fascinating and make for great reading."

         Fergus Cullen is principal of Fergus Cullen Communications, a research, advocacy, and public affairs consulting company. He was chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2007-08, the youngest state chairman in the country. He has been an editorial page columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader and a frequent contributor to the op/ed pages of several New England newspapers. He appears as a commentator on numerous television and radio programs. He is one of National Journal's "Political Insiders" polled regularly by the magazine about contemporary political issues and is a member of Politico's Caucus.
           Fergus is a graduate of Gilford (NH) High School, Yale, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A
competitive distance runner Fergus has coached high school boys and girls cross country and track for nearly two decades.
          This program is free and autographed copies of “Granite Steps” will be available for sale after the program. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050


You Can Borrow a Chromebook!

We have 10 Chromebooks available for in-house use, for up to 3 hours per day per user. 
A chromebook is a special purpose laptop. It has the Chrome browser installed, so you can use it to go online and do anything that you can do in a browser. Chromebooks can not have applications installed on them, so programs you might usually find on a computer are not available such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  If you have a Google account, you can use Google Docs and Google Drive.  Even without a Google account, you will be able to view documents. All of your data is completely erased from the chromebook when you return it to us, so your browsing history is private and you'll get a fresh chromebook when you check one out.

Come on in and try one out.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Library Hours for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library will be open Saturday 9 - 5, and Sunday 1 - 5. We will be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.