Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Peak Bagging the New England 4,000-footers" with Allison Nadler Feb. 2, 7pm

If you’ve ever thought about hiking the 67 highest peaks in New England– or are just curious about this undertaking – come to the Dover Public Library on Monday, February 2 at 7pm to hear Allison Nadler. Allison is an avid, ultralight peak bagger who has hiked all of the 4000-footers in New England three times!
      An Amesbury, MA resident, she is the founding organizer of Northeast Peak Baggers, a MeetUp group designed to help other hikers reach their goals. When not leading hikes, Allison can often be found hiking solo day or night on the trail. She is currently attempting a personal goal of hiking each of New Hampshire’s 48 4000-footers in each of the four seasons. She has also completed the Presidential Traverse (7 NH peaks spanning 20 miles) and a 15-day, solo 220 mile hike along California’s John Muir trail.
       She documents all of her adventures on her website  Learn about the beauty and challenges of peak bagging through Allison Nadler's eyes and get inspired to plan your own adventure, big or small.
       This program is free and open to all. .For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Folk Concert with Sarah Jane Nelson on Tuesday, January 20

The Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome New Hampshire folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jane Nelson for a concert at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm.  
           Sarah Jane is an old-time fiddler, guitarist, and vocalist who writes and sings songs in the Anglo-American ballad tradition and plays music from the Appalachian region. She has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. She performs solo, and also with the High-Strung Strummers, Banjos & Old Lace, and as a member of Gypsy Minor, a dance band regularly featured at the New England and Down East Folk Festivals. When she’s not playing, Sarah writes about traditional music for such publications as New Hampshire Public Radio, The Concord Monitor, Fiddler Magazine, The Old-Time Herald, and American Craft.
        This past September, Sarah won the second place prize for Twin Fiddling at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest.  She also plays at regional farmers’ markets, judges fiddle contests, and writes songs for children. She is a former staff member of the Manchester Community Music School and is a certified Music Together instructor.
       Please join us for this lively evening of traditional American folk music. Friends of the Library programs are always free and refreshments will follow. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Meet mystery author KD Mason on January 21

Local author K. D. Mason will be speaking at the Dover Public Library on Wednesday January 21 at 7pm. Copies of his books will be for sale and can be signed by the author at the event.            
A lifelong runner and sailor, K.D. Mason lives on the New Hampshire seacoast with his wife of over 40 years and two cats, Molly and Sweet Pea. They have two grown children. Recently retired from a lifetime of working in the restaurant business, he now weaves compelling tales of mystery, romance and suspense set on the NH Seacoast. Years of sailing in the Caribbean and New England, as well as hanging out with an active running community, have given him a wealth of story ideas. 
Each of his books begins and ends in the fictionalized town of Rye Harbor, NH. Locale plays an important role in each of his stories, ranging from Newport, RI to Belize, to the White Mountains and Massachusetts North Shore and southeastern Maine. Readers are drawn into the lives of Mason’s core cast of characters, who populate each of his books, as they deal with life, love and each other while they handle the mystery and suspense that accompanies the discovery of an occasional dead body.
K.D. Mason’s sixth book, “Unexpected Catch”, joins “Harbor Ice”, “Changing Tides”, “Dangerous Shoals”, “Killer Run”, and “Evil Intentions” in his popular Jack Beale mystery series. He has just started work on his seventh book scheduled for release in November 2015.

This program is free and open to the public. Contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050 with any questions.

Tax Forms

Seems like every other person is asking us for tax forms! At this point, we are as frustrated as our customers! We are unable to get an answer from the IRS as to when the forms will arrive. They did email us, however, that they will not ship any 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ instruction booklets this year. Gee, thanks.

They "encourage" taxpayers to download and print forms and booklets online at Of course, many people do not have Internet access or the digital literacy skills to perform this download. This puts an additional burden on libraries, because we, of course, will do it for you. But you'll have to pay for the printouts (lots of very unhappy customers protesting that.) Thanks again, IRS.

Please do not blame the library for the lack of paper forms and booklets. We are at the mercy of this IRS decision to limit printed copies.

Please also remember, that our Tax Help Assistance program from the VITA volunteers starts on February 3. They will be here every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-12 to help you. There's walk-in service or you may make an appointment by calling 211.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

New Art Exhibit at the Library

Local Artist
John LeCours is a N.H. based painter who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  John takes       inspiration from the natural beauty of his native new England and often takes Master classes to improve his craft and learn new techniques.  John most often works in oils and acrylic.  When he is not painting, John works as a Project Manager at Applied Graphics in Amesbury, MA.  He lives in Danville, NH.  Visit John's web site at 

Monday, January 05, 2015

Museum Monday

Our latest feature for Museum Monday is the gem in our own backyard--The Children's Museum of New Hampshire.  The Children's Museum is the perfect place to let kids be creative--they can be a dino detective, go for a deep-sea dive in a submarine, explore the music matrix, or my favorite Build It - Fly It, just to name a few.  But not only does the Children Museum have lots of cool exhibits--check out their calendar for great upcoming family programs, such as the mini-iron chef competition on Saturday, January 18!  The Library has 2 passes to the Children's Museum, allowing for reduced admission, so reserve online or give us a call at 516-6050.

Friday, January 02, 2015

"Mother Goose on the Loose" Story Time

The Children’s Room staff is excited to announce that a new story time for babies has been added to our story time line up.  “Mother Goose on the Loose”, an award winning early learning program designed primarily for babies from birth to 24 months, will be held on Fridays @ 10:00-10:30a.m. during the six week story time sessions scheduled throughout the school year.   

Created by a former children’s librarian, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, this program blends tried and true
story time techniques with innovative methods tested by the latest research in early literacy.  It utilizes rhymes, songs, book reading, musical instruments, finger plays, puppets, repetition, and more to help children develop early literacy skills in a fun-filled thirty minute story time with their parent or caregiver.  

For more in-depth information about this program, visit the "Mother Goose on the Loose" website @

The next story time session to be held @ Dover Public Library will begin the week of January 12 and continue for 6 weeks.  Registration begins on January 5 @ 9:00a.m.  Register in person or by calling the Children’s Room @ 516-6052.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Librarians' Choice list is Now Available

We are proud to present the 2014 Librarians’ Choice; our favorite books of the year. We hope you enjoy them!

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Behind the Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander

Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay
The Visitors by Sally Beauman
Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett
Broken Monsters by Laura Beukes
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Lucky Dog by Sarah Boston
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
The Horse Lover by H. Alan Day
Travels With Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
Vintage by Susan Gloss
I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer
Driving with the Top Down by Elizabeth Harbison
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Blessings by Elise Juska
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson
The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
A Good year for Roses by Gil McNeil
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira
Rustication by Charles Palliser
The Bees by Laline Paull
The Accident by Chris Pavone
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley
The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
Deadline by John Sandford
Help for the Haunted by John Searles
A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Phillipp Sendker
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
The Martian by Andy Weir
A Long Time Gone by Karen White
That Summer by Lauren Willig
Rainbows on the Moon by Barbara Wood
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin