Thursday, November 19, 2015

Borrow a Telescope from the Library

Did you know that this is the perfect time to spot Jupiter in the morning sky? During the last few weeks of November, the planet is the second brightest object in the sky before sunrise. According to The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, you will be able “to glimpse one or two moons with binoculars” but with a good telescope, you may “run out of fingers to count” the moons you’ll see (there are 63 known moons orbiting Jupiter)!
Reserve the Library's Orion StarBlast 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector telescope today. You may even get a look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—a storm that Galileo saw in 1610 with his very first telescope!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Would you like to learn a foreign language free on your computer or tablet?

The Mango language learning system uses audio, video, and interactive content to make learning a new language easy and fun. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.
All you need to do to get started is visit our website.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Library Will Be Closed for Veterans Day

The Library will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

"The How & Why of Civil War Reenacting" --- Nov. 17, 2015 @ 7pm

    The Friends of the Dover Public Library are delighted to present an intriguing and informative program on a somewhat unusual pastime: Civil War reenacting. On Tuesday evening, November 17 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall, come and hear dedicated reenactor Austin Clark talk ardently about his avocation.
    If you wonder why anyone would want to wear wool on a hundred degree day, march through tick-infested fields in the rain, sew shirts from untreated cotton, or let dozens of guns fire right beside your head, Austin will describe the attraction and the appeal of his “hobby”.  He looks forward to informing  "spectators" as he explains not only how to raise a regiment and where to find the best quality haversack, but also the motivations and passions of the reenactors themselves.

Austin Clark has been reenacting with varying levels of intensity for the past seven years. His historical passion has been fueled by an undergraduate career at Gettysburg College, four years (and counting) giving tours at Canterbury Shaker Village, and a stint living and working in Bath, England. He is currently a part-time librarian, part-time tour guide, full-time New Hampshirite, and proud member of the 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. The 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry is a Civil War reenacting group based out of southern New Hampshire. In addition to traditional reenactments, they work extensively in support of educational programs and parades to help bring Civil War history, quite literally, "to life."
This program is free. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Download Magazines to your Tablet or Smartphone, Free!

Did you know digital magazines are available through the NH Downloadable Books  web site? There are 40 titles including Food Network Magazine, Car & Driver, Cooks Illustrated, Country Living, Organic Life, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek, Popular Science, Runner's World, and Wired. Follow this link for instructions on how to use it. Once you download a magazine you will see every page in full color; it's just like flipping through the actual magazine! I just downloaded the latest issues of Cook's Illustrated and Budget Travel and I can't wait to read them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Downloadable Books Just for You!

The NH Downloadable Books service ( is tremendously popular; who wouldn’t want to download eBooks and audiobooks for free? Unfortunately, this has resulted in lengthy request lists for popular titles as patrons from libraries all around New Hampshire reserve these books.  The Dover Public Library is part of program called Overdrive Advantage which cuts down your waiting time for popular downloadable books. We are ordering additional copies of popular titles that will be available only to our Dover Public Library patrons. Just make sure to log in to NH Downloadable Books before you begin searching the site. Any titles that are exclusively owned by the Dover Public Library will have an adjacent symbol that indicates Overdrive Advantage. 
The most recent eBook titles we have added just for for DPL patrons are:

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Make Me by by Lee Child
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
Armada by Ernest Cline
Grey by E.L. James
Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (The Librarians love this one!)
The Martian by Andy Weir

Check them out!