Thursday, June 25, 2015

My First Library

"My first library was the Franklin Avenue branch of the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa. My grandmother Dunker would take me to pick out books to read at her house before my nap. I remember the bins full of picture books to choose from and the fun kid-sized furniture and the toys. A few years later, I attended a program at the Library called "Be a Librarian for a Day". I shadowed Maureen and learned what being a librarian was all about, at least in that branch. My fate was sealed! When I turned 16 I was able to work as a "library page" at that same branch until I left for college. From age 16 on, except for one year, I've always worked in libraries. I can't imagine loving any other profession as much!" #MyFirstLibrary #ThrowbackThursday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program starts this Monday, June 29! The program is very simple--read and keep track of the number of hours that you read. For every 2 hours that you read we will give you a raffle ticket that you can put towards one of our prize packs. Some of the prize packs include: Day Passes to The Works, Laser Tag at Hilltop Fun Center, Free Introductory Lessons at Indoor Ascent, Free Skate Time at Red Alert Indoor Skate Park, a Kindle Fire HD7 Tablet, gift cards to Target, Regal Cinemas, La Festa Pizzeria, Dos Amigos, Strafford Farms, Adelle's Coffee House, Kendall Pond Pizza, Pizza Hut and more! As well as the prize packs there will be weekly raffles – you need to come in once during the week to qualify for the weekly raffle. You choose what you read – novels, non-fiction, graphic novels, comics or magazines.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My First Library

"My earliest library memories were in the old Somersworth Public Library which was then housed on the 2nd floor of the Chandler Building on Orange Street. I spent many hours there in the windows of the round turret where the picture books and children's seating (hard wooden benches!) were located. My mother worked there too! I even remember my library card number was C107 and the joy I felt in watching my card fill up with date stamps so that I'd have to be issued a new card!" 

Join us every Thursday for the next few weeks as we share our first library memories. If you have a memory to share feel free to message us or talk to staff at the front desk! We'd love to share other's stories.

Attention All Cooks!

We are having a special cookbook only book sale at the Dover Public Library the week of June 22-27th during regular library hours. Books will be on display at the circulation desk on the main floor. Hardcovers are $3, Large paperbacks are $2, and pocket paperbacks are $1. Come early for the best selection.
The sale starts this Monday morning at 9am! 

Friday, June 05, 2015

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Authors

We've just revised our list of Scandinavian Crime Fiction Authors. Many new ones added!

Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Blaedel, Sara
Bodelsen, Anders
Davidson, Leif
Egholm, Elsebeth
Gazan, Sissel-Jo
Hammer, Lotte & Soren
Hewson, David
Hoeg, Peter
Jacoksen, Dorte Hummelshoj
Jungersen, Christian
Kaaberbøl, Lene & Agnete Friis
Larsen, Michael
Nielsen, Torben

Bates, Quentin
Indridason, Arnaldur
Ingolfsson, Victor Arnar
Ridpath, Michael
Sigurdardóttir, Yrsa

Hiekkapelto, Kati
Hiltunen, Pekka
Joensuu, Matti
Jokinen, Seppo
Lehtolainen, Leena
Nykanen, Harri
Sipila, Jarkko
Tervo, Jari
Thompson, James
Tuomainen, Antti
Wagner, Jan Costin

Brekke, Jorgen             
Dahl, Kjell Ola              
Egeland, Tom                
Enger, Thomas              
Fossum, Karin               
Holt, Anne                    
Johansen, Tom
Lahlum, Hans Olav
Miller, Derek B.
Nesbø, Jo
Staalesen, Gunnar
Stavrum, Arild
Sundstøl, Vidar
Alvtegen, Karin
Borjlind, Cilla & Rolf
Ceder, Camilla
Dahl, Arne
Edwardson, Åke
Ekman, Kerstin
Eriksson, Kjell
Gerhardsen, Carin
Grebe, Camilla & Asa Traff
Hermanson, Marie
Horst, Jørn Lier
Jansson, Anna
Johnsson, Anna
Jungstedt, Mari
Karjel, Robert
Kallentoft, Mons
Kepler, Lars
Koppel, Hans
Läckberg, Camilla
Lapidus, Jens
Larsson, Åsa
Larsson, Steig
Lindqvist, John Ajvide
Mankell, Henning
Marklund, Liza
Mauritzson, Erik
Nesser, Håkan
Norman, Andreas
Ohlsson, Kristina
Persson, Leif G.W.
Roslund, Ander & Börge Hellström
Schwarz, Åsa
Segerberg, Ebba
Sjöwall, Maj & Per Wahlöö
Soderberg, Alexander
Theorin, Johan
Tursten, Helene
Wahlberg, Karin
Zander, Joakim

Monday, June 01, 2015

Free Legal Forms

Did you know the Library has a database of legal forms for you to use here at the Library, or at home, available 24 hours a day?

The Legal Forms Library provides a wide selection of legal forms specific to New Hampshire, as well as multi-state forms across the most popular legal areas. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. You will also find an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. If you have ever tried to find a legal form on the Internet you know what a great resource this is. Forms are easy to find and free! Make sure to ask for the secret password the next time you are at the library.

If you want to try these databases out at the library, simply go to any catalog computer and click on ONLINE NOW tab. To use them from home, go to our web page and click on ONLINE RESOURCES or simply bookmark this link.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Unconditional Healing" author at DPL on June 9

        Author Darlene Capalbo will be speaking at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday June 9 at 7pm. She will share some insights revealed in her new book, “Unconditional Healing: The Value of Sustaining a High Vibrational Rate.” to help others understand and raise their vibrations. She will have signed copies of her books for sale.
       Capalbo was raised Catholic, but as an adult, her faith took a backseat until she received a vision from the Blessed Mother Mary which gave her insights into the spirit world.  After the vision, Capalbo returned to her Catholic roots and also studied Pranic healing, the practice of using energies to heal, to learn how to live an enlightened life.
       Filled with wisdom and reflections, “Unconditional Healing” offers practical advice for freeing readers’ minds of negativity and encouraging them to seek a higher power.  Readers will learn how their auras affect them and how raising their vibration rate can bring them close to truth and knowledge. 
       Darlene Capalbo is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and has a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy. She grew up in New Hampshire, currently lives in Newmarket, and works as a massage therapist. This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Borrow our "Historic New England" pass this summer!


Planning some summer vacation day trips? We recommend borrowing our “Historic New England” pass which lets 2 adults (and unlimited children under age 17) visit any of the organization’s 36 properties for FREE. This is one of our least-used museum passes, so we feel it deserves a little promotion!
           Most of the properties are open June through October, but hours vary per site, so we advise checking the website before you go.
          Many of their historic houses are located within a half-hour of Dover, so it’s a very short trip to visit the Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House in South Berwick or the Sayward-Wheeler house in York Harbor. In nearby Portsmouth, you can tour the Rundlet-May House, the Jackson House, or the Gov. John Langdon House and in Exeter, see the Gilman Garrison House.
          Just over the border in Massachusetts are the Rocky Hill Meeting House in Amesbury, five historic houses in Newbury, one each in Essex, Gloucester and Saugus, and two properties in Salem. There are ten other Massachusetts sites a bit farther afield too.
Historic New England also has one house in Connecticut and four in Rhode Island for a total of 36 properties you can visit---for free!
          You may reserve the Historic New England pass for your family at our website  Just click on the portion of the blue bar that says “Reserve Museum Passes”. You’ll need your library card to make a reservation. Or you may call us at 603-516-6050 to reserve your day. Enjoy these properties, many in our own backyard, that make New England so unique!