Thursday, November 30, 2006

Unusually Warm Temperatures: Good Luck or Global Warming?

Join us on Sat., Dec. 2nd at 2:00 for a free screening of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's documentary on global warming.

The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, it’s already happening and that it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurrence. The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable.
A few facts to consider:
· The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the last 30 years.
· Malaria has spread to higher altitudes in places like the Colombian Andes, 7,000 feet
above sea level.
· The flow of ice from glaciers in Greenland has more than doubled over the past decade.
· At least 279 species of plants and animals are already responding to global warming,
moving closer to the poles.

To read more visit and/or borrow the library’s copy of the book “An Inconvenient Truth: the Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It” by Al Gore.

Great children's books for Christmas giving!

On Tuesday, December 12 at 10:30am, Children's Librarian Marcia Cannon will present a program highlighting many of the best books for children this holiday season. Her reviews will give parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles and other caregivers lots of suggestions for books which will delight the child on your list. Presented as this month's "2nd Tuesday" lecture for members of the Dover Senior Center, Marcia's talk is open to the public as well.
Location: Library Lecture Hall (top floor)
Length: 1 hour
Cost: free
Benefit to your child: Priceless!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Weekend

Wed., Nov. 22 - 9am to 5:30pm
Thur. & Fri., Nov. 23 & 24 - Closed
Sat., Nov. 25 - 9am to 5pm
Sun., Nov. 26 - Closed

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Football Frenzy!

Yesterday, we watched the Patriots trounce Green Bay 35-0; Saturday we cheered as UNH beat Maine in overtime and made it to the Div. 1-AA football playoffs for the third year in a row; Saturday night, as we sat at the Whitt watching UNH hockey beat UMass Lowell 4-0, they kept flashing the score of the Ohio State/Michigan game on the big screen. We also had been pulling for Rutgers but they lost, and we were secretly happy when Dallas beat Indianapolis even though we've always professed no love for either the Cowboys or Bill Parcells.

If you're glued to the TV during football season, you may as well read a book during the commercials, timeouts, or interminable coaches' challenges. There are several great new football titles just out including: Charlie Weis's "No Excuses: one man's incredible rise through the NFL to head coach of Notre Dame"; Tom Callahan's "Johnny U: the life and times of John Unitas"; "Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the pursuit of everything" by Charles P. Pierce; and Michael Lewis's "The Blind Side: evolution of a game" about football's invaluable left tackle position. Get a gridiron book before you settle down in your armchair after that turkey dinner!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Free Screening of Monster House

Join us at the Dover Public Library this Saturday, Nov. 18th at 2:00pm to watch the animated movie Monster House. Monster House is about three teens who discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster but no adults will believe them. When they disturb the house creepy events start to take place and they must save the neighborhood in this animated adventure.
To see a full listing of movies at the library click here.

As always our movies are free and open to the public.

BYOP! (popcorn)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lots of FREE Books

Booksale leftovers are free all this week! There is still a good selection of used and/or practically new books free for the taking, on our upper floor outside the Lecture Hall.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Have You Read These Movies?

Some terrific books are coming to the silver screen. You can enhance your cinematic experience by reading the book first.

Fast Food Nation is based on the book of the same name by Eric Schlosser. It is one of the most fascinating and schocking non-fiction books I have read in a long time.
Fur: An Imaginary Year starring Nicole Kidman is based on the biography Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth.
A Good Year starring Russell Crowe is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Mayle.
Little Children starring Jennifer Connelly and Kate Winslet is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta.
Running With Scissors starring Annette Bening and Alex Baldwin is based on the book of the same name by Augusten Burroughs.
Infamous starring Toby Jones and Sandra Bullock is based on the biography of Truman Capote by George Plimpton. Critics say this is an even better portrayal of Truman Capote than seen in the film Capote.
The Prestige
starring Hugh Jackman is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Popular Book Lists

We keep refilling those bookmarks that you all love of the various lists of "read-alikes". If you liked the "Other Boleyn Girl", you will probably want to see the books on our latest list of "Henry VIII and Company" read-alikes. But don't wait to come in and pick up a bookmark, we add all of these lists online and they may be viewed right in the catalog under "Readers' Choices".

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

We Have Wikis!

Please take a look at our two new wikis. (A wiki is a collaborative web site that allows anyone to add to it or edit its pages.)

The Rabid Reader
offers book and audiobook reviews. Take a look at what we have been reading, tell us what you are reading, have a discussion on books. You can search the wiki using the navigation box on the left side, or by putting key words in the search box. Type in dogs or England if you want to see how the search results will appear.

We Remember Dover
is a wiki of Dover history that we would like to serve to collect memories of Dover citizens, like an oral history. All who live in Dover, or who’ve lived here previously, are encouraged to share what they know. Feel free to add your memories about such places as Siegel’s City, Chris’ Hot Dogs, or the Dover Children’s Home.

Adding a new page to the wiki is as easy as sending e-mail.

To add a new topic:
On the main page, click on “add a new page”
Enter a page name.
You can enter “key word tags” so someone can search by topic.
Click on “add page’ and you are done!

We invite your contributions and involvement. Our wikis can only be as good as their participants.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Don't Forget to Vote Tuesday, November 7

Vote today from 8 am to 7 pm to decide who will be your governor, congressmen, senator, and state representatives, as well as on the two constitutional amendments.

The six (6) polling places in Dover are as follows:

WARD 1 - St. Mary' Church Hall - Chestnut St.

WARD 2 - First Parish Church Hall - Central Avenue

WARD 3 - Langdon Place - Middle Road

WARD 4 - Veterans Building - Back River Rd.

WARD 5 - St. John's Methodist Church - Cataract Avenue.

WARD 6 - Riverside Rest Home - County Farm Road

If you are not sure which ward you are in, click here.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Librarians having fun on the Internet

I just wanted to share a few fun sites your Librarians have discovered for you:

Looking for a new search engine? Try this one, Ms Dewey

YouTube has been much on the news lately. This is one of my favorite videos, isn't every librarian a super librarian?

One of the Librarians found this magical library video today.

If you would like to be educated as well as entertained, take a look at a one of our favorite blogs- French Word-A-Day