Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn "a splendid blend of a historical novel and a mystery"
When Darkness Falls by James Grippando "Hard to put down"
Web of Evil by Judith Jance
Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich
Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Bookends by Jane Green
Piratica; being a daring tale of a singular girl’s adventure by Tanith Lee "Thrilling adventures with a kind-hearted pirate, aimed at the teen audience, but fun for adults too"
Thursday, January 25, 2007
The series includes 3 monthly discussions led by NH Humanities Council scholars.
Mon., March 5 at 7:00pm: “The Rope Eater” by Ben Jones with the
discussion led by Laurie Quinn.
Mon., April 2 at 7:00pm: “West with the Night” by Beryl Markham with the
discussion led by Elizabethada Wright.
Mon., May 7 at 7:00pm: “Touching the Void” by Joe Simpson with the
discussion led by Clia Goodwin.
All discussions will be held in the Dover Public Library Lecture Hall. Pick up a copy of the books at the Library, but copies are limited so don’t delay. For more information call the library at 516-6050. For descriptions of the books visit our website at http://www.dover.lib.nh.us/humanitiescouncil.htm.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
How about you, do you alphabetize your spices?
Looking for some new recipes? Try one of our favorite cookbooks; Parisian Home Cooking by Michael Roberts.
Monday, January 22, 2007
The Caldecott Medal winner for 2007 is Flotsam by David Weisner. The Caldecott is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The two honor books in this category are Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford.
Rules by Cynthia Lord.
Friday, January 19, 2007
We have ordered replacement book drops, which we hope will be here within six weeks. We don't want you to have to get out of your car every time the weather is bad! The new book drops will be easier to use, you won't need to pull a flap down to put your books in, you will just drop them down a chute.
The new book drops will look like this
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
The Library will be open Saturday 9 - 5, and Sunday 1 - 5. We will be closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Excerpt from Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail — April 16, 1963
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was "well timed," according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This "wait" has almost always meant "never." We must come to see with the distinguished jurist of yesterday that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier (audiobook download)
On and On by Jack Johnson (music CD)
The Vanished by Celia Rees (Book on CD)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook download)
The Castlemaine Murders by Kerry Greenwood (Book on CD)
Cafe Roma 2: An Italian Jazz Lounge Experience (music CD)
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
I Like You by Amy Sedaris
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessi
A Good Dog by Jon Katz
How about you? Do you know of a 2006 book cover that you think was particularly outstanding?
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
As a P.D. James fan I felt compelled to read Children of Men and found myself fascinated with it. So if you go to see the film and enjoy it, go to your local public library and get the the book--it's worth reading.
The human race has become infertile, and the last generation
to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair
become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future
without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by
Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience
with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely
revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold
the key to survival for the human race.