Friday, February 29, 2008
Dover High School students will also be displaying artwork in various mediums in the Library in March. Don't miss this exhibit; their artwork is always creative and eye-catching.
Flower by Sam Wood
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The third book in the Riot Brothers trilogy, Stinky and Successful, was released in the fall of 2007. The dedication page reads: "Hey, Noah Albion, this one is for you and your mom!".
On Monday, March 3rd @ 7:00 p.m., Mary Amato will visit Dover Public Library thanks to Noah, his mom, Michele, and ZMJ Enterprizes, Inc.. Join us in the Lecture Hall for a fun, interactive presentation. Ms. Amato will read from her latest book in the Riot Brothers series. She will also let you in on some Riot Brothers secrets and teach you a Riot Brother game and song.
Monday, February 25, 2008
After being let go from a corporate job that she loathed, Kathleen Flinn decided to accomplish her life long dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Though the term may be fairly new they gave examples of entities that have been doing this for awhile—and one of them was libraries. So get yourself down to your local library to borrow that latest bestseller, board books or picture books for the kids, magazines, books on CD, music CDs, DVDs—you never know what you will find. Don't want the hassle of owning your own computer? Use one of ours. Just thought you should know that we are on the cutting edge here at the DPL—we always knew it, now the rest of the world does too. Finally!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Mix one Christian evangelical preacher, one moderate Senator who’s a former POW, a dirty-tricks political campaign strategist, a former African-American Secretary of State, and an influential right-wing television network CEO. Add the hot-buttons issues of stem-cell research, gay marriage, underlying racism, terror threats, and the place of religion in politics.
Sounds like the nightly news on CNN, right? It’s not! It’s the latest political thriller from one of my favorite writers, Richard North Patterson. “The Race” follows the primary campaign of fictional Ohio Senator Corey Grace in his quest for the Republican nomination for president.
I suggest reading all of Patterson’s stuff. (Don’t confuse him with the hyper-prolific James Patterson though.) Richard North Patterson’s legal and political novels are multi-layered, highly characterized, well-researched, and always enjoyable.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wipe your feet beside the door;
Hush your voice to whispers soothing,
Take your hat off, we implore.
Mark your number, plainly, rightly,
From the catalogue you see:
With the card projecting slightly,
Then your book bring unto me.
Soon another there will be.
If above two weeks you’ve left me,
Just two cents a day I’ll take,
And unless my mind’s bereft me,
Payment you must straightway make.
Treat your books as if to-morrow
Gabriel’s trump would surely sound,
And all scribbling, to your sorrow,
‘Gainst your credit would be found.
Therefore tear not,
Spot, and wear not,
All these books so neatly bound.
These few simple rules abiding,
We shall always on you smile;
There will be no room for chiding,
No one’s temper will you rile.
And when Heaven’s golden portals
For you, on their hinges turn,
With the books for all immortals,
There will be no rules to learn.
Therefore heed them
Often read them,
Lest your future weal you spurn.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Do you have a favorite book about cooking or food? Let us know.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Mom: Haven’t you read these before?
Son: Yes, several times.
Mom: Why don’t you get something else?
Son: But I like these.
Mom: You might like some of these other books.
Son: Maybe, but I know I like these.
They left with several in the Cirque du Freak series and nothing else.
The Cirque du Freak series has been wildly popular here at the DPL, how could they not be with titles like Tunnels of Blood and Killers of the Dawn. I have lost count of how many times I have replaced lost or stolen copies, or ones that have just fallen apart—a sure sign of popularity. So for all the frustrated mothers I have put together a list of books that will hopefully appeal to the Cirque du Freak obsessed.
Dread Locks (or Red Rider’s Hood) by Neal Shusterman
Freaks by Annette Curtis Klause
Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes
The Hand of the Devil by Dean Vincent Carter
Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos
Ostrich Eye by Beth Cooley
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Sorcerers of the Nightwing by Geoffrey Huntington
Thirsty by MT Anderson
Monday, February 11, 2008
- Learn the secrets of supervising your children on the Internet
- Learn how to monitor and secure home-based computers from predators
- Learn how to decipher text-messaging jargon
- Learn how to use the built-in security features on your home computer
- Learn how to monitor chat room activities and conversations
This valuable and informative program for parents is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Public Library.
Who’s Driving What?
There are four librarians’ cars parked in a row at the back of the library parking lot. They belong to Sara, Denise, Sandy and Nancy. One car is red, one is blue, one green and one white. From the following clues, figure out who drives which car:
Ø Nancy’s car is to the right of the blue car, which is to the right of Sara’s.
Ø Denise doesn’t like white or blue cars.
Ø Sandy’s car is not next to Denise’s car and is next to a red car.
Ø Denise and Sara are the only two who have letters in their name which are also in the colors of their car.
How Many Books?
Sally is a frequent borrower and always has many books checked out of the library. Strangely, among the books she has checked out now, their covers are either blue, white or brown!
Ø Some are paperbacks and some are hardcover.
Ø There are more brown books than any other color.
Ø She has an equal number of brown paperbacks and brown hardcovers.
Ø All but three are hardcover.
Ø There are twice as many brown paperbacks as white paperbacks.
Ø There are three times as many blue books as white ones.
How many books does Sally currently have checked out?
Please turn in your answers to both quizzes at the adult circulation desk or send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inveterate puzzle-solvers are certainly eligible to solve the quizzes, but only cardholders will benefit from the prize of a fine-free year! Have fun!
Friday, February 08, 2008
How many of these books did you read? I have to admit I only read 2 ½. (I only skimmed You: on a diet, but it was very interesting).
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling. 7,740,000 copies sold
2 The Secret Rhonda Byrne. 2,947,000
3 Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert. 2,015,000
4 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini. 1,377,000
5 The Dangerous Book for Boys
6 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini. 960,000
7 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen. 913,000
8 The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards. 866,000
9 The Road Cormac McCarthy. 736,000
10 You: On a Diet Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Roizen 689,000
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Emily Bronte wrote as Ellis Bell
(and Anne Bronte wrote as Acton Bell)
Charles Dickens also wrote as Boz
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I wonder what I will be asked tomorrow….
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
All are welcome to join us for the sixth annual "Dover Reads" kick-off celebration on Thursday, February 14th in the Dover City Hall Auditorium @ 4:00pm. Special activities and events, such as the annual essay contest, the "Math Counts" contest, a vacation week craft at the "Make-it, Take-it" craft table in the library's Children's Room, and the final celebration and awards ceremony, will be announced.