Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Children's Room staff is pleased to announce that during the next 5 week session of story times (January 10-February 11), we will be offering a "drop-in" story time (suitable for ages 2-5) in addition to our "registered groups". This story time is open to all (visitors and non-resident card holders included)! Children are welcome to drop-in for any or all of these story times on Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. (Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Registration for our regular series of story times for Dover children will begin on Monday, January 3. Children enrolled in these groups join us for story time on their chosen day for all 5 weeks.
For 3-6 year-olds, there are three different times to choose from:
Monday afternoon 1:30—2:15
Monday night 7:00—7:45
Tuesday morning 9:30—10:15
*Sign-up for the 3-6 year-olds begins at 9:00a.m. in the Children’s Room. Phone call registration begins at 9:15a.m. This 45-minute program (attended by the children only) includes stories, finger plays, songs and puppets. A theme related craft or film is also offered during each session.
For 2-year-olds (Toddlers), there are 2 different times to choose from:
Thursday morning 9:30—10:30
Friday morning 9:30—10:30
*Sign-up begins at 6:00p.m. in the Children’s Room for the toddler groups. Phone call registration begins at 6:15p.m. Toddler programs (attended by the children along with their parent or care-giver) include stories, finger plays and songs selected for a two-year-old’s developmental level.
Monday, December 27, 2010
- Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen: Recipes from The F-Word By Gordon Ramsay
- Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood By Trisha Yearwood
- How to Cook Like a Top Chef By the creators of Top Chef
- Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips By Ina Garten
- The Primal Blueprint Cookbook: Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free By Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier
FYI--the library owns The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and the Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That.:)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
You will need to use use a PC or Mac computer.
First download and install Adobe Digital Editions to your PC or Mac.
Then register for an Adobe ID and authenticate your computer and Nook with the *same* ID.
When downloading a recently checked out eBook, open the file with Adobe Digital Editions.
Drag and drop the eBook from the center section of Adobe Digital Editions to your Nook, which should be listed on the left sidebar of ADE.
The borrowing period for eBooks is 14 days. After 14 days the eBook is "returned" to the collection for the next person and it will no longer be readable on your Nook or computer.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
The Crocodile’s Last Embrace by Suzanne Arruda
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake By Aimee Bender
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by C. Alan Bradley
Veracity by Laura Bynam
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
Edge by Jeffrey Deaver
Bodily Harm by Robert Dugoni
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That by Ina Garten
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Crashers by Dana Haynes
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Under the Dome by Stephen King
So Cold the River by Michael Koryta
Such a Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb
Dexter is Delicious by Jeffry Lindsay
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
Stress Fracture by D.P.Lyle
The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
Down to the Wire by David Rosenfelt
Broken by Karin Slaughter
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Fragile by Lisa Unger
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
The Lost Hours by Karen White
At Home by Bill Bryson
Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
I remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay
Life by Keith Richards
Bad Blood by John Sandford
Alice in Wonderland
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Torment by Lauren Kate
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
Miss Tutu's Star by Leslea Newman
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters by Barack Obama
It's a Book by Lane Smith
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
OverDrive Media Console v2.0 for iPhone and Android provides two major enhancements that improve the end user experience. First, the apps now enable you to download and enjoy EPUB eBooks on your devices (in addition to the existing ability to download MP3 audiobooks). The eBook reading experience includes user-inspired features for bookmarking and adjusting brightness and font size. Additional features will be added as the apps develop, including highlighting, annotation, in-app text-to-speech, and more.
Second, both apps offer a built-in 'Get Books' feature. If you have already downloaded audiobooks from Dover Public library with a previous version of the app, your library will be displayed when you select 'Get Books'. With a single click, you can reach the library site once again. If you are new to library downloads, you can quickly find your 'Virtual Branch' website and save it for single-click access going forward. Once you find your library using 'Get Books' feature, you can browse the 'Virtual Branch' website on your device, check out a title with your library card, and wirelessly download an EPUB eBook to the app.
Currently the iPhone app will work on iPad with iOS 4 and enables the full browse, check out, download experience. However, an optimized version for iPad-with improved resolution and additional features is coming soon, along with apps for BlackBerry and other mobile devices.
I haven't tried this app yet because it is too much of a strain on my old eyes to read a book on my iPod Touch, but I would love to hear from anyone that does try it!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Picture Books & Readers:
- LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
- Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
- Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
- Santa Duck and his Merry Helpers by David Milgrim
- The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
- City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
- We Are In a Book! (or any Elephant & Piggie book) by Mo Willems
Grades 3 to 6:
- The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
- The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
- The Extraordinary Mark Twain by Barbara Kerley
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
- Built to Last by David Macaulay
- A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House) by Mary Oppe Osborne
- Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Pierce
- Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
This award, designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books, is a project of the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library. Click here to see the complete voting results.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
one of our patrons just checked out 30 Picture Books!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
And the sky is grey
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
On such a winter's day
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
- Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
- Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee.
- Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson and illustrated by R.G. Roth
- Children Make Terrible Pets written and illustrated by Peter Brown.
- Henry in Love written and illustrated Peter McCarty.
- Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Red Nose Studio.
- Seasons written and illustrated by Blexbolex.
- Shadow by Suzy Lee.
- Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
- Subway written and illustrated by Christoph Niemann.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday Matinees are back after a brief hiatus due to our Book Sale! We have some great family movies on tap for November:
- Sat., Nov. 13--Toy Story, rated G.
- Sat., Nov. 20--Oceans, rated G.
- Sat., Nov. 27--Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue, rated G.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
"The former Soviet Republics, the Kardashians, Twitter, all Housewives, Survivors, American Idols, and Bachelors. Karzai's brother, soccer, monkfish, Jay-Z, every drink invented since the Cosmopolitan, especially the drink made with crushed mint leaves. You know the one." I don't feel so bad now that I know very little about anything on that list, however when the mint is plentiful in the garden I do like an occasional Mojito.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Herbert is an Edgar-nominated editor-in-chief of “The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing”, co-editor with the late Tony Hillerman of “A New Omnibus of Crime”, and also worked for ten years as the book reviewer for the Boston Herald. But from the age of nine, when she read Nancy Drew novels under the covers with a flashlight, Rosemary wanted to become a mystery writer. With the publication of “Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery” (Down East Books, 2010), she has finally made her dream come true.
Her experience in the newsroom as well as her career in academic and public libraries were used to great advantage to create Liz Higgins, a gutsy reporter for Boston’s scrappy tabloid newspaper, the Beantown Banner. Liz rails at being assigned only light and community news stories that, at best, receive front-page teasers leading to articles buried deep in the newspaper. When a devoted mom goes missing from Liz’s community news beat, the reporter vows to discover the truth about the disappearance and nail front-page news in the process.
In a reading and booktalk leavened with humor and entitled “From Nancy Drew to Dream-Come-True”, Rosemary will tell readers why her first novel is a love song to the news-reporting life, as well as a tribute to librarians. She will also reveal how Boston’s lively Irish music scene was useful to her as a mystery writer, and discuss the roles of romance and the holidays in mystery fiction. Rosemary is currently hard at work on the 2nd Liz Higgins Mystery.
Mystery readers will surely enjoy this “behind-the-scenes” explanation of how a mystery novel is researched, and how story lines are developed and connected. This program is free and all are welcome. For more information, call us at 516-6050.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Hardcover Books $1
Would you prefer Bill Bryson's latest, At Home; A Short History of Private Life? You can read it as a hard cover book, a large print book, listen to it on CD, download the audiobook to your MP3 player or PC, or download the eBook.
Next time you look for a book, consider the possibilities.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Polling places are as follows:
Ward 1, St. Mary' Church Hall, Chestnut Street (Between Third and Fourth Streets);
Ward 2, First Parish Church Hall, Central Avenue (Between Church and Angle Streets);
Ward 3, Langdon Place, Middle Road (Between Hubbard Road and Augusta Way);
Ward 4, Maple Suites, Holiday Drive (Off Back River, between Durham and Mast);
Ward 5, St. John's Methodist Church, Cataract Avenue (Between Rutland Street and Sunset Drive);
Ward 6, Riverside Rest Home, County Farm Road (At the intersection with County Farm Cross Road).
For more information on the general election or to see sample ballots, visit the election section of the Dover City web page or call the City Clerk's office at 603-516-6020.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Today my mother died after a short month-long illness. She was not only a great mom, she was my mentor as a librarian. Before her retirement in the late 1980s, she had worked in local public libraries for about 30 years and I basically grew up in a library. She always instilled in me an appreciation of books and reading and she always let me read whatever I wanted. We liked a lot of the same books but we also liked to “bicker” about the merits of various titles we’d read. In fact, my mother was reading and enjoying one of my favorite books of this year, “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall, when she passed away.
There were two children’s books that we’d argued about when I was in grammar school. These two books were her favorites from her own childhood: “Hitty: Her First Hundred Years” (1929) by Rachel Field about a doll’s travels over a century, and “The Secret Garden” (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the story of lonely orphans on the Yorkshire moors. Over and over, she’d recommended these books to me and each time I tried to read them I hated them. She finally gave up and “Hitty” became a running joke between us, calling any book we’d disliked “Hitty-ous”.
This past Monday, October 25, I opened a box of donated books at the library. My mother had been admitted to a hospice house three days earlier. This is absolutely a true story: the two books on top of the pile were “Hitty” and “The Secret Garden”. I know now that this was her signal: she is still nagging me to read these damn books. I promise, Mom, this time I’ll read them! Lovingly, Cathy
Nothing proves just how stupid we are as a people more than candy corn. Which, by the way, is not candy at all. You can actually melt it down and run a car. I think it's tar based. Candy Corn is the only candy in the history of the country that has never been advertised. It just appears.Want to read the rest of the essay? Check out Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black.