Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More New eBooks

New Hampshire Downloadable Books has a ordered a big batch of new eBooks!

Title Author(s)
The 19th Wife David Ebershoff
Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Allergic to Science Projects, Birthday Parties, and Other Man-made Catastrophes Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil Anne Perry
The Appeal John Grisham
At Last Comes Love Mary Balogh
Bad Taste in Boys Carrie Harris
Barrel Fever David Sedaris
Big Nate Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate Out Loud Lincoln Peirce
Bite Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, Angela Knight, Vickie Taylor
Black Notice Patricia Cornwell
Blackout Connie Willis
Blow Fly Patricia Cornwell
Blue Nights Joan Didion
Bones Jonathan Kellerman
Book of the Dead Patricia Cornwell
The Bourne Betrayal Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Deception Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Objective Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Sanction Eric Van Lustbader
The Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis
The Broker John Grisham
The Butcher's Theater Jonathan Kellerman
Catherine the Great Robert K. Massie
The Charm School Susan Wiggs
The Client John Grisham
A Cold Heart Jonathan Kellerman
Compulsion Jonathan Kellerman
Crave Melissa Darnell
Deception Jonathan Kellerman
Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend Linda Wisdom
Dive Right In Matt Christopher
Dockside Susan Wiggs
Don't Look Back Amanda Quick
Eleventh Grade Burns Heather Brewer
Empire Falls Richard Russo
Eragon Christopher Paolini
Evidence Jonathan Kellerman
Explosive Eighteen Janet Evanovich
A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents Liza Palmer
Finding Somewhere Joseph Monninger
The Firebrand Susan Wiggs
The Firm John Grisham
First Kill Heather Brewer
Fledgling Mark A. Cooper
Flesh and Blood Jonathan Kellerman
Future Perfect Suzanne Brockmann
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson
The Heart of Christmas Mary Balogh, Nicola Cornick, Courtney Milan
Highland Heat Mary Wine
Home Again Kristin Hannah
Horrid Henry Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
The Hostage Susan Wiggs
The House on Tradd Street Karen White
Ice Magic Matt Christopher
In Bed with a Highlander Maya Banks
Inheritance Christopher Paolini
The Iron Daughter Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen Julie Kagawa
Judas Horse April Smith
Juliet Anne Fortier
Larklight Philip Reeve, David Wyatt
The Last Precinct Patricia Cornwell
Late for the Wedding Amanda Quick
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Bill Bryson
The Litigators John Grisham
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
Many Bloody Returns Charlaine Harris
Mercy Jodi Picoult
The Midwife's Confession Diane Chamberlain
Millie's Fling Jill Mansell
Mistletoe Mine Emily March
The Mistress Susan Wiggs
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One Sharon Lathan
Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up Emily Brightwell
My Name Is Mina David Almond
Mystery Jonathan Kellerman
Nanjing Requiem Ha Jin
Never Love a Highlander Maya Banks
The Next Always Nora Roberts
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
Obsession Jonathan Kellerman
The Paid Companion Amanda Quick
Pearl Harbor Christmas Stanley Weintraub
The Perfect Poison Amanda Quick
Picture Perfect Jodi Picoult
A Plain & Fancy Christmas Cynthia Keller
Point of Origin Patricia Cornwell
Poppy Done to Death Charlaine Harris
Predator Patricia Cornwell
"Q" is for Quarry Sue Grafton
"R" is for Ricochet Sue Grafton
Roses Leila Meacham
Run for Your Life James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
The Runaway Jury John Grisham
"S" is for Silence Sue Grafton
Sally's Bones MacKenzie Cadenhead
Scarpetta Patricia Cornwell
The Scarpetta Factor Patricia Cornwell
Scored Lauren McLaughlin
The Shadows Jacqueline West
Shopaholic & Baby Sophie Kinsella
The Sight David Clement-Davies
Simply Love Mary Balogh
Simply Magic Mary Balogh
Simply Perfect Mary Balogh
Skellig David Almond
Skipping Christmas John Grisham
Slightly Shady Amanda Quick
Snowfall at Willow Lake Susan Wiggs
Spellbound Cara Lynn Shultz
Staying at Daisy's Jill Mansell
Step on a Crack James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
Summer at Willow Lake Susan Wiggs
Survival of the Fittest Jonathan Kellerman
"T" is for Trespass Sue Grafton
To the Moon and Back Jill Mansell
Tout Sweet Karen Wheeler
Trace Patricia Cornwell
The Trouble with Mr. Darcy Sharon Lathan
Twelfth Grade Kills Heather Brewer
Twelve Drummers Drumming C. C. Benison
"U" is for Undertow Sue Grafton
Unleashed Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
Unnatural Exposure Patricia Cornwell
A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson
Water Wars Cameron Stracher
White Shotgun April Smith
A Wicked Lord at the Wedding Jillian Hunter
The Winter Lodge Susan Wiggs
Wish You Were Here Phillipa Ashley
Wolfsbane Andrea Cremer
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion

Thanks to Merrily for compiling the list of titles.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Spirit

Help us to help others during this holiday season. The Library is once again sponsoring Food for Fines to benefit local Dover food banks. We will take $.50 off your fines for each item donated. Donations will be accepted through 4pm, December 20th. Sorry, donations may not be used to pay for "lost" items or as credit towards future fines. Don't have any fines? You can always just donate items!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Read Early, Read Often

Reading aloud to children has been called the single most important activity. The best time to begin reading to your child is when he or she is an infant. Did you realize if you spend an average of 1 hr. reading and talking to your child daily, their vocabulary will increase by 8,000 to 10,000 words?

Here are a few of our favorite board books:
Tickle, Tickle by Helen Oxenbury
Trains by Byron Barton
Do you want to be my friend? by Eric Carle
My First Mother Goose by Tomie Depaola
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
I Like it When by Mary Murphy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday in celebration of Thanksgiving. We are open on Saturday from 9-5. We will be showing a free Saturday matinee, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, in the lecture hall at 2pm.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Putting It in Perspective

I read an interesting tidbit in this month's Food Network Magazine that may be of interest to those of you cringing at the thought of having to prepare huge holiday feasts. Food historian Kathleen Wall says the first Thanksgiving wasn't easy. "If you think your turkey dinner is a lot of work, try re-creating the first one: you'd have to feed 140 people over 3 days with no electricity." And your kitchen would be so dark and smokey that you would hardly be able to see the food.
Kind of puts it all in perspective, doesn't it?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The End of the World...Again.

So just when we think it is all over for the freaky little old preacher of doom in California, I mean, come on, he got the end date wrong twice this year; the Mayans step in. I am reading a book called Mayan December by Brenda Cooper. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world is December 21, 2012. Cooper's novel is an account of the odd events leading up to Dec 21 that happen to Archeoastronomer Dr.Alice Cameron and her 11 yr old daughter Nixie. Cameron is visiting the Yucatan Peninsula  for a conference. While she is there, time seems to be overlapping. Her daughter Nixie appears to be a catalyst. Why is this happening? I don't know yet- I haven't finished the book. What I do know is that we've go another year to prepare and I hope that's it for doomsday predictions. These end of the world celebrations are hard on my liver.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Listen Up!

If you are looking for a good listen, try The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. This audiobook tells the amusing story of two guys from Manhattan that fall in love with a beautiful old mansion in upper New York State and try to create a Martha Stewart style working farm out of it. Brent actually worked for Martha Stewart and has accordingly high standards that often clash with the dirty reality of life on a farm. Josh is a former drag queen with a great sense of humor who really brings the story of the two men, their goats, a cow named cow, and their occasionally conflicting visions and dreams to life.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Then Again

Diane Keaton's new memoir "Then Again" is being released today. There was a very poignant interview with her on NPR--did you know her real name is Hall? Did you know that Woody Allen told her to wear what she wanted as the character in Annie Hall? There are already holds on our copy so put your name on the list today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

What Would You bring to the End of the World?

I was watching The Walking Dead last night when one of the characters uttered a line that just cracked me up. I know, who would expect humor in a zombie series. The man, upon receiving his book back from another character apologized, saying, " Sorry, I would have brought better books if I had known it was the end of the world."

Kind of makes you think; what books would you bring to the end of the world?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans, We Salute You

The staff of the Dover Public Library would like to thank veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families, for their service to our country.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wanted: Morning Library Page

Have you been wondering what to do with your mornings? Would you love to work with the friendly staff at the Library? Then today is your lucky day because the Library is look for a Morning Library Page.

Hours: 15.5 hours per week : Monday 8:30-12; Tuesday through Friday 8:30-11:30
Wage: $9.94 per hour (City of Dover, DMEA Grade 7)
Starting date: November 28, 2011

Duties include:
1. Reshelving library materials in their proper places in adult and children's departments.
2. Logging on and off computers and performing duties related to closing the building.
3. Reading the shelves in order to keep them neat and orderly.
4. Assisting patrons in finding materials.
5. Retrieving books returned to the book drop.

Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old. Must be able to stand and walk for 3-4 hour shifts, and able to lift and carry loaded bookbags. Must be able to work independently, accurately, and efficiently.

To apply: Download an Employment Application from the City of Dover’s website: and return the completed form to the City Manager’s office.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Browser Battles

Long, long ago, when the Library first began offering free internet access, we used Mozilla as the internet browser. Most people were using Internet Explorer, it came already installed on PCs. We ended up switching over to Internet Explorer because people were used to it. I stubbornly resisted, sticking to Mozilla which eventually became Firefox. Google developed its own internet browser called Chrome and many people switched over to that. I came across this interesting article which stated that in October "Internet Explorer's share of global browser usage dropped below 50 percent for the first time in more than a decade". Most people I know are still using Internet Explorer. What browser do you use?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Oh Pooh

Our Saturday Matinees will recommence this Saturday at 2:00pm in the Lecture Hall with a showing of Cars 2. Here is the line up for November and December:

***Sat., Nov. 12 @ 2:00pm: Cars 2, rated G
***Sat., Nov. 19 @ 2:00pm: Winnie the Pooh, rated G
***Sat., Nov. 26 @ 2:00pm: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, rated PG
***Sat., Dec. 3 @ 2:00pm: Smurfs, rated PG
***Sat., Dec. 10 @ 2:00pm: Mr. Popper's Penguins, rated PG

Free and open to the public. BYOP! (popcorn)

Friday, November 04, 2011

New Audiobooks Available at NH Downloadable Books

These audiobooks were just added to NH Downloadable Books.

The Affair by Lee Child, Dick Hill
An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Del Roy
Cemetery Girl by David Bell, Fred Lehne
A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry, Terrence Hardiman
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
Clear and Convincing Proof by Kate Wilhelm, Anna Fields
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, Tai Sammons
Deadline by Mira Grant, Chris Patton, Nell Geislinger, Seanan McGuire
Deep Down True by Juliette Fay, Robyn Rodriguez
Destined by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Caitlin Davies
Dream Dark by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Kevin T. Collins, Kami Garcia
Feed by Mira Grant, Jesse Bernstein Paula Christensen, Mira Grant
Heat Rises by Richard Castle, Johnny Heller
Lethal by Sandra Brown, Victor Slezak
The Litigators by John Grisham, Dennis Boutsikaris
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce, Susan Denaker
The Memory of Water by Karen White, Susanna Burney
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier, Will Patton
A Plain & Fancy Christmas by Cynthia Keller, Susan Denaker
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri, John Cullen, Mark Bramhall
The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell, Michele Santopietro
The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell, Nick Podehl
Seizure by Kathy Reichs, Cristin Milioti
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, Joshua Swanson
Steampunk!by Kelly Link, Julia Sarah Coomes, Nico Evers-Swindell, Shannon McManus
Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn, Rosalyn Landor
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Patrick Egan
Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck, Annika Boras
Triple Crossing by Sebastian Rotella, Frankie Alvarez
Twelve Drummers Drumming by C.C. Benison, Steve West, Jean Gilpin
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry, Joyce Bean
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga, Fred Berman
Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas, Rosalyn Landor
Zero Hour by Joseph Finder

Thanks to Danielle for compiling the list of titles.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

New eBooks Available at NH Downloadable Books

These eBooks were just added to NH Downloadable Books.

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Gauntlgrym by R.A. Salvatore
The Girl Who Played with Fire by  Stieg Larsson
The Girls by Lori Lansens
The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
His Mistress by Christmas  by Victoria Alexander
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
The Innocent  by Harlan Coben
It Happened One Christmas by Kaitlin O'Riley
The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes
Legally Dead by Kevin Flynn, Rebecca Lavoie
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
The Maid by Kimberly Cutter
A Maiden's Grave by Jeffery Deaver
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Mastiff  by Tamora Pierce
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
The Memory of Water by Karen White
Naked Heat by Richard Castle
Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore
New England White by Stephen L. Carter
The Night Strangers by  Chris Bohjalian
An O'Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods
A Plain & Fancy Christmas by Cynthia Keller
Plain Perfect & Quaker Summer 2 in 1by Beth Wiseman
Prayers and Lies by Sherri Wood Emmons
Praying for Sleep by Jeffery Deaver
Running Blind by Lee Child
Season for Temptation by Theresa Romain
The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva
The Sense of an Ending  by Julian Barnes
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Short Straw by Stuart Woods
A Simple Winter by Rosalind Lauer
The Soldier by Grace Burrowes
Still Midnight by Denise Mina
Taken by Midnight by  Lara Adrian
Terrier by  Tamora Pierce
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Tis the Season to Be Sinful  by Adrienne Basso
Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
Under The Mistletoe by Mary Balogh
Whistling In the Dark by Lesley Kagen
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Thanks to Danielle for compiling the list of titles.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Downloading Audiobooks after Upgrading to IOS 5

Advice from the Tech Librarian at NHSL for those of you who have upgraded your Apple products to ios 5:

If you have upgraded to ios5 things work just a little differently now with the WMA audiobook to iPhone/iPod transfer.

Uninstall and reinstall the OverDrive Media Console software before beginning. You may also want to update iTunes.

Check out, download, and start the transfer from the OverDrive Media Console as usual. Make sure your iPhone/iPod is plugged into your computer, iTunes is running and your device is recognized by iTunes before starting the transfer with the OverDrive Media Console.

The transfer will place the WMA audiobook directly onto your iPhone/iPod and into its own playlist. You should see the author listed as the name of the new playlist.

The file is already marked as an audiobook and should resume playback and not be shuffled into your music.

Find the audiobook under your iPod's playlists, not in the music or audiobook folder.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

That time of year...

It's that time of year again when some museums change their visiting hours to their "off season" schedule. Here in the Children's Room, we want you to be aware of the following changes when planning your visit and reserving the membership passes:

The New Hampshire Farm Museum closed for the season on October 16. However, the museum and country store will be open on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm through November 19.

From November through March, The Seacoast Science Center is open Saturday-Monday only from 10 am to 5 pm and "most days that school is out during the winter months". With the library's membership pass, patrons can visit any day of the week, year-round; just call ahead to let them know you are coming (they need to turn lights on!).

Strawbery Banke Museum ended their general museum hours on October 31. They will remain open for guided tours of four historic houses on Saturdays & Sundays, November 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and on Friday, November 25 from 10 am-2 pm.

From December 1-30, the museum will be open weekdays for guided tours of five decorated historic houses from 10 am to 2 pm. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour leaving at 2 pm.

Also, in December the museum's popular Candlelight Strolls will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 10-11, & 17-18. Saturdays from 5:00pm-9:00pm & Sundays from 4:00pm-8:00pm you can stroll through life in a simpler time as the history of New England's holiday traditions, sounds, & smells unfold around you.

From December 31-April 30 the museum will be closed.