Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Loads of New eBooks!

NH Downloadable Books just put in a big order and has loads of new eBooks.
Thanks to Merrily for compiling the list.

Title Author(s)
212 Alafair Burke
The Affair Colette Freedman
The Berenstain Bears Faithful Friends Jan and Mike Berenstain
Bermuda Grass Keith Miles
Bewitching Alex Flinn
Beyond a Doubt Colleen Coble
Beyond Belief Jenna Miscavige Hill, Lisa Pulitzer
Blood Country Mary Logue
Blood of the Wicked Leighton Gage
The Book of Times Lesley Alderman
The Brat Lynsay Sands
Broken Places Sandra Parshall
A Certain Slant of Light Laura Whitcomb
Charming Blue Kristine Grayson
The Cowboy and the Princess Lori Wilde
Damn Few Rorke Denver, Ellis Henican
Day One Bill Cameron
Delta Force Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox
Detective Inspector Huss Helene Tursten, Steven T. Murray
Devil-Devil Graeme Kent
The Dinner Herman Koch
Disturbing the Dead Sandra Parshall
Double Eagle Keith Miles
The Drifter Susan Wiggs
Edge of Dawn Lara Adrian
The Escape Diaries Juliet Rosetti
The Fate of Mercy Alban Wendy Webb
The Fear Artist Timothy Hallinan
Fifty Shades Freed E L James
The Folded World Amity Gaige
Forever Odd Dean Koontz
The Fourth Stall, Part II Chris Rylander
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
The Grand Finale Janet Evanovich
Guilt Jonathan Kellerman
Hattie Big Sky Kirby Larson
Honeymoon James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Honolulu Play-Off Keith Miles
How I Planned Your Wedding Susan Wiggs, Elizabeth Wiggs Maas
I Own the Dawn M. L. Buchman
Illusions Aprilynne Pike
The Impossible Rescue Martin W. Sandler
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster Stephanie Laurens
Into the Deep Colleen Coble
Jack & Jill James Patterson
Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure Sophie Barnes
Lady Eve's Indiscretion Grace Burrowes
Lake People Abi Maxwell
Lakeside Cottage Susan Wiggs
The Last Oracle James Rollins
Little Wolves Thomas Maltman
Love and Other Perishable Items Laura Buzo
Love Bites Lynsay Sands
Malcolm at Midnight W. H. Beck, Brian Lies
Man in the Empty Suit Sean Ferrell
The Mercenary Dan Hampton
Mick Jagger Philip Norman
Mind Games Kiersten White
The Mirrored Shard Caitlin Kittredge
Mrs. Kimble Jennifer Haigh
My Beloved World Sonia Sotomayor
National Geographic Kids Chapters Aline Alexander Newman
The Naked Viscount Sally MacKenzie
Necessary as Blood Deborah Crombie
The Night Birds Thomas Maltman
The Ocean Between Us Susan Wiggs
Promise Me Forever Lorraine Heath
Proof of Guilt Charles Todd
Revel Maurissa Guibord
The Rise of Nine Pittacus Lore
The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan
Sex and the Single Fireman Jennifer Bernard
The Solomon Sisters Wise Up Melissa Senate
The Sound of Broken Glass Deborah Crombie
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds
Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds
Stink: Solar System Superhero Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds
The Summer Hideaway Susan Wiggs
Summer of the Gypsy Moths Sara Pennypacker
Surrender to the Devil Lorraine Heath
Taking Chances Molly McAdams
Temptation in a Kilt Victoria Roberts
The Tin Horse Janice Steinberg
The Torso Helene Tursten, Katarina Tucker
Under Her Skin Susan Mallery
Under the Dog Star Sandra Parshall
Undone Karin Slaughter
Until Tuesday Luis Carlos Montalvan
Utterly Charming Kristine Grayson
Vampires Gone Wild (Supernatural Underground) Kerrelyn Sparks, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Arista, et. al.
Wait Until Dark M. L. Buchman
A Week in Winter Maeve Binchy
What Happened to Hannah with Bonus Material Mary Kay McComas
Who Done It? Jon Scieszka
Wickedly Charming Kristine Grayson
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die Colin Cotterill
X Marks the Scot Victoria Roberts
You Don't Know Jack Erin McCarthy

Friday, February 22, 2013

February School Vacation Week Fun @ the Library!

February School Vacation Week at the Dover Public Library kicks off with a family-friendly classical music concert on Saturday, February 23 at 11am. Selections from Franz Schubert, performed by pianists Naho Bessho and Ichiko Harju, cellist Gary Hodges, bassist Ken Godel, violinist Melissa Waterhouse, violist Sally Wituszynski, and soprano Sharon Baker, will entertain all ages during this 45-minute free concert, specially designed to enthrall even the youngest child! 
     Then at 2pm on the 23rd, the room will transform into a movie theater for a free showing of 13 animated short films from Pixar (run time: 54 minutes).  This collection features “The Adventures of Wally B.”, “Luxo Jr.”, “Red’s Dream”, “Knick Knack”, “Boundin’”, “Jack-Jack Attack”, “One Man Band”, and “Lifted”. It also includes Oscar-winning shorts “Tin Toy”, “Geri’s Game”, and “For the Birds”. “Monsters Inc.”’s Mike shows up in “Mike’s New Car”, while a certain beloved truck from “Cars” makes an appearance in “Mater and the Ghostlight”.
     Children of all ages are invited to make a “Dancing Dragon” at the Make-it, Take-it Craft Table in the Children’s Room from Monday, February 25 through Saturday, March 2.  All materials will be provided.

     On Tuesday, February 26 at 10 am, actress, writer, and puppeteer Nicola McEldowney will perform “Ferdinand”, a puppet show based on the heart-warming children’s tale The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.  The story is about a sweet-natured bull named Ferdinand who’d rather smell the flowers than lock horns with other bulls and fight. 
 Nicola, a graduate of Columbia University, studied theater at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris.  In 2011 she was commissioned by Columbia’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures to create their first-ever departmental puppet show, for which she was awarded a Gatsby Charitable Foundation Arts Grant.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Dover Public Library, Nicola’s performance is free and open to the public.
     A “Drop-in” Story Time will be held in the library’s Lecture Hall on Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 am.  All are welcome to attend this session of stories, songs, and finger plays chosen for 3-5 year-olds.
     On Thursday, February 28 at 10am the Library will screen Pixar Short Films, Volume 2, which includes 12 short films, including Academy Award nominees "Presto," "Day & Night," "La Luna," and a host of family favorites (run time: 75 minutes). Join us for this celebration of imagination packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories and captivating characters. All the Pixar shorts are rated G.
     And don’t forget to utilize the library’s museum membership passes (allowing free or discounted admission) contributed by the Friends of the Library.  Passes for a total of 15 area museums are available, but five of these will especially appeal to children:  The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire right here in Dover, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, the Museum of Science and New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.  Dover Public Library cardholders may reserve a pass by calling the Children’s Room at 516-6052.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exciting News: Borrow a Kindle from the library!

The library has been circulating e-books for four years now, but our borrowers have had to use their own e-readers to access this service. Now, thanks to a generous $1000 gift from the Friends of the Library, we have six (6) Kindles, loaded with e-books, for our patrons to borrow for a 3-week period!
Here’s how it works:
You may borrow a Kindle if you’re a patron in good standing (no fines/fees owed) and have a good track record of returning what you’ve borrowed! Fines are $1.00 per day after the 3-week loan period (note: there is no maximum accrual limit) and the Kindles cannot be renewed. A borrower who fails to return a Kindle will be charged the full replacement of the unit and its accessories.  Kindles must be returned to the main circulation desk, never left in the book drops!
Each Kindle comes with instructions, a cord for re-charging the reader, and a carrying case. Kindles can be reserved, just like you’d place a hold on a book (search for “Kindle” under Title or Keyword). Patrons will not be able to purchase additional titles, but may choose from among these popular pre-loaded titles:

Alex Cross run / James Patterson
Angel fire / Courtney Allison Moulton
Beautiful ruins / Jess Walter
Casual vacancy / J.K. Rowling
Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
Elsewhere / Richard Russo
End of your life book club / Will Schwalbe
Forgotten / David Baldacci
Francona, the Red Sox years / Terry Francona
Game change / John Heilman
Gone girl / Gilliam Flynn
Guilt / Jonathan Kellerman
Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien
Homeland / Cory Doctorow
Hunger games / Suzanne Collins
Just one day / Gayle Forman
Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
Mouse and the motorcycle / Beverly Cleary
Notorious Nineteen / Janet Evanovich
Perfect hope / Nora Roberts
Prodigy / Marie Lu
Racketeer / John Grisham
Round house / Louise Erdrich
Secret keeper / Kate Morton
Shoemaker's wife / Adriana Trigiani
Sins of the mother / Danielle Steel
Tenth of December / George Saunders
Thomas Jefferson / Jon Meacham
Twelve tribes of Hattie / Ayana Mathis
A Wrinkle in time / Madeleine L'Engle

The Library will add new titles in demand and as new books are published throughout the year.
Our purpose in lending Kindles is two-fold:
1.)    To encourage borrowers who are “on the fence” about e-readers to try one out!
2.)    To supplement, electronically, our print copies of popular titles with long waiting lists.
We thank the Friends of the Library for their generosity in helping us provide this new service for our patrons! Please give it a try; we think you’ll “kindle” to the idea!

Morningstar Investment Research Center

We are testing a database for the Morningstar Investment Research Center. Please take a look and let us know what you think of it. Dover Public Library card required.

Morningstar Investment Research Center is an interactive investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It combines cutting-edge technology with Morningstar's investment know-how to give your patrons a one-stop investment site. Designed specifically for libraries, it provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools, and investment education.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Author Visit at Dover Library February 25: New book on Dover Architect Fred Wesley Wentworth

One of New Jersey’s most influential architects, Fred Wesley Wentworth, hailed from Dover, NH. The Dover Public Library is pleased to host, on Monday, February 25 at 7pm, Richard Polton, the author of a new book about this forgotten architect who is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover.  Polton’s new book is entitled  “The Life & Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth: The Architect Who Shaped Paterson, NJ and Its People”.

Wentworth, born in 1864, attended Dartmouth College and became a highly influential architect in Paterson. However, very little has been publicly known about him until now. Wentworth designed approximately 40 buildings in Paterson from 1890 through 1940 — everything from hospitals, schools, hotels, beautiful homes and commercial buildings to original, groundbreaking designs for the burgeoning movie palaces of the era. During this time, Paterson was a place of movers and shakers — it was home to a vice president of the United States, a governor who became U.S. Attorney General, manufacturing and retail entrepreneurs, innovators, and captains of industry — and they were all clients of Fred Wesley Wentworth.

“If you lived in Paterson during the 20th century, you lived in a city built by Wentworth,” says Polton, who grew up in Paterson. “Yet I had never heard of him until I stumbled across a book of his on eBay. The more I researched his life and work, the more I was fascinated by the breadth and quality of his career, the relationships he formed with his clients, and the enormous changes he witnessed in Paterson during his lifetime.”

Born in Boxborough, Mass. in 1864, Wentworth was raised and educated in Dover. His father, William Trickey Wentworth, was born in Hiram, Maine in 1822, but spent most of his adult life in Dover. He owned Long Hill Farm, a successful dairy farm a mile outside of town. The elder Wentworth was active in politics, serving as selectman,  school commissioner, councilman, alderman and state legislator. Fred Wesley Wentworth’s mother was Lucinda Phipps (MacDonald) Wentworth, born in New Hampshire and from a well-established local family.

Early in his career, Wentworth designed the Lucius Everett Varney residence on Arch Street in Dover, which still stands today. Built in 1905, it is among the grandest homes in Wentworth’s portfolio. Lucius was a classmate of Wentworth’s at Dartmouth and practiced patent law in New York City, but called Dover home. Both men were members of the Casque & Gauntlet Society at Dartmouth, and both are buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover.

Among Wentworth’s most significant clients was Jacob Fabian, a Jewish entrepreneur and entertainment industry mogul. Together the two men pioneered the design of movie palaces, building six in New Jersey, including the Stanley Theater in Jersey City, still intact today. Their longstanding collaboration also resulted in a major synagogue and social buildings that formed Jewish life in Paterson in the early 1900s, helping a generation of immigrants become the Americans they yearned to be.

Author Richard Polton, who lives in New Jersey, is a founding principal of Value Research Group, a real estate valuation and consulting firm and specializes in issues of affordable housing and urban redevelopment. He studied American history at Columbia, architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and city planning at MIT. He is also on the board of trustees of the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson, a non-profit organization helping to launch the Paterson Great Falls National Park.

With more than 130 photos detailing Wentworth-designed buildings and events during his lifetime, “The Life and Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth” uncovers a forgotten history of one of the most overlooked, but influential, architects in New Jersey’s past.
  This program is free and open to the public. Copies of Mr. Polton’s book will be available for sale. Please call the Library, 516-6050, for more information.