Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library will be closing at 5:30 Wednesday night and be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, but we will reopen on Saturday the 29th at 9am! Join us on Saturday at 2pm for our free matinee--How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Museum Monday

Museum Monday: Each Monday we will highlight one of the 16 museums that are part of our museum pass program. DPL cardholders can borrow these passes to get free or reduced admission.

Reach for the stars at the McAuliffe-Shepard
Discovery Center!
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science. Our passes provide free admission for up 4 people. The Center is open Friday - Sunday, and some holidays--see website for details.  To reserve one of the Library museum passes online visit our website.

Friday, November 21, 2014

"A Christmas Carol" on December 2 @ 6:30pm

            On Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30pm, The Hampstead Stage Company will present an interactive version of Charles Dickens’s "A Christmas Carol” in the Dover Public Library’s Lecture Hall.   This production will be performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles, and will also use children and adults from the audience.  With realistic sets and costumes, and designed using extensive historical research, the Company’s play is an original adaptation based directly on the literary classic.  The one-hour performance will be followed by a question and answer session. 
         The Hampstead Stage Company, located in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, has been performing shows nationally for 30 years, and is now one of the largest educational touring companies in the nation. 
       Please join us at the library for this free, high quality, arts enrichment program.  All are welcome. For more information, call the Children’s Room at the Dover Public Library 603-516-6052.

Mystery Writers Panel on December 1 for NH Writers Week

       If you love books or aspire to be a writer, the Dover Public Library is hosting a panel of published authors who will kick off NH Writers’ Week, celebrating local authors. Each panelist will talk about his or her new book and answer your questions on Monday, December 1 at 6:30pm.
      Find out what’s in store for private investigator Dan Marlowe when Jed Power reads fromBlood on Hampton Beach”. Carefully hidden secrets could turn out to be deadly in Amy Ray’s debut thriller “Dangerous Denial”. Kirkus Reviews wrote “Ray takes her time establishing her characters, including the bad guys, and with a rousing, indelible payoff, it’s well worth it.” Break out of prison with mob “troubleshooter” Kevin Markinson as J.E. Seymour reads from her latest Markinson mystery, “Stress Fractures”. Chelsey Philpot will read from her debut young adult novel, “Even in Paradise”, which captures the intensity, the thrill, and the heartbreak of too-brief friendships and loves. Travel to India during monsoon season as Susan Oleksiw reads from her latest mystery, “For The Love Of Parvati”. Or travel to the “other side” as Terri Bruce reads from “Thereafter”, the second in her Afterlife series.
      This is a free program in the Library’s Lecture Hall and open to all. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Free Legal Forms

Did you know the Library has a database of legal forms for you to use here at the Library, or at home, available 24 hours a day?

The Legal Forms Library provides a wide selection of legal forms specific to New Hampshire, as well as multi-state forms across the most popular legal areas. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. You will also find an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. If you have ever tried to find a legal form on the Internet you know what a great resource this is. Forms are easy to find and free! Make sure to ask for the secret password the next time you are at the library.

If you want to try these databases out at the library, simply go to any catalog computer and click on ONLINE NOW tab. To use them from home, go to our web page and click on ONLINE RESOURCES or simply bookmark this link.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dover City Directories Online (1865--1888)

      The Dover Public Library has initiated a preservation project to digitize Dover’s historic City Directories and is pleased to announce that twelve 19th century directories, from the years 1865—1888, are now available for public searching online. Dover City Directories, printed about every two years since 1830, contain valuable information about residents, street locations, occupations, and businesses existing in a certain time period. Directories are often used by researchers, historians, and genealogists, and by those seeking to determine the age of a house and its occupants over time.  Directories can also help trace the history of local commercial establishments and retailers.
       “Dover City Directories Online” is available through the Dover Public Library’s website: Just click on the link about midway down the list. There is no login or password required and the site is open to everyone to search. The database is searchable by year or keyword  (such as name, street address, or occupation) and is very easy to use. Several of the directories also contain information about Somersworth, Great Falls (Rollinsford), and Rochester so those in neighboring communities may find this database helpful as well.
       The Dover Public Library plans to add about a dozen new directories to this database every year, seeking to save this most valuable information in an easily accessible digital format while preserving the fragile print originals from further deterioration. For more information or additional instructions, please call the Dover Public Library’s Reference Desk at 603-516-6082.

We Have Free Books for You!

Remember...all the Friends' BOOKSALE "leftovers" are FREE through this Saturday, Nov. 15. There's still a good selection left, so please feel free to take some before they get moved next week to their final resting place in the Book Hut at the Recycling Center.

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Library Will Be Closed for Veterans Day

The Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

We are open on Saturday, make sure to come for the 2pm free matinee. We will be showing Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Life in the NHL: Q & A about professional hockey with Linesman Brian Murphy---November 18 @ 7pm

The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host Dover resident and National Hockey League veteran Brian Murphy for a talk about professional hockey and officiating on Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm in the Library’s Lecture Hall.
Linesman Brian Murphy (#93) has worked over 1600 regular season NHL games and 230 playoff games, including six Stanley Cup finals. He’s also officiated at the 1999 NHL All-Star Game, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the Winter Classic game at Fenway Park.  Officials call 73 to 75 regular-season games. They are the first skaters on the ice before each period and the last to leave when it’s over. They are in motion for all 60 minutes of play.   
Each NHL game has four officials. Two referees supervise the game and call penalties. The two linesmen do pretty much everything else —drop the puck for face-offs, make offside calls, flag hand passes and pucks batted with high sticks, and break up fights. “You’re not out there to be noticed,” says Murphy. “No one at the end of the day is going to tell you that you did a good job.”
 Brian will talk about his many years as an NHL official and recall some of the most memorable games he’s officiated. Brian will also be happy to answer any audience questions about the National Hockey League and its players, the game of hockey, and his job enforcing the rules. This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.  

Come see "The Nutcracker" Highlights on November 18 @ 4pm

        On Tuesday, November 18 at 4pm, Edra Toth, Artistic Director and Founder of Northeastern Ballet Theatre, and several of her dancers, will entertain children and adults in the Dover Public Library’s Lecture Hall, presenting dance highlights from the Theatre’s upcoming annual production of "The Nutcracker".

        Edra Toth was born in Budapest, but relocated to Boston as a small child.She made her debut with the Boston Ballet at age 13, and was the leading star for the Boston Ballet for over ten years. Edra cherishes the opportunity to offer children the same chance that was given to her. By instructing children in dance, she teaches the rewards of training, hard work, and discipline.

        After the dancers’ performances, Edra will conduct a mini-class, teaching audience members to perform the Russian dance!  Northeastern Ballet ‘s studio is located in Suite 239  at the McConnell Center in Dover. Please join us at the library for this special ballet preview. This program is free and all ages are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

       For more information, call the Children’s Room at the Dover Public Library 603-516-6052.