Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Hours

 The Library will be closing today at 4PM. We will also be closed all day Friday. The Library will be open Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Are You Ready for the Reading Challenge?

Dover Public Library’s 2016 Reading Challenge

Starting in January, we challenge you to read one book for each theme provided. Use our check list to keep track and see if you can get through all 20 books by the end of the year (not necessarily in the order provided). There are no prizes – just a fun, personal challenge for you! If you have any questions or need help picking out books to read, ask a librarian or visit our Pinterest page for ideas. Good luck!

     Has a dragon in it
     Written by someone of the opposite sex
     Set in New Hampshire
     A ghost story
     Has a major holiday in it
     Features a wedding/funeral
     About a culture different from your own
     Set during World War I
     Written by a first-time author
     A 19th century classic
     Biography of someone you respect
     Set in the future
     A true story
     Has a blue cover
     About an epidemic
     Set on another continent aside from North America
     Has a murder in it
     First book in a series
     About another world
     A book someone recommended to you

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Join the new Morning Book Group

The Library has some exciting news--due to the popularity of our Monday evening book group we are starting a second book group. The new book group, which will be called the "The Morning Book Group", will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10am. The inaugural meeting will be on February 4 and the group will discuss Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman. Books will be available in early January. The next meeting of the "Evening Book Group" will be on Monday, January 25 at 6:30pm to discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. We have a few copies of the books left for borrowing. All are welcome to either book group!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

2015 Librarians’ Choice

We are proud to present the 2015 Librarians’ Choice; our favorite books of the year. We hope you enjoy them!

The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
Passionate Nutrition by Jennifer Adler
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
The Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
As the Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
Secret chord by Geraldine Brooks
A Necessary End by Holly Brown
The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter
If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan
Abroad by Katie Crouch
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day
Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
The Fatal Flame by Lindsay Faye
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Book of Lost & Found by Lucy Foley
One Year After by William Forstchen
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Girl Underwater by Claire Kelly
I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
My Very Best Friend by Cathy Lamb
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
How To Start A Fire by Lisa Lutz
The Magicians Lie by Greer Macallister
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
The Border by Robert McCammon
The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar
The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton
Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert
The Hand that Feeds You by A.J. Rich
Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes
Positive by David Wellington
The Sound of Glass by Karen White
The Storms of War by Kate Williams
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
The Swimmer by Joachim Zander

Monday, December 07, 2015

Kill A Watt Energy Detectors

The Dover Public Library has 4 Kill A Watt Energy Detectors available for check out. It is very easy to use--just plug it in at your home or office, and find out exactly how much electricity all your appliances and electronic devices are using. It's the first step to lower electric bills (who could complain about that) and to a smaller carbon footprint! 

Monday, November 30, 2015

December eNewsletter

The Library's eNewsletter is now available! December is local author month at the DPL so take a look at the newsletter to see a complete listing of events.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Borrow a Telescope from the Library

Did you know that this is the perfect time to spot Jupiter in the morning sky? During the last few weeks of November, the planet is the second brightest object in the sky before sunrise. According to The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, you will be able “to glimpse one or two moons with binoculars” but with a good telescope, you may “run out of fingers to count” the moons you’ll see (there are 63 known moons orbiting Jupiter)!
Reserve the Library's Orion StarBlast 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector telescope today. You may even get a look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—a storm that Galileo saw in 1610 with his very first telescope!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Would you like to learn a foreign language free on your computer or tablet?

The Mango language learning system uses audio, video, and interactive content to make learning a new language easy and fun. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.
All you need to do to get started is visit our website.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Library Will Be Closed for Veterans Day

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

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

"The How & Why of Civil War Reenacting" --- Nov. 17, 2015 @ 7pm

    The Friends of the Dover Public Library are delighted to present an intriguing and informative program on a somewhat unusual pastime: Civil War reenacting. On Tuesday evening, November 17 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall, come and hear dedicated reenactor Austin Clark talk ardently about his avocation.
    If you wonder why anyone would want to wear wool on a hundred degree day, march through tick-infested fields in the rain, sew shirts from untreated cotton, or let dozens of guns fire right beside your head, Austin will describe the attraction and the appeal of his “hobby”.  He looks forward to informing  "spectators" as he explains not only how to raise a regiment and where to find the best quality haversack, but also the motivations and passions of the reenactors themselves.

Austin Clark has been reenacting with varying levels of intensity for the past seven years. His historical passion has been fueled by an undergraduate career at Gettysburg College, four years (and counting) giving tours at Canterbury Shaker Village, and a stint living and working in Bath, England. He is currently a part-time librarian, part-time tour guide, full-time New Hampshirite, and proud member of the 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. The 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry is a Civil War reenacting group based out of southern New Hampshire. In addition to traditional reenactments, they work extensively in support of educational programs and parades to help bring Civil War history, quite literally, "to life."
This program is free. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.