Monday, January 25, 2016

You Can Borrow a Launchpad!

We now have available for borrowing 5 educational tablets called "Launchpads". Each is loaded with fun games designed for children ages 3-7. Each Launchpad has a different theme: ABCs and language arts, Math, Building and Engineering, STEAM, and Critical Thinking. Borrow one today for your child and have a ball!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fergus Cullen on New Hampshire's Primary @ DPL Jan. 26, 7pm

 Join us on Tuesday evening, January 26 at 7pm for an engaging and timely talk by Dover resident and former NH Republican Party chair, Fergus Cullen.  Cullen’s new book, “Granite Steps: Stumbles, Surprises, and Successes on the New Hampshire Primary Trail” recalls the last two decades of our state’s first-in-the-nation primary election and is published in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

         It focuses on the campaigns of 1992-2012: Bill Clinton's first campaign; George H.W. Bush's re-election struggle; Pat Buchanan's insurgent campaigns; George W. Bush's stumble; Al Gore and John Kerry as successful frontrunners; John McCain's two improbable victories; the epic battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and Mitt Romney's second chance.             Mark Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics and co-author of “Game Change”, comments that Cullen’s book is "told with an appreciation for great storytelling and the rhythms of the battle for the White House on a human level."  Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg adds that Cullen is “one of New Hampshire's leading historians and politically knowledgeable people” who has “explored this important stop on the road to the Presidency… the stories are fascinating and make for great reading."

         Fergus Cullen is principal of Fergus Cullen Communications, a research, advocacy, and public affairs consulting company. He was chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2007-08, the youngest state chairman in the country. He has been an editorial page columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader and a frequent contributor to the op/ed pages of several New England newspapers. He appears as a commentator on numerous television and radio programs. He is one of National Journal's "Political Insiders" polled regularly by the magazine about contemporary political issues and is a member of Politico's Caucus.
           Fergus is a graduate of Gilford (NH) High School, Yale, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A
competitive distance runner Fergus has coached high school boys and girls cross country and track for nearly two decades.
          This program is free and autographed copies of “Granite Steps” will be available for sale after the program. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050

You Can Borrow a Chromebook!

We have 10 Chromebooks available for in-house use, for up to 3 hours per day per user. 
A chromebook is a special purpose laptop. It has the Chrome browser installed, so you can use it to go online and do anything that you can do in a browser. Chromebooks can not have applications installed on them, so programs you might usually find on a computer are not available such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  If you have a Google account, you can use Google Docs and Google Drive.  Even without a Google account, you will be able to view documents. All of your data is completely erased from the chromebook when you return it to us, so your browsing history is private and you'll get a fresh chromebook when you check one out.

Come on in and try one out.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Library Hours for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library will be open Saturday 9 - 5, and Sunday 1 - 5. We will be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Newbery & Caldecott Winners Announced!

Newbery & Caldecott Winners Announced!

Matt de la Pena won the Newbery medal, for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, for his book "Last Stop on Market Street". The book was illustrated by Christian Robinson. The 2016 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book was awarded to Sophie Blackall for “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” written by Lindsay Mattick.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Movies from Books in 2016

Here's a list of forthcoming 2016 movies that were adapted from books! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

"Living the Traveling Life" with Dan Szczesny, Jan. 19, 7pm

The Friends of the Library are pleased to present a program by long-time journalist and travel writer Dan Szczesny on Tuesday evening, January 19 at 7pm at the Dover Public Library. Dan will take us around the world in “Living the Traveling Life: from Hong Kong to the Grand Canyon; from Nepal to Northern England; from Quebec City to the White Mountains”. He will include readings from his travel books and slides from his work as a travel writer.
     The presentation will cover some of the most common travel issues - how not to get sick, how to prepare for culture shock, how to take a baby with you, and more. And bring your own travel bucket list as well for an interactive look at how you can visit some of the places you've only dreamed about.
     Dan Szczesny began his career in Buffalo, New York but has lived in New Hampshire since 2000. In 2001, he became Associate Publisher of The Hippo, now the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal. Since then, he has written for a wide variety of regional and national publications, including the Main Line Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Princeton Packet, Pennsylvania Magazine, all4woman,com, Yahoo! Parenting and Huffington Post. He currently writes an occasional column for Good Men Project, called Modern Dad, about getting kids into nature and the challenges of being an older dad.
     Dan is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking. He has camped in the Grand Canyon, hiked England’s Coast to Coast Trail, trekked in Nepal, and traveled by rail in Northern India with his ten-month old daughter. His books include “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie”, a hiking memoir about a year-long journey through New Hampshire’s wilderness with his 10-year-old foster daughter, and “The Nepal Chronicles” about a trip to Everest Base Camp and marriage in Kathmandu. Dan’s newest book, “Sing and Other Short Stories”, was published this year and includes a variety of short fiction spanning his 25 year career as a writer and journalist. “Mosquito Rain: Alaskan Travel Essays” will be published in June 2016.
     This presentation is free and all are invited. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050. Or visit Dan’s website at: