Monday, October 31, 2016

Hear Sarah Orne Jewett's "Victorian Tales" reenacted here on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm

       On November 15 at 7pm, the Friends of the Dover Public Library will present an evening of theatrical storytelling by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions. “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” will feature a trio of stories by South Berwick’s noted author, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849—1909), one of the most prolific female writers of the 19th century. The tales feature a father and daughter embroiled in a family curse, a stranger who comes to a small town and lives in the local haunted house, and a very old lady with a mysterious past.
       Sarah Orne Jewett’s stories mirrored the everyday lives of local New Englanders, and often reflected the mysterious and supernatural. Each character and the author will be acted out by Parisi.
       Rita Parisi has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years in the New England area. In 2002, she founded Waterfall Productions to create shows that highlight her passion for theatre, literature and costuming, performing them in New England, New Jersey, New York and Florida.  
      Rita is also actively involved in the independent film scene in Boston and some of her films have been debuted at the Boston International Film Festival and Cannes film Festival. She is a proud member of the largest acting union in the country: SAG/AFTRA. This performance is free and all are welcome! For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Big Booksale Starts This Friday

The Friends of the Dover Public Library Booksale starts Friday, October 28th for cardholders only. Make sure to bring your library card---you'll need to show it on that day. The general public may attend on Saturday, October 29th. The sale will run through November 13.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

We Need Booksale Vounteers!

Need some physical exercise? Can you lift, kneel, bend and crouch?
We are looking for some strong-backed volunteers for next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 & 25, to help us unpack and lay out items for the upcoming BOOKSALE (which starts Oct. 28). If you can give us a couple of hours, give us a call at 603-516-6050.
(Added bonus: you'll get 50% off any purchases!!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No More Donations For a Little While

Our Friends' Annual Booksale starts two weeks from today on October 28 (For cardholders only: Bring your library card---you'll need to show it on that day.) The general public may attend on Saturday, October 29th. The sale will run through November 13.
We'll have a packed house, more books than ever before, so please, more donations until after November 15! We appreciate your generosity, but we have no more room! Thank you for understanding and we'll see you at the Gigantic Sale!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Who Lived on Your Street in 1865?

You can find out who lived on your street, or in your house from 1830-1898 by looking at Dover City Directories Online.  The directories are fully key word searchable; you can search by a person’s name, address, street, or business. Find out how many people with your surname lived in Dover in 1840, and what they did for work.

You can search here at the Library, or at home. You don’t need a password. Just go to the library website, click on the Learning and Research tab, and then choose Dover City Directories.
 It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s loaded with information!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Library will be closed Monday, October 10th

The Library will be closed Monday, October 10th in honor of Columbus Day. You can still download books, audiobooks and magazines from NH Downloadable Books or movies, audiobooks, books, and music from Hoopla while we are closed.