Dover Public Library
Celebrating Computer Science Education Week
with Hour of CodeTM Sessions
is pleased to host 4 sessions of Hour of Code during Computer Science Education
Week, December 5 – 11.All ages sessions
will be held on Monday, December 5 from 6pm to 7pm or 7pm to 8pm.Sessions for kids in grades 3 and up will be
on Saturday, December 10 from 10am to 11am or 11am to 12pm.
Registration is required to use one of the
registration is required to use your own laptop. Register by calling 516-6050 or online at
library.dover.nh.gov."The Hour of
Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket
science—anybody can learn the basics," said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO
of Code.org. "Over 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of
Code. The demand for relevant 21st century computer science education crosses
all borders and knows no boundaries."If you have any questions please call Denise LaFrance at 516-6050.
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.
They still physically dominate our
downtown. They still influence our business community, our traffic patterns,
and our commercial and residential development. They still affect our urban
vibrancy and livability. And they still proudly stand as a symbol of Dover’s industrial
heritage, even almost eight decades after they closed.
They are the mills at the center of our
town, perched over the Cochecho River and its Falls, the brick factories which
began as the nascent Dover Cotton Factory, matured into the flourishing Dover
Manufacturing Company, grew to become the renowned and highly prosperous
Cocheco Manufacturing Company and Print Works, and sputtered to an inglorious
close as the Pacific Mills.
Along the way, from their beginnings in
1812 to their demise in 1937, both astounding and abysmal events occurred in
these mills including the first strike by women in the United States (1828), a
worldwide calico operation that printed 65 million yards of fabric annually during
the 1880s, industrial spying, “dung baths”, waves of immigrants, and some
disastrous fires and floods. The mills shaped not only the generations of
people who worked there, but also the civic direction and economic development
of the City of Dover.
If you would like to know more about the
history of these massive structures which have truly made Dover “Dover”, you
are invited to the Dover Public Library on Monday, November 21 at 7pm for a
talk and slide show by Library Director Cathy Beaudoin which will explore the
cotton mills’ rollicking saga in our city. The lecture is free. For more
information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.