Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Weekend

Library hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday will be:

Wednesday, Nov. 23 - 9am to 5:30pm
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 & 25 - Closed
Saturday, November 26 - 9am to 5:00pm
Sun., Nov. 27 - Closed

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hour of Code Event

Dover Public Library
Celebrating Computer Science Education Week
with Hour of Code
TM Sessions

The Library 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 Library’s computers.  No registration is required to use your own laptop.  Register by calling 516-6050 or online at   "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 "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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight

       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.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Slideshow/talk on Dover's Cotton Mills, Mon. Nov. 21, 7pm

       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.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Where To Vote In Dover

Unsure where you are supposed to vote this election? The City of Dover web site has the answer to your question. Click on the Dover Votes picture at the top of the City's web page.

Then click on the map on the right hand side of your screen.
Click on the search box and enter your address and hit the enter key.
Your Ward number and city council representative will be listed on the left side of the screen.
Polling places are located in each City ward. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Dover has the following six polling places:
Ward 1 - St. Mary's Church Hall, Chestnut Street.
Ward 2 - First Parish Congregational Church, 218 Central Avenue
Ward 3 - Langdon Place, 60 Middle Road
Ward 4 - Elks Lodge, 282 Durham Road
Ward 5 - St John's Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Avenue
Ward 6 
- Riverside Rest Home, 276 County Farm Road

Or you can skip all these steps and call the Library. We would be happy to tell you what ward you live in and where you will vote.