Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Vacation Week events!!! Join us!!

       There are lots of great events planned at the Dover Public Library for the April school vacation, designed to keep the whole family entertained.
        On Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm, your teddy bear (or other stuffed friend) is cordially invited to spend the night in the library! At the Teddy Bear Sleepover, you and your stuffed friend will enjoy some stories, crafts, and a snack together. Settle your friend in for the night before you leave, and then pick him up in the Children's Room anytime after 12pm the next day. You will get a picture showing how much fun your stuffed buddy had at the library! Don't forget to wear your pajamas too!!!
        “Let’s Play Outside” is featured on Tuesday, April 25 from 2-4pm: run, jump, skip, and play! Join us on the front lawn of the library for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun. We will provide balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, and other toys. After playtime, enjoy a healthy snack. The program will be weather dependent, so please call the library if you have any questions.
       Children of all ages (with an adult) are invited to attend Family Storytime on Wednesday, April 26 at 10am. This 45-minute program includes stories, finger plays, songs, puppets, and games.
         Kids in grades one and up (with an adult) are invited to join us for a BFG Family Escape Room adventure on Wednesday, April 26 at 3pm.  An Escape Room is an interactive game where participants work as a team towards a goal by cracking codes and solving puzzles.  Registration is required.
         Attention all Minecraft fans! Join us on Thursday, April 27 from 2-4pm in the Children's Room for crafts, activities, and games. As an option, bring your device and share tips and tricks with other Minecraft enthusiasts.
          Parents, caregivers, and their babies are invited to “Mother Goose on the Loose” on Friday, April 28 at 10am. This early learning program is specifically designed for children from birth to 24 months and uses books, rhymes, songs, musical instruments, finger plays, flannel board characters, puppets, and other props to help develop a child’s early literacy skills in a fun environment.
          The ever popular “Music with benji” program will also take place on Friday, April 28 at 11am. Families love singing, dancing and playing instruments at this interactive, joyful program.
          The week will round out with a finger knitting program on Saturday, April 29 at 11am. Kids in grade one and up who are interested in fiber arts can learn this fun skill. We have the yarn, you bring the fingers!
          And of course, there are books, movies, audiobooks, and museum passes available to check out. Make sure you include the Dover Public Library in your April vacation week plans. Call the Children’s Room, 603-516-6052 for more information, or to register for the Escape Room program on the 26th. All other events require no preregistration.

Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 Peeps Show Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Ninth Annual Peeps Show contest are:

Kids Division: 
James and the Giant Peep by Zachary Hohenberger



Youth Division:
The BFP- Big Friendly Peep by Keenan Hill


Teen Division:
The Maze Runner by Kyla Hill


 Adult Division:
A Peep Called Ove by Jill Nelson, Heidi Henniger, Melissa Polansky and Sue Kelsch


Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Dover Public Library who generously donated the prizes.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Faberge Eggs program April 18, 7pm

       The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present a unique and interactive  presentation on Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs by artist and iconographer Marina Forbes on Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall.
       This beautifully illustrated presentation will focus on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé, with a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum, and other famous museums around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and the development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs, and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia, and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution, will also be discussed.
         Marina Forbes (MA, University of St. Petersburg, Russia) is a lecturer, historian and award-winning artist who has written extensively on Russian traditional arts, history, and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. She is licensed with the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and is on the NH Humanities Council Roster as a speaker on Russian Arts.     
        Marina leads cultural tours to Russia where she regularly updates her research, photographs, and documents, and interviews journalists, political figures and scholars on the current state of affairs in Russia. Marina’s talks are sometimes a little bit funny, sometimes a little bit sad…. but always unmistakably Russian.
              This program is free. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

STEM Saturday on April 15 at 2pm

The Library will be hosting another STEM Saturday on April 15 at 2pm. Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of invention with MaKey Makeys.

What is a MaKey MaKey? It is an invention kit for everyone! The kit encourages kids to find creative ways to interact with their computers by using everyday objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice--such as replacing your space key with a banana or using play-doh to move and click your mouse. Registration required--limited to 25 kids. Register on the Library’s website at http://www.dover.nh.gov/…/city-operations/library/events/st… or call 516-6050 to join the fun. All materials provided.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Ramblin' Richard will finally be here on April 10!!

Barring another snowstorm, musician and storyteller Ramblin' Richard will be at the Dover Library on Monday, April 10 at 7pm. Two earlier scheduled performances were snowed out, so we're glad he can finally make his appearance next Monday!

The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to host a performance by noted musician and song historian Richard Kruppa, aka “Ramblin’ Richard”, on Monday, April 10 at 7pm. This entertaining program will bring to light the fascinating, and largely unknown, stories behind some beloved American classics such as “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)”, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, and “Goodnight, Irene”.
     Find out what tune rose to popularity again after nearly 100 years; how “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land” are related; and what favorite old American song got its songwriter released from prisons---twice!
     A retired professor, Richard accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele. A member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Richard studied American folk and gospel music and, through his performances, enjoys telling the “rest of the story” underlying historic and cherished American songs from many decades. His relaxed, comfortable, and casual style establishes a wonderful rapport with his audience.
      This program is free! Everyone is welcome to attend in the Library’s Lecture Hall. For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.