Monday, September 25, 2017

Censorship Trivia: Can You Beat the Librarians?

Think you know more about censorship than a group of librarians? Join the Dover Public Library on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM for a Censorship Trivia where groups will compete against Dover Public librarians for the top prize.

Emceed by Tish Sims, the game will feature censorship questions focused not only on books, but television, music and other areas of popular culture. The trivia is geared towards ages 16 and older with teams being made up to six people. It will last approximately an hour and a half, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

The American Library Association proudly sponsors “Banned Books Week” annually during the last week of September, celebrating the freedom to read, and the value of free and open access to information. Some of the most frequently challenged books in the U.S. include John Green’s “Looking for Alaska”, E.L. James’s  “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. This year Banned Books Week takes place from Sunday, September 24 to Saturday, September 30.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Making Good on the Great War: Woodrow Wilson and the Decision to Take the United States into WWI

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson faced a monumental dilemma about how to respond to the war in Europe, which had been raging for more than two years.  In this illustrated talk at the Dover Public Library on Monday September 25 at 7pm, Kurk Dorsey, Professor of History at UNH and a specialist on US foreign policy, will describe how Wilson tried to make something good from the Great War, first by trying to mediate a peace without victory and then by choosing to intervene in the war on the Allied side.  His decisions continue to reverberate today, as the United States tries to figure how and whether to, among other things, make the world safe for democracy.

Kurk Dorsey holds the Class of 1938 Professorship at UNH, where he has taught History since 1994.  His research interests include US foreign policy, and US environmental history.  He is the author of The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: US-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era and Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas.

Friday, September 08, 2017

“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” Workshop

The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present a highly recommended presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” by Lori Fisher on Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall. 

Are you the defacto family historian? Do you wonder how to preserve and care for all of the precious photos, memorabilia, and objects that illustrate your family’s history? Get a jump start on that project with lots of helpful information.
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Friday, September 01, 2017

Closed Labor Day weekend

We'll be closed for the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2--4. Full Saturdays (9-5) start on Sept. 9 and Sunday afternoon hours (1-5pm) begin on Sept. 10. Have a great holiday weekend!