Thursday, December 28, 2017

Holiday Hours

We will be closed Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1st in celebration of the New Year. Don't forget, you can download magazines, music, movies, books and audiobooks through our website even when we are closed.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hours

Our holiday hours:
Open all day (9-5) this Saturday, Dec. 23
Closed Sun. & Mon. Dec. 24 & 25
Closed Sun. & Mon. Dec 31 and Jan. 1
Wishing everyone the best holidays ever!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

2017 Librarians’ Choice Is Now Available

We are proud to present the 2017 Librarians’ Choice; our favorite books of the year. We hope you enjoy them!

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Beartown by Frederik Backman
The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton
Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase
Feral by James Demonaco
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
The Girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone
The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman
The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
The Dry by Jane Harper
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
Celine by Peter Heller
Before This Is Over by Amanda Hickie
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
The Almost  Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
News of the World Paulette Jiles
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
Gwendy's Button Box
by Stephen King
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
No Place I’d Rather Be by Cathy Lamb
by Min Jin Lee

March Book 3
by John Lewis
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Fever by Deon Meyer
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
The Reason You’re Alive by  Matthew Quick
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
The Heirs by Susan Rieger
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Trajectory by Richard Russo
The Chillbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward 
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White
The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked by Adam Alter
California Dreamin': Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy
Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Morningstar by Ann Hood
I Hate Everyone, Except You by Clinton Kelly
Lifelong Kindergarten : cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play by Mitchel Resnick
The Financial Diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch
My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglass Preston
Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
The Secret Life of the Mind : how your brain thinks, feels, and decides by Mariano Sigman
The Hue and Cry at Our House : a year remembered by Benjamin Taylor
A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
Bored and Brilliant : how spacing out can unlock your most productive and creative self by Manoush Zomorodi

Monday, December 04, 2017

Dover's 1907 mill blaze: hear the stories from the authors of "Factory on Fire" Dec. 18, 7pm

Local Dover historians and former Woodman Museum trustees, Mark Leno Jr. and Thom Hindle have recently published a new book about Dover’s deadliest mill fire. “Factory on Fire” is the true story of the Cocheco Mill No 1 blaze (now the One Washington Center mill) in January 1907.  Mark and Thom will talk about the fire at the Dover Public Library on Monday, December 18 at 7pm.
The Mill No. 1 fire resulted in the deaths of seven millworkers, and injured many more. The 58-hour conflagration began on January 26, 1907, an extremely cold, -20 degree morning. Based on the authors’ years of research, the book details first person accounts from workers and eyewitnesses, and includes over 50 photographs reproduced from original glass plate negatives. “Factory on Fire” explores the causes of the fire, the plight of the mill workers who dangled from open windows, the work of heroic rescuers and firefighters in extreme weather, and an intriguing lawsuit later brought against mill owners by an injured survivor.  You’ll want to come hear Mark and Thom to hear which way the court ruled!
The presentation is free and all are welcome to attend in the library’s Lecture Hall. Signed copies of the 180 page book will be available for $20 and will make great Christmas presents for anyone with an interest in Dover history! 
For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050