Monday, September 24, 2018

We Have a New Book Club!

Get Lit! A New Book Group for Adults

Wednesday, September 26 6:30—8:00 PM at Sonny's Tavern

Join Dover Public Library's brand new book club as we discuss Tangerine by Christine Mangan. 

Get Lit! A New Book Group for Adults

Enjoy a specialty cocktail and discounted food courtesy of Sonny's Tavern. 

Copies of the book are available on Hoopla Digital.  

All are welcome!
For more information, call the library at (603) 516-6050 or e-mail Emily Fortin at

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lecture and Book Signing with Julie Boardman, Author of Death in the White Mountains

Julie Boardman, author of the book Death in the White Mountains, will present a program based on her book at the Dover Public Library on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm.

Death in the White Mountains is the first book to focus on fatalities in the entire region. Boardman points out that “a great deal has been written about deaths on Mount Washington, yet in recent years, more people have died elsewhere in the White Mountains. I wanted people to realize that dangers exist in many areas.”
   Using a variety of sources, she compiled a list of 219 hikers, climbers and backcountry skiers who have died.Each of the first nine chapters of the book is devoted to a cause of death. These include falls, hypothermia, natural causes, avalanches, drowning, lightning strikes and freak accidents, lost hikers who were never found, hypothermia, and murder. 

Julia Boardman is the author of When Women and Mountains Meet, a book about the women who shaped the interesting history of the White Mountains. Her work has appeared in Appalachia (the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club), Sierra (the magazine of the Sierra Club), Connecticut Audubon and many other publications. Since moving to New London, New Hampshire in 1990, she has hiked extensively throughout New England and climbed all the peaks in the region that are over 4,000 feet high.

Copies of Death in the White Mountains will be for sale at the event for the special price of $15. She will be pleased to inscribe books also.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Musician Cormac McCarthy entertains on September 18 @ 7pm

The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to host a performance by noted musician and poet Cormac McCarthy on Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm. Hitch a ride into small town life through McCarthy’s original songs and stories from his fifth recording, “Collateral”.
     Meet the slightly odd townsfolk enjoying a Saturday night dance at “The Marigold Hal”; the homeless man who gets himself thrown in jail seeking a warm bed for the winter in “Adrift in the Mountains”; the weary millworker in “River Round the Bend”; and “The Cadillac Man” who lives in his Coupe de Ville at a campground.
     Cormac portrays a variety of characters on the edge of society, giving focus to the social fabric around them. His presentation is filled with insight, humor, and poignancy. One music critic has called McCarthy “the closest thing New England’s ever come to having our own Woody Guthrie.”
      Come join in this musical celebration of the common heart of America.  Everyone is welcome to attend in the Library’s Lecture Hall. For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.