Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Try Our New “Binge Boxes”

Do you like to binge watch? Cardholders at the Dover Public Library can now check out  Binge Boxes! Stored in a handy carrying case, Binge Boxes are mini-collections of 4-6 movie DVDs, all centered on a film theme or actor. Binge Boxes are great for sleepovers, movie nights, holiday weekends, or building up your film knowledge.

The Library’s current Binge Boxes, available now for checkout, include the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Mel Brooks, Harry Potter, James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Robert Redford, plus a set of films set in New Hampshire, Film Classics, and sets of Science Fiction and Western themed movies.

You may check out one Binge Box a 2 week period. You can also place holds on Binge Boxes, but they cannot be renewed.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Borrow the Birding Bag!

     The days are getting longer now and the birds are starting to sing. Do you ever wonder which bird makes that particular call? Or what those pretty yellow birds are? Check out the Dover Public Library’s new Birding Bag and find out! The Birding Bag is a backpack that contains binoculars, a bird identification book, a bird checklist and pen to mark the birds you identify, bird flash cards, a book of bird songs with speakers so you can hear the songs, a bird call, and a booklet on “Birding the New Hampshire Seacoast”. The Birding Bag may be checked out for three weeks, just like a book. You can ask for it at the Adult Circulation Desk. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2019 Reading Challenge: Set in another time period

If you're looking for a break from reality here's a surefire way to transport yourself back in time, grab one of these books! No time machine necessary.


When pregnant American student Charlie St. Clair is banished to Europe by her family to have her baby, she takes the opportunity to head for London to find her missing French cousin and teams up with Eve, a former spy from the Alice Network, to solve the mystery.

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.

Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigates the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler, a quest that takes her across Europe and into the pasts of her father and his mentor.

Set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush, this darkly comic novel follows the misadventures of the fabled Sisters brothers, two hired guns who, under the order of the mysterious Commodore, try to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, a man who gives them a run for their money. 

In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective, penetrating the cunning labyrinth of the abbey and deciphering coded manuscripts for clues.

A story of friendship set in nineteenth-century China follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language.



A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths.

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a landmark history of the American Revolution that ranges from the siege of Boston, to the American defeat at Brooklyn and retreat across New Jersey, to the stunning American victory at Trenton, capturing the people and events that transformed American history. 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible. 

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Want to participate in Dover Public Library's 2019 Reading Challenge? Download the form here!