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April 2014 Events
@ the Dover Public Library
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April  

Art Exhibit: No exhibit scheduled.

If you are interested in showing your art at the library please email or call the Library at 516-6050.

Ongoing

Continuous Book Sale:
We now have books for sale year round in the Internet Room.  Hardcover books are $3, soft cover books are $2, paperbacks and media are $1.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Dover Public Library.
 

Tuesdays 9am to noon
Thursdays 9am to noon
Saturdays 9am to noon

Last days is Tuesday, April 15.

The AARP are once again be offering free tax help at the Dover Public Library and their schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays 9am to noon
Thursdays 9am to noon
Saturdays 9am to noon

The last day of tax help will be on Tuesday, April 15. Come in for a first-come-first-serve appointment or call 211 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, April 1
7:00pm
 

Information Session for the Great Bay Time Bank
on Tuesday April 1 at 7:00 PM

It may be April Fool’s Day but this community program is no joke - the Great Bay Time Bank allows you to use your skills and expertise to trade with others.
TimeBanking is a medium of exchange, like money, designed in 1980 by founder Edgar Cahn to reward “decency, caring, and a passion for justice.”
The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turn around and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess.  TimeBanking builds on the magic of pay it forward one good turn leading to another and another and another. In a community, TimeBanking connects unused resources with unmet needs.  Join us on April 1 to learn more about the Great Bay Time Bank, with coordinator Noel Jost-Coq. In the meantime, visit the Great Bay Time Bank website at greatbay.timebanks.org.

Wednesday, April 2
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Saturday, April 5
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

Saturday Matinee

Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Rated PG13, book adaptation.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

April 7 through April 19

Calling All Peeps to the Dover Public Library!

The Dover Public Library is looking for creative Dover residents, Dover students, or Dover Public Library cardholders to enter our sixth annual “Peeps Show” contest this April.

Here’s how it works: Build a diorama using peeps of any color or species in a standard size shoe box. The theme is anything literary; recreate a scene from your favorite book, play, or poem. The first 16 entries will receive a free plush Peep bunny or chick! Anyone who participates in the Peeps Show contest can enter in a raffle to win a copy of “Peeps! Recipes and Crafts to Make With Your Favorite Marshmallow Treat” by Charity Ferreira.

Those 17 or older are invited to compete in the Adult Division, while peeps, er, people 11- 16 may enter the Teen Division. Children ages 2 – 6 are invited to enter the Kids Division, and ages 7 – 10 may enter in the Youth Division. On the back of your shoe box, please include your name, address, phone number, and title of your “Peeps Show”. All Peeps displays may be dropped off at the Dover Public Library beginning Monday, April 7 through Saturday, April 19. The Peeps will be displayed in the library for all to enjoy. The winner of each division will receive a $25 Target gift card, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Prizes will be awarded on Monday afternoon, April 21. Peeps should be picked up by Thursday, April 24 at 5:30pm. All Peeps not picked up by the deadline will be discarded or eaten!  For more information, call the reference desk at the library: 516-6082.

Wednesday, April 9
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Monday, April 14
@ 7:00pm
 

Wellness 101:  Intro to Wellness

The Dover Public Library will present a series of “Wellness 101” workshops by Joe McCue, owner of American Wellness Solutions, LLC, and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. Focused on enhancing different dimensions of personal wellness, these free workshops will occur on the second Monday of every month:  learn more about your body, mind, and behavior, and how you can make changes to increase your own wellness!

Saturday, April 12
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

Saturday Matinee

Saving Mr. Banks.  Rated PG13, drama.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Tuesday, April 15
7:00pm
Lecture Hall

The Friends of the Dover Public Library present:

A Puzzle with Riddles:  the life and works of Lewis Carroll by Rev. Robert Stiefel, PhD. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dr. Stiefel recently retired after 22 years teaching Honors Seminars and Humanities Courses at the University of New Hampshire. Earlier he also taught at Harvard University and Haverford College.  A priest in the Episcopal Church since 1979, he served as Rector of Christ Church, Portsmouth from1991-2002 and currently serves as voluntary chaplain at Maple Suites Independent Living Retirement Center.

Lewis Carroll was the occasional pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), resident Lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford, eminent portrait photographer, logician and mathematician, inventor, theologian, an Anglican deacon acquainted with the writings of Marx and Darwin, and author of two of the most widely read and beloved books of modern times, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, to which one might add the epic poem in eight “fyttes”, The Hunting of the Snark. His life continues to present us with a puzzle to be solved and to tease us with riddles that may or may not be answerable. In this way, his life and his works are in the end very much alike. The question repeatedly put to Alice and to the hunters of the Snark is one he repeatedly put to himself and equally so puts to each of us:  “Who are you? And which way do you want to go?”

Recommended reading before April 15:  The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (Norton, 2000) and The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Definitive Edition (Norton, 2006). 

 

Wednesday, April 16
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Deadline for entry is April 16.

12th Annual Dover Public Library Poetry Contest

The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce its 12th annual Student Poetry Contest for grades K-12.  Prizes will be awarded in six different categories:  Grades K-2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, and 11 &12.  Poems will be judged on originality, style and creativity. 

Deadline for entry is April 16th. Students may pick up information about the contest at the Dover Public Library, any Dover school library, or at  http://library.dover.nh.gov.     

All participants are invited to attend an “Evening of Poetry” on Monday, May 19th at 6:30pm; refreshments will be served.  Students are invited to read their poetry at this event, but this will be purely voluntary.  For more information about the contest please contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6082.

Saturday, April 19
@ 11am
Lecture Hall

 

Family-Friendly Classical Music at the Dover Library on April 19

On Saturday morning, April 19 at 11am, the Dover Public Library will host the sixth in a series of free classical music concerts for families, featuring live performances of well-known musical masterpieces. This month’s concert will feature Baroque music by Bach, Handel, and Monteverdi. Performing will be soprano Heather Guilfoyle, flutist Richard DuBois and pianist Naho Bessho. The concert’s length is just 40-45 minutes, so that children may attend and enjoy the music too. The performers’ goal is to encourage classical music appreciation among all ages.

For more information about the performers take a look at our eNewsletter.

Saturday, April 19
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

 

Saturday Matinee

Pirate Fairy.  Rated G, animated fantasy.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Monday, April 21
@ 6:30pm

 

Dover Public Library Book Group:

The Dover Public Library Book Group will be meeting on  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm to discuss Mark Haddon's dysfunctional family from The Red House.   A month prior to the meeting we will have multiple copies of the book available at the circulation desk.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month except on holidays @ 6:30. For more information call Denise at 516-6082.  To see a listing of future Book Group titles visit our Pinterest board.

 

 

School Vacation Week Events & Comics Week - April

Monday, April 21
@3:00pm

 

Learn about Comics and Manga!
Presented by Jetpack Comics.  This event will be appropriate for children and teens.

Join us on Monday, April 21 from 3 – 4:30 PM to Learn About Comics and Manga. Jonathan Waugh, Assistant Manager of Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH shows you where superheroes came from, how manga started, and gives you the inside scoop on all your favorite characters. Plus, he’ll be giving out free comic books and other goodies! For even more, you can visit Jetpack Comics on May 3 to take part in the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival! More information can be found at jetpackcomics.com/fcbd.

Monday, April 21
@ 7:00pm

 

Not Just Superheroes: The Modern Graphic Novel
Presented by Jetpack Comics. 

Join us on Monday, April 21 at 7 PM for a talk on the history of comics, manga and the graphic novel as art and literature.  Jonathan Waugh, Assistant Manager of Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH, will take you through the birth of superhero comics and their connections with myth and classic characters, and explore the rising popularity of the graphic novel as a medium for telling all kinds of stories. Jetpack Comics will also be providing free comic books! Then, check out the library’s graphic novel collection and expand your reading horizons.

Waugh will happily answer any questions you have about comics or the store. For more fun, don’t forget to visit Jetpack Comics on May 3 to take part in the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival! More information can be found at jetpackcomics.com/fcbd.

Tuesday, April 22
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

Free showing of the My Neighbor Totoro on Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00pm.  This is one of Hayao Miyazaki's most beloved anime classics.  Rated G.

Tuesday, April 22
@ 6:30pm
Lecture Hall
 

Spring Poets:  Barbara Allen to Blackbird with John Perrault

Join us on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM for an upbeat musical visit with those poems and songs that make us laugh, cry, tell our story, and remind us who we are.

 

Guitar in hand, former Portsmouth Poet Laureate John Perrault sings the story of Song & Poetry—the passion of their engagement, the bliss of their marriage, the tragedy of their divorce, and now their long process of reconciliation.  This getting back together began with the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge, who counseled merging the old ballad form with the personal lyric from the heart. Emily Dickinson took heed.  As did Frost.  As did Langston Hughes.  And it continues right through today in the poetry and songs of writers like James Wright, Mary Oliver, Bob Dylan, and Lennon & McCartney. 

Wednesday, April 23
@ 9:30am
Lecture Hall

 

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.  Miss Tina will present a special preschool Drop-in Story Time with a superhero theme!  Come dressed as your favorite character (optional)!  All ages are welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 24
3:00 to 4:30pm
Lecture Hall

 

Learn to Draw Your Favorite Comic Book Character:  Comic/Manga Workshop with Peter Simeti.

Thinking about becoming an artist? Join us on Thursday, April 24 from 3 – 4:30 PM for a Comic Book/Manga Character Workshop with Peter Simeti. Learn to draw your favorite comic book or manga character! Bring in picture to work from, or use a library book as a reference. All skill levels welcome! (scrap paper, finishing paper, pencils, markers, colored pencils will be supplied for you, but you are free to bring your own supplies!). Founder and creator of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti is the writer of the flagship title Spectrum (2006) and The Chair (2008).  He has worked mostly in the independent comic field and has lettered, colored, and inked over 20 works since involved in comics. He has led over 60 drawing workshops. This workshop is appropriate for ages 10 – 18, and requires pre-registration. Please call 516-6050 to register.

Saturday, April 26
All Day
Children's Room

 

Lego Saturday!

On Saturday, April 26, visit the Children’s Room for LEGO® Saturday!  Use our blocks or bring your own to build and create your own superhero, supercar, or imaginary city like Metropolis or Gotham City.  Legos will be available all day so drop in anytime to meet new friends, share your building tips, get new ideas, and have fun!

Saturday, April 26
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

 

Saturday Matinee

Nut Job.  Rated PG, family comedy.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Wednesday, April 30
@ 9:30am

 

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

May 2014 Events
@ the Dover Public Library
Click here to see the Children's Room Events

May  

Art Exhibit: No exhibit scheduled.

If you are interested in showing your art at the library please email or call the Library at 516-6050.

Ongoing

Continuous Book Sale:
We now have books for sale year round in the Internet Room.  Hardcover books are $3, soft cover books are $2, paperbacks and media are $1.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Dover Public Library.
 

Saturday, May 3
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

Saturday Matinee

Walking with Dinosaurs.  Rated PG.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Wednesday, May 7
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Saturday, May 10
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

Saturday Matinee

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Rated PG.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Monday, May 12
@ 7:00pm
 

Wellness 101:  Values -- The 'Why' of Everything

Learn how your value system influences your behavior, and how clarifying that system helps you to make better decisions.

The Dover Public Library will present a series of “Wellness 101” workshops by Joe McCue, owner of American Wellness Solutions, LLC, and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. Focused on enhancing different dimensions of personal wellness, these free workshops will occur on the second Monday of every month:  learn more about your body, mind, and behavior, and how you can make changes to increase your own wellness!

Wednesday, May 14
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Saturday, May 17
@ 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

 

Saturday Matinee

Veronica Mars.  Rated PG13.  For more information and a full listing of Saturday Matinees click here.

Monday, May 19
@ 6:30pm
Trustees Room

Dover Public Library Book Group:

The Dover Public Library Book Group will be meeting on  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30pm to discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.   A month prior to the meeting we will have multiple copies of the book available at the circulation desk.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month except on holidays @ 6:30. For more information call Denise at 516-6082.  To see a listing of future Book Group titles visit our Pinterest board.

Monday, May 19th
@ 6:30pm
Lecture Hall

An Evening of Poetry

In celebration of the 12th Annual Poetry Contest the Library is hosting an "Evening of Poetry" on Monday, May 19th at 6:30pm.  All participants are invited to attend and to read their poetry, but this will be purely voluntary.  For more information about the contest please contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6082.

Tuesday, May 20
7:00pm
Lecture Hall

The Friends of the Dover Public Library present:

Granite Gallows:  The Origins of New Hampshire's Debate over the Death Penalty with
Historian Chris Benedetto on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00pm.

2014 marks the 275th anniversary of the first executions in New Hampshire's history in 1739. On Tuesday, May 20 at 7 PM, local historian and educator Christopher Benedetto will exhume the Granite State's first death penalty cases, especially the tragic saga of Elisha Thomas, who was executed in Dover in 1788 and buried at Pine Hill Cemetery. The early history of the death penalty in New Hampshire also exposes many of the major legal and social issues which challenged our predecessors, and how many of them remain unresolved. As one of the last states in New England with capital punishment still legal and currently the first person on death row since 1939, understanding New Hampshire's historical struggle with this controversial issue is more relevant than ever.

Chris Benedetto lives in Rollinsford, and attended Wheaton College and Brown University. Mr. Benedetto has published numerous articles on New Hampshire history for various publications including the New England Historic Genealogical Society and co-authored the book, Union Soldier of the American Civil War: A Visual Reference in 2012. He has been a member of various living history units, including the 5th NH Volunteers for over twenty years. Mr. Benedetto has taught various history courses at Granite State College since 2009, and in 2013, he was presented with a "Good Steward" Award from the Campus Compact of New Hampshire for his continuing contributions to community education and historical preservation. 

To see future Friends of the Library programs click here.

Wednesday, May 21
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.

Monday, May 26
Closed
 

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Wednesday, May 28
@ 9:30am

Drop-in Story Times will be held every Wednesday @ 9:30a.m.   Miss Tina will entertain with stories and songs.