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June 2014 Events
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Art Exhibit: Acrylic paintings by Pete Dixon.  Visit his website at,

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


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.

Monday, June 2
Lecture Hall

An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis:  2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
Monday June 2, 7:00 PM

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, and three-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Her latest book, Called Again, chronicles her 2011 record-breaking trek, completing the Appalachian Trail in 46 days. Join us at the Dover Public Library for this world-class athlete’s inspiring story of adventure, hardship, pain, and triumph.

This program is made possible with funds from the Friends of the Dover Public Library. It’s FREE and open to the general public!

Monday, June 9
Saturday, June 14

The Friends of the Library's annual Cookbook Booksale will take place Monday, June 9 to Saturday, June 14.  Great prices with $3 hardcovers, $2 large format paperbacks, and $1 for small paperbacks.  Join us and stock up!

Monday, June 9
@ 7:00pm
Lecture Hall

Wellness 101:  Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness, on Monday June 9, at 7:00 PM. Learn what contributes to robust physical wellness.  We will cover strength, endurance, balance, power, speed and agility.  We will also demystify the body mass index (BMI) and learn about its pros and cons!

Physical Wellness will be presented by Joe McCue, owner of American Wellness Solutions, LLC, and a Certified Wellness Practitioner.

Monday, June 16
@ 6:30pm
Trustees Room

Dover Public Library Book Group:

The Dover Public Library Book Group will be meeting on  Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30pm to to dissect, analyze, and critique The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.   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, June 16
@ 7pm
Lecture Hall
Brendan DuBois - Fatal Harbor

Join us on Monday, June 16 @ 7pm for a visit with author Brenan Dubois.  Brendan has just published his 8th Lewis Cole mystery, Fatal Harbor, set in Tyler Beach, NH (a fictionalized Hampton!). Brendan grew up in Dover, NH with his parents Arthur and Mary and his five brothers. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and graduated from UNH. He is the author of 16 novels and over 120 short stories. He has twice won a Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and has been nominated on three occasions for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. His stories have been included in many prestigious anthologies such as “Best American Mystery Stories of the Century” and “Best American Noir Stories of the Century”. Brendan was also a one-time champion on the quiz show “Jeopardy”. He now lives in Exeter.    

Tuesday, June 17
@ 7:00pm
Lecture Hall

The Friends of the Dover Public Library present:
A Few Seconds with Our Fathers: Songs and Stories of WWII on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

A Few Seconds with our Fathers: Songs and Stories of WWII is a free acoustic concert performed by Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz. Some of Bessette’s original compositions about World War II will highlight Pearl Harbor, the war in Europe, life on the Home Front and many historical facts surrounding these songs and stories. The duo will also perform other familiar songs from the war-time years.

Singer-songwriter Curt Bessette has performed all over the country and has recorded four CDs of his original songs. He teaches guitar, bass and mandolin. He will be accompanied by talented vocalist, and longtime friend, Jenn Kurtz.


Monday, June 30

Summer Reading Programs begin for kids of all ages!

Science Fizz, Boom, READ and Spark a Reaction.