Dover Public Library
February eNewsletter
Herbal Tea Program 
Join us on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 learn about the ancient and modern day healing and medicinal properties of teas from local teacher Cindy Simon. Teas have been used to assist in treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, digestive problems, boost immunity, alleviate headaches and for calming and energizing. Make 3 types of teas to take home, uplifting, relaxing, healing (for pain and digestive issues). Registration is required. Either call the library at 603-516-6050 or go to our online events calendar to register. There are limited spaces available so register early.
Friends of the Library Cultural Event
(Rescheduled due to weather)    
The Friends of the Dover Public Library are delighted to present the one-man show, "A Search for Justice", featuring actor Stephen Collins, on Wednesday, February 7 at 7pm. In this performance piece, the audience will hear the words of Abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, and John Brown will tell you why he resorted to violence. Abraham Lincoln will deliver his oration at Gettysburg, and Thomas Hardy and other writers will comment on war and religion.   This is the first of three shows Stephen Collins will present at the Dover Public Library: in May 2018 he will perform as the poet Walt Whitman and in November as the renowned American artist James McNeill Whistler.
Friends of the Library Cultural Program

In honor of Black History Month, the Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome Glenn Knoblock for a program entitled "Strong and Brave Fellows: A History of NH's Black Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution" on Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm.  Glenn Knoblock will examine the history
of African-American soldiers' service during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, service on the battlefields, how they were perceived, both by the enemy and the officers under whom they served, and their treatment after the war.
Organic Gardening Series 
A 3-Week Course starts on Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm . This comprehensive organic gardening course will be presented by local Master Gardener Vincent Cirasole of Rochester. The course will include practical tips on: how to create a new garden; soil preparation; seed starting; planting techniques; container gardening; and much more. See our events page for a full course description and to register for this class. Or call the library at 603-516-6050 to register. The class will run successive Mondays from February 29 - March 12 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Health Program
On Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm Dr. Deb from Wellspring Center for Wellbeing will talk about how to have more energy, something we all need. Often our lives are moving so fast, it can be hard to discern what is most important for your body and your life. Come learn how to "upgrade your human computer" and how you can take charge of your life by doing more with less energy.
Teen Escape Room 
Join us for a Teen Escape Room:  Decade Dance Party on Tuesday, February 27 at 2pm or 3pm.  Spaces are limited so registration is required.  Visit our website at or call the library at 516-6050.  Grades 5  - 12. are encouraged to join the fun.
School Vacation Week 
Teen Movie Night

Teens please join us on
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30pm, during school vacation week for a free showing of Mean Girls, rated PG13.

Charging Station

The library is pleased to introduce our new charging station purchased by the Friends of the Library. This will allow patrons to charge their portable devices using cords built into the station in a convenient central location next to the copy machine (near the magazines and newspapers). With our 1905 building outlets can be difficult to find so we hope this new charging station will be appreciated by patrons and visitors.
What is a Memory Lab?

The library is offering a new service to patrons we're calling the Memory Lab. This is for anyone interested in preserving memories, that are on dated or even obsolete technology. We have machines to convert VHS to digital, cassette tapes to digital and photos, slides and negatives to digital. Take those home videos on VHS and make them accessible. Enjoy your old mix tapes digitally. Learn how to use each or any combination of the three that you desire with classes being offered starting this month. Check out the events calendar and select Technology Classes from the drop down menu at the top of the calendar under All Events.
Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!

Knitting Group
On Monday, February 12 from 6 - 8pm the  knitting group will meet in the Trustees Room. This group is open to anyone who has a love for knitting and crocheting.  All levels are welcome! Please bring your precious works-in-progress and any finished objects you would like to show off to the group.
Second Wednesday Movie
The Second Wednesday Movie for January will be Last Flag Flying showing on February 14 (Valentine's Day) at 6:30pm. A poignant portrait of honor and the bonds of brotherhood starring Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. Rated R.
Holiday Closings

Closed on Monday, February 19 
Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Thursday, February 1 at 10am.
Get a preview of what each group will be reading on Pinterest: /doverpl. Copies of each books are available at the Circulation Desk  
Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group's next book, "The Lobster Chronicles" by Linda Greenlaw, will be discussed on Monday, February 26 at 6:30pm.
Get a preview of what each group will be reading on Pinterest: /doverpl. Copies of each books are available at the Circulation Desk.
Saturday Matinees

February 10
Earth : One Amazing Day
Rated G
February 17
Rated PG
February 24
The Stray
Rated PG
Classic Cinema
Catch a classic movie on most Sunday afternoons at the library. This month we'll be showing:  

February 4
Roman Holiday
February 11
Gone With the Wind
Due to the length start time is 1
February 18
From Here to Eternity
February 25
To Catch a Thief
Artist of the Month

Photographer Dave Thompsen exhibits scenes from Québec, Canada. From the elegant, old-world architecture of Québec City to the rugged landscapes of the Charlevoix coast and Saquenay Fjord, Dave's photographs highlight the amazing diversity of this charming region. 
A Dover resident, Dave processes his digital images using high dynamic range techniques and artistic filters that give his images a unique, painterly appearance. Visit his website at for the story behind these works.
Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5
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603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052