Dover Public Library
January eNewsletter
Local Author Stephen MacKenzie (rescheduled)
Adam Routhier was a handsome young man, a good athlete, and smarter than he appeared. He was charming, sensitive and funny. Adam died in September 2004, three months after graduation from high school. Learn about this special teen from his teacher Stephen MacKenzie, author of " Adam : a story of Life and Death and Love " on Monday, January 8 at 7pm. Copies of the book will be for sale. This program was rescheduled from December because of a snow storm.
Friends of the Library Cultural Event   
The Friends of the Dover Public Library are delighted to present the one-man show, "A Search for Justice", featuring actor Stephen Collins, on Tuesday, January 16, 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.
Teen Trivia Night
Teen Trivia Night for kids in grades 7 - 12 will take place on Friday, January 19 at 6:30pm for some after hours fun. Come as a team or come solo and be added to a team.  We will be using the Kahoot! software so you may bring a device of your own or borrow one of our chromebooks.  Prize awarded to the winning team!  For more information contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6050 or email
Introduction to Acupuncture

On Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm , licensed acupuncturist Julie Condon, of Dover Community Acupuncture, will be talking about the benefits of acupuncture and about the community model of treatment. What is 
Acupuncture? How can it help you?  Come learn about how acupuncture works and how it can help improve your health and wellness.  For those interested in experiencing acupuncture, Julie will offer a free 20-minute session focused on relaxation and stress reduction.  Free!   For more information visit 
Crime Scene & Spy Science 
5 th to 8 th graders are invited to join us for a FREE 6 week program beginning at 4:30pm on Thursday, January 25 th through Thursday, March 1.  We will meet every Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Lecture Hall of the Library. Open to the general public. Spend your Thursday evenings learning how to detect fingerprints, reveal secret messages, conduct a mystery powder analysis, e xtract DNA from substances, reconstruct evidence from a crime. Pre-registration required on our event calendar or by calling 603-516-6050. Questions? Email 
Film and Discussion on Education 
Local educator and The Penn founder Andrew Lapham Fersch will present a film about his alternative education cooperative and will then lead a discussion about the current state of education in America on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30pm . The Penn is for students aged 14-21 and focuses on community and social engagement, experiential education, and choice in learning. The program offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in real-world issues, create your own course of study, go on extended experiential adventures (like backpacking and biking trips).   The film discusses whether traditional methods of educating our children are still the best way of creating productive and intelligent citizens. Come and learn more, or visit
Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, January 17 th at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!

Knitting Group
On Monday, January 8 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 Marshall, showing on January 10 at 6:30pm. A bio-pic about a young Thurgood Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman. Rated PG-13.
Holiday Closings

Closed on Sunday, Dec. 31
Closed on Monday, Jan. 1
Closed on Monday, January 15 
Morning Book Group

Th e Morning Book Group   will discuss the book "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Orsuka  on Thursday, January 4 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 "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume on January 22 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

January 6  
Lego Ninjago 
Rated PG
January 13 
My Little Pony   
Rated PG
January 20 
Spiderman Homecoming 
Rated PG13
January 27 
Rated PG
Classic Cinema
Catch a classic movie on most Sunday afternoons at the library. This month we'll be showing:
January 7
January 14
The Spirit of St. Louis
January 21
The Music Man
January 28
The Big Sleep
Artist of the Month

Gerry Smith is our artist of the month for January. He has been an artist since he was a child and has worked through many different mediums and with many different subjects over his lifetime. Stop by the library in January to see his work.
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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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052