Dover Public Library
July eNewsletter
Teen Escape Rooms 
Teens are invited to join us on  Wednesday, July 5 at 2pm for an escape room - A Case of the Mondays.  Picture the scene: you've just arrived at school and find that your teacher has written the date on the board. It says "Monday..." --but how can that be? You're 100% sure yesterday was Monday, so it can't be Monday again...right? What if every day was Monday? Stop the insanity and join us to solve the Case of the Mondays. 
Another teen escape room will take place on July 25th at 6pm or July 27th at 2pm. Empire Records most popular artist, Seth Nuffer, is working on his next big hit. He stayed up all night to finish writing his song before debuting it on The Tonight Show. When he returned from going to the bathroom, the song was gone! If he doesn't find it before he has to leave in 45 minutes, his career will be over!  Help us save Seth Nuffer's career!  Registration is required.  Please sign up for one or all on our website or call 516-6050.

The Library is Now a  
Passport Acceptance Agency
In January the library became the first public library in NH to be authorized as a Passport Acceptance Agency. Call the library to make an appointment with us to apply for a new passport! We also handle passport renewals for minors under age 18. We have 14 staff trained to accept passports and appointment hours every day we are open, including nights and weekends. See our website for more information. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony with Passport officials on Thursday, July 6th at 10am.
Knitting Group

On Monday, July 10th from 6-8pm the new 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.
Scavenger Hunt 

Grab some friends and join us for a Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, July 12th through the city of Dover.  Teams of 3 or more will be asked to find landmarks, take pictures in certain locations, and be tested on their knowledge of their home town.  This is an all ages event, but we will have prizes for team winners in 3 categories:  K-5th grade, 6th grade to 12th grade, and adults. Fastest team in each category wins!  Your team will register at the library anytime during the day but you must be back at the Library before we close at 8:30pm. Get ready, set, go!
Second Wednesday Movie
This month's Second Wednesday Movie will be "The Zookeeper's Wife"on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30pm . In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). Rated PG-13.
Local Author Speaks About 
Animal Companions
On Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm Michele Lowry will be speaking about her book called "Hindsight is 20/20: the amazing gifts we receive from animal companions" Learn how our pets affect our lives and help us grow. Michele will do a short reading from the book and have copies of the book for sale at the event.
Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter

Can you believe the first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago? It's time to celebrate this major anniversary with our Harry Potter Day on
Saturday, July 29th from 9-12 with the Trivia contest at noon. We had so much fun last year that we had to do it again. Highlights include a Costume Contest, a food drive for Muggles and the popular Trivia Contest! Take a trip down Diagon Alley to shop for school supplies. Dress up as your favorite character from the books for the Costume Contest. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable item for our "Feed the Muggles" Food Drive. See our website for more details, but be sure not to miss the fun!
Summer Reading Programs for All Ages 

It's not too late to sign up for the library's Summer Reading Programs which run through early August. It's simple!

Sign-up anytime for your chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to Canobie Lake Park, Water Country, BarnZ's, Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course, Jenny Thompson Pool, Laser Tag at Hilltop Fun Center and Dover Bowl, free skate time at Red Alert Indoor Skate Park, gym time at Tri-Star Gymnastics, Kindle Fires, and free pizzas from Weeksie's, Kendall Pond, and La Festa. 
     The program is simple-teens earn raffle tickets for reading, the more you read the better chance you have of winning a prize.  Choose where to deposit your raffle tickets from among 10 special prize packs on display.

Adults can register either in person or online. For every book you read during the 6 week program, submit a short review, again in person or online, and be sure to select which prize pack you'd like to win for that week. The online forms have a place to choose and when dropping of paper review slips let us know which prize you're interested in winning. We will draw names for weekly prizes on Wednesdays. New this year is a small prize for the best review written each week. Reviews will be compiled and shared to help you find other great books to read.
Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group will meet on Thursday, July 6th at 10am to discuss "The Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama. The Evening Book Group is taking the months of July and August off. Get a preview of what each group will be reading on Pinterest: Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome.

Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, July 19th at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!
Free Weekly Audiobook

Every summer Audiofile Magazine presents free downloadable audiobooks geared to teens and adults. This year's program starts in April and runs for 16 weeks into August. Each Thursday a new pair of titles are made available to download for FREE. They frequently will pair a "classic" with a modern book that has similar themes. Sign up for text or email reminders at

Artist of the Month

July's Artist of the Month is Pat Kennedy-Corlin, a Dover base photographer. Her show" Explorations in the Monochromatic"  provides a representation of her exploration in the art of monochromatic photography, otherwise interpreted as 'shades of a single color.' This collection contains photographs and photo-illustrations of all genres and were captured world-wide.
Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 1
Holiday Hours:
Mon., July 3: 9 to 5:30
Tues., July 4: Closed
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603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052