Dover Public Library
March eNewsletter
Heroin & Opioid Crisis Panel

On Monday, March 6th at 6 PM join us in the Lecture Hall for an important community discussion on the heroin/opioid epidemic. Attendees are invited to bring questions to ask the five panelists, representatives from Bonfire Recovery, Dover Police Department, SOS Recovery Community Organization, Dover's Triangle Club and Great Bay Mental Health. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Harry Potter Alliance.

Colebrook Shooting 20 years Later

Tuesday, March 7th at 7pm , author Richard Carey will be here to talk about his book "An Evil Day", the shocking true story of the deadly shootings that took place in Colebrook, NH twenty years ago this August. Richard teaches at SNHU. This is his fourth book of non-fiction.
"Alice's Ordinary People" documentary screening  with filmmaker Craig Dudnick 
Filmmaker Craig Dudnick will present his film "Alice's Ordinary People" on Monday, March 13th at 6:30pm. The film is about Chicago community organizer, Alice Tregay who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Obama in his early days in Chicago. Craig will show the film and take questions from the audience about this remarkable figure from our nation's Civil Rights past. The film will then become part of the library's collection for loan.

New Knitting Group

On Monday, March 13 from 6-8pm the library will host our first MONTHLY knitting and crochet group! 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. The group will meet in the addition.
Friends of the Library Cultural Series:
New England Irish Harp Orchestra
The dulcet tones of the New England Irish Harp Orchestra will be returning to the library on Tuesday, March 21st at 7pm. They were here in 2015 on St. Patrick's Day and we had a very full house, so be sure to get here early for a good seat.
Escape Room!

Have you heard about escape rooms or breakout games? They involve a team of people following clues to unlock puzzles and escape (though you're never really locked in). If you enjoy solving puzzles and working on a team, you'll love this event. We'll be offering one with a literary theme on Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm. Register for this free event online through our events calendar. Registration is limited to 10.

15th Annual Poetry Contest
The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Dover Public Library 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 19th. Students may pick up information about the contest at the Dover Public Library, any Dover school library, or at our website at starting on March 22.  For more information about the contest please contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6082.
Peeps are Coming!

The Peep Show is coming back in April! Get your peep diorama plans started and your peeps purchased. There are 4 age divisions for competition: Adults, Teens, Youths and Kids. You can start dropping off your masterpieces on April 3rd. See the online event calendar for complete contest information, including rules and prizes.
It's Tax Time Again!

The Library has some IRS forms and booklets here for you to take for free. We also have a notebook of other forms that can be photocopied for 10 cents a page.
AARP is again offering free tax assistance to anyone who needs it. They are here on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. You can set up an appointment by calling 2-1-1 which is the NH Community Resources Line. Just dial 2-1-1, in NH, like dialing 9-1-1. No other numbers necessary. Walk-in assistance is also available as time allows. Assistance will be offered through the tax deadline of April 18th this year. See for more information on what to bring.

Artist of the Month

Sarah Wormann Pluta is a self-taught artist and illustrator originally from central Massachusetts. Her work is inspired by the colors, patterns, and tiny details of nature, as well as the countries she has traveled to and lived in. Ink and watercolor are her favorite mediums to work with, and recently she has experimented with linocut printmaking. Sarah lives in Barrington.
Read-Alike Contest

Win a
Kindle Fire by checking out Read-alike books!! Here are 3 options :

1.     Choose a book from one of our read-alike displays, or
2    Find a book in the stacks with one of our Read-alike slips on the cover, or
3.    Search in NoveList and choose a book that NoveList recommends as a read-alike for whatever title/author/series you searched for.

Each read-alike borrowed gives you an entry in the raffle.
Saturday Matinees

March 4 @ 2pm 
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ,
rated G.

March 11 @ 2pm 
Moana , rated PG.

March 18 @ 2pm 
Surf's Up 2: WaveMania , rated PG.
Second Wednesday Movies
This month's Second Wednesday Movie on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm will be "Jackie", a bio pic about Jackie Kennedy Onassis starring Oscar nominated Natalie Portman in the title role. The film is rated R and runs 100 minutes.
Classic Sunday Cinema

March 5 @ 2pm
Bad and the Beautiful

March 12 @ 2pm
Horse Feathers

March 19 @ 2pm
Golden Boy

March 26 @ 2pm
Top Hat 
Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group will meet on Thursday, March 2nd at 10am to discuss "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks.  To see future Book Group reads visit our pinterest page. 
Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group will meet to discuss "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes on Monday, March 20th at 6:30pm Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome.To see future Book Group reads visit our pinterest page.  

Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, March 15th at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!

Adult Coloring

Are you interested in coloring with other adults? We offer adult coloring sessions on Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm in the Learning Center during the month of December.
Free Computer Classes

Sign up for FREE technology classes and lectures at the library! Learn Microsoft Excel and Word. Please register online through our events calendar for one of these helpful technology classes
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