Dover Public Library
October eNewsletter
Friends of the Library Annual Booksale begins October 27!!!

Doors open at 9am on Friday, October 27 for the Friends of the Library's annual, two-week-long, gigantic fall booksale at the Dover Public Library. Only library cardholders will be able to purchase items on the first day of the sale so be sure to bring your Dover borrower's card with you on the 27th! The sale opens to non-cardholders and the general public at 9am on Saturday, October 28.  Thousands of paperbacks, hardcover books, and media items for all ages will be available at prices from $.50 to $2.00. Many of the sale items are books donated to the library, while others are items discarded from the library's collections.
Local Author "Doc" Sanborn

On Monday, October 2 at 7 pm , Sanborn will visit the Dover Public Library to read from his latest work, Escape From Xanadu: A Memoir of Survival, Adventure, and Coming of Age . Xanadu is set on the banks of the Bellamy River on Dover Point during the early 1950s, where Sanborn said he lived a "Tom Sawyer-esque existence." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing as well as copies of his previous book "Sanborn's Camp".
Skeleton of 3D Printing

Learn the basics of 3D printing on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm .  What hardware and software do you need?  What are the safety concerns?  What are people printing now, and what will they print in the future?  Join David Reeves, founder of Wicked Dynamics, a Newmarket company that sells 3D printers and services, to find out the answers to these questions - and any that you want to pose.
Free Social Media for Business Class
Sign up for a free 2 hour interactive class on using social media for business on Thursday, October 5 from 9:30-11:30am. Learn how to create and link Facebook and Instagram business pages, why you should use social media, what makes a great post, how and why to use hashtags, what picture dimensions are needed for best viewing purposes, and more. Please plan to bring a laptop or a tablet. The library has a few Chromebooks you can use if you need one. Register by Oct. 2nd at .
Using a 3D Printer to Save Coral Reefs

On Saturday, October 7 at noon , Yasmeen Smalley-Norman will give a presentation titled "Documenting Coral Reefs with 3D Technology." Based on her recent experiences as a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines, the presentation will show how Smalley-Norman and other underwater photographers are using this cutting-edge technology to document coral reefs, many of which are under threat from climate change, overfishing, disease, and increased coastal development. We feel extremely lucky to get her to speak just before she relocates from Dover to the West Coast. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about her important work while you can.
Natural Health Care 

On Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 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. Are you thriving or mostly just surviving? Come learn how to "upgrade your human computer" and how you can take charge of your life by doing more with less energy.

Garrison City Garbage Roundup
Enjoy a beautiful fall day outside and help make our community a little cleaner on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-Noon . Sign up on our website event calendar and choose the spot you'd like to work at: the Skateboard park on River Street or the Community Trail. This clean-up is brought to you by OWLS, an action only community service group.
Friends of the Library
Cultural Program
The Friends of the Library will present NH Humanities Council speaker Margo Burns on Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm. She will give a talk titled "The Capital Crime of Witchcraft". This historical talk focuses mainly on the Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693, but also examines other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Miss Maybell and Slimpickin's

They're coming back on Sunday, October 15 at 3pm. If you missed their show here earlier this year, don't make the same mistake this time. Mark your calendars for this incredible musical duo. They perform original and classic songs from blues, country, ragtime and jazz genres. Lauren (Miss Maybell) has a wonderfully rich voice and you'll wonder how such a petite frame can produce such sound! Eric (Slimpickin's) is a wiz on the guitar and no slouch on vocals either. This toe-tapping performance is fun for all ages and will having you bopping in your seat, if not up and dancing! Show up early for a good seat!
Gender Equality in Education
Film & Discussion

Learn about gender equality in education by attending a special viewing of the CNN produced film "We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World" with a discussion to follow on Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm in the Trustees Room. This program is sponsored by OWLS, a community service group affiliated with the Dover Public Library and a member of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA). It is part of a campaign called "A World Without Hermione" jointly run by HPA and She's the First.
Pine Needle Basket Class 
Librarian and basket maker Peggy Thrasher will teach a class on how to make a pine needle basket in this 6 hour class on Saturday, October 21 from 9:30-4:30. An hour lunch will be taken mid-day. Pre-registration is required for limited seats. There is a material fee of $20 per person payable by October 14 please.
Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, October 18th at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!

Knitting Group
On Monday, October 2 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.
3D Printer Returns

The 3D printer we share with other libraries will return October 2-14. See our website at for more information on having your own prints made.
Columbus Day

The library will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, October 9 .

Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group will be discussing "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty on Thursday, October 5 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 "Girl Waits With Gun" by Amy Stewart will be discussed on Monday, October 16 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

October 7th
Captain Underpants
Rated PG
October 14th
Pirates of the Caribbean :
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Rated PG-13
Second Wednesday Movie

This month's Second Wednesday Movie will be "Beguiled" on Wed., October 11 at 6:30pm. This gothic period piece from Sophia Coppola stars Nicole Kidman, Kristin Dunst, and Colin Farrell. A wounded Union soldier is taken in by the women teachers and students at a girls' academy in the south during the Civil War. The film is rated R and runs 94 min.

Artist of the Month

Tamara Sienna is a local artist who works in varied mediums.  Her philosophy is as follows:  
I continue to express myself through images, always flowing with the rhythm of life, never limiting to one medium or surface.  I am constantly experimenting with various painting mediums, drawing styles and developing self-taught techniques. Striving to give my art a coherent structure while symbolically paralleling past, present, and future life experiences. My influences range from my love of nature, whimsical fantasy designs, yoga, physical or spiritual forms, years spent in beautiful California among redwood trees, vineyards, roaring Pacific ocean, and a desire for color movement through my work.
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