Dover Public Library
April eNewsletter
The Blues Got Me!

Acclaimed blues harmonica player Cheryl Arena will be rocking the library with the blues on Monday, April 8 at 7pm. This evening of edu-tainment is co-sponsored with the Granite State Blues Society. Come hear Cheryl tell stories and play the music of Sonny Boy Williamson II, Little Walter, James Cotton and, of course, her own music. Cheryl's long career playing the blues harp has earned her many accolades. It will be the most fun history lesson you've ever experienced. Don't miss this rare blues treat.
Friends of the Library
Cultural Event
The Friends will present an interesting and unique historical musical program on Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm . Hear the story of America's first female composer of large-scale classical music - brought to life by performers Marie Harris and Adi Rule! Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. An acclaimed pianist and New Hampshire native, Beach was a child prodigy and is often referred to as "the Dean of American Women Composers." In this moving tribute, Marie Harris plays the part of Amy Beach while Adi Rule provides musical accompaniment.
  Peep Show
The Peeps Show contest starts in April. Dover residents, Dover students, or Dover Public Library cardholders may enter.        All Peeps displays may be dropped off at the Dover Public Library beginning Monday, April 8 through Saturday, April 20 . The first 10 entries can pick out a free plush Peep chick. Select one of our age divisions for your entry.
See more details online or ask at the desk. What will be this year's popular theme? Game of Peeps perhaps?
Harry Potter Trivia   
How much do you know about horcruxes, hippogriffs and pensieves?  Fans of all ages are invited to test their Harry Potter knowledge on over 100 questions for the Ultimate Harry Potter quiz on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 .
Come as a team or come solo and be added to a team.  We will be using the KAHOOT! app so please bring a device (we will have a few devices on hand for borrowing). 
17th Annual Poetry Contest  
The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce the 17th 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 16 th . Students may pick up information about the contest on our website at .  All participants are invited to attend an "Evening of Poetry" on Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm; refreshments will be served.  For more information about the contest please contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6082.

Join the Friends  
The Friends of the Library organization is looking for some fresh ideas and new members. The Friends play a vital role in supporting the Library, but they need people who are willing to devote some time and energy to the cause. The next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 .
New Items to Check Out at the DPL!
Birding Bag

Borrow our new Birding Bag for 3 weeks and get started with bird watching as a hobby. The bag includes binoculars, a couple of bird guides, a bird call, and more! Ask at the Adult Circulation Desk.
Binge Box

Enjoy a good movie binge? Then you should borrow a new Binge Box! We have 13 boxes housing 4-6 movies centered on a genre, actor, theme, or character available to borrow for 2 weeks. One loan per household at a time please and no renewals.

Monthly Offerings

Adult Knitting Group
On Monday, April 8 from 6-8pm and Thursday, April 18 from 10-12 our 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!
Monthly Game Night 
Monthly Game Night is on Wednesday, April 17 from 6-8pm . Join friends and neighbors for some friendly competition with one of our many games, or bring one you'd like to teach to others.
Creativity Corner
The library wants to help you be creative. We have a new database called Creativebug which teaches you how to do various crafts with instructional videos. Then you can bring your creations to a monthly group called "Creativity Corner" which meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.
Join a Book Group
The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware on Thursday, April 4 at 10am. The Evening/Afternoon Book Group will meet on Monday, April 15 to discuss "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland. Join the discussion at 3pm or 6:30pm . Pick the time that works best for you. "Get Lit" will meet on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30pm to discuss "The Sisters Chase" by Sarah Healy. There may be a new meeting spot. Stay tuned for where they will meet. New members are always welcome.
Pizza & Pages
Teen Book Group

The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm .  We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend.  The group will be very informal with pizza and refreshments being served.   Join us to hang out with friends and maybe meet new ones.  The next book will be The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan, and copies of the book are currently available for borrowing at the adult circulation desk.  Hope to see you there! Questions? Email or call 516-6050 and ask for Denise.
 Discussion Group 
Want to read excepts from classic works of world literature and discuss them with others? Join us every month on the first Sunday at 2pm. Each selection is available online for free. Ask for a list of each month's selections at the desk or look at the library's website

Saturday Matinees @ 2pm
April 6
Mary Poppins Returns
Rated PG
     April 13
Rated PG-13
April 20
The Kid Who Would Be King
Rated PG
April 27
A Dog's Way Home
Rated PG
Classic Cinema Sunday @ 2pm

April 7
42nd Street
April 14
Double Indemnity
April 28
Moby Dick

Second Wednesday Movie 
On Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30pm we will be showing "On the Basis of Sex" the story about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legal career. The film is rated PG-13.
Spring Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5

Sunday, April 21 for Easter
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052