Dover Public Library
August eNewsletter
  Loon Program  
Enjoy a multimedia presentation on Loons by naturalist John Rockwood on Monday, August 12 at 6:30pm. Suitable for all ages, this show will be the closest you'll get to a loon without getting wet!
Adult Escape Rooms 
Register online at our events calendar for a choice of two adult escape room sessions on Monday, August 19 at either 5:30 or 6:30pm.
Friends of the Library
Cultural Event:
Wild & Colorful: Victorian Architecture in NH
Join us on Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm to visually explore the tremendous legacy of New Hampshire's architecture from the Victorian period (1820 - 1914). Richard Guy Wilson explores elements of visual literacy and points out how architecture can reflect the cultural and civic values of its time and place.
Trivia Night
High school teens and adults are welcome to join us for "Trivia Night" on Thursday, August 22 at 6pm. The questions will be focused on books, movies and music.
Star Wars Spelling Bee
Try your hand at this spelling bee for Star Warriors on Tuesday, August 27 from 6-8pm . You may know Kenobi begins with a K or Wookiee has two E's on the end, but how are you when it comes to spelling the hard Star Wars words?
Summer Reading Programs   
Thank you to all the wonderful local businesses and organizations who donated prizes for the Adult Summer Reading program this year. Many are long standing donors, while some were new this year. All are appreciated and should be supported!
Metrospa, Bending Bodhi Yoga, Bull Moose, Fat Dog Kitchen, Portsmouth Music Hall, RiverRun Bookstore, The Flower Room, Garrison City Beerworks, K9 Kaos, Adelle's Coffeehouse, Blue Latitudes, Hackmatack Playhouse, Weathervane, Thompson Tavern, The Roost Restaurant, Silver Fountain Inn, Diversions Puzzles and Games, Photosmith Imaging, The Nook Breakfast, The Gundalow Company, Tuckers, Cardamoms (formerly Portable Pantry), Tokens Tap Room, RiverRun Bookstore, Monkey Mind Escape Rooms, and Garrison Players. 

We also had another successful Teen Summer Reading Program with 133 kids participating. We would like to give a big thank you to all of the local businesses who very generously donated prizes to the teen program.
BarnZ's Cinema, Canobie Lake Park, City of Dover Recreation Department , Cowlicks Dairy Bar, Domino's Pizza, Dos Amigos, Dover Bowl, Dover Delite, The Friends of the Dover Public Library, Hilltop Fun Center, Indoor Ascent Climbing Gym, Kendall Pond Pizza, La Festa Brick and Brew, Moe's Sandwiches, The Nook Breakfast & Lunch, Strafford Farms, Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park, and Weeksie's Pizza.
Monthly Offerings
Get Creative! 
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.
Adult Knitting Group
On Monday, August 12 from 6 - 8pm and Thursday, August 15 from 10am - 12pm, 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 
Get out of the house this summer and have fun! Attend the monthly Game Night at the air conditioned library and play board games with others. All ages are welcome! Join us on Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8pm .
Join a Book Group
The morning, and afternoon and evening book groups are all taking the month of August off, but copies of the September books will arrive in early August. "Get Lit" will meet again on August 28th at 6:30pm at Blue Latitudes to discuss "Beautiful Ruin" by Jess Walter . New members to one or all groups are always welcome.
Pizza & Pages
Teen Book Group

The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 21 at 6pm .  We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend.  The next book will be "Time Bomb" by Joelle Charbonneau and copies of the book are currently available at the adult circulation desk. 

Second Wednesday Movie 
On Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30pm we will be showing "Long Shot" starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan in a smart rom-com. It is rated R.
 Library Hours:
Mon - Thursday 9 to 8:30
Friday 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 1

We will be closed for the Labor Day holiday --
Saturday August 31-September 2.
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052