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Dover Public Library
February Newsletter
Library Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Curbside Pick-up Hours
Tuesday: 10:00am - noon and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - noon
Tax Help
Tax Help is available by appointment only this year. Call 978-494-6080 and leave your name, phone number and an email (if you have one) and someone will return your call to schedule an appointment. There will be no options for walk-in tax help this year. IRS 1040 federal tax forms have arrived, but the instructions haven’t yet.
Upcoming Programs
DPL Chopped Challenge
Feeling a little quarantine fatigue or some winter blues? Maybe taking part in our Chopped contest is just the thing you need to have some *safe* fun! Chopped is a cooking reality show that challenges contestants to make a dish using mystery ingredients in a certain amount of time. We’ll be offering a virtual event for all ages. A bag of the mystery ingredients can be picked up at the library starting Feb. 2 and ending February 6. Make something great using those ingredients and send us photos, videos and comments on what you made and how it tasted. Prizes will be awarded in different age categories based on creativity and presentation. 

For more details, visit our event calendar.
Cookbook Sale
To help promote our Chopped events we are holding a cook book book sale in the library from Feb. 1—Feb. 6 near the circulation desk of the library. Stop by for some bargains and inspiration for some good food this winter. Books will be $4 or 3 hard covers for $10. Cash or check only.
Valentine's Piano Concert
Bring the concert hall to your living room with a special Valentine’s Day concert by New York Pianist Dan Fogel on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm. The virtual concert, sponsored by the Dover Public Library and their Friends group, will feature love songs from throughout the decades. Participants will be invited to test their knowledge and see if they can name the tune being played. Fogel will also share fun trivia about each of the songs performed. Registration is required to receive the link. The event will be recorded and available for one week.

Dover 400th Lecture Series
The Dover 400th Committee have scheduled a year-long lecture series based on Dover’s history. The lectures will take place virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Register on the library’s website to receive the link to attend.

February’s program is “Events Leading to Cochecho Massacre” to be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30pm.  To stay up-to-date sign up for the Dover Download e-newsletter at

Book Groups
New members to one or all groups are always welcome!
The Morning Book Group will discuss the book “There, There” by Tommy Orange on Thursday, February 4 at 10am in the library's Lecture Hall.
The Afternoon/Evening Book Group will be meeting in person and virtually to discuss “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid 
at 3pm and 6:30pm on Monday, February 22 in the library's Trustees Room.
“A Matter of Fact,” a non-fiction book group, will meet on Wednesday, February 10 at 10am in the Lecture Hall to discuss “At the Edge of Uncertainty” by Michael Brooks. 
Pizza and Pages will meet in person on Wednesday, February 15 at 6pm in the library's Lecture Hall. We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend. The next book will be “Moxie” by Jennifer Mathieu and copies of the book are available for borrowing at the main circulation desk and on NH Overdrive. 
“Get Lit!” will meet in person on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm in the Lecture Hall to discuss “His Only Wife” by Peace Adzo Medie. The book is available to borrow on Hoopla Digital.
Virtual Cookbook Club will be trying recipes from Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert. Throughout the month of February, send in pictures of your dishes created with recipes from the book and a small description of your cooking process and/or your thoughts on the book. We will share your creations on our social media pages throughout the month. Photos can be sent to Emily at, or tag us on Instagram @doverpubliclibrary. The book is available to borrow at the main circulation desk and on Hoopla Digital.
Poetry Group
Join volunteer Shane Morin as we learn about great poets beyond the European and American classics we all read in high school. Meetings this month will be on Friday, February 12 and 26th at 9am and will feature works of classical and modern Chinese poets, with explorations of other works from around the world coming in future weeks. Meetings will be held every other Friday morning. 

Registration is recommended so we can email poems to people ahead of the next meeting.​
Knitting Group
The Knitting Group is meeting the first and third Wednesday morning in the library’s Lecture Hall from 9:30-11:30. Be sure to check the event calendar for dates and times as they are subject to change during these tumultuous times.
Teen Advisory Board
Teens are invited to join us in the Library Lecture Hall on Monday, February 8 at 6pm for our next TAB meeting. Help us plan upcoming programs and services for teens. Your voice matters! For questions about TAB or if you'd like to participate virtually, please reach out to Emily at All are welcome!
Teen Virtual Escape Room
Register for the teen escape room, “Are You Ready Player One?” on Thursday, February 25 at 3pm. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us as we travel back through time and space in this virtual tribute game to Ernest Cline's best selling novel Ready, Player One. Come test your problem-solving and trivia knowledge (no spoilers are revealed in the playing of this game!)

Teen Trivia Night
Teens are invited to join us in the Library Lecture Hall on Monday, February 22 at 6pm for a round of Disney extended universe trivia! We will be using Kahoot to test our knowledge of the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.

Do you need help picking out some good books? Did you know the library can help by using our Handpicked Book service? We ask a few simple questions and then put together some books we think you’d like based on your answers. Then you can come in to pick up, save the suggestions for later, or pick up via curbside pickup.

Friends of the Library
Friends Fundraisers
Support the Friends and check out their merchandise shelf. Now available are mini bottles of hand sanitizer perfect for a purse, the car or backpack. A 2oz. bottle is $3.50. Also available are face masks for adults and children. Still available are the popular tote bags for only $15 and notecards featuring the library for $7 per box.

Be sure to check out the expanded ongoing book sale in the library. New items are added weekly. Cash or check only.