Dover Public Library
February eNewsletter
Do You Know Where
Your DNA is?  
Many of us use DNA tests to find out more about our ancestors and where we come from, but do you know what happens to that information after you submit it? Do You Know Where Your DNA Is? takes you through the current state of forensic DNA technology, genetic genealogy, familial searching and wrongful convictions based on post-conviction DNA testing among the many and varied uses of genetic information.  This program will be presented by UNH Law School professor Albert E. (Buzz) Scherr on Tuesday, February 11 at 7pm.
Poetry Class
In writing and revising poems, poets are able to express hardships, loss, joy and a multitude of emotions that are otherwise hard to express. In this lecture/discussion based course, participants will gain an understanding of poetical tone, imagery, and rhyme schemes. We will work to develop a literary voice unique to you. This six week course will be taught by Shane Morin on Sundays from 2 - 3pm starting February 16 .  It is not necessary to attend all six classes, but you will get the most out of the course if you do. Pre-registration not required.
Friends of the Library Cultural Event   
The Friends will be hosting local pianist Kathy Fink and a few of her cabaret singers at the library on Tuesday, February 18 at 7pm . They will perform a cabaret style show with songs featuring the theme of "Love." If you enjoy live music performances, you will love this show!
New!  Cookbook Book Club
Join us for a potluck-style discussion of The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM We will be sampling dishes created from recipes in each month's book selection as well as discussing the book itself. Each participant is asked to bring in a dish created from a recipe in the book to share with the group (no need to double the recipe), as well as containers to swap leftovers. Registration is required and is limited to 20 people.
Maker Space Events   
Join us in the Library's Maker Space on Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 6:30pm to make a Yarn Bird. These charming birdies are made from extra-fuzzy yarn, feathers, and your  imagination.  This is for ages 10 to 110.  Then on Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 learn how to make a drop spindle with a dowel and some old CDs. Start spinning your own wool! (turning wool into yarn.) Registration is required for each program.
Blind Date With a Book

Celebrate February by taking a chance on a blind date. With a book that is. Select one of our prettily wrapped books, check it out, take it home and unwrap it. You might just find your new favorite book inside. Or, you might find a dud. Either way, feel free to borrow another and try your luck again during February.
Census Job Recruitment
The library is partnering with Census 2020 to hold census job application fairs at the library for those who would like a lucrative part-time job working for the Census. They will be here on Wednesday, February 12 from 4 - 6pm and again on Friday, February 21 from 3 - 5pm.
The Friends of the Library  
Need a Program Coordinator     
The Friends organization is looking for a Program Chair. The Program Chair finds, schedules, and assists with PR for all types of program presenters for 10 out of 12 months each year. The current Chair is retiring, but will be available to show the new Chair the ropes. Programming is planned through April of this year already. Please contact Friends President Erin Pender at if you are interested.
D & D

Dungeons and Dragons groups for adults and kids have been active and popular lately in the library. Adults may play every Thursday from 6 - 8pm. Kids and teens can choose every other week between a Sunday session from 2 - 4pm or a Thursday session from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Space is limited, but pre-registration is not required.
Monthly Offerings
Adult Knitting Group
On Monday, February 10 from 6-8pm and Thursday, February 20 from 10am-12pm 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!
Monthly Game Night  & Afternoon 
Avoid Cabin Fever and the Winter doldrums by attending the monthly Game sessions at the library and play board games with others. All ages are welcome: kids, teen and adults! Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 1-3 pm & 6-8pm.
Creativity Corner
What are you making? Share your creations, processes and ideas with others. "Creativity Corner" meets every second Wednesday. This month they meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30pm.
Join a Book Group
The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "Exit West" by Moshin Hamid on Thursday, February 6 at 10am. The Afternoon/Evening Book Group will be discussing "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Klein at 3pm and 6:30pm on Monday, February 10. "Get Lit" will meet on February 26 at 6:30pm at Blue Latitudes to discuss "Where'd You Go Bernadette" by Maria Semple. New members to one or all groups are always welcome.
Pizza & Pages
Teen Book Group

Pizza and Pages will meet on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm .  We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend.  The next book will be "Renegades" by Marissa Meyer and copies of the book are available at the Adult Circulation Desk. 
 Discussion Group 
Interested in reading classic works of literature and improving your listening, reading, and communication skills at the same time? If so, then consider participating in a  Great Books Discussion group which meets twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Fridays. Poetics is the topic on the first and Politics and Government on the 3rd. All are welcome.
Saturday Matinees @ 2pm
February 1
Addams Family
Rated PG
     February 8
Big Trip
Rated G
February 15
Playing with Fire
Rated PG
February 29
Arctic Dogs
Rated PG
Classic Cinema Sunday @ 2pm

February 2
My Favorite Wife
February 9
To Have and Have Not
February 16
Adam's Rib
February 23
Teacher's Pet

Second & Fourth Wednesday Movie 

We will be showing "Harriet" on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30pm . This biopic about Harriet Tubman stars Cynthia Erivo and Lesley Odom Jr. and is rated PG-13.
We will be showing "Disneynature: Earth" on Wednesday, February 26th at 1pm.
An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive - polar bears, elephants and humpback whales. 
4th Thursday Movie
Our 4th Thursday movie in February will be on February 27 at 6:30. It is the biopic about children's television star, Mr. Rogers. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stars Tom Hanks and is rated PG.
 Library Hours:
Mon - Thur 9 to 8:30
Friday 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5
Monday, February 17
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