Dover Public Library | 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820 | (603) 516-6050
Dover Public Library
January Newsletter
Library Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
CLOSED 1/1 and 1/18
Curbside Pick-up Hours
Tuesday: 10:00am - noon and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - noon
Upcoming Programs
Gatsby in Connecticut
“The Great Gatsby,” the classic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is usually associated with Long Island. New evidence has come to light about the honeymoon summer Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald spent in Westport, CT as being the inspiration for Scott’s most famous novel written 2 years later. Meet the author Richard Webb (virtually) of “Boats Against the Current” on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30pm. A documentary, called “Gatsby in Connecticut,” based on this research, was named one of 2020’s best films by The New Yorker Magazine. Be sure to register on the library’s event calendar to receive the Ring Central virtual meeting link.
Holocaust Remembrance
On Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30pm Mick Grzonka will present "The Duty to Remember – But What? Holocaust 80 Years After". The virtual program will provide some historical context of events in Nazi Germany and the reason behind the Nazi regime’s rise to power. It will also shed light on the background against which the Pogrom Night, and later, the Holocaust took place. Finally, Gronzka will explore how common, “normal” people were convinced to contribute to the horrors. Registration is required to receive a link to program.

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. January’s program is “Indigenous People of the Piscataqua Watershed” to be held on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30pm.
Book Groups
New members to one or all groups are always welcome!
The Morning Book Group will discuss the book “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo on Thursday, January 7 at 10am in the library's Lecture Hall.
The Afternoon/Evening Book Group will be meeting in person and virtually to discuss “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving at 3pm and 6:30pm on Monday, January 25 in the library's Lecture Hall.
“A Matter of Fact,” a non-fiction book group, will meet on Wednesday, January 13 at 10am in the Lecture Hall to discuss “A Better Man” by Michael Ian Black. 
Pizza and Pages will meet in person on Wednesday, January 20 at 6pm in the library's Lecture Hall. We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend. The next book will be “Internment” by Samira Ahmed 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, January 27 at 6:30pm to discuss “Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?” by Brock Clarke. The book is available to borrow on Hoopla Digital.
Virtual Cookbook Club will be trying recipes from Soup Swap by Kathy Gunst. Throughout the month of January, 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 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, January 15 and 29th 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, January 11 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!
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.