Dover Public Library
January eNewsletter
New 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 discussion group project starting in January at the Dover Public Library. Our first selection will be an excerpt from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - a work popularly associated with Halloween, but which is perhaps more relevant to the cold and dark associated with our winter months. No advance preparation is required for the first session. First meeting will take place on Sunday, January 6 at 2pm.
Creativity Corner
Join us for an informal gathering to discuss making, crafting and creativity in general on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30pm. What are you making? Come share your creations with others. Talk about why you create. Talk about your process. Share ideas. Get help with challenges you are facing. Be inspired and inspiring.
Find a community of creative makers.
Stressed?  Get Help
Our lives are often moving so fast, it can be hard to discern what is most important for your body and your life. Are you merely surviving or are you thriving? Come learn how to do more on less energy. Join Dr. Chris Girdis of Wellspring Center for Wellness on Monday, January 14 at 7pm to find out how to de-stress your life and find balance so your 2019 can be more joyful.
Friends of the Library
Cultural Event
On Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm , the Friends of the Dover Public Library will present a talk by author, lecturer, and journalist Dan Szczesny about his newest book, "The White Mountain". Over the course of one calendar year, Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England's tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile: the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers, and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against its extreme conditions in return for a chance to experience its most intense natural beauty.
NH Historical Road Markers   
Join author Michael Bruno on Sunday, January 20 at 2pm as he talks about his fascinating journey discovering NH's history through its 255 roadside historical markers. Historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. Each marker is described with its location (to include GPS coordinates), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. He will have copies of his book "Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Historical Roadside Markers" for sale and will be pleased to sign copies.
Sing-A-Long with Mamma Mia:  
Here We Go Again
Get your bell bottoms and platform shoes on and bring your singing voice to watch the Sing-A-Long version on Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm .

Apple Device Help

On Tuesday, January 29 at 3pm , Ryan from NH iPhone Repair in Portsmouth will return to give a presentation and take questions about Apple devices, especially iPhones. If you received a new device as a gift and need help this is the program for you!

Back by Popular Demand:
Cat Castles

Back by popular demand on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm is another cat castle session. Put those leftover boxes from Christmas to good use for your cat or for a cat at Cocheco Shelter. We have all supplies necessary. This craft involves sharp blades for cutting, so children who participate must be accompanied by an adult.
Monthly Offerings

Knitting Group
On Monday, January 14 from 6-8pm and Thursday, January 24 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, January 16 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.

Join a Book Group
Join a book group! The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande on Thursday,  February 7 at 10am. The Evening Book Group will meet on Monday, January 28 at 6:30pm to discuss "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. And our  "Get Lit" book group will meet at Sonny's Tavern in Dover on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm. They will be discussing "Flat Broke with Two Goats" by Jennifer McGaha. New members to one or all are always welcome!
Pizza & Pages

The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 9 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 "Legend" by Marie Lu, 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.
Saturday Matinees @ 2pm
January 5 
Smallfoot, Rated PG

     January 19
A-X-L, Rated PG

January 26
Teen Titans Go to the Movies 
Rated PG
Classic Cinema Sunday @ 2pm

January 6
Shall We Dance
January 13
The Guns of Navarone

Second Wednesday Movie 
  On Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30pm we will be showing "White Boy Rick" starring Matthew McConaughey.  Rated R.   
Tax Help Starts in February 
AARP volunteers will again be offering FREE tax preparation assistance at the library starting in February. They will here Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12. Appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1 later in January. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Winter Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5

Monday, January 21
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052