Dover Public Library
June eNewsletter
Personal History of Cog Railway
Have you ever taken a ride on the world-famous Cog Railway? Find out more about this unique railroad in NH from someone who knows firsthand. On Monday, June 4 at 6:30 North Conway resident Jon Hively will talk about his time working on the Cog. Jon moved to New Hampshire in 1970 and became an engineer on the world famous, steam-powered, Mt. Washington Cog Railway. He worked as a brakeman, fireman and engineer from 1974-1986. He will talk about the life they had back then, the pranks they played, and the bizarre and sometimes thrilling experiences they shared on the railway. Jon also has an extensive collection of antiques and paraphernalia from the Cog. Jon's book "First Out: My Life on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway" will be available for purchase and signing. Join us for this free event.
Teen Summer Reading Program
Don't miss the Dover Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock"!  Sign-up anytime beginning Monday, June 25 for your chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to Canobie Lake Park, Water Country, Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course, and La Festa just to name a few!  The program will also include a Teen Trivia Night, Escape Rooms, Mario Kart Tournament, Mobile Gaming Truck, and Free Climbing Wall.
Libraries Rock: Adult Summer Reading Program
Once again the library will be offering an Adult Summer Reading program. This year the theme is "Libraries Rock" with a music theme. Sign up between June 25-August 3 , read, and possibly win, great prizes from many local businesses such as: Bending Bodhi, The Farm, Hackmatack Theater, RiverRun Books, Adelle's, Cinco de Mayo, Newicks, 7th Settlement, Thirsty Moose, and more! Those aged 18 and up are eligible. Must have a Dover Library card to participate. See our website for more details or ask at the Circulation Desk.
Meditation Group

On Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm Jacqueline Finnerty leads a monthly meditation group on the First Tuesday of every month with each session concentrating on a different type of meditation. Finnerty is the creator of Blissful Soul Studio and is a meditation instructor at Serenity Spa & Salon in Dover.
Artist and Author Talk 
Sue Anne Bottomley, our artist of the month, will give a talk she calls "Traveling with a Sketchbook in Hand: New Hampshire and Beyond" on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30pm . Following her talk she will give a mini demonstration of her favorite art supplies with a chance for the audience to try them out. Signed copies of her three books will be available for purchase at the event.
100 years at the Beach

2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Queen of the Carnival & Miss Hampton Beach contests. Join us on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 for a fascinating history. Author and historian Karen Raynes will present a documentary based on the book she co-authored with Cheryl Lassiter . Get ready for the summer by attending this free program. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Addiction & Families

We all know about the devastating opioid crisis and the lives it ruins. But what about the family members of those in crisis? The Library will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm featuring director John Iudice and counselor Vanessa Levin of Addiction Recovery Services in Portsmouth and additional guests to speak to the particular issues facing families of addicted loved ones. They treat many other types of addictions as well. All are welcome to this free event.
Do you have a couple of hours a week you could spare?  We are looking for someone willing to visit our "Little Free Libraries" and restock them with books--twice per week during the warm months and once per week in the colder season.  We have one LFL located on the playground at Henry Law Park and the second LFL is in Mineral Park on Pleasant View Circle.  The Library would provide you with boxes of preselected books to fill the shelves.  Questions?  Contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6050 or email at .
Job Openings

We have two positions open at the library. One is for an afternoon/evening page and the other is a night/weekend custodian. Each is part-time. See the city's website for details and apply at under City Services/Employment.
Harry Potter Day Planning

The library has started planning for this year's Harry Potter Day in July. If you have an interest in helping with planning and execution of the event, please contact librarian Aimee Lockhardt at or call her at 603-516-6050
Game Night

Monthly Game Night continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm. Board game fun for all ages!

Knitting Group
On Monday, June 11 from 6 - 8pm 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! Please bring your precious works-in-progress and any finished objects you would like to show off to the group.
Second Wednesday Movie
The Second Wednesday Movie for June will be Love, Simon showing on June 13 at 6:30pm Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17 year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.  Rated PG13.
Artist of the Month
June's artist will be Sue Ann Bottomley. Her show is called "From Pencil to Paintbrush: Inspiration from My Portsmouth Sketchbooks". She will be displaying acrylic paintings on wooden panels during the month of June. She'll also be speaking at the Library on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30pm.
Morning Book Group
Join a book group! The Morning Book Group will discuss the book 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson on Thursday, June 7 at 10am. 
Evening Book Group
The Evening Book Group's next book, Circling the Sun by Paula McLain will be discussed on Monday, June 18 at 6:30pm.
Space Repurposing   
If you have been in the Library lately you may have noticed a change in the magazine area. We consolidated our magazines into less space, ordered a new newspaper rack, and installed outlets in the floor. All of this is working towards a new maker space. Soon moveable tables will arrive to create a space for creativity. Technology classes will also take place there. Our Technology librarian will move her desk into the space to offer more accessible technology assistance for our patrons.
Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 1
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052