Dover Public Library
May eNewsletter
   
Free Weekly Yoga   
 
Starting on Thursday, May 2 at 4pm the library will host yoga instructor Emily Bisson as she offers a free weekly Vinyasa style yoga class. It is open to all adults. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.
 
 
  Sketches of Lee

Author Michael C. Ward will talk about his family's experience as the "Index of Integration" in the presentation "The Colored Folks Ain't Gonna Make It: A Black American Experience" on Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm . The presentation will include stories from the second volume in his Sketches of Lee collection, which chronicles his family's history combating the racial stereotypes of the 50's .
 
 
 
  Healthcare Advocacy
 
On Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm Michael Guy and Jennie Cutten will present a program on how to navigate the medical industry and improve the care given to a loved one. Michael and Jennie operate a law firm in Kittery, ME which specializes in elder law.
 
 
An Evening of Poetry  
 
This year's poetry contest participants will be celebrated with an "Evening of Poetry" on Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Poets are welcome to read their poem entries if they wish. Poetry enthusiasts, family and friends are welcome to listen!

Friends of the Library
Cultural Event
Gravestone Girls
 
On Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm , cemetery historians "The Gravestone Girls" will present a virtual tour of New England cemetery art, history, and symbolism. Their 90-minute presentation, called "Welcome to The Graveyard", will be centered on local cemeteries and is built on photographs recently taken in burying places, particularly in Pine Hill Cemetery which began as Dover's first public burying ground in 1731. Visit www.GravestoneGirls.com for more information on their work. 
 
Musician Paul Nelson
 
Manchester, NH musician Paul Nelson will be performing a mix of American roots and blues, gospel, folk, rock and jazz at the library on Wednesday May 22 from 6:30-8pm. This is a free concert and open to all.

Holocaust Secrets    
 
Martin Rumscheidt, local resident, will speak about his experience as the son of a man complicit in Nazi crimes during World War II on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30pm. This lecture will appeal to those interested in history and those concerned with the current rise of nationalist ideology around the globe.
Soil Health
 
On Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 Strafford County Conservation District staff will present a free program on soil health for gardeners and farmers. Learn about soil properties and how you can improve soil health for more productive gardens and crops. They will discuss the things you can and cannot change about your soil, what soil health is, how you can assess your soil's health and fertility, and steps to improve and maintain healthy soils.
We're Hiring
 
The library is hiring a part-time janitor to work nights and weekends. This job would be perfect for someone who enjoys cleaning and takes pride in their work. The building is used heavily and needs a lot of help keeping it ship shape. Apply online at https://workable.com/j/B2ECBBAB67 .
 
Spiritual Breakfast 
 
Join us for a spiritual exploration on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30-11:30am . Sitting around a table, having a continental breakfast, we will briefly hear about the seven year experiences of the "Spiritual Breakfast Club" members. Following the short presentation, there will be an open, non-judgmental discussion about spiritual life as it relates to our every day lives. This program will provide you an opportunity to reflect on your own spiritual journey while hearing about other's spiritual

Monthly Offerings
 
Adult Knitting Group
 
On Monday, May 13 from 6-8pm and Thursday, May 18 from 10-12, and a bonus day on Thursday, May 23 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, May 15 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
 
The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey on Thursday, May 2 at 10am. The Evening/Afternoon Book Group will meet on Monday, May 20 to discuss "Where You'll Find Me" by Ty Gagne. Join the discussion at 3pm or 6:30pm . Pick the time that works best for you. "Get Lit" will meet on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm to discuss "Woman at 1000 degrees" by Hallgrimur Helgason at a new location--Blue Latitudes.  New members are always welcome.
Pizza & Pages
Teen Book Group


The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm .  We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend.  The next book will be The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and copies of the book are currently available at the adult circulation desk. 
 
 Discussion Group 
 
The group is changing their meeting day to Saturday, May 4 at 2pm this month. They will be discussing Montaigne's essay On Friendship . See the website for a link to read it online prior to the discussion. All are welcome.
 
Saturday Matinees @ 2pm
 
May 11
Lego Movie 2
Rated PG
 
  May 18
Apollo 11
Rated G
 
 
 
     
Classic Cinema Sunday @ 2pm

May 5
Public Enemy
 
May 12
Fiddler on the Roof
 
May 19
The Picture of Dorian Gray
 
May 26
The Pajama Game
 

Second Wednesday Movie 
   
 
 
On Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30pm we will be showing "Everybody Knows" a twisty foreign suspense film starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It is rated R.
 
 
Spring Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5

Closed
Monday, May 27

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603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052