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Dover Public Library
October Newsletter
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

CLOSED Saturday, October 2 (visit our booth at Apple Harvest Day!)
& Monday, October 11
Curbside Pick-up Hours
Tuesday: 10:00am - noon and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - noon
Upcoming Events
Apple Harvest Day
Apple Harvest Day is Saturday, October 2nd and the library will be closed that day. Instead, we will be at a booth on Central Avenue if you’d like to come visit us. Enter your name in one of our special raffle baskets that we will be giving away, as well as other surprises.
Tarot 101
Let's talk tarot! On Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm come and learn more about tarot cards, using the classic Smith-Rider-Waite deck as a guide. This workshop will cover basic tarot theory, giving you a bird's eye view of all 78 cards and how they work together. The goal is to demystify the tarot in order to empower you to use the cards for self-reflection and personal growth. Throughout the workshop, you'll be invited to consider card images using both the information from the workshop and your own intuition. At the end of the evening, you'll be shown how to conduct a reading for yourself or others, and you'll leave with practical next steps to do at home. You may want to bring a notebook and pen, plus your favorite tarot deck (if you have one). While some of the workshop material will certainly apply to oracle cards, please note that this workshop is focused on the traditional 78-card tarot.
Kate Sheridan, a.k.a. The Laundress, is a tarot reader and astrologer who believes that fortunes are created rather than told. Her style is down-to-earth and conversational, and she draws heavily on her previous life as a high school English teacher to ensure that her clients understand the logic behind the intuitive information she provides. You can find her on Instagram @themodernlaundress or online at
Digging Into NH History
In honor of Indigenous People Day the library is hosting a NH Humanities program presented by Robert Goodby on Monday, October 25 at 6:30pm in the library’s Lecture Hall. Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.
Fall Book Sale
The library will be holding a new version of the annual fall book sale this year. It will take place over the course of one weekend only. On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 9am—5pm, and Sunday, October 31 from 1pm—5pm. On Monday, November 1, all remaining books will be free. After Monday, the books will be GONE. Payment is by cash or check only.
STEM Activity: Build an Ocean Clean-Up Device
Kids in grades Kindergarten and up are invited to design, build, and test an ocean clean-up device on Saturday, October 9 at 2pm. We will provide all of the supplies and the kids bring their imaginations and enthusiasm! We will be learning about the problems of single-use plastics and what we can do as citizen scientists to help protect our marine ecosystems. For questions about this program, please e-mail Emily at
Book Groups
New members to one or all groups are always welcome!
Cover 2 Cover (morning book group) will discuss the book “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes in person on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 10am. 
The Afternoon/Evening Book Group will be discussing “Intimations” by Zadie Smith in-person at 3pm and 6:30pm on Monday, Oct. 18.
Get Lit will meet in person on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30pm to discuss “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver. 
Virtual Cookbook Club will be trying recipes from "From the Oven to the Table" by Diana Henry. Throughout the month, 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 at the main circulation desk.
A Matter of Fact, a non-fiction book group, will meet in-person on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10am in the Lecture Hall to discuss “Inferno” by Catherine Cho.
Pizza and Pages is on hiatus for October - see you in November!
Knitting Group
The Knitting Group is meeting the first and third Wednesday morning on the library’s front lawn from 9:30-11:30 (rain location is in the Lecture Hall). Be sure to check the event calendar for dates.
Creativity Corner
Starting in October, Creativity Corner will resume meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. This is a gathering for creative people who are interested in sharing their creative pursuits with others; sharing tips and showing off! The group is facilitated by former Tech Librarian, Peggy Thrasher who is a juried member of the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen. 
Teen Programs
Teen Advisory Board
The library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, October 13 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall for any teens interested in offering input on teen programming in the library. Any teen is welcome to attend! For questions or more information, please reach out to Emily at
Halloween Trivia
Think you know everything there is to know about all things spooky? Are you a horror movie buff? Do you love reading scary stories in the dark? Then this trivia night is for you! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join in for a round of trivia about all things Halloween-y! We will be using Kahoot!, so please bring in a smartphone or device if you have one (tablets will be provided for those who need them). No registration is required.
Teen D&D
Drop in and play Dungeons & Dragons LIVE online through Roll20 with Dungeon Master Aidan! There is no commitment to attend all sessions. No experience or materials are required and all skill levels are welcome to play. If you are new to Dungeons and Dragons or using Roll20, please come 15 minutes early to learn the basics, set up a character, and get familiar with the website.

Current Artist Display
Artwork on display at the library through October are watercolors by artist Jane Steiner. Since retiring from her career, Jane has discovered painting. She took lessons in Florida and is a member of Brevard Watercolor Society in Florida. Her pieces are for sale. Please contact the artist directly for commissions or sales at
Now Accepting Passport Applications
We have resumed our Passport Acceptance Program. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and keep in mind the long processing times for routine processing, which is currently running 12-16 weeks.
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.

Dover 400th Lecture Series
The Dover 400th Committee has scheduled a year-long lecture series based on Dover’s history. Register on the library’s website under events to receive the link to attend. This month’s program is “Dover’s 20th Century Businesses and Industries” to be held virtually on Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm.