DOVER – Apple Harvest Day is back and in person. This means the library will be closed for the day (Saturday October 2), but if you still want to see us look for our booth at Henry Law Park. We would love to see you there! (Plus, we have prizes to offer!)
The rest of the week, we will be during normal business hours. This includes our new later hours on Thursday. We’re now open until 8:30 p.m. Join us that evening, September 30, for a special talk titled “The Story of Bessie” about a blind dog who taught its owner grace and grace. humility in the face of difficult transitions. It will be an in-person, recorded event (but if you come in person, you can meet Bessie!). Dog lovers around the world won’t want to miss this presentation.
Adult Dungeons and Dragons (in person), Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
Those over 18 can come and play Dungeons and Dragons every Tuesday evening in the conference room of the library. You do not need to have attended previous sessions to enjoy the game. No experience or equipment is required and all skill levels are welcome. We are currently looking for DMs to facilitate additional sessions. If you are interested, contact Aidan at [email protected]
Light up! Reservation group (in person), Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Light up! meets the fourth Wednesday of each month on the front lawn of the library (the location of the Rain is in the library conference room). The September selection is “Creatures” by Crissy Van Meter. Copies of the book can be borrowed from the Hoopla Digital app and the Kindles in the library. Email Emily at [email protected] if you would like to attend virtually.
Bessie’s Story (in person and online), Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet Bessie, a charming and courageous chocolate lab who has gradually lost her eyesight. In this program, Bessie’s owner will talk about her dog’s diagnosis of terminal blindness and her two-and-a-half-year transition to blindness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes a mentor and expert teacher for the high-flying act of aging gracefully and optimistically. This program will take place in the conference room of the library and will also be recorded for those who cannot attend in person.
Beyond Books (in person), Monday, September 27; Wednesday September 29; and Thursday September 30 at 10 a.m.
“Beyond Books: A Preschool Discovery Program” is intended for children aged 3 to 5. Each session will focus on a different topic. Join the Mondays for Scientific Discovery series, Wednesdays to learn more about fall, and Thursdays to explore art in picture books. The programs will start with books and then go beyond with hands-on activities to delve deeper into the topic. Registration is required, but you do not need to have a library card to attend.
Family Place workshop (in person), Tuesday, September 28 at 10 a.m.
Spend time together, play, make friends and chat one-on-one with child development specialists during this enjoyable five-week workshop series for caregivers and children one to one. four years. Topics include early literacy, child development, speech, hearing and language, nutrition, music, play, and health. Register once for the entire five-week series (September 14 – October 12). You do not need to have a library card to attend.
Shake your rattle and roll, baby! (In person), Friday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a rockin ‘and rollin’ good time! This program is for babies and toddlers (ages 2 and up, but older siblings are always welcome!). Bring a blanket and join us for some music and movement on the front lawn. (Rain location: conference room.) No registration required. You do not need to have a library card to attend.
Dungeons and Dragons for teens (Virtual), Monday September 27 at 6 p.m. or Sunday October 3 at 2 p.m.
Join one of our Dungeons and Dragons groups for teens. Group B meets every other Monday evening at 6 p.m. In this group, players will have to brave the elements and face the dangerous polar monsters of Icewind Dale to protect the few colonies clinging to the ice. Group A meets every other Sunday at 2 p.m. and will follow the story of the Princes of the Apocalypse that shakes the world. No experience or material is required. All skill levels are welcome. You don’t need to have attended previous sessions to enjoy your first game. Registration is required to receive a link to the virtual session.
The opening hours of the Dover Public Library are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the building. Curbside pickup is available. For more information or to register for a program, visit library.dover.nh.gov or call 603-516-6050.