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TuManga Faceesday, September 16 at 3:00 PM

Calling all anime and manga fans! Ever want to learn how to draw in the Manga style? Come to this fun, creative event for a crash course in this iconic style. Learn some basics and meet other young artists while enjoying free snacks. All supplies will be provided by the library, and giveaways will be presented at the end of the program. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or to register.


Can’t make the event? Try visiting Manga University for some free drawing lessons!

The Semi-Colon Project: Don’t Let Your Story End


I don’t think there was anyone out there who was not affected in some way by the stunning news that comedian Robin Williams took his own life.  How can someone who’s life conveyed joy and who’s gifts brought laughter to millions and millions of people leave us so tragically?  Robin Williams and his actions show us emphatically that depression and mental illness are things that cannot be soothed by money, fame, and success.  In light of this recent tragedy and as part of September’s suicide prevention month, Community Mental Healthcare of Dover is spearheading a suicide prevention campaign called “The Semi-Colon Project.  You are being challenged to reflect on your past, present, and future through a community writing contest.  A semicolon connects two independent clauses.  Think of your life as a sentence: your past is the first clause, you are the semicolon, and your future is the next clause.  Reflect on your “life sentence…”  What does it say?  Writers are asked to respond to this prompt in 1 to 2 pages.  There will be separate judging categories for high school students and the community at large.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.

Things to Remember:

  • Semi-Colon Project Writing Contest runs through October 2nd.
  • Work can be dropped off at the Dover Public Library or the Tuscarawas County Public Library in New Philadelphia (please include your name, address, and phone #)
  • A community writing workshop will be held for writers at Bread Head Bakery in Dover on September 13th.  Call 330-602-2434 for details.
  • Crisis Hotline for those dealing with suicide:  330-343-1811
  • For more info, contact Community Mental Healthcare
  • To stay informed about The Semi-Colon Project, click on their Facebook page.
  • Partners include: Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition, Dover Public Library, Tuscarawas County Public Library System, Newcomerstown Public Library, Gnadenhutten Public Library, Clark Memorial Branch Library, Claymont Public Library, The ADAMHS Board, Bread Head Bakery, Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop, MT Cup Coffee Shop.

-Jim Gill, Director

YA Crew Meeting

YA Crew LogoTuesday September 9 at 3:00 PM

Join the YA Crew for free snacks, a fun warm-up game, and a discussion of things to come at Dover Public Library. We’ll be talking about Fall Programs, updating our club roster, and picking out titles for our After-School Movies. Bring your ideas and a friend! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Top 10 New Books of Summer

Check out these new books in the Teen Zone! 

  Magnolia by Kristi CookMagnolia by Kristi Cook

High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers’ lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair’s true feelings are revealed.


The Body in the Woods by April HenryThe Body in the Woods by April Henry

While helping the Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl’s murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.


We Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.


Only Everything by Kieran ScottOnly Everything by Keiran Scott

Eros (aka Cupid) is sent to earth after disobeying the gods and required to match three couples without her powers


My Faire Lady by Laura WetterstenMy Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten

After breaking up with her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Rowena takes an out-of-town summer job at a Renaissance fair, but romantic entanglements soon follow.

What’s your favorite new title this summer?

Miracles of Marble Cove Series

Miracles of Marble Cove BooksThis series has 24 titles and chronicles the adventures of 4 very different women whose paths cross on Newport Avenue, a seaside neighborhood in the charming town of Marble Cove, Maine.  The women, all in different stages of life, also have something else in common: Each is starting over in some way. Each one has a second chance in life, and these second chances give our 4 friends untold opportunities to grow in faith, love and grace.

As these women learn, it’s never too late for a 2nd chance, no matter where you are in life. You might not start a new life in a new town, but each new day offers us a reset, a chance to move in a new direction, to take on a new attitude and see life with new eyes. Have your decisions taken you down the wrong path in life? Do you feel as if you’ve somehow gotten lost and can’t find your way home again?  Today is another opportunity to take steps to set things right.



- Technology Room Manager

Fall Preview

Manga FaceTeen Tuesdays Return September 9 at 3:00 PM!

Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 until December 16 for fun new activities and returning favorites! Get creative with a series of programs to learn how to draw Manga and carve soap. Share your creative writing at a Write On workshop. Join the YA Crew to decide what movies to watch during our After-School Movies and help the library come up with even more programs for next year. Participate in our yearly Chopped and Gingerbread Challenge Competitions. Celebrate Banned Books Week and get crafty at Make Your Own Superhero. Get ready for the first Mockingjay film with trivia, crafts, games, and more in November. And, finally, learn about snakes and other odd critters when Kairi brings back her snake and shows off her other new pets.

Also coming this fall is an after-hours mystery program open to tweens and teens. Fans of the classic board game Clue and Sherlock Holmes unite to solve a mystery in the library.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or check out this fall’s edition of Footnotes, the library’s newsletter, for details. Snake

Maurice Clarett: Tackling Life’s Playbook

Maurice ClarettThursday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 PM

at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

Everyone has the ability to change! Come hear this deeply personal account of the triumphs and tragedies Maurice has endured, and how he came out of prison a changed man. There will also be a Silent Auction of OSU memorabilia at the event. This event is free, but tickets are required. Call 330-308-6400 to reserve your seats today! Presented by Community Mental Healthcare with the help of these sponsors: Dover Public Library, the Tim and Karen Stokey Family, the Ohio State University Alumni Club, the Richard Stephenson Family, and Solid Rock Photos.