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Tuesday, November 4 at 3:00 PM

Chef Hat and Tools

Think you can cook? Come to Chopped to find out! Teens will compete in teams to create the tastiest dishes out of three secret ingredients. Teens will be given a set of three secret ingredients with which to make three delicious dishes: 1 Appetizer, 1 Main Dish, and 1 Dessert. Previous secret ingredients have included peppermint candies, ham, tortillas, candy corn, and ramen noodles. Teens will also have access to a “Pantry,” a collection of spices and other ingredients to use in their creations. Participants will be given 1 hour to cook. All tools will be provided by the library. When all teams are finished, teens will sample all dishes and vote on the best team. Judging will be based on creativity, taste, and presentation. Teens cannot vote for their own team. Winners will be presented with Grand Prizes, but other prizes will also be given.

Event is inspired by the Food Network show. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information. Please let the library know if you have any allergies when registering.

Downtown Dover History Walk & Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger HuntSaturday, November 1 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A Downtown Dover History Hunt will be held on Saturday, November 1 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This special community event is the kickoff for Dover’s Season of Good Cheer, a fun family-friendly event that was created to foster holiday joy and encourage the community to shop locally. Scavenger hunt guides can be picked up at the Dover Public Library beginning at 10:00 AM and completed guides must be turned in at the library by 4:00 PM. Participants are asked to take “selfies” at ten downtown Dover historic sites. Participants may complete the scavenger hunt individually or in teams. Those who complete the scavenger hunt are eligible to win a large Moravian Star donated by the First Moravian Church of Dover. For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 or click here.

U Create: Write On!

NotebookTuesday, December 2 at 3:00 PM

Just because NaNoWriMo is over, don’t think you should stop writing! Join us for games, writing exercises, and fun ideas to keep the words flowing at this fun event. Also enjoy snacks and learn about an exciting opportunity for teen writers and artists coming in the Spring.






Writing Websites


I <3 eBooks


Recommended eBook


I have 2 Nooks, a tablet, a smartphone, an MP3 player, and a desktop computer, all of which, at one point or another, I have used to download and read an ebook or audiobook from the library.

I hear you. You love the feel of a real book. That new book smell is to die for. You don’t have to charge a print book, its software won’t malfunction, and you don’t need wifi to check it out. I understand.

But, ebooks can’t be stolen. They can’t be eaten by pests, damaged by spilled Kool-aid, torn apart by a two-year-old. You can’t get fined for a late ebook; they return themselves. And if you finish book one in a series at two in the morning, you don’t have to wait for the library to open to check out the next one. You can check out from anywhere, any time. Even in your pajamas at three in the morning.

Not that I’ve done that…

The-Princess-Diaries-277654Take ten library books with you on vacation, and fit them all comfortably in your purse. Read always-available classics for school or just for fun. Highlight and take notes directly in the book and erase them when you’re done. Change your font size to whatever you want, no waiting for a special edition. Adjust the brightness of the screen to read in bed without the hassle of a book light. Save your spot without bending pages. Keep track of books you’ve read, share your reviews, and save a wish list of books you want to read.

Now, because of two new additions to our ebook resources, we’re saying goodbye to long waiting lists on popular titles. One is Axis 360, a completely new collection just for Dover Public Library patrons.  The other is our special Advantage collection through the Ohio Digital Library. These titles are also only available to Dover Public Library patrons. Can’t find The Fault in Our Stars on the shelf? Want to read Linda Castillo’s books on your Kindle? Try the Ohio Digital Library and Axis 360!

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDon’t get me wrong, I still have print books. I still love print books. I still love going into bookstores. After all, it’s harder for an author to sign a digital book. It’s harder to loan a friend your digital book. And a tablet sitting on the table is less impressive than a complete set of hardcover Harry Potter books on a bookshelf. There’s just more than one way to read a good book.

Need ebook help? Check out our ebook page on this website, email me, Liz, at, or call us at 330-343-6123. We’ll be happy to help you get the most of our ebook collections!

Happy e-reading!


Teen Librarian


Sleepy Hollow Revisited

The Legend of Sleepy HollowThursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM

It is a well-known tale, how Ichabod Crane was spirited away by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.  In this spooky Halloween program, Ichabod Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow many years later to tell, from his perspective, what exactly happened that fateful autumn night.  Presented by historian and storyteller Chris hart.  Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Sherlock Holmes: Then & Now

Hound of the Baskervilles

November 2-8, 2014

Celebrate the history & mystery of the world’s greatest detective at these fun & engaging programs inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.  Sponsored by the Dover Historical Society & the Dover Public Library.

It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson…Not

Dover Public Library

Sunday, November 2 at 6:00 PM

Return to the gas-lamp lit streets of Victorian London as we explore the life and times of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes.  Learn why Holmes wore a deerstalker hat, why Dr. Watson was his faithful partner and who the only woman he admired was.  Presented by Chris Hart. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Sherlock Holmes Trivia Night

Monday, November 3 at 6:00 PM

Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home & Museum

Show off your Sherlock Holmes knowledge at this fun night of trivia, prizes, food, and more! Bring your team (up to 4 members) to compete to become the Sherlock Trivia Champion! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.


Book Discussion Night: The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 PM

Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home & Museum

Explore the dark misty moors of Dartmoor with Sherlock Holmes as he figures out who killed Sir Charles Baskerville.  Copies of the book are available at the Dover Public Library.  eBook copies are also available through the library’s eBook catalog.  For more information, please call Jim Gill at the library: 330-343-6123.


Sherlock Holmes Movie Night
Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 PM
Dover Public Library

Join us for popcorn and a FREE screening of the 2009 Warner Brothers blockbuster featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Watson.  Rated  PG-13. Runtime: 128 minutes.


The Mystery of the Missing Prizes
Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 PM
Dover Public Library
Mortimer has lost all of the prizes for the program!  Come to the library with your family to help Miss Pat and Mortimer solve the Mystery of the Missing Prizes!  There will be clues and intrigue as well as fun and refreshments at this mystery program, part of our Sherlock Holmes week. Registration begins September 3. 

The Fashions of Sherlock

Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM

Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home & Museum

Join us as we take a look at the fashions from the 1880’s through 1914.  Clothing from the Dover Historical Society Collection will be shown along with a presentation showcasing the fashion trends from the era of Sherlock Holmes.  Call 330-343-7040 to register.


Mystery Maze

Friday, November 7 at 6:00 PM

Dover Public Library

Tween and Teens ages 9-18 are invited to celebrate our Sherlock Holmes Week at a fun, after-hours event inspired by the classic detective game Clue.  Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.  Registration run September 3-November 6.


Murder Mystery at the J.E. Reeves Home

Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 PM

Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home & Museum

An arrogant, greedy, lascivious English lord falls ill during a dinner party at his extravagant mansion.  Who is to  blame?  Solve the case alongside Sherlock Holmes while enjoying dinner in the Carriage House of the J.E. Reeves Home. Reservations are required.  Please call 330-343-7040.  The cost is $40 or $35 for members of the Dover Historical Society.  Tables of 8 can be reserved for $275.


One Book, One Community & Grassroots Literacy

Rick & Sheree Niece


Last evening Dr. Rick Niece spoke at Kent State Tuscarawas about his book, “Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher.” In the book, “trust and friendship can go no deeper when a small-town newspaper boy befriends a young man with cerebral palsy, and a lifetime of adventure unfolds.” Niece and his wife Sheree, a Strasburg High graduate, spent the week visiting book discussion groups, schools, and libraries discussing the book with members of the community. One student at Claymont told Niece: “I never read a book before but I read yours. It made me want to read more!” Can it get any better than that? One Book, One Community is about bringing people together. We hope that you can join in the conversation in 2015! In case you are interested, “Side-Yard” is the first volume of the Hometown Series. If you liked “Side-Yard” then you won’t want to miss “The Band Plays On” and “As We Gathered Around Her.”