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Relay Season

Dover Public Library Relay for Life Team LogoRelay for Life is 37 days away, and I couldn’t be more excited about our team this year! The theme is “The Magic of Relay,” and, because we’re a Library and we’re awesome, our personal team theme is Harry Potter.

Relay for Life is not a race, though it sounds like one. Relay for Life is a community event to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to raise cancer awareness. Participants form Teams to raise money and compete against each other. It’s all friendly, of course. The real point is to encourage teams to do their best. “Beating” the other teams is just kind of icing on the fundraising cake.

This year’s Relay for Life of Northern Tuscarawas County will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Franklin Park in Strasburg. There will be food, games, a silent auction, and entertainment for people of all ages. For more information, find the event online.

There will also be a lot of walking. One person from each team will be walking around the track at all times. That’s why it’s called a Relay. The team can’t give up, just like a cancer patient can’t give up the fight. We keep going throughout the event to show our support and commitment to fighting cancer as a community.

This year, the Dover Public Library Team (and it’s non-official “Auxiliary Force”) have worked hard to raise enough money to become a Sponsor and get our name on the back of the official Relay for Life T-shirt.

In December, we sold Book Page Angel Ornaments for $1. These charming dears will be back next year, in case you missed your chance. (I think we do still have some in a closet, though, if you can’t wait to see them!)

Candy Bars for Sale at the Front DeskIn January, we started selling Candy Bars at the Circulation Desk and have now sold over 800 of them! Thank you all so much for the support! Since you seem to like the candy so well, we will probably continue this fundraiser throughout the year. We also take requests for different candy, in case you have any ideas.

But we’re not done yet! The Team would still like to raise more money to support this excellent cause.

This week, we started putting up our Owls. Supporters can post an owl for $1 donation at the Circulation and Children’s Desks. Colored pencils and crayons are available in the Children’s Department for anyone who would like to color their owl before we post it on our service desks. Bake Sale Teaser Table

Tomorrow, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, we will be having a Bake Sale. All baked goods will be available for a donation. Simply give what you can to show your support of the American Cancer Society’s efforts in cancer research and awareness.

On May 23, during the Canal Dover Parade, we will have refreshments available outside the library for a goodwill donation to Relay for Life. Hot dogs, chips, and cold water, plus the aforementioned candy bars (those will still be $1). So, if you’re in the parade or watching the parade, stop by for a snack!

Owl PostThank you for your support of our Relay for Life Team thus far, and we hope to see you at these and more of our upcoming events, especially Relay for Life on May 30.

– Liz Strauss

Teen Librarian & Relay for Life Team Captain 2015


Cinco de Mayo

Mexican FlagTuesday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

 

Celebrate this Mexican holiday with us as we make crafts, play games, and enjoy some delicious food! We’ll also learn some Spanish and discover the origin of this holiday. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

This is also the last Passport Club event of the year, so don’t forget to turn in your Passports to be eligible for your special prize!

 


Money Smart Week 2015   Recently updated !

Money Smart 2015I don’t think there is any denying that we can all do a little better managing our finances. From debt management to saving to investing to educating our young ones, money management can be a huge struggle for people. In an effort combat these issues, the library has partnered with the American Library Association to present a week of financial literacy programs.  Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign  that is designed to help consumers better their personal finances. Check out these programs; there’s something for everybody!

Timelord Economics, Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM
Teens are invited to come and learn about trade and money through the ages. Teens will craft a barter bracelet out of beads, trade resources in the Old West, and balance a modern checkbook.

Get Out of Debt, Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM
Join credit counseling expert Fred Weingarth from the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union for this informative program about the importance of getting out of debt and managing credit. Participants will pick up tools, tips, encouragement and more.

Give-Save-Spend with the Three Little Pigs, Friday, April 24 at 4:30 PM
Children ages 5-10 and parents are invited to come and learn a practical and kid-friendly approach to managing money. Each child participating will be given their very own give-save-spend bank.

Drive-Thru-Shred Event, Saturday, April 25 from 12:00-2:00 PM
Members of the community are invited to bring their unwanted personal files, old financial statements and paperwork for professional shredding and recycling. This event is free but donations to the library will be accepted. This event is not for businesses and a three box limit per person is appreciated.

For more information about any of the library’s Money Smart Week programs or to register, please contact the library at 330-343-6123. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School.

 

-Jim Gill, Director


45 Years Ago: Kent State & the Legacy of May 4th

April 20-April 25, 2015

The shootings at Kent State University in 1970 defined our nation in ways that we still seek to understand.  Remember and rediscover with us at these commemorative programs.

13 seconds

Book Discussion: 13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings, by Philip Caputo; Monday, April 20 at 6:30 PM: Join us as we discuss Caputo’s take on May 4th. In the book, the author looks back on the shootings, discussing his own emotions, the nature of political discourse and civil disobedience, and what happened to witnesses. Copies of the book are available at the library. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

Movie Night: Kent State: The Day the War Came Home; Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 PM: Join us as we show the Emmy Award-winning documentary film that is regarded as the definitive story of the Kent State shootings. (2010) 47:30 run time. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

Kent State: Five Days in May; Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 PM: A special panel will present on the five days surrounding the events of May4th, 1970. Each panel member has a unique connection to May 4th. Come and hear their story and share your own. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Spa Day

pink-left-swirl-hiTuesday, April 28 at 3:00 PM

That’s right, it’s back again! Join us to make your own bath salts and more at this fun, teen favorite, event! Make a gift for Mother’s Day or something for yourself. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials will be supplied by the library. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


And the winner is…

Agatha3Agatha Christie officially became Dover Public Library’s favorite author of 2015 by taking 44 votes in the championship round to James Patterson’s 26.

How did you do overall in your bracket? Stop by the library this week to drop it off for scoring. The Book Madness winner will be announced next Monday, April 20.


Money Smart Week 2015

Money Smart 2015The Dover Public Library will be sponsoring a financial literacy programming series called Money Smart Week from April 18-25. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the American Library Association that is designed to help consumers better their personal finances.

Money Smart Week Programs Include:

Timelord Economics, Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM
Teens are invited to come and learn about trade and money through the ages. Teens will craft a barter bracelet out of beads, trade resources in the Old West, and balance a modern checkbook.

Get Out of Debt, Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM
Join credit counseling expert Fred Weingarth from the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union for this informative program about the importance of getting out of debt and managing credit. Participants will pick up tools, tips, encouragement and more.

Give-Save-Spend with the Three Little Pigs, Friday, April 24 at 4:30 PM
Children ages 5-10 and parents are invited to come and learn a practical and kid-friendly approach to managing money. Each child participating will be given their very own give-save-spend bank.

Drive-Thru-Shred Event, Saturday, April 25 from 12:00-2:00 PM
Members of the community are invited to bring their unwanted personal files, old financial statements and paperwork for professional shredding and recycling. This event is free but donations to the library will be accepted. This event is not for businesses and a three box limit per person is appreciated.

For more information about any of the library’s Money Smart Week programs or to register, please contact the library at 330-343-6123. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School.