Adult Services


People of the Hills: Appalachian History and Culture

Appalachian Region Map

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 PM

This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled there. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region; and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region. Presented by Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald and funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Tornado Alley Reception

Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Newly published authors and artists are invited to come be recognized at this special reception for the new Teen Literary Magazine, Tornado Alley. Editors and Senior Editors will also be recognized for their hard work on selecting works and designing the magazine. A voluntary reading will also take place so that any teen who wishes to share their newly published works may do so.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate our area’s creative teens. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.


Annual Poetry Night

Writers penThursday, April 30 from 5-7:00 PM at Bread Head Bistro

Are you a poet at heart? Join other poetry lovers at the Friends of the Library Annual Poetry Night. Come read your original poetry or a few of your favorite poems from other writers. Call 330-343-6123 if you would like to read!


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.

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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.


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.