Adult Services

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone Presented by the Largely Literary Theater Company

Everything I need to know I learned in the Twilight Zone by Mark DawidziakTuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

Join us for a  40-minute show based on Mark Dawidziak’s book: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone.  This fascinating title is a tribute to the enduring storytelling power of Rod Serling’s beloved anthology series. It features 50 life lessons drawn from classic episodes and guest lessons from Robert Redford, Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, and more.


Agatha Christie: The Queen of Crime

Agatha Christie black and white photoLegendary mystery novelist Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. Her 66 detective novels and dozens of short stories and plays, many featuring legendary sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have dazzled readers for nearly a century. In this new series, we take a deeper look into the life and work of Agatha Christie. Call 330-343-6123 to register for individual programs.


Movie Night: The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM

In this showing of the classic PBS documentary featuring acclaimed actor David Suchet, we explore the close links between Christie’s extraordinary life and her work and discover just what it is about this woman from a small seaside town that allowed her to become the bestselling murder mystery writer in history.

Book Discussion: And Then There Were None

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

Join us as we discuss one of the most famous and beloved mysteries ever written. Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U. N. Owen.”   At dinner, a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, they are haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one as they begin to die. Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?


Movie Night: Witness for the Prosecution (MGM, 1957)

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM

Screen legends Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton star in this “brilliantly made courtroom drama” (Film Daily) that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax. Directed by Billy Wilder, scripted by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz, and based on Agatha Christie’s hit London play, this splendid, one-of-a-kind classic “crackles with emotional electricity” (The New York Times) and continues to keep movie lovers riveted until the final, mesmerizing frame.


Agatha Christie and the Mystery of the Eleven Missing Days

Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 PM

In December, 1926, popular mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared.  Was she kidnapped?  Did she commit suicide?  Was she murdered?  If so, who did it?  Her husband?  All of Great Britain hangs on every newspaper update.  Yet eleven days later, Christie is discovered alive and well at a nearby hotel.  Join Deputy Chief Inspector Kenward as he files his final report to his superiors and all mystery is cleared up. Presented by Chris Hart.


Writers’ Critique Group

Last Monday of the Month at 7:00 PM

Starting September 25

writers feather pen

Calling all writers! Meet with other writers to critique each other’s work and receive support and encouragement. Bring your short story, poem or a sample of your current project. Please register by calling the Library 330-343-6123.


The Healing Power of the Arts

New Life CounselingThursdays at 6:30 PM

You’re never too old to learn something new. This three part series embraces the benefits that the arts can offer. Learn and share at these free, hands-on classes! Make plans now to attend one or all. Presented by New Life Counseling. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to Register.

 The Healing Power of Art: September 21

The Healing Power of Music: October 19

The Healing Power of Meditation: November 16


Non-Profit Spotlight Series

2nd Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM

Join us for an inspirational new series to meet some of the trailblazing organizations implementing positive change in our community. Each month, a different organization will share their mission and passion. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.


the Ezekiel ProjectSeptember 13: The Ezekiel Project

Meet a screen-printing business with the mission to help recovering addicts reenter the workforce.


STEAM Centers LogoOctober 11: STEAM Centers

This nonprofit is working to create exciting spaces for children and families to encourage interest in science, technology, and the arts.


SWARM logo November 8: SWARM

The Sustainable Wildlife Area Restoration Movement works to reestablish native habitats, raise awareness, and provide education on pollinator conservation.


girl thinking clipartDecember 13: Twin Cities Kids Coalition Inc

This nonprofit is working to get a new and updated Youth Center to service the Uhrichsville and Dennison area and to provide a wide range of services to area children and youth.


Celebrate Pie at Dover Public Library


Apple? Pumpkin? Cherry? Yes, please! If you like pie, the Dover Public Library has some awesome events for you!

Call us at 330-343-6123 for More Information or to Register!


The Art of Pie

Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 PM

Whether you’re a seasoned pie baker or are just learning, home economist Ruth Burky will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of making pie in no time. After taking this class, you’ll be a pro at making pie crust and fillings including a fresh strawberry, French silk chocolate, and double crust apple. You will leave with recipes and pie making tips and hints.  Yummy samples provided.


Pie in the Library – A Pie Contest

Saturday, August 5 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Calling all pie bakers and pie lovers!  Amateur bakers are encouraged to submit their best pies for judging at this fun community event.  Four categories include Apple, Fruit and Berry, Nutty, and Sweet. All are welcome to come enjoy a piece of pie while listening to the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Summer Camp Choir and the soothing acoustic guitar music of Roxanne Timberlake. Complete Rules and Registration Form


Pie Contest Rules

Pie must be entered in the name of the person who made it.

This contest is intended for Adult (18 years and older) amateur bakers only. Professional bakers or those who earn a portion of their livelihood from baking or cooking may not enter the contest.

Each dessert pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” pie plate/pan. Each pie must include a serving utensil and a cover. You may not use pie filling or a pre-made store-bought crust.


  • Apple
  • Fruit & Berry
  • Nutty
  • Sweet

To Enter Your Pie

  • Bring your pie to the library between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. on the day of the Pie Contest. The staff running the Pie-Baking Contest will have the final say on acceptability of pies. Pies must be in an appropriate covered container until judging.
  • The Health Department says: NO PIES THAT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION (i.e. dairy or cream pies).
  • Only one entry per person per category.
  • Fill out the registration form.
  • If you are a winner, you give your permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony and have it used for Pie Contest promotional materials, including social media & the library website.



Judging will take place between 1:00-1:30 PM

There will be a minimum of three judges.


  1. Overall appearance
  2. Crust color, texture, doneness and flavor
  3.  Filling consistency, doneness and flavor
  4.  Overall taste


Each judge assigns a numerical value (1-5) in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner in that category.  In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies again. The decision of the judges is final. Judges will not know contestant names.  Winners will be announced after judging.  Participants must be present during contest and judging.

Participants must be present during contest and judging.


Leftover Pie:

Following the judging, all pies will be available for the community to enjoy. Pies will be eaten that day.



Pie Eating Contest

Saturday, August 5 at 3:00 PM

Grades K – 5

Make a pie-themed craft and a small pudding and whipped topping pie to eat without using your hands! The contest winner will get to smash a pie in Miss Syrena’s face! Please call 330-343-6123 to register.




Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Big Book Sale

Friday, August 18

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday August 19

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Shop thousands of books and other materials! All available for a donation to the Dover Public Library’s Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign. Help us raise $5000 towards updating our Adult and Teen Departments! Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information or visit the Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign Page to see how you can help bring the library into the future.