Adult Services

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Monday, March 27 at 6:30 PM


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Dover High School students and teachers will share beautiful pictures and

meaningful stories about their recent experience in Costa Rica.
Call 330-343-6123 to register

Marlene Miller: Called to be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 PM


Fewer than oMarlene Millerne hundred people have joined the Old Order Amish and stayed since 1950.


Marlene C. Miller is one of them. In this rare memoir, Marlene recounts her unusual journey from an unhappy and abusive childhood into the embrace of the Amish community.
Turning Amish has proven to be anything but plain and simple for this former majorette.

Intro to Square Dancing

Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 PM


Join Bill and Bertha Meese and the NuHall Square Dancers as they share their love of

Modern Western Square Dancing.  Be prepared to tap along as they swing and promenade!


Call 330 -343-6123 to register.

Celtic Rush Live!

Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 PM

Enjoy the unique & lively sound from this popular Irish pub band. The group performs with a variety of instruments including fiddles, guitars, tin whistle, bass, mandolin, and Irish drum. All welcome!Celtic Rush

Time to Check Out Your Future!

The Dover Public Library has been proudly serving the community of Dover, OH, since 1902. Our current building, started in 1954 and opened in 1955, is in need of some very important updates such as modern wiring, more accessible shelving, and dedicated Teen and Local History rooms. Check out this video for our 2016 report and the highlights of our renovation plan.

While putting together this video, I had the opportunity to look back at all the great events we have had here at the Dover Public Library over the years. We’ve learned so many things about animals – snakes and lizards and turtles, oh my! – about science, about writing and publishing, even about yoga. We are so much more than books – or our building.

But when you look around the library, really look, you start to see the pieces of furniture that have been here since we opened in 1955. Tables and chairs photographed in our grand opening are still here in the Lounge and the Teen Zone. We still use a few of the same book carts; the basement shelves are exactly the same; we haven’t even gotten a new circulation desk. And these are just the things that we can see. What we can’t see is the wiring that was not designed to handle all the technology a modern Public Library uses. Without an update to the wiring, keeping up with our technology needs is going to be a real struggle.

Some would say it already is.

What most patrons don’t see is the Processing Room downstairs. Yesterday afternoon, there were five of us trying to work on our various projects at once. There were only two computers we could use to input new materials into our system to get them ready for check-out.

I look forward to the day when adding a new computer doesn’t come with added worry about where to put it or how to hook it up. Better accessibility, more space for teens, and easier access to Local History Materials will make me even prouder than I already am of our Library and of our Community.

We are more than our building, but having a building that fulfills our community’s needs definitely helps us provide the very best for our patrons.

-Liz Strauss, Teen Librarian

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Beyond Great: An Evening with Football Coaching Legend Jim Render Tuesday

Beyond Great: An Evening with Football Coaching Legend Jim Render Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM

Dover native and legendary high school football coach Jim Render will share his story of growing up in Tuscarawas County and his journey to Upper St. Clair High School in Pennsylvania, where his record of 390-130 ranks third in Pennsylvania and 17th in the country for most wins by an active coach. Sponsored by Tuscarawas Valley Sports Roundtable. Call 330-343-6123 to register. Jim Render

Teen Art Show

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This spring, area teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit artwork for the second annual Teen Art Show. The submission deadline is Friday, February 24. Teen artists may submit one piece to the art show. Drawings and paintings are preferred. A submission form must accompany all pieces. The art will be returned by April 7. Interested artists can contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss at 330-343-6123 for more information.


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