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The Friends of the Dover Public Library Mystery Dinner:

“Write to Murder”

Saturday, January 27

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Tickets: $50 Each

Friends of the Dover Public Library Murder Mystery Event Write to Murder

Join us for a fun, interactive, lighthearted comedy!

Novelist Susanne Collinwood earned her fortune and reputation with her very first novel, the crime story “Write to Kill.” But after its publication, Susanne drifted into a wildly successful career writing Romance novels exclusively. Now, making a surprise appearance at the 2018 Mystery Writers Conference, Ms. Collinwood announces that the long awaited sequel to “Write to Kill” is ready for publication, marking her first return to the Mystery genre. Her public is excited; her ghost writers are anything but!

This special dinner is being catered by Park Street Pizza. A Cash Bar will be available.  Proceeds benefit the library’s Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign.

Contact Jim, Wendy, or Paula at the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

mr. E productions appears courtesy of The Law Office of Dennis Traver, Dover

Just Smile and Say Hello by Trang Moreland

Just Smile and Say Hello by Trang MorelandThursday, November 30, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a Night at the Round Table with Trang Moreland as she shares her story. Growing up in Vietnam in a hut with a dirt floor, no electricity, and no running water, Moreland dreamed of a better life in America. In this inspiring and entertaining true account of her life, Moreland will share her stunning journey from poverty to prosperity. A book signing will follow this free program. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information or to register.

Food For Fines 2017

Dover Public Library Food For Fines Soup Label

I think we can all agree that we have so much to be thankful for!  As Thanksgiving nears and our hearts and our heads turn toward family and the blessings we have, we can’t help but begin to think of the need out there in the world.  Each and every one of us have had a time or two in our lives where we needed a little help.  One way you can make a difference this November is by donating non-perishable food items to the library for Food for Fines Week (November 20-25).  During this week, the library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit T-4-C’s “Share-A-Christmas” program.  During the food drive, library patrons who bring in food items will receive a waiver on overdue fines.  One food item will waive up to $1.00 in overdue fines (up to $5/day).  All food items must be unopened and must carry their original packaging and labels.  The library cannot accept home-canned or home-prepared food, nor items that have reached their expiration dates.  Also, this program will not waive fees for lost or damaged materials.  For more information, call the library at 330-343-6123.  If you don’t have any overdue fines, then bring an item in to donate anyway.  It all helps!

Jim Gill – Director

The Fool’s Truth by Loretta Marion

Fool's Truth by Loretta Marion

The Fool’s Truth by Loretta Marion

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30 PM

Join Loretta Marion from Dover at this meet the author and book signing event. The Fool’s Truth follows a desperate woman on a reckless detour to backwoods Maine, where dark and dangerous secrets lurk.  Awarded an Honorable Mention by the 2016 New England Book Festival and the Gold Book Award from Literary Titans, Loretta Marion’s debut novel is a twisty tale of mystery and suspense with whispers of romance. This event is part of our Nights at the Round Table series at Dover Public Library. Our author series gives you the opportunity to connect with writers in a way that is fun, inspiring, and often life-changing.  We hope to see you around the Round Table soon! A book signing will follow this event.  Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.



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.