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An Evening with Author Paul Stutzman   Recently updated !

“Life almost never turns out the way we planned. Instead, everything depends on how we react to the twists and turns and surprises of the trail and the country road. I am now on a path I never imagined, and I hope the books I write along the way help you find peace on your own journey home.”

Join Author Paul Stutzman as he discusses his new book, Stuck in the Weeds

Tuesday, December 15 at 6:30 PM

“Imprisoned in my kayak, I leaned back and wondered if this choice I had made was perhaps the most foolish, ill-advised choice of my entire life.”

Paul Stutzman was stuck in the weeds. Literally stuck, in the thick weeds of a Mississippi River swamp. All of us at one time or another are “stuck.” We may find ourselves at a place In our jobs, our marriages, our parenting, or our faith when there seem to be no answers and no clear path ahead. What does a follower of Jesus do then? Stutzman gives an honest account of events and questions in his own life that left him feeling just as stuck as the thick, impenetrable swamp weeds that confounded his Mississippi River journey. In a pilgrimage to find answers and clarity on personal and faith issues, he hikes a famous trail in Spain and ponders how choosing to be a disciple of Christ affects the choices we all make in our pilgrimages. His reflections will challenge the discipleship of every follower of Jesus. Call the Library at 330.343.6123 to register for this free program. Copies of Stuck in the Weeds will be available for purchase for $15.00.



The Zoar Story: A Morning with Author David Meyers

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the history of Zoar? Join us on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM in the library’s Community Room as David Meyers presents on his book, A Glance of Heaven: The Design and Operation of the Separatist Society of Zoar. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this free program.  All welcome!

Food for Fines

Food for Fines week will take place November 23 – 28, 2015. Donate non-perishable food items to benefit “Share-A-Christmas” and take care of your overdue fines! One item is worth $1.00 off of your fines. You can receive up to $5.00 per day off of your fines each day of Food for Fines week. All food items must be unopened, have their original labels, and be in good condition within their expiration date. The library cannot accept home-canned or home-made items. Replacement fees for lost or damaged library materials can NOT be waived through Food for Fines. Call the library at 330-343-6123 or see the Circulation Desk for more information.

Introduction to Yoga

Join us Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 AM for an introduction to Yoga. Sarah DiFazio, from Be Yoga Studios in Dover, will teach gentle movements and breathing exercises. This class is for all levels and modifications are available. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information and to register.Picture2

Ghosts of Tuscarawas County

Get spooked with us at the library on Halloween, as local historian Steve Long shares the whereabouts and legends of local ghosts in this fun and informative program. Afterwards feel free to visit the locations for yourselves…if you dare!


Bigfoot: Fact or Myth?

Bigfoot: Fact or Myth?

Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PMSoutheastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation

Join the experts from the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) for this intriguing look at the Bigfoot legend. Hear statements from witnesses and weigh the evidence presented by Bigfoot investigators. Doug Waller, author of Standing in the Shadows: Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio and Hidden Encounters, will hold a book signing at the event. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Tales of the Macabre: The Dark World of Edgar Allan Poe

silhouette-35934_1280Join us October 18 -24 for a look into the life of Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his tales of mystery and terror. Check out these chilling programs, sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and the Dover Public Library.

A Tell-Tale Tale

Sunday October 18 at 6:00 PM

Henry believes he has committed the perfect homicide. He is bold and arrogant when the police come calling. Yet soon, a sound only he can hear drives him to madness and an ultimate confession. Presented by Christ Hart at the library. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

Poe Movi220px-House_of_usher1960e Night

Monday, October 19 at 6:00 PM

Join us at the library for a free showing of the 1960 film, House of Usher, starring Vincent Price as Roderick Usher. This film is not rated. Runtime is 79 minutes.

Book Discussion: Great Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 PM: The Carriage House

The melancholia, brilliance, and lyricism of Edgar Allan Poe are all well represented in this collection of Poe’s greatest works. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to reserve a copy of the book, then join us at the Carriage House for an evening of discussion.

A Night of Haunted Poe-try

Friday, October 23 at 6:00 PM: The Bread Head Bistro

Come to the Bread Head Bistro and read spooky poetry by candlelight at this unique community event. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

Poe Halloween Tours

Saturday, October 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM: The J.E. Reeves Home

Join us for the second annual Haunted Mansion Tour at the Reeves Home. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Wear a costume to receive $1 off admission! Call 330-343-7040 for more information.Edgar_Allan_Poe_2_retouched_and_transparent_bg