Adult Services

William Clarke Quantrill Symposium

William Clarke QuantrillFriday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29

Hosted by the Reeves Museum and the Dover Public Library

William Clarke Quantrill was born and raised in Dover before moving to the western frontier of Kansas in the 1850’s and joining the Confederate Army during the Civil War. On August 21, 1863, Quantrill and his band of guerrilla fighters attacked and burned Lawrence, Kansas, cementing his place in the lore of the American Civil War. Learn more about Quantrill at this two-day symposium featuring author visits, a walking tour guided by Russ Volkert, and more.

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Friday, July 28

7:00 PM at the Reeves Carriage House

  • Ed Leslie: The Devil Knows How to Ride: The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders


Saturday, July 29

9:30 AM at the Dover Public Library

  • Walking tour of Quantrill Historical Sites with Russ Volkert


1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Dover Public Library

  • Letters to Mother with Kelly Mezurek, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History at Walsh University
  • Legends and Burial of Quantrill with Kim Jurkovic, Curator with the Tuscarawas County Historical Society
  • Dover’s Response to Quantrill with Jon Baker from the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
  • The Rise and Fall of Quantrill the Killer: Understanding William Clarke Quantrill in the Context of Nineteenth Century Violence and Manhood with Dr. Joseph Beilein of Penn State University


Living Tiny Series

Living Tiny Series

From the freedom to roam, to the bliss of a simpler life, people are attracted to living smaller for a variety of reasons. Learn more about the Tiny Home trend with this series. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register for one or all of these programs.

 Tiny House


Living Simple by Decluttering

Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 PM

If you’re looking for ideas on how to organize your household clutter, join Christine Kendle, Ohio State University Extension Educator, as she offers tips and tricks to organize all areas of your home.


Cooking Tiny

Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM

Ohio State University Extension Educator, Christine Kendle, will address some of the issues faced when cooking in a tiny space such as how to best utilize space, food storage considerations, and which appliances and utensils are best.  Christine will demonstrate how to prepare a few simple recipes with no large appliances needed.


Living Little

Thursday, June 22 at 6:30PM

Jamie Lynn Neal was intrigued by the possibility of “living tiny,” so she refurbished a 1988 Terry Taurus camper and transformed it into her cozy home.  Hear about Jamie’s challenges in creating her “Scooby Shack” and ask her questions about what it’s like to live in a small space. Next, tour a Tiny Home with Norman Yoder, owner of Tiny Homes of Ohio, as he discusses his self-contained and environment friendly all season homes. The evening will start in our Community Room where Mr. Yoder will talk about his unique products before moving outside where he will answer questions as we tour one of his homes.


Serving, At Home and Abroad

peace corps logoWednesday, June 14 at 6:30 PM

 The Republic of Moldova: land of green fields, house wine, and nutria barbecue.  What’s nutria? Where is Moldova? Come spend some time with Tuscarawas County native and freshly returned Peace Corps Volunteer Gabriel Riggle to learn all you ever wanted to know about Moldova, the Peace Corps, and domestic AmeriCorps programs. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Spotlight on Vietnam

suitcaseTuesday, June 6 at 6:30 PM

Join world-traveler Fred Wyman as he shares highlights of his recent trip to Vietnam.  His slide show will include photos and details about his visit to the cities of Hanoi, Hue, An, Nha Trang, Dalat, and Saigon.  He will also share his experience of taking a boat trip on Halong Bay, sightseeing along the Mekong Delta, visiting the Hamong Hill People, and walking through the Viet Cong Cu Chi Tunnels.  Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Nights at the Round Table Presents Jonathan Knight

juuuust a bit inside book coverJonathan Knight: The Making of Major League: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 PM

Join Jonathan Knight, author of The Making of Major League, as he takes you inside one of the most beloved baseball films ever made.  Learn about the real-life influences behind the story and the creation of the movie’s iconic characters:  Willie Mays Hayes, Harry Doyle, Jobu,  and of course, Wild Thing.  Explore Major League’s origin, its surprising legacy, and why it’s so much more than a movie for Cleveland Indians fans.

A book signing will follow the event.  Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.



Beautiful You

Beautiful You Pink Flower
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
at the Dover Public Library
All ages are welcome to join us for this free community event!
This Mother’s Day Weekend, the Dover Public Library is hosting a wonderful new event to celebrate all the women in our lives. This special event has taken a lot of work and dedication by Library Assistant Nayla Pica. This project has been her baby, and I’ve been lucky enough to watch it grow under her careful watch over the last several months. From contacting local businesses for support to recruiting inspirational speakers and local vendors to gathering an amazing stash of raffle prizes, Nayla has done everything in her power to make sure this event is like nothing the Dover Public Library has ever seen before.
Nayla once called me a Rock Star. I’m not the only one. Beautiful You definitely puts her in the Library Rock Star Hall of Fame.
I hope you can make it this Saturday to congratulate Nayla on her awesomeness. Come prepared to be inspired, unveil your strengths, restore your energy, make memories, and more. And don’t forget, those first 50 guests will receive a special prize.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
-Liz Strauss
Teen Librarian

Beautiful You Line-Up

Events in the Community Room
10:00 AM – Superwomen by Linda Toohey
11:00 AM – Beauty in Diversity by the Latino Cultural Connection
12:00 PM – Live Music by the Kodachrome Babies
1:00 PM – Dancing Through Life by Berlina Artzner-Gordon
2:00 PM – Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Mary Marshall
3:00 PM – Life & Forgiveness by Becki Reiser
4:00 PM – The Amazing Influential Woman that You Never Knew You Were by Cherie Bronkar
Reserve your seat by calling the Library at 330-343-6123!

Children’s Activities in the Story Room
10:00 AM – Learning Sign Language
3:00 PM – Mother’s Day Craft
4:00 PM – Mother’s Day Craft

Nights at the Round Table: Rick Niece

Rick Niece with Perfect in Memory: a Son's Tribute to His MotherThursday, May 25 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room

Join Rick Niece as he discusses his third and final volume in the award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series: Perfect in Memory: A Son’s Tribute to His Mother. Shared from the perspective of an adult son looking back with loving nostalgia on how his spirited, nurturing mother shaped his life, Niece’s heartfelt stories are celebrations of family and the timeless endurance of a mother’s love.

About the Author:
Following in his father‘s footsteps, Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., is a lifelong educator who has served as a classroom teacher, a public school administrator and a university professor, provost and president. In 1997, he was named President of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, and where he remained steadfast in his devotion to the University’s success. Upon his retirement in July 2013, he was named President Emeritus of the University of the Ozarks.