Category Archives : Adult Services

Maurice Clarett: Tackling Life’s Playbook

Maurice ClarettThursday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 PM

at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

Everyone has the ability to change! Come hear this deeply personal account of the triumphs and tragedies Maurice has endured, and how he came out of prison a changed man. There will also be a Silent Auction of OSU memorabilia at the event. This event is free, but tickets are required. Call 330-308-6400 to reserve your seats today! Presented by Community Mental Healthcare with the help of these sponsors: Dover Public Library, the Tim and Karen Stokey Family, the Ohio State University Alumni Club, the Richard Stephenson Family, and Solid Rock Photos.


Morgan’s Raid: An Evening with Civil War Historian Lester Horwitz

Longest Raid Book CoverThursday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

John Hunt Morgan

John Hunt Morgan

Join Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, The Longest Raid of the Civil War, as he discusses Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s race across the Ohio River and subsequent invasion into the heart of Ohio.  In July of 1863, Morgan led 2,500 cavalrymen into Union territory only to be defeated in Columbiana County with only 350 men remaining.  The Raid was the northernmost penetration of the Confederacy in the Union as well as the most significant military action in the Buckeye State.  Historian Lester Horwitz is also a  lecturer and playwright and lives in Cincinnati. A book signing will follow the program. Call 330-343-6123 to register for this free program.

For more information on Lester Horwitz, visit his website.

An Evening with Baseball Legend Cy Young

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Cy YoungTuesday, July 1 at 6:30 PM

The Dover Public Library will host a special program featuring baseball legend and Tuscarawas County native Cy Young on Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 PM.  Presented by living historian Chris Hart, “An Evening With Cy Young” will be a fun and informative look at the life and legacy of baseball’s all-time career wins leader.  Hart will take participants back to 1947 where Cy Young has just returned from “Cy Young Day” at Cleveland Stadium in honor of this 80th birthday.  Portraying Cy, Hart will reminisce about life in major league baseball, his love of Tuscarawas County, and his many achievements on the way to becoming a Hall of Fame pitcher.  For more information or to register for the free program, please call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.  


Blaze a Trail!

Walking-Challenge-1024x409Celebrate FYI’s 10th anniversary with the 2014 Community Summer Walking Challenge! This fun program encourages participants to be active, either by walking or some other exercise, for 30 hours between May 1 and August 1. It’s the perfect way to find the motivation you need to get active this summer! Participants receive a tracker to fill out and turn back in at the end of the summer. Just put a check mark in the box on your tracker for every 15 minutes of extra activity you complete! In addition to the activity chart, your tracker includes information on a variety of local hikes and community walks throughout the summer, so it’s a great way to explore Tuscarawas County with other members of the community. Plus, participants who complete all 30 hours and return their trackers by August 4 get a free t-shirt! You can sign up for and return trackers at any library circulation desk, as well as at other locations throughout Tuscarawas County. Don’t miss out on this fun, family-friendly community challenge!

Lunch with Linda Castillo: July 8 @ Noon

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Join NY Times bestselling author Linda Castillo for this special Brown Bag Lunch event. Castillo will discuss her latest Amish thriller in the Kate Burkholder series, The Dead Will Tell. Although admission to this event is free, there will be a $5 charge for those who want to take advantage of the lunch provided by Bread Head Bakery. Ham, turkey, and vegetarian options are available. A book signing will follow the program.

Call 330-343-6123 to register and reserve your boxed lunch.

Lunches must be reserved and paid for by Thursday, July 3.

Cinema Saturdays: Summer Fun



What beats a free movie? A free movie with free popcorn! This summer, join us the 1st Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM for a free, family-friendly movie with refreshments. In June, enjoy the adventures of a pair of long-lost sisters as they try to get their parents back together. In July, travel the world with a set of four friends and a magic pair of jeans. Finally, in August, travel to Hawaii to learn the meaning of family. For titles and more information, call 330-343-6123.

Dates: June 7, July 5, and August 2

Registration is appreciated but not required.

B.Y.O.B.: Dover Public Library’s New Book Club

B.Y.O.B.: A New Type of Book Club


This summer, the Dover Public Library will be introducing a new book club called the B.ring Y.our O.wn B.ook club: B.Y.O.B. Unlike traditional book clubs where all members read the same thing each month, B.Y.O.B. members each read a different book of their choosing within a certain theme or genre. Another difference: B.Y.O.B. will meet at a different local establishment each month, starting at Krocker’s Bar & Grill in downtown Dover. Sound interesting? Join us June 19 at 7 PM at Krockers Bar & Grill to see what it’s all about. We’re starting out with “fiction,” so bring along a favorite novel or a recent read–anything goes! If you enjoy books, beverages, and great conversation, then B.Y.O.B. is the book club for you.

B.Y.O.B. meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM beginning June 19.

For more information and to register, call 330-343-6123 or email librarian Kathryn Green at