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After the Storm Launch Party with Linda Castillo   Recently updated !

Linda CastilloAfter the Storm Launch Party

with Linda Castillo

Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening with our friend, New York Times Bestselling author Linda Castillo, as she discusses her writing life and launches the latest novel in her Kate Burkholder series, After the Storm.

When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident, and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty-year-old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. After the Storm

Linda Castillo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer—and penned her first novel at the age of thirteen.  She’s published thirty books for three New York publishing houses and won numerous industry awards, including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.

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

Books in the Kate Burkholder Series: Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence, Breaking Silence, Gone Missing, Long Lost (Kindle only), Her Last Breath, The Dead Will Tell, and After the Storm.

Linda’s books at Dover Public Library


The Man Behind the Private Eye   Recently updated !




Join us on Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 PM for an afternoon with mystery writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins. He’ll discuss his latest book, Slow Burn, his Andy Hayes mystery series, and take a fun look at the writing life. Welsh-Huggins is a graduate of Kenyon College and is a legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus. A book signing will follow this program. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Passport to Guatemala

Passport Club LogoSaturday, June 13 at 2:00 PM

Join Checha and his friends as they share their unique experiences coming to America from Guatemala. Learn about Guatemalan culture, ask questions, and make a craft. This special program is open to patrons of all ages. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information on this fun program.

People of the Hills: Appalachian History and Culture

Appalachian Region Map

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 PM

This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled there. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region; and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region. Presented by Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald and funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

Tornado Alley Reception

Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Newly published authors and artists are invited to come be recognized at this special reception for the new Teen Literary Magazine, Tornado Alley. Editors and Senior Editors will also be recognized for their hard work on selecting works and designing the magazine. A voluntary reading will also take place so that any teen who wishes to share their newly published works may do so.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate our area’s creative teens. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Annual Poetry Night

Writers penThursday, April 30 from 5-7:00 PM at Bread Head Bistro

Are you a poet at heart? Join other poetry lovers at the Friends of the Library Annual Poetry Night. Come read your original poetry or a few of your favorite poems from other writers. Call 330-343-6123 if you would like to read!