Adult Services

Trivia Nights @ the Library!

Trivia Nights @ the Library: Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM

Think you have what it takes to be a trivia champion? Join us for a fun evening of mind tickling questions and fellowship with new and old friends. Teams of two to six players are welcome to participate at these fun and competitive community nights. Snacks and prizes will be provided Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register your team.

Bookin’ It for Fitness Walking Book Club

Need help starting a consistent fitness routine? Join the Bookin’ It for Fitness Walking Book Club and get a little support! The club will meet each Monday for a 30 minute walk (locations to be determined), then meet monthly to set goals, discuss books, and provide support. Plus, all members will receive a pedometer and a fitness journal to help keep track of goals and milestone. Members who complete the entire program could win from a number of great prizes, including a Fitbit and and Apple Watch! Space is limited, so call the library at 330-343-6123 to sign up today!

Program Information:

  • The Kickoff Party will be at 5:30 PM on September 14.
  • The October meeting (and corresponding weekly walk) will be on Wednesday, October 14 due to Columbus Day.
  • Members can complete the program by attending at least 20 walks through March 14, 2016.
  • All members who complete the program will receive a t-shirt and a book, as well as the chance to win other great prizes.

This program is made possible by grant support from the Aultman Foundation.Aultman-Foundation-Logo-with-tagline

An Evening with Local Author and Football Historian Randy Miller



Join us Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM for an evening of discussion with local author Randy Miller. In his new book, Sons of the Valley: A Story of Six-Man Football in Tuscarawas County, Miller tells the story of of area towns that played six-man football in the 1940’s: Sugarcreek, Strasburg, Midvale, Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten and more. Miller details the football history of those years, the impact of World War II on the sport as well as some stories of controversy and tragedy that occurred on the gridiron. A book signing will follow the program which is free and open to all. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.

Meet Author Melanie Police

Melanie PoliceJoin Dover, Ohio author Melanie J. Police on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 PM for this fun and inspiring Meet the Author event. Police is the author of the new book, How Self-Love Woke the Mama Bear: Opening a Gift After Nineteen Years.

When you devote your life to raising two children and teaching hundreds of students, you dish out a lot of love. You give unselfishly. It feels good, albeit stressful, but you wouldn’t trade it for the world. There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for these children, these adolescents, these young adults. Their joy is your joy. And after 19 years, you feel happy. Why wouldn’t you? You are making a difference in the lives of so many. Then one day you realize that while you have been busy shaping the lives of so many, you’ve only been dreaming of the life you really want. It’s not until that day, when something unexpected happens, when you find you’ve been living an amazing story all along, when you find self-love, that you really wake up and start living. A collection of short stories, journal entries, tributes to teachers, poems, and blog posts; the lessons on these pages come from children, students, and teachers I’ve had the opportunity to know, teach, learn from, and love.”

Refreshments and a book signing will follow the program, which is free and open to all. Copies of Self-Love Woke the Mama Bear will be available for purchase for $10.00/ea. Police is a teacher at Dover Middle School.

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Pie in the Library

May the best pie win!

Members of the community are invited to participate in “Pie in the Library: A Community Pie Contest,” on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 AM at the Dover Public Library. Bakers are encouraged to bring their best pies to a panel of special guest judges at this fun community event.

Contest rules are as follows:

  • Greenfield Pie ContestParticipants may bring up to two different pies to be judged.
  • Judging categories: sweet, savory and apple.
  • Please bring pies in disposable pie pans or containers; pie plates will not be returned.
  • Pies must be dropped off at the library Community Room between 8:00-9:00 AM.
  • Pie contest judging begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 22.
  • Pie fillings MUST NOT contain any dairy products other than butter. No cream fillings, meringues, custards, cream cheese or pumpkin (if it contains dairy).
  • No dairy toppings such as ice cream or whip cream may be added to the top of the pie.
  • If it needs refrigeration, we cannot accept it.
  • Pie crusts and filling must be homemade.

This contest is for amateur bakers only.

Pies must be turned in to the Dover Public Library by 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 22. For more information, please call the library at 330-343-6123.

One Book, One Community 2015

One BookThis year the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition and all the libraries in the county are please to announce that Jay Asher’s bestselling book Thirteen Reasons Why has been selected as this year’s community reading title. The One Book, One Community Project is a grassroots reading movement that aims to bring people together by giving them a shared experience! When we all read the same book, we all have something to talk about. The One Book, One Community’s goal is to break down the barriers between different groups of people to strengthen Tuscarawas County!



About Thirteen Reasons Why

When Clay Jenson plays the cassette tapes he received in a mysterious package, he’s surprised to hear the voice of dead classmate Hannah Baker. He’s one of 13 people who receive Hannah’s story, which details the circumstances that led to her suicide. Clay spends the rest of the day and long into the night listening to Hannah’s voice and going to the locations she wants him to visit. The text alternates, sometimes quickly, between Hannah’s voice (italicized) and Clay’s thoughts as he listens to her words, which illuminate betrayals and secrets that demonstrate the consequences of even small actions. Hannah, herself, is not free from guilt, her own inaction having played a part in an accidental auto death and a rape. The message about how we treat one another, although sometimes heavy, makes for compelling reading. Give this to fans of Gail Giles psychological thrillers.


Jay Asher


Save the Date! Jay Asher will be coming to Tuscarawas County on Monday, October 12 at 7:00 PM at Kent State Tuscarawas. Asher will talk about his book and do a book signing. More details to come!