First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. Celebrate with us at these special events! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for each event or for more information.
Local Author Fair: Saturday, April 11 from 1:00-4:00 PM–This event is your chance to interact with the community, network with local writers, and celebrate the written word. Each of our authors will have a table in the library to meet with the public and sign books.
Ohio Library Day & National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 14–Celebrate your public library and the employees of DPL who help make your public library a great cultural institution. Stop by for a “library cookie,” share your favorite library memories, and connect with your library friends.
Tuesday Night Book Club: Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM–Join us as we discuss “The Given Day: A Novel,” by Dennis LeHane. Refreshments are provided and new members welcome at this fun night of coffee and conversation. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to reserve your copy of the book.
Stitched Book Art Program: Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 AM–Join crafty Teen Librarian Liz Strauss for an introductory course on creating your own book are with a needle, embroidery thread, and a page out of an old book. All materials will be provided.
Current Events in the Middle East: An Evening with Dr. Peter Mansoor: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM–Jihad. Invasions. Beheadings. Slavery. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Peter Mansoor will speak on the rise of the Islamic State (Isis), the threat it poses to the Middle East and the global community, and the campaign to destroy the organization. Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University and a military analyst for CNN. He is the author of Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, a history of the Iraq War focusing on the surge of 2007-2008. A book signing will follow the program. Funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council.
Beginnings & Endings: Cooking with Paula Fawcett: Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM–Bring a friend and sample simply made appetizers and a variety of desserts. Everyone will receive copies of all recipes presented. Registration is REQUIRED and will close on April 15.
Your votes are in, and the Elite Eight have been determined in the Tournament of Authors! We’re one week closer to identifying Dover Public Library’s favorite author for 2015. There were some close matchups this week, with Andy Weir, author of the 2014 best-seller The Martian narrowly winning over The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins. Agatha Christie and J.K. Rowling were feeling the love this week–both came in with 27 total votes! For more scoring details, check out the bracket below:
The votes are in, and 16 authors advanced to Round 3 of Book Madness. Agatha Christie was feeling the love this week, with 25 votes overall. The closest race this week was between Jane Austen (17) and Charles Dickens (16), with Austen narrowly advancing. Remember, you can vote once a day on all authors at the library, with extra opportunities for voting each night on Facebook and any time you checkout a title by one of the contenders. We’re one step closer to determining Dover Public Library’s favorite author for 2015!
Round 2 was a prize round! Think you’re doing great so far? Bring in your bracket to have it checked by a staff member sometime this week. The person with the highest number correct in Round 2 will win a prize! The winner will be announced Monday, March 23.
Hit the link for the most up-to-date bracket:
The Dover Public Library will host a program on Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM called “Beyond Buggies and Bonnets: True Amish Tales.” Presented by Brenda Nixon, an English, or non-Amish, parent to Amish “runaways,” this intriguing program will present her intimate understanding of the Swartzentruber Amish Order. Nixon’s daughter is married to an ex-Amish man-the son of a bishop-and their home has become a safe house for young men and women making the transition out of the Amish community. Nixon will discuss Amish culture and topics such as rumspringa, ordnung, shunning, and Amish sex ed. The public is invited to bring their questions at this intriguing program. Call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 for more information or to register for this free program. For more info on Brenda Nixon, click here.
You voted, and the results are in! J.R.R. Tolkien had the highest number of votes overall, with 20, while Dr. Seuss came in a close overall second with 19. Several matchups were decided by a single vote! For a look at all the authors that made it to round two, check out the PDF below or stop by the library. Remember, you can fill out a complete ballot once a day at the library, plus vote extra for your favorites nightly on Facebook or when you check out their books!
Join us for a wee bit of Irish fun at this family-friendly community event!
10:00 AM: Irish Storytime with Miss Patt & Mortimer
1:00 PM: “St. Patrick: From Slave to Patron Saint,” lecture
2:00 PM: Tales of Ireland: Storytelling by Joyal Pittman
3:30 PM: The Akron Ceili Band performs LIVE!
5:00 PM: Free movie showing starring Sean Connery
If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call the library to register at 330-343-62123