All About those Apes

Tuesday, October 6 at 3:00 PM

What do you know about apes?Funky monkey

Join us for a fun program  featuring crafts and trivia all about apes! Come learn more about these animals while enjoying snacks and earning chances to win door prizes. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to Register.

Special thanks to Frankie for this event idea. (I know you’d rather watch Planet of the Apes, but I promise this will be just as geeky and fun!) Do you have an idea for a teen program at the library? Email me! I love hearing teen suggestions and turning them into great events for everyone.

YA Crew this Fall

YA Crew LogoThe 2nd Thursday of the Month at 3:00 PM

Starting in October

Gain leadership experience and help the community by joining the library’s teen service club, the YA Crew. Anyone in grades 6-12 can join this club to help the library and the community at large. Help plan programs and community service projects, volunteer at the library, and earn great perks including the members-only party in May. See the reorganized YA Crew page or contact Liz Strauss for more information, including complete membership requirements.

Dates this Fall: October 8, November 12, and December 10

Fandemonium at the Fair

some stories stay with us forever fandomTUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22 AT 3:00 PM



Join  us at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds for fun games and crafts based on popular TV shows, movies, and books! Don’t miss your chance to win some great prizes. No Registration Necessary. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to Register or for More Information.

Can you guess the Fandom by the symbols? Test your knowledge with trivia, play Fandom Scattergories, and make a fun craft. Just by stopping by our booth, you’ll be entered to win some great doorprizes. Hope to see you there!


Teen Game Day


from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Dancing Clip ArtTeens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an hour of board games and snacks in the Community Room. We’ll have classic games like Clue and Monopoly as well as Apples to Apples and Bop-it (I know, not really a board game, but go with me on this.) And if nothing suits your fancy, we’ll also have decks of cards. You could even make up your own game.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

What’s your favorite board game?

13 Reasons: A Suicide Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, September 15 at 3:00 PM

LThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asherearn about mental health issues, suicide myths, warning signs, and more at this informative session for teens. Discuss where to turn when help is needed and how to help others in crisis. This event is intended for teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Inspired by 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and part of One Book, One Community at Dover Public Library.

Art Studio

SplatterTuesday, September 8, October 13, and November 10

Learn about a different Art Movement each month at our new Teen Art Studio! Practice with different techniques, meet fellow artists, and enjoy snacks at each event. Dress accordingly: we will be getting messy! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

In September, we’ll be talking about Abstract Expressionism and making Splatter Paint Art. This event will be help outside, weather permitting. Teens should definitely wear old clothes for this one!

In October, we’ll be talking about Impressionism, which is all about the fleeting nature of light. We’ll be practicing some landscapes with oil pastels.

Finally, in November, we’re traveling way back in time to talk about Mesopotamian art. We’ll use clay to make small relief slabs that tell a story.

Have a favorite artist or art movement you want to see represented? Email Liz at strausel@doverlibrary.org and share it with her! If this series continues, she’ll use your suggestions in the Spring!

Folklore Around the World

Teaser Posters

Every Thursday in September at 3:00 PM

Discover Stories from Other Cultures

Make Props & Puppets

Rehearse Your Performance 

Share Stories Onstage with a Live Audience

Check out the Details on the Folklore Around the World Page

Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to Register for this New Program, funded by a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.