Nevermore: A Broken Timeline Mystery

Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 PM

Madmen know nothing

Once upon a midnight dreary,

The thousand injuries of Fortunato

We loved with a love that was more than love.


Somehow… that doesn’t seem quite right.


The timeline is broken, and the poems, stories, and life events of Edgar Allan Poe make no sense! Unravel the mystery and help save the timeline at this fun event. Discover something new about the original master of horror! Snacks will be provided. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this fun program, part of the Edgar Allan Poe series at Dover Public Library.

Folklore Around the World: A Multicultural Story Hour!

Folklore Around the World BannerThursday, October 1 at 7:00 PM

For Children Pre-K through 5th Grade and Parents

Hear stories from Native American, African, and Hispanic Cultures performed by the Teen Department! Each child will receive a free book and a special gift. Refreshments will also be served. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to Register or for more information.

All September, teens have been working on performances based on folklore from different cultures. Snakes, bullies, talking rocks, and more are featured in these special stories that teach us where stories came from, how to treat those who are different, and to be careful about the choices we make in life. Don’t miss these exciting stories!

This event is funded by a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.

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.