This year’s One Book, One Community title is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Join us for these special events inspired by the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.
We’re All Wonders at the Dover Public Library StoryWalk®
Month of September (All Ages)
R.J. Palacio’s We’re All Wonders (a picture book) will be on display at the Dover Public Library StoryWalk®, located around the pond at Dover City Park. The StoryWalk® is on a paved surface and is accessible to all!
Art Contest: Kindness Poster Contest (pre-K-12th grade)
Entries due September 23 by 5:00 p.m.
All public libraries in the Tuscarawas County community will be accepting poster submissions on the topic of “kindness.” Posters must be a minimum size of 11″ x 17″, but no larger than 15″ x 20″ and must be in a landscape format. Winning entries will be on display from October 2 – 15th at the Dover Public Library StoryWalk® for National Bullying Prevention Month. Participants must write their name and phone number on the back of the poster. Posters will be held at Dover Public Library through October 31 for pickup. Please call 330-343-6123 for more information.
Happy Birthday, Auggie! (All ages)
Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
We will celebrate Auggie’s birthday at the StoryWalk®, located around the pond at Dover City Park. You can see the winning posters on display, and enjoy a birthday treat! Rain location is Dover Public Library.
The Masks We Wear (Grades K-5 with an adult)
Saturday September 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Caregivers will create a mask of their child’s face using plaster of Paris gauze strips. Seth Horne, who has Apert Syndrome (similar to what Auggie has), and his mother, Stacy, will be here to participate in a discussion on how we sometimes put on “masks” to cover how we truly feel, like Auggie did when he wore his helmet, and to share their personal experiences. This project is sponsored by an LSTA Grant through the State Library of Ohio.
The Masks We Wear (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday October 17 at 3:00 p.m.
‘Tweens and Teens will create masks of each other using plaster of Paris gauze strips. We’ll discuss how we sometimes put on “masks” to cover how we truly feel, like Auggie did when he wore his helmet. This project is sponsored by an LSTA Grant through the State Library of Ohio. No registration is necessary for this Teen Tuesday event.