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  • 'Oceans of Possibilities' at Dover Public Library

    Join us at the Dover Public Library this summer to discover “Oceans of Possibilities". Beginning on Monday, June 20, adults, teens, and kids can register at the library or online for the six-week program. Patrons of all ages have the opportunity to win prizes just by logging their reading time.

    In honor of the ocean theme, we are inviting the community to read The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway or The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick. Copies of these books will be available at the library to borrow or grab a FREE copy at locations around Dover while supplies last. There will be a book discussion for The Old Man and the Sea on Monday, July 18 at 6:30, and author Rodman Philbrick will visit the library on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 to talk about his work.

    In addition to the reading challenges, there will be many events to keep the whole family entertained this summer. On Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30, Alex the Jester will bring his wacky one-man show to the library. Alex has performed his daring stunts, mind-bending sight gags, and physical feats all around the world for audiences of all ages. Walk through a sixty-five foot inflatable whale and learn all about these magnificent creatures from the Blue Ocean Society of Portsmouth. This event will be held at Dover City Hall auditorium on Monday, June 27 at 2:00.

    There will be special programs just for teens – tie-dying, gaming nights, laser tag, Nailed It!, and take-and-make crafts. Adults can learn about the history of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, July 13 and 27 at 6:30 through informational lectures at the library. Then on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 meet at the shipyard and tour the facility.

    We will have an all ages Beach Party on Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 on the library lawn. Participate in beach activities and games, bring a picnic dinner, purchase a treat from the Kona Ice Truck, and dance to live music from the band “Short Notice”.

    This is just a small sample of what the library will be offering this summer. Check out all our events on library.dover.nh.gov/events or stop in the library to get a brochure. All of our programs are FREE and open to the public.