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  • Winter Break events at Dover Public Library

    Head over to the Dover Public Library for a week of fun FREE activities for the entire family. They will kick off vacation week on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. with the popular STEM Saturday. Kids in grades kindergarten and up are invited to design, build, and compete with paper airplanes. Prizes awarded for the longest flight and most creative.
    Superhero fans, don’t miss the Mini Marvel Avengers Marathon on Monday, February 24. “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13) will begin at 2:30 p.m., then pizza and refreshments will be served from 5:00-5:30, and “Avengers: Endgame” (PG-13) begins at 5:30 p.m.
    Do you like to crack codes and solve puzzles? We need your help to break out of Mr. Lemoncello’s Library on Tuesday, February 25. Sign up for this escape room based on the children’s book by Chris Grabenstein. Kids in grades two through four can register for the 2 p.m. session and those in grades five and up should sign up for the 3 p.m. session at the library’s website: library.dover.nh.gov.
    Fans of the graphic novel series “Dog Man” by Dav Pilkey will not want to miss “Dog Man Mania” on Wednesday, February 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Crafts, games, activities, and snacks will all be part of the fun. Every kid who attends will be entered in a raffle to win a Dog Man T-shirt! On Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m, patrons from ten to one hundred and ten are invited to make whimsical yarn birds in the Library's Maker Space. Space is limited so please go to library.dover.nh.gov to register.
    On Thursday, February 27 from 2 to 3 p.m., animal lovers will be treated to a live animal show by Curious Creatures. Get up close to some fascinating mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

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    Have you ever wanted to walk the runway in a fashion show? You’ll get your chance to show off your favorite pajamas at the “Pajamarama” event on Friday, February 28. The fashion show will begin at 10:30 a.m., and there will be crafts, activities, and hot chocolate and donuts from 10 a.m. until noon. Don’t forget your blankets and stuffies!
    Also on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., kids in grades three and up can join for Electrifying STEM. Experiment with Snap Circuits, Makey Makeys, and other kits to learn how electricity works.
    On Saturday, February 29, they end their action-packed week with a “Take Your Child to the Library Day” celebration. From 9 to 11 a.m. families are invited to enjoy pancakes with our special guest, Elmo! At 11 a.m. local author and illustrator Aaron Risi will perform songs based on his children’s book “A Moose with a Uke”.
    At 2 p.m. the movie “Arctic Dogs” (PG) will be shown. There will be crafts, Legos, and raffles from
    9 a.m. to 5 p.mm, including a special raffle for any child who gets his/her first library card that
    day (must be five years old).
    They have plenty of events planned to keep families busy and engaged during school vacation week. For more information, call the Children’s Room at 516-6052.
    And don’t forget about books, audiobooks, downloadable materials, museum passes, and all the other services that the Dover Public Library offers. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m.