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Doverstock revelers remember Woodstock

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Historically, trying to recreate Woodstock has been a disaster. In 1999, a concert in Rome, NY to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the famed 1969 musical festival devolved into a now-infamous disgrace due to a lack of water, widespread reports of violence, and musical acts like Limp Bizkit,...
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Readers hunt for horcruxes at library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover Library hosted a “Harry Potter”-themed scavenger hunt on Wednesday, July 31, on what would be the titular character’s 39th birthday. For kids and adults, this scavenger hunt was not only challenging, but provided a nostalgic rush of reading the last book so many years ago. From 11:00...
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Tile Painting FUNdraiser begins

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Most people don't get a chance to have a piece of their artwork forever displayed where people can see it every day. However, a new upcoming tile collage in the Dover Library will give dozens of people this opportunity. On May 8, the Friends of the Dover Library kicked...
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Dover kids guess the Oreo type

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32228" align="alignright" width="300"]A girl with a mouthful or cookies looks to her mom for help identifying its flavor. A girl with a mouthful or cookies looks to her mom for help identifying its flavor.[/caption] Oreos are said to be...
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Dover Library, CRS host STEM program

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31112" align="alignright" width="300"]Karen Pratt giving some guidance. Karen Pratt giving some guidance.[/caption] On Wednesday the 16th, The Dover Town Library and the Charles River School hosted their first of a now-ongoing STEM program (STEM standing for science, technology, engineering, and...
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Library adds color to weekly events

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With libraries increasingly moving towards incorporating technology, the Dover Town Library boasts a decidedly old-school remedy to relieve visitors’ stress: adult coloring books. Yes, the long-preferred time killer of first grade teachers, overworked moms and sippy-cup-serving waitresses everywhere has made its way to adults, and the Dover Library wants to help...
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Scouts teach tech to seniors

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31003" align="alignright" width="300"]Scout Oliver Fried leads the lecture from the front of the room. Scout Oliver Fried leads the lecture from the front of the room.[/caption] At the Dover Town Library on Saturday afternoon, members of the Dover Boy Scouts held...
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‘All Seasons Shade Gardens’ upcoming

Popular horticulturalist and speaker Betty Sanders will present a program on “All Seasons Shade Gardens” on Tuesday, December 11, at the Dover Town Library, Lower Level, at 9:30 a.m. Doors will open for refreshments at 9:00 a.m. Shade is a fact of life in New England. Many gardeners spend countless hours trying to brighten those spaces...
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Chicatabot Garden Club presenting ‘Forcing Bulbs’

The Chicatabot Garden Club is inviting the public to hear Kathi Garieipy present a program on “Forcing Bulbs” on Tuesday, October 16, at the Dover Town Library, Lower Level. Coffee is served at 9:00, and the program will begin at 9:30. Forcing bulbs is easy and fun, according to Garieipy. Certainly during the dreary winter months,...
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Creative Colors tickles patrons pink

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After a long, chilly winter, residents of Dover rejoiced in the arrival of spring. Last week, when 85-degree weather rolled into town, it was understandable that so many spent every moment of the afternoon soaking up the sun. However, a handful of children decided to take a break from...
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Smart robots visit DTL

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Robots are fascinating machines. They assist in intricate surgeries and help build automobiles. They can open doors and run faster than Usain Bolt. Some countries have even welcomed artificial intelligence with open arms and grants of citizenship. While some may fear that technology is evolving too fast, many children are...
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Projecting the future of puppet shows

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter They’re clunky and heavy, and many classrooms have replaced them with sleeker and more modern technology. However, the overhead projector has not become obsolete yet. Vinny Lovegrove, a visiting puppeteer at the Dover Town Library, proved on April 18 that overhead projectors are perfect for puppet shows. As dozens of...
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Library creates video games from Scratch

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This past week, kids were encouraged to take their gaming skills to a whole new level by putting down the controllers and picking up the video game creation software, Scratch. At the Dover Town Library’s Create your own Video Game workshop, kids were given the opportunity to use Scratch, an MIT-developed computer program designed...
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Library hosts space-themed LEGO Challenge

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By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its inception in the late 1940s, The Lego Group’s tiny plastic construction bricks have exploded with popularity. The Denmark-based company has launched thousands of sets of LEGOs, whose various themes provide children with endless entertainment. With STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based programs becoming more integrated...
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Tech Time offers Bristlebot playtime

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By Laura Drinan
 Hometown Weekly Reporter The Dover Town Library’s Community Room was abuzz with Bristlebots on February 8. Bristlebots, thumb-sized vibrating robots made from a toothbrush head, double-sided tape, a battery, and a pager motor, have become quite popular at Tech Time, one of the library’s STEAM-based programs for children 8 to thirteen years...
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Chief McGowan visits ‘Local Hero Storytime’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Superman and Batman have been two of the world’s most beloved superheroes for decades. Children have been fascinated with the two characters’ strength and bravery, and the Dover Town Library (DTL) frequently reminds their young patrons that while Metropolis and Gotham City may not be real places, there are...
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A girl with kaleidoscope skies

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It was a quiet afternoon in the Dover Town Library. Upstairs, only hushed chatter and the sound of pages turning broke the silence. Hanging on the walls, however, were riots of color. The prints, influenced by the colors and patterns one sees in a kaleidoscope, belonged to Kira Seamon. Kira waltzed into...
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DTL delivers super awesome program

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Three times a week, staff members of the Dover Town Library hold “Super Awesome Fun Time” for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers to enjoy. With such a name for the program, it may sound like the library is setting some fairly high expectations. Luckily, its staff certainly does know how...
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Library hosts tasty seasonal craft

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Decorating gingerbread houses has become an annual tradition for many families. This year, Dover’s children’s librarians brought their patrons’ favorite gingerbread craft to the library to kick off the holiday season. Since joining the Dover Town Library in November of last year, a gingerbread house event has been on Head...
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