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Dover Library and the great pumpkin

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Many children would say the candy and costumes are the absolute best part of Halloween. However, while overflowing buckets of sweets are undeniably awesome and dressing up is certainly enjoyable, the Halloween season doesn’t quite feel right until you’ve decorated or carved a pumpkin. Making the spooky season feel...
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Nelson Hammer exhibiting at Dover Library

Nelson Hammer, a Needham landscape architect and watercolorist, will have 30 of his paintings on display at the Dover Town Library from now through Friday, November 24. Since resuming work in watercolors in 2014 after a 50-year hiatus, birds have been the subject of 43 of the 48 paintings he has produced since then. He...
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Library’s open craft inspires creativity

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The community can always count on the Dover Town Library for a fun-filled day of crafting. Their “Open Art for Kids” event was no exception. The library hosted an informal, drop-in crafting session for children of all ages to create their own masterpieces from an assortment of materials from...
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Summer readers celebrate with ice cream social

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Even with the first day of school just days away, the sun made sure to give a hot reminder that it was still summer. Luckily, the Dover Town Library had the perfect solution already set up to compliment the hot afternoon and to celebrate the end of the summer reading...
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Dover Town Library hosts unique ‘Crafternoon’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the summer is winding down, most families are trying to squeeze in one last trip out of town before school starts up again. Luckily for those who are staying local for the last few weeks of vacation, the Dover Town Library is keeping them busy. August 16’s “Crafternoon”...
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Library Crawl brings visitors running

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On August 1, a Library Crawl challenged library fanatics to visit 12 different area libraries, including the Dover Town Library, Sherborn Library, and the Wellesley Free Library and its separate branches. The Library Crawl, meant as a self-guided tour of local libraries, also acted as a scavenger hunt. Each...
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Storytelling meets engineering in Dover

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On August 3, the Dover Town Library hosted a Storybook Engineering event, during which visitors were challenged to build a chair suitable for Baby Bear from the popular fairytale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Liz, the Storybook Engineering instructor, told a modern day version of “Goldilocks” with prosody, keeping the...
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Dover musician and storyteller performs concert

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Susan Reed, a Dover resident and nationally recognized singer and storyteller, performed a family concert in the heart of Dover at the Town Library on July 26. Reed has brought her collection of string instruments, captivating voice, and her bright spirit to children and families worldwide. She performs frequently...
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Dover Town Library’s ‘Crafternoon’ heads outdoors

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After several rainy days, the sun finally came out of hiding behind the clouds to lend its rays to the Dover Town Library’s “Crafternoon.” For the third Wednesday in a row, the library has hosted a craft-filled afternoon for visitors. In previous weeks, library visitors made grass heads and...
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Dover Library hosts ‘Slime Time’

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_19366" align="alignright" width="600"]Nearly 50 children enjoyed a fun day of gooey arts and crafts.  Photos by Peter Kougias Nearly 50 children enjoyed a fun day of gooey arts and crafts. Photos by Peter Kougias[/caption]The Dover Town Library welcomed...
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Dover Library hosts game night

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter While many libraries are renowned for their children’s events, sometimes the events for other ages can be overlooked. The Dover Town Library is no exception to this. While they host a variety of wonderful programs for kids, including crafts and story times, the Library also offers events for those...
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Library named Star Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter It is of no surprise that the Dover Library is well loved. It is a place that offers not only typical library resources like books, movies, and audiotapes, but also 3D printing, cooking equipment, and a variety of technologies. Due to the hard work of the librarians, as well...
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A new face at Dover’s Library

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Visitors to the Dover Town Library (DTL) are used to fresh surprises. Whether it’s the latest issue of one’s favorite magazine, a new program on offer, or a virtual reality experience, visitors to the brick building on Dedham Street seem to have no shortage of options in the “brand-spanking-new” department. For...
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Festival of Trees at Elm Bank

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 8th annual Festival of Trees will take place from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 11, at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. The festival will showcase over 65 trees and feature Snow Village, an extensive model train and holiday village collection. The Festival of...
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The summer wins

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Quietly and meticulously, Lauren Berghman, Young Adult Librarian at the Dover Town Library, sets up a table in one of the library program rooms. On it, she carefully places a handful of items. There are a number of pencils, a stack of books, enough candy to make a dentist...
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Film screening highlights Library’s modern approach

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Silence, save the whir of a running fan, envelops the clean, well-lit room on the ground floor of the Dover Town Library. Outside the door, a handful of kids peek through the door, wondering if their time to enter has come. With a kind smile and a motion of...
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Under the sea in Dover

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern “Darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me.” While it is true that a crab sang these words in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” patrons of the Dover Town Library get the chance to find out how accurate the statement is courtesy of virtual reality technology. On...
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Dover Library lecture on the value of old and rare books

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Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, will give a free and open talk Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. on the value of old and rare books. The talk will be held at Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham Street in Dover. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser...
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Dover Library Fundraiser to be Held April 14

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The Friends of the Dover Library are holding a “friend”raiser for the library on Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dover Legion. There will be live music featuring Dave Yuknat and the Inebriations, a cash bar and food for people who will be able to learn more about celebrating and supporting the...
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