Harry Potter Day

Harry Potter flyerThe owls are gathering and we are gearing up for our Harry Potter event on Saturday January 9th 11am-4pm! Saturday the entire library will be transformed into a Harry Potter paradise, with decorations, crafts, food and more. We’ve been working hard the past few weeks  making Chocolate Frogs, Cauldron Cakes, Polyjuice Pops and on our decorations and crafts for all of you to enjoy.

This event will also serve as the kickoff to our Winter Reading Challenge. Registration for the reading challenge will be located in the lobby of the library. The rules and prizes have been slightly altered, so check in to see what changes were made and how you can win cool free stuff by reading things you love.

Saturday Holiday Mini-Con!

2015 Flyer RevisedThis Saturday from 11-4pm the Dover Public Library and the Delaware Anime Society will be hosting our annual Holiday Mini Con! Unlike our larger summer comic con, this will be a smaller event that will take place solely inside the library. Participants are welcome to dress up just as they would for other conventions and partake in the various activities that will be held throughout the day.

The lobby will feature cosplay and gaming tournament signups, the cosplay contest, an ugly sweater contest, and a secret Santa event. A number of crafts will also be available. Multi-Purpose rooms A and B will be the designated areas for video and tabletop gaming, along with various panels.

It should be a wonderful event that should help you or your family get their fill of all things comics for the winter months. See the full schedule of events below!

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Celebrate the Holidays

Home for the Holidays Flyer 2015.1 (1)Holiday season is upon us and to help celebrate them there are quite a few events that will be taking place over the next few days:

Starting at 5pm on Thursday, December 3, there will be the Capital Holiday Celebration! There will be crafts, carriage rides, caroling, musical and dance performances, Christmas lights, and of course a visit from Santa Claus. The events will be spread around the downtown Dover area, with events taking place at the Dover Public Library, City Hall, and other spaces in the neighboring area.

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Our annual Home for the Holidays will be taking place on Saturday, December 5. The library will start things off at 10:30am with holiday crafts in the Children’s Program Room, followed by a Holiday Parade on Loockerman Street at noon. Having a harpist in the lobby of the library will set the mood and help create a wonderful holiday atmosphere, starting at noon and running until 3pm.

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Not holiday related, but definitely a worthwhile event nonetheless, In Harmony is back this month with a performance by the Roger Girke Band.  To hear some great blues music, come to the library at 7pm, and like all In Harmony concerts, it has a free admission!

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The Nutcracker November 28th

NutcrackerThanksgiving week is usually a time filled with family, friends, and copious amounts of food.  Turkey day is a signal that the winter holiday season has begun, and is there a more fitting way to get into the holiday spirit than taking the family to see segments of The Nutcracker? We didn’t think so.

So after you’ve had turkey on Thursday and ran around town on Black Friday, bring the family to the Dover Public Library on Saturday to watch the Ballet Theater of Dover perform select pieces from the famous Nutcracker ballet.  This Tchaikovsky ballet was created in the late 19th century and may be the most widely recognized ballet in the world.  The performance will begin at 2:00pm and like all library events, admission is free. Don’t let this wonderful opportunity pass you by.

More Cupcakes!!

Lots of people came out for our Cupcake Showdown on Saturday. Children, teenagers, and adults showed off their creativity by decorating cupcakes with materials provided by the library and Redner’s Supermarket. The materials included things such as gummy dinosaurs, twizzlers, jelly beans, buttercream frosting (in different colors), etc. Some contestants chose to carefully place each item, while others elected for a more free spirited approach by placing decorations randomly placing items to see what direction it would take them.

Crafts were available on the first and third floor, which included cube crafts as well as pearler beads. The third floor also had the television show Cupcake Wars on for the duration of the event, for inspiration to those creating crafts prior to participating.

The Drunk’n Baker provided samples of their own cupcake products to library patrons, as well as giving decorating demonstrations at multiple times throughout the day. It was a great way for participants to learn about different decorating techniques from professionals.

Winners were selected by Dawn from Frankfurt Bakery & Deli, Tiffanee from Tiffanee & Co Bakery, as well as Mayor Robin Christiansen. A big thank you goes out to Dawn and Tiffanee for supplying prizes for the winners, Redner’s Supermarket for providing the supplies, The Drunk’n Baker and Mayor Christiansen for their involvement as well!