Lincoln Film Festival

Dover Days8 editsToday at 5:30pm our Lincoln Film Festival will continue on with a showing of The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The film is a two-hour documentary on the life and legacy of one of our most important, influential, and significant presidents in our country’s history. It takes a deeper look at the intriguing aspects of his presidency like race, equality, religion, politics, and depression.

The finale of the Lincoln Film Festival showing will take place on April 22 at 5:30pm with a showing of the 1956 film Friendly Persuasion. It is a classic family movie, that all will truly enjoy. Gary Cooper Alice Brady and a young Anthony Perkins are a Quaker family in Indiana in 1862. Their quiet life is shattered by an invading Confederate raid lead by John Morgan. The writing, acting, scenery, and music is fantastic. Lincoln Scholar Larry Koch urges you and your whole family to come and join him at a screening of his favorite movie! A brochure with film story facts and information will be shared.

There will also be further presentations about our famous 16th president in the weeks after.

Programs include:

Monday — 4/27 @ 6:30pm — With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln – Words & Pictures
Saturday — 5/2 @ 12:30pm — The Lincolns as a Family
Saturday — 5/2 @ 2:00pm — Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War
Sunday — 5/3 @ 1:00pm — Close to the Vest & Under the Skirt

Artist Alley pt.2

LOGOcomiccondoverCheck out a few more of the artists who will be attending Comic Con this year!

Demitrius Bullock
Demitrius Bullock is a self taught artist/illustrator since he was five years old. Being a huge fan of comic book heroes and villains, he had developed his own brand of urban art and character creations that continue to build momentum.  His artwork has been showcased in NYC, Delaware and Chester, PA galleries, in addition to exhibitions at various art fairs and shows.  His recent endeavors include two self-published books with his six year son, with another title currently in the making.

Frank Dawson Jr.
Frank Dawson Jr. is a local comic book artist residing in Felton, Delaware.  He has published his works in Monsterverse’s Flesh & Blood #3, PLB Comics The Fall #5, 2014 PLB Comics Halloween Special and Gideon & Sebastian #4.  Frank is currently hard at work on several projects for PLB Comics and other publishers.  Originally from Philadelphia, Frank moved to Delaware in 1986.  Drawing and illustrating ever since he could hold a pencil, Frank’s clean lined and classical style is reminiscent of the 70s and 80s House styles.

Liz DeJesus
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico.  She is a novelist and a poet.  She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen.  She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi’er Publishing), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press), First Frost , Glass Frost and The Laurel (Musa Publishing), and Morgan (Indie Gypsy).  Here work has also appeared in Night Gypsy: Journey Into Darkness (Indie Gypsy) and Someone Wicked (Smart Rhino Publications).  Liz is currently working on a new novel and a comic book series titled Zombie Ever After (Emerald Star Comics) for Fall 2014.

Aaron Emmel
Aaron Emmel writes fiction of all kinds, but he has a penchant for time travel, flying robots and international espionage.  He also writes comic books and graphic novels, designs games, and has contributed essays and articles to dozens of publications on the subjects of art and music, and U.S. foreign policy.

L. S. King
L. S. King has had her science fiction short stories published in Deep Magic, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights & Angels, Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens and more.  Two of her stories were selected for The Sword Review’s “Best of…” Anthologies.  The fact that several publications which have released her stories are now defunct has nothing to do with her.  Honest.  She has worked as a submissions editor and copy editor on several magazines and was a founding editor of the online magazine, Ray Gun Revival.  Her published novels include books in two series: Deuces Wild and Gifts of the Elders.


Graphic Novel Contest

We_shall_bring_all_things_to_rights_-_Page_124_of_Tristram_Shandy_by_Martin_Rowson_CCWSH1200P124For the second year the Dover Comic Con will be hosting a graphic novel contest. Last year Kennedi Catron took first place in the contest with her entry Useless Villain. Julian Kain-Kasday, Sophia Seck, and Timothy Patterson each submitted their own graphic novels entitled, F.L.E.A. The Search for Samuel Lee, The Moon’s Mystery, and The Wire, with each participant receiving an art print courtesy of PLB Comics. This year’s contest will feature three age groups: tweens, teens, and adults. Novels can be created and submitted by individuals or teams. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, check out the official rules below.

Graphic Novel Contest Rules

Entries may be from a single author or may be collaboration between a writer and artist.

The closing date is Thursday, July 23, 2015.  All entries must be in by 7:00pm.

The winner will be announced Saturday, August 8, 2015

How to Enter

The competition is open to three age groups.

Tweens between the ages of 9-12, who have not previously published a full-length graphic work.  The work can be fiction or non-fiction, with or without words.

Teens between the ages of 13-19, who have not previously published a full-length graphic work. The work can be fiction or non-fiction, with or without words.

Adults ages 20 & up, who have not previously published a full-length graphic work. The work can be fiction or non-fiction, with or without words.

Please send your entry by email to or drop it of to the Teen Librarian on the 3rd Floor Teen Loft.

Please include the following:

  • Completed Entry Form (link can be found at the bottom of this page)
  • Submission
  • Synopsis
  • If under 18, a parent or guardians signature is required on Entry Form.

Conditions of entry:

  • The competition is open to writers  from the ages of 9 and up.  There is a tween, teen and adult category.
  • Entries must be previously unpublished by a professional or commercial publisher in print or online. They must be original.
  • Entries must be received by July 23, 2015
  • Entries will not be returned by mail.  You must pick up your entry from the Teen Loft.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No discussion concerning the judges’ decision will be entered into.
  • The competition is not open to writers already published.
  • Failure to meet the conditions of entry will mean that a submission is automatically disqualified from the competition.
  • Entrants are advised to retain a copy of their entries.
  • Entries which are received after the closing date will not be accepted.

The winning entrant[s] agree[s] to the use of his/her name[s] and photograph[s] in relation to publicity material.

Graphic Novel Contest Entry Form


Hamlet (1)This Wednesday, April 1 from 9:30-2:30, the Dover Public Library will be screening the 1996 Kenneth Branagh film Hamlet. It will be followed by a discussion, led by Mr. Heifetz, an instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Academy, University of Delaware, Dover. The Branagh film is the first unabridged version of Hamlet, and runs about four hours long. If you are interested in knowing more about Hamlet, please stop by for the viewing.

If you’re unsure of whether or not Hamlet is something you’d be interested in, check out the brief summary from IMDB below:

Hamlet, son of the King of Denmark, is summoned home for his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot–the most complicated and most interesting in all literature–he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the “prime minister,” love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother’s.

Spring Plant Exchange

Spring Plant Exchange Flyer 2015The Dover Public Library will be celebrating the season with a spring plant exchange. Please come with your cuttings, extra perennials, bulbs, flowers, and vegetables to the library between April 15-18, and receive an exchange voucher from the adult services desk. All plants should be in small pot with a label listing the species with a little information about how and where it grows.

The exchange will take place on April 18th, between 11am-3pm. If you come without a plant(s) to exchange, a limited number of seedlings will also be available for patrons. Please do not bring any invasive species or weeds please! For more information call 302-736-7030 or stop by and pick up a flyer at the Dover Public Library. See you there!