Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer Book Discussion

In conjunction with the Vermont Humanities Council, the Library sponsors an annual Summer Book Discussion Series with Richard Wizansky, a seasoned book discussion leader and perennial favorite of Dover audiences. The lecture series typically spans four Wednesday evenings at 7 pm during the summer. Beginning July, 11th, the 2018 theme is The Ties that Bind titles include: My Old Man and the Sea by David and Daniel Hays; The Promise of Rest by Reynolds Price; A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley; and Montana, 1948 by Larry Watson. A drawing for dinner for two at specified local restaurants will be held at each discussion, must be present to win. Discussion series books can be borrowed from the library.

Check the calendar for dates.

 

Summer Events Also Include

Friday, July 6, 7pm, folk duo Hungrytown

Monday, July 9, 6:30pm, Golf Talk with Keith Newell, Golf Pro

Wednesday, July 11, 7pm, Book Discussion: My Old Man & the Sea by David & Daniel Hays. Discussion led by Richard M. Wizansky.

Wednesday, July 18, 7pm, Bhutan, slideshow presentation by Debby Dorsett

Friday, July 27, 7pm: Hannah Hoffman, Musician & Singer

Wednesday, August 1, 7pm: Summer Book Discussion Series: The Promise of Rest by Reynolds Price. Discussion led by Richard M. Wizansky.

Thursday, August 2, 7:pm, Dover Town Hall: Dover Free Library’s Annual Dessert Social Fundraiser, with speaker Leah McGrath Goodman, author of The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Gobal Oil Market.

Friday, August 3, 7pm: World War II Letters, Slideshow Presentation with Corrine Smith, author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey

Wednesday, August 8, 7pm: Book Discussion: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. Discussion led by Richard M. Wizansky.

Friday, August 10, 7pm: Incurable Semantics, musical group.

Wednesday, August 29, 7:00pm: Book Discussion: Montana, 1948 by Larry Watson.

Night Owl Book Club

The Night Owl Book Club meets once a month on Wednesday evenings with the exception of July and August when the Library hosts a book discussion series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.  All are welcome at our book club discussions. The Library carries extra copies of each month’s book club selection for participants to borrow.

Check the calendar of events for our next Night Owls Book Discussion Club meeting.

PhD "People Here in Dover" Speaker Series

The PHD speaker series highlights Dover residents who have interesting or unusual skills, hobbies or careers, and good stories to share. Past speakers have ranged from Dave Smith, the Dover landfill attendant and recycling coordinator, to Miles Anton, a student filmmaker and author. The PHD speaker series occurs every 1-2 months.

Check the calendar of events for our next “People Here in Dover” speaker.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club will resume meetings at a future date to be determined. People at all levels of proficiency are encouraged to join us to practice their Spanish and help other participants. The Spanish Club is led by Library Director John Flores who is a native Spanish speaker. To register as a club member, please contact John Flores by email or telephone at 802-348-7488.

Check the calendar of events for our next Spanish Club meeting.

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