DOVER — This week, everyone is invited to the library to explore new skills, try out a craft, and take on a new challenge. First, we’ve partnered with Dover’s A Southern Girl Bakery to host a cupcake decorating competition for all ages. On Monday night, there will be a virtual presentation all about cake decorating, and then folks will be able to pick up supplies from the library and submit photos of their best creations until Nov. 21. On Thursday, our adult patrons can enjoy a free dance class hosted by the Musical Arts of Dover, learning beginner ballet and lyrical dance. Finally, kids in grades 2-plus can join us Saturday afternoon to learn to make their own flying drones. Be sure to register ahead of time to get in on all these activities and more,
The Great DPL Holiday Cupcake Decorating Challenge (Virtual with Supplies), Monday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.: Watch a virtual cake decorating presentation from A Southern Girl Bakery in Dover and then take on our cupcake competition. Pick up your bag of mystery ingredients and the instructions in the Children's Room beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 16 (while supplies last). Registration is required. A photo and description of your entry must be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 21 at midnight to be eligible to compete. A prize for the best creation in each category - Adult, Teen, and Family - will be awarded.
Beyond Books (In-Person), Monday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.: "Beyond Books: A Preschool Discovery Program" is for children ages 3-5. Each session will focus on a different subject. Join the Monday series to learn about science and the Thursday series to explore arts and crafts. The programs will start with books, then go beyond with hands-on activities to explore the topic further. Registration is required, but you do not need to be a library cardholder to attend.
Big Kids Storytime (In-Person), Monday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.:Picture books are for more than just early readers. Kids in grades K-2 are invited to join us for a storytime with more in-depth, challenging picture books.
Come and Play! (In-Person),Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Families are invited to join us for an open playtime. Come have fun with your kids and make new friends.
STEM Saturday: Build a Drone (In-Person), Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Kids in grades two and up are invited to design, build, and test their drone. Kids will have plenty of time to build, tinker with, and perfect their drones before we test them. We will provide all the supplies and the kids bring their imaginations and enthusiasm. For questions about this event, please e-mail Emily at email@example.com.
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (Virtual), Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Join one of our Dungeons and Dragons groups for teens! Group A meets every other Sunday at 2 p.m. In this group, our players face off with scheming villains and elemental monsters in the Princes of the Apocalypse campaign setting. No experience or materials are required. All skill levels are welcome. You do not need to have attended previous sessions to enjoy your first game. Registration is required to receive a link to the virtual session.
Free Dance Class for Adults (In-Person):Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Join us for a free intro dance class for adults in Dover Public Library's Lecture Hall on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. During this time you will learn beginner ballet for the first portion of the class, and lyrical dance for the second half. This class is complimentary from Musical Arts of Dover taught by dance program director and coordinator Savannah Lee. Bring your water bottle and something you're comfortable moving in. Socks are OK, too. We welcome you and invite you to join the fun and try something new. Registration is required.
Dover Public Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the building. Curbside pickup is available. For more information or to sign up for a program, visit library.dover.nh.gov or call 603-516-6050.
This article originally appeared on Fosters Daily Democrat: Dover Public Library NH events for the week of Nov. 14 to 20