Monday, March 21, 2011

The Friends Now Have A Web Site

In addition to this blog, The Friends of the Dover Library now has its own web site - check us out at

Save the Date!

“Through the Garden Door”

2011 Dover Library House & Garden Tour

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Library

to benefit the Dover Town Library

Sunday, June 12

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In its 26th year, the Annual House Tour was moved this year from the fall to the spring, and it is now a House and Garden Tour. In addition to presenting three of Dover’s finest homes, the tour will now showcase three of Dover’s most exquisite private gardens.

The tour will also feature fare from Dessert Works, Dover Market and Sherborn Inn, as well as floral displays from Chicatabot Garden Club, Dover Garden Club, Perennial Designs and Powisset Garden Club.

Tickets go on sale May 1.

Advance purchase tickets are:

$35 – at the library or mail in form

$37 – online through

$30 – Friends of the Dover Town Library and Seniors. Discount only applied when purchased in person in advance at the library.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friends of the Dover Library, March Meeting:

Monday, March 7, at 9 am in the Community Room.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Special Afternoon Tea - Oct 28

This Thursday, October 28, will be a special Afternoon Tea at the library. The Trustees will be presenting Madge Casper and Michele Keleher with the 2010 Trustees Recognition Award for all their years of leading the House Tour committee. The tea will be from 2 pm to 4:30 pm upstairs in the library. We hope you can join us as we celebrate and honor these women and their many contributions to our library.

Upcoming Tile Workshops

The Friends of the Dover Library are off to a great start with our tile fundraiser, and we are thrilled that so many people have made their mark at the library (or have told us they want to!). There is still time to "tile one on", and in order to meet the demand, we are offering additional tile workshops at the library.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, you may at any time purchase a take home kit at the circulation desk ($5 plus cost of tile) and complete the project when your schedule allows.

Tile workshops will be held on:

Monday, October 25, 3-6 pm

Wednesday, November 10, 3-6 pm

Saturday, December 11, 10 am - 1 pm

Wednesday, January 5, 3-6 pm

All workshops will take place in the library's Community Room. We hope to see you there!

About the tile project:

Everyone, from young children to teens and adults, will have an opportunity to design and paint tiles, which will become part of a permanent display at the Library. The tiles will be affixed to the cement walls by the outdoor entrance to the Lower Level (the Children's Room).

These tiles will not only add beauty to that space, but they afford a unique way to celebrate our community. Infants can make a hand print, finger-painters can create a rainbow of color, and more accomplished artists can paint a tile inspired by a favorite book, our town, a favorite hobby/activity, or their own family.

We are partnering with The Clayroom in Walpole, which will oversee the painting, glazing, and firing of the tiles.

Each 4 x 4-inch tile will be available for $50 (cash or check please), with all proceeds going to fund the Library's many programs and services.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Take a bow, Friends!

And check out this terrific article in 22 August's The Boston Globe about the Friends of the Dover Library.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010



The Friends of the Dover Library is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Carter of Newton is the July Artist of the Month. Her exhibit, titled, “What a World” will be on display from July 2nd to the 31st, and Carter is hosting a reception at the library on July 10, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Carter’s exhibited work will be monotype and collage. They are investigations into the natural world. Repeating images include birds, oceans and maps, which she used to create intimate environments.

Carter received a degree in printmaking from Mass Art and did monotypes and drawings for an MFA (1990) from the Museum School. She works from her back yard studio in Newton.

In addition to monotype and collage, Carter makes small wall sculptures.

She shows her work both locally and nationally. Recent shows include the Bromfield Gallery's Holiday show, MGNE's "Unlimited Vision: One-of-a-Kind Prints and the Boston Biennial at Atlanticworks Gallery. She is a member of Galatea, an artist's cooperative on Harrison Ave.

Carter has taught drawing since 1993 at the Rhode Island School of Design pre-college program. Carter has also taught drawing in the Museum School’s continuing education program, Arts Lexington, the Fuller Museum School and the Danforth Museum School. She has also worked as an artist-in-residence at high schools and elementary schools in Massachusetts.

For more information on the artist, please visit her web site at

The Artist of the Month program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Library. Each month, a different local artist’s work is displayed in the library. Pieces are available for sale and 10 percent of all sales go to the library.

The Dover Town Library is located at 56 Dedham Street in Dover. The library’s hours are: Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is closed on Sunday.

For more information, please visit the library’s web site at

The Friends of the Dover Library provides special programs and services that expand and support the library's regular budget. For more information about the Friends of the Dover Library or how to become a member, please visit the Friends’ blog at, or email the Friends at Join us on Facebook – Fans of the Dover Town Library.