DOVER — Andrea Legg, Extension & Technical Services Manager at the Tuscarawas County Public Library, has written a nationally recognized children's book called Flap Your Wings, Little Robin.
Legg will speak at the Dover Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Nights at the Round Table Author Series. The program will focus on Legg's publishing journey as a writer and the inspiration behind her new book.
According to Kirkus Book Reviews, "Legg’s warmhearted tale seems clearly meant as an allegory...and the message—that it’s OK to be different when you have friends who get you—remains affirming to kids with disabilities. An encouraging animal tale with an important message for children with disabilities."
Legg has been featured on Scary Mommy, The Mighty, and For Every Mom. She is a member of Ohio Library Council and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. "Flap Your Wings, Little Robin" is her first book. A book signing will follow the program, which is free and open to all. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School. Please call 330-343-6123 to register.
The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will meet in the Community Room of the Dover Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Living historian Chris Hart of Newcomerstown will present, "The Final Journey: Remembering Lincoln’s Funeral Train." Hart will portray First Sergeant Samuel Carpenter, who was awarded a Medal of Honor for being a member of the Honor Guard that escorted President Abraham Lincoln’s body back to Illinois. It is now many years later and Sam is getting ready to march in his town’s annual veteran’s parade. As he waits to step off, Carpenter recalls the many sights, sounds and experiences he beheld during the thirteen day, 1,700 mile rail journey that was quite possibly the greatest mourning event in American history.
For more information or to register for this free community event, contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.
The Recipe Club at the Dover Public Library, which meets in the library's Community Room on the second Saturday of each month from 10:45 a.m. to noon, has announced its winter and spring 2018 programming dates and topics. Upcoming meetings are as follows: Jan. 13: Old Fashioned Recipes; Feb. 10: Soups; March 10: Secret Ingredients; April 14: One-Dish Meals. For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.
On Friday, Jan. 12 from 4-5 p.m., kids can come to Dover Public Library to learn all about Ohio's native snakes. Lynda Price from The Wilderness Center is presenting, and she is bringing a live tame snake with her for anyone who wants to touch (no one will be forced to touch the snake).
"Whether you like them or not, snakes are intriguing," says library director Jim Gill. Participants will learn about the native snakes found in Ohio. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.
The Dover Public Library will host a free community program on healthy living called "Getting Back on Track for the New Year" on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Presented by certified health and wellness coach Sue Hardesty-Ritenour, this program will provide simple steps and strategies for people interested in working toward a healthier lifestyle. To register for this free community program, call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.