Swiftie Party, Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini golf: Community events Feb. 26-March 3

Portsmouth Herald

Swiftie Party

US singer Taylor Swift performs on stage during a concert as part of her Eras World Tour in Sydney on February 23, 2024.

DOVER — On Monday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. celebrate all things Taylor Swift with the Dover Public Library. We will make beaded bracelets, play Taylor-themed games, and share our love of all things T-Swift. Feel free to dress in an outfit inspired by your favorite era! No registration required. This event is for teens in grades 6-12 only.

Virtual Author Talk with Laurie R. King

DOVER — Author Laurie R. King is publishing her 18th book (“The Lantern’s Dance”) in the Russell-Holmes mystery series and celebrating the anniversary of the first book “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.” Join Dover Public Library virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., for an evening with King as she discusses the origin story to the series, taking on an icon, the twists and turns of storytelling, and the impact of Holmes and Russell.  This event is free and open to the public. Register at library.dover.nh.gov or call 603-516-6050.


DOVER — On Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. let's celebrate the recent release of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer” with some Wimpy Kid crafts! Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Dover Public Library in the lecture hall, and preschoolers, with an adult care-giver, are welcome as well to join in the fun, while supplies last.

Tech Help

DOVER — On Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. do you need help with basic computer or technology skills? Drop into the Dover Public Library between 3-4 p.m. to have help from one of our teen volunteers. There will be library computers available for use or bring your own device (laptop, phone, tablet, etc.)

Americans for the Arts

DOVER — On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. the Dover Arts Commission will host a PowerPoint presentation in the Dover Public Library Lecture Hall with data from the 2022 Arts and Economic Prosperity survey we conducted through the Americans for the Arts.  The survey results detail the direct economic benefits of arts and culture in the non-profit sector in Dover. This tool will be made available to all participating nonprofits so they can use the data to "make the case" for the arts in Dover. Bring your development team with you.

Decorate a Picture Frame

DOVER — On Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. join the Dover Public Library for a fun, simple, and creative activity. We'll be painting and decorating wooden picture frames using all different kinds of materials, just bring your imagination.  This event is for children in Grades 2-4, and registration is required. 

The Library Boogie Musical Puppet Show with Tom Knight

PORTSMOUTH — On Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 1 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library, Tom Knight presents “The Library Boogie” musical puppet show. The show celebrates libraries and reading, the environment, and science with hand-made puppets, funny stories, catchy songs, and a high degree of audience participation.

Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England

PORTSMOUTH — On Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, believes "knowledge is power" and will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike, or garden. “Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems." This program will be presented in the Levenson Community Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and online via Zoom. Registration is required via cityofportsmouth.com

BeTWEEN the Pages: Leap into a Graphic Novel

DOVER — On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. calling all graphic novel fans ages 9-12! Celebrate Leap Day with the Dover Public Library as we discuss our favorite Graphic Novels. We will have popcorn and cookies while we work on our graphic art/craft project. Registration is required.

Tote Bag Painting

DOVER — On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. teens in grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to the Dover Public Library and paint a canvas tote bag (while supplies last)! All supplies will be provided.

Meditation Class

DOVER — On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. try this free meditation series at the Dover Public Library to learn how to be more relaxed and mindful. This class is being offered over six sessions. Come to as many as you'd like.

Traveling Planetarium: Totality

PORTSMOUTH — On Thursday, Feb. 29, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Portsmouth Public Library, enter the McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center's Traveling Planetarium during February vacation week to view their presentation Totality! and learn more about the upcoming total eclipse on April 8, 2024. Space is limited so please register for each person attending at cityofportsmouth.com.

Cribbage Tournament

ROLLINSFORD — Take a break from cabin fever with stimulating conversation and a classic card game at the annual cribbage tournament at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday, March 2. Registration is at 1 pm and play begins at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $30 per team or $20 per person, and a cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the tournament champion. Seating is limited so reserve your spot by sending an email to paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com or by calling Mike at 603-817-4545 or John at 207-475-6150.

Glow-in-the-Dark Indoor Mini Golf

DOVER — Join Dover Public Library on Saturday, March 2 for this after-hours event as One Up Games converts the library into 18 holes of custom-made LED mini golf. The event will have three sessions available based on age. This event will feature music, custom designed golf clubs, LED golf balls, plenty of fun, and, yes, a very dark library. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required, and space is limited. Register at library.dover.nh.gov or call (603) 516-6050.

Regenerating Life Documentary & Panel

DOVER — On Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Regenerating Life is a documentary highlighting the importance of biodiversity and natural ecosystem in regulating the climate. Come to the Dover Public Library for a showing of the film and then stay for a panel discussion with Filmmaker John Feldman and others who are working to combat and educate about the climate crisis. Sign up on the library’s website if you wish to view virtually.

Intuitive Journaling Club

DOVER — On Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. come to the Dover Public Library to learn more about journaling for self-development in a neurodiverse, LGBT+, and recovery safe space. Don't forget to bring a notebook and pen or pencil.