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        Library Hours
            Monday 12-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

June 26 - July 1, 2017

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HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com
Research your family history using HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Foster's Online
Town of Durham Website
Town of Durham website
Salem Health Medical Guide
Salem Health
New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Britannica NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Summer Reading Trivia Questions of the Week!
Week 1! Monday June 26th through Saturday July 1st! This week: Construction/Engineering!

How many stairs must visitors climb to get to the Statue of Liberty’s crown?
(Hint:  Check out the website below)

Which four presidents are on Mount Rushmore?

Email the answer(s) to the dpl children's department at  dplnhyouthservices@gmail.com
or Miss Lisa at ekleinmann@ci.durham.nh.us 
You can also use the library's
computers and tell us the answer when you are here.

Come in to the library to collect your prize!

Summer Reading Kick-off with Cactus Head Puppets performing "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"!
Wednesday, June 28th at 10:30 am
Join the Durham, Lee and Madbury libraries
upstairs in the community room for our fun
summer reading kick-off with the Cactus Head
Puppets!  They will perform a very funny, creative
and updated version of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
There will also be a Q & A after the show. 
All ages.

SUMMER MUSIC ON THE LIBRARY LAWN! This week: Atwood-Donnellly Trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch
Wednesday June 28, 6:30 pm
Relax and listen to talented musicians every Wednesday evening for five weeks.  This summer's line-up opens with the Atwood-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch.  This group provides a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance.  All concerts are held rain (indoors) or shine (on the lawn).  Bring blankets or chairs if you like.  Bring dinner!  These free concerts are brought to you through the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Durham Public Library.  Full schedule is as follows:

June 28  Atwood-Donnellly Trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch

July 5   Ryan and Brennish Thomson, "The Fiddling Thomsons"

July 12  Ben Baldwin Trio

July 19  Joel Cage, acoustic singer-songwriter

July 26  Marvel Prone

Team Art! This week: Squeegee Painting!
Wednesday, June 28th 4-5 pm
Come and create an art piece
to display in the library! 
This week:  Squeegee Painting!
This is an all ages program held
in the storytime/craft room.

Rosalind Revilock-Frost Art Exhibit
Through July 29
Works by Rosalind Revilock-Frost, fiber artist, will be on exhibit throughout July in the upstairs gallery.  For more information on the artist, go to http://www.rosalindart.com/

"Build a Better World" Adult Summer Reading Program
Weekly raffles through July 29!
Why should kids have all the fun?  For five weeks in the summer, there will be a weekly raffle at the table across from the front desk for patrons 18 years and older.  Fill out your entry correctly and you have the chance to win a prize from one of our of generous local businesses. This week's prize, a gift certificate to Bella's Casual Dining, next week a gift certificate to SolSistar spirited style.  Thank you Bella's and SolSistar!


Thursday Drop-In Program! This week: Build with marshmallows and toothpicks!
Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 am
Stop by the library to build
with marshmallows and toothpicks.  Build a bridge?
Build anything.  Use your imagination.
All ages and all are welcome!

Summer Reading 6-8 year old group! This week: Home-made Tinker Toys!
Thursday, June 29th 3-4 pm
Join us in the storytime/craft room if you
are 6-8 years old for our fun summer reading
group.  We will hear some stories, play some
games and do a craft/activity.  This week we
are all about building and making some
home-made tinker toys.  We will also
talk about what you are reading.

Family Game Night!
Thursday, June 29th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us upstairs in the Oyster River Room
for Family Board Game Night.  We will
have new and old board games set up
for all ages to play.  Come and learn some new
ones and play some favorites.
All ages and all are welcome!

The Friends of the Durham Public Library's Adult Summer Read
"The Mill on the Floss" (1864) by George Eliot.
All are welcome and copies to keep for the summer are available at the Library desk. The discussion will be in September, facilitated by Jennifer Lee. If you wish to receive some background and biographical information by email during the summer, send Jennifer your email at Jennifer.greatlakes@gmail.com by June 21.

Book Donation Week
June 26 through July 1
The Friends of the Durham Public Library collect gently used books and DVDs the last week of every month.  Please drop off books/DVDs in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  We appreciate your donations, but please DO NOT bring us textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedias.  Thank you!

YA Try It Time! (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Paper Airplane Challenge!
Monday, July 3rd 4-5 pm
Come and launch some paper airplanes during
our paper airplane challenges.  Who's is the farthest?
Fastest?  Coolest?
Make your own or use ours.  Win some prizes.
This s is held in the YA room and
is for middle and high school students.
Come and have some fun!

Family Movie: "Trolls"!
Monday, July 3rd at 6:00 pm
Join us for our summer reading
family movie "Tolls".  This movie is shown
in the Oyster River Room upstairs.
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Library closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday!
The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of The Fourth of July Holiday. We will re-open on Weds. July 5th at 10:00 am.  Happy 4th of July!

Tech Tuesday (9-12 year olds)!
Tuesday, July 11th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us upstairs in the community room for
Tech Tuesday if you are 9-12 years
of age.  We will try out some new tech
items such as; ozobots, makey-makey
stop motion and even a 3-D printer.
Don't miss it!

Summer Storytime! This week: Robots!
Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30 am
Join us for summer storytime!
This week:  Robots! 
We will hear stories, sing fun songs,
do fingerplays, feltboard and make
a fun craft.
All are welcome!

Wildlife Encounters! Joint library program at the Madbury Town Hall.
Thursday, July 13th at 10:30 am
Join the Durham, Lee and Madbury
Libraries for a fun joint summer reading program.
Wildlife Encounters will visit with their animals at
the Madbury Town Hall.  Come and learn about
some animals and even have the opportunity
to touch some.  This is a very interactive and
informative program.  All ages!

Summer Reading Finale Celebration with Comedian, Juggler Steve Corning!
Friday July 28th at 10:30 am
Join us in celebrating your summer reading
accomplishments with a special performance
by Steve Corning.  "Steve will wow the audence with
amazing juggling feats, zany audience
participation, and insane stunts."  Prize books,
reading certificates, and Bagel Works Prizes will be
handed out.  Cake will also be served
This event is held upstairs in the Oyster River Room.
All ages and all are welcome!


The DPL Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Rose Bebris, the NEW Director of the Durham Public Library.  A graduate of UNH, Rose has 12 years of experience as the Director of the Florence Public Library in Florence, Arizona. Come to say hello anytime.  Learn more about Rose at http://www.fosters.com/news/20170618/new-director-arrives-to-lead-durham-public-library


Build A Better World Summer Reading Program!
Program runs Mon. June 26th through Fri. July 28th!
Registration continues for "Build A Better World ", Summer Reading Program.  The program runs for five weeks from June 26th through July 28th.  Great books, fun prizes, trivia, weekly challenges, guessing jars, lots of cool programs:  Kick-off with “Cactus Head Puppets”, Family Movie Nights, Summer Storytimes, 9-12 year old program, Teen program, Music on the Library Lawn, Team Art, Thursday morning specials, 6-8 year old program, Family game night, Wildlife Encounters and a finale with “Steve Corning”.  Check out our calendar for details.

Technology help
By appointment
Are you needing assistance using computers, e-readers, iPads or want to learn to use a Word, Excel or Photoshop? The library offers help. Call us to schedule an appointment. 868-6699 or email  durhampl@gmail.com