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NEW Library Director Position Posted
The Library Board of Trustees has posted the job description for the Library Director position. For more information, see the attached link.
Durham Public Library Director Job Posting.
Preschool Storytime - Tigers!
Tuesday Sept. 27 & Thursday Sept. 29 at 10:30 am
|Preschool Storytime! This week: Tigers! Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home. This week we are reading stories about Tigers! All are welcome.|
Author Talk- The BIG Trip: A Family Gap Year
Thurs. Sept 29, 6:30 pm
|Taking a year off from the rat race is an idle dream for many, but the McManamy family, tells how they put high school, college and work on hold while they learned Spanish in Spain and volunteered in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Kenya. Choosing home stays and local transportation over hotels and rental cars, they undertook a deeply immersive journey of “slow travel,” living simply and experiencing life as the locals do. It is possible for families to take a Big Trip and enrich their lives without breaking the bank, losing a job, or falling behind in school. Contact Armida Geiger, Adult Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org||Signings & Purchases w/credit cards & cash|
Thursday, Sept. 29th 3:30-4:30 pm
|Lego Club is back! Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have kits, bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation. This week: Build in one color!|
Friday, September 30th at 10:30AM
|Join us for our homeschooler library hour! All ages welcome. We will read books, play games, and make a craft. Friday, September 30th we will be creating incredible art!|
Family Program: Lego Castles & Creatures
Saturday, October 1st at 10:30AM
|This week we are building castles and creatures with our huge collection of Legos! Bring your ideas to life, and spend time together as a family during this special Saturday family building program.
YA Monday - Treat & Movie: Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" (Rated PG)
Monday, October 3rd at 2:45PM
|Stop by the YA room on Monday, October 3rd at 2:45 PM to watch Tim Burton's movie "Corpse Bride" (Rated PG). You may also make your own candy apple treats at our candy apple bar!|
Teen Advisory Board: SPECIAL EVENT -- WAYS OF COLOR Stained Glass Workshop
Monday, October 3rd at 6:30PM
|The teen advisory board is open to kids ages 10 and up! We want to hear from you! Tell the staff about books you would like to see in the collection, activities you want to try, movies you want to watch, or anything else you feel we should know. During our monthly meeting we will enjoy local pizza too.
PLUS -- This month features a special event. Sign-up for a stained glass mosaic workshop with Ways of Color! Please register for this event at the Children's/YA desk. Space is limited.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Durham Public Library for this event.
Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00PM
|Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. for Raccoon Readers, our book club for 2nd -4th graders! Discuss the book, play some games, and make a craft! Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. This month's book is "Half a Chance" by Cynthia Lord.|
YA Iron Chef Competition!
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00PM
|Will you be crowned the first DPL Teen Iron Chef? This month's theme: School Lunch. Choose from a selection of ingredients and prepare a prize-winning dish that fits the theme...just don't forget the secret ingredient! What is the secret ingredient? You'll have to come to find out! Register at the Children's desk. This program is for young adults ages 10 and up.|
Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 10:30AM
|Join us each Wednesday at 10:30AM for our baby lap-sit program for children and their care-givers from infancy to age 2. There will be songs, stories, movement, rhymes and a chance to socialize. All are welcome!|
Middle School Knitting Club - Grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, October 5th 4:00-5:00 pm
|Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? Do you love to knit, or have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Join our Middle School Knitting Club! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn over and MORE. Improve your skills, make cool projects to take home, and have fun. All knitting levels are welcome. Needles and yarn provided.|
Friends' 2017 Membership Campaign
Sept. 15 thru Oct. 15
Friends 2017 Membership Campaign - WE ARE TWENTY: The Friends of the Library are celebrating their twentieth year of library service as set out in the Friends' retrospective and timeline in the library lobby. Join or re-up for 2017 and you will receive a paper anniversary cake to enter in the membership raffle for a chance to win your choice of two seven hundred plus piece wooden Liberty jigsaw puzzles.
Have your cake and enter it too!
2017 Membership beginning September 15th.
Winner to be drawn October 15th.
Book Donation Week
9/26 thru 10/1
The Friends of the Durham Public Library are accepting gently used books and DVD's. Thank you for your donations.
Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, October 18th at 4:00PM
|Join us for our new monthly book club made just for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade! During our meeting we will talk about our book club book, play games, and make a craft. This month we are reading "The Knight at Dawn" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!|
Acoustic Open Mic
Wed, Oct. 12, 6:30 pm
Join Peg Chaffee, Hootmeister, for the monthly Acoustic Open Mic.
2nd Wednesday of each month.
Listen to music by local musicans, relax and enjoy light refreshements!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library. Thank you for your support!
NEW Interim Library Director
The Library Board of Trustees welcomes Judy Haskell as a Interim Library Director. Judy has more than 20 years of experience as a public library director. She retired last year from the Hampton Falls Free Library, where she worked for 19 years. She received her MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and she is very active in her community of Exeter. Come to meet her!
Bookeaters Reading Group (Ages 10 &up)
Wednesday, October 26th at 2:45PM
|Join our middle school book club The Bookeaters, led by Ruth Wharton McDonald, UNH Professor of Education. This month's selection is: The Assault: Recon Team Angel 1 by Brian Falkner
Copies of the book are available at the Durham Public Library’s circulation desk. Walk from the middle school and enjoy a great book! Snacks provided.
Oyster River Knitters
Tues.Oct. 4 , 7-9 pm
Join the Oyster River Knitters for an evening of assistance in knit or crochet. Beginners and all levels are welcome to attend. Contact Janet email@example.com