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

Mar. 27 - April 1, 2017

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Durham Public Library Board of Trustees

Minutes and Agendas

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

This Week in History

Britannica NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Fun & Games Friday! Drop-In Children's Program.
Friday, March 31st at 10:30-4:30 pm
Stop by the Children's Storytime/Craft room on Fridays
to do a fun craft and play some board games.
This is a drop-in program and all are welcome.

Family STEAM Program: Puppet Making!
Sat. April 1st at 10:30 am
Join us for this fun family STEAM Program:  Puppet Making!
Come and make some fun puppets.  Put on a puppet show!
This program is for all ages and
all are welcome.

Book Donation Week
March 27 through April 1
The Friends of the Durham Public Library collect gently used books and DVD's the last week of every month.  Please drop off books/DVD's in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  We appreciate your contributions!

YA Mondays: (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Fun with Magnets!
Monday April 3rd 2:45 - 4 pm
Stop by the YA room to have some fun with magnets if you are in middle and high school.  Come and see how magnets work.  Snacks provided and all are welcome.

Teen Advisory Board! Pizza, Technology, games and more!
Monday, April 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.   This month:  Come and play some games, have pizza, do some technology and more!  All are welcome!


Preschool Storytimes! This week: The Zoo!
Tuesday April 4th and Thursday April 6th at 10:30 am, NO STORYTIME THURS. MARCH 30TH
Preschool Storytime!  This week: The Zoo!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home.

First Aid Class
Mon. April 3, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers a First Aid class.  Contac:t Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00PM
Join us 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 "Tombquest:  Book of the Dead" by Michael Northrup.

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. April 4, 7-9 pm
Join in for a couple hours of knitting relaxation and conversation.  This is a great time to pick up that knitting project you’ve wanted to finish. There's no need to pre-register; just show up. New participants of all skill levels are welcome!  Contact: Janet, 868-1142, jadoty@comcast.net

Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, April 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!

3rd-5th Grade Crafter and Knitting Club!
Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-5:00 pm
Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? Do you love to create cool projects, sew,  knit, or crochet? Join our fun Crafter Club!  All craft materials & tools (e.g. knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.) provided. All experience levels are welcome!

Selma Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, April 5, 6-8:30 pm
Join us for this award winning film, a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Sponsored by Seacoast Women's Action Network.

Friends of the Durham Public Library
Wed. April 5, 1-3:30 pm
Friends of the Durham Public Library monthly meeting.  1:00 pm social time, followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend. Held in the Oyster River Community Room, 2nd floor. 

Lego Club! (K-4th grade)Register at the Children's Desk.
Thursday, April 6th 23rd 3:30-4:30 pm NO LEGO CLUB THURS. MARCH 30TH

Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation.   This is for children ages K-4th grade.  This week:Spinning Tops! NO LEGO CLUB THURS. MARCH 30TH.

The Great American Eclipse
Thurs. April 6, 6-7:30 pm
An Interactive Presentation given by John Gianforte on the total solar eclipse coming this August.  Prepare yourself to view the first total solar eclipse to cross U.S. soil in many years!

Lego Saturday Family Program!!
Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 am
Like to build with Legos?  Join us this Saturday to create some Lego structures.  This is a STEAM Family Saturday program. 
All are welcome!

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Mon. April 10, 6-8 pm
Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org\

Acoustic Open Mic with Mike
Wed. April 12, 6:30-7:45 pm

All types of acoustic (non-amplified) music. First time performers and original music are particularly encouraged. Acoustic Open Mic with Mike is a welcoming supportive intimate gathering.  Light refreshments are provided, held in the Library Cafe.  Contact Mike  mgmodern@maine.rr.com

Friends' Book Discussion: The Leopard
Thurs. April 13 at 10:30 am
Please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates the discussion of The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa.  Your copy awaits you at the front desk.  For background information click here.

Oyster River ASD Friends Meeting
Thursday. April 13, 6:30-8 pm
Join our group for parents of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Conversation, resource sharing, and speakers to address how we can best encourage and support independence.  For more information contact Julie, jsmithnh@icloud.com


Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, April 18th at 4:00PM
Join us for our 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 "Twister on Tuesday" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

From Plow to the Stars: 150 Years of UNH History
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Presentation by Douglas L. Wheeler, Professor of History Emeritus, UNH

Making Your Yard Food Friendly
Wednesday April 19, 6:30-8 pm
Ellen Karelitz of the Durham Agricultural Commission will discuss a variety of ways to grow vegetables, introduce animals for food production, increase soil fertility and improve habitat for pollinators.  Don't just grow a lawn!  Make the most of your yard's potential.  Make it a FOOD FRIENDLY YARD!  

Pajama Storytime - Magic!
Thursday, April 20th at 6:30PM
Join Oyster River Parents & Preschoolers (ORPP) at the Durham Public Library for our monthly evening storytime for preschoolers! This month we will be all about "Magic".  Come hear Magic stories, do the feltboard, sing some magical songs, and make a fun magic craft.    Snack provided by ORPP and all are welcome!.

A Gathering of Larks - Book Launch with Abby Carroll
Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:30
Abigail Carroll will read from her new book,  A Gathering of Larks - Letters to St. Francis from a Modern-day Pilgrim.  Today St. Francis is most often a sweet ceramic statue in a garden, a sentimentalized romantic figure.  But A Gathering of Larks, containing forty personal letters from Carroll to Francis, reveals him to be a complex man who lived a fascinating life of radical faith.

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