49 Madbury Road - Durham, NH 03824 - durhampl@gmail.com - 603-868-6699

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

Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 2017

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HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com

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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
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

Preschool Storytimes - "Birds!"
Tuesday Jan. 24th and Thursday Jan. 26th at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime!  This week: Birds!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home.
All are welcome.

Potluck & Garden Tools Discussion with Durham Garden Club
Tues. Jan. 24, 5:30 pm
Potluck dinner and discussion. Gathering at 5:30 to enjoy an informal potluck dinner.  Members and friends are invited to bring their favorite garden tool and share how it helps them in the garden.  Contact Mary 603-868-2220

Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, Jan. 25th 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!

Bookeaters Reading Group (Ages 10 &up)
Wednesday, January 25th 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: Maximum Ride  by James Patterson
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.

3rd-5th Grade Crafter and Knitting Club! Begins again on Weds. Jan. 25th 4-5 pm!
Wednesday,January 25th 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!

Lego Club! STARTS AGAIN THURS. JAN. 26TH 3:30-4:30 PM (K-4th grade)
Thursday, Jan. 26th 3:30-4:30 pm
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.

Same day- Two Classes with McGregor Memorial EMS
Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
10 am - 12 pm First Aid Class
12 pm - 2 pm CPR & AED Class
Both classes offered by McGregor Memorial EMS.
Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674
Cost and registration information can be found at http://cprsafe.org
Book Donation Week
January 30 thru February 4
The Friends of the Durham Public Library will hold a Book Donation Week, Jan. 30 thru Feb. 4.  They accept gently used books and DVD's.  Please drop off books/DVD's in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  This is greatly appreicated.
Teen Advisory Board! Tech Night!
Monday, February 6th 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:  Tech NIght!  Come and try out some cool tech toys, ozobots, makey-makey, stop motion, and more.  All are welcome!


Friends of the Durham Public Library
Wed. Feb. 1, 1:00 social time 1:30 meeting
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. 

First Aid Class
Mon. Feb. 6, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers a First Aid class.  Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674, For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org
February Artist of the Month
Tues. Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30

Durham resident Naomi Kornhauser is the Artist of the Month. Her paintings will be on exhibit in the Gallery during the month of February.  All are invited to attend the reception and meet Naomi and view her work.

Scheduled snow date is February 14, 6:30-7:30

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. Feb. 7, 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 jadoty@comcast.net

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, February 7th 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 "The Island of Dr. Libris" by Chris Grabenstein.

Acoustic Open Mic with Mike
Wed. Feb. 8, 6:30 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

Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, February 21st 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 "Mummies in the Morning" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

Wed. Feb. 22, 4-5:30 pm

There are pop-up exhibits, galleries and boutiques, so why not a Pop-Up Book Discussion at a new day and time!  A  River Runs Through It 
by Norman Maclean is about 2 brothers and their father, a Presbyterian minister, whose religion could be said to be fly fishing.  
Discussion led by Jennifer Lee
Books available at the library and on-line
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Dick Wollmar/Durham Agricultural Commission Special Collection
Sat. Feb. 25, 11 am-12 pm
Special Collection Highlight: Come and see the treasures in the Dick Wollmar/Durham Agricultural Commission Special Collection at the Durham Public Library, at a program hosted by Professor John Carroll and Nancy Miner of the Durham Public Library. The contents of this interesting assortment cover a wide variety of agricultural and gardening topics, ranging from recent research to out-of-print books from the 19th century.  The entire collection of books will be available to see and most can be checked out.
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

Kirk Trombley- Artist of the Month
On exhibit in the Gallery

Kirk Trombley, featured January artist of the month.
Kirk is a talented painter, sculptor, photographer and writer.  He enjoys painting and photographing scenes in nature that move him.  He has an innate ability to notice and capture even the tiniest details and bring them to life. When he is not pursuing his passions, Kirk works as a lawyer and adjunct professor at UNH.