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

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Photo Contest:
"Year in Durham"
The Durham Public Library is hosting a photography contest. $300 cash prize for the winner! For more information, Click Here.

HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com

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


Durham Public Library Board of Trustees

Minutes and Agendas

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

DPL Board of Trustees Workgroup Session
Wednesday May 25, 6:45 p.m.

The Durham Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly workgroup session in the Heritage Room. The public is welcome. 
Castle in the Clouds Museum Pass!
The newest addition to our amazing selection of museum passes.
The Friends of the Durham Public Library have added a new museum pass just in time for the summer season - Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH! 

Tom and Olive Plant’s mountaintop estate, known as Lucknow, was built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. The house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing that aesthetic movement’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature.
Revel in the beauty of the views, while taking in the magnificent features Plant had installed in his home. Enjoy a self-guided tour as if time stood still in the early 1900s. Rooms are set up as if Tom and Olive had just stepped out for the day.

Passes are available through our online reservation system, Tixkeeper.

The Autism Perspective - Oyster River ASD Friends Meeting
Tues. May 31, 6:30 pm
Chris and David, young men on the autism spectrum, will share their life experiences as a means to make life easier for other people on the spectrum. They will share solutions that worked for their problems as potential solutions for others like them who are going through similar life experiences. They will discuss with parents and other neurotypicals how their perspectives shape the way they experience the world.
Contact Julie 603-767-4190

Ole Time Autos! Cars on display, Guest speakers, historic auto photos!!
Sat. June 4, 10am-1pm
Guest Speaker Michele Albion, author of
The Quotable Henry Ford.  

Lemonade, Popcorn, Icecream!
Show off your car!
Contact Armida 603-590-1117

New Exhibit at the DPL Gallery!

Please visit the display of underwater phographs by Denny Chasteen in the gallery on the second floor of the library.  Exhibit on display during month of May.

On Your Mark, Get Set....READ! Summer Reading Program!
Registration Begins Monday, June 13th! Program runs June 27 through July 29!
Join us for our fun 5 week summer reading program!
"On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"
Registration begins Monday, June 13th.  Program runs
from June 27th through July 29th.  Keep track of your
minutes read and win weekly prizes.  We also keep track of all our minutes read together.  There will be fun programs;
Movie nights, Storytimes, 9-12 year old group, Team Art, Kick-off
with Storyteller Simon Brooks, Music on the Library Lawn, 6-8 year
old group, Young Adult Writing program, Nature Art Nights, Firemen, Police and EMS visits with their trucks, yoga, karate, finale with Bryson Lang, juggler and comedian and much more.  Trivia, guessing jar and even a "Barrel of Monkeys" (ages 2 -12 years).
Don't miss it!


Technology Help
The library offers help for people who need assistance using technology: computers, iPads & cell phones. Call to check on availability of the volunteers. 868-6699 or email  durhampl@gmail.com
Durham Photo Contest: July 4, 2015 through July 4, 2016
$300 Cash Prize for the Winner!

Need a camera to participate in the photo contest? Check one out at the circulation desk.  Photography contest is sponsored by a Durham resident, to capture the beauty, character, and identity of Durham as it exists throughout the course of one year beginning July 4, 2015.
Durham has so much to offer, so much visual splendor, and yet we tend to overlook what attracts us to the town as we bustle through our busy lives. We would like contestants to remind us why we live here by chronicling a year in the town in a series of seven photographs that express Durham’s character. The contest winner, as determined by a panel of judges, will be awarded a cash prize of $300 thoughtfully donated by the contest sponsor. The winners work will be displayed in the DPL Gallery including a kickoff reception. If you are interested in participating please print the contest rules and application and submit to the library.
Alzheimer's Cafe
Fri. June 3, 10:30 am-12 noon

An informal gathering for dementia patients still residing in their own homes and their caregivers. Socialize and relax with new friends who share similar circumstances. Contact Nicole Moore/DPL 868-6699 nmoore@ci.durham.nh.us 

Friends of Durham Public Library
Wed. June 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. 
Book Donation Week
May 30 thru June 4
Please consider donating gently used books and DVD's.  Donations are greatly appreciated and help to provide a varied selection of books for sale in the Friends of the DPL Book Store.
The Book Store is open daily during library hours.   
Acoustic Open Mic
Wed. June 8, 6:30-8 pm
Come to the DPL Cafe and listen or perform.
Peg Chaffee & Cheryl Sager of "Nice and Naughty" fame are the hootmeisters.
Friends' Book Discussion
Thurs. May 26, 10:30 am
Please join the Friends' book discussion: May 26, 10:30, facilitated by Jennifer Lee, of three short stories from the collection After Rain by William Trevor: The Piano Turner's Wives, Widows and the title story.  
All are welcome.  your copy awaits.