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April 2019
Program Calendars!
Adult Calendar!
Youth Calendar!

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

Apr. 29th-May 4th

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Music on the
Library Lawn 
on YouTube!

Click here to view
some of our Music
on the Library Lawn shows
from past summers. These
performances are also
available on DCAT Channel 22
& are generously sponsored
by The Friends of
the Durham Public Library.

Town of Durham website
 Town of Durham Website

Foster's Online

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

Research your family history using Ancestry.com.
Library subscription available for in-house use only.


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Bryson Lang Illusionist and Comedian Performs! Joint Library Vacation Program with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries!
Thurs. April 25th at 10:30 am! AT THE LEE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH!
Come and see an incredible performancy by Bryson Lang.  Lang is a very talented Illusionist and Comedian.  Kids will be astounded by him. 
Don't miss it!  All ages and all are welcome. This is sponsored by the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries.  This event will be at the Lee Congregational Church.

Make-It-Take-it Craft! Make a Pasta Picture!
Sat. April 20th - Sat. April 27th (Oyster River School Vacation Week)
Join us all week to make some unique art!
Come and create some
pasta pictures.
All are welcome!

Did you know? Magazines are available on Overdrive and Libby!
Available with your library card!
More than 187 separate magazine titles are available
on New Hampshire Downloadable Books25 digital magazines in the
collection can be checked out without impacting how many eBooks or audiobooks you can borrow at once. They can be read on a computer
browser or within the Libby app on a mobile device. And no waiting! Enjoy!

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Jumanji!
Monday April 29th at 3:15 pm


YA Monday Movies!. 
If you are in Middle & High School stop by the YA room
to watch our Monday movies. This week:"Jumanji"!  Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Storytimes! This week: Monkeys!
Tuesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 2nd 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft! This week: Monkeys!
All are welcome!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday May 1st at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, movement, fingerplays and songs. There is a chance to socialize with other parents and babies after the program.  All are welcome.

In The Gallery In May!
The Abstract Art of Arpana Craine.
In the Gallery In May!

Arpana is an artist born and raised in the kingdom of Nepal, now residing in the US. She carries a BA in graphic design and an MA in textile design. Her artwork is directly influenced by her spiritual and symbolic upbringing.  Arpana creates abstract compositions with her own unique style. Her work exhibits the combination of both graphic quality and floral patterns with the presence of symbolism and spirituality in zen-like atmosphere. Each creation is truly one of a kind which speaks to her heart and soul.

The Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday May 1st, 1:00-3:00
The Durham Public Library Friends of the Library monthly meeting. All are welcome. 1-1:30 social hour. Meeting begins at 1:30 pm.

Device Help Offered On Thursdays!
Thursdays at 11:00 am & 11:20 am
Need help with your new phone, tablet, or other mobile device? Our Device Help staff can lend a hand with some of the basics. Sample questions include using email, surfing the web, wading through resources and databases, navigating the Library’s downloadable books and accessing your account online.
Stop by the circulation desk or call at 603-868-6699 to sign up for a session. We currently have sessions available on Thursday mornings. Additional times will be added based on staff availability.

Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday May 3rd 10:00 am until 4:30 pm

Like Trains? Come and play with our Train
sets all day on Fridays in the Storytime/Craft room.

Tales for Tails May. 2019! Read to a Pet Partner Dog. Grades K-4th REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Sign-up for sessions on-line and at the Youth Services Desk
Does your child need to gain confidence in reading?
Sign them up for a 3 week 1/2 hour session reading to North!
Sessions will be Tuesday afternoons.
Talk to a Youth Services Librarian for details.

Register Here Session 8  Tues. May 7, 14, 21 4:00-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 8  Tues. May 7, 14, 21 4:45-5:15pm
Register Here Session 8  Tues. May 7, 14, 21 5:30-6:00 pm


The Magical Bluebird Local Author and Illustrator Visit!
Sat. May 4th at 10:30 am
Join us as Christine Hallowell (local author) and Serena Hallowell (local illustrator) visit and read their picture book "The Magical Bluebird".  Come and hear the tale and how it came to be.  Also, learn how to make your own magical paper bluebird to take home.  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the program.   All are welcome!

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. May 4th 10 am - 2 pm
This course is designed to certify kids who
are looking to, or already babysit. They will
get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn
about safety, how to handle emergencies,
care and feeding of infants and children, the
business aspects of being a babysitter, and
more. All students will receive a Babysitting
certification. Register at www.cprsafe.org



Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday May 6th 6:30-7:30 pm

Durham resident Susan Stehle will be offering a monthly cartooning workshop for students entering 5th through 8th grade. Registration is required. Held in the YA room.
Register Here

CPR/AED Certification Course with McGregor EMS
Monday, May 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Pre-registration required. Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org Offered monthly at DPL!

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8 pm
Join us 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 at 868-1142, jadoty@comcast.net

Harmonica Workshop with Mike and Bev Rogers
Tuesday, May 14th from 4:00-6:00 pm

Join DPL on Tuesday, May 14th from 4:00-6:00 pm for a beginner's harmonica instruction workshop. 

Mike Rogers has been playing the harmonica since the age of fifteen and performs with harmonica and guitar. His teaching draws on 48 years of professional musicianship, secondary education teaching experience and performances and workshops in schools and libraries from Maine to Georgia. Miker and his wife Bev have been teaching the harmonica for the past 30 years and focus these beginner's courses on simple songs and basic technique. Each participant receives a harmonica to use and keep. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is limited and recommended for ages 10+ 

Local Author Talk and Book Signing with Wayne Burton
Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm

No registration required. All are welcome!
Please join DPL as we welcome Durham Town Councilor and long-time resident Wayne Burton to introduce and sign his new book, Wayne's War on Wed., May 15th from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Burton served almost five decades in higher education leadership, his last thirteen as President of North Shore Community College. Commission through Bowdoin College's ROTC program, he served with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta from 1968-69. He has been a legislator, town councilor, community activist, and Betsy's husband for over 50 years. Wayne's War is based on the 240 letter he wrote to his wife from the Mekong Delta.  

PSO Creative Listening Lecture with Robert Hoffman
Monday, May 20th at 12:00 pm

No registration required. All are welcome!
Robert Hoffman from the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra will present one of his brown bag lunch series lectures entitled Creative Listening around the Seacoast. This week: Preparing for the PSO Concert

Join the Patch Club! Ages Birth through 8th Grade!
Runs Sept. 1st, 2018 through May 31st 2019
Receive a patch for every 5 hours you read.  After the 3rd patch earned, you get a Durham Library tote bag! Register at the Children's Desk. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public LIbrary. This program runs from September 1st to May 31st.

Cookie Bakers wanted for The Friends of the Durham Public Library Cookie Basket!

READY, SET….BAKE!  The Friends of the Durham Public Library sponsor the on-going baked goods sale at the library with proceeds supporting children’s programs and supplies. New bakers are always needed to help keep the basket full! We now have a super easy way to sign up online, so please consider donating a small amount of time to do a lot of good for the library. Instructions are included on the signup page:  Click Here

Rain Garden Storywalk!
Check out our Storywalk around the Rain Garden at the Library!

Looking for a fun thing to do at the library?  Follow our Storywalk around the Durham Public Library's Rain Garden! Check out the new story and learn some rain garden facts and come in to the library and check out some more great books!