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           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

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American Southwest- Travel with Michael Behrendt
Wed. Nov. 2, 6:30 pm
Michael Behrendt will share pictures & stories from his recent trip to the American Southwest, one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of the country.  Michael's collection of previous "Travel Trip Talks" include: Ireland, Belgium, Holland, and South Dakota and Pine Ridge Reservation, as well Durham’s architecture.
American Southwest -
Travel with Michael Behrendt
No reservations needed.
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YA Monday - Halloween Minute To Win It!
Monday, October 24th at 2:45PM
Drop by the YA room anytime between 2:45 - 4:00 PM on Monday, October 24th  to play some Halloween Minute To Win It games! Try your hand at the"Tower of Terror", play "Candy Catastrophe", and many more! Plus we will have a game of "Zombie Brain Toss" going on too! This program is designed for young adults ages 10 and up.

Preschool Storytime - Halloween!
Tuesday Oct. 25th at 10:30 am NO STORYTIME THURS. OCT. 27TH
Preschool    Storytime!  This week: HALLOWEEN!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home. This week we are reading stories about HALLOWEEN! All are welcome.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO STORYTIME ON THURS. OCT. 27TH.  The Children's Librarians are at a conference.  See you on tues. Nov. 1st and Thurs. Nov. 3rd at 10:30 am where we will be all about Alligators!

YA Iron Chef Paranormal Pizza Party! (ages 10 & up)
Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm
Come and have fun before the next YA Iron Chef competition.  Come and sample a selection of pizza from local parlors while watching a vintage Halloween flick.  Cast your vote a the Children's desk for which old-school spooky movie you'd like us to screen!  Addams Family Values (1993), Beetlejuice (1988), The Monster Squad (1987) , Ghostbusters (1984) or another one!  You judge the pizzas this time, best crust? sauce? cheese? toppings?  Register in advance at the Children's desk.

Youth Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
October 15th through October 31st!
 Enter your pumpkin in our Youth Pumpkin Decorating Contest! For rules and details visit the Children’s/YA desk. Pumpkins may be dropped off starting October 15th. Decorate your pumpkin with paint, feathers, pom poms, and any other craft supplies you may have on hand!  NO CARVED pumpkins please. The contest ends on Monday, October 31st - Halloween! Entries must be retrieved by Saturday, November 5th. Prizes will be awarded after Halloween!

Saturday Family Program: Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!
Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at the Durham Public Library with our special STEAM Star Wars family program! We will make a flying, paper Millennium Falcon, and we will try to destory Darth Vader's Death Star by using "The Force". Plus, you can train to be a Jedi Master by completing our Jedi scavenger hunt! We will also have coloring pages, crossword puzzles & more! All are welcome. Costumes are encouraged!

Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, Oct. 26th 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 26th 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.

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.

MindsEye Designs Art in the Gallery for October
Artwork on display in the Gallery and Lobby Display case
Featured artist in the Gallery for the month of October

A vocational program in the creative arts for adults with developmental disabilities

Pajama Storytime - Halloween & Trick-or-Treat at the Library!
Thursday, October 27th 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 HALLOWEEN! Come hear stories, do the feltboard, make a fun Halloween craft and trick-or-treat at the library.  Wear your costume.  Snack provided by ORPP and all are welcome!.

Homeschool Group! This week: Halloween!
Friday, October 28th at 10:30AM
Join us for our homeschooler library hour! All ages welcome. We will read books, play games, and make a craft. This week we are all about Halloween!

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00PM
Join us on Tuesday, November 1st 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 "When Life Gives You O.J." by Erica S. Perl.

YA Iron Chef Competition! Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00PM
Will you be crowned the new DPL Teen Iron Chef? This month's theme: Thanksgiving Leftovers. 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.

Lego Club!
Thursday, Nov. 3rd 3:30-4:30 pm NO LEGO CLUB ON THURS. OCT. 27TH
Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation. This week: Patterns!  NO LEGO CLUB ON THURS. OCT. 27TH.  SEE YOU ON THURS. NOV. 3RD!

Teen Advisory Board!
Monday, November 7th 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 also enjoy local pizza!

This month we will make a Thanksgiving inspired craft, and try our hand at baking "mug cakes" in the microwave!


Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, November 15th 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 "Shadow of the Shark" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

Book Donation Week
10/31 thru 11/5
The Friends of the Durham Public Library are accepting gently used books and DVD's.  Thank you for your donations.
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