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

        Library Hours
            Monday 2:30-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-5

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

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 Magazines
Durham Public Library on Pinterest

Thank You Sponsors!

The Adult Summer Superhero Contest was a great success in part to our sponsors: MixTeca, Three Chimney's Inn, Young's Restaurant and Thai Smile 2.  Thank you for your generosity!

On Wednesday, July 29th at the last summer "Music On The Lawn Concert" there were four surprise drawings!  All completed entry forms collected during the 4 weeks of July were put into a final drawing of which the winners received: a Superhero Comic Book, a Superman Tie and two Three Chimney's Inn $25 dining gift certificates.  Thank you to all 90 participants for having fun with the Weekly Superhero Puzzles.   



Alzheimer's Cafe Drop in!
Friday August 7th 10:30am-12noon

The Alzheimer's Cafe is 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.  Co-facilitated by Nicole Moore, DPL 868-6699 nmoore@ci.durham.nh.us and Emily Lee, Cornerstone VNA 332-1133 x203.

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program!
Congratulations summer readers we read 106,410 minutes together!
Congratulations summer readers.  We had so much fun during our 5 week summer reading program.  350 Children ages 2-12 years signed up and we read approximately 106,410 minutes together.  Way to go!  Keep reading.  All of our fall programs will start the week of Sept. 7th - Storytimes, Book Groups, Lego Club, Tales for tails, Patch Club, Lego Club, Knitting Club, Family Movies, crafternoon, Baby Lap-sit, Home-schooler's group, YA writing group, Game Mondays and much more.  Check out our September calendar for upcoming programs this Fall.

New exhibit in the gallery on the 2nd floor:


2015 NH Art Institute Interns: Emily Webber, Mckensie Davidson and Danielle Antico. Check out the works of youg talented artists during month of July.




Writers Meet-Up
Will break for August and start up in September

Writers Meet Up- Some published, some writing, others just starting out. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly. 6-8 pm.  Next meeting Thursday, September 3 @ 6 pm.  Contact Mary Ellen Humphrey mary.ellen.humphrey@gmail.com

DPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wednesday August 5th 6:45 p.m.

Heritage Room

The public is welcome to attend.

Annual Appeal Great Success!
$32,000 was raised!
The Board of Trustees of the Durham Public Library thank our community members for their generous contributions to the library’s 2014-1015 Annual Appeal.  Close to $32,000 was raised, providing funds to support many vital initiatives that bolster a dynamic environment for learning, collaboration, and entertainment for all to enjoy. 
A poster recognizing each of our contributors is on display at the library.  
Thank you to all! 

CPR & AED Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday August 11th 6:00 pm

Offered by McGregor Memorial EMS: CPR & AED (defibrillator) for adult, child and infant.  The AHA, American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course. Visit cprsafe.org for information and to register. 
Fee is $20.00  Contact Sean Madden smadden@mcgregorems.org or 862-3674.

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday August 4th 7-9 pm


Oyster River Knitters
Welcome to all crocheters and knitters for an evening of company and fun. Regular meeting, first Tuesday of the month. Contact Amanda Anderson 603-312-1036 tintin59@hotmail.com


First Aid Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday August 4th 6:00-8:00 pm

AHA Heartsaver First Aid Class offered by McGregor Memorial EMS.  Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical servics (EMS) arrives.  Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  Fee $20. Register with http://cprsafe.org

Contact Sean Madden  smadden@mcgregorems.org  or 862-3674


Technology Help

The library offers help for people who need assistance using technology, such as computers, iPads and phones. Call us to check on availability of the volunteers. 868-6699 or email us durhampl@gmail.com