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Family Storytime! This week: Pizza Time!
Saturday, March 28th at 10:30 am!

Join us for this yummy family storytime. 
This week: Pizza Time!  We'll read fun
  stories, do feltboard, fingerplays,
songs and make a perfect pizza craft.
All are welcome!

Saturday, March 28th 12:00-4:00 pm
Come and be creative! 
Join us in the storytime
room for a fun drop-in craft.
  All are welcome!

DPL Book Donation Week
Spring donation week: March 30 - April 4! Please donate gently used books and DVDs to the Friends of the DPL book sales. All proceeds benefit the library programs. Thank you! 

Board Games/Chess for Kids (10 and up)! This week: Pictionary!
Monday March 30th, 2:45 p.m.
Join us for this week's game:

Friends Book Discussion
Tuesday March 31, 10:30-12:30PM

Please join Jennifer Lee in the Community Room as she facilitates the Friends' book discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Your copy awaits you. Contact: Luci Gardner   868-2390   lucigardner@comcast.net

Pajama Storytime! This month: The Ocean!
Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 pm
Join ORPP (Oyster River
Parents and Pre-schoolers) and
the Durham Library for our
monthly PJ storytime.  Come
wearing your pajamas.  We read
stories, do feltboard and make a
fun craft.  ORPP provides snack.
This is a great way to meet
other parents and children.
All are welcome!

Technology Help
Tuesday-Friday 3:00-4:30PM

The library offers help for people who need assistance using any technology, such as computers, iPads and phones Tuesday through Friday, 3:00-4:30PM. Call us to check on availability of the volunteers. The help is courtesy of National Honor Society applicants and will be offered until the end of April. 
Writer's Response
Thursday April 2nd & 16th 6 pm
Writer's Response- Some published, some in the middle of writing, others just starting out. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly. 6-8 pm. Contact Mary Ellen Humphrey mary.ellen.humphrey@gmail.com

Alzheimer's Cafe- Chance to socialize, relax & support
Friday April 3rd 10:30 am-12 noon

Durham Public Library and Living Innovations Home Care host a monthly “Alzheimer’s Café” for dementia patients still residing in their own homes and their caregivers.
The Café is open the first Friday of each month from 10:30 am to noon at Durham Public Library.  Participation is free and open to all; no commitment is required and drop-ins are welcome.Above all, the Alzheimer's Cafe offers an informal opportunity to socialize and relax with new friends who share similar circumstances. 
The Alzheimer’s Café is co-facilitated by Nicole Moore from DPL and Kelly Dowd from Living Innovations. For more information, contact Nicole at 603-868-6699  or Kelly Dowd at 603-516-4712 at Living Innovations.

Plan, Plant and Maintain a Home Vegetable Garden
Wednesday April 8th 7pm

photo courtesy GE
The Vegetable Garden Doctor will present How to Plan, Plant and Maintain a Home Vegetable Garden. There are many reasons to plant a home vegetable garden. It will provide your family with a wide variety of fresh pesticide-free produce. Also, gardening is excellent exercise and is a wonderful family recreational activity.

Dr. Guy Esposito is an orthopedic surgeon whose other passion is vegetable gardening. From his early medical school days until the present, he has been growing a variety of vegetables in his home garden. He is the head gardener for the twenty-five year running PBS series Ciao Italia & has produced numerous "How to Garden" videos available on the Ciao Italia website. Program is free and open to the public. Contact Armida Geiger ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us Please note: No registration necessary.

Storytime - Silly Stories!
Tuesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 2nd at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, fingerplays, feltboard and a craft.
This week "Silly Stories!"  

All are welcome!

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

Join us for stories, movement, songs, fingerplays and fun.  There is a time to socialize afterwards.  Registration required for this 8 week session.  Sign-up at the Children’s desk.

Acoustic Open Mic
Wednesday April 8, 6:30-8:00 pm
Come to listen, come to perform. The hootmeisters are Peg Chaffee and Cheryl Sager of "Nice and Naughty" fame. Food, drink and live music. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Knitting Club for 3rd-5th Graders!
Weds. April 1st, 4:00-5:00 pm

Like to knit? 
Sign up for the 3rd-5th grade knitting club. 
 A new 8 week session starts today. 
Sign-up at the Children's desk.

An Art Student's Vision of Italy
Gallery upstairs

Please visit the new exhibit in the gallery upstairs: Shannon Malley, An Art Student's Vision of Italy. Shannon graduated from UNH in 2011 with degree in Studio Art. She painted landscapes of Italian countryside and villages on her trip in 2010, when visiting Italy in the summer. All her paintings were made on locations, capturing the broad countrysides in natural beauty or streets and parks in different parts of the day. Come to see Shannon's memories of Ascoli Piceno, Italy.