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Two beautiful Art DiMambro paintings were up for auction - proceeds to benefit the DPL.
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Lamprey River
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Book Donation Week
January 26-31, 2015

Please donate gently used books and DVDs during the donation week, January 26-31, 2015. All donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support.

Author, Diana Lynn Hoffman, Illustrator, Karen Brough, of "Lighting the Earth" visit Family Storytime!
Saturday, January 31st, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for this special Family Storytime!
Local author, Diana Lynn Hoffman and Illustrator Karen Brough
of "Lighting the Earth" will read their book, talk about their book, and make a fun sun craft.  All are welcome and books will be
available for sale and signing.

Saturday, January 31st, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun craft in the
storytime room!  Come create!
All are welcome!

Chocolate "The Perfect Drug"
Wednesday February 4th 6:30 pm

Chocolate "The Perfect Drug"  This Valentine's Day you'll appreciate your love for chocolate in a whole new way!  Professor Michael Cross will share the myths and facts about eating chocolate. 

A big THANK YOU to Lindt Chocolate for donating candy that everyone will enjoy!

Young Adult Writing Group (ages 10 & up)
Monday February 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm
Like to write?  Join our writing group for Young
Adults ages 10 & up.  We do writing exercises,
talk about your writing and post your writing to
our blog "Write Away".

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th Grade Book Club)
Tuesday, February 3rd, 6:00-7:00 pm

Join us for Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group). 
This month's book is "Pie" by Sarah Weeks.  We talk about
the book, play some games, do some puzzles and make a
craft.  All are welcome.

Storytimes - Groundhogs and Counting!
Tuesday February 3rd and Thursday, February 5th at 10:30 am

Join us for storytime! 
This week:  Groundhogs and Counting!
We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs,
feltboard and make a fun craft.
All are welcome!

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

Writer's Response
Thursday February 5th & 19th 6-8 pm

Writer's Response - Come to the first gathering and meet fellow writers, a forum to share passion for writing. Some published, some already writing, others just starting out. What unifies the Writer's Response is a passion for writing, feeding on each others enthusiasm, energy and ideas.1st and 3rd Thursday monthly from 6-8 pm. Contact Armida Geiger, Adult Program and Event Coordinator

Alzheimer's Cafe
Friday February. 6th 10:30 am -12:00 pm

Join us on the first Friday of every month in the Durham Public Library Cafe.  We welcome dementia patients still residing in their own home, to come with their caregivers for support and respite with others.  Free and open to the public.  Contact Nicole Moore via email:  Or call the library 603-868-6699

Affordable Health Care Help
February 4 & 11, 5-8PM

ACA facilitator will be at the library to help anyone wishing to sign up on Wednesday, February 4, 5:00-8:00PM.  Call 868-6699 or stop at the front desk to reserve a time slot. The sign up help is also available Wednesday, February 11 2015, appointments are 45 min long. ACA is available to people 65 years and younger, if you need help signing up for the Medicare plan please contact ServiceLink at 1-866-634-9412 or

Upcoming - Discovering New England Stone Walls
Tuesday February 17th, 6:30 pm

Kevin Gardner, author of, The Granite Kiss will share the history of New England stone walls touching on the. technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape.

This program is sponsored by the  New Hampshire Humanities Council. 

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday February. 3rd, 7-9 pm
Oyster River Knitters meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. Knit? Crochet? All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome for a couple of hours of knitting and chatting. We spend time together sharing advice and support. Contact Amanda Anderson at

LEGO Club!
Thursday February 5th, 3:45-4:45 pm
Like to build with Legos?  Join us for our next meeting on Thurs. Jan. 29th from 3:45 -4:45 p.m.  For 1st-4th graders.

Knitting Club for 3rd-5th Graders!
Wednesday, February 4th, 4:00-5:00 pm

Knitting Club for 3rd-5th graders meet.  Registration required.  Sign-up at the Children's desk.

Homeschooler's Activity Hour! This week: World Language School Visits!
Friday, February 6th at 10:30 a.m.

This week: World Language School visits!
Come learn from a World Language School
educator and learn Spanish!
 We hear stories, play games,
do some puzzles and make a craft. 
This group is geared to homeschoolers,
 but all are welcome!