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Holiday Closing
Thursday November 27 & Friday November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will remain closed Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th. We will reopen Saturday November 29th at 10 a.m.

DPL Book Donation Week
November 24 to 29

Please donate gently used books and DVDs to the Friends of the Library ongoing book sale. All proceeds will directly benefit our library. The Friends Bookstore helps fund museum passes and children's programs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Note: the library will be closed 11/27 & 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Young Adult Writing Group (ages 10 & up)
Monday December 1st, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Like to write?  Come and explore your creative side,
share thoughts, ideas and do some writing
exercises.  Your writings will be posted on our
blog "Write Away".

Board Games/Chess for Kids (10 and up)! This week: Pit and Apples to Apples Jr.!
Monday December 1st, 2:45 p.m.
Join us for this week's game:
Pit and Apples to Apples Jr.!

Toys for Tots Late Fee Amnesty!
Bring in a new unwrappped toy before Dec. 19, 2014 for the Durham Fire Department toy collection and we will erase your late fees! Does not apply to lost items.

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. Dec. 2nd 7-9PM
All levels of knitters & crocheters are welcome for a couple of hours of knitting and chatting. Contact Heather Anderson

Friends of Durham Public Library Meeting
Wed. Dec 3rd 1:30 PM
 All are welcome to attend. 

Get To Know More About Sustainability in our community
Thurs. Dec. 4th 10:30AM, Mon. Dec. 8th 6:30PM
All Durham, Lee, and Madbury residents are invited to attend an informal informational drop-in gathering where we can share with you what the ORCSD has been doing to support sustainable practices in our community and, if you choose, learn or suggest how you would like to get involved too.  Contact Christina Dolcino 603-340-0045. Coffee/tea and snacks served.

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th Grade Book Club)
Tuesday December 2nd, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This month's book is "The Stupendous
Dodgeball Fiasco" by Janice Repka.
Come discuss the book and author,
play some games and make a craft.
Books are available at the circulation desk.

Storytimes - Gingerbread Men!
Tuesday December 2nd and Thursday December 4th, 10:30 a.m.

This week is Gingerbread Men!  We read stories, do fingerplays, feltboard and a craft.

Tai Chi Demonstration
Thurs. Dec 4th 11AM-12PM
Sponsored by Durham Recreation Dept. This is an event for people interested in improving balance and flexibility.Held in the Oyster River Room. Contact Nancy Brown
Alzheimer's Cafe
Fri. Dec 5th 10:30AM-12:00PM

A monthly social gathering for Alzheimer's patients still living in their own homes and their caregivers. Contact Nicole Moore  603-868-6699

Thursday December 4th, 3:45-4:45 pm
Like to build with Legos?  Join us for our next meeting on Thurs. Dec. 4th from 3:45 -4:45 p.m.  For 1st-4th graders.

Adult Games Informal, drop-in
Every Friday

Informal game playing each Friday at 12:30 p.m. Needed chess players. Bridge, Dominoes, Checkers, UNO, Scrabble…or bring your own game.Refreshments served. Contact Armida Geiger, Adult Program & Event Coordinator

Homeschoolers Activity Hour- Local Authors and Writing!
Friday, December 5th, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, games, activities and a craft. This group is geared to home-schoolers, but all are welcome!

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Decorating Family Program!
Saturday, December 6th, 10:30 a.m.

Come to the Storytime/Craft room to
decorate a graham cracker gingerbread
house.  All are welcome.

Saturday, December 6th, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun craft in the
storytime room.  All are welcome!