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Tim Van Egmond, Musician and Storyteller Performs!
Thursday, April 30th at 10:30 am at the Lee Safety Complex
Join us for a fun family performance!
Tim Van Egmond is a talented musician
and storyteller.  He will engage children
with his creative stories and musical
performance.  This is a joint library school
vacation program with the Durham,
Lee and Madbury Libraries. 

Photo courtesy Tim Van Egmond

Book Donation Week

Please donate gently used books and DVDs for the ongoing book sale in the library bookstore. The proceeds from sales benefit the library programs. 
Thank you!!!

Make-It-Take-It Craft, Make a "Fish Mosaic"!
Saturday, April 25th through Saturday, May 2nd (OR School Vacation Week)
Come and create a fun "Fish Mosaic"!
Join us in the storytime room all week
during Oyster River School Vacation
week to make this fun craft!  All are welcome!
Note:  No regularly scheduled programs this week.
Programs will begin the week of May 4th.

Friends Book Discussion
April 29 at 10:30 am
Billy Budd

Join Jennifer Lee on April 29 at 10:30 am in the community room as she facilitates Friends book discussion of "Billy Budd" and "Benito Cereno" by Herman Melville. 
Books are available for checkout at the front desk.

Alzheimer's Cafe- Chance to socialize, relax & support
Friday May 1st 10:30 am-12 noon

DPL 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. An informal opportunity to socialize and relax with new friends who share similar circumstances. 
Co-facilitated by Nicole Moore, DPL 603-868-6699 & Kelly Dowd, Living Innovations 603-516-4712.

Exercise: It's not all about looking good!
Saturday May 2, 2015 4:00-5:00 pm

The benefits of exercise are long lasting, as are the consequences of not.

Hear from Ellen-Claire Slepian, Durham resident and Registered Nurse as she shares important information about how to keep yourself healthy and independent longer as we age. Drop in Saturday between 4:00 & 5:00 pm to grab a healthy snack and learn more about ways to stay healthy! Contact Ellen-Claire  eclaire123456@gmail.com or give her a call at 603-781-8155 for more information!

"Oscar the Herring Gull" Family Storytime with local author, Nancy Donovan!
Saturday, May 2nd, 10:30 am

Join us for this fun family storytime.  Local author,
Nancy Donovan, will read her book "Oscar the Herring
Gull".  We will also make a fun gull craft.  Come and learn
about our local gulls.  Nancy will also talk about her writing.
Books will be available for signing and purchase.

Baby-sitting Class with McGregor EMS
Saturday, May 2nd 10:30am - 3:00 pm

This class is designed to certify kids ages 11 & up.
 Cost is $35. To register,
visit cprsafe.org or call 603-862-3674

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday May 5th 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

Storytimes: Flowers and Mother's Day!
Tues. May 5th and Thurs. May 7th at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, fingerplays, feltboard and a craft.
This week "Flowers and Mother's Day!"  

All are welcome!

Writer's Response
Thursday May 7th 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

Knitting Club for 3rd-5th Graders!
Wednesday. May 6th, 4:00-5:00 pm

Like to knit? 
Sign up for the 3rd-5th grade knitting club. 
 A new 4 week session starts on May 6.
Sign-up at the Children's desk.

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with their care-giver)
Wednesday May 6th 10:30 am

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

Board Games/Chess for Kids (10 and up)! This week: Apples to Apples Jr. & PicWits!
Monday May 11th, 2:45 p.m. (NO GAME AFTERNOON ON MAY 4TH)
Join us for this week's game:
Apples to Apples Jr.
and PicWits!

Young Adult Writing Group (ages 10 & up)
Monday May 11th, 6:30-7:30 pm (NOTE NEW DATE!!)
Like to write?  Join our Young Adult (ages 10 & up)
writing group.  We do writing exercises, talk about
your writing and post to our library blog, "Write Away".
All are welcome!

Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th Grade Book Group
Tues. May 12th, 6:00-7:00 pm (NOTE NEW DATE!!)

Join us for Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th grade
book group.  This month our book is:  "Loot" by
Jude Watson.  We talk about the book, play some
games, do puzzles and make a fun craft.
Books are available at the library.  All
are welcome!

First Aid Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday May 12th 6 pm
Heartsaver First Aid Class
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. 
Visit cprsafe.org for information and to register. 
Fee is $20.00 

Acoustic Open Mic
Wednesday May 13, 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.

Wendy Hikes Pacific Crest Trail
Monday May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Reflections from the Trail!
From April to September of 2013, Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700 mile long Pacific Crest Trail from US/Mexican Border to the US/Border through California, Oregon, and Washington.

Join Wendy Monday, May 18th at 7 pm for a powerful talk focusing on the reasons she hikes long trails, some of the adversity she's overcome and the universal lessons she's learned.

No registration needed
Overflow parking: 1 Coe Dr., Oyster River Middle School.
Contact Armida Geiger ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us

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End of Life Happens- At Any Age, At Any Time
Tuesday May 19th 6:30 pm Registration Required

Photo courtesy Jodie Andrukevich

Barbara Bates Sedoric is Founder of LastingMatters.com and author of The LivingMatters Organizer, a straightforward guide that walks you through end of life planning with everything from what to do with your belongings to how you want your life celebrated. To register contact Armida Geiger 603-988-6616 or ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us

For program details click the link

Art in the Gallery Upstairs

New exhibit in the Durham Public Library gallery!!
Robert Richardson, a painting instructor from Exeter has six oil paintings, including still life, cityscapes from Quebec and a setting on Monhegan Island. 

This show will be hanging for the month of April.

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