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

New exhibit at the library


Durham Public Library presents work of Ree Katrak, president of the Board of the New Hamphire Art Association. Ree works primarily in the medium of print making, but also watercolors. More of her work and contact at reehallkatrak.com. The exhibit will be on display during the month of September.


DPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 2 6:45 pm

Meets in the Heritage Room. The public is welcome to attend.


Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, September 1 7-9 pm


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


Writers Meet-Up
Thursday, September 3, 6-8 pm

Writers Meet-Up: Some published, some 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 Drop in!
Friday, September 4 10:30am-12noon

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 Erika Lee, Cornerstone VNA 332-1133 x203.

Join the crowd of golden daffodils!
Friends of the library membership drive starts September 1

Want to beautify the library grounds AND support programs like the Summer Concert Series, Open Mic, the children’s Patch Program? The Friends of the Durham Public Library’s annual membership drive gets underway September 1 and this year, with your ANNUAL dues of $20, a beautiful Dutch Master’s daffodil will be planted in the library garden!!  Your name will be placed on a garden poster which will be displayed in the library. Stop by and pick up a membership form today! Email friendsdpl@yahoo.com or check the Friends' webpage of the library website .

Acoustic Open Mic
Wednesday, September 9th 6:30-8 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 and held in the Durham Public Library Cafe.

End of Life Can Happen- At Any Age, At Any Time
Monday, September 14 6:30 pm

Photo courtesy Jodie Andrukevich

Registration open.
Back by popular demand, Barbara Bates Sedoric is Founder of LastingMatters.com and author of The LastingMatters 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


First Aid Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday, September 8 6-8 pm


AHA Heartsaver First Aid Class offered by McGregor Memorial EMS.  A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course teaching students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical servics (EMS) arrives. Register at http://cprsafe.org Fee $20  Contact: Sean Madden  smadden@mcgregorems.org  603-862-3674


Friends of the Library Adult Summer Read
Wednesday, September 16, 10:30-12:30 pm

Attention Middlemarchers: Wednesday, September 16, 10:30-12:30, Middlemarch discussion facilitated by Jennifer Lee, the finale of the Friends' adult summer read. All are welcome: those who finished, those who began and those who would begin...

Peru Humanitarian Expedition
Wednesday, September 23 6:30-8:00 pm

Peru Humanitarian Expedition Information Night presented by Christine Watts, a Durham resident. Interested in working in an orphanage & remote Andean villages to improve the lives of children? Travel to Machu Picchu, Cuzco ruins, Lake Titicaca and help children on Uros floating islands.  Refreshments served.

Visit Generations Humanitarian at http://www.genhu.org  Contact Christine Watts artnic@comcast.net or Armida Geiger ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us


Unraveling the Mysteries of Classical Music
Four Part Series 4-5 pm on Monday Oct. 5, 19, 26 & Nov. 2

Four part series. Enriches and exposes listeners to the various styles and periods of music. Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary.

Presented by Patricia Terrill. Music History Masters Degree/UNH. 

Contact Armida Geiger 603-868-6699 ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us


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