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New Durham Public Library is One Year Old!
The new Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, turned one year old on July 23rd.

DPL Birthday

It has been a tremendously successful year for the library as usage which has always been strong increased tremendously. Visits to the library increased by 32.4% over this time last year and, following a series of amazing summer reading programs including concerts on the front lawn, program attendance jumped 111%!

Library staff look forward to an exciting second year in the new building as more and more Durham residents discover the benefits in terms of services, programs, and resources the library provides.

Friends' Book Discussion Sept 23rd at 10:30am
Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

Friends' Book Discussion - Please save the date of September 23rd, Tuesday,10:30
am and join the Friends' book discussion of Frankenstein; or, The Modern
by Mary Shelley led by Jennifer Lee. Your copy awaits you.

DPL Operations Committee Meeting
Wednesday August 27, 6:30 p.m.

The Operations Workgroup Committee of the DPL Board of Trustees will meet in the Heritage Room. The public is welcome.

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday September 2, 7 - 9 p.m.

Oyster River Knitters

All level of knitters and crocheters are welcome for a couple of hours of knitting and chatting.  Contact Heather Anderson ( with questions.

Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday September 3, 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library hold their monthly meeting in the Heritage Room. All are welcome.

DPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday September 3, 6:45 p.m.

The DPL Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting in the Heritage Room. The public is welcome.

McGregor Memorial EMS First Aid Course
Tuesday September 9, 6 - 8 p.m.

McGregor First AidVisit for information and to register.  Fee is $20.00

Page to Screen - Movies Based on Books
Thursday September 11, 6 p.m.

Movie: UNITED 93  Rated R  Running time 1 Hr. 51 Mins.

Book:   Among the Heroes by Jere Longman

Reserved copies available at the circulation desk.

Movie shown in the Oyster River Room, refreshments served.

                  Part of the Adult Program Series     Audience: Adults  

McGregor EMS CPR and AED Course
Tuesday September 16, 6 - 8 p.m.

McGregor EMS logoMcGregor Memorial EMS CPR Course

Visit for information and to register.  Fee is $20.00

A Selection of Works by Nicholas Isaak, Jr. (1944-2011)

 A Selection of Works by Nicholas Isaak, Jr. (1944-2011) is on display on the 2nd floor  gallery.  Etchings, drawings and oil paintings span from his student days in the Boston University MFA program to later in life.  We invite you to view this collection of smaller pieces from the private collections of his son and daughter, Durham residents Nick Isaak and DPL Librarian, Nicole Isaak Moore.

Having Trouble Logging Into Your Account?
We recently changed the web address for our catalog
Have you tried logging onto our online catalog only to receive an error message? It's probably because we recently moved our Surpass Safari catalog to a new address and the old one is no longer in service. computer

You can access the catalog through our website by clicking on the "Library Catalog" button at the top of the page. If you have bookmarked the old catalog, or set up a desktop link, you'll want to change the address to