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Trivia Question of the Week!
Fizz, Boom, Read! Week 5

What is the Guinness Book record for hula hooping the longest (a hula hoop marathon?)

Bonus Question: Imagine being on top of  Mount Everest, the tallest point on our earth. You want to boil water for hot chocolate (it's so cold outside!). Will your water boil faster or slower than it would from here in Durham, New Hampshire? Why?

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E-mail your answer(s) to Ms. Lisa ( or Ms. Megan ( You will receive an e-mail reply letting you know if you answered correctly.  If you answer correctly, visit the library's Children's/YA desk to claim prize!

6-8 year old Activity Hour, Thurs. July 24th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
This week: Food Science and Cookie Decorating!
Join us this week as we talk about "Food Science" and decorate some cookies.  We read stories, play some games, do some puzzles and make a craft.  For ages 6-8 years and all are welcome!
XBOX Kinect Gaming Night (ages 10 & up)
Thurs. July 24th at 6:30 p.m.
  Join us in the YA room to test your XBOX skills!  All are welcome and pizza is served.
Summer Reading Finale Celebration with Magician "Scott Jameson", Fri. July 25th at 10:30 a.m.!
Fun Finale Celebration in the Oyster River Room!
Join us in celebrating your summer reading accomplishments.  Scott Jameson is a talented and interactive magician for all ages.  He will astound you with his mix of magic tricks, audience participation and humor.  Prize books, reading certificates, and Bagel Works Prizes will be handed out.  Cake will also be served.  (All ages, Oyster River Room).
McGregor EMS Babysitting Course, Sat. Aug. 2nd, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
For ages 11 & up.
This course is designed to certify kids ages 11 & up.  Cost is $35.  To register, visit or call 603-862-3674
Fizz, Boom Read! Join our fun summer reading program!
Last Week!
Register for our fun 5 week summer reading program starting June 9th.  The theme this year is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”.  Our program runs from June 23rd through July 25th.  When you register you will receive a packet including your reading logs, calendars, some gifts and a fun bag!  Keep track of your reading minutes and have them checked once a week to earn a prize of the week.  You will receive a new book, and prizes at the end, as well as a reading certificate!  Also add to our visual display in the library. 

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Friends of the Library Meeting

The monthly Friends Meeting, originally scheduled for July 2, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Wednesday August 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room.

New Photography Exhibit at the Library!
Patsy Pratt Photographs
 You don't want to miss photographs of backyard critters from Patsy Pratt's backyard. Chipmunks, wild turkeys, finches, dragonflies, bumble bees and more are on view during June on the gallery upstairs. Patsy Pratt is local, award winning photographer and the colorful photographs are from her own gardens at Sage Hill in Durham, New Hampshire.

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