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 Genealogy and Local History

Snowflake Social Open House
Wed. Dec. 9 4-7 pm
       Everyone is welcome.
All ages, Come one, Come all!

4-5 Origami stars with Artist Jane Shannon
4-6 Paper snowflakes with
Wendy & Sarah/Main St. Makery
5:30-7 Harpist Zachary Andinolfi, UNH
6:00  Gingerbread House Unveiling by Trudy Higgins Brown

Seacoast Firefighters Toy Bank Late Fee Amnesty

Want to do a good deed and get your overdue library late fees erased? Bring in a NEW, unwrapped toy before December 18, 2015 for the Durham Fire Department's toy collection & we will erase your late fees! (Does not apply to the lost items) Make it a Happy Holidays for someone.
Board Game Afternoon for kids (ages 10 & up)! This week: Pictionary & Apples to Apples Jr.!
Monday, November 30th, 2:45-4:00 pm
Come and play some board games.
This week:  Pictionary & Apples to Apples Jr.!
All are welcome and snack is served.

Knitting Club (grades 3rd-5th)!
Weds. December 2nd 4:00-5:00 pm

Want to learn to knit or just want

to continue knitting?  Register for the knitting club

for 3rd -5th graders!  Sign-up at the Children's desk.

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. Dec. 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 Janet Doty 868-1142

Storytimes! This week: Trains!
Tues.Dec. 1st and Thurs. Dec. 3rd at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, feltboard ,
fingerplays and a fun craft!  This week is
all about Trains!

Lego Club (for k-4th grade)! This week: Sledding and Skiing!
Thurs. Dec. 3rd, 3:45-4:45 pm

Like to build with Legos?

Join the Lego Club for k-4th graders

We work on weekly challenges

and free builds.  All are welcome!

Homeschooler's Activity Hour! This week: The Science of Snowflakes!
Friday, December 4th at 10:30 am

This week:  The Science of Snowflakes!

We read stories, do some puzzles,

play some games and make a craft.

This group is geared to home-schoolers

but all are welcome.

Special Family Program! Decorate a Gingerbread Man Cookie!
Saturday, Dec. 5th at 10:30 am
Stop by the storytime room and decorate a gingerbread man cookie.  We will have fun things to decorate your gingerbread man creation with.
  All are welcome.  Come and have some fun before he runs away!

Saturday, Dec. 5th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a fun craft in the storytime room.
Come and create!
All are welcome to drop by.

Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th Grade Book Group
Tuesday, Dec. 8th 6:00-7:00 pm
Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th grade book group!
This month's book is Falling In
by Frances Oroark Dowell.  We talk about the book,
do some puzzles, play some games and
make a craft.  Books are available at the

Acoustic Open Mic
Wed. Dec. 9, 6:30-8 pm
Come to the DPL Cafe and listen or perform. Peg Chaffee & Cheryl Sager of "Nice and Naughty" fame are the hootmeisters. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DPL
Bookeaters : Middle School Book Group!
Weds. December 16th 2:45-4:00 pm
Bookeaters, middle school book group.
This month's book is Swindle
by Gordon Korman. Ruth Wharton MacDonald
is the facilitator. Pizza is served and books are
available at the library. All are welcome!

Pajama Storytime! This month: Holidays!
Thurs. Dec. 10th, 6:00 pm
Join Oyster River Parents and Pre-schoolers and
the Durham Library for our monthly PJ storytime.
Come wearing your pajamas!  This month we are
all about the Holidays.  We will hear
stories, do fingerplays, feltboard and make a fun
craft.  Snack provided by ORPP.  All are welcome!

Family Movie! This month: Annie!
Sat. Dec. 19th at 2:00 pm
Join us for this month's family movie:  Annie! 
Come and see the latest version of this musical
All are welcome and popcorn is served.

New exhibit in the gallery upstairs!!!
November 2015

AN EXHIBITION ABOUT THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF the modern literary sensation, HARRY POTTER. J.K.Rowling's well-researched novels offer a unique lens through which to view the introduction of science to medicine.This traveling exhibition comes to us from The National Library of Medicine, a division of The National Institutes of Health. 

Friends of DPL
Wed. Dec. 2, 1:30 pm
Friends of Durham Public Library meeting.
1:00-1:30 social time, followed by meeting at 1:30.
All are welcome to attend.
DPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wed. Dec. 2, 6:45 pm

The Durham Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting in the Heritage Room. The public is welcome.


Oyster River ASD Friends
Thurs. Dec. 10, 6:30 pm

Anne Kane & Karen Martin- Brown talk about NHVR and their role transitioning students with ASD to enter the world of work, complete his or her educational goals as they relate to employment, and obtain employment skills to meet the needs of employers.
Gather & Connect over refreshements at 6:30. Presentation 7-8
Contact Julie Smith 603-767-4190  jsmithnh@cloud.com
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