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        Library Hours
            Monday 12-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

Nov. 27 - Dec. 2, 2017

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor


Music on the Library Lawn  Performances on
You Tube!                               
Click here to view some of our Music on the Library Lawn performances.  These performances are also available on DCAT Channel 22 and are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com
Research your family history using HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.

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

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Nov. 22nd at 10:30 am
Join us for books, songs, movement, bubbles and more.  There is a chance to socialize at the end with others.

Tales from Mount Washington, Home of the World's Worst Weather
Wednesday November 29, 6:30-7:30 pm (snow date Nov. 30)
Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mt. Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. Join Mt. Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for a hands-on investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory.  This all-ages program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit. 

YA Monday Alien Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
Monday Nov. 27th at 3:30 pm in the YA room

Join us after school to watch 
ALIEN movies in the YA room!

November 27th:  The HItchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy.

Popcorn is served.

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Weds. Nov. 22 closing at 2 pm. Closed Thurs. Nov. 23, Fri. Nov. 24, Sat. Nov. 25
The library will be closed Weds. Nov. 22nd at 2 pm,
Thurs. Nov. 23, Fri. Nov. 24, and Sat. Nov. 25.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Paint Swatch Bookmarks!
Week of Nov. 27th 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft or game. 
Week of November 27th - Create a paint swatch bookmark!

Storytimes! This week: Friends!
Tues. Nov. 28th and Thurs. Nov. 30th at 10:30 am!
Join us for storytime. 
This week:  Friends!

We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!


Crafternoon (Grades 2nd-4th)!
Wednesday Nov. 29th 4-5 pm (5 week session) Registration required!
Like to craft and are in 2nd-4th grade? 
Join our fun craft group
We will be cross-stitching this 5 week session! 
Please register at Chidren's/YA desk or call 590-1124

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Thurs. Nov. 30th, 3:30-4:30 pm Session 2

Join us for some fun building time!  We will provide bases, bricks, and challenges.  Registration required! Please sign up at Children's/YA desk or call 590-1124.

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Magnets and Static!
Thurs. Nov. 30th at 6:00 pm
Join ORPP (Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers
and the Durham Public Library for our monthly Preschool Explorers group.  This new program will highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for young
children.  This month's theme is:  Magnets and Static.   We will use magnets and balloons to learn about magnetism and static electricity.
All are welcome.

Lego and Board Game Friday!
Friday Dec. 1st 10:00 am-4:30 pm


Stop by the Storytime/Craft room to play some board games
and create with Legos.. 
They will be available all day in the storytime/craft room.


Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Make Glitter Snowman Art!
Saturday Dec. 2nd at 10:30 am
Come and make some glitter snowman art!  We will have all the materials for this creative craft!  Each Saturday we will have fun family programs.  This program is for all ages and all are welcome!

Teen Advisory Group! (Middle & High Schoolers)
Monday Dec. 4th 6:30-7:30 pm
If you are in Middle or High School join our monthly
Teen Advisory Group.  Tell us what programs,
books, movies, teen space and more you
would like at the library.  Pizza is served and all
are welcome!

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday Dec. 6th 3:15-4:15 pm
Like to read and are in Middle School?
Join our monthly Middle School Book Group, Bookeaters!
Walk from the Middle School.
Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator.
This month's book is In The After by Demitria Lunetta.  Books will be available at the library.
All are welcome and pizza is served!

Friends Book Discussion: This Boy's Life
Thursday December 7, 10:30 am
Please join the Friends' Book Discussion of This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff.  Books are available at the front desk, and all are welcome.

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group)
Tuesday Dec. 12th 4:00-5:00 pm NEW TIME!
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers AT

This month's book is "Cleopatra in Space"  (the graphic novel)
by Mike Maihack.
Come and create a graphic novel.
We will also discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Special Saturday Family Program! Hampstead Stage performs A Christmas Carol!
Saturday, Dec. 18th at 10:30 am
Join us for this live theater production for families.
The Hampstead Stage Company will perform
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

These talented actors always create a wonderful performance
for all ages.  At the end the performers explain their set,
costumes and take questions.
Don't miss this one of a kind show.
This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.  All are welcome and this performance
will be held in the Oyster River Room.

Tales for Tails (Grades 1st-3rd)
Registration ongoing for Fall sessions
Does your child need to gain confidence reading out loud? 
Does your child love dogs? 
Sign up for a session reading to a trained Pet Partner therapy dog. 
North and Zest are waiting to read with you! 
Stop by the Children's Desk or call 590-1124.


Join the Patch Club! (ages 0 yrs. to 8th grade)
Sept. 1st through May 31st
Earn a patch for every 5 hours of reading.
On receiving your 3rd patch earn a Durha Library tote bag!
Register at the Children's Desk.
This program is generously sponsored by
The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Technology help
By appointment
Are you needing assistance using computers, e-readers, iPads or want to learn to use a Word, Excel or Photoshop? The library offers help. Call us to schedule an appointment. 868-6699 or email  durhampl@gmail.com