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

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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

The Friends of DPL March Book Discussion
March 30, 10:30 am -12 pm
Book title Arthur and George by Julian Barnes.  Books are avaiable for check-out at the circulation desk. All are invited to read the book and join in the discussion led by Jennifer Lee on March 30th.  
Lego Club (for k-4th grade)!
Thurs. Feb. 11th, 3:30-4:30 pm Note new time!

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: Valentines!
Friday, February 12th at 10:30 am

This week:  Valentines!
We read stories, do some puzzles,
play some games and make a craft.
This group is geared to home-schoolers
but all are welcome.

Calligraphy scrolls in the Gallery

Visit the Gallery on the second floor for a calligraphy display of stories by Runkun "Cara" Song, a member of the Chinese Calligrapher's Assoc. of Zhengzhou City, China. Translation provided. 

The scrolls will be on display until the end of February.
Book Donation Week
Feb. 29 thru March 5
Please consider donating gently used books and DVD's.  Donations are greatly appreciated and help to provide a varied selection of books for sale in the Friends of the DPL Book Store.
The Book Store is open daily during library hours.   
S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! All ages new program!
Saturday, Feb. 13th at 10:30 am This week: Resist Watercolor Painting!
Join us for S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays!
This new all ages program will cover
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
Come learn and have fun too.
This week:  "Resist Watercolor Painting"!
All are welcome!

Board Game Afternoon for kids (ages 10 & up)! This week: 20 Questions!
Monday, February 15th, 2:45-4:00 pm
Come and play some board games.
This week:  20 Questions!
All are welcome and snack is served.

Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley Family Musical Performance!
Thurs. February 25th at 10:30 am
Join us for a fun-filled family show featuring songs and music
performed by Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley

that will surely "get you out of your seat" to dance and
sing along!  This is a joint school vacation program sponsored
by the Durham, Lee and Madbury libraries.  All are welcome!

Make-It-Take-It Craft!
Monday, Feb. 22nd through Saturday, Feb. 27th!
Join us all week in the Children's Storytime/Craft Room
during Oyster River's School Vacation Week and
make a fun craft.  We will be making cool paper rockets.
So, stop by and be creative!

Storytimes! This week: Horses!
Tues. Feb. 16th and Thurs. Feb. 18th at 10:30 am.
Join us for stories, songs, feltboard ,
fingerplays and a fun craft!  This week is
all about Horses!

Young Adult Technology Club! (ages 10& up) This Month: Clay Animation!
Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm
Join us for our new monthly
Young Adult Technology Club (ages 10 & up).
This month:  Clay Animation!  Make your own
animated movies on our ipads.
Experiment with cool, new technologies and
techie toys.  All are welcome!

Pajama Storytime! This month: Chinese New Year!
Weds. Feb. 17th, 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 get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey.  We will hear stories, have a snack, learn some Mandarin Chinese and do a Chinese inspired craft.  Snack provided by ORPP.    All are welcome!

Baby Lap-sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Weds. Feb. 17th at 10:30 am !

Join us for Baby Lap-sit.
Mother Goose is on the Loose! 
We will hear stories, do fingerplays, songs, music and movement.
There is a chance to socialize at the end. All are welcome!

Knitting Club (grades 3rd-5th)!
Weds. February 17th 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.

Artist in Residence Roberta Shea: Reception & Workshops
March 2 thru 5
Roberta Shea, Printmaker and Painter. Opening Reception, Monotype Print workshop for adults and Printmaking workshop for children ages 6 and up. Click here for details and registration info.
Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th Grade Book Group
Tuesday, March 1st 6:00-7:00 pm
Raccoon Readers, 2nd-4th grade book group!
This month's book is Athlete vs. Mathlete
by W.C. Mack.
  We talk about the book,
do some puzzles, play some games and
make a craft.  Books are available at the

Bookeaters : Middle School Book Group!
Weds. March 9th 2:45-4:00 pm
Bookeaters, middle school book group.
This month's book is The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart. Ruth Wharton MacDonald
is the facilitator. Pizza is served and books are
available at the library. All are welcome!

February Calendar of Events
Adult Programs
February Calendar of Events available at Durham Town Hall, DPL circulation desk, cafe and lobby. 

Technology Help
The library offers help for people who need assistance using technology: computers, iPads & cell phones. Call to check on availability of the volunteers. 868-6699 or email  durhampl@gmail.com