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        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

The library will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. 
We will re-open on Tuesday at 10:00am.

Lego Club (for k-4th grade)! This week: Tree Houses!
Thurs. Oct. 8th, 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: Art!!
Friday, October 9th at 10:30 am

This week:  Art!

We read stories, do some puzzles,

play some games and make a craft.

This group is geared to home-schoolers

but all are welcome.

Family Storytime! This week: The Moon and the Stars!
Saturday, Oct. 10th at 10:30 am
Join us for a stellar family storytime!
This week we are all about the moon and the stars!
We'll hear stories, do fingerplays, feltboard,
sing songs and make a rocket ship craft craft!

Saturday, Oct. 10 12:00-4:00 pm
Come and be creative!  Stop by the storytime/
craft room for a drop-in craft.  All are welcome
to make their own masterpiece!

Friends' Book Discussion
Thursday, October 15, 10:30-12:00

Please join us for Friends' Book Discussion of "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan on Thursday, October 15, 10:30-12:00. Discussion facilitated by Jennifer Lee. Copies available at the library desk. All are welcome!
Acoustic Open Mic
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30-8 pm
Come to listen, come to perform. The hootmeisters are Peg Chaffee and Cheryl Sager of "Nice and Naughty" fame. Food, drink and live music. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library and held in the Durham Public Library Cafe.
Bookeaters : Middle School Book Group!
Weds. October 14th 2:45-4:00 pm
Bookeaters, middle school book group.
This month's book is The Mark of the Dragonfly
by Jaleigh Johnson. Ruth Wharton MacDonald
is the facilitator. Pizza is served and books are
available at the library. All are welcome!

Storytimes! This week: Trucks and Things That Go!
Tues. Oct. 13th and Thurs. Oct. 15th at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, feltboard ,
fingerplays and a fun craft!  This week is
all about Trucks and things that go!

Baby Lap-sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Weds. October 14th 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.

Register at the Children's desk!

Knitting Club (grades 3rd-5th)!
Weds. October 14th 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.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Classical Music
Four Part Series 4-5 pm on Monday Oct. 5, 19, 26 & Nov. 2
Four part series. Enriches and exposes listeners to the various styles and periods of music. Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary.
Presented by Patricia Terrill. Music History Masters Degree/UNH. 
Contact Armida Geiger 603-868-6699 ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us

Family Movie! This month: Home!
Saturday, Oct. 17th at 2:00 pm
Join us for this month's family movie:
"Home!"  Popcorn is served and all
are welcome.  The movie is shown in
the Oyster River Room.

Board Game Afternoon for kids (ages 10 & up)! This week: Monopoly!
Monday, October 19th, 2:45-4:00 pm
Come and play some board games.
This week:  Monopoly!
All are welcome and snack is served.

New exhibit in the gallery upstairs!

Durham Public Library gallery presents: "Stamp Treks" , works of photographer Dave Thompsen. Make sure to check it out during the month of October.
More artist info at  

Join the crowd of golden daffodils!
Friends of the library membership drive starts September 1

Want to beautify the library grounds AND support programs like the Summer Concert Series, Open Mic, the children’s Patch Program? The Friends of the Durham Public Library’s annual membership drive gets underway September 1 and this year, with your ANNUAL dues of $20, a beautiful Dutch Master’s daffodil will be planted in the library garden!!  Your name will be placed on a garden poster which will be displayed in the library. Stop by and pick up a membership form today! Email friendsdpl@yahoo.com or check the Friends' webpage of the library website .

CPR & AED Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tues. Oct. 20, 6-8 pm
Offered by McGregor Memorial EMS
CPR & AED (defibrillator) for adult, child and infant.  The AHA, American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course.

Visit cprsafe.org for information and to register. 
Fee is $20.00  Contact Sean Madden 862-3674 smadden@mcgregorems.org

Join the Patch Club!
Sept. 1st through May 31st!

Join the Reading Patch Club (2 years to 8th grade)!

Receive a patch for every 5 hours you read (up to 2 per month)

After the third patch, receive a Durham Library tote bag!

Register at the Children's desk.

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the

Durham Public Library.

Tales for Tails! Read to a Pet Partner Therapy dog!
Registration has begun!

Does your child need to gain confidence in reading? Sign-up to have them read weekly for a 4 or 5 week session to one of our Pet Partner dogs. There's still room!

Register at the Children's desk.

Writers Meet-Up
Thurs. Oct. 15, 6:30 pm
Writers Meet-Up: Some published, some writing, others just starting out. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly. 6-8 pm. Mary Ellen Humphrey mary.ellen.humphrey@gmail.com

DPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wed. Oct. 7, 6:45 pm

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

BOT Agenda

Durham Photo Contest: July 4, 2015 through July 4, 2016
$300 Cash Prize for the Winner!

Need a camera to participate in the photo contest? Check one out at the circulation desk.  DPL is hosting a photography contest, sponsored by a Durham resident, to capture the beauty, character, and identity of Durham as it exists throughout the course of one year beginning July 4, 2015.
Durham has so much to offer, so much visual splendor, and yet we tend to overlook what attracts us to the town as we bustle through our busy lives. We would like contestants to remind us why we live here by chronicling a year in the town in a series of seven photographs that express Durham’s character. The contest winner, as determined by a panel of judges, will be awarded a cash prize of $300 thoughtfully donated by the contest sponsor. The winner will also have their work displayed for a month on the library’s art display wall including a kickoff reception for the exhibit.
If you are interested in participating please print the contest rules and application and submit to the library.
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