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

   Sept. 25 - 30, 2017

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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

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday September 19, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Stories from the Streets of Paris with Henry Smith
Wednesday September 20, 6;30-7:30 pm
Henry Smith will share stories from his many sojourns in “The City of Lights,” illustrated with his own photographs.  His talk will cover monuments known and less well-known, open-air markets, art in the streets, personal encounters, and more. Henry is UNH Faculty Emeritus of French and Italian.

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Weds. Sept. 20h at 10:30 am
Join us for books, songs, movement, bubbles and more.  There is a chance to socialize at the end with others.

Craft Club (Grades 2nd-4th)!
Weds. Sept. 20th 4-5 pm (6 week session) Registration required!
Like to craft and are in 2nd-4th grade? 
Join our fun craft group
We will be knitting this 6 week session! 
Please register at Chidren's/YA desk or call 590-1124

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Make a Sharpie Rock Design!
Week of Sept. 18th 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft. 
Week of September 11th - Make a Sharpie Rock Design!

Storytimes! This week: Pandas!
Tuesday Sept. 19th and Thursday Sept. 21st at 10:30 am
Join us for storytime.  This week:  Pandas!
We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Thurs. Sept. 21st, 3:30-4:30 pm (5 week session)

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.

Yoga for Tots (Crawling to Age 2 with caregiver)!
Fiday Septermber 22, 10:30-11:30 am Registration required.

Miss Alyssa will be leading a 3-week yoga session for toddlers in order to complete her ChildLight Yoga certification.  Come learn the benefits of yoga for your young chidren.  Registration required!  Please register at Children's/YA desk or call 590-1124.


Board Game Friday!
Friday Sept.22nd 10:00 am-4:30 pm


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


Family Movie: Beauty & the Beast!
Sat. Sept. 23rd at 10:30 am
Join us for our Saturday Family Movie.
This month:  Disney's latest version of Beauty & the Beast!
Join us upstairs in the Oyster River Room. 
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Friends Book Discussion of "The Mill on the Floss"
Tuesday September 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Discussion of The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot, will be facilitated by Jennifer Lee. There is still time to read the work, considered one of Eliot's most powerful and moving.  But finished or not, all are welcome!

Wednesday September 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
For more than a century, myth and lore have surrounded the iconic structure of the Portsmouth Naval Prison.  Author Katy Kramer will share what she has learned in over a decade of research and will show fascinating photos that chronicle the prison's history.

Paintings by Amy Daskal
On view through September 29
Amy Daskal, known to many of you as one of the proprietors of Blue Bell Greenhouse in Lee, is also a talented and prolific painter.  Amy’s work will be on view in our gallery through the month of September.  

Seacoast Reads! UNH Reading Tutor (1st-3rd grade)
October through Early December 2017
Do you want a UNH Reading Buddy for your 1st-3rd grader?
Sign up at the childrens desk.  Students meet weekly with their reading buddy
after school at the Durham Public Library.
The college students are trained by the
UNH Education Department's Seacoast
Reads program.  Space is limited.

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.


YA Monday Dance Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: High School Musical!
Monday Sept. 25th at 3:30 pm in the YA room

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

September 25:  High School Musical
Popcorn is served.

Book Donation Week
Monday September 25 through Saturday September 30
The Friends of the Durham Public Library collect gently used books and DVDs the last week of every month.  Please drop off books/DVDs in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  We appreciate your donations, but please DO NOT bring us textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedias.  Thank you!

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Weds. Sept. 27th 3:15-4:30 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 Coraline (The Graphic Novel) by Neil Gaiman.  Books will be available at the library.
All are welcome and pizza is served!

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Colors & Rainbows!
Thurs. Sept. 28th 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:  Colors & Rainbows. 
All are welcome.

Babysitting Course through McGregor EMS (ages 11 & up)
Sat. Sept. 30th 10 am - 2 pm
Are you at least 11 years old and interested in babysitting?  This course offered by McGregor EMS is designed to certify kids who are looking to, or already babysit.  They will get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn about safety, how to handle emergencies, care and feeding of infants and children, the business aspects of being a babysitter, and more.  All students will receive a Babysitting certification.  Register at www.cprsafe.org

Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Legos!
Saturday Sept. 30th at 10:30 am
Come and build with Legos!  Each Saturday we will have fun family programs.  This program is for all ages and all are welcome!

Teen Advisory Board! (Middle & High Schoolers)
Monday Oct. 2nd 6:30-7:30 pm
If you are in Middle or High School join our monthly
Teen Advisory Board.  Tell us what programs,
books, movies, teen space and more you
would like at the library.  Pizza is served and all
are welcome!

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group)
Tuesday Oct. 3rd 6:00-7:00 pm
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers!
This month's book is "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" by Marianne Malone.
Come discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Patch Club has begun again! (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