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

July 31 - August 5, 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

Summer Reading Trivia Questions of the Week!
Week4 ! Monday July 17th through Saturday July 22nd! This week: Caring for our planet!

How many stomachs does a dolphin have?
How much does the average ruby-throated hummingbird weigh?

Email the answer(s) to the dpl children's department at  dplnhyouthservices@gmail.com
or Miss Lisa at ekleinmann@ci.durham.nh.us 
You can also use the library's
computers and tell us the answer when you are here.

Come in to the library to collect your prize!

Wednesday July 26th, 6:30 pm
Relax and listen to talented musicians every Wednesday evening for five weeks. This week: Marvel Prone.  A band from Nottingham whose sound has been described as "70's Psychedilia fused modern indie-rock and Alternative music".  All concerts are held rain (indoors) or shine (on the lawn).  Bring blankets or chairs if you like.  Bring dinner!  These free concerts are brought to you through the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Durham Public Library. 

"Build a Better World" Adult Summer Reading Program
Weekly raffles through July 29!
Why should kids have all the fun?  For five weeks in the summer, there will be a weekly raffle at the table across from the front desk for patrons 18 years and older.  Finish the puzzle correctly and you have the chance to win a prize from one of our of generous local businesses. Congratulations to Maria Niswonger, winner of last week's prize, a Pauly's Pockets gift card.  This week's prize is a gift certificate to Hannaford, next week, a gift certificate to Thai Smile 2. Thank you to Pauly's, Hannaford, and Thai Smile 2!


YA Try It Time! (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Pendulum Painting!
Monday, July 24th 4-5 pm
Come and do some pendulum painting with a giant
pendulum!  See how a pendulum work and help create
some cool art work.
This is held in the YA room and
is for middle and high school students.
Come and have some fun!

Family Movie: "Lego Batman"!
Monday, July 24th at 6:00 pm
Join us for our summer reading
family movie "Lego Batman".  This movie is shown
in the Oyster River Room upstairs.
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Summer Storytime! This week: Worms!
Tuesday, July 25th at 10:30 am
Join us for summer storytime!
This week:  Worms! 
We will hear stories, sing fun songs,
do fingerplays, feltboard and make
a fun craft.
All are welcome!

Tuesday Art (9-12 year olds)!
Tuesday, July 25th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us upstairs in the community room for
Tuesday Art if you are 9-12 years
of age.  We will create salt art and do some
name painting.  We will also play some fun
Don't miss it!

Team Art! This week: Cityscapes!
Wednesday, July 26th 4-5 pm
Come and create an art piece
to display in the library! 
This week:  Create a Cityscape for the library together!
This is an all ages program held
in the storytime/craft room.

Thursday Drop-In Program! This week: Bubble Wrap Painting & More!
Thursday, July 27th at 10:30 am
Stop by the library to do some painting.
We will paint with bubble wrap and
other materials.  Paint a seashell
as well.  Come and be
creative and paint
a fun masterpiece!  All ages and all are welcome!

Summer Reading 6-8 year old group! This week: Art!
Thursday, July 27th 3-4 pm
Join us in the storytime/craft room if you
are 6-8 years old for our fun summer reading
group.  We will hear some stories, play some
games and do a craft/activity.  This week we
are all about Creating Art.  Come and be creative!
We will also
talk about what you are reading.

Family Game Night!
Thursday, July 27th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us upstairs in the Oyster River Room
for Family Board Game Night.  We will
have new and old board games set up
for all ages to play.  Come and learn some new
ones and play some favorites.
All ages and all are welcome!

Summer Reading Finale Celebration with Comedian, Juggler Steve Corning!
Friday July 28th at 10:30 am
Join us in celebrating your summer reading
accomplishments with a special performance
by Steve Corning.  "Steve will wow the audence with
amazing juggling feats, zany audience
participation, and insane stunts."  Prize books,
reading certificates, and Bagel Works Prizes will be
handed out.  Cake will also be served
This event is held upstairs in the Oyster River Room.
All ages and all are welcome!

Rosalind Revilock-Frost Art Exhibit
Through July 29
Works by Rosalind Revilock-Frost, fiber artist, will be on exhibit throughout July in the upstairs gallery.  For more information on the artist, go to http://www.rosalindart.com/

The Friends of the Durham Public Library's Adult Summer Read
"The Mill on the Floss" (1864) by George Eliot.
All are welcome and copies to keep for the summer are available at the Library desk. The discussion will be in September, facilitated by Jennifer Lee. If you wish to receive some background and biographical information by email during the summer, send Jennifer your email at Jennifer.greatlakes@gmail.com by June 21.

Book Donation Week
July 31 through August 5
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!


The DPL Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Rose Bebris, the NEW Director of the Durham Public Library.  A graduate of UNH, Rose has 12 years of experience as the Director of the Florence Public Library in Florence, Arizona. Come to say hello anytime.  Learn more about Rose at http://www.fosters.com/news/20170618/new-director-arrives-to-lead-durham-public-library

Oyster River Knitters will not meet in July and August.  We will resume on Tuesday September 5.
Build A Better World Summer Reading Program!
Program runs Mon. June 26th through Fri. July 28th!
Registration continues for "Build A Better World ", Summer Reading Program.  The program runs for five weeks from June 26th through July 28th.  Great books, fun prizes, trivia, weekly challenges, guessing jars, lots of cool programs:  Kick-off with “Cactus Head Puppets”, Family Movie Nights, Summer Storytimes, 9-12 year old program, Teen program, Music on the Library Lawn, Team Art, Thursday morning specials, 6-8 year old program, Family game night, Wildlife Encounters and a finale with “Steve Corning”.  Check out our calendar for details.

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