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Debbie Mueller, Late Bloomer Artist
Reception Thurs. Aug. 25, 7-8 pm
Artwork on display in the Gallery thru the month of September
Artwork on display in the Gallery thru Sept. 17th
All are invited to the Artist Reception!
Debbie Mueller, Obstetrician/Gynecologist for 31 years, wife for 22 years, mother for 21 years, Durham resident for 10 years, and painter for 6 months!

Book Donation Week
8/29 thru 9/3
The Friend's of the Durham Public Library are accepting gently used books and DVD's.  Thank you for your donations.
Preschool Storytime - Mice!
Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30AM - Starts September 6th!
Preschool Storytime begins on September 6th, and runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30AM. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home. This week we are reading about sweet little mice! All ages welcome.

Author Talk- Climbing: From Sport to Traditional Climbing
Thurr Sept 8, 6:30 pm

Local Author and UNH Outdoor Education Lecturer,
Nate Fitch talks about his latest book,
Climbing: From Sport to Traditional Climbing
Book signings and purchases.
Light refreshments will be served!

Saturday Family Program! - Sept. 10th Marble Mazes
Saturdays at 10:30AM - Starts Sept. 10th!
Join us every Saturday for a special family program which may include games, art activities, STEAM projects, or a family movie! This week we are building and playing with marble mazes. All are welcome!

First Aid Class
Mon. Sept. 12, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers First Aid Class at DPL.
Contact Sean at 862-3674 or smadden@mcgregorems.org
Register at http://cprsafe.org
Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesdays at 10:30AM - Starts September 14th!
Baby Lap-sit starts on September, 14th! Join us each Wednesday at 10:30AM for our baby lap-sit program for children and their care-givers from infancy to age 2. There will be songs, stories, movement, rhymes and a chance to socialize. All are welcome!

YA Monday Drop-In Program!
Mondays from 2:45-4PM - Starts September 19th!
Stop by the YA room on Mondays anytime between 2:45 -4:00PM for an exciting activity. Each week we will feature a different game, activity, movie, or seasonal event. The first session will be a Makerspace Duct Tape Lab on September 19th!

***NEW*** Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, September 20th at 4:00PM
Join us for our new monthly book club made just for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade! During our meeting we will talk about our book club book, play games, and make a craft. This month we are reading "Midnight on the Moon" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

Middle School Knitting Club - Grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays at 4:00PM - Starts September 21st!
Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? Do you love to knit, or have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Join our Middle School Knitting Club! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn over and MORE. Improve your skills, make cool projects to take home, and have fun. All knitting levels are welcome. This week we are making knit hairbows & bow ties. Needles and yarn provided.

Lego Club
Thursdays at 3:30PM - Starts Sept. 22nd!
Lego Club is back! Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have kits, bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation.

Pajama Storytime - Fall Festival
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30PM
Join Oyster River Parents & Preschoolers (ORPP) at the Durham Public Library for our monthly evening storytime for preschoolers! This month we will be having a FALL FESTIVAL! Come hear stories, do the feltboard, play carnival games, get your face painted, make a craft, and have a snack.

Homeschool Group
Fridays at 10:30AM - Starts Sept. 23rd
Join us for our homeschooler library hour! All ages welcome. We will read books, play games, and make a craft. Friday, September 23rd we will be learning about TALL TALES!

Bookeaters Reading Group (Ages 10 &up)
September 28th at 2:45PM
Join our middle school book club The Bookeaters, led by Ruth Wharton McDonald, UNH Professor of Education. This month's selection is: TBD
Copies of the book are available at the Durham Public Library’s circulation desk. Walk from the middle school and enjoy a great book! Snacks provided.

Teen Advisory Board: SPECIAL EVENT -- WAYS OF COLOR Stained Glass Workshop
Monday, October 3rd at 6:30PM
The teen advisory board is open to kids ages 10 and up! We want to hear from you! Tell the staff about books you would like to see in the collection, activities you want to try, movies you want to watch, or anything else you feel we should know. During our monthly meeting, enjoy local pizza, and taste test an exciting pizza of the month (cheese also available).

PLUS -- This month features a special event. Sign-up for a stained glass mosaic workshop with Ways of Color! Please register for this event at the Children's/YA desk. Space is limited.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Durham Public Library for this event.

YA Iron Chef Competition!
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00PM
Will you be crowned the first DPL Teen Iron Chef? This month's theme: School Lunch. Choose from a selection of ingredients and prepare a prize-winning dish that fits the theme...just don't forget the secret ingredient! What is the secret ingredient? You'll have to come to find out! Register at the Children's desk. This program is for young adults ages 10 and up.

Author Talk- The BIG Trip: A Family Gap Year
Thurs. Sept 29, 6:30 pm
Taking a year off from the rat race is an idle dream for many, but the McManamy family, tells how they put high school, college and work on hold while they learned Spanish in Spain and volunteered in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Kenya. Choosing home stays and local transportation over hotels and rental cars, they undertook a deeply immersive journey of “slow travel,” living simply and experiencing life as the locals do. It is possible for families to take a Big Trip and enrich their lives without breaking the bank, losing a job, or falling behind in school. Contact Armida Geiger, Adult Program Coordinator ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us Signings & Purchases w/credit cards & cash

DPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Wed. Sept. 14, 6:45-8 pm

The Durham Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Heritage Room.  The public is welcome. 

Book Discussion
Tues Sept. 20, 10:30am

Please join Jennifer Lee and other summer read stalwarts for a
discussion of Our Mutual Friend by Dickens,
Tuesday, September 20, 10:30am. 
There will be no inquiry re completion.

NEW Interim Library Director

The Library Board of Trustees welcomes Judy Haskell as a Interim Library Director. Judy has more than 20 years of experience as a public library director. She retired last year from the Hampton Falls Free Library, where she worked for 19 years. She received her MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and she is very active in her community of Exeter. Come to meet her!

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
Friends of the Durham Public Library
Wed. Sept. 7, 1:00 social time 1:30 meeting
Friends of the Durham Public Library monthly meeting.  1:00 pm social time, followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend. Held in the Oyster River Community Room, 2nd floor. 

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. Sept 6, 7-9 pm
Join the Oyster River Knitters for an evening of assistance in knit or crochet.  Beginners and all levels are welcome to attend.  Contact Janet jadoty@comcast.net