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

Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 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

October is Membership Month for the Friends of the Library with a Spotlight on Puzzles!
October 1st through 31st
The Friends of the Library need you to join or renew your annual membership, our primary source of income supporting:
*Museum Passes
*The Patch Program
*Children's Special Events
*Outdoor Concerts
*Facilitated Book Discussions
*Library Furniture and Collection Enhancement
Membership brochure is online and at the circulation desk.  Please join!
You can also purchase your raffle tickets to win a hand cut, one-of-a-kind jigsaw puzzle.  Winner will be drawn on October 31.


Good Luck Nicole!
After more than 15 years as a dedicated member of the DPL Staff, Nicole Moore is moving on.  Please stop by to wish Nicole the best at her new endeavors - her last day at the library is Saturday October 21.  We will miss her but hope to see her often in her new role as a library patron! 

Puzzles and Board Game Friday!
Friday Oct. 20th 10:00 am-4:30 pm


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


Family Movie: Captain Underpants!
Saturday Oct. 21st at 10:30 am
Join us for our fun Saturday
Family Movie.  This month:  Captain Underpants!
This movie is shown upstairs in our
community room.
All are welcome and
popcorn is served.

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Solve Some Word Puzzles and Create Halloween Art!
Week of Oct. 16th 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft or gamet. 
Week of October 16th - Solve some fun puzzles!

YA Monday Sports Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Miracle!
Monday Oct. 23rd at 3:30 pm in the YA room

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

October 23:  MIracle
Popcorn is served.

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday October 23, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required. Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Storytimes! This week: Friendly Monsters!
Tues. Oct. 24th and Thurs. Oct. 26th at 10:30 am!
Join us for storytime.  This week: Friendly Monsters!
We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!


First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday October 24, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Oct. 25th 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)!
Wednesday Oct. 25th 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

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday Oct. 25th 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 Cardboard (The Graphic Novel) by Doug TenNapel.  Books will be available at the library.
All are welcome and pizza is served!

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Thurs. Oct. 26th, 3:30-4:30 pm

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.

Friends' Book Discussion: OLD SCHOOL by Tobias Wolff
Thursday October 26, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates the Friends' Book Discussion of Old School by Tobias Wolff.  Books are available at the front desk, and all are welcome.

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Halloween Science!
Thurs. Oct. 26th 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:  Halloween Science. 
All are welcome.

Paintings by Rob Leveillee
On view through Wednesday October 25
Durham artist Rob Leveillee will display his colorful paintings of wildlife and landscape in our upstairs through October 25.   Rob began painting after retiring from a long career in international education, during which he enjoyed posts in Peru, China, Australia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Now he has applied his considerable skills to his artwork!

Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Make a Yarn Wrapped Mummy!
Saturday Oct. 28th at 10:30 am
Come and make a fun Yarn Wrapped Mummy!  We will have all the materials for this creative craft!  Each Saturday we will have fun family programs.  This program is for all ages and all are welcome!

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.


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.

Teen Advisory Group! (Middle & High Schoolers) This month: Baking
Monday Nov. 6th 6:00-7:30 pm
If you are in Middle or High School join our monthly
Teen Advisory Group.  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 Nov. 7th 6:00-7:00 pm
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers!
This month's book is "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George.
Come discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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