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April 24 - 29, 2017

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Toe Jam Puppet Band Performance! Joint Library School Vacation Program at the Lee Safety Complex!
Thursday, April 27th at 10:30 am
Join the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries
at the Lee Safety Complex for this fun, interactive,
joint school vacation performance.  Come see
Toe Jam Puppet Band.  These performers will have
children laughing, participating and dancing to their
rollicking, silly songs.  All ages and all are welcome!

Make-It-Take-It Craft! Spring Flower Craft!
Mon. April 24th through Sat. April 29th
Stop by the Children's Activity Room
all week for a fun make-it-take-it craft.
Make a fun spring flower to decorate the
storytime windows and take a spring flower
home as well.  All ages and all are welcome.

Book Donation Week
April 24 through 29
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!

Fake News: How to tell when you're seeing it, and how to get the real scoop
Thursday April 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
In a world that is increasingly known as Post-Fact, we are inundated with news of dubious merit.  Is it well-substantiated, or just confirmation bias?  Is it satire or real?  Is this someone's Alternative Facts or the truth?  Nancy Miner, Assistant Library Director, will discuss the issue and show you how to detect the signs of what we now call Fake News.

YA Mondays: (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Movie: Ghostbusters!
Monday May 1st 2:45 - 4 pm
Stop by the YA room to watch the movie "Ghostbusters" if you are in middle and high school.  Come and see the original movie.  Rated PG  105 minutes running time.   Snacks provided and all are welcome.

Teen Advisory Board! Pizza, Games and More!
Monday, May 1st 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.   This month:  Come and play some games, have pizza, and more!  All are welcome!

First Aid Class
Mon. May 1, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers a First Aid class.  Contac:t Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Preschool Storytimes! This week: Horses!
Tuesday May 2nd and Thursday May 4th at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime!  This week: Horses!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home.
All are welcome. 

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00PM
Join us for Raccoon Readers, our book club for 2nd -4th graders! Discuss the book, play some games, and make a craft! Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. This month's book is "The Last Kids on Earth" by Max Brallier.

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday May 2, 7-9 pm
Join in for a couple hours of knitting relaxation and conversation.  This is a great time to pick up that knitting project you’ve wanted to finish. There's no need to pre-register; just show up. New participants of all skill levels are welcome!  Contact: Janet, 868-1142, jadoty@comcast.net

Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:30AM
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!

Bookeaters Reading Group (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday, May 3rd 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: The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love by Jennifer E. Smith.
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.

3rd-5th Grade Crafter and Knitting Club!
Wednesday, May 3rd, 4:00-5:00 pm
Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? Do you love to create cool projects, sew,  knit, or crochet? Join our fun Crafter Club!  All craft materials & tools (e.g. knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.) provided. All experience levels are welcome!

DPL Friends' Meeting
Wednesday May 3, 1-3 pm
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. 

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Wednesday May 3 and Monday May 8, 6-8 pm
Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org\

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

Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation.   This is for children ages K-4th grade.  This week:  Book Covers! 

Fun & Games Friday! Drop-In Children's Program.
Friday, May 5th at 10:30-4:30 pm
Stop by the Children's Storytime/Craft room on Fridays
to do a fun craft and play some board games.
This is a drop-in program and all are welcome.

Lego Saturday Family Program!!
Saturday, May 6th at 10:30 am
Like to build with Legos?  Join us this Saturday to create some Lego structures.  This is a STEAM Family Saturday program. 
All are welcome!

Babysitting Course through McGregor EMS (ages 11 & up)
Sat. May 6th 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Are you at least 11 years old and interested in babysitting?
Take our babysitting course led by McGregor EMS at the Durham
Library.  This course 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.

"The Sun God's Heir" with Elliott Baker
Tuesday May 9, 6:30-7:30
Durham author Elliott Baker reads from his book, The Sun God's Heir, Return:  Book One, and from the new sequel, Rebirth: Book Two.

Ask a Muslim Anything, presented by Robert Azzi
Wednesday May 10, 6:30-8:30
New Hampshire-based photojournalist and columnist Robert Azzi will speak about Islam, about being Muslim in America, and about issues of conflict and identity. He will answer your questions and no topic is off limits as long as it is respectfully presented. For more information see: theotherazzi.wordpress.com.

Acoustic Open Mic with Mike
Wednesday May 10, 6:30-7:45 pm
All types of acoustic (non-amplified) music. First time performers and original music are particularly encouraged. Acoustic Open Mic with Mike is a welcoming supportive intimate gathering.  Light refreshments are provided, held in the Library Cafe.  Contact Mike  mgmodern@maine.rr.com

Friends' Book Discussion: "Cry, The Beloved Country"
Thursday May 11, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates the Friends' Book Discussion of Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton.  Pick up your copy now at the front desk!

Oyster River High School Spring Poetry Night!
Thurs. May 11th, 6:00-7:45 pm
Join Oyster River High School Students for
a creative night of poetry readings.  Students
will share their poetry and introduce the Spring
Lit Magazine.  Refreshments are served and
all are welcome.

Pajama Storytime - Ice Cream!
Thursday, May 18th 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 all about "Ice Cream".  Come hear Ice Cream stories, do the feltboard, sing sometasty songs, and make a fun Ice Cream craft.    Snack provided by ORPP and all are welcome!.

Family Movie: "Pete's Dragon"!
Sat. May 20th at 10:30 am
Join us for this fun family movie: "Pete's Dragon"!.  This event is held upstairs in the community room.  Popcorn is served and all are welcome.

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