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

Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2018

solar panel monitor
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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

Board Games and Thomas the Tank Play
Friday Jan. 19th 10:00 am-5:00 pm


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


Family Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Sat. Jan. 20th at 10:30 am
Come join us upstairs in the community room for our Saturday family movie:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid!  
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Thank you, Nancy!
This month we say "so long" to Nancy Miner, who is moving on to other ventures after serving the library for over a dozen years.  So many of our patrons are indebted to Nancy for the help she has provided so capably.  We will miss her!   Nancy in turn wants the community to know how much she has enjoyed working with them.  Good luck to you, Nancy!

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Marble Mazes!
Week of Jan.16th 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft or game. 
Week of January 16th - Marble Mazes!

Richard Haynes Art Exhibit
January 3-30 in our upstairs gallery
Artist Richard Haynes is an American visual storyteller, a cultural keeper and maker. He uses his art not only to make society aware of the invisible in this world but also to provoke unity.  Richard hails from Charleston, South Carolina and now lives in Portsmouth and works as Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire.

YA Monday Adventure Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Ella Enchanted!
Monday Jan. 22nd at 3:30 pm in the YA room

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

January 22nd:  Ella Enchanted
Popcorn is served.

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday January 22, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required. Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Storytimes! This week: Dogs!
Tues. Jan. 23rd and Thurs. Jan. 25th at 10:30 am!
Join us for storytime. 
This week:  Dogs!

We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!


First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday January 23, 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 Jan. 24th at 10:30 am
Join us for books, songs, movement, bubbles and more.  There is a chance to socialize at the end with others.

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday Jan. 24th 3:15-4:15 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 Matched by Ally Condie.  Books will be available at the library.
All are welcome and pizza is served!

Crafternoon (Grades 2nd-4th) - This session: Sewing!
Session will begin Wed. Jan. 24th 4-5 pm for 5 weeks. Register at the Children's Desk.
Like to craft and in 2nd-4th grade?  Join our weekly
craft group for 5 weeks.  This session we are all
about sewing.  Register at the Children's Desk.
Space is limited.

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Starts again on Thurs. Jan. 25th, 3:30-4:30 pm Session 23

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.

Thursday Jan. 25th 6-8 pm (snow date Mon. Jan. 29th)
Join us for the Oyster River High School
Poetry Out Loud Competition.
Come and hear some great poetry read
by some very talented students.
All are welcome and refreshments are

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Bridges and Towers!
Thurs. Jan. 25th 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:  Bridges and Towers.   Come and build!.  All are welcome.

DPL Friends' Meeting
Wednesday February 7, 1:00 pm
The Friends' February meeting will be held Wednesday the 7th beginning at 1:00 with the social hour and 1:30 for the meeting. All are welcome.

Yoga for Tots (Crawling to Age 2 with caregiver)! Registration required.
Fridays, Jan. 12, 26, Feb 9, 23 ( 4 week session) at 10:30 am
Miss Alyssa will be conducting yoga
classes for litlle ones, crawling to age 2
and their caregivers.  We will do lots
of movement and learn some fun poses!
Registration is required.  Sign up at the
Youth Services desk or email

Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Lego engineers!
Saturday Jan. 27th at 10:30 am
Calling all Lego Engineers.  Come and build with Legos!  What will you build?  A building, house, animal?   Each Saturday we will have fun family programs.  This program is for all ages and all are welcome!

Babysitting Course through McGregor EMS (ages 11 & up)
Sat. Jan. 27th 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

Tales for Tails (Grades 1st-3rd) Read with North and Zest!
Registration ongoing for Winter 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.


Seacoast Reads! UNH Reading Tutor (1st-3rd grade)
Sign-up now for a weekly tutor for your child from Feb. through mid-May (space is limited)
Do you want a UNH reading buddy for your child
in grades 1st - 3rd?  Sign up now at the Children's desk.
Students meet weekly with their reading buddy after school
at the Durham Public Libray.  The program runs
from Feb. through mid-May. 
The college students are trained by the
UNH Education Deparment's Seacoast
Reads program.

Book Donation Week
Monday January 29 through Saturday February 3
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!

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group)
Tuesday Feb. 6th 4:00-5:00 pm NEW TIME!
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers AT

This month's book is "The Terrible Two"
by Mac Barnett

We will also discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Join the Patch Club! (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.