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

June 25th - June 30th!

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.

Research your family history using Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Foster's Online
Town of Durham Website
Town of Durham website
June 2018 Adult Programs
Click HERE
for a printable version
of our June 2018
Adult Programs Calendar!  


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Libraries Rock! On-line Summer Reading Registration! (ages 0-12 yrs)
Starts June 11th!
Register for our fun 5 week summer reading program, "Libraries Rock"!.
Click here to register and don't forget to pick up your packet at the library.

Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade)
5 week program Mondays starting June 25th 4-5 pm

Durham resident Susan Stehle will be offering a five-week workshop for students entering 5th through 8th grade. Courses will include tips on creating caricatures and three-panel comic strips, as well as studying why certain characters resonate with us based on their lines, expressions, and attitudes. The course will also discuss how to use your portfolio to create more opportunities to showcase your love of cartooning.Materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their favorite art supplies.Registration is required. Held in the YA room.

Register here!

Yoga For Tots (crawling to age 2)!
4 weeks starting Weds. June 27th 10:30-11:15 am
Miss Alyssa will be conducting a 4 session yoga for toddlers on Wednesdays June 27, July 11, 18 and 25.  Come play and learn the benefits of yoga for your young children!  Registration is required. 
Register here.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday June 11th!
5 week program runs Monday June 25th through Friday July 27th!
Register your child for our fun 5 week summer reading program starting June 11th.    When you register you will receive a packet including your reading logs, calendars, some gifts and a fun bag!  Keep track of your reading minutes and have them checked once a week to earn a prize of the week as well as a raffle ticket for bigger prizes.  You will receive a new book, and prizes at the end, as well as a reading certificate!  Also add to our visual display in the library.  Some of the fun events planned:  Movies, storytimes, Yoga for Tots, Children's Museum of NH, Wildlife Encounters, Team Art, Cartooning Workshop, Music on the Library Lawn, Mandala Stones, History of Rock 'n Roll and more!

New this year!  Adult Summer Reading Challenge!  Pick one up at the Circulation Desk. Adult 2018 June/July Calendar

Check out our calendar for details!  June/July 2018 Calendar


In the Gallery in June: View the Paintings of Local Artist, Annie Marks!
In June
Annie Wemple Marks is a local artist who was raised on Long Island, NY. Annie studied at Gettysburg College, the NYC Art Students League and is currently painting with Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo in the Seacoast area and Provence. 

CPR/AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday, June 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday June 19, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Libraries Rock! Summer Music on the Lawn Series with the Hadacol Bouncers!
Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm
Join us for our Libraries Rock! Summer Music on the Lawn Series with the Hadacol Bouncers!  This 7 piece band plays "a fun hybrid of New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Style Jazz, novelty songs and other classics from the great American songbook." Rain or Shine. Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and even a picnic.  All ages are welcome!  In case of rain, this event will be held in our community room upstairs.

DPL Friends' Meeting
Wednesday June 6th, 1:00 pm
The monthly Friends'  meeting will begin at 1:00 with the social hour and 1:30 for the meeting. All are welcome.

Libraries Rock! A History of the 1950's and 60's through Popular Song
Thurs., June 28th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join DPL and welcome New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, 
Marc Black, for a musical tour through these historically defining 
decades. Sing along with songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny 
Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind; by artists 
ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison. Featuring music, 
discussion, a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time 
and includes a performance of Marc's own top forty hit from 1967… 
‘Happy’ by the Blades of Grass.

Cookie Bakers wanted for The Friends of the Durham Public Library Cookie Basket!

READY, SET….BAKE!  The Friends of the Durham Public Library sponsor the on-going baked goods sale at the library with proceeds supporting children’s programs and supplies. New bakers are always needed to help keep the basket full!  We now have a super easy way to sign up online, so please consider donating a small amount of time to do a lot of good for the library.  Instructions are included on the signup page:  Click Here

The Friends of the Library Summer Big Read 2018
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Summer Big Read 2018, sponsored by the Friends of the Library,
is The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (1845.)  Books are
available at the desk and also online. Discussion will be in September.
To receive periodic background information, send your name and email
address to jennifer.greatlakes@gmail.com by June 15.