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           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

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Salem Health Medical Guide
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NEW Library Director Position Posted

The Library Board of Trustees has posted the job description for the Library Director position. For more information, see the attached link.
Durham Public Library Director Job Posting

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

History of our White Mountain National Forest with Durham Garden Club
Tues. Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30
UNH Professor Carl Lindblade, to give us a historical talk about the creation of the White Mountain National Forest.  Learn about the Weeks Act of 1911 and politics at this time.
6:30p.m. Refreshments & social time.    The program will start following a brief buisness meeting.
Goals of the Durham Garden Club are to promote respect for our natural resources, knowledge of conservation, efforts toward civic beautification, the study of horticulture, and the love of gardening.
The public is cordially invited to attend.
Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, Sept. 28th 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!

Middle School Knitting Club - Grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, Sept. 28th 4:00-5:00 pm
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.  Needles and yarn provided.

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: 23 Minutes by Vivian Vande Velde
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.

Preschool Storytime - Tigers!
Tuesday Sept. 27 & Thursday Sept. 29 at 10:30 am
Preschool    Storytime!  This week: Tigers!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home. This week we are reading stories about  Tigers! All are welcome.

Lego Club!
Thursday, Sept. 29th 3:30-4:30 pm
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. This week:  Build in one color!

Homeschool Group
Friday, September 30th at 10:30AM
Join us for our homeschooler library hour! All ages welcome. We will read books, play games, and make a craft. Friday, September 30th we will be creating incredible art!

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.

Family Program: Lego Castles & Creatures
Saturday, October 1st at 10:30AM
This week we are building castles and creatures with our huge collection of Legos! Bring your ideas to life, and spend time together as a family during this special Saturday family building program.

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00PM
Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.  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 "Half a Chance" by Cynthia Lord.

YA Monday - Treat & Movie: Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" (Rated PG)
Monday, October 3rd at 2:45PM
Stop by the YA room on Monday, October 3rd at 2:45 PM to watch Tim Burton's movie "Corpse Bride" (Rated PG). You may also make your own candy apple treats at our candy apple bar!

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.

Friends' 2017 Membership Campaign
Sept. 15 thru Oct. 15
Friends 2017 Membership Campaign -  WE ARE TWENTY: The Friends of the Library are celebrating their twentieth year of library service as set out in the Friends' retrospective and timeline in the library lobby.  Join or re-up for 2017 and you will receive a paper anniversary cake to enter in the membership raffle for a chance to win your choice of two seven hundred plus piece wooden Liberty jigsaw puzzles. 
Have your cake and enter it too!
2017 Membership beginning September 15th.  
Winner to be drawn October 15th.
DPL Board of Trustees Workshop
Wed. Sept. 28, 6:45-8 pm

Book Donation Week
9/26 thru 10/1
The Friends of the Durham Public Library are accepting gently used books and DVD's.  Thank you for your donations.
Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, October 18th 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 "The Knight at Dawn" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

Acoustic Open Mic
Wed, Oct. 12, 6:30 pm
Join Peg Chaffee, Hootmeister,  for the monthly Acoustic Open Mic. 
2nd Wednesday of each month.
Listen to music by local musicans, relax and enjoy light refreshements!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library.  Thank you for your support!

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!

Oyster River Knitters
Tues.Oct. 4 , 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

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