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January 2019
Program Calendars!
Adult Calendar!
Youth Calendar!

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

Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd

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Music on the
Library Lawn 
on YouTube!

Click here to view
some of our Music
on the Library Lawn performances
from this summer. These
performances are also
available on DCAT Channel 22 and
are generously sponsored
by The Friends of
the Durham Public Library.

Town of Durham website
 Town of Durham Website

Foster's Online

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

Research your family history using Ancestry.com.
Library subscription available for in-house use only.


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Saturday STEAM Family Program! This week: Marble Painting!
Sat. Jan. 19th at 10:30 am
Join us for STEAM (Sceince, Technology, Engineering,
Art and Math) Saturday. This week come and do some marble painting!  All ages and all are welcome!
Next week:  Sat. Jan. 26th - Sculpting with Clay!

Library Closed on Monday January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday Jan. 21st
The Library will be closed this Monday
January 21st in honor of Martin Luther
King Jr. Day/Civil Rights Day.

Device Help Offered On Thursdays! Beginning Jan. 10th!
Thursdays at 11:00 am & 11:20 am
If you received a new phone, tablet, or other mobile device recently and would like help becoming more comfortable with it, our One-on-One Device Help staff can lend a hand with some of the basics. Sample questions include using email, surfing the web, wading through resources and databases, navigating the Library’s downloadable books and accessing your account online.
Stop by the circulation desk or call at 603-868-6699 to sign up for a Device Help session. We currently have 20-minute sessions available on Thursdays at 11:00 and 11:20 am. Additional times will be added based on staff availability.

In The Gallery Now!
Explore the Process of Book & Illustration Development!
In the Gallery Now!
Visit DPL's upstairs gallery in January to view an interactive display featuring the work of local illustrator Phyllis Stibler and author Martha Kruse. This exhibit traces their illustration and book development process and provides insight into the technical aspects of self-publication. Join us also on February 19th at 6:00 pm for Kruse and Stibler's formal presentation. 

Storytimes! This week: Dinosaurs!
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd and Thursday, Jan. 24th at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft!
This week:  Dinosaurs!
All are welcome!

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Jan. 23rd at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, movement, fingerplays and songs. There is a chance to socialize with other parents and babies after the program.  All are welcome.

Crafternoon (Grades 2nd-4th) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday Jan. 23rd 4-5 pm Registration begins Weds. Jan. 2nd, 2019
Do you like to craft and are in 2nd-4th grade?
Join us for Crafternoon.  We will be learning
different crafts and being creative.
Registration is required.
Register Here!


Wellness Wednesday! Facing Pain: Mindfulness Meditation
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join DPL as we welcome Jiong Jiong Hu for mindfulness meditation this winter. Each one-hour workshop invites you to tune inward and explore the secret power of self-care and healing through gentle inquiry, mindful breathing and reflection. This opportunity allows time and space for you to learn tools to calm and balance your body and mind in midst of life's challenges. No registration required. Open to all. 

Scheduled session topics:

Jan. 23rd: Practicing Kindness during Difficulty

Look for weekly mindfulness sessions coming in March!

Starts again Thursday Jan. 24th 3:30-4:30 pm Register starting Weds. Jan. 2nd

Like to build with Legos?  Join our Lego club if
you are in K-4th Grade. We do weekly challenges
as well as free build. Registration is required and space
is limited. 
Bus Riders Register Here!
Car Riders Register Here!

Pre-School Explorers Group with ORPP and the Durham Library! This month: Engineering & Architecture!
Thursday Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm
Come and explore the many aspects of STEM with your young scientists! Join ORPP and the Durham Public Library for this exciting monthly event. This month we will work on building some amazing creations!  All are welcome!

Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Jan. 25th from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm

Like Trains? Come and play with our Train
sets all day on Fridays in the Storytime/Craft room.

Oyster River High School Poetry Out Loud Contest!
Tues. Jan. 29th at 6 pm (Snow date is Thurs. Jan. 31st at 6 pm)
Join us for Oyster River High School's
Poetry Out Loud Contest.  Come and
hear some great poetry!
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. Jan. 30th 3:15-4:15 pm
Join us for our monthly book group, Bookeaters, for 5th-8th graders. Walk from the Middle School. This month's book is "Absolutely Truly" by Marie Lu. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator. Books are available in the library and all are welcome. Held in the YA room.

Local Author Talk with Robert Wheeler
Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 6:00 pm
Please join DPL as we welcome local writer and photographer Robert Wheeler on Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 6:00 pm for a lively conversation set on writing and publishing. 
Wheeler is the author of Hemingway's Paris: A Writer's City in Words and Images (2015) and Hemingway's Havana: A Reflection of the Writer's Life in Cuba (2018). His new book, The Boston Freedom Trail in Words and Pictures, will be released in May of 2019. 

No registration required. All are welcome!


Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals Perform!
Sat. Feb. 2nd at 10:30 am Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Come and see an awesome Puppet Show!
Lindsay and her Puppet Pals will perform.
Lindsay is a very talented puppeteer.  Her puppets
will astound you.  Don't miss it!  All ages and all are welcome.
Today is "Take Your Child to the Library Day".  Come to the
library to celebrate!

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday Feb. 4th 6:30-7:30 pm

Durham resident Susan Stehle will be offering a monthly cartooning workshop for students entering 5th through 8th grade. Registration is required. Held in the YA room.
Register Here

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Jack Frost!
Monday Feb. 4th at 3:15 pm


YA Monday Movies!. 
If you are in Middle & High School stop by the YA room
to watch our Monday movies. This week:"Jack Frost"!  Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Broadband Connectivity & New Hampshire Infrastructure
Tues., February 5th at 6:00 pm
Next-generation scientific inquiry, learning, commerce and communication in New Hampshire require investments in underlying infrastructure. A series of efforts are underway to channel initiatives and investment to meet the basic components required to propel New Hampshire forward.

Join Durham Public Library as we welcome Scott Valcourt, UNH Director of Strategic Technology, for a presentation that highlights the factors and projects designed to build the cyber infrastructure needed in New Hampshire and what citizens can do to participate and support the future of technology.

No registration required. All are welcome!



Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, February 5th 4:00-5:00 pm
Join us for our monthly graphic novel book club, Comic Crew
for 2nd-4th graders.  This month we will be discussing "CatStronauts:  Mission Moon" by Drew Brockington.  We will discuss the book, play some games and work on your own graphic novel!

Books are available at the library and all are welcome!

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, February 5th, 6-8 pm
Join us 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 at 868-1142, jadoty@comcast.net

Tales for Tails Jan. 2019! Read to a Pet Partner Dog. Grades K-4th REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Sign-up for sessions on-line and at the Youth Services Desk
Does your child need to gain confidence in reading?
Sign them up for a 3 week 1/2 hour session reading to North!
Sessions will be Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Talk to a Youth Services Librarian for details.

Register Here Session 5 Tues.Jan. 8, 15, 22  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 5 Tues.Jan. 8, 15, 22 4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 5  Weds. Jan. 9, 16, 23 4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 5  Weds. Jan. 9, 16, 23 4:45-5:15 pm

Podcasting, True Crime & Serial with Toby Ball
Wed., February 13th at 6:00 pm

Toby Ball, from the hit podcast Crime Writers On... will visit Durham Public Library to discuss his experience in podcasting, how the industry has changed over the past few years, the popularity of true crime stories in podcasting and why 2018 was the best year ever for podcasts.

Toby Ball is a Durham resident, a panelist on Crime Writers On..., the host of Ball's Deep Dive book club podcast, and the author of the City Trilogy.

No registration required. All are welcome

Writing, Illustrating & Self-Publishing a Children's Book
Tues., February 19th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join DPL to welcome New Castle artist 
Phyllis L. Stibler and author Martha Kruse of Laconia,
who will be presenting their most recent book 
“Whispers on the Seacoast” with insights on their self-publication process and the world of illustration 
development. For a sneak preview of this presentation, check out their display upstairs in the gallery!  

No registration required. Open to all! 

Join the Patch Club! Ages Birth through 8th Grade!
Runs Sept. 1st, 2018 through May 31st 2019
Receive a patch for every 5 hours you read.  After the 3rd patch earned, you get a Durham Library tote bag! Register at the Children's Desk. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public LIbrary. This program runs from September 1st to May 31st.

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 Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:30-12:00


Friends’ Book Discussion March 19, 10:30-noon.
Please join Jennifer Lee facilitating the discussion of Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie:

In Rushdie’s sprawling novel, magic and myth are part of the chaotic history of modern India.

Books are in and all are welcome.


Rain Garden Storywalk!
Check out our Storywalk around the Rain Garden at the Library!

Looking for a fun thing to do at the library?  Follow our Storywalk around the Durham Public Library's Rain Garden! Check out the new story and learn some rain garden facts and come in to the library and check out some more great books!