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November 2018
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

Nov. 26th-Dec. 1st

Music on the
Library Lawn 
available 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 Daily Democrat
Foster's Online

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

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


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Weather Closing
Due to continuing inclement weather, the library will be closed today. We'll see you tomorrow!


Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Nov. 16th 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.

Saturday Family STEAM! Thanksgiving Craft!
Sat. Nov. 17th at 10:30 am
Join us for fun, family Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Saturday programming. Come and make a fun Thanksgiving craft this week!

DPL Thanksgiving Hours
Closed Thurs, Fri, Sat.
The Library will close at 2:00 pm on
Wednesday, Nov. 21st and re-open Monday, Nov. 26th for Thanksgiving. DPL wishes our patrons and community a very happy holiday. We are thankful for you! 

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. Nov. 17th 10 am - 2 pm
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



YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Miracle!
Monday Nov. 19th at 3:30 pm


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

NaNoWriMo - Come Write In! to Durham Public Library!
Mondays in November, 3:30-7:30 pm

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel.

Drop-in, open writing space will be available in the Durham Public Library Heritage Room for NaNoWriMo participants on Mondays in November from 3:30-7:30 pm. All ages are welcome to come write in!

Frederick, The 3-D Printer at the DPL
Week of Nov. 13th
Come and see how a 3-D Printer works. 
All week in the Children's and Young Adult
area.  Frederick is on loan from the NH State

In The Gallery Nov. 15th!
The Paintings of Cori Caputo!
Stop by the gallery to view the
Whimsical Art of Cori Caputo!

Cori Caputo loves the capricious nature and brilliant colors of watercolor to create her whimsical paintings. All of her paintings have a story and you are invited to come visit her world at the Durham Public Library between Nov 15th and Dec 31st.

CPR/AED Certification Course with McGregor EMS
Monday, Nov. 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Preregistration required. Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org Offered monthly at DPL!

Storytimes! This week: Nonsense Stories!
Tuesday Nov. 27th and Thurs. Nov. 29th at 10:30 am

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

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required. Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org Offered monthly at DPL!

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 27th 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 Nov. 28th 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 Nov. 28th 4-5 pm
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

Thursday Nov. 29th 3:30-4:30 pm

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. 

Session 2 starts Nov. 1st Bus Riders Register Here
Session 2 starts Nov. 1st Car Riders Register Here

Pre-School Explorers Group with ORPP and the Durham Library! This month: All About Me!
Thursday Nov. 29th 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 explore lots of things about ourselves!  All are welcome!

Tales for Tails! 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 3 Tues.  Nov. 6, 13, 27  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 3 Tues.  Nov. 6, 13, 27  4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 3 Weds. Nov. 7, 14, 28 4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 3 Weds. Nov. 7, 14, 28 4:45-5:15 pm

NEW Fall Book in the Rain Garden Storywalk!
Check out our new book in the 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!

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday Dec. 3rd 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

Snowflake Social!
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Join DPL for the 4th Annual Community Snowflake Social on Dec. 4th from 4:00-6:00 pm!

Stop by and say hi to the Nutcracker cast and stay for goodies, door prizes, the unveiling of Trudy Brown's 2018 Gingerbread House, a performance by UNH's own Not Too Sharp, and drop-in crafts for both youth and adults!  

**Snow date: Thurs., Dec. 6th

Friends' of the Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday Dec. 5th, 1:00-3:30
The Durham Public Library's Friends of the Library's monthly meeting.  All are welcome!  1-1:30 social hour.  Meeting begins at 1:30 pm.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Friday, Dec. 7th, 10:30-12:00


December 7,
Friends Book Discussion of
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro,

Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, December 11th 4:00-5:00 pm
Join us for our new monthly graphic novel book club, Comic Crew
for 2nd-4th graders.  This month we will be discussing "HiLo The Boy Who Crashed to Earth" by Judd Winick.  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!

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. Dec. 12th 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 "The Young Elites" by Marie Lu. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator. Books are available in the library and all are welcome. Held in the YA room.

Ciao Italia! Local Author Book & Signing with Mary Ann Esposito
Thursday, Dec. 13th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join DPL to welcome local author and chef,

Mary Ann Esposito to Durham Public Library in Dec! Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef, cookbook writer, and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito,

which started in 1989 and remains

the longest-running television cooking program in America. Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooks and will be signing her latest cookbook, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy at DPL on Dec. 13th.

No registration is required to attend this event, but books are available for pre-order HERE.

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