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Substitute Library Assistant

September 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

Sept 24th-Sept 29th

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

Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Sept. 21st 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.

Durham Day! At Wagon Hill Farm!
Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 12:30-3:30
Durham Public Library staff will be at Durham Day with a library craft and library card sign-ups from 12:30-3:30 this Saturday! Join us at this community celebration, organized by the Durham Parks and Recreation Dept!

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Ready Player One!
Monday Sept. 24th 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: Ready Player One.
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tues., September 25th, 7:00 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 7:00-9:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Sept. 26th 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.

Wellness Wednesday! Is Stress Leading Your Life?
Wed., September 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join DPL as we welcome Dr. Lauren and Dr. G from the Wellspring Center for Wellbeing to Wellness Wednesday!

Our lives are often moving so fast, it can be hard to discern what is most important for your body and your life. Are you merely SURVIVING or are you THRIVING?

Come learn how to "upgrade your human computer" and to TAKE CHARGE of your life not only by trying to “Manage Stress”, but through learning how you can DO MORE on LESS ENERGY. No registration required. All are welcome.


Crafternoon (Grades 2nd-4th) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday Sept. 26th 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

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. Sept. 26th 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 Leveller" by Julia Durango. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator.  Books are available in the library and all are welcome.  Held in the YA room.

Session I starts on Thursday Sep. 27th 3:30-4:30 pm (4 week session)
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: Apples!
Thursday Sept. 27th 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 do some fun experiments about a favorite Fall fruit!

In the Gallery in September!
Art & Artifacts from the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People
Stop by the gallery to take a look at touchable educational panels featuring art and artifacts provided for viewing courtesy of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People and illustrate the lives and experience of our local indigenous culture. This display will be available for viewing through Indigenous People's Day on October 8th. 

Local Author! Book Talk & Signing with Keith O'Brien
Tues., October 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join Durham Public Library on Tues., Oct. 2nd as we welcome local author Keith O'Brien for a book talk and signing of his August publication, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds And Made Aviation History

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. For more information about the book, visit https://www.flygirlsbook.com/ to view the official book trailer!

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday, Oct. 1st 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

Seacoast Reads, UNH Reading Buddy for Child grades 1st-4th REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Program runs from October through 2nd week of December weekly after school 4-4:45 (Mon, Tues or Weds)

Need a UNH Reading Buddy for your child in
grades 1st-4th?  Sign-up for Seacoast Reads
at the Durham LIbrary.  Your child will
meet once a week on Mon., Tues. or Weds.
at 4-4:45 pm with their buddy.  Program
runs October through 2nd week of December.
Register on-line or at the Youth Services Desk.
Register Your Child Here


Yoga For Tots (crawling to age 2)! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Fridays Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 at 10:30-11:15 am
Miss Alyssa will be conducting a 4 session yoga for toddlers on Fridays Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9. Come play and learn the benefits of yoga for your young children!  Registration is required. 

Register Here


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 2 Tues.  Oct. 9, 16, 23   4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 2 Tues.  Oct. 9, 16, 23   4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 2 Weds. Oct. 10, 17, 24 4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 2 Weds. Oct. 10, 17, 24 4:45-5:15 pm

Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, October 4th 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 "Little Robot"
by Ben Hatke.  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!

Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 11th, 10:30-12:00


October 11, 10:30-12, please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates 
the Friends’ Book Discussion of The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro. Your copy awaits you at the front desk. 
All are welcome.

Wellness Wednesday! Facing Loss: Mindfulness Meditation
Wed., October 24th, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join DPL as we welcome Jiong Jiong Hu for 3 fall mindfulness meditation sessions this fall; part of the Durham Public Library's Wellness Wednesday programming. 

Each one-hour workshop invites you to tune inward, explore the secret power of self-care and healing through gentle inquiry, mindful breathing and reflection. This opportunity provides 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. 

Additional scheduled session topics:
Oct. 24th: Facing Loss (job, family, health or other)
Nov. 14th: Facing Pain (emotional and physical)

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday, October 16th, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org Offered monthly at DPL!

Children's & Young Adult Fall Programming starts Tues. Sept. 4th!
Registration for programs will start Tues. Sept. 4th (if required for program).

Check out our Fall Calendars for details:

Youth Services September 2018 Calendar
Youth Services October 2018 Calendar

Registration for Crafternoon, Lego Club,  Tales for Tails,
Seacoast Reads and YA Cartooning Workshop
will start on Tuesday Sept. 4th both on-line and
at the Youth Services Desk.



Patch Club begins again on Sat. Sept. 1st! 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 starting September 1, 2019. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public LIbrary. This program runs from September 1st to May 31st.

CPR/AED Certification Course with McGregor EMS
Mon., October 15th, 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!

Wellness Wednesday! Wellness Wednesday at DPL! Cleaning Naturally with Krystyna Wolusky: Presentation & Make-and-Take Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join DPL on Wellness Wednesday as we welcome Krystyna Wolusky! Program will include a presentation on non-toxic options for common household products and DIY workshop to make-and-take safer and more affordable alternatives to traditional cleaning supplies. No registration required. 

New Storywalk in the Rain Garden!
Check out our new 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 fun story and learn some rain garden facts!  Then come in to the library and check out some cool books.

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

Bookbinding Class with Lynne Crocker
Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Lynne Crocker has been a hand bookbinder based in Portsmouth's Button Factory for the past 25 years. She will begin the class with a presentation on the history of hand-bound books until the 1820s, when the Industrial Revolution began to allow larger editions and new types of binding. Participants will learn to sew and take home a single signature blank book with decorative paper cover. Ages 13+  Space is limited. 
Register HERE!