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Substitute Library Assistant

June/July 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

July 29th-Aug 3rd

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     Sign-Up as a
     Cookie Baker!

Music on the
Library Lawn 
on YouTube!

Click here to view
some of our Music
on the Library Lawn shows
from past summers. These
performances are also
available on DCAT Channel 22
& 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

Summer Reading Trivia Question of the Week! (ages 0-12 years)
Week of July 15th
Answer the Trivia questions below!  A helpful website is also listed below.  E-mail your answer to Lisa at ekleinmann@ci.durham.nh.us or give your answer to the librarian at the Youth Services Desk.

Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Click here for hint!

What date was the first moon walk?
Click here for hint!


Summer Storytimes! This week: Aliens and Robots!
Tuesday, July 16th at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft! This week: Aliens and Robots!
Tues. July 23rd:  "Star Party"!
All are welcome!

Local YA Author Visit! Keith O'Brien author of "Fly Girls" (YA edition)!
Tuesday July 16th at 6:30 pm

Come and meet local author Keith O'Brien. His book "Fly Girls" now has a Young Readers edition. We have extra copies of this book at the circulation desk for middle schoolers who would like to read it before the author talk. Don't miss it!

Summer Tuesday Matinee Family Movies! This week: Nim's Island!
Tuesday July 16th 2:00-4:00 pm

Summer Tuesday Matinee Family Movies!  Join us upstairs in the Oyster River Room for these family movies based on books for 5 weeks.  This week:  Nim's Island! 

Popcorn is served and all are welcome.

Tues. July 23rd:  "Jungle Book (live action)"

Yoga for Tots (crawling to age 2 with care-giver)! Registration required
Wednesday July 10th at 10:30 am (5 week session)

Join us for yoga for tots.  Come and do yoga with your child (crawling to age 2).  This is a 5 week session (July 10th , 17th and 24th).  Space is limited. 

Register Here!

Summer Concerts on the Lawn! This Week: Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers!
Wed., July 17th at 6:30 pm
Welcome Clyde Bisbee and the Wheelhouse Revelers! Join DPL as we welcome Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers to our Summer Music on the Lawn! 6-piece swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s!

Events again are rain or shine. Concerts are held on the porch or upstairs in the community room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Space Lab! This week: Alien Headband, Balancing Robot and Paper Plate Space Ships!
Wednesday July 17th and Thursday July 18th 1-7 pm
Space Lab!  This week:  Alien Headband, Balancing Robot, and Paper Plate Space Ships! 

Come and do some STEM activites and art projects.  This is a drop in program for all ages in the storytime room.
Come, explore and create!


McAuliffe Shepard Travelling Planetarium! Joint Library Program at the Oyster River High School Multi-Purpose Room!
Thursday July 18th, Sign-up for one of 3 sessions on-line 10:30, 11:30 and 1:00 pm. Register starting Monday June 10th
Register to experience the McAuliffe Shepard Travelling Planetarium!  Experience the night sky.  This is a joint library event sponsored by the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries.  Space is limited for adults and children.  This event is held at the Oyster River High School Multi-Purpose Room.

Session 1 10:30 - 11:30 am Register Here (adults and children)

Session 2 11:30 am-12:30 pm Register Here (adults and children)

Session 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Register Here (adults and children)


Summer Sci-Fi Classic Film Series
Thursdays during Summer Reading - June 27th, July 18th and July 25th
Summer Sci-Fi Films!

No registration required.
Open to all.
Beat the heat this summer with three double-feature showings of classic, sci-fi films from the 1950s and 1960s at DPL. On Thursdays, June 27th, July 18th and July 25th, films will begin at 4:00 and 6:00 pm in the upstairs community room. Popcorn will be provided! 

Join us for any showing and be a part of our Universe of Stories, summer reading programming! 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge!
Pick up your challenge card beginning June 10th!
DPL's Universe of Stories, Adult Summer Reading Challenge Begins June 24th! No registration required. Challenge cards can be picked up beginning June 10th!

Complete challenges on the card and receive a raffle ticket for each challenge! Drawings are held for a Universe of Stories themed tote filled with prizes each Friday during the five weeks of summer reading!

Summer Concerts on the Lawn! This week: The Dan Walker Trio!
Wednesday July 24th 6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Dan Walker Trio Wraps Up Summer Music Series!

Join us again this year for our annual Summer Music on the Lawn Concert series held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during summer reading! 

Help DPL welcome back Dan Walker with his newly-formed Trio! Dan Walker's organic approach to creating and performing live acoustic music groove-oriented and soul bound. Events are rain or shine. Concerts are held on the porch or upstairs in the community room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Summer Reading Finale Celebration with Mr. Aaron Band!
Friday July 26th at 10:30 am!

Concert Description: Count on a thrilling musical adventure with award winning musician Mr. Aaron! Recently awarded “Best Children's Performer” from New Hampshire Magazine, Mr. Aaron never fails to delight audiences of all ages. Kids and grown-ups alike dance and laugh along to hits from his latest release, “MAXIMUM”, pop favorites, kids classics, and much more!

Receive your Summer Reading Bagel Works Certificate. Select your book prize for all Summer. Reading participants. Snack on some yummy cake and juice, too!  This event is held in the Oyster River Room upstairs in the library. All ages and all are welcome!

A Universe of Stories! Summer Reading Program!
Register starting June 10th, 5 week program runs June 24th through July 26th
Register your child for our fun 5 week summer reading program starting June 10th. When you register, your child will receive a packet including their bingo cards, calendars, some gifts, Wild Cat Free small pizza coupon, Sea Dogs ticket voucher and a bag!  Complete the fun activities on your bingo card and keep track of your reading minutes. Have your bingo cards checked once a week to earn a lanyard or key chain with special beads (prizes for 3 & under) as well as a raffle ticket for bigger prizes.  You will receive a new book, and Bagel Works Gift Certificate at the end!  Also add to our visual display of total minutes read together in the library.

Register Here!

Sneak peek of the fun programs:  Storywalk Carnival Kick-off Thursday June 28th at 10:30 am rain or shine, Summer Storytimes Tuesdays at 10:30, Family Movie Matinees Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, YA cartooning workshop (ages 10 & up) Mondays at 4 pm, Yoga for Tots Wednesdays at 10:30 am, and Space Lab - a new program for all ages where you and your children can drop – in to do various space related activities in the Storytime room, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-7 pm. All ages Thursday specials at 10:30 am: Alien Slime, Wildlife Encounters, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium visit and paper airplanes, YA Chess Club week of July 7th and our fun finale with Mr. Aaron Band, where there will be cake, prize books and a celebration! 
Youth Summer Reading Calendar!


In The Margins Book Club for Middle and HIgh-schoolers!
Sign-up now at the Youth Services Desk!
In Middle or High-School? Join our "In the Margins" Book Club. This club encourages writing in the margins, drawing, leaving comments and underlining. DPL provides the books and a special color pen that you choose to start the conversation. Sign-up at the Youth Services Desk to get your pen, pick up a book and start writing in the margins!

On Display In The Lobby For Summer Reading! David Random's Reclaimed Rocketships!
Part of DPL's Universe of Stories Summer Programming!

David Random graduated in 1969 with a Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art. A prominent member of the Boston Advertising community for thirty-five years, he is currently retired from the Creative Director position at DiBona, Bornstein & Random, the agency he co-founded in 1989.

"Reclaimed from antique mechanical and architectural parts, my creations evolved after years of collecting. From heating grates and lawn sprinklers to kitchen utensils, I collected them because I enjoyed the detail designed into something so utilitarian. After appreciating the individual pieces, I realized that many seemed to fit together almost as if they’d been made to. That’s when things took off. My “Antique Airships” and “Retro Rockets” have been an evolution of this process of fanciful combinations." 
David Random's Reclaimed Rocketships!
On Display For DPL's
Universe of Stories beginning June 15th!

For more of David's art and work, visit his website at   http://davidrandom.com/Rockets/Home.html



Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Sale
During the month of July
In conjunction with DPL's "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading programming, The Friends of the Library will be having a sale on Sci-Fi and Fantasy books for the month of July. Sci-Fi and Fantasy books will be half price. Come to the Bookstore on the Cafe level. 

Friends of the Library Summer Big Read
Discussion Group Meets in September
Friends of the Library Summer Big Read
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
    Discussion in September. Copies at desk.
For background emails, sign up at 

Did you know? Magazines are available on Overdrive and Libby!
Available with your library card!
More than 187 separate magazine titles are available
on New Hampshire Downloadable Books25 digital magazines in the
collection can be checked out without impacting how many eBooks or audiobooks you can borrow at once. They can be read on a computer
browser or within the Libby app on a mobile device. And no waiting! Enjoy!

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