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May 2019
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              Monday 12-8
             Tuesday 10-8
           Wednesday 10-8
             Thursday 10-8
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             Saturday 10-2

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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.

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More Tales for the Wee Little Ones, Shawn Middleton, local storyteller CD release party!
Sat. May 18th at 10:30 am
Join us for this fun storytelling adventure.  Local storyteller, Shawn Middleton will be releasing his new CD "More Tales for the Wee Little Ones.  There will be fun stories and songs. All ages and all are welcome!  Shawn's cd will be available for sale and signing.

PSO Creative Listening Lecture with Robert Hoffman
Monday, May 20th at 12:00 pm

No registration required. All are welcome!
Robert Hoffman from the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra will present one of his brown bag lunch series lectures entitled Creative Listening around the Seacoast. This week: Preparing for the PSO Concert

In The Gallery In May!
The Abstract Art of Arpana Pyakurel
In the Gallery In May!

Arpana is an artist born and raised in the kingdom of Nepal, now residing in the US. She carries a BA in graphic design and an MA in textile design. Her artwork is directly influenced by her spiritual and symbolic upbringing.  Arpana creates abstract compositions with her own unique style. Her work exhibits the combination of both graphic quality and floral patterns with the presence of symbolism and spirituality in zen-like atmosphere. Each creation is truly one of a kind which speaks to her heart and soul.

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. May 22nd 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 List" by Patricia Forde.  Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator. Books are available in the library and all are welcome. Held in the YA room.

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.

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!

Device Help Offered On Thursdays!
Thursdays at 11:00 am & 11:20 am
Need help with your new phone, tablet, or other mobile device? Our 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 session. We currently have sessions available on Thursday mornings. Additional times will be added based on staff availability.

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Join the Patch Club! Ages Birth through 8th Grade! Get your patches by May 30th!
Runs Sept. 1st, 2018 through May 31st 2019
Get your patches by May 30th!  We'll take a break until Sept. 1st!  Save your bookmarks until then.  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.

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. June 1st 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



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

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!

Meditation Sessions this Summer!
First Tues. of every month, 7:00-8:00 pm; Weds. during summer reading, 12:30-1:00 pm

No registration required.
All are welcome!
Guided Meditation at DPL! Back by popular demand!
Mindful Meditation with Jiong Jiong Hu
  • Tuesday, June 4th - 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 2nd - 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 6th - 7:00-8:00 pm

Midday Meditation Lunch Break with Mel Graykin

  • Wednesday, June 26th - 12:30-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 10th - 12:30-1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 17th - 12:30-1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 24th - 12:30-1:00 pm

Chasing the Moon Screening from PBS American Experience!
Monday, June 24th at 6:00 pm
Screening of
Chasing the Moon!

Join DPL on Monday, June 24th at 6:00 pm for a preview screening of the new documentary, Chasing the Moon, from PBS American Experience and Robert Stone. Chasing the Moon will air nationally in a 3-night premier on July 8th, 9th and 10th. 

Join us for this special opportunity to preview the documentary before it airs and be a part of the opening day of our Universe of Stories summer reading programming at DPL! Popcorn provided and all ages welcome!  

Summer Concerts on the Lawn! This Week: The Kelly Girls!
Wed., June 26th at 6:30 pm
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! 

On June 26th, help us welcome The Kelly Girls! The Kelly Girls have quickly gained recognition as one of the most entertaining Celtic Bands in New England. Rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Canada and America along with captivating harmonies and instrumentation lend to their signature sound. 

The Kelly Girls recently released their first album, “May You Always”, which has numerous collaborations with award-winning Canadian songwriter Nancy Beaudette – the group’s guitar, bouzouki and mandolin player. The compliment also includes Dublin native Aisling Keating on tin whistle, flute, bodhran, and ukulele, Bostonians Christine Hatch on banjo, guitar, and harmonica, and Melinda Kerwin on fiddle.
Summer Music
on the Lawn!
The Kelly Girls!

All concerts are free and open to the public! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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! 

Summer Concerts on the Lawn! This Week: Back on the Train!
Wed., July 10th at 6:30 pm


Back on the Train
at DPL Summer
Music on the Lawn!
All concerts are free and open to the public! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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! 

On July 10th, help us welcome Back on the Train! Falling somewhere between singer/songwriter-based roots rock and indie pop, New Hampshire/Greater Boston-based Back on the Train mixes 60s, 70s, and 90s influences into warm, melodic songs with soulful vocals, funk and reggae rhythms, and the occasional straight up dance groove.
Since forming in early 2012, Back on the Train has performed over 100 shows at venues such as The Press Room, Fury’s, The Stone Church, Penuche’s, Waterville Valley Resort and Johnny D's to name a few. The band features singer/songwriter and guitarist Adam Ward, bassist /vocalist and songwriter John Dinger, and Drummer Ebenezer Hearn.

2019 Stargazing Update with John Gianforte
Thurs., July 11th at 6:00 pm
Don't miss our 2019 Stargazing Update
with the Sky Guy! 

No registration required. All ages! 

Join DPL to welcome Durham resident, UNH Observatory Director and Astronomer, John Gianforte to our Universe of Stories, summer reading programming! John will be walking us through what will be visible in the sky this summer and fall, breaking astro-stories in the recent news and how they affect you, how to use your at home telescope and the upcoming transit of Mercury! Suitable for all ages!

John is the Director of the University of New Hampshire Observatory and an Astronomer whose main research interests include the observation and analysis of transits of exoplanets, cataclysmic variable stars, comets, asteroids & supernovae.  He is an Astronomy Instructor for the Physics Department at the University of New Hampshire, Granite State College and for the Global Student Success Program (GSSP). He has taught Astronomy-related courses for Granite State College since 2002 and appeared in numerous print and television publications. To view some of his work , visit his website at www.theskyguy.org and the UNH Observatory website: http://physics.unh.edu/content/observatory.


On Display In The Lobby! 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 & his Reclaimed Rockets!
On Display For DPL's
Universe of Stories!

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



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!

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