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March 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

Mar. 25th-Mar. 30th

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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

Storytimes! This week: Moose!
Tuesday, March 12th and Thursday, March 14th 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft! This week: Spring and Turtles!
All are welcome!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Mar. 20th 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.

Thursday March 14th through April 18th 3:30-4:30 pm (6 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.


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.

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. March 20th 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 War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Bradley. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator. Books are available in the library and all are welcome. Held in the YA room.

NEW DATE! Local Author Talk with Robert Wheeler
Wednesday, Mar. 20th at 6:00 pm

No registration required. All are welcome!
Please join DPL as we welcome local writer and photographer Robert Wheeler on Wednesday, Mar. 20th 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. 

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.

Wild About Turtles! Special Family Program!
Sat. March 23rd at 10:30 am
Come and learn about turtles with
Project Nature.  This is a fun family program
with live turtles.  All are welcome!

In The Gallery Now!
A Sea of Flowers!
In the Gallery Now!
Visit DPL's upstairs gallery in March to view an interactive display featuring the work of Connecticut artist Roberta Shea! And join us on March 14th at 6:00 pm for Shea's journal-making workshop. Registration is limited and required. 

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!

Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday March 15th 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.

Tales for Tails March. 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 6 Tues. March 5, 19, 26  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 6 Tues. March 5, 19, 26 4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 6  Weds. March 6, 20, 27 4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 6  Weds. March 6, 20, 27 4:45-5:15 pm

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 26th at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Pre-School Explorers Group with ORPP and the Durham Library! This month: Pets!
Thursday March 28th 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 learn about animals and pets!  All are welcome!

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday April 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

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, April 2nd, 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

The Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday April 3rd, 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.

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

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!

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. May 4th 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



Saturday STEAM Family Program! This week: Lego Build!
Sat. March 16th at 10:30 am
Join us for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art and Math) Saturday. This week come and build with Legos.  It's a great weekend to build a Lego Leprechaun Trap!  All ages and all are welcome!