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        Library Hours
            Monday 12-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

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Music on the Library Lawn  Performances on
You Tube!                               
Click here to view some of our Music on the Library Lawn performances.  These performances are also available on DCAT Channel 22 and are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

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Foster's Daily Democrat
Foster's Online
Town of Durham Website
Town of Durham website
Salem Health Medical Guide
Salem Health
New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Britannica NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

Carol & Crew Performs! Interactive Puppet Show!
Sat. March 24th at 10:30 am!
Join us for this fun Saturday Family Program!  Carol & Crew performs at the Durham Public Library.  Carol and her puppets will entertain you with stories, songs and interactive play.  Don't miss it!

#KingTideNH2017 Photo Contest Winners
On exhibit through March 30
Each year, N.H. Coastal Adaptation Workgroup invites citizens to grab their cameras and document extreme high tides during its annual King Tide Photo Contest to raise awareness of New Hampshire’s rising tides. Photographing King Tides is an effective way to help coastal communities identify areas prone to flooding, visualize potential impacts of sea-level rise, and plan for the future.Come view this year's this year's powerful award-winning photos!

Storytime! This week: Spring!
Thursday. March 22nd at 10:30 am
Join us for storytime. 
This week:  Spring!

We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!


Back by Popular Demand: Mosaic Workshop for Adults!
Register now for workshop Saturday April 7, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Get in the mood for spring – decorate a plant pot or trivet with a mosaic of your own design.  Artist Kitri Doherty will guide each participant in the craft of mosaic.  No previous art or craft experience necessary. $20 fee covers cost of all materials.  Preregistration and prepayment required, spaces limited.  To register, go to durhamrec.recdesk.com.  This is a joint program of the Durham Public Library and Durham Parks and Recreation.  For more information, call (603)817-4074 or email recreation@ci.durham.nh.us.

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Thurs. March 22nd, 3:30-4:30 pm Session 4 (New Session)

Join us for some fun building time!  We will provide bases, bricks, and challenges.  Registration required! Please sign up at Children's/YA desk or call 590-1124.

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Drawing Challenges!
Week of March 19th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft or game. 
Week of March 19th - Drawing Challenges!

Board Games and Thomas the Tank Play
Friday March 23rd 10:00 am-4:30 pm


Stop by the Storytime/Craft room to play with some
trains and play some board games
They will be available all day in the storytime/craft room.


YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Wonder!
Monday March 26th at 3:30 pm in the YA room

Join us after school to watch 
movies in the YA room!

March 26th:  Wonder
Popcorn is served.

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday March 28th at 10:30 am
Join us for books, songs, movement, bubbles and more.  There is a chance to socialize at the end with others.

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Kitchen Science!
Thurs. March 29th at 6:00 pm
Join ORPP (Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers) and the Durham Public Library for our monthly Preschool Explorers group.  This new program will highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for young children.  This month's theme is: Kitchen Science!  All are welcome.

"Mind to Mind" with Preston Heller, "The Mentalist"
Thursday March 29, 7-8:30 pm
Preston Heller has performed to rave reviews at libraries all over the state.  He will not tell you what a mentalist is - he will show you!  And in so doing, every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the “unseen.”  Ages 12 and up are welcome.  Preston encourages all attendees  to bring canned or dry goods to be donated to a local food pantry.

Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Mask Making!
Saturday March 31st at 10:30 am
Stop by the library to make a fun mask!  All are welcome and all ages at this fun Saturday family program!

Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group)
Tuesday April 3rd 4:00-5:00 pm
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers at  4-5 PM!
This month's book is "Almost Super” by Marion Jensen
We will also discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Two is Better Than One, with Diana Carroll: The Story of Durham's Swankeepers, Lorus and Margery Milne
Thursday April 5, 6:30-7:30 pm
Diana Carroll shares the story of Lorus and Margery Milne, beloved Durham residents and UNH professors who shared a commitment to natural history, writing, and each other. 

Join the Patch Club! (ages 0 yrs. to 8th grade)
Sept. 1st through May 31st
Earn a patch for every 5 hours of reading.
On receiving your 3rd patch earn a Durha Library tote bag!
Register at the Children's Desk.
This program is generously sponsored by
The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Tales for Tails (Grades 1st-3rd) Read with North and Zest!
Registration ongoing for Spring Sessions
Does your child need to gain confidence reading out loud? 
Does your child love dogs? 
Sign up for a session reading to a trained Pet Partner therapy dog. 
North and Zest are waiting to read with you! 
Stop by the Children's Desk or call 590-1124.