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Library Assistant - Children's and Youth Services

February 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

Feb. 25th - Mar. 2nd

     Click HERE to 
     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 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 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

Food for Fines in February!
Through the month of February
February is Food for Fines month!
It's Nat'l Canned Food Month and to benefit 
Oyster River End 68 Hours of Hunger we are
asking that patrons bring in canned and non-
perishable food items in place of library fines! 

Check out their website and scroll to a list of current needs HERE!

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 20-minute sessions available on Thursdays at 11:00 and 11:20 am. Additional times will be added based on staff availability.

Thursday Feb. 21st 3:30-4:30 pm

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. 



Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Feb. 22nd 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.

Make-It-Take-it Craft! Make a Paper Mosaic!
Sat. Feb. 23rd - Sat. March 2nd (Oyster River School Vacation Week)
Join us all week to make some unique art!
Come and create some
paper mosaics.
All are welcome!

Magic by George Performs! Joint Library Vacation Program with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries!
Thurs. Feb. 28th at 10:30 am!
Come and see an incredible Magic Show.  Magic by George perfoms amazing magic tricks before your eyes.  Kids will be amazed!
Don't miss it!  All ages and all are welcome. This is sponsored by the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries.  This event will be at the Durham Public Library upstairs in the Community 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

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday March 4th 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

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Garfield!
Monday March 4th at 3:15 pm


YA Monday Movies!. 
If you are in Middle & High School stop by the YA room
to watch our Monday movies. This week:"Garfield"!  Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, March 5th 4:00-5:00 pm
Join us for our monthly graphic novel book club, Comic Crew
for 2nd-4th graders.  This month we will be discussing "The Time Museum" by Matthew Loux.  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!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Mar. 6th 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.

Seacoast Reads, UNH Reading Buddy for Child grades 1st-4th REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Program runs from March 5th throughMay 6th weekly after school 4-4:45 (Mon, Tues or Weds)
Do you want a UNH reading buddy? Then sign up for Seacoast Reads!
This program is designed for Grades 1-3.
The college students are trained by the UNH Education Department's Seacoast Reads program. 
Students meet weekly with their reading buddy after school at the Durham Public Library!
The program runs March through mid-May.
Register Here!

Artist Talk & Journal Making Workshop with Roberta Shea
Thursday, Mar. 14th at 6:00 pm


To accompany Roberta’s exhibit, “A Sea of Flowers” at DPL, please join her talk and journal-making workshop to learn about the life of Celia Thaxter, her garden, and  Paris salon with Childe Hassam on Appledore Island on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Due to limited space, early registration is advised.

Roberta Shea is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, has taught art at Masuk High School in Monroe, Conn., and is currently a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She has also exhibited in shows throughout Connecticut, including a recent show at the Waterbury, Conn., Mattatuck Museum, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, the Washington Arts Association and on the recent television series, “The Affair.” Her work is shown at Gallery 25 in New Milford, Conn.

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. March 9th 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 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.

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. 

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!

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!

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, March 5th, 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