49 Madbury Road - Durham, NH 03824 - durhampl@gmail.com - 603-868-6699

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

Mar. 27 - April 1, 2017

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HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com

Research your family history using HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.


Durham Public Library Board of Trustees

Minutes and Agendas

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

Fun & Games Friday! Drop-In Children's Program.
Friday, March 24th at 10:30-4:30 pm
Stop by the Children's Storytime/Craft room on Fridays
to do a fun craft and play some board games.
This is a drop-in program and all are welcome.

Family STEAM Program: Crazy Face Art!
Sat. March 25th at 10:30 am
Join us for this fun family STEAM Program:  Crazy Face Art!
Come and be creative and make some Crazy Face Art! 
This program is for all ages and
all are welcome.

Friends' Book Discussion: The Leopard
Thurs. April 13 at 10:30 am
Please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates the discussion of The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa.  Your copy awaits you at the front desk.  For background information click here.

Book Donation Week
March 27 through April 1
The Friends of the Durham Public Library collect gently used books and DVD's the last week of every month.  Please drop off books/DVD's in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  We appreciate your contributions!

Paintings by Brad Pokorny
Through March 31
There is still time to view the colorful abstract works of Durham painter, Brad Pokorny.  Brad's paintings will be hanging in the gallery until the end of March.

YA Mondays: (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Take Apart Monday!
Monday March 27th 2:45 - 4 pm
Stop by the YA room to use some tools to take small appliances apart if you are in middle or high school.  Come and see how things are made.  Snacks provided and all are welcome.

Preschool Storytime! This week: Sheep!
Tuesday March 28th at 10:30 am, NO STORYTIME THURS. MARCH 30TH
Preschool Storytime!  This week: Sheep!  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home.

Durham Garden Club: The Right-Size Flower Garden
Tues. March 28, 6-8:30 pm
The Right-Size Flower Garden, Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Time-Pressed and Aging Gardeners.  Author and presenter, Kerry Mendez.  Books available for signing and purchase.  Snow date March 29.

Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, March 29th at 10:30AM
Join us each Wednesday at 10:30AM for our baby lap-sit program for children and their care-givers from infancy to age 2. There will be songs, stories, movement, rhymes and a chance to socialize. All are welcome!

Bookeaters Reading Group (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday, March 29th at 2:45PM
Join our middle school book club The Bookeaters, led by Ruth Wharton McDonald, UNH Professor of Education. This month's selection is: Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling.
Copies of the book are available at the Durham Public Library’s circulation desk. Walk from the middle school and enjoy a great book! Snacks provided.

Teen Advisory Board! Pizza, Technology, games and more!
Monday, April 3rd at 6:30PM
The teen advisory board is open to kids ages 10 and up! We want to hear from you! Tell the staff about books you would like to see in the collection, activities you want to try, movies you want to watch, or anything else you feel we should know.   This month:  Come and play some games, have pizza, do some technology and more!  All are welcome!


First Aid Class
Mon. April 3, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers a First Aid class.  Contac:t Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

Oyster River Knitters
Tues. April 4, 7-9 pm
Join the Oyster River Knitters for an evening of assistance in knit or crochet.  Beginners and all levels are welcome to attend.  Contact Janet jadoty@comcast.net

Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00PM
Join us for Raccoon Readers, our book club for 2nd -4th graders! Discuss the book, play some games, and make a craft! Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. This month's book is "Tombquest:  Book of the Dead" by Michael Northrup.

Friends of the Durham Public Library
Wed. April 5, 1-3:30 pm
Friends of the Durham Public Library monthly meeting.  1:00 pm social time, followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend. Held in the Oyster River Community Room, 2nd floor. 

Lego Club! (K-4th grade)Register at the Children's Desk.
Thursday, April 6th 23rd 3:30-4:30 pm NO LEGO CLUB THURS. MARCH 30TH

Come join us for some Lego building! We'll have bricks and challenges to help you design a great Lego creation.   This is for children ages K-4th grade.  This week:Spinning Tops! NO LEGO CLUB THURS. MARCH 30TH.

The Great American Eclipse
Thurs. April 6, 6-7:30 pm
An Interactive Presentation given by John Gianforte on the total solar eclipse coming this August.  Prepare yourself to view the first total solar eclipse to cross U.S. soil in many years!

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Mon. April 10, 6-8 pm
Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org\

Acoustic Open Mic with Mike
Wed. April 12, 6:30-7:45 pm

All types of acoustic (non-amplified) music. First time performers and original music are particularly encouraged. Acoustic Open Mic with Mike is a welcoming supportive intimate gathering.  Light refreshments are provided, held in the Library Cafe.  Contact Mike  mgmodern@maine.rr.com

Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, April 18th at 4:00PM
Join us for our monthly book club made just for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade! During our meeting we will talk about our book club book, play games, and make a craft. This month we are reading "Twister on Tuesday" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

Pajama Storytime - Magic!
Thursday, April 20th at 6:30PM
Join Oyster River Parents & Preschoolers (ORPP) at the Durham Public Library for our monthly evening storytime for preschoolers! This month we will be all about "Magic".  Come hear Magic stories, do the feltboard, sing some magical songs, and make a fun magic craft.    Snack provided by ORPP and all are welcome!.

Technology help
By appointment
Are you needing assistance using computers, e-readers, iPads or want to learn to use a Word, Excel or Photoshop? The library offers help. Call us to schedule an appointment. 868-6699 or email  durhampl@gmail.com