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

May 30 - June 3, 2017

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

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

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Join the Town of Durham in honoring our veterans at the 66th annual Memorial Day Parade! Durham Town Landing, 10 am.

Build A Better World Summer Reading Program!
Registration begins Mon. June 12th. Program runs Mon. June 26th through Fri. July 28th!
"Build A Better World ", Summer Reading Program Registration begins Monday, June 12th.  The program runs for five weeks from June 26th through July 28th.  Great books, fun prizes, trivia, weekly challenges, guessing jars, lots of cool programs:  Kick-off with “Cactus Head Puppets”, Family Movie Nights, Summer Storytimes, 9-12 year old program, Teen program, Music on the Library Lawn, Team Art, Thursday morning specials, 6-8 year old program, Family game night, Wildlife Encounters and a finale with “Steve Corning”.  Details coming soon!  Don’t miss the fun!

Film Screening - "Who Am I Going to Be?"
Wednesday May 31, 6:30-8:00 pm
Produced in 2014 by New Hampshire filmmakers, this 45-minute documentary provides insight into the experiences of African youth and their families as they navigate the refugee resettlement process in New Hampshire.  Who Am I Going to Be? follows four teenagers in depth, giving voice to the youth themselves as well as their parents, teachers and community leaders who explore the various challenges these newcomers face.  Filmmaker and Durham resident Christopher Dunning will be available after the screening to answer questions.

Patch Club Members!
Patch Club will stop May 31st and begin again Sept. 1st!
The Patch Program will be ending on Weds. May 31st for the year and starting again on Sept. 1stCome in and get your patches before May 31st or save your bookmarks for September 1st. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library.

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday June 5, 6-8 pm
McGregor Memorial EMS offers a First Aid class.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell
Tuesday June 6, 7-8:30 pm
Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition.  Pam Weeks of the New England Quilt Museum weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.

Black Bear Happenings in New Hampshire
Wednesday June 7, 6:30-7:30 pm
Wildlife Stewards Doug Whitfield and Dennis Walsh will discuss the life cycle and habits of black bears, with a focus on preventing human-bear conflicts that arise out of careless human interaction and lack of understanding about bears.  This is a program of the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Fish and Wildlife Stewards Program.

DPL Friends' Meeting
Wednesday June 7, 1-3 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. 

DPL Friends' Bag of Books Sale
Saturday June 10, 10 am-1:30 pm
ONE DAY ONLY - ONLY $5 PER BAG!  We have the books and the bags...you do the filling.

Book Donation Week
May 29 through June 3
The Friends of the Durham Public Library collect gently used books and DVDs the last week of every month.  Please drop off books/DVDs in a bag or container that does not need to be returned.  We appreciate your donations, but please DO NOT bring us textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedias.  Thank you!

CPR & AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday June 12, 6-8 pm
Contact Sean Madden 603-862-3674. For cost and registration information visit http://cprsafe.org\

Oyster River ASD Friends Meeting
Tuesday June 13, 6:30-8

Join our group for parents of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Conversation, resource sharing, and speakers to address how we can best encourage and support independence. This month, Lisa Harz, Vocational Rehabilitation State Director is coming to have a conversation about VR and how it works with teens and young adults.  Gather and connect at 6:45, presentation and discusson 7-8:15,  For more information contact Julie, jsmithnh@icloud.com  603-767-4190.


Acoustic Open Mic with Mike
Wednesday June 14, 6:30-7:45 pm
Join musician Mike Modern to play 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

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