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Printable September Adult 
Program & Youth Literacy
Adult Calendar!
Youth Calendar!

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

Sept. 30th-Oct. 5th 

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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

YA Monday Movies (grades 5th & up) This week: Into the Spider Verse!
Monday Sept. 16th at 3:15 pm

YA Monday Movies (grades 5th & Up)
This week:  Into the Spider Verse!
Popcorn is served and all are welcome.
Movie is shown in the YA room.


The Real Eastern Coyote, with Project Coyote's Chris Schadler
Tues., September 17th at 6:00 pm

Learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy.  Learn why it is a creature of our own making!  It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands.  

Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden. According to Chris, "Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems." Schadler brings to her work and this talk, 30 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, and will demonstrate that "knowledge is power" when it comes to living with coyotes.

All ages!
No registration required!

Storytimes! This week: Apple Picking!
Tuesday Sept. 17th and Thursday Sept. 19th at 10:30 am
Pre-school Storytimes!  This week:  Apple Picking!
We read stories, do fingerplays, feltboard, sing songs and
do a fun craft.  All are welcome.

In the Gallery in September!
In the Gallery!
September is National Wilderness Month!
Stop by and take a look at the wonderful wildlife photography of Jay Richard on display at DPL this month and including the rare Mississippi Kites currently in residence on Madbury Road!


Tales for Tails September 2019! Read to a Pet Partner Dog. Grades 1st-4th REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Tuesdays Sept. 17, 24 and October 1st (3 week session)

Does your child need confidence reading?  Sign up for a 3 week session reading to North, A Pet Partner Therapy Dog.  Space is limited.  Sign-up below:

Session 1  Tues. 9/17, 9/23, 10/1  3:30-4:00 pm

Session 1  Tues. 9/17, 9/23, 10/1  4:15-4:45 pm

Session 1  Tues. 9/17, 9/23, 10/1  5:00-5:30 pm


Seacoast Reads! UNH Seacoast Reads Reading Buddy for 1st-4th graders. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Starts Early October and meets weekly 4-4:45 through early December on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Would your child in 1st-4th grade benefit from a weekly Seacoasts Reads Reading Buddy?  Sign-up now for a weekly session.  Reading sessions will be weekly from 4-4:45 pm either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays at the library.  Let us know your day preference at sign-up.  This is a weekly commitment from early October through early December.  Sign-up below.

Register Here!

Lego Club (K-4th Grade) 5 week session REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Thurs. Sept. 26th 3:30-4:30 pm


Like to build with Legos?  Join us for Lego Club (K-4th grade).  This is a 5 week session.  Space is limited and registration required. 
Register below

Bus Riders Register Here

Car Riders Register Here


Crafternoon! (Grades 2nd-4th) REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Wednesday Sept. 25th 4:00-5:00 pm (5 week session)
Crafternoon!  If you are in grades 2nd-4th and
enjoy craft projects then register for crafternoon.
Each week will be different crafts.  Space is limited.
Register below:

Crafternoon Register Here!

Patch Club starts again Sept. 2nd! Ages Birth through 8th Grade!
Runs Sept. 1st, 2019 through May 31st 2020
Patch Club starts again on Sept. 2nd.  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.

Friends of the Library Summer Big Read
Friends of the Library Summer Big Read
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Discussions Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17 and 18,
10:30 AM to noon. All are welcome to one or both.

Midday Meditation Lunch Break with Mel Graykin
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00 pm

Join DPL for weekly midday, mini meditation sessions at the library! Every Wednesday from 12:30-1:00 pm. Led by DPL staff member and long-time meditation practioner, Mel Graykin. Open to all. No registration required.

Baby Lap-sit! (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Sept. 18th at 10:30 am

Join us for Baby Lap-sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver).
There will be songs, stories, movement, rhymes and a chance to socialize at the end.  All are welcome!


Thomas the Train Fridays!
Friday Sept. 20th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Come and play with our train set in the storytime room on Fridays.  Have fun creating your train town. 
All are welcome.


STEAM Saturdays! This week: Apple Volcanoes and Apple Printing!
Saturday Sept.21st 10:30 am - 11:30 pm Apple Volcanoes. 11:30 am-1:30 pm Apple Printing All ages Drop-In Program.

STEAM Saturdays!  Join us every Saturday for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Activities in the Storytime room. 
This week:  10:30-11:30 Apple Volcanoes, 11:30-1:30 pm Apple Printing!
This is a drop-in program and all are welcome.


Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Staff Development Day - Library Closed
Friday September 27th - Library Closed

YA Mondays (Monthly ages 10 & up) This month: The Compassion Project!
Monday Sept. 30th 6:30-7:30 pm
YA Mondays is a new monthly group for Young adults in
grades 5th & up.  This month:  The Compassion Project!
Join us for a program connecting the library with the community!  We will be making pet toys and blankets for animals at the local shelter.  Please bring a can of dog or cat food or a bag of dry purina food to donate.
Pizza is served and volunteer hours may be earned.  This group meets in the YA room

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday October 2nd at 3:15 pm
Join us for Bookeaters a middle school book group.  This month's book is:  The Great Wide Sea by M. H. Herlong.                              .
Ruth Wharton-McDonald is the facilitator.
Pizza is served and all are welcome.
Books are available at the library.


Mindful Meditation with Jiong Jiong Hu
First Tues. of every month, 7:00-8:00 pm
Mindul Meditation this fall!
*This session is the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
No registration required. Free and open to the public. 
Each session invites you to tune inward, explore the secret power of self-care and healing through gentle inquiry, mindful breathing and reflection. This opportunity provides time and space for you to learn tools to calm and balance your body and mind in midst of life's challenges.

Tuesday, September 3rd - 7:00-8:00 pm
Theme: Easing through anxiety
Tuesday, October 1st - 7:00-8:00 pm
Theme: Befriending depression
Tuesday, November 5th - 7:00-8:00 pm
Theme: Facing loss and pain
Tuesday, December 10th* - 7:00-8:00 pm
Theme: Relaxing the body; stilling the mind

Explore the Storywalk!
Fun Space Story in the Rain Garden!

  Check-out our space themed story in the storywalk!
"A is for Astronaut" by Clayton Anderson 


The Value of a Book with Kenneth Gloss
Wed., October 2nd at 6:00 pm

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 pm at Durham Public Library. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books. 

Gloss is a a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow since 1998, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.


Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, Gloss will offer free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them.

Carol & Crew Puppet Show! Special Saturday Program!
Sat. October 5th at 10:30 am
Join us for this fun interactive family puppet show with Carol & Crew!
Carol's performances are highly entertaining for children.
Don't miss it.  All are welcome!

In The Margins Book Club for Middle and HIgh-schoolers!
Sign-up now at the Youth Services Desk!
In Middle or High-School? Join our "In the Margins" Book Club. This club encourages writing in the margins, drawing, leaving comments and underlining. DPL provides the books and a special color pen that you choose to start the conversation. Sign-up at the Youth Services Desk to get your pen, pick up a book and start writing in the margins!

Family Fun Night (Grades K-5th and their families! This month: Fairy Tale STEM Challenge!
Tuesday October 8th at 6:30 pm

Join us for a new monthly program for kids
in grades K-5 and their families!
We will provide a different activity each month for families to do together!
This month's activity will be:  Fairy Tale STEM Challenge!
All are welcome!

Book Talk with Local Author Brendan DuBois
Wed., October 9th at 6:00 pm

Award winning mystery/suspense author Brendan DuBois is a former newspaper reporter and a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife Mona, their hell-raising cat Bailey, and one happy English Springer Spaniel named Spencer.

He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion, and is also a winner of the game show "The Chase."

He is currently at work on a number of projects with New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.

Their first two collaborations, THE FIRST LADY and THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE, will be released in March 2019. He is currently working on another novel with Patterson, as well as a new Lewis Cole mystery novel and a number of short stories.

Baby sitting course (ages 11 & up) with McGregor EMS!
Saturday October 19th 10-2 pm
Are you at least 11 years old and interested in babysitting? 
Register at www.cprsafe.org for the McGregor EMS Babysitting course
at the DPL.
This course is designed to certify kids who are looking to, or already babysit.  They will ge 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.

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft with Margo Burns
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm

A NH Humanities Council Program. No registration required. Open to all!
Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

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!

NaNoWriMo - Come Write In! to Durham Public Library!
Mondays in November, 3:30-7:30 pm

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel.

Drop-in, open writing space will be available in the Durham Public Library Heritage Room for NaNoWriMo participants on Mondays in November from 3:30-7:30 pm. All ages are welcome to come write in!

Local Author Talk with Terry Nelson - The Hidden History of New Hampshire
Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 pm

Author of the newly-released, Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast, Terry Nelson, will be at Durham Public Library on November 13th at 6:00 pm to talk about his research and sign copies of his book.

Books will be available for sale at the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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.

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