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December 2018
Program Calendars!

Adult Calendar

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

Dec. 31st-Jan. 5th

Music on the
Library Lawn 
available 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 Daily Democrat
Foster's Online

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

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


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Elf!
Monday Dec. 17th 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: Elf!  Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Storytimes! This week: Holidays!
Tuesday Dec. 18th and Dec. 20th at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft!
This week:  Holiday Stories! 
All are welcome!

Donate A Toy To The Durham Firefighter's Toy Drive! Get Your Library Fines Cleared!
Until December 18, 2018

It's Library Fine Amnesty Time at DPL! Drop off a NEW, unwrapped toy, between now and DECEMBER 18TH, to the Durham Firefighter's Seacoast Firefighter's Toy Drive Box at DPL and have all your library fines and late fees cleared!

***Lost items do not qualify


Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Dec. 19th 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.

Pre-School Explorers Group with ORPP and the Durham Library! This month: Winter & Ice!
Thursday Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm
Come and explore the many aspects of STEM with your young scientists! Join ORPP and the Durham Public Library for this exciting monthly event. This month we will explore lots of things about winter & ice!  All are welcome!

Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Dec 21st 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.

In The Gallery Until January 2nd!
The Paintings of Cori Caputo!
Stop by the gallery to view the Whimsical Art
of Cori Caputo!

Cori Caputo loves the capricious nature and brilliant colors of watercolor to create her whimsical paintings. Each painting has a story and you are invited to come visit her world at the Durham Public Library Nov 15th-Dec 31st.

DPL Holiday Hours
Closed 12/24, 12/25, Closed at 2 pm 12/31, Closed 1/1/2019
We will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.
We will close at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 31st and we will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st.  DPL wishes our patrons and community Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Make-It-Take-it Craft!
Sat. Dec. 22nd through Dec. 31st
Join us for a fun make-it-take-it
craft all week in the storytime/craft room.
We will be making all different
kinds of winter snowflakes.


Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, January 8th 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 "Dragons Beware" by Rafael Rosado.  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!

Wellness Wednesday! Facing Pain: Mindfulness Meditation
Wednesday, Jan. 9th and Jan. 23rd

Join DPL as we welcome Jiong Jiong Hu for mindfulness meditation this winter. Each one-hour workshop invites you to tune inward and explore the secret power of self-care and healing through gentle inquiry, mindful breathing and reflection. This opportunity allows time and space for you to learn tools to calm and balance your body and mind in midst of life's challenges. No registration required. Open to all. 

Scheduled session topics:
Jan. 9th: Finding Refuge in the Here & Now

Jan. 23rd: Practicing Kindness during Difficulty

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. Jan. 12th 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



Frederick, The 3-D Printer at the DPL
Week of Dec. 17th
Come and see how a 3-D Printer works. 
All week in the Children's and Young Adult
area.  Frederick is on loan from the NH State

Tales for Tails! 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 4 Tues. Dec. 4, 11, 18  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 4 Tues.  Dec. 4, 11, 18  4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 4 Weds. Dec. 5, 12, 19  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 4 Weds.  Dec. 5, 12, 19 4:45-5:15 pm

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!

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

Crafternoon (Grades 2nd-4th) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday Jan. 23rd 4-5 pm Registration begins Weds. Jan. 3rd, 2019
Do you like to craft and are in 2nd-4th grade?
Join us for Crafternoon.  We will be learning
different crafts and being creative.
Registration is required.
Next session will start Weds. Jan. 23rd 4-5 pm.
Registration will begin Weds., Jan. 3rd 2019

Starts again Thursday Jan. 24th 3:30-4:30 pm Register starting Weds. Jan. 2nd

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. 
Next session will start Thurs. Jan. 24th, 2019.  Registration
will begin Wednesday January 2nd, 2019.

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. Jan. 30th 3:15-4:15 pm
Join us for our monthly book group, Bookeaters, for 5th-8th graders. Walk from the Middle School. This month's book is "Absolutely Truly" by Marie Lu. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator. Books are available in the library and all are welcome. Held in the YA room.

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday Feb. 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

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!