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

Feb. 27 - March 4 2017

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Baby Lap-sit Program
Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 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!

3rd-5th Grade Crafter and Knitting Club!
Wednesday, February 22nd 4:00-5:00 pm
Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? Do you love to create cool projects, sew,  knit, or crochet? Join our fun Crafter Club!  All craft materials & tools (e.g. knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.) provided. All experience levels are welcome!

Bookeaters Reading Group (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday, February 22nd 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: Nimona  by Noelle Stevenson.
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.

Wed. Feb. 22, 4-5:30 pm
Please join Jennifer Lee as she facilitates The Friends' Pop Up book discussion of A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, Wed. Feb. 22 , 4-5:30 pm, a new Pop Up time.
As you pick up your copy, please also note the excellent fly fishing lobby display.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Preschool Storytimes! This week: Monsters!
Tuesday Feb. 21st and Thursday Feb. 23rd at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime!  This week: Monsters! Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, feltboard and a fun craft to bring home.
All are welcome.

Lego Club! (K-4th grade)
Thursday, Feb. 23rd 3:30-4:30 pm
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: Zip Lines!

Pajama Storytime - Teddy Bear Clinic!
Thursday, February 23rd 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 "The Teddy Bear Clinic".  Bring your Teddy Bear or Stuffed Animal to get a check-up!  Come hear stories, do the feltboard, sing some pirate songs, and make a fun Teddy Bear craft.    Snack provided by ORPP and all are welcome!.  

Fun & Games Friday! Drop-In Children's Program.
Friday, Feb. 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.

Dick Wollmar/Durham Agricultural Commmission Special Collection
Sat. Feb. 25, 11 am-12 pm
  Special Collection Highlight: Come and see the treasures in the Dick Wollmar/Durham Agricultural Commission Special Collection at the Durham Public Library, at a program hosted by Professor John Carroll and Nancy Miner of the Durham Public Library. The contents of this interesting assortment cover a wide variety of agricultural and gardening topics, ranging from recent research to out-of-print books from the 19th century.  The entire collection of books will be available to see and most can be checked out.

Mark Your Calendars! Norman Ng, Magician performs! Joint Lee, Madbury and Durham Library Family School Vacation Program!
Thursday, March 2nd 10:30 am upstairs in the Oyster River Room!
Join the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries for a
fun joint school vacation family program.  Norman Ng,
talented Magician will perform his amazing tricks
for us all.  Come and be amazed.  This program is
held upstairs in the Oyster River Room at the Durham
Library.  All are welcome.

Make-It-Take-It Craft! When it rains it pours!
Sat. Feb. 25th through Fri. March 3rd all day in the storytime room
Join us all school vacation week for a fun
drop-in craft.  This week "When it rains, it pours!"
Come and create a fun umbrella and rain craft.
What will you use for rain?  Buttons, jewels,
pasta...  All are welcome.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Family Program!! Stories, craft and more!
Saturday, March 4th at 10:30 am Special Girl Scout Guest, Camden Lee Tillinghast
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with stories and a fun craft.  We will also have a special visitor, Camden Lee Tillinghast, who has been working on her gold star Girl Scout Project which is a picture book and literacy kit all about the Karner Blue Butterfly.  She will show you her picture book "Saving KB" and talk about the projects she has created.  All ages and all are welcome!

Coming soon: March Artist-of-the-Month
Artist Reception Tues. March 7, 6:30-7:30 pm
Meet Durham painter Brad Pokorny and enjoy his colorful abstract works.  Brad's paintings will be hanging in the gallery for the entire month of March.

Teen Advisory Board! PicWits Board Games and Ice Cream Bar!
Monday, March 6th 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 PicWits and some Board Games.  We will also have a fun ice cream snack.  All are welcome!


Raccoon Readers - A book club for 2nd - 4th grade!
Tuesday, March 7th 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 "The Double Cross and Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy" by Jackson Pearce.

Jack & Annie Book Club (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, March 21st 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 "Good Morning, Gorillas" by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Children's desk!

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