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October 2018
Program Calendars!

Adult Calendar!
Youth Calendar!

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

Oct. 29th - Nov. 3rd

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

WILL MEET AGAIN ON: Wednesday Oct. 24th 4-5 pm
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.

Register Here

Tuesday Oct. 23rd and Thursday Oct. 25th at 10:30 am

NO STORYTIMES ON TUES. OCT. 16TH AND THURS. OCT. 18TH.  WE'LL BE BACK ON TUES. OCT. 23RD AND THURS. OCT. 25TH AT 10:30 AM! Join us for stories, music, fingerplays and a fun craft. The week of Oct. 24th:  Farms! All are welcome!

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK: Session I Thursday Oct. 25th 3:30-4:30 pm
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. 

Bus Riders Register Here
Car Riders Register Here

Yoga For Tots (crawling to age 2)! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Fridays Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 at 10:30-11:15 am
Miss Alyssa will be conducting a 4 session yoga for toddlers on Fridays Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9. Come play and learn the benefits of yoga for your young children!  Registration is required. 

Register Here


Thomas the Train Day Friday!
Friday Oct. 19th 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 Now!
Oil Paintings by Bob Richardson
Stop by the gallery to view the colorful oil paintings of local artist and instructor Bob Richardson! And don't miss Bob's lecture, The Making of a Painting, on Nov. 1st!

Saturday Family STEAM Program! This week: Static Electricity Craft!
Sat. Oct. 20th at 10:30 am
Join us for our fun Family Saturday STEAM Programs.  These are hands on all ages programs.  This week come and learn about static electricity and do a craft.  All ages are welcome!

McGregor EMS Babysitting (ages 11 & up)!
Sat. Oct. 20th 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


YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Coco!
Monday Oct. 22nd at 3:30 pm


YA Monday Movies have started again. 
If you are in Middle & High School stop by the YA room
to watch our Monday movies. This week: Coco.
Popcorn is served and all are welcome!

Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm
 Durham Garden Club Monthly Meeting!
 6:30-8:00 pm 
 All are welcome!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday Oct. 24th 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.

Bookeaters, Monthly Middle School Book Group (Grades 5th-8th)!
Weds. Oct. 24th 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 "Reboot" by Amy Tintera. Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator.  Books are available in the library and all are welcome.  Held in the YA room.

Wellness Wednesday! Facing Loss: Mindfulness Meditation
Wed., October 24th, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join DPL as we welcome Jiong Jiong Hu for 3 fall mindfulness meditation sessions this fall; part of the Durham Public Library's Wellness Wednesday programming. Each one-hour workshop 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. No registration required. Open to all. 

Additional scheduled session topics:
Nov. 14th: Facing Pain (emotional and physical)

Pre-School Explorers Group with ORPP and the Durham Library! This month: Halloween!
NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME!  TUES. OCT. 23RD AT 6 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 put a spooky Halloween twist on some fun challenges!  Feel free to wear your Halloween costume and we will trick or treat around the library!

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 3 Tues.  Nov. 6, 13, 27  4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 3 Tues.  Nov. 6, 13, 27  4:45-5:15 pm
Register Here Session 3 Weds. Nov. 7, 14, 28 4-4:30 pm
Register Here Session 3 Weds. Nov. 7, 14, 28 4:45-5:15 pm

The Making Of A Painting with Bob Richardson
Thurs., Nov. 1st, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join DPL as we welcome Bob Richardson, local artist and teacher for a lecture entitled The Making of a Painting on Nov. 1st. Bob has studied oil painting for more than 30 years, is a member of the Seacoast Artist Association; the Newburyport Art Association; the Exeter Arts Committee and the Exeter Seacoast Open Studio. He is past VP of the NH Art Association Board of Directors and has won numerous accolades including Best of Show Award at the 37th annual Gallery in the Park Festival, PA as well as the Walter Emerson Baum Award in both 2005 and 2015. His work will be on display in the DPL gallery from October 10th thru Nov. 9th. 

No registration required. Open to all

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!

Monthly Cartooning Workshop! (5th-8th grade) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday Nov. 5th 630-7:30 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

Comic Crew! A Monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 2-4
Tuesday, November 6th 4:00-5:00 pm
Join us for our new monthly graphic novel book club, Comic Crew
for 2nd-4th graders.  This month we will be discussing "Meanwhile"
by Jason Shiga.  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!

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday, November 6th, 6-8 pm
Join us for a couple hours of knitting relaxation and conversation.  This is a great time to pick up that knitting project you’ve wanted to finish. There's no need to pre-register; just show up. New participants of all skill levels are welcome!  Contact: Janet, 868-1142, jadoty@comcast.net

Bookbinding Class with Lynne Crocker
Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Lynne Crocker has been a hand bookbinder based in Portsmouth's Button Factory for the past 25 years. She will begin the class with a presentation on the history of hand-bound books until the 1820s, when the Industrial Revolution began to allow larger editions and new types of binding. Participants will learn to sew and take home a single signature blank book with decorative paper cover. Ages 13+  Space is limited. 
Register HERE!

Friends' of the Library Monthly Meeting
Wednesday November 7th, 1:00-3:30
The Durham Public Library's Friends of the Library's monthly meeting.  All are welcome!  1-1:30 social hour.  Meeting begins at 1:30 pm.

Does Fashion Matter? Presentation by Nadine Farag
Thurs., Nov. 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join us Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 pm as we welcome Nadine Farag, the writer of One Who Dresses, for an exploration of dress and its place in contemporary society. No registration required. Open to all

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.

New Storywalk in the Rain Garden!
Check out our new 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 fun story and learn some rain garden facts!  Then come in to the library and check out some cool books.

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

Library Closed Monday, November 12th
Veteran's Day Closing
The Library will be closed on Monday,
November 12th in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.