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

Feb. 26 - March 3, 2018

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Music on the Library Lawn  Performances on
You Tube!                               
Click here to view some of our Music on the Library Lawn performances.  These performances are also available on DCAT Channel 22 and are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

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

Tim Van Egmond Performs at the Lee Congregational Church!
Thurs. March 1st at 10:30 am Joint Library School Vacation Program!
Join the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries for a special school vacation performer.  Tim Van Egmond folksinger, storyteller performs his "Building Bridges" program for all ages.   Van Egmond's concert will weave together stories and songs of community and connection in a celebration of multicultural diversity, promoting understanding and appreciation of our common humanity. Find out how the boastful Rat learns not to judge others by their outward appearance in the Brazilian tale "How Beetle Got Her Colors," how originally the different parts of the body had to learn to cooperate (and people should do the same) in Heather Forest's story based on an African tale "The Garden," and more! Van Egmond will accompany himself on a variety of traditional instruments, including hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and limberjack (a dancing wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm on a paddleboard).

This program is held at the Lee Congregational Church.

Board Games and Thomas the Tank Play
Friday Feb 23rd 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Stop by the Storytime/Craft room to play with some
trains and play some board games
They will be available all day in the storytime/craft room.


Make-It-Take-It Craft all vacation week!
Week of Feb. 24th through March 2nd!
Stop by the library all week to make a fun craft.
This week we will be making all kinds of monsters!
All are welcome!  Come and create in the storytime/
craft room.

Familiar Faces: A Collective Portrait of Durham by Elise Sullivan
Photo exhibit on view through Marcy 15
Photographer and Durham resident Elise Sullivan created images specifically for this exhibit to portray some of the folks who give Durham its unique flavor.  Stop in to our gallery and see how Elise has used portraiture to reflect on the concept of “envisioning” a community.

Fun Saturday Family Program! This week: Dr. Seuss Craft!
Saturday March 3rd at 10:30 am
Celebrate Dr. Seuss by stopping by the library and making a fun Dr. Seuss Craft.  Come and be creative.  All are welcome and all ages at this fun Saturday family program!

Babysitting Course through McGregor EMS (ages 11 & up)
Sat. March 3rd 10 am - 2 pm
Are you at least 11 years old and interested in babysitting?  This course offered by McGregor EMS 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

Teen Try-It (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: Gnomes!
Week of Feb. 19th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us all week after school to try a fun craft or game. 
Week of February 19th - Gnomes!

YA Monday Movies (Middle & High Schoolers) This week: March of the Penguins!
Monday March 5th at 3:30 pm in the YA room

Join us after school to watch 
movies in the YA room!

March 5th:  March of the Penguins
Popcorn is served.

Storytimes! This week: Pigs!
Tues. March 6th and Thurs. March 8th at 10:30 am!
Join us for storytime. 
This week:  Pigs!

We read stories, do fingerplays, sing songs and
make a fun craft.  All are welcome!


Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group)
Tuesday March. 6th 4:00-5:00 pm
Join our monthly book club for 2nd-4th graders, Raccoon Readers at  4-5 PM!
This month's book is "Everest Book one The Contest” by Gordon Korman
We will also discuss the book and author, play some games and make a craft. 
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Donation Week
Monday February 26 through Saturday March 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!

Baby Lap-Sit (ages 2 & under with care-giver)!
Wednesday March 7th at 10:30 am
Join us for books, songs, movement, bubbles and more.  There is a chance to socialize at the end with others.

Lego Club! (K-4th grade) Register at the Children's Desk.
Thurs. March 8th, 3:30-4:30 pm Session 4 (New Session)

Join us for some fun building time!  We will provide bases, bricks, and challenges.  Registration required! Please sign up at Children's/YA desk or call 590-1124.

What is Agile? An Introduction to Agile Thinking
Thursday March 15, 6-7:30 pm (snow date Mar. 22)
In 2001 a group of software developers came up with a set of values and principles that lead to greater success in their companies. Now known as Agile, those values have spread thoughout the industry. Software architect and former educator David Sietz will explore ways to apply these Agile values and principles in other parts of our lives.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

#KingTideNH2017 Photo Contest Winners
Coming to the upstairs gallery March 19-30
Each year, N.H. Coastal Adaptation Workgroup invites citizens to grab their cameras and document extreme high tides during its annual King Tide Photo Contest to raise awareness of New Hampshire’s rising tides. Photographing King Tides is an effective way to help coastal communities identify areas prone to flooding, visualize potential impacts of sea-level rise, and plan for the future.Come view this year's this year's powerful award-winning photos!

Bookeaters (Middle School Book Group)
Wednesday March 21st 3:15-4:15 pm
Like to read and are in Middle School?
Join our monthly Middle School Book Group, Bookeaters!
Walk from the Middle School.
Ruth Wharton McDonald is the facilitator.
This month's book is Rook by Sharon Cameron.  Books will be available at the library.
All are welcome and pizza is served!

Preschool Explorers Group with ORPP and the Library! This month: Kitchen Science!
Thurs. March 29th at 6:00 pm
Join ORPP (Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers) and the Durham Public Library for our monthly Preschool Explorers group.  This new program will highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for young children.  This month's theme is: Kitchen Science!  All are welcome.

Join the Patch Club! (ages 0 yrs. to 8th grade)
Sept. 1st through May 31st
Earn a patch for every 5 hours of reading.
On receiving your 3rd patch earn a Durha Library tote bag!
Register at the Children's Desk.
This program is generously sponsored by
The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Tales for Tails (Grades 1st-3rd) Read with North and Zest!
Registration ongoing for Spring Sessions
Does your child need to gain confidence reading out loud? 
Does your child love dogs? 
Sign up for a session reading to a trained Pet Partner therapy dog. 
North and Zest are waiting to read with you! 
Stop by the Children's Desk or call 590-1124.