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Join us for these upcoming programs!


Come craft with DPL!

Bring your own project and join us for an evening of conversation and hand crafts.  Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or do another craft, we will have a space for you. Chairs and tables will be available for use.

All are welcome, no registration required.

 

 

 

 

 


 Meditative Yoga with Jiong Jiong Hu

All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and any props you like to use for your practice. 

Thursdays at 10:15 am.  No class February 8 and 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mahjong on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30

Beginners welcome! Games are 3-4 players and include instructional play for beginners.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Chickenshack Bluegrass Band

Join DPL for a night of live bluegrass music with the local artists Chickenshack! This is offered as part of the Oyster River Community Read collaboration.

No registration is required.  All are welcome.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit orcread.org

 

 

 

 


Art Reception - ORHS

Join DPL and ORHS Art Department to honor student artists.  Artwork will be on display for the entire month of March.  Art reception will be Wednesday, March 6 from 5-7 pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dungeons and Dragons Gaming

Come and join a quest with Dungeon Master Dave Wolk as he brings gaming to DPL!

This is a group for ages 18 and up.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Chess Club is coming to DPL!

Join us on Tuesday mornings for friendly chess matches.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced player, come and have some fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Women Impressionists with Jane Oneail

The visual arts revolution that was Impressionism is, too often, only understood only through the lens of the leading male practitioners - Monet, Renoir and Degas. How did the women Impressionists contribute to this novel style and how did their work differ from their male contemporaries? This program explores the paintings of Marie Bracquemond, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and others and considers the unique challenges they faced as women artists in a male-dominated profession. 

Registration is required as this is a virtual program.

 

 

 


Get ready for the  solar eclipse on April 8

John Gianforte will be discussing ways to safely watch the upcoming solar eclipse that will take place on Monday, April 8 and what we can see from different parts of the state and different parts of New England.  This is a family friendly presentation and certified eclipse glasses will be given to all in attendance.

No registration is required.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

 


ORCR - Let's Talk About Food Insecurity

Join DPL and Claire Bloom, founder of End 68 Hours of Hunger for a talk about food insecurity.  Please bring a donation for the pantry.  This is offered as part of the Oyster River Community Read collaboration.

No registration is required.  All are welcome.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit orcread.org

 

 

 

 

 


ORCR - Poverty by America Book Discussion

Join DPL in a discussion of Poverty by America as part of the Oyster River Community Read.  Books are available at the circulation.

No registration is required.  All are welcome.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit orcread.org

 

 

 

 

 


Join DPL virtually for a discussion of Appalachian History and Culture

Trevor McKenzie is the Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University, founded in 1978 to illuminate and sustain the region's rich history, cultures, communities, and ecology. He is a traditional musician who has performed and presented on fiddle, banjo, and ballad traditions rooted in regional communities and their histories. McKenzie is the author of Otto Wood the Bandit: The Freighthopping Thief, Bootlegger, and Convicted Murderer behind the Appalachian Ballads, published in 2021 by The University of North Carolina Press.  McKenzie’s presentation will focus on the diverse cultural history and traditions of the Appalachian region.