Derry Public Library

64 E Broadway, Derry NH 03038 603.432.6140

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Saturday September 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy, the Library, and You!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian    432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come learn about the wealth of resources the library has to assist you in genealogy, along with a presentation on using the free genealogy site, FamilySearch!


Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! - Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Wednesday, August 23rd.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! - Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!    AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Wednesday, August 23rd.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!!

    Location: Teen Space

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Five Nights At Freddy's Fandom  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Five Nights at Freddy’s? Join us to make customized fidget spinners, fan art, character t-shirts, OCs and masks. We’ll wrap up the season with a FNaF pizza party/murder mystery afternoon!

Ages 12-18

No Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM Club Fun for 5-7 year olds  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Mr. Ray for afterschool activities just for 5-7 year olds.

September 12- Pencil & Paper Games

September 26- Slime!

Registration is required and opens on Wednesday, August 23.

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Voter Registration Day  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

The Derry Public Library will be hosting a Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26th, from 4PM to 8PM. The Supervisor of the Checklist will be here  to register voters.  For further information, contact the Supervisor at 603 845-5490.

    Location: Cafe Area
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Anonymous Book Club  
   

New book group for TEENS and ADULTS who love Young Adult literature!

Pick up a copy at the Front Desk and join us to talk about exciting Young Adult books! Contact rayf@derrypl.org or call 432-6140 for more details.


Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Homeschool Book Fandom - Diary of a Wimpy Kid  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Are you a fan of Greg & Rowley? Do you love to hate Rodrick? Do you know what the "Cheese Touch" is? If so, this event is made for you!

Join Ray for games, a trivia contest, a craft, and discussion of all things "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

Recommended for homeschool children ages 8-11 and a caregiver.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Protect Yourself! Top Frauds and Scams  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

This program will provide timely and vital information on  how to identify frauds,  how to avoid frauds, and what to do if you should become a victim of a fraud. 

 

The AARP Presenter is Norma Boyce, a retired Accounting and Finance professional who has volunteered with the AARP Fraud and Scams Group since the spring of 2010.  She has presented to a variety of Senior Centers, Retired Groups, Civic Groups, Library Groups, and even college students studying Forensic Accounting.


Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Smile, Sisters, or Babysitters Club by Raina Telgemeier, Awkward or Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, or the Bone series by Jeff Smith? Join us for a Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club. How does it work? Bring a favorite graphic novel to share with the group, then we’ll work on graphic novels of our own. Ages 10-18


This is a DPL Bridge Program. Ages 10-18 welcome to attend. No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM 8-11 Club: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Fandom  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Are you a fan of Greg & Rowley? Do you love to hate Rodrick? Do you know what the "Cheese Touch" is? If so, this event is made for you!

Join Ray for games, a trivia contest, a craft, and discussion of all things "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

Ages 8-11.

Registration is required.


Friday September 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH  
   

The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part time but are home with their children during the day.

Open to mothers of all ages in greater Derry NH, the group's activities include guest speakers, playgroups and special activities for mothers and/or their children.  The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH also performs service projects to support families and children in our area.

For more information, please visit our website at www.momsclubofderrynh.webs.com or e-mail us at moms_club_of_derry_nh@yahoo.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Music Program- The Folksoul Duo  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Leslie Vogel and Fred Simmons play familiar and original songs, all emanating from our shared American folksoul, that musical and cultural spirit that brings us together. Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Fats Domino, and many more traditional and original songs will be featured.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Intro to Ukulele  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Please join Daniel Saunders from Let's Play Music for an Intro to Ukulele class.  All ages with caregiver.  No registration required.


Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Angels of Hope  
   

Provide support and hope, gather info and share challenges for people who have brain tumors.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM YOPD Support Group  
    Contact: Diane Cole     donaco6@aol.com
   

Provide opportunities for people affected with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers to connect for support, discussion and comaraderie.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Genealogy Roundtable  
    Contact: Janet Bhagat   603-818-3871   
   

Informally share tips about genealogy research and assist each other in their personal research.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CASA of NH  
    Contact: Angela Delyani   603-626-4600 x2117   adelyani@casanh.org
   

Support group/in-service training for CASA volunteers who work out of the Derry Family Court.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Did you know that sharpies can create beautiful art? Every other Tuesday, we’ll get together to “Sharpie” Pen/Pencil Cases, Mugs, “Watercolor” Tiles, Worry Stones, Clay Pendants, and Candle Holders.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ages 5-7 Club Fun!  
    Contact: Kathy Musto     kathym@derrypl.org
   

It's Pumpkin Time in New England!

Celebrate by making and playing with your own Pumpkin Play-Dough!

For Ages 5-7*

* Children ages 5-7 must have an adult with them in the library.

Registration Required and will open on September 13th.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Write Free or Die  
    Contact: Dean Quarrell     DeanQ@comcast.net
   

Flash Fiction presentation and critique

    Location: Meeting Room B

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Autism Parents Support Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marla.soucy@gmail.com
   

Provide emotional support and resources to parent of children with special needs.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A Night of Paranormal Discovery  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Paranormal Treks will share some of their more memorable cases, stories and evidence from their paranormal investigations in New England.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Homeschool Spooky Art Club  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on Sepetember 13.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Art Club  
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on September 13.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Craft Club!  
    Contact: Courtney Wason   603-432-6140   courtneyw@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a monthly crafting sesh! There will be a pre-selected craft each month, but crafters are also welcome to bring their own projects and get input from others. This club is geared toward adults, but teen crafters are more than welcome! If you plan on participating in our pre-determined craft, you must register to reserve your materials. Otherwise, crafters can drop in with their own projects!

October's Craft: Fairy Lanterns!

We'll provide moss, jars, tea-lights, paint, and fairy silhouettes for you to create your own beautiful fairy lanterns to put out all season long. If you have your own jar that's *just right* please bring it (like a wide-mouthed pickle jar or another interesting-looking jar). Otherwise, we'll have basic Mason jars for crafters to use and take home.  

 


Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will chose a new cookbook for each meeting. Make something from the book and bring it in to share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and eat! Cookbooks will be available to borrow at the front desk. 

Contact Jessica @ jessicad@derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday October 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Halloween Costume Giveaway with The 'Good Witch' of Derry  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Please drop in to our meeting rooms, the Good Witch of Derry will be here to give out FREE Halloween Costumes!  Any costume donations you would like to make are welcome that morning as well.

 

   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ask a Muslim!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Join us for an open discussion where you can ask a Muslim anything. We welcome everyone in the sprirt of diversity, education, and open discussion.

Speaker Robert Azzi is an Arab American Muslim, photojournalist and columnist who was recently featured on New Hampshire Public Radio. 
He works to reduce misunderstandings between people of different faiths.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday October 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Columbus Day  
   

The library is closed for the Columbus Day holiday. 


Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Five Nights At Freddy's Fandom  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Five Nights at Freddy’s? Join us to make customized fidget spinners, fan art, character t-shirts, OCs and masks. We’ll wrap up the season with a FNaF pizza party/murder mystery afternoon!

Ages 12-18

No Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Friends of the Derry Libraries  
    Contact: Fred Kinsella   432-5604   fkkinsella@hotmail.com
   

Support group for the DPL and Taylor Library sharing ideas about fundraising, providing programs and special services.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drum Workshop  
   

Let’s Play Music’s Drum Set Workshop

Find your rhythm! Learn to play a basic rock beat, the foundation of all pop music. Join us for a fun and informative workshop on drum basics. This hands-on interactive workshop will also include demonstrations on a variety of styles like jazz, funk, blues and Latin.

This workshop is provided free of charge by Let’s Play Music as part of their outreach initiative to build music appreciation and literacy in the community.  Let’s Play Music offers a full array of programming including private lessons, rock bands, choral groups and community performances in Derry, Manchester, Hooksett and Salem NH.  For more info visit letsplaymusic.com.

Your presenter will be Let’s Play Music’s musical director, Wil Latulippe.  Wil is a former New England Music Festival Drum Champion and currently teaches percussion at Let’s Play Music.  

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jessica Drouin   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy watching Independent, Foreign, and Classic films? What about discussing them? Join our IFC film group and make it happen! We will provide the film for you to watch at home, and the discussion will be here on the 2ndWednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. No registration is required.

Films will be available to pick up at our front desk and are loanable for one week.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ghost Stories!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Members of the New England Broad Universe writers' group will read original ghost stories sure to shiver your spine and have you looking over your shoulder all the way home.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Homeschool Spooky Art Club  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on Sepetember 13.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Are you great at logic puzzles, clues, codes, ciphers and mysteries? Join us for our monthly escape room as we try to unlock mystery upon mystery before it’s too late. Ready in 5….4….3….2….1.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Art Club  
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on September 13.

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Greater Derry Creative Women Writers Group  
    Contact: Amanda Marasca     Amanda.Marasca@philips.com
   

Women writers of all ages and skill sets meet monthly to critique original writings, share information and offer seminars on topics related to writing.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday October 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Derry Reader's Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DPL Trustees Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Open to the public.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Did you know that sharpies can create beautiful art? Every other Tuesday, we’ll get together to “Sharpie” Pen/Pencil Cases, Mugs, “Watercolor” Tiles, Worry Stones, Clay Pendants, and Candle Holders.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Ages 5-7 Club Fun!  
    Contact: Kathy Musto     kathym@derrypl.org
   

Bones! Bones! Dinosaur Bones!

How do we know what dinosaurs looked like or ate, how tall they were, or how fast they could run?  Join Miss Kathy to learn the answers to these questions and more!  Short video and dinosaur craft included.

*Ages 5-7 Registration required and opens on September 26th

*Children ages 5-7 must have an adult with them in the library.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Homeschool Hangout  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Welcoming homeschooling families to "hangout" in our meeting room. What you do with the space is up to you. Many games, puzzles, crayons, scrap paper are available to use, or feel free to bring a favorite game or activity of your own to share!  This is a friendly and relaxed space for families to gather and connect.  For ages 12 and under and a caregiver.

Questions?  Email Ray at rayf@derrypl.org

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Derry Library Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-1640   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you like to read?  Do you often wish to discuss the book or want to know what others think of it?  Well we have just the thing. Take part in our evening book group!  We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and the book will be available for pick-up at the front desk.   Come join the discussion!  


Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Homeschool Spooky Art Club  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on Sepetember 13.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Art Club  
   

For ages 8-11. Each week we will craft a super-sized Spooky Halloween Decoration, and as time allows each week we either share a spooky trick, treat or tale!

Registration is required and will open on September 13.


Friday October 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Service Link Med D Enrollment  
    Contact: Donna Leitner   893-9769   
   

Assisting Medicare beneficiaries during Part D annual enrollment

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 


Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hyla Brook Poets  
    Contact: Bob Crawford     bobik9@aol.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Hyla Brook Poets

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Service Link Med D Enrollment  
    Contact: Donna Leitner   893-9769   
   

Assisting Medicare beneficiaries during Part D annual enrollment

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Haunted Places of Greater Derry  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come learn about the haunted locations of Derry and beyond! Who knows- you may hear evidence!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Five Nights At Freddy's Fandom  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Five Nights at Freddy’s? Join us to make customized fidget spinners, fan art, character t-shirts, OCs and masks. We’ll wrap up the season with a FNaF pizza party/murder mystery afternoon!

Ages 12-18

No Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM One Spooky Night  

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Service Link Med D Enrollment  
    Contact: Donna Leitner   893-9769   
   

Assisting Medicare beneficiaries during Part D annual enrollment

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Smile, Sisters, or Babysitters Club by Raina Telgemeier, Awkward or Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, or the Bone series by Jeff Smith? Join us for a Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club. How does it work? Bring a favorite graphic novel to share with the group, then we’ll work on graphic novels of our own. Ages 10-18


This is a DPL Bridge Program. Ages 10-18 welcome to attend. No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH  
   

The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part time but are home with their children during the day.

Open to mothers of all ages in greater Derry NH, the group's activities include guest speakers, playgroups and special activities for mothers and/or their children.  The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH also performs service projects to support families and children in our area.

For more information, please visit our website at www.momsclubofderrynh.webs.com or e-mail us at moms_club_of_derry_nh@yahoo.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, September 26th.


Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Did you know that sharpies can create beautiful art? Every other Tuesday, we’ll get together to “Sharpie” Pen/Pencil Cases, Mugs, “Watercolor” Tiles, Worry Stones, Clay Pendants, and Candle Holders.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Autism Parents Support Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marla.soucy@gmail.com
   

Provide emotional support and resources to parent of children with special needs.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.


Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Craft Club!  
    Contact: Courtney Wason   603-432-6140   courtneyw@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a monthly crafting sesh! There will be a pre-selected craft each month, but crafters are also welcome to bring their own projects and get input from others. This club is geared toward adults, but teen crafters are more than welcome! If you plan on participating in our pre-determined craft, you must register to reserve your materials. Otherwise, crafters can drop in with their own projects!

November craft: Marbled paper and cards

November is the perfect time to start building your stock of beautiful homemade cards. Join us for a fun evening of using shaving cream and food coloring to make beautiful marbled designs on card stock. There will be other materials available to decorate your cards, as well!

 


Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will chose a new cookbook for each meeting. Make something from the book and bring it in to share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and eat! Cookbooks will be available to borrow at the front desk. 

Contact Jessica @ jessicad@derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Renaissance Kids--Flight!  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Chris from Renaissance Kids to learn the physics of flight--lift, thrust, and drag!  We will do some fun hands on experiments and create a flying craft to take home.  The event will end with a flight story!

Ages 6-11 with caregiver.  Registration required and opens on October 13th.

 


Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Cottrell will be accompanied by his appropriately named Chinook, Tug.

Presented by Bob Cottrell and NH Humanities

 

Suggested ages 8 and up

 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Angels of Hope  
   

Provide support and hope, gather info and share challenges for people who have brain tumors.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM YOPD Support Group  
    Contact: Diane Cole     donaco6@aol.com
   

Provide opportunities for people affected with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers to connect for support, discussion and comaraderie.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CASA of NH  
    Contact: Angela Delyani   603-626-4600 x2117   adelyani@casanh.org
   

Support group/in-service training for CASA volunteers who work out of the Derry Family Court.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Five Nights At Freddy's Fandom  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Five Nights at Freddy’s? Join us to make customized fidget spinners, fan art, character t-shirts, OCs and masks. We’ll wrap up the season with a FNaF pizza party/murder mystery afternoon!

Ages 12-18

No Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Write Free or Die  
    Contact: Dean Quarrell     DeanQ@comcast.net
   

Flash Fiction presentation and critique

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Genealogy Roundtable  
    Contact: Janet Bhagat   603-818-3871   
   

Informally share tips about genealogy research and assist each other in their personal research.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jessica Drouin   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy watching Independent, Foreign, and Classic films? What about discussing them? Join our IFC film group and make it happen! We will provide the film for you to watch at home, and the discussion will be here on the 2ndWednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. No registration is required.

Films will be available to pick up at our front desk and are loanable for one week.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM World War I Songs and Stories  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Ramblin' Richard returns!

 

It was 100 years ago.  The United States declared war on Germany in 1917 and we became participants in World War I.  Europe was in turmoil in the early teens, monarchies were flexing their muscles seeking to expand their borders, and their emboldened leaders brought war to the continent.  The “Great War” had begun a few years earlier in 1914 and ended in 1918 with the November 11 th armistice.   But then an unexpected event burst onto the scene, tragically taking many more lives than the war itself.  Richard tells this compelling story, as well.


Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Are you great at logic puzzles, clues, codes, ciphers and mysteries? Join us for our monthly escape room as we try to unlock mystery upon mystery before it’s too late. Ready in 5….4….3….2….1.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Greater Derry Creative Women Writers Group  
    Contact: Amanda Marasca     Amanda.Marasca@philips.com
   

Women writers of all ages and skill sets meet monthly to critique original writings, share information and offer seminars on topics related to writing.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday November 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 


Saturday November 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Veterans Day  
   

The library is closed in honor of Veterans Day.


Monday November 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.


Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Did you know that sharpies can create beautiful art? Every other Tuesday, we’ll get together to “Sharpie” Pen/Pencil Cases, Mugs, “Watercolor” Tiles, Worry Stones, Clay Pendants, and Candle Holders.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Homeschool Hangout  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Welcoming homeschooling families to "hangout" in our meeting room. What you do with the space is up to you. Many games, puzzles, crayons, scrap paper are available to use, or feel free to bring a favorite game or activity of your own to share!  This is a friendly and relaxed space for families to gather and connect.  For ages 12 and under and a caregiver.

Questions?  Email Ray at rayf@derrypl.org

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Derry Library Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-1640   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you like to read?  Do you often wish to discuss the book or want to know what others think of it?  Well we have just the thing. Take part in our evening book group!  We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and the book will be available for pick-up at the front desk.   Come join the discussion!  


Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 


Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Derry Reader's Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hyla Brook Poets  
    Contact: Bob Crawford     bobik9@aol.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Hyla Brook Poets

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guitar Workshop  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Let's Play Music Guitar Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of being on stage and shredding a solo on guitar? Or maybe you just want to know the basics to strum some chords on your acoustic? Join us for a fun and informative hands-on workshop where you will learn about some of the many musical styles that feature guitar. Examples of these styles will be performed to showcase the versatility of the instrument. Students will then be invited to try out a guitar and jam with the teacher!  

This workshop is provided free of charge by Let’s Play Music as part of their outreach initiative to build music appreciation and literacy in the community.  Let’s Play Music offers a full array of programming including private lessons, rock bands, choral groups and community performances in Derry, Manchester, Hooksett and Salem NH.  For more info visit letsplaymusic.com.

Your presenter will be Let’s Play Music’s guitar department chair, Daniel Saunders.  Daniel is a published musician and former professor at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. 

No registration required--everyone is welcome!


Monday November 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 17th.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DPL Trustees Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Open to the public.


Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Five Nights At Freddy's Fandom  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Five Nights at Freddy’s? Join us to make customized fidget spinners, fan art, character t-shirts, OCs and masks. We’ll wrap up the season with a FNaF pizza party/murder mystery afternoon!

Ages 12-18

No Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closing at 5 pm  
   

The library is closing at 5 pm tonight for Thanksgiving.

Happy cooking and traveling!


Thursday November 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Thanksgiving  
   

The library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy cooking and traveling!


Friday November 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Thanksgiving  
   

The library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy cooking and traveling!


Monday November 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 


Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Did you know that sharpies can create beautiful art? Every other Tuesday, we’ll get together to “Sharpie” Pen/Pencil Cases, Mugs, “Watercolor” Tiles, Worry Stones, Clay Pendants, and Candle Holders.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Writer's Group  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Gather around the teen table, this fall, to get creative, share stories and use your imaginations.


Ages 12-18

    Location: Teen Space

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love Smile, Sisters, or Babysitters Club by Raina Telgemeier, Awkward or Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, or the Bone series by Jeff Smith? Join us for a Graphic Novel Workshop and Book Club. How does it work? Bring a favorite graphic novel to share with the group, then we’ll work on graphic novels of our own. Ages 10-18


This is a DPL Bridge Program. Ages 10-18 welcome to attend. No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will chose a new cookbook for each meeting. Make something from the book and bring it in to share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and eat! Cookbooks will be available to borrow at the front desk. 

Contact Jessica @ jessicad@derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Angels of Hope  
   

Provide support and hope, gather info and share challenges for people who have brain tumors.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM YOPD Support Group  
    Contact: Diane Cole     donaco6@aol.com
   

Provide opportunities for people affected with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers to connect for support, discussion and comaraderie.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Genealogy Roundtable  
    Contact: Janet Bhagat   603-818-3871   
   

Informally share tips about genealogy research and assist each other in their personal research.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CASA of NH  
    Contact: Angela Delyani   603-626-4600 x2117   adelyani@casanh.org
   

Support group/in-service training for CASA volunteers who work out of the Derry Family Court.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Write Free or Die  
    Contact: Dean Quarrell     DeanQ@comcast.net
   

Flash Fiction presentation and critique

    Location: Meeting Room B

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Autism Parents Support Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marla.soucy@gmail.com
   

Provide emotional support and resources to parent of children with special needs.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM DIY Holiday Gift Extravaganza  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Don't want to go anywhere near a mall this Holiday season? Come make something to give your loved ones! Make your own cards, soaps, jewelry, candles, ornaments, and more!

Attendees will be permitted to enter until 7:30PM. Registration is required.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Night Craft Club!  
    Contact: Courtney Wason   603-432-6140   courtneyw@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a monthly crafting sesh! There will be a pre-selected craft each month, but crafters are also welcome to bring their own projects and get input from others. This club is geared toward adults, but teen crafters are more than welcome! If you plan on participating in our pre-determined craft, you must register to reserve your materials. Otherwise, crafters can drop in with their own projects!

December craft: DIY bath bombs!

Make some as a gift or keep 'em for yourself; these DIY bath fizzies are easy and fun to make! Food coloring, Epsom salt, essential oil, and a few other easy ingredients make these a breeze to put together. We'll have all the ingredients on hand, but if you have favorite molds or essential oils, bring them along!

 


Friday December 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Derry Reader's Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. 

Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

 

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.


Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun!

Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity.

PJs and blankies welcome.  Ages 2-7.  No registration required.

 


Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth - walking).

Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jessica Drouin   603-432-6140   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you enjoy watching Independent, Foreign, and Classic films? What about discussing them? Join our IFC film group and make it happen! We will provide the film for you to watch at home, and the discussion will be here on the 2ndWednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. No registration is required.

Films will be available to pick up at our front desk and are loanable for one week.


Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Greater Derry Creative Women Writers Group  
    Contact: Amanda Marasca     Amanda.Marasca@philips.com
   

Women writers of all ages and skill sets meet monthly to critique original writings, share information and offer seminars on topics related to writing.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Tunes & Tales  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime with Mr. Ray for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Engages children in early literacy by using music, finger plays, props, & movement.

No registration required.

 


Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hyla Brook Poets  
    Contact: Bob Crawford     bobik9@aol.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Hyla Brook Poets

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 18, 2017
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot A  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.

   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Mondays! Time Slot B  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

It's back! Minecraft Mondays!  AND Due to popular demand, there are 2 different times! 

Please choose 1 time slot-- whichever works best for you.

Come in & join other Minecraft enthusiasts as you play together in our own DPL realm.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 14th.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come color with us!

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DPL Trustees Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Open to the public.


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Homeschool Hangout  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Welcoming homeschooling families to "hangout" in our meeting room. What you do with the space is up to you. Many games, puzzles, crayons, scrap paper are available to use, or feel free to bring a favorite game or activity of your own to share!  This is a friendly and relaxed space for families to gather and connect.  For ages 12 and under and a caregiver.

Questions?  Email Ray at rayf@derrypl.org

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Derry Library Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Jessica   603-432-1640   jessicad@derrypl.org
   

Do you like to read?  Do you often wish to discuss the book or want to know what others think of it?  Well we have just the thing. Take part in our evening book group!  We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and the book will be available for pick-up at the front desk.   Come join the discussion!  


Monday December 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Christmas  
   

The library is closed for the Christmas holiday. 

Merry Christmas!


Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH  
   

The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part time but are home with their children during the day.

Open to mothers of all ages in greater Derry NH, the group's activities include guest speakers, playgroups and special activities for mothers and/or their children.  The MOMS Club® of Derry, NH also performs service projects to support families and children in our area.

For more information, please visit our website at www.momsclubofderrynh.webs.com or e-mail us at moms_club_of_derry_nh@yahoo.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday January 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed - New Year's Holiday  
   

The library is closed - Happy New Year!


Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Laughter Therapy  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Laugh the winter blues away!
 

Saundra Maisey – Granite State Giggles, Laugh Free and Live!

 

Saundra Maisey is a Certified Laughter Leader (CLL) with the World Laughter Tour, based out of Columbus, OH.  She has held that title since completing training in August of 2005.  As a CLL, Saundra leads groups of all kinds and sizes to help people find more laughter in their lives and understand why laughter is so good for us.  The physical act of laughing helps to increase the endorphin levels (these make us feel good), and lower the cortisol levels (these cause us to feel stressed) in our bodies.  Join us for and evening of laughter and find more ways to put laughter back in your life. 


Wednesday January 31, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Recycling, Manufacturing, and your North Face jacket  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come learn about how the plastic you use and recycle helps local businesses and finds its way into everyday items! An all-ages program to learn about recycling and manufacturing!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Organizing and Downsizing-It's Really Not That Bad!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Need to reorganize your life? This is the program for you!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talke: Benjamin Ludwig  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a night with new Hampshire resident and Ginny Moon author Benjamin Ludwig- bring your books and your questions!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abandonment of Keene and other Monadnock area towns during the French and Indian Wars. Despite this, little is known about the Abenaki, and conventional histories often depict the first Europeans entering an untamed, uninhabited wilderness, rather than the homeland of people who had been there for hundreds of generations. Robert Goodby discusses how the real depth of native history was revealed when an archaeological study prior to construction of the new Keene Middle School discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age. Undisturbed for 12,000 years, the site revealed information about the economy, gender roles, and household organization of the Granite State's very first inhabitants, as well as evidence of social networks that extended for hundreds of miles across northern New England.

Presented in part with NH Humanities.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: Dan Szczesny on Mount Washington  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come hear renown local author Dan Szczesny talk about his year-long study of Mount Washington.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

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