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Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM 1-2-3 Explore  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Join Miss Alexis for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers' growing minds. Due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to Toddlers, ages 1, 2, & 3 only with their caregivers. No older siblings. Registration is NOT required.

   1:30 PM Bubble Art  
    Contact: Kathy Musto     kathym@derrypl.org
   

There is something so magical about blowing bubbles but adding paint to them makes them a one-of-a-kind creation of art! Join us as we blow bubbles with paint.  Brighten up someone’s day with a beautiful card of hydrangeas.  The effect bubbles make on paper is amazing and the experience is lots of fun! Old clothes, or smock highly recommended. 

Recommended Ages 5-11 with caregiver. Registration is required and will open on July 5th.  30 spaces available

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Recycled Paper Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   
Don’t throw that paper away! Join local artist Kristine Brock to learn how to create recycled journal art and book page bouquets.

Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders are welcome to attend).
Registration Required
    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday July 28, 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
   1:30 PM Stories and SnoCones  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Mr. Ray for a weekly storytime with a SnoCone treat. It's a great way to stay cool this summer!

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build Better Digital Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   
Join animator Nathaniel Diaz-Rua for a five week course on the open source software Inkscape. Learn the basics and start preparing your characters for animation.

Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders welcome to attend)

Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program for children ages 3-5 years old with their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy and pre-school activities.

No registration required.

   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 Art of Brewing Kombucha  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Learn how to make kombucha, a slightly sweet, fermented tea that is full of probiotics. Kombucha is an inexpensive way to help keep your gut and immune system working to its fullest. During class we will briefly cover the benefits, process of fermenting your own and even try samples. Participants who wish to begin brewing their own can take home a culture to begin right away!  

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Eileen Dugal     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime for children 12-36 months old and their caregivers, using music, finger plays, props, 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
   1:30 PM Build A Better Terrarium  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   

Planting our own gardens and caring for plants is a wonderful way to help build a better planet. Join Jenn for this hands on take home project. You’ll leave with your own terrarium to brighten your home.

All ages with caregiver.

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

Join us for the annual scavenger hunt! More intense and complex than ever, you’ll be following clues, logic puzzles, and ciphers to win the grand prize.

You may work in teams or by yourself.

Ages 12-18 (Rising 6th graders are welcome to attend)

Meet in the teen space

    Location: Teen Space
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale!  
   

The Friends of the Derry Public Libraries are having their summer book sales! Stop by for some great bargains. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
   

An evening storytime with emphasis on fun! Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity, PJs and blankies welcome.

Ages 2 -7 years.  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 August 2, 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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Moonlight Meadery- All about bees!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come for the honey tasting, stay for the education on honeybees!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM 1-2-3 Explore  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Join Miss Alexis for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers' growing minds. Due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to Toddlers, ages 1, 2, & 3 only with their caregivers. No older siblings. Registration is NOT required.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Eco-Rescue Club  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Build a better world with sustainable DIY projects! Join us to build biodegradable bird feeders, mini butterfly gardens, bat boxes and reusable snack bags.

Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders welcome to attend).

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Campfire Stories  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Summer nights were made for stories by the campfire! Gather around the fire pit with us at the Broadview Farm Conservation Land on Young Road in Derry for stories, and s’mores.   All ages with caregiver.

***This event is WEATHER PERMITTING.

 


Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM 2nd Annual Quidditch World Cup  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   
Calling all muggles! Join us for our second annual Quidditch World Cup. We’ll run through some Quidditch drills and rules and then have a quick pick-up Quidditch match. Be there or be a snitch! 

Ages 9-18 (This is a DPL Bridge Program)

 

    Location: MacGregor Park
   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
   1:30 PM Stories and SnoCones  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join Mr. Ray for a weekly storytime with a SnoCone treat. It's a great way to stay cool this summer!

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build Better Digital Art  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   
Join animator Nathaniel Diaz-Rua for a five week course on the open source software Inkscape. Learn the basics and start preparing your characters for animation.

Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders welcome to attend)

Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday August 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Story program for children ages 3-5 years old with 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 August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Eileen Dugal     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Toddler storytime for children 12-36 months old and their caregivers, using music, finger plays, props, and movement.

No registration required.

   1:30 PM Family Concert with Amy Conley  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join us for marvelously melodic family concert. Sing-along, dance-along, have a great time!

No registration required. Space is limited.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better World Book Club  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Interested in social justice issues? Join us to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas(June 20th), Being Jazz: My Life As A Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings (July 18th) and Be A Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters by Laurie Thompson (August 8th).

Pick up copies at the circulation desk

Ages 12-18 (Rising Sixth Graders Welcome to Attend)

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

Reschedule:

Don’t throw that paper away! Join local artist Kristine Brock to learn how to create recycled journal art and book page bouquets.
Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders are welcome to attend).

Registration Required

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories  
   

An evening storytime with emphasis on fun! Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity, PJs and blankies welcome.

Ages 2 -7 years.  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 August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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 Build Your Own Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   
Have you ever wanted to write your own Choose Your Own Adventure? Now’s the chance to give it a shot. Join us to learn how and to share your work with others.

Ages 12-18 (Rising sixth graders are welcome to attend).
    Location: Teen Space

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:00 AM 1-2-3 Explore  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Join Miss Alexis for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers' growing minds. Due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to Toddlers, ages 1, 2, & 3 only with their caregivers. No older siblings. Registration is NOT required.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen End of Summer Party  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Bring your reading log to redeem prizes, have some snacks and catch up before school begins again.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A & 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 August 11, 2017
   1:30 PM End of Summer Party!  
    Contact: Ray Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Help us celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program! Special guests include Elephant & Piggie!

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 August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday August 14, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM TED Talk Night: Leadership  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a night of viewing and discussion of TED talks. Tonight's topic is Leadership.


Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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!  

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Birdwatching: Derry's Raptors  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Presented by TJ Cullinane


Thursday August 17, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Bentley!  
    Contact: Jenn Morton   603-432-6140   jennm@derrypl.org
   

We welcome special guest Karen Clark and her therapy dog, Bentley, for this reading program. Bentley enjoys hearing stories. Pick out your favorite, and read aloud to him. Best for reluctant readers to encourage them to read on their own. Time with Bentley is limited to 10 minutes/child.

Registration required.


Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday August 21, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Eclipse Party!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come join us for a viewing of the eclipse! Snacks and refreshments will be available, as will glasses. Feel free to drop in anytime!

    Location: MacGregor Park
   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 August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Recipes for Repair: Lyme Disease and Food-Based Healing  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

NH continues to be among the highest ranked U.S. states for Lyme disease cases per capita.

NH state testing reveals that more than 50% of the ticks tested carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Learn more about Lyme disease prevention and food-based healing from Sunapee resident and author Laura Piazza, who has made nutrition a priority in her fight against Lyme disease.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Friday August 25, 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

Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday August 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM TED Talk Night: Your Best You  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a night of viewing and discussion of TED talks. Tonight's topic is Your best You/Self Improvement.


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday September 1, 2017
   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 September 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Summer Saturdays  
   

The library is closed Saturdays in summer, from July 1 through September 2. 

We will be open Saturdays beginning September 9.

 


Monday September 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed - Labor Day  
   

The library is closed for the Labor Day holiday. 

Happy grilling!


Tuesday September 5, 2017
   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  -  8:15 PM Write Free or Die  
    Contact: Dean Quarrell     DeanQ@comcast.net
   

Flash Fiction presentation and critique

    Location: Meeting Room B

Wednesday September 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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday September 8, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Derry Reader's Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 11, 2017
   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

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   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 September 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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 September 14, 2017
   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

Saturday September 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 September 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Your Own Bookmark  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

A new twist on adult coloring! Come color in a bookmark- make something for you, or for someone else!

    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 September 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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!  

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Night of Jazz  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a night of Jazz selections performed by musician Deanna Butler.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Saturday September 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Making Poetry Fun Again with Robert Crawford  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday September 25, 2017
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Making Poetry Fun Again: Part 2  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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.


Friday September 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

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.

    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
   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 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
   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  -  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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday October 6, 2017
   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
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ask a Muslim!  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

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.

Join us for an open discussion where you can ask a Muslim anything.

    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
   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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 16, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DPL Trustees Meeting  
   

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


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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!  


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

Come leanr about Derry's own hautned houses! Who knows- you may hear evidence!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday October 27, 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

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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday November 3, 2017
   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 November 4, 2017
   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
   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 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
   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  -  8:15 PM Write Free or Die  
    Contact: Dean Quarrell     DeanQ@comcast.net
   

Flash Fiction presentation and critique

    Location: Meeting Room B

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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
   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

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

The library is closed in honor of Veterans Day.


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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!  


Friday November 17, 2017
   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

Monday November 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DPL Trustees Meeting  
   

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


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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!


Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday December 1, 2017
   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
   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 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
   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  -  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: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.


Friday December 8, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Derry Reader's Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

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
   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

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
   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
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Jenn Morton     jennm@derrypl.org
   
 

A lapsit storytime for infants (birth-12 months) and their caregivers. Learn fingerplays, songs, and simple baby sign language to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap.

No registration required.

   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!


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 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

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