Derry Public Library

64 E Broadway, Derry NH 03038 603.432.6140

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Sunday June 17, 2018 -  Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Teen Summer Read Challenge  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Join our summer reading bingo challenge. Every time you complete 5 in a row, return your card for a prize and to be entered into the raffle. The raffle will be drawn during the End of Summer Party on August 9th, 3:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday July 23, 2018
   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 July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tinkergarten  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Tinkergarten will be bringing the magic of pretend play to life after reading the story of Stone Soup! Children will use a pot, some water, a stone, ingredients they collect, and work together to brew a magical pot of soup fit to feed the whole town!

Children will be learning through the play - developing teamwork and collaboration, as well as using behavioral schemas like rotation, transporting, and transforming but most of all, they'll be having FUN!

For ages 18 mos - 8 yrs. Registration required and will open on July 3rd.

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

Let’s make stuff!

July 24th: Soap Rocks

Ages 12-18 (Rising Sixth Graders Welcome)

Registration appreciated, but not necessary

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 July 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Raymond 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 Writers: Find Your Beat  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Writers group continues with story and beat poetry this summer! Join us to share your novels, poetry and art.

Ages 12-18 (Rising Sixth Graders Welcome)

Registration appreciated, but not necessary.

 

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Derry's Backyard Wildlife - Reptiles and Amphibians  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Part 2 in TJ Cullinane's Derry's Wildlife series!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiesta! Make Ma-Rock-as!  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Join us for a fiesta! Our party will begin with a story to find out if dragons really love tacos, learn a few festive dances and work up our appetite for a yummy treat! We will make our own music too by creating our very own maracas.

All Ages with caregiver. Registration required and will open on July 5th.

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

Join local artist, Kristine Brock, to create great “rock” inspired art.

July 26th: Aboriginal Rock Painting

Ages 12-18 (Rising Sixth Graders Welcome)

Registration Required

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Craft Club!  
    Contact: Courtney Wason   603-432-6140   courtneyw@derrypl.org
   

Looking for a fun way to spend a Thursday night? Get creative with friends old and new at our Evening Craft Club! Geared toward adults but open to most ages, we encourage patrons to come and have fun making something special. Bring a friend, bring a snack, and bring your sense of humor as we embark on all types of exciting projects.

Tonight's craft: Waldorf Window Stars (back by popular demand!)

We did this over the winter, but it was so popular we'll do it again! Using translucent kite paper, we'll do some simple origami-style folding techniques to create beautiful designs to put in a sunny window. The sun glows through the stars like stained glass!


Friday July 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3 Explore!  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

We have so much to explore! Join us for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers’ growing minds.

Toddlers ages 1, 2, and 3 with their caregivers.

No registration required.

   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Stories and Snowcones  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Keep cool at the library with some fun stories and songs, followed by a Snowcone treat!

All ages.  Always fun!

No registration required.


Monday July 30, 2018
   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 July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Magician Scott Jameson  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it!

All ages with caregiver, arrive early space is limited.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM World Music and Food  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

We’ll be celebrating world music and food. Show up with a dish or come and enjoy what’s here while we jam and nosh through cultures.

July 31st: United Kingdom


Ages 12--18

Registration recommended, but not necessary.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 August 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Outreach Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marlasoucy@gmail.com
   

Networking with and providing resources and emotional support for local families of children who have special needs

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LIMITING SUGAR IN YOUR DIET- SUGAR DETOX 101  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Learn more about how foods high in sugar sneak in to our diet and effective ways to reduce them.
Part 3 of a 3 part nutrition series, presented by Southern New Hampshire Services

    Location: Meeting Room A & B
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: Dan Szczesny on Mount Washington  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But
Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers, and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty.
Come here stories and insight as Dan Szczesny talks about his new book The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington's Hidden Culture.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bagrock Style!  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

You may have heard of "Gangnam Style".  For this event, "We Will Rock You" when we dance and play games "Bagrock Style"

Ages 8-11 with caregiver.  Registration required and opens July 6th.

   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.

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

Registration Appreciated, but not necessary

 

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Campfire Stories  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

This event will be held at the Taylor Library.  Join Mr. Ray around the campfire for some storytelling fun, followed by some tasty S'mores.

For all ages--please bring a blanket to sit on.


Friday August 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3 Explore!  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

We have so much to explore! Join us for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers’ growing minds.

Toddlers ages 1, 2, and 3 with their caregivers.

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
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Stories and Snowcones  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

Keep cool at the library with some fun stories and songs, followed by a Snowcone treat!

All ages.  Always fun!

No registration required.


Monday August 6, 2018
   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 Grown-up AV Club  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Do you love movies, shows, books, comics, that were all a little bit off-beat? Never fear, the  Derry Public Library has a new group! Join us to discuss cult films and shows, anime, weird comics, and recommend titles to the group!

    Location: NH Room
   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 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Step Into Music  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

 

PROGRAM IS CANCELLED THIS TUESDAY

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Rock Band  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

The folks from Let's Play Music will be here for a hands-on introduction to all of your favorite rock band instruments.  Celebrate the summer of Libraries Rock by rocking out with us!

All ages with caregiver.  No registration required.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcake Wars: Libraries Rock!  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

THEME: Libraries Rock!

Come ready to compete for the best decorated cupcake. Top three leave with a prize. Everyone leaves with a delicious cupcake!

BRIDGE PROGRAM (Ages 10-18 welcome)

Registration Required

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale!  
   

It's time for our Summer Book Sale!

Stop in for some great bargains on summer reading, crafts, gardening, and cooking. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Derry Public Libraries - all proceeds go to funding library programs.

   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 August 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Raymond 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  -  7:30 PM Writers: Find Your Beat  
    Contact: Erin Robinson   603-432-6140   erinr@derrypl.org
   

Writers group continues with story and beat poetry this summer! Join us to share your novels, poetry and art.

Ages 12-18 (Rising Sixth Graders Welcome)

Registration appreciated, but not necessary.

 

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM What's Up in the Night Sky?  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

What you can see in the summer sky, with an observation on Thursday, 8/9, a 8:30 PM.

Presented by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Raymond 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.

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM End of Summer Party  
    Contact: Alexis MacDonald-Britton     alexismb@derrypl.org
   

Join us to celebrate the End of Summer Reading!

Dance to the tunes of Musician Matt Heaton. Enjoy a scoop of delicious Moo's ice cream!

For all ages.  No registration required.

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

Join us for snow cones, prizes, raffle drawings and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Craft Club!  
    Contact: Courtney Wason   603-432-6140   courtneyw@derrypl.org
   

Looking for a fun way to spend a Thursday night? Get creative with friends old and new at our Evening Craft Club! Geared toward adults but open to most ages, we encourage patrons to come and have fun making something special. Bring a friend, bring a snack, and bring your sense of humor as we embark on all types of exciting projects.

Tonight's craft: Friendship Bracelets

Courtney noticed friendship bracelets being sold at stores and thought, we can make those! Whether you used to be a bracelet-making fiend in middle school or you've never tied a single knot, making bracelets is a fun, easy way to chill out and make something you can enjoy right away. There's a bracelet for every ability level. They also make great gifts!

   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
   8:30 PM  -  9:00 PM What's up in the Night Sky- Skywatch  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Location: Broadview farm


Friday August 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3 Explore!  
    Contact: Raymond Fontaine     rayf@derrypl.org
   

We have so much to explore! Join us for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers’ growing minds.

Toddlers ages 1, 2, and 3 with their caregivers.

No registration required.

   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Friday Afternoon Book Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday August 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Musical Mondays  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Come sing your hearts out with us this summer! Get a feather boa and come diva out!


Tuesday August 14, 2018
   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 15, 2018
   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 August 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Mom's Network  
    Contact: Jessica Szalowski     dr.jess.dc@gmail.com
   

Informational/educational support for moms local to Derry interested in holistic living.


Monday August 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Board of Trustee Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Derry's Backyard Wildlife - Butterflies and Moths  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Part 3 in TJ Cullinane's Derry's Wildlife series!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday September 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Labor Day.


Tuesday September 4, 2018
   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 A

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Outreach Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marlasoucy@gmail.com
   

Networking with and providing resources and emotional support for local families of children who have special needs

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday September 7, 2018
   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 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 10, 2018
   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

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   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 13, 2018
   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 September 14, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Friday Afternoon Book Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday September 15, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Roving Beaders  
    Contact: Donna Cavalieri     info@therovingbeaders.com
   

Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday September 17, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Board of Trustee Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   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 Betty and Barney Hill program  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

 

Join us for an insightful evening as we take a look at the facts surrounding Betty and Barney Hill’s UFO encounter in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On September 19th, 1961 the Hill’s lives would be forever changed and the events of that night would make history. Their experiences would come to be known as one of the highest regarded alien abduction cases in the world. Who were Betty and Barney Hill? Were they credible?  What happened on that fateful September night? Was this the first abduction case? Is there any evidence?   We welcome you to join us on the 57th anniversary of the Hill’s encounter, as we answer these questions and many more.

 

Encountering History will be presented by Mike Stevens, founder of Granite Sky. Granite Sky is a New Hampshire based organization that focuses on providing support to those who have had extraterrestrial encounters. Mike is a seasoned paranormal researcher and investigator. He has worked to change the stigma surrounding the abduction phenomena by promoting public awareness of the subject and by encouraging and supporting other experiencers.  He was the initiating force behind the New Hampshire historical marker for Betty and Barney Hill’s UFO encounter. Mike has been interviewed in the past by newspapers, television, and radio about his involvement in the paranormal and UFO communities locally as well as internationally.

Visit www.GraniteSky.Org for more information.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday September 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Mom's Network  
    Contact: Jessica Szalowski     dr.jess.dc@gmail.com
   

Informational/educational support for moms local to Derry interested in holistic living.


Wednesday September 26, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A Visit With Queen Victoria  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

A Living History program on a Royal like no other- Queen Victoria! In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion.
Sally Mummey will perform this living history in proper 19th century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders.  

Presented in part with NH Humanities.

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Saturday September 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Apart Program  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Did you enjoy February's Take Apart program, or miss out? Never fear, there's another chance to take it apart!


 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Monday October 1, 2018
   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 2, 2018
   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 A

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Outreach Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marlasoucy@gmail.com
   

Networking with and providing resources and emotional support for local families of children who have special needs

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Spirits of the Granite State, Legends and Lore from New Hampshire  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Author Roxie Zwicker comes to Derry!


Friday October 5, 2018
   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 October 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Columbus Day.


Tuesday October 9, 2018
   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 10, 2018
   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 Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Learn about the wild weather of Mount Washington!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B

Thursday October 11, 2018
   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 12, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Friday Afternoon Book Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Board of Trustee Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Workshop  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Registeration required- 50 person cap.

Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful in every area of your life. Presenter Laura Klain has practiced mindfulness and meditation for over 20 years. She can testify to the amazing power of adding more Presence into your life!
 

    Location: Meeting Room A & B
   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 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Mom's Network  
    Contact: Jessica Szalowski     dr.jess.dc@gmail.com
   

Informational/educational support for moms local to Derry interested in holistic living.


Saturday October 20, 2018
   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
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Roving Beaders  
    Contact: Donna Cavalieri     info@therovingbeaders.com
   

Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday November 2, 2018
   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 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Molly Reid DAR  
    Contact: Jill Taylor   603-425-1784   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 5, 2018
   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 6, 2018
   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 A

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Outreach Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marlasoucy@gmail.com
   

Networking with and providing resources and emotional support for local families of children who have special needs

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 8, 2018
   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 9, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Friday Afternoon Book Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Veterans Day.


Wednesday November 14, 2018
   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 November 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Mom's Network  
    Contact: Jessica Szalowski     dr.jess.dc@gmail.com
   

Informational/educational support for moms local to Derry interested in holistic living.


Saturday November 17, 2018
   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
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Roving Beaders  
    Contact: Donna Cavalieri     info@therovingbeaders.com
   

Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday November 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Board of Trustee Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library closes at 5 pm for Thanksgiving.

   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 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Thanksgiving.


Friday November 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Thanksgiving.


Monday December 3, 2018
   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 4, 2018
   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 A

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Outreach Group  
    Contact: Marla Soucy     marlasoucy@gmail.com
   

Networking with and providing resources and emotional support for local families of children who have special needs

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday December 7, 2018
   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

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   6:30 PM Happy Holidays: Secular songs and stories throughout December  
    Contact: Liz Ryan, Adult Services Librarian   432-6140   lizr@derrypl.org
   

Ramblin Richard returns for a seasonal concert!

    Location: Meeting Room A & B
   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 13, 2018
   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 14, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Friday Afternoon Book Group  
   

Gather and discuss books as a group.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday December 15, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Roving Beaders  
    Contact: Donna Cavalieri     info@therovingbeaders.com
   

Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday December 17, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Board of Trustee Meeting  
   

Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   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 December 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Mom's Network  
    Contact: Jessica Szalowski     dr.jess.dc@gmail.com
   

Informational/educational support for moms local to Derry interested in holistic living.


Monday December 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Christmas Eve.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Christmas.


Monday December 31, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library closes at 3 pm for New Year's Eve.


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