Tuesday May 17, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday May 18, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
PALS Monthly Meeting

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Thursday May 19, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free Pediatric Eye Screening

The Middlefield Lions Club will be performing free pediatric eye screenings for children ages 1 through 6 at the Durham Public Library on Thursday, May 19th from 4-6 pm.

This service is being offered free of charge by the Middlefield Lions Club, under the Lions Eye Health Program administered by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation.

 The screening is fast and easy. A hand-held scanner is held 3 feet from the child and scans in 20 seconds. A complete printout will be given to the parent after the scan. Any unusual readings will be highlighted and the parent will be encouraged to see their own eye doctor for a follow-up evaluation.

If you are interested please stop by the library any time between 4-6pm

 

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

The Middlefield Lions Club will be performing free pediatric eye screenings for children ages 1 through 6 at the Durham Public Library on Thursday, May 19th from 4-6 pm.

This service is being offered free of charge by the Middlefield Lions Club, under the Lions Eye Health Program administered by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation.

 The screening is fast and easy. A hand-held scanner is held 3 feet from the child and scans in 20 seconds. A complete printout will be given to the parent after the scan. Any unusual readings will be highlighted and the parent will be encouraged to see their own eye doctor for a follow-up evaluation.

If you are interested please stop by the library any time between 4-6pm

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Friday May 20, 2022
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4:00 PM
Spanish Conversation Circle

Join us for weekly Spanish! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. This event, hosted by fluent Spanish speaker Marilyn Horn, meets each Friday on Zoom. New participants always welcome – please email Lauren Redfield at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT: L  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Join us for weekly Spanish! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. This event, hosted by fluent Spanish speaker Marilyn Horn, meets each Friday on Zoom. New participants always welcome – please email Lauren Redfield at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT:
  L
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesday May 24, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursday May 26, 2022
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

 
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6:00 PM
The Probate Process: What Is it and Why Do We Need It?

Thursday, April 28 at 6 PM

**POSTPONED: New date is May 26 at 6 PM**

In person, limit 25 people.

Registration required.

Not sure what probate is? You’re not alone! The Connecticut probate court oversees an orderly transfer of title of the decedent’s (deceased person’s) assets from the decedent’s name to his or her beneficiaries. Madison-based estate planning and elder law attorney Erin Duques will explain how the probate process works and you’ll learn the important steps you need to take in order to administer an estate. You’ll also learn about living trusts and how these tools can help avoid probate. And finally, you’ll learn about some of the potential pitfalls in the process and how careful planning can avoid them.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursday, April 28 at 6 PM

**POSTPONED: New date is May 26 at 6 PM**

In person, limit 25 people.

Registration required.

Not sure what probate is? You’re not alone! The Connecticut probate court oversees an orderly transfer of title of the decedent’s (deceased person’s) assets from the decedent’s name to his or her beneficiaries. Madison-based estate planning and elder law attorney Erin Duques will explain how the probate process works and you’ll learn the important steps you need to take in order to administer an estate. You’ll also learn about living trusts and how these tools can help avoid probate. And finally, you’ll learn about some of the potential pitfalls in the process and how careful planning can avoid them.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org


 
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7:00 PM
Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team Book Discussion

Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM, via Zoom

Join the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team for a book discussion of the graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy.

They Called Us Enemy recounts actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

They Called Us Enemy has won numerous prizes, including the 2020 Eisner Award, the highest honor in the comics industry.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk at the Durham Public Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM, via Zoom

Join the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team for a book discussion of the graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy.

They Called Us Enemy recounts actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

They Called Us Enemy has won numerous prizes, including the 2020 Eisner Award, the highest honor in the comics industry.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk at the Durham Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Monday May 30, 2022
Tuesday May 31, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday June 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sea Creature Scavenger Hunt

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Find all the sea creatures hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of June. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.

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Find all the sea creatures hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of June. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.

Thursday June 2, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM
French Conversation Circle

Calling all French speakers! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Facilitated by native French speaker Simone Howe. Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month on Zoom. Regular participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If this is your first time please email lredfield@durhamlibrary.org to receive the Zoom link for the online meeting. See you there!

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Calling all French speakers! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Facilitated by native French speaker Simone Howe. Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month on Zoom. Regular participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If this is your first time please email lredfield@durhamlibrary.org to receive the Zoom link for the online meeting. See you there!

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Saturday June 4, 2022
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8:00 AM
Birding for Bobolinks and More
A free bird walk will be given by Birding for Pleasure in Durham/Middlefield.
 
WHEN: Saturday June 4, 2022 at 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  Rain cancels
 
LOCATION: Meet at Fredrick White’s Farm open space (Durham Fair Grounds, 70 Maple Ave, Durham, CT 06422, USA).  
 
We will begin at Fredrick White’s Farm open space. Then we may drive 2 miles to Strickland Farm Conservation area with the focus on Bobolinks. 
 
An experienced birder, Melissa Baston will lead the walk.  Melissa is a board member of Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society and Connecticut Ornithological Association. Melissa helps to install and monitor American Kestrel boxes in Durham and throughout Connecticut.
 
Fredrick White’s and Strickland conservation fields both serve as important wildlife corridors for birds and insects, some of which are endangered or threatened. We will count the Bobolink. 
  • Bring your binoculars, drinking water, bug repellent and wear waterproof shoes or boots.  It may be very muddy.
  • Vortex binoculars are available to borrow with your library card at the Durham Public Library given through a grant by CVEF.
  • No dogs 
  • Social distance preferred. The wingspan of a bald eagle.
Birding for Pleasure is a nonprofit whose goal is to engage communities in conversation, restoration and enjoyment of nature focusing on birds, wildlife and their habitats.
email questions to birdingforpleasure@yahoo.com
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
A free bird walk will be given by Birding for Pleasure in Durham/Middlefield.
 
WHEN: Saturday June 4, 2022 at 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  Rain cancels
 
LOCATION: Meet at Fredrick White’s Farm open space (Durham Fair Grounds, 70 Maple Ave, Durham, CT 06422, USA).  
 
We will begin at Fredrick White’s Farm open space. Then we may drive 2 miles to Strickland Farm Conservation area with the focus on Bobolinks. 
 
An experienced birder, Melissa Baston will lead the walk.  Melissa is a board member of Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society and Connecticut Ornithological Association. Melissa helps to install and monitor American Kestrel boxes in Durham and throughout Connecticut.
 
Fredrick White’s and Strickland conservation fields both serve as important wildlife corridors for birds and insects, some of which are endangered or threatened. We will count the Bobolink. 
  • Bring your binoculars, drinking water, bug repellent and wear waterproof shoes or boots.  It may be very muddy.
  • Vortex binoculars are available to borrow with your library card at the Durham Public Library given through a grant by CVEF.
  • No dogs 
  • Social distance preferred. The wingspan of a bald eagle.
Birding for Pleasure is a nonprofit whose goal is to engage communities in conversation, restoration and enjoyment of nature focusing on birds, wildlife and their habitats.
email questions to birdingforpleasure@yahoo.com
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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9:30 AM
Plant Identification Walk

Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 AM

In person, meet at Curtis Woodlands. Directions will be provided.

Join Aubree Keurajian of Ungardening for a plant identification walk around Curtis Woodlands. You'll learn all about the local flora and fauna here in Durham!

Registration required.

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.

Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 AM

In person, meet at Curtis Woodlands. Directions will be provided.

Join Aubree Keurajian of Ungardening for a plant identification walk around Curtis Woodlands. You'll learn all about the local flora and fauna here in Durham!

Registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 20 spaces available.

Monday June 6, 2022
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6:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: The Island of Missing Trees

Join us for a lively discussion of The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, June 6 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he’s searching for lost love.

Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family’s troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world.

A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak’s best work yet.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Join us for a lively discussion of The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, June 6 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he’s searching for lost love.

Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family’s troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world.

A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak’s best work yet.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursday June 9, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Saturday June 11, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Art

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 14, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday June 15, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
PALS Monthly Meeting

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Thursday June 16, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Monday June 20, 2022
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank: Session A

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank: Session B

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:10 PM - 5:40 PM
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank: Session C

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank: Session D

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:20 PM - 6:50 PM
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank: Session E

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to our library. For families with children of all ages.

In order for everyone to have a one on one encounter, we will have 5 half-hour sessions. Please register for only one session. This program will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

All attendees must wash their hands with soap and water before the program, please NO hand sanitizer.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday June 22, 2022
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Retro Camp Crafts- Friendship Bracelets

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday June 23, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

 
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6:00 PM
Adult Camp: Library Lawn Games

Thursday, June 23 at 6 PM

Join us for an evening of lawn games at the library! Bring a friend and try out our new collection of lawn games!

Registration requested, but drop ins also welcome!

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Thursday, June 23 at 6 PM

Join us for an evening of lawn games at the library! Bring a friend and try out our new collection of lawn games!

Registration requested, but drop ins also welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Saturday June 25, 2022
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8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Birding for Bobolinks and More
A free bird walk will be given by Birding for Pleasure in Durham/Middlefield.
 
WHEN: Saturday June 25, 2022 at 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  Rain cancels
 
LOCATION: Meet at Fredrick White’s Farm open space (Durham Fair Grounds, 70 Maple Ave, Durham, CT 06422, USA).  
 
We will begin at Fredrick White’s Farm open space. Then we may drive 2 miles to Strickland Farm Conservation area with the focus on Bobolinks. 
 
An experienced birder, Matthew Bell will lead the walk.  Matt is a Travel Specialist at the Connecticut Audubon Society. He loves participating in citizen science, tour guiding, chasing rare birds in his free time, and meeting fellow birders from around the globe. Most of all, Matt enjoys sharing his passion for birds and conservation with others.
 
Fredrick White’s and Strickland conservation fields both serve as important wildlife corridors for birds and insects, some of which are endangered or threatened. 
  • Bring your binoculars, drinking water, bug repellent and wear waterproof shoes or boots.  It may be very muddy. 
  • Vortex binoculars are available to borrow with your library card at the Durham Public Library and Middlefield Levi E. Coe Library through a CVEF grant.
  • No dogs 
  • Social distance preferred. The wingspan of a bald eagle.
Birding for Pleasure is a nonprofit whose goal is to engage communities in conversation, restoration and enjoyment of nature focusing on birds, wildlife and their habitats.
email questions to birdingforpleasure@yahoo.com
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
A free bird walk will be given by Birding for Pleasure in Durham/Middlefield.
 
WHEN: Saturday June 25, 2022 at 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  Rain cancels
 
LOCATION: Meet at Fredrick White’s Farm open space (Durham Fair Grounds, 70 Maple Ave, Durham, CT 06422, USA).  
 
We will begin at Fredrick White’s Farm open space. Then we may drive 2 miles to Strickland Farm Conservation area with the focus on Bobolinks. 
 
An experienced birder, Matthew Bell will lead the walk.  Matt is a Travel Specialist at the Connecticut Audubon Society. He loves participating in citizen science, tour guiding, chasing rare birds in his free time, and meeting fellow birders from around the globe. Most of all, Matt enjoys sharing his passion for birds and conservation with others.
 
Fredrick White’s and Strickland conservation fields both serve as important wildlife corridors for birds and insects, some of which are endangered or threatened. 
  • Bring your binoculars, drinking water, bug repellent and wear waterproof shoes or boots.  It may be very muddy. 
  • Vortex binoculars are available to borrow with your library card at the Durham Public Library and Middlefield Levi E. Coe Library through a CVEF grant.
  • No dogs 
  • Social distance preferred. The wingspan of a bald eagle.
Birding for Pleasure is a nonprofit whose goal is to engage communities in conversation, restoration and enjoyment of nature focusing on birds, wildlife and their habitats.
email questions to birdingforpleasure@yahoo.com
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kids Tie-Dye

Children of all ages with an adult are invited to bring one (pre-washed) item of small cotton clothing to tie-dye at the library. Dye and other supplies will be provided. The item of clothing will need one additional rise and hot wash at home the next day. Please wear old clothes and arrive promptly for the instructions. Registration is required. This event will be held outside, weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Children of all ages with an adult are invited to bring one (pre-washed) item of small cotton clothing to tie-dye at the library. Dye and other supplies will be provided. The item of clothing will need one additional rise and hot wash at home the next day. Please wear old clothes and arrive promptly for the instructions. Registration is required. This event will be held outside, weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday June 27, 2022
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Adventures K-2

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Adventures Grades 3-5

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 28, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lemonade & Crafts June Session

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday June 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Drop-in Patriotic Craft

Children of all ages with an adult are encouraged to stop in to make a fun decoration for the 4th of July! No registration is required, just drop in any time between 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Supplies limited, first come first serve.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Department

Children of all ages with an adult are encouraged to stop in to make a fun decoration for the 4th of July! No registration is required, just drop in any time between 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Supplies limited, first come first serve.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Department

 

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Friday July 1, 2022
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Camping Scavenger Hunt

7/1-7/31 

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Find all the Camping images hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of July. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult. 

LOCATION: Children's Department

7/1-7/31 

10-30AM-Close 

Find all the Camping images hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of July. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult. 

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Kitchen

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday July 4, 2022
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday July 6, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday July 7, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Saturday July 9, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kids Tag Sale SET UP

SET UP FOR THE KIDS TAG SALE, REGISTERED FAMILIES ONLY

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid's items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age

Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

SET UP FOR THE KIDS TAG SALE, REGISTERED FAMILIES ONLY

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid's items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age

Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids Tag Sale

Rain Date 7/16

Set up 9AM-10AM

Sale 10AM-12PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid's items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age

Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

 

CONTACT: Patti Holden   8603499544  pholden@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Rain Date 7/16

Set up 9AM-10AM

Sale 10AM-12PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid's items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age

Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti Holden 
  8603499544
   pholden@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday July 11, 2022
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Adventures K-2

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: The Guncle

Join us for a lively discussion of The Guncle by Steven Rowley! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, July 11 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. 

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of "Guncle Rules" ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting - even if temporary - isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. 

With the humor and heart we've come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us for a lively discussion of The Guncle by Steven Rowley! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, July 11 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. 

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of "Guncle Rules" ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting - even if temporary - isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. 

With the humor and heart we've come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Adventures Grades 3-5

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lemonade & Crafts: July 12

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Wednesday July 13, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop

Feeling crafty?  Miss Kristen will run a punch needle workshop for teens entering grades 6-12. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Feeling crafty?  Miss Kristen will run a punch needle workshop for teens entering grades 6-12. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday July 14, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Friday July 15, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Kitchen

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday July 16, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids Tag Sale RAIN DATE

KIDS TAG SALE RAIN DATE

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Monday July 18, 2022
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Adventures K-2

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Adventures Grades 3-5

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scary Story Workshop with Jennifer Munro

Sharpen your writing skills and be entertained by accomplished storyteller Jennifer Munro. Jennifer will enthrall us with a scary story presentation, and teach us how to write some of our own to share around an actual campfire! Stay after the workshop for s’mores and an opportunity to share stories (scary or otherwise) with the group. This program is outside around a campfire (weather permitting), please dress accordingly. In the case of poor weather this workshop will take place inside. For teens entering grades 6-12, registration is required

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Sharpen your writing skills and be entertained by accomplished storyteller Jennifer Munro. Jennifer will enthrall us with a scary story presentation, and teach us how to write some of our own to share around an actual campfire! Stay after the workshop for s’mores and an opportunity to share stories (scary or otherwise) with the group. This program is outside around a campfire (weather permitting), please dress accordingly. In the case of poor weather this workshop will take place inside. For teens entering grades 6-12, registration is required

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Wednesday July 20, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
PALS Monthly Meeting

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Thursday July 21, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Saturday July 23, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Art

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday July 25, 2022
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Adventures K-2

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades K-2 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Adventures Grades 3-5

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Kids entering grades 3-5 can join Miss Alex Monday evenings for some STE(A)M adventures.

Registration opens two weeks before each meeting ( the 7/18 meetings open on 7/5).

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 26, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Family Yoga

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for Family Yoga with classes led by Children's Instructor Michelle Ann of Peaceful Chaos Yoga. Family Yoga is an engaging way to spend time as a family, outdoors and away from devices. Strengthen the bond between you and the child you care for, between your family and nature, and between your body and mind. Participate in partner poses, practice individually, and build strength and resilience, all while having fun. All ages welcome. Please register for each class, registration begins June 7th for all classes.

 
Classes will focus on helping people understand anyone can do yoga, regardless of mobility, flexibility, age, or body type.  Peaceful Chaos Yoga in Cromwell offers classes for all abilities, all levels, and all ages. https://www.peacefulchaosyoga.com/
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lemonade & Crafts: July 26

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9  5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5.

 
CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Wednesday July 27, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Retro Camp Crafts- Hemp Wish Bracelets

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday July 28, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Friday July 29, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Kitchen

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday August 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Camp Spirit Weeks at the Durham Public Library

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

 
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

 
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Woodland Creature Scavenger Hunt

8/1-8/31 

10-30AM-Close 

Find all the woodland creatures hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of June. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.

8/1-8/31 

10-30AM-Close 

Find all the woodland creatures hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of June. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.

Tuesday August 2, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday August 3, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesdays 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration opens 2 weeks before each meeting.  Limit 9 for each class.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Retro Camp Crafts- Boondoggle Keychains

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Retro Camp Crafts- Reverse Tie Dye

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Teen (Gr 6-12) Missed out on sleepaway camp this summer? Teens entering grades 6-12  are welcome to join Miss Kristen in making some summer camp classics. Crafts include hemp bracelets, reverse tie-dye, and more. Registration is required. Register online using the library’s calendar or call the library at 860-349-9544.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday August 4, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Monday August 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Camp Spirit Weeks at the Durham Public Library

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

 
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

 
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6:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

Join us for a lively discussion of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, August 8 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families - best friends and business partners - have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be - and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?

Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us for a lively discussion of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, August 8 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families - best friends and business partners - have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be - and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?

Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday August 9, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lemonade & Crafts August Session

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9

5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5. 

 
CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9

5 PM

Lemonade & Crafts is back, and in-person! Join us for some camp-themed crafts, and of course lemonade!

Registration is required for each meeting. For kids entering grades 3-5. 

 
CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM     

Thursday August 11, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farmers Market Storytime

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Green

A storytime for all ages on the Town Green. Weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Town Green

Friday August 12, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Kitchen

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Fridays 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/12.

Kids entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2022 can learn about kitchens and cooking in colonial times by making several simple popular recipes from around 1774.

All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required for the 4 session class. 

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday August 13, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Art

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Saturdays 6/11, 7/23, 8/13 

10:30 AM

Join Miss Alex to make some process art. Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration is required for each class . 

6/11: Field of Flowers 

7/23: Chalk it up

8/13: Trigger Spray Painting (EXTRA messy)

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday August 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Camp Spirit Weeks at the Durham Public Library

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

What’s camp without a little spirit?

Wear or bring the week's item to the library with you when you visit and receive a prize.

 

Week 1 (8/1-8/6) Color Wars. 

Wear either red or green to the library. We will tally which color was victorious and announce at the end of the week 

 

Week 2 (8/8-8/13) Camper Week

Dress as a camper, bonus points for a backpack with a book! Wear your favorite camp shirt, tie-dye, or hiking outfit.

 

Week 3 (8/15-8/20) Friends Forever

Bring a stuffed friend with you when you stop by this week.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

 
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

8/1-8/27 

10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library. No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

  1. DIY Binoculars (8/1-8/6)

  2. Hand campfires (8/8-8/13)

  3. Popsicle stick tents (8/15-8/20)

  4. Pompom caterpillars (8/22-8/27)

Tuesday August 16, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop In Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesdays, 2 - 4 PM

Drop in; no registration required.

Whether you're a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
PALS Monthly Meeting

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Want to get involved in your community? Join PALS, Friends of the Durham Public Library! We raise money for programs, museum passes, special events and projects. From the book sale to our annual mini-golf night out, PALS exists solely to support the library and provide funds not covered in the budget. Meeting are monthly (and not mandatory) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. We’d love to have you! 

Thursday August 18, 2022

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

Join us each Thursday at 2 pm for a movie matinee! The movies in June will be as follows:

June 2: Belfast (PG-13)

June 9: King Richard (PG-13)

June 16: To Sir, With Love (NR)

June 23: American Underdog (PG)

June 30: The Courier (PG-13)

 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading Finale: Make Your Own Ice Cream

 4 PM Session.

Put a cherry on top of your summer!

Come make (& eat) your own homemade ice cream. All ages welcome, with an adult.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 4 PM Session.

Put a cherry on top of your summer!

Come make (& eat) your own homemade ice cream. All ages welcome, with an adult.