Monday August 8, 2022
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9:00 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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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

9:30 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 

9:30 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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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Adventures K-2 Make-up for 7/11

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 **CANCELLED FOR 7/11**

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
The registration period has ended.

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 **CANCELLED FOR 7/11**

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

The registration period has ended.

 
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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 10 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 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Adventures Grades 3-5 Make-up for 7/11

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 **CANCELLED FOR 7/11**

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
The registration period has ended.

Mondays 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 **CANCELLED FOR 7/11**

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

The registration period has ended.

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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Henna for Teens

Teens entering grades 6 & up are invited to a Henna demonstration at the library!

Join us for a presentation detailing the history, origins and traditions of henna. Then, each participant gets a professionally applied henna design! Jamilah Henna Creations uses her homemade henna dye using naturally derived henna powder, lemon juice, cajeput and lavender oil- never artificial dyes or chemicals.

Registration is required, and begins 2 weeks prior to the event.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Teens entering grades 6 & up are invited to a Henna demonstration at the library!

Join us for a presentation detailing the history, origins and traditions of henna. Then, each participant gets a professionally applied henna design! Jamilah Henna Creations uses her homemade henna dye using naturally derived henna powder, lemon juice, cajeput and lavender oil- never artificial dyes or chemicals.

Registration is required, and begins 2 weeks prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday August 10, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER LEGO Robotics

 

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting.

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

 

Kids entering grades 1-5 can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration is required for each meeting.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room


 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Cuisine: August Mug Treats

Come make (and eat!) a different mug treat each month!

Mug and all ingredients will be provided.

Registration is required for each session, limit 14

For teens entering grades 6-12.

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Come make (and eat!) a different mug treat each month!

Mug and all ingredients will be provided.

Registration is required for each session, limit 14

For teens entering grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday August 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Backyard Adventurers August Session

Backyard Adventurers is back, and IN PERSON! Join us on the library lawn for nature-themed crafts, activities, and stories.

For preschoolers and their adult, this program is outside, please dress accordingly. In the event of bad weather we will meet indoors.

This month's theme is COLORS!

CONTACT: Kristen Slepecki  8603499544  kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn
There are 8 spaces available.

Backyard Adventurers is back, and IN PERSON! Join us on the library lawn for nature-themed crafts, activities, and stories.

For preschoolers and their adult, this program is outside, please dress accordingly. In the event of bad weather we will meet indoors.

This month's theme is COLORS!

CONTACT:
  Kristen Slepecki
  8603499544
   kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

There are 8 spaces available.

 

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

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

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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 and July will be as follows:

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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
There is 1 space available.

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

There is 1 space available.

 
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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: Lauren Redfield  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:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

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

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


Monday August 15, 2022
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9:00 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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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

9:30 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 

9:30 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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6:00 PM
Hiking and Camping in Connecticut: A Brief History and Guide

August 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Join us for a talk by Eoin Horning-Kane, Naturalist Educator for Goodwin State Forest!

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 19 spaces available.

August 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Join us for a talk by Eoin Horning-Kane, Naturalist Educator for Goodwin State Forest!

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 19 spaces available.

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

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

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/16

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
There are 11 spaces available.

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/16

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

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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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
There are 4 spaces available.

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

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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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 and July will be as follows:

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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 and July will be as follows:

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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

 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


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Summer Reading Finale: Make Your Own Ice Cream

6 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

6 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


Friday August 19, 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: Lauren Redfield  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:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Monday August 22, 2022
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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/1-8/27 

9:30 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 

9:30 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 23, 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 August 25, 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 and July will be as follows:

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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 and July will be as follows:

July 7: House of Gucci (R)

July 14: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)

July 21: Dog (PG-13)

July 28: West Side Story, 2021 (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 26, 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: Lauren Redfield  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:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Saturday August 27, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tech Help with Teens!

Have a tech question you need answered? Want to learn more about what your phone, tablet, or laptop can do? Lachlan, our knowledgeable tech teen, is here to help! Come with a question or bring your device to learn more about it. Lachlan will help you with your tech questions in a patient and respectful manner.

Registration is helpful, but walk-ins are also welcome.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Have a tech question you need answered? Want to learn more about what your phone, tablet, or laptop can do? Lachlan, our knowledgeable tech teen, is here to help! Come with a question or bring your device to learn more about it. Lachlan will help you with your tech questions in a patient and respectful manner.

Registration is helpful, but walk-ins are also welcome.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday August 31, 2022
Thursday September 1, 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

Saturday September 3, 2022
Monday September 5, 2022
Thursday September 8, 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

Monday September 12, 2022
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6:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: Black Cake

Join us for a lively discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, September 12 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?
In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
 
 
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us for a lively discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, September 12 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?
In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday September 15, 2022
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6:00 PM
Long-Term Care in Connecticut: Costs and Medicaid Rules

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6 PM

Attorney Erin Duques returns to the library to discuss the ins and outs of long-term care in Connecticut. You’ll walk away understanding how you can properly protect your life savings and also learn about Medicaid and how it can help you pay for long-term care costs. Medicaid’s confusing rules, what it takes to apply, who can help you complete an application, and much more will be discussed. We’ll also cover strategies to protect your money if an unforeseen crisis arises.

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 27 spaces available.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6 PM

Attorney Erin Duques returns to the library to discuss the ins and outs of long-term care in Connecticut. You’ll walk away understanding how you can properly protect your life savings and also learn about Medicaid and how it can help you pay for long-term care costs. Medicaid’s confusing rules, what it takes to apply, who can help you complete an application, and much more will be discussed. We’ll also cover strategies to protect your money if an unforeseen crisis arises.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 27 spaces available.

Monday September 19, 2022
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6:00 PM
Local Author Book Talk with Greg Dillon

Monday, September 19 at 6 PM

Join us for a talk by CT author and retired law enforcement officer, Greg Dillon as he shares the story of his new book, The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs The FBI.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 29 spaces available.

Monday, September 19 at 6 PM

Join us for a talk by CT author and retired law enforcement officer, Greg Dillon as he shares the story of his new book, The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs The FBI.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 29 spaces available.

Wednesday September 21, 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 September 22, 2022
Friday September 23, 2022
Saturday September 24, 2022
Thursday September 29, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Introduction to Confucianism

Thursday, September 29 at 6 PM

At its core, Confucianism describes a way for us to live and grow together in our world—a way characterized at its best by joy, beauty, and harmony. By drawing on the greats of the Confucian tradition as well as modern feminists, psychologists, and even Jimi Hendrix, Growing Moral explains what Confucianism is and makes a case that it is worth trying out today. Author Stephen C. Angle will chat about the book, share a few passages, and looks forward to your questions and comments.

Stephen C. Angle Bio:
Stephen C. Angle has studied Chinese philosophy and Confucianism for more than three decades and is the author of five books. He happened upon China as a freshman at Yale in the 1980s, immersed himself in the language, and went on to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan. Angle has taught at Wesleyan University since 1994, and reports that his favorite comment from students is that they find his classes among the most “relevant” they take—even when studying twelfth-century medieval Confucianism.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 25 spaces available.

Thursday, September 29 at 6 PM

At its core, Confucianism describes a way for us to live and grow together in our world—a way characterized at its best by joy, beauty, and harmony. By drawing on the greats of the Confucian tradition as well as modern feminists, psychologists, and even Jimi Hendrix, Growing Moral explains what Confucianism is and makes a case that it is worth trying out today. Author Stephen C. Angle will chat about the book, share a few passages, and looks forward to your questions and comments.

Stephen C. Angle Bio:
Stephen C. Angle has studied Chinese philosophy and Confucianism for more than three decades and is the author of five books. He happened upon China as a freshman at Yale in the 1980s, immersed himself in the language, and went on to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan. Angle has taught at Wesleyan University since 1994, and reports that his favorite comment from students is that they find his classes among the most “relevant” they take—even when studying twelfth-century medieval Confucianism.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 25 spaces available.

Monday October 10, 2022
Thursday October 13, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Blue Skies on Distant Worlds as Seen by the James Webb Space Telescope

Blue Skies on Distant Worlds as Seen by the James Webb Space Telescope: A Talk by Professor Seth Redfield

Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM

Amazed and awed by the recent photographs of space from the James Webb Space Telescope? Join us for a talk by Professor Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University about his involvement with the James Webb Space Telescope and how it relates to his work on exoplanets!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 31 spaces available.

Blue Skies on Distant Worlds as Seen by the James Webb Space Telescope: A Talk by Professor Seth Redfield

Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM

Amazed and awed by the recent photographs of space from the James Webb Space Telescope? Join us for a talk by Professor Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University about his involvement with the James Webb Space Telescope and how it relates to his work on exoplanets!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 31 spaces available.

Monday October 17, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: Still Life

Join us for a lively discussion of Still Life by Sarah Winman! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, October 17 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

About Still Life:

Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amidst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and set off on a course of events that will shape Ulysses's life for the next four decades.
 
As Ulysses returns home to London, reimmersing himself in his crew at The Stoat and Parot—a motley mix of pub crawlers and eccentrics—he carries his time in Italy with him. And when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate, and returns to the Tuscan hills.

With beautiful prose, extraordinary tenderness, and bursts of humor and light, 
Still Life is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms. 

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

Join us for a lively discussion of Still Life by Sarah Winman! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Monday, October 17 at 6:30 PM, in person

Registration required.

About Still Life:

Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amidst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and set off on a course of events that will shape Ulysses's life for the next four decades.
 
As Ulysses returns home to London, reimmersing himself in his crew at The Stoat and Parot—a motley mix of pub crawlers and eccentrics—he carries his time in Italy with him. And when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate, and returns to the Tuscan hills.

With beautiful prose, extraordinary tenderness, and bursts of humor and light, 
Still Life is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms. 

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday October 19, 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! 

Friday November 11, 2022
Wednesday November 16, 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 November 24, 2022
Wednesday December 21, 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! 

Saturday December 24, 2022
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