Monday November 28, 2022

Can you complete 5 tasks in 5 weeks?

Pick up or print out a copy of the Durham Public Library’s Winter Reading Log.

Fill in a section of your light saber for each task you complete ( Tasks are listed on the back of your log)

Return your completed log by Monday, January 9th for a chance to win a Star Wars-themed prize and other surprises.

This program is open to kids & teens of all ages.

You can even print your logs from home, go HERE
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Can you complete 5 tasks in 5 weeks?

Pick up or print out a copy of the Durham Public Library’s Winter Reading Log.

Fill in a section of your light saber for each task you complete ( Tasks are listed on the back of your log)

Return your completed log by Monday, January 9th for a chance to win a Star Wars-themed prize and other surprises.

This program is open to kids & teens of all ages.

You can even print your logs from home, go HERE
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

Tuesday November 29, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:40 AM
All Ages Storytime and Playgroup

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are many spaces available.

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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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 November 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Fairy Tale STEM

Calling all homeschoolers in Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Join Miss Alex for some fun hands on STEM activities.

Help the Fairytale creatures solve some problems using your engineering, math, and science skills.

 

Registration is required for this 3 meeting course.

 

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

Calling all homeschoolers in Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Join Miss Alex for some fun hands on STEM activities.

Help the Fairytale creatures solve some problems using your engineering, math, and science skills.

 

Registration is required for this 3 meeting course.

 

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Thursday December 1, 2022

Find all the Star Wars pictures hidden in the Children’s Department and turn in your sheet at the front desk for a small reward. For all ages, drop-in, runs for the entire month. Play as many times as you like.

 
 

Find all the Star Wars pictures hidden in the Children’s Department and turn in your sheet at the front desk for a small reward. For all ages, drop-in, runs for the entire month. Play as many times as you like.

 
 
 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Matinees

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

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

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (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 will be as follows:

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (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 - 6:00 PM
Grades K-2 Crazy 8's Math Club

Join Miss Alex for fun, high-energy math activities for kids of all abilities. Activities include Bouncy Dice Explosion and Spy training. This Math Club is open to all kids in grades K through 2.

Registration is required for this multi-week program. You are registering for all sessions.

Meets Thursdays at 5 PM.

10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1.

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
The registration period has ended.

Join Miss Alex for fun, high-energy math activities for kids of all abilities. Activities include Bouncy Dice Explosion and Spy training. This Math Club is open to all kids in grades K through 2.

Registration is required for this multi-week program. You are registering for all sessions.

Meets Thursdays at 5 PM.

10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1.

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

The registration period has ended.

Friday December 2, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spanish Conversation Circle

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

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

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

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Saturday December 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
So You Want To Write A Novel!

A Writing Intensive with International Best-Selling Author Kristan Higgins

Saturday, December 3 from 10 am - 1 pm

Limited to 20 participants; registration required.

Have you always thought you had a great idea for a book? You’re not alone! Join Durham resident and New York Times and international bestselling author Kristan Higgins for this 3-hour seminar on plotting, structure, characterization and dialogue, as well as information about the publishing industry. No one was born published, and Kristan firmly believes that if you’ve ever thought about writing a book, you owe it to yourself to try.

Kristan Higgins bio:

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Entertainment Weekly, People, Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
The happy mother of two adult children and the grandmother of the world's cutest child, Kristan enjoys gardening, mixology, the National Parks and complimenting strangers on their babies. She lives in Durham with her heroic firefighter husband, Terence Keenan, a snuggly  dog and an indifferent cat.
CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

A Writing Intensive with International Best-Selling Author Kristan Higgins

Saturday, December 3 from 10 am - 1 pm

Limited to 20 participants; registration required.

Have you always thought you had a great idea for a book? You’re not alone! Join Durham resident and New York Times and international bestselling author Kristan Higgins for this 3-hour seminar on plotting, structure, characterization and dialogue, as well as information about the publishing industry. No one was born published, and Kristan firmly believes that if you’ve ever thought about writing a book, you owe it to yourself to try.

Kristan Higgins bio:

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Entertainment Weekly, People, Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
The happy mother of two adult children and the grandmother of the world's cutest child, Kristan enjoys gardening, mixology, the National Parks and complimenting strangers on their babies. She lives in Durham with her heroic firefighter husband, Terence Keenan, a snuggly  dog and an indifferent cat.
CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visit with Santa & Town Tree Lighting

Visit with Santa from 2:00-3:30 PM in the Children's Department, do some crafts, and have a small snack!  Then at 4PM head over to the Town Green for the Tree Lighting.

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

Visit with Santa from 2:00-3:30 PM in the Children's Department, do some crafts, and have a small snack!  Then at 4PM head over to the Town Green for the Tree Lighting.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Department

Tuesday December 6, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:40 AM
All Ages Storytime and Playgroup

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are many spaces available.

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday December 8, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Matinees

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

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

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (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 will be as follows:

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (PG-13)

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
European Christmas Markets

Thursday, December 8 at 6 PM, via Zoom.

Experience the magic of European Christmas traditions with Lisa Phillips of Bella Europa Travel! This informative program will introduce you to the different traditional foods, sweets and drinks found at each market as well as traditional handicrafts. Join us as we explore the main Christmas markets in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland! The program features beautiful photography to get you in the holiday spirit as well as interesting European New Year’s customs and traditions.

Registraion required to receive Zoom link; you will receive a Zoom link by 3:00 PM the day of the program.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.

Thursday, December 8 at 6 PM, via Zoom.

Experience the magic of European Christmas traditions with Lisa Phillips of Bella Europa Travel! This informative program will introduce you to the different traditional foods, sweets and drinks found at each market as well as traditional handicrafts. Join us as we explore the main Christmas markets in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland! The program features beautiful photography to get you in the holiday spirit as well as interesting European New Year’s customs and traditions.

Registraion required to receive Zoom link; you will receive a Zoom link by 3:00 PM the day of the program.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocoa & Crafts

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:40 AM
All Ages Storytime and Playgroup

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are many spaces available.

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to join Miss Alex every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in November & December for a storytime and playgroup to follow.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required. 

PLAYGROUP ONLY (NO STORIES) 11/1 &11/8

CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday December 15, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Matinees

Thursdays at 2 PM

Drop in, no registration required.

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

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (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 will be as follows:

December 1: Radium Girls (NR)

December 8: Midway (PG-13)

December 15:The Bishop's Wife (NR)

December 29: Thor: Love and  Thunder (PG-13)

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocoa & Crafts

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday December 16, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spanish Conversation Circle

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

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

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

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Saturday December 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Padawan Training

Train like the Jedi in a galaxy far far away (but actually at the Durham Public Library).

Padawans, ages 6-10, can join the Jedi masters of the Kessel Temple to learn the mysteries of the force. Be ready to defend yourselves from the Sith. Costumes with a good range of motion and visibility are encouraged, and training lightsabers are provided ( but not to keep)!

 

 

 
 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Train like the Jedi in a galaxy far far away (but actually at the Durham Public Library).

Padawans, ages 6-10, can join the Jedi masters of the Kessel Temple to learn the mysteries of the force. Be ready to defend yourselves from the Sith. Costumes with a good range of motion and visibility are encouraged, and training lightsabers are provided ( but not to keep)!

 

 

 
 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Monday December 19, 2022
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6:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: The Violin Conspiracy

Monday, December 19 at 6:30 PM, in person.

Join us for a lively discussion of The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Registration required.

About The Violin Conspiracy:

Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. 
 
When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

CONTACT: Lauren Redfield  8603499544  lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Monday, December 19 at 6:30 PM, in person.

Join us for a lively discussion of The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Registration required.

About The Violin Conspiracy:

Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. 
 
When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday December 21, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Winter Solstice Storytime

Families with children of all ages can join  Miss Alex for a special  Storytime about the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice.  Celebrate the beginning of winter with special stories, songs, and a craft. Registration is NOT required but strongly encouraged.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Families with children of all ages can join  Miss Alex for a special  Storytime about the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice.  Celebrate the beginning of winter with special stories, songs, and a craft. Registration is NOT required but strongly encouraged.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

There are many 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 December 22, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocoa & Crafts

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT: Alexandra Klaus  8603499544  aklaus@durhamlibrary.org
LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the month of December for cocoa, crafts, and chit-chat.

You are registering for all meetings.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Kid's Programming Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Saturday December 24, 2022
Monday December 26, 2022
Saturday December 31, 2022
Monday January 2, 2023
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Make a Mitten- All Month

10:30 AM to Close All Month

Design a mitten at the library. Then drop it off so we can hang it up and decorate

the library for the winter. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

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

10:30 AM to Close All Month

Design a mitten at the library. Then drop it off so we can hang it up and decorate

the library for the winter. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

 
CONTACT:
  Alexandra Klaus
  8603499544
   aklaus@durhamlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Department

Monday January 9, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Durham Public Library Book Club: Counterfeit

Monday, January 9 at 6:30 PM, in person

Join us for a lively discussion of Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Registration required.

About Counterfeit:

Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son, and a beautiful home—she's built the perfect life. But beneath this façade, Ava's world is crumbling: her marriage is falling apart, her expensive law degree hasn't been used in years, and her toddler's tantrums are pushing her to the breaking point.

Enter Winnie Fang, Ava's enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. Now, twenty years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. But the shy, awkward girl Ava once knew has been replaced with a confident woman of the world, dripping in luxury goods, including a coveted Birkin in classic orange. The secret to her success? Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now she needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business—someone who'd never be suspected of wrongdoing, someone like Ava. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences.

Swift, surprising, and sharply comic,
 Counterfeit is a stylish and feminist caper with a strong point of view and an axe to grind. Peering behind the curtain of the upscale designer storefronts and the Chinese factories where luxury goods are produced, Kirstin Chen interrogates the myth of the model minority through two unforgettable women determined to demand more from life.

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

Monday, January 9 at 6:30 PM, in person

Join us for a lively discussion of Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen! Copies of the book will be available to be checked out at the circulation desk.

Registration required.

About Counterfeit:

Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son, and a beautiful home—she's built the perfect life. But beneath this façade, Ava's world is crumbling: her marriage is falling apart, her expensive law degree hasn't been used in years, and her toddler's tantrums are pushing her to the breaking point.

Enter Winnie Fang, Ava's enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. Now, twenty years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. But the shy, awkward girl Ava once knew has been replaced with a confident woman of the world, dripping in luxury goods, including a coveted Birkin in classic orange. The secret to her success? Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now she needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business—someone who'd never be suspected of wrongdoing, someone like Ava. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences.

Swift, surprising, and sharply comic,
 Counterfeit is a stylish and feminist caper with a strong point of view and an axe to grind. Peering behind the curtain of the upscale designer storefronts and the Chinese factories where luxury goods are produced, Kirstin Chen interrogates the myth of the model minority through two unforgettable women determined to demand more from life.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday January 14, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Field Trip to the CT Historical Society

Saturday, January 14 at 10 AM

(Snowdate: Saturday, January 28)

Join the Durham Public Library for a field trip to the Connecticut Historical Society! We will meet in the parking lot of the CT Historical Society and enjoy a free guided tour!

Limited to 15 participants; registration required. Please register each participant separately, so we can ensure each person a spot.

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

Saturday, January 14 at 10 AM

(Snowdate: Saturday, January 28)

Join the Durham Public Library for a field trip to the Connecticut Historical Society! We will meet in the parking lot of the CT Historical Society and enjoy a free guided tour!

Limited to 15 participants; registration required. Please register each participant separately, so we can ensure each person a spot.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday January 16, 2023
Thursday January 26, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mystery Author Talk with Erika Maren Steiger

Thursday, January 26 at 6 PM via Zoom

Join author Erika Maren Steiger as she returns for a talk about her latest mystery novel, The Leading Ladies! Erika will discuss her writing process, why she chose to incorporate genealogy, and creating a character with a series of stories to explore!

Copies of her book will be available for check out at the circulation desk starting in November!

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

Thursday, January 26 at 6 PM via Zoom

Join author Erika Maren Steiger as she returns for a talk about her latest mystery novel, The Leading Ladies! Erika will discuss her writing process, why she chose to incorporate genealogy, and creating a character with a series of stories to explore!

Copies of her book will be available for check out at the circulation desk starting in November!

CONTACT:
  Lauren Redfield
  8603499544
   lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

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