Adult Programs

Summer reading isn’t just for kids! Play Summer Reading BINGO and be entered in our biweekly raffle. Click here to print out your summer reading BINGO card or pick up one in-person at the library.


AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS


Stargazing at the Library

Thursday, August 4 at 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us for some summer stargazing! We will use and learn about our telescope as well as what we can see in the night sky with our naked eye!

Registration required. Click here to register.

Hiking and Camping in Connecticut: A Brief History and Guide

Monday, August 15 at 6:00 PM

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

Registration required. Click here to register.

Tech Help with Teens!

Saturday, August 27 at 2 PM

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. Click here to register.


SEPTEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS


Long-Term Care in Connecticut: Costs and Medicaid Rules

Thursday, September 15 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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

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.

Registration required. Click here to register.


MONTHLY MEETUPS


Durham Public Library Book Club
Meets at the library once a month on Mondays at 6:30 pm.
Click here for a list of upcoming discussions.

Movie Matinees
Meets every Thursday at 2:00 pm.
Drop in; no registration required.
Click here for a list of upcoming films.

Drop-In Mah Jong
Meets every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, join us to play Mahjong on Tuesday afternoons! If you have a set, please bring it. Drop in; no registration required.

French Conversation Group
Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, via Zoom. Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Email Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org for registration information.

Spanish Conversation Group
Meets weekly on Fridays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, via Zoom. Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Email Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org for registration information.

Our special programs and events are sponsored by PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library.