Saturday, December 17th at 10:30AM
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)!
Registration is required, but space is limited. Registration opens on 12/3/22.
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 lightsaber 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.
Below is the Kids’ copy for print:
Below is the Teen copy for print:
Grades 3-5. Thursday evenings in December.
Thursdays 12/8, 12/15. 12/22
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.
Please register HERE. Registration opens on 11/17/22.
NEW MUSEUM PASS! PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library has generously provided a discount admission pass to the Mark Twain House and Museum. Check it out or check out our full list of passes here and start exploring!
Enter for a chance to win a Visa gift card of up to $150.
Contest Dates: April 1 – 30
Over 140 Connecticut libraries are proud to participate in the Connecticut Library Association’s Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program. To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit all of the participating Connecticut public libraries. Each library has its own architecture, vibe and collection to explore and browse! The program is open to adults and children, and the hope is that it encourages residents to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries. Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children. Each age group will have two winners; one chosen in a random drawing and one “Top Traveler” prize awarded to the patron in each age group who has visited the most libraries. (A tie will be broken by a random drawing.)
Ask for your Passport at the circulation desk today & begin participating on April 1st! Click Here for a List of Participating Libraries
This is a Connecticut Library Association initiative.
February is for showing our love and what can you love more than a puppy!?! Join us for songs, fingerplay, stories, and more about one of our favorite animals…puppies.
Bring your pets and grab something to shake!
Saturday Feb 19, 2022 at 10:30 am on Zoom. Click Here to Register.
Looking for a new book suggestion? We can help you! Use one of the forms to let us know what you like (and what you don’t) and we’ll send you some titles and authors to try. This service is available for all ages:
Children (Grades 1-6): http://goo.gl/forms/In9QHjzBoJ
Teens (Grades 7-12): http://goo.gl/forms/fM7yGG2TJu
Due to the anticipated bad weather, the Safety PAWtrol program has been postponed. The new date is Friday, July 30 at 3:00 PM.
Thursday, July 8 at 3PM – For kids in grades K -5
Discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language!
Event will be outside; masks required. Registration required. Register HERE.
Wednesday, April 7 at 6 PM. Visit the 1930s home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who lived at 97 Orchard Street in New York City! Via Zoom, take a tour of one of the Tenement Museum’s landmarks led by staff of the museum! We’ll explore their daily lives and experiences as immigrants living through the Great Depression. How did they manage economic struggles? What supports did they have from community and government programs, and what lessons can we draw from their story for our lives today?
Registration required. Zoom information will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Click here to register.
Questions? Email Miss Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Peach Pit Foundation.
Join us for a Virtual Harbor Seal Encounter via Zoom with the New England Aquarium! Engage with a marine mammal trainer as they conduct a training session with an Atlantic Harbor Seal, located right out front of the Aquarium! Learn about how they train, why they train, and what you can do to protect the ocean environment for these amazing animals!
Geared towards children and families of all ages.
Registration required. As registration is limited, we request that if you register you plan to attend. Register HERE.
Zoom link will be emailed out in advance of the program to registered participants.
This program is taking place as part of our Virtual Take Your Child To The Library Day 2021 celebration!