Special Event! Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.

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!

Thinking About Homeschooling?

Thinking about homeschooling? Join us for a panel discussion with the Connecticut Homeschool Alliance on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. 

Topics will include the difference between homeschooling and e-learning, considerations when deciding to homeschool, and resources available to you. There will be a question & answer portion, as well. 

For Zoom login in formation, please register at: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=DURHAMCT&curName=2020/08/13_Thinking_About_Homeschooling?

Teddy Bear Picnic

Enjoy this childhood classic from home! First, watch the video and enjoy the song!

Next, have a Teddy Bear Picnic with your own stuffed animals at home! Or put a teddy bear in your window – and see who else in your neighborhood does too. While you are out searching, make sure to drive by thee library and see our picnicking teddy bears in the children’s room window.

We’d love to hear from you! Share your teddy bear adventures with us on our Facebook Page!

Show Your Support in Our Windows!

Hello, patrons! We miss seeing you at the library and we are looking forward to when the Durham Public Library will reopen and we can visit with you all again. In the meantime, we would like to show our support for our essential personnel.  We have great windows at the library and we would like to fill them with hearts as a big “Thank You” to all of our front line workers who have kept our community going during this time.

We are asking our patrons of all ages to make hearts to display in our windows. You can make any kind of heart you would like, any size, decorated, drawn, painted, cut out or not.  Use your imagination and sign them if you wish. Bring them to the library and drop in the collection box on the bench in front.  We will hang them in our windows as we receive them. Thanks for showing your support for our front line workers!

Stay healthy and safe,
The Durham Public Library Staff

Thursday, April 23 at 7 PM

Fun for the entire family!

Join Co-Founders of A Place Called Hope, Inc. for a Birds of Prey Presentation. This live experience will offer the audience a chance to meet four Birds of Prey up close and personal. Learn ways to lessen conflicts with wildlife often encountered in one’s own backyard. Each Bird’s story of survival shares simple tips that can potentially help preserve wildlife for the future.  Cameras are encouraged!

For ages 3 and up. Registration recommended but not required. Click here to register.

This program is made possible by Birding for Pleasure and the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF).

Amphibian Acrobats Book Launch Party

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Leslie Bulion’s latest book of fabulous science poetry, Amphibian Acrobats! Leslie will do an interactive presentation, followed by activities and snacks! Come learn about all the wild things amphibians can do!

All ages welcome!

Fun for the whole family!

Books will be available for purchase and Leslie will be happy to sign them.