Introduction to Bass Fishing

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 6 PM

Join Dylan Napoleone for a program all about bass fishing!

In this program, Dylan demonstrates and speaks upon everything you need to know to effectively target bass in local waters. Some topics include gear, techniques/approaches, fishing in the different seasons, and more!

Registration required. Click HERE to register.

Check out our new lawn games!

Looking for something fun to do in your own backyard this summer? Check out our new lawn games! We have eight new games that you can take home for a week to play in your backyard, in a park, or wherever the fun may take you!

The Lawn Games collection consists of:

  • Bocce
  • Cornhole
  • Croquet
  • Giant Jenga
  • Ladder Golf
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Ring Toss
  • Wooden Dice

To put a hold on one of the games, go to our catalog and search the name of the game you are looking for and “lawn games Durham”, or call or stop by the library!

The lawn games are made possible through the generosity of the Peach Pit Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

Check out our new Little Free Kindness Library!

Introducing…The Little Free Kindness Library! Full of books for all ages to take and keep and scratch-off cards with little acts of kindness on them, the Little Free Kindness Library will pop up around town all summer long! Each week, look for the Little Free Kindness Library in a new spot.

Made possible through the generosity of the Peach Pit Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

Help us spread some kindness this summer!

Where do you think the Little Free Kindness Library will pop up next??

Library Renewal 2021

Thanks to our amazing and generous community, we have achieved our $100,000 fundraising goal for the Library Renewal Project!  

Heartfelt thanks go out to the PeachPit Foundation, to the Cumello, Eames, Howe, and Mueller families, and to our incredible community of businesses and individuals who stepped up to support this project. We could not have done this without each and every one of you. 

With the matching funds in place, the Connecticut State Bond Commission gave final approval this week to a $147,000 grant to complete this project. We would like to thank Laura Francis and all of the town and state officials who worked with us to make this happen.

Your Pilgrim Roots

Thursday, November 18 at 6 PM, via Zoom.

Does Thanksgiving have you wondering about the family tale  that you’re descended from a Pilgrim? Join us to learn how to document your family stories about Mayflower ancestry. This presentation will introduce the migration routes out of Plymouth colony, so that you can determine which of your family lines is most likely to have Mayflower roots; identify the sources most used to document Mayflower families; and cover the basics of an application to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Registration required. Click HERE to register.

Please Welcome Alex Klaus

Our new Head of Youth Services will be a familiar face: Alex Klaus, Head of Youth Services at the Durham Public Library from 2016-2019 is rejoining our staff. Most recently, Alex was Head of Youth Services at the Plainville Public Library.

Alex will be primarily responsible for collection development, programming, and outreach for children and families.

Please join us in welcoming Alex to her new role!

Thursday July 29 at 7 PM

Do you want to understand and take action on the social, economic and political issues we face today? If so, please join the Durham Public Library and the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team for a film discussion facilitated by the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team.

On July 29, Join us to watch and discuss “A Conversation with the Police,” episode 9 of Emmanel Acho’s web series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” Emmanuel sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA. They discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians.

Emmnual Acho is a retired NFL player and current television sports analyst who created the “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” web series to answer challenging questions about race that white people are afraid to ask.

Discussion will take place via Zoom. This program is open to all and registration is required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to registered participants no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Click here to register.