Adult Programs


OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS


Introduction to eBooks & eAudiobooks

Thursday, October 6 at 6 PM

New to eBooks and eAudiobooks? Love them, but want to learn more about how to access them for free? Join us for a program all about eBooks and eAudiobooks and how to access them for free from the library through Hoopla, Libby and OverDrive!

Bring your tablet, Kindle, iPad or similar device and we’ll make sure you’re set up before you go home!

Registration required. Click here to register.

Blue Skies on Distant Worlds as Seen by the James Webb Space Telescope: A Talk by Professor Seth Redfield

Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM

Amazed and awed by the recent photographs of space from the James Webb Space Telescope? Join us for a talk by Professor Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University about his involvement with the James Webb Space Telescope and how it relates to his work on exoplanets!

Registration required. Click here to register.

Witches in Connecticut

Thursday, October 20 at 6 PM

The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years.

Join us for a program by the Connecticut Historical Society! Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

Funded by a donation from the Foster Family for programs about colonial & revolutionary times.

Registration required. Click here to register.


NOVEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS


Saving at the Supermarket

Thursday, November 3 at 6 PM, via Zoom

Everyone is noticing and talking about skyrocketing grocery prices. Join Registered Dietician Jill Patterson for this informative and engaging workshop where we will learn strategies to slash our grocery bill while eating nutritiously. Get ready to feel energized with healthy nutrient rich foods and saving money! Specific action strategies, interactive game questions, and recipe resources will be included.

Registration required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.

Medicare & Beyond

Monday, November 21 at 6 PM, in person

Questions about Medicare during the open enrollment period? Lou and Jessica Pelletier will sort through the Parts (A – Hospital; B – Physician and Outpatient Coverage; D – Drug Coverage) and review the pros and cons of Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.

Learn about IRMAA, Medicare Savings Programs, a Medical Power of Attorney, and how to protect your assets from nursing homes without having Long-Term Care Insurance.

Join us if you are a senior, a child of a senior, or just want to know more.

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.