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.

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 link to Zoom meeting. Zoom information will be sent out the day of the program.

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.

Registration required. Click here to register.

Intro to Confucianism

A talk by Wesleyan professor Stephen Angle

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.

Introduction to Bass Fishing

RESCHEDULED to
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??

Ukraine 101: How Did We Get Here?

Wednesday, March 9 at 6 PM, via Zoom

With war breaking out, are you looking to learn more about Ukraine? What’s the history and how did we get here? Lauren Redfield, Assistant Director of the Durham Public Library and MA in Russian and East European Studies, will lead a program on the historical background and basics of Ukraine.

Registration required. Click HERE to register.