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.

Homebound Delivery Service

The Durham Public Library provides books and other materials for residents of Durham who are physically unable to visit the library because of a temporary or permanent disability.

How to apply: Applicants should complete the Durham Public Library Homebound Delivery Application and a reading interest form. Click here to complete the form online or call us at (860) 349-9544, ext. 5 to request a physical form.

How is delivery arranged?  Materials will be delivered by a library representative on a schedule convenient for the library, but no more than once per month. When we receive your enrollment form, we will contact you to discuss delivery.

What are the borrowing guidelines? Any circulating item may be borrowed by our homebound patrons, with a limit of 25 items per delivery. There is no fee for the delivery service and overdue fees will not be charged. The Library’s standard fee schedule shall apply for damaged or lost items.

For more information: Please contact Christine Michaud at (860) 349-9544, ext. 5 or cmichaud@durhamlibrary.org if you have questions about this service.

Plant Identification Walk

Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 AM

In person, meet at Curtis Woodlands. 

Join Aubree Keurajian of Ungardening for a plant identification walk around Curtis Woodlands. You’ll learn all about the local flora and fauna here in Durham!

This hike will take place in the meadow of Curtis Woodlands, the route is just under 0.5 miles, mostly in full sun, but with some areas of shade. Curtis Woodlands is located at the corner of Dunn Hill Road and Salted Lane in Durham. There is a small parking area just beyond the point where Dunn Hill Road turns into Salted Lane, approximately 400 feet beyond Brittnay Drive. There is additional parking along the street. Closed toed shoes, long pants, and bug spray are suggested.

Registration required; click here to register.

Thursday Movie Matinees Are Back!

The Durham Public Library hosts a movie matinee every Thursday at 2:00 pm. This film series is free and open to the public. Please note that for movies rated R, only individuals age 18 & over are permitted to attend. Viewer discretion is advised.

December 1 – Radium Girls, starring Joey King, Abby Quinn, Not Rated, 102 min.

December 8 – Midway, starring Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Rated PG-13, 138 min.

December 15 – The Bishop’s Wifestarring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Not Rated, 109 min.

December 29 – Thor: Love and Thunderstarring Chris Hemworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, PG-13, 119 min.

PALS Book Sale – Saturday May 14

The Book Sale is Back! Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Durham Public Library. All proceeds benefit PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Please note: we are unable to accept additional donations for the Book Sale. Thank you to everyone who has donated!