Science Heroes: “Adventure of the Lost Treasure”

Thursday 6/27/2024 

6 PM

Join us on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! The audience helps the performer act out the tale, as we use the events in the story to explore several exciting science concepts:

  • Air pressure
  • Energy transfer
  • Physical vs. chemical changes
  • And more!

Volunteers help conduct each experiment and the whole audience gets involved in changing variables, making predictions, and comparing results! We’ll even bring some experiments out into the crowd for all to see.

Experience the fusion of science and stories with Science Heroes: “Adventure of the Lost Treasure”!

Registration is strongly encouraged. Registrations open at 6:00 PM Thursday, June 6, 2024.

We will meet at the Durham Community Center 144 Pickett Lane Durham, CT 06422

Summer Reading – For All Ages!


PRE-K GAMEBOARDS ( ALL KIDS NOT ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN 2024)

To register, pick up your game board at the Durham Public Library’s Summer Reading Desk or print below

To play, complete all the fun summer reading activities on it.

To get a prize, Return your game board to the library for your prize. Prizes must be claimed on or before August 31st.


READ & BEAD (K-5)

To register, simply visit the library’s Summer Reading Desk and grab a Summer Read & Bead Activity Log along with your Read & Bead chain and your first brag tag. If you can’t make it to the library right away, you can print your log at home and backdate any activities with your caregiver’s approval.

Here’s how to play:

  • Read or complete any other activities listed in your log each day
  • Color in the day to mark your progress
  • There’s no timing or counting necessary, just have fun and enjoy the program
  • Bring your log to the Summer Reading Desk and collect the beads you’ve earned
  • Trade in your beads for more exciting shapes and colors

Remember, you must bring your log with you to the library to collect your beads. If you’re exchanging beads to level up, please bring them with you as well.

To finish the program, simply turn in your log by August 31st and receive a small surprise. And don’t forget, all beads earned are yours to keep.


BINGO BOARDS (TEENS GR 6+)

Starting June 12th, stop by and grab your Teen BINGO Card.

Complete any of the activities on the board. 

Cross off what you’ve done.  Aim for three in a row. 

Return your card for a small prize and a chance at a special raffle prize. All cards must be returned by 8/17.

Finished a card? Play as many times as you’d like until 8/10.


BINGO BOARDS (ADULTS)

Pick up a Summer Reading BINGO Card and complete 5 activities in a row. Turn your card in for a chance at a bi-weekly raffle prize.

Play as many times as you’d like until 8/17.

New Kids Database: Educate Station

Full Curriculum For Grades K-5 .

Explore this resource here:

Weekly / Monthly Learning Plans & Worksheets in;
• ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
• MATH
• SCIENCE
• SOCIAL STUDIES
• SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)

Great for homeschooling families, extra practice for kids and parents , and substitute teacher lesson plans.


Free access to lesson plans and printable worksheets inside the library ( no card or account needed) and with your Durham library card from home.

Eclipse Party

Monday, April 8th at 1:30pm

Join us at the library for a celestial celebration the whole family will enjoy! Solar Eclipse Viewing: Safely observe the celestial spectacle through specially provided viewing glasses.

Educational Activities: Engage in hands-on, interactive activities that explore the science behind solar eclipses, perfect for curious minds of all ages.

Crafts: Let your artistic side shine as we offer eclipse-themed arts and crafts, ensuring everyone can express their excitement in a fun and imaginative way.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Enjoy the event in a relaxed and welcoming environment, fostering a sense of community as we marvel at the wonders of the universe together.

ValenSlime!

Wednesday 2/14 & Saturday 2/17

Come one, come all, and let’s make this Valentine’s season extra special with ValenSlime at the library! Register now to secure your spot for this slimy adventure.

Space is limited, so registration is required. All materials will be provided. 


Wednesday, February 14th

Pre-K Slime Session:

For kids with an adult, all ages but not yet in kindergarten

Time: 10:30 am

Description: Explore the joy of creating slime together. It’s taste-safe, though we won’t be eating it!

Registrations open at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 31, 2024

FULL- WAITING LIST ONLY

Kids Slime Session (Grades K-2):

Kids with an adult in grades K-2.

Time: 4:00 pm

Description: Dive into the world of colorful and squishy slime-making. Fun for kids and adults alike!

Registrations open at 4:00 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2024

FULL- WAITING LIST ONLY

Older Kids Slime Session (Grades 3-5):

Kids in Grades 3-5 

Time: 5:30 pm

Description: Get ready for a slime-tastic experience designed for older kids. Let your creativity run wild!

Registrations open at 5:30 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Saturday, February 17th

Pre-K Slime Session:

For kids with an adult, all ages but not yet in kindergarten

Time: 10:30 am

Description: An encore session for our youngest slime enthusiasts. It’s taste-safe, but not for eating!

Registrations open at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 3, 2024

FULL- WAITING LIST ONLY

Kids Slime Session (Grades K-2):

Time: 2:00 pm

Description: Join us for a slime-filled afternoon! Perfect for kids in grades K-2.

Registrations open at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 3, 2024

Older Kids Slime Session (Grades 3-5):

Time: 3:30 pm

Description: Dive back into the slime action. Older kids, get ready for another round of creative, gooey fun!

Registrations open at 3:30 PM Saturday, February 3, 2024

Tickets Available at the Door!

Championship Sponsor

Tickets Available at the Door!

Join us March 2 & 3 when the whole Library will be turned into a fun and festive minigolf course for your golfing pleasure. 

Saturday, March 2 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Adult Evening

Tickets are $25 per person. Ticket includes beer or wine, refreshments, and of course minigolf! Grab your friends and come down for an evening of fun. No one under 21 will be admitted. Refreshments provided by Pedals Smoothie and Juice Bar, Lino’s Market, Haveli India, Hard Hat Tavern, and Carmine’s Pizza. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Online Advanced Ticket Sales Are Closed — Tickets Available at the Door.

Sunday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Family Day

Tickets are $5 per person for ages 5 and up or a max of $20 for a family. Children 4 and under are free. Ticket includes minigolf, snacks, and crafts. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Online Advanced Ticket Sales Are Closed — Tickets Available at the Door.

Eagle Sponsor

1st Hole Sponsor

Birdie Sponsors

Par Sponsors

Refreshment Sponsors

Interested in promoting your business at this event? Become a sponsor! Please click here or email cmichaud@durhamlibrary.org for more information.

Art with Ms Dwyer

Saturday, December 9th at 10:30am

Drop in for an hour of sketching forest animals with Ms Dwyer.

Ms Dwyer is a former RSD13 Art educator with 36 years of teaching experience.

Together we will use line, shape, and form to draw a variety of indigenous animals including foxes, owls, squirrels, and more. All ages are welcome and parents of young artists are encouraged to participate.

Registration is encouraged but not required.