Galápagos: ISLANDS OF CHANGE Book Launch with Leslie Bulion

April 3 at 6:30pm. This event will be held in the multi-purpose room of Durham’s new Community Center (the former Korn School on Pickett Lane). 

Come visit a distinctive island ecosystem, home to many species found nowhere else on Earth, with children’s author and science poet Leslie Bulion! Leslie is thrilled to launch her newest science poetry collection, GALÁPAGOS: ISLANDS OF CHANGE in an event sponsored by the Durham Public Library onApril 3 at 6:30pm. Readers of all ages will enjoy Leslie’s presentation of the Galápagos photos and field notebook sketches she used to create her joyful science poetry. Following the presentation, participants can decorate their own field notebooks and sketch Galápagos critter models on site, or add their own chalk artwork in a larger format!  Books will be available for purchase and Leslie will be glad to sign them for guests. This event will be held in the multi-purpose room of Durham’s new Community Center (the former Korn School on Pickett Lane). 


Books & Babies

NEW TIME 11 AM! FOR 3/29, 4/5, 412!

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for Babies 0-18mo. with a caregiver.

Meets: 2/8, 2/25, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22,

Books and babies is a short storytime with playtime and conversation to follow.

This group is intended for children 1-18 months with an adult. Siblings are always welcome! ( no need to register older siblings)

The goal is to foster early literacy and create a safe space for new parents to meet and chat.

Registration is NOT required but is recommended for updates and weather-related delays.


Graphic Novel Book Club: Wings of Fire

Mondays  at 6:30 PM  starting 1/23

Join Miss Alex for a monthly book club for the Wings of Fire Graphic Novels.

Children in grades 3-5 can meet one Monday of every month to discuss that month’s pick.

Registration required. Register online below:

Copies can be picked up at the front desk starting 1/3/23.

3/27 Book 3: The Hidden Kingdom

4/24 Book 4 The Dark Secret


Passport to Connecticut Libraries

Enter for a chance to win a Visa gift card of up to $150.

Contest Dates: April 1 – 30

Over 140 Connecticut libraries are proud to participate in the Connecticut Library Association’s Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program. To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit all of the participating Connecticut public libraries. Each library has its own architecture, vibe and collection to explore and browse! The program is open to adults and children, and the hope is that it encourages residents to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries.   Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children. Each age group will have two winners; one chosen in a random drawing and one “Top Traveler” prize awarded to the patron in each age group who has visited the most libraries. (A tie will be broken by a random drawing.)

Ask for your Passport at the circulation desk today & begin participating on April 1st!  Click Here for a List of Participating Libraries

This is a Connecticut Library Association initiative.

Museum Magic: Meet the Baldizzi Family

Wednesday, April 7 at 6 PM. Visit the 1930s home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who lived at 97 Orchard Street in New York City! Via Zoom, take a tour of one of the Tenement Museum’s landmarks led by staff of the museum! We’ll explore their daily lives and experiences as immigrants living through the Great Depression. How did they manage economic struggles? What supports did they have from community and government programs, and what lessons can we draw from their story for our lives today? 

Registration required. Zoom information will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Click here to register.

Questions? Email Miss Lauren at

This program is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Peach Pit Foundation.

Special Event! Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.

Join us for a Virtual Harbor Seal Encounter via Zoom with the New England Aquarium! Engage with a marine mammal trainer as they conduct a training session with an Atlantic Harbor Seal, located right out front of the Aquarium! Learn about how they train, why they train, and what you can do to protect the ocean environment for these amazing animals! 

Geared towards children and families of all ages.

Registration required. As registration is limited, we request that if you register you plan to attend. Register HERE.

Zoom link will be emailed out in advance of the program to registered participants.

This program is taking place as part of our Virtual Take Your Child To The Library Day 2021 celebration!