Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Join one of our book groups for a lively discussion! The Durham Public Library hosts several book groups that discuss general fiction, mysteries, and nonfiction books. Drop in when you can or come every month, it is up to you!
Book Lovers’ Circle: Meets at the library the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
May 2: The Nix – Nathan Hill
Jun. 6: Men Without Women – Haruki Murakami
Mystery Book Discussion: Meets at the library the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Apr. 17 – The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie King
May 15 – The Life We Bury by Allen Askens
Nonfiction Book Discussion: Meets quarterly on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.
Apr. 23 – Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
Discussion books are available at the circulation desk approximately one month before the book discussion date.
Calling all French speakers! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Facilitated by native French speaker Simone Howe. Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month.
Next meeting Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Drop in.
Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. Local author James Powers will discuss his book, Seeing the Past: Stories on the Path of a Yankee Millwright, a historical account of Milo Todd, 19th century millwright from Northford, Connecticut, and his era.
Copies of the book will be available for sale.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration requested but not required: please register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.
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To serve you better, the adult fiction and nonfiction collections will be moving on April 8th. Please ask if you have questions. We will be happy to help you find your books!
Hedda Kopf, former associate professor of literature at Quinnipiac University and engaging leader of book discussions, will return to the Durham Public Library for an evening of stimulating conversation, thanks to the support of the Public Association of Library Supporters (PALS).
On Wednesday, April 4, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Professor Kopf will discuss George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo.
Hedda Kopf has always been one of the library’s most popular guest speakers as she engages the imagination of her audience and shares her captivating interpretation of the material. The program is free and all are invited to attend.
Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.
Space is limited and registration is required. Register Online or call (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.
Leslie Bulion is the author of 11 award-winning children’s books (and several more at press) including picture books, middle-grade novels (THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR, set at a fictional version of our Durham Fair) and science poetry collections. Her newest funny science poetry collection, LEAF LITTER CRITTERS launches at the Durham Library on March 14 at 7pm!