Michaud Appointed Library Director

The Durham Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Michaud as Library Director, effective immediately. Christine replaces Director Cyndi Shirshac, who retired at the end of August after 19 years at the Durham Public Library. Christine has been a Durham resident for the past 20 years and has worked at the Library since 2012, most recently as the Assistant Director. Please stop in to say “hello”!

Passport Application Fair

Durham Public Library and the Town of Durham have teamed up to offer a convenient and time-saving opportunity to apply for or renew a passport at the Library. Information and forms are available at the Library, Town Hall, or on the U.S. State Department website so that you can come prepared to have Durham’s Passport Agents help you complete your application or renewal. Once this process is complete, you can expect to receive your new passport in about 4 to 6 weeks. Drop-in.

Connecticut Passport Agency Acceptance Event
Presented by Town of Durham CT Passport Agents & Durham Public Library
Saturday, July 21, 2018
9:00 – 1:00 p.m.

For more information on this event, please call 860-349-3625

For up to date information on passport requirements, passport renewals, current fees or to download an application please visit https://travel.state.gov

 Check List of Items to Bring:

Fill out Form DS-11 Before You Arrive
· Do not sign the application
· Provide a Social Security Number (SSN).

Provide One Proof of US Citizenship Photocopies/notarized copies are not acceptable.
· Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
· U.S. birth certificate meeting State Department requirements
· Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
· Certificate of Naturalization
· Certificate of Citizenship

Present Acceptable Identification (Photo ID)
· In-state, fully-valid driver’s license
· Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
· Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
· Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
· U.S. military ID or military dependent ID

Bring a Photocopy of Identification and US Citizenship Evidence
· Photocopy the front and back of each ID that you present.

Provide a Recent Photo
· Be sure your photo meets all photo requirements
· Have your photo taken on site! Photo services available for $10

Bring Two Checks or Money Orders – No cash or debit cards
· One is payable to the Town of Durham for the $35 Execution Fee – add $10 for photo if applicable
· One is payable to the U.S. Department of State

Applicants Under Age 16
· Both parents must be present to sign application and provide child’s Birth Certificate meeting State Department requirements
· Or one parent appears and signs, and also submits a notarized statement of consent along with a valid ID from other parent

Renewals may be done by mail using Form DS-82 if your recent passport:
· Is submitted with your application
· Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
· Was issued when you were age 16 or older
· Was issued within the last 15 years
· Was issued in your current name (Or document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person using Form DS-11

Check Out Our Museum Passes

  • All museum passes have been donated as gifts to the community by P.A.L.S.
  • Passes may be borrowed by an adult with a valid library card.
  • Some passes permit free admission, while others offer discounted admission.
  • Patrons may borrow one pass per family at a time.
  • Passes are available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis and are checked out for a two-day period.
  • Passes may not be reserved, but may be held for one hour by calling the library.
  • The overdue charge is $5.00 per day.  If a pass is lost, the borrower will be liable for replacing it at full cost.
  • Prices and hours are set by museums and are subject to change. Some museums close for special events. Consulting the museum website or calling museum to confirm hours is recommended.
  • Passes must be returned inside the library.

 

MUSEUM PASSES AS OF JANUARY 2018

American Clock and Watch Museum

Bristol, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children.
860-583-6070
www.clockandwatchmuseum.org

The Children’s Museum & Roaring Brook Nature Center

West Hartford, CT
One free admission with each paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day.
Planetarium shows have an additional fee.
860-231-2824
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org

Connecticut State Parks

Valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull & Gillette Castle State Parks.
Effective 1/1/18, admission to all other State Parks is free for Conn. residents.
www.ct.gov/deep

Connecticut Trolley Museum

East Windsor, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children, including unlimited trolley rides. Does not cover admission to seminars, tours, etc.
www.ct-trolley.org

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, CT
Discounted admission for adults, seniors, and students; children under 12 years free.
860-434-5542
www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org

Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk, CT
$2 off Combination Ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX) good for up to 6 people. Cannot be combined with other offers.
203-852-0700
www.maritimeaquarium.org

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT
$5.00 off admission for up to 4 people. Good on general admission only.
860-572-5955
www.mysticaquarium.org

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, CT
50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 3 children ages 18 years and under
860-572-0711
www.mysticseaport.org

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT
Free admission for any 4 people, one adult must accompany children under 16 years.
860-229-0257
www.nbmaa.org

New Haven Museum

New Haven, CT
Free admission for up to four people.
203-562-4183
www.newhavenmuseum.org

Old State House

Hartford, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children .
860-522-6766
www.ctoldstatehouse.org

Peabody Museum (Yale)

New Haven, CT
$6 off up to 4 admissions, one adult must accompany children under 16 years.
203-432-5050
www.peabody.yale.edu

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children 17 years and under.
860-278-2670
www.TheWadsworth.org

 

Kids Tag Sale

 

Kids Tag Sale

Saturday 7/14 at 10 AM. Rain Date 7/21

Set up 9AM-10AM

Sale 10AM-12PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).

Registration opens June 18th. To register stop by the front desk, call the Library to register at 860-349-9544, or Go HERE to sign up online.

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid’s items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • Extra cash to make change
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age
  • Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m.

An Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association. For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration suggested. Register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.

Check Out New Catalog Features

On Monday, May 14, our new public access catalog will be up and running.

Check Out New Searching and Browsing Features

Search bar and browse categories conveniently located at the top of the catalog page.
Search for a specific title or browse specific collections, such as newly acquired
materials for adults, children, and teens, or New York Times bestsellers.

https://du.catalog.lionlibraries.org

Record Grouping (Our Favorite New Feature!)

Search for your title, author, or keyword, and you’ll see all the formats we have for a
work (book, large print, ebook, etc.)  listed in one place.

No Man’s Land by David Baldacci

Manage Your Account

Click on “My Account” to see checked out items, holds, or fines. Or activate the “Reading
History” feature to track what you have read.

Find New Favorites

Like a particular title? Scroll down to the “More Like This” feature to find new titles
and authors you may like.

The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard

Have questions? Please ask any staff member for assistance.