Event Calendar

Passport Application Fair
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Animal Yogis
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Animal Yogis

Toddler & Preschool Yoga! ( with a grown-up)

No need to register, just drop-in.

Meets:10:30 AM
SAT. JUNE 23; FRI., JUNE 29;  SAT., JULY 21;  FRI., JULY 27;  SAT., AUG. 18 AND FRI., AUG. 24

Mother Goose Storytime
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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Mother Goose Storytime

On Mondays children birth to 2.5 years can join Miss Diana for stories and songs.

No need to register, just Drop-in. Siblings welcome. Lower Level Right.

Minecraft Mondays
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Minecraft Mondays

Meets from 2-4pm every Monday in July & August. Ages 9& up.

Hang out and play Minecraft. Some devices and accounts will be available, but bring your own if you’re able!

No need to register, but space and devices are limited, first come first serve.

Meets Mondays at 2 PM

7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30,8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

Science Rocks! Grades K-2
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Science Rocks! Grades K-2

Kids entering grades K-2 in the Fall of 2018 are invited to join Miss Alex for some science fun!
Registration required. Registration opens 6/18.
Register online below.

Meets Mondays at 6:30 PM

6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, & 7/30

Nonfiction Book Discussion
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

The July discussion book will be Kill ’em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride.

Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk. All are welcome!

Preschool Storytime
Jul 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Durham Public Library | Durham | Connecticut | United States

Tuesdays at 10:15AM

Preschool Storytime

Join Miss Alex for developmentally relevant; stories, songs, and fingerplays.

No need to register, just Drop-in. Siblings welcome!

Meets: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3,7/10,7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21.


Teens Books & Buzz (July)
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Teens Books & Buzz we discuss the most popular and interesting reads paired with an activity.  For our July book, we will be discussing “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman with different kinds of grilled cheese provided.

No registration required.  For teens entering into grades 6 and up.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Getting Started Showing Dogs
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about dog shows and what it takes for a dog to compete? Join Jeanine Dell’Orfano, Durham resident and President of the Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America for a discussion about how to get your dog involved with showing. She will discuss topics such as applying breed standards and sound breeding practices, and preparing a dog for the illustrious Westminster Dog Show. One of the Dell’Orfano’s champion Bergamasco Sheepdogs will attend the lecture to help demonstrate good show dog behavior.

Registration suggested. Click here to register.

Percy Jackson Book Club
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Percy Jackson Book Club

Demigod and Half-Blood families, children, and teens are encouraged to join the library’s Percy Jackson Book Club. We will be discussing one book a week for the whole summer. There will be Percy Jackson themed snacks, games, crafts, and trivia for everyone. You can attend just one week or all of them! Registration encouraged, but not required.


Week 1: The Lightning Thief 7/11 at 7PM

Week 2 : The Sea of Monsters 7/18 at 7PM

Week 3: The Titan’s Curse 7/25 at 7PM

Week 4: The Battle of the Labyrinth 8/1 at 7PM

Week 5 The Last Olympian 8/8 at 7PM