Event Calendar

Feb
22
Wed
Electro-Magnet Motor-Mania
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Electro MagnetBuild with us in an electrifying STEAM program using batteries, wire, and magnets.  For teens in grades 6 and up.  Space is limited to 12. Registration is required.

Feb
23
Thu
Thursday Matinees
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Durham Public Library hosts a movie matinee every Thursday at 1:30pm. This film series is free and open to the public. Please note that for movies rated R, only individuals age 18 & over are permitted to attend. Viewer discretion is advised.

Dec. 29:     London Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart, 99 mins, R

Jan. 5:      The Shallows, starring Blake Lively, 87 mins., PG-13

Jan. 12:     The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe, 116 mins., R

Jan. 19:     Café Society, starring Steve Carell, 96 mins., PG-13

Jan. 26:     Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, 110 mins., PG-13

Feb. 2:      The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, 128 mins., PG-13

Feb. 9:      The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, 128 mins., R

Feb. 16:     Sully, starring Tom Hanks, 96 mins., PG-13

Feb. 23:     Bridget Jones’s Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, 125 mins., R

Mar. 2:      Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, 97 mins., PG-13

Mar. 9:      The Whole Truth, starring Keanu Reeves, 93 mins., R

Mar. 16:     The Light Between the Oceans, starring Allicia Vikander, 132 mins., PG-13

Mar. 23:     The Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o, 124  mins., PG

Mar. 30:     Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt, 112 mins., R

 

Feb
24
Fri
Storytime Yoga (Feb. 24)
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storytime Yoga Icon

In this storytime we will read and act out a book with simple yoga for you and your toddler. Please dress in comfortable clothes and feel free to bring a mat or towel! No previous yoga experience required.

For parents/guardians and toddlers ages 2 and up. Older and younger siblings are also welcome! No registration required, but sign-up is available.

You may also call the library at 860-349-9544 ext. 1 or email Youth Services Assistant, Gina Monti, at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org.

Feb
25
Sat
STEAM Saturdays
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
STEAM Saturdays

Children ages 3 to 11 can join us for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math activity every Saturday at 2pm. Registration encouraged but not required. Registration opens 1/7 for the January sessions. 1/28 for February sessions. 2/25 for March sessions.   

Register below for February

You may also:

*Call the library at (860) 349-9544 ext 1

*Visit the library

*Contact Children’s Librarian Alex Klaus at aklaus@durhamlibrary.org.

 

Feb
27
Mon
Mother Goose Storytime
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mother Goose Storytime

10:30AM

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.

Meets:

Winter :1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13,

Spring: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3,

May Intersession : 5/1, 5/8, 5/22 ( In the Meeting Room)

Summer : 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31

Stop Ageism Now!
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What is Ageism?  Ageism is an often overlooked barrier that exists across most communities in the U.S.  Ageism puts unfair limitations on older adults’ abilities to live to their fullest potential and devalues them as individuals (Source: www.stopageismnow.org). Ageism can be…

  • Prejudicial attitudes toward older people old age and/or the aging process;
  • Discriminatory practices against older people;
  • Institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about aging.

As part of the Middlesex County Gatekeeper Program mission to advocate for successful aging & independence, we are committed to building awareness, breaking down stereotypes and challenging attitudes to Stop Ageism Now.  In the upcoming months we will campaign to Stop Ageism Now as well as in the coming years work to create a culture in Middlesex County whereby we celebrate the life experiences and achievements of older individuals.  Our ultimate goal is to bring back the belief that aging is a natural part of life and not a problem to be solved.

WE HOPE YOU’LL COME & PARTICPATE IN A MIDDLESEX STOP-AGEISM-NOW CAMPAIGN LOCAL FORUM

 

Rainbow Magic Book Club
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rainbow Magic Book Club

Rainbow Magic Book Club

Children in grades K and up are welcome

to join Miss Alex for a book discussion, fairy games, and a craft.

Please Register for each session. Limit 15.

Registration for the next club meeting opens after each session.

 To register, call the library at 860-349-9544 ext. 1 or visit the front desk.

January’s book is Coco the Cupcake Fairy

February’s book is Juliet the Valentine Fairy

Meets Mondays at 6:30pm

1/9, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27,  4/24,  5/22

Feb
28
Tue
Preschool Storytime
Feb 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

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:

Winter: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14.

Spring: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4.

May Intersession:  5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30. ( In the Meeting Room)

Summer: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8.

Zentangle for Teens
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Icon-ZentangleDraw with us in zentangle, a free-form art that has no mistakes-just your creativity.
For teens in grades 6 and up.  Space is limited to 12.  Please register.

 

Mar
1
Wed
Kids in the Kitchen (March 1)
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kids in the Kitchen Mar 1 IconBudding chefs will try new foods and learn new skills in the kitchen.

For kids ages 8 to 11.  Space is limited to 10.  Registration required.

Please contact Youth Services Assistant Gina Monti at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org or call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1 for any questions or more information.