Event Calendar

Teen Movie Matinee
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fridays July 1st, 15th, & 29th, from 2-4pm

For ages 12-18. Drop-In.

Every other Friday in July, the Library will host a movie matinee just for teens.  Popcorn and refreshments provided.  (Film schedule TBD)


Durham Olympics
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For ages 6-18. Registration is required.

Participants will compete in various official Olympic events including long jump, spring, and relay races.  (Please note this event will be held outdoors)


Mother Goose Storytime
Aug 1 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Mondays, June 27th to August 1st at 10:15 am

Caregivers and children 6 months to 2 1/2 years of age can join Miss Diana for stories and songs

No registration required, just drop-in !

Siblings Welcome!

Krafty Kids
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mondays, July 11 and August 1 from 1-2pm

Kids ages 9 to 12  can join Miss Diana for a fun book discussion and a craft.

8/1/16– Bud, Not Buddy By Christopher Paul Curtis

Participants can pick up copies of the discussion book at the library!

Minecraft Club
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Mondays from June 25th through August 1st, 3-4pm

For ages 11-18. Drop-In.

Crafters, Creepers, and Master Builders are invited to the Minecraft Club.  Chat with other players, work together to build great things, or just play on the Library’s own server.


Preschool Story Time
Aug 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays, June 28th to August 2nd at 10:15 am

Children ages 2 ½ to 5 years can join Miss Alex for stories songs and a craft!

No registration required, just drop in!

Siblings Welcome!

Henna Designs
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For ages 12-18. Registration is required.

Participants will learn the origins of henna and get a personal design applied by the artist, Kasha N.  Please note: henna will stain the skin and last 1-2 weeks.


Exercise Your Mind
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Coloring, sudoku and crossword puzzles. Relax in air-conditioning, bring a friend, make new friends. Bring your own supplies or use ours.

Book Lovers’ Circle August 3
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

On Wednesday, August 3, the focus will be on Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interperer of Maladies. The discussion will be held at 7:30  in the Activity Room of the library.

Thursday Matinees
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Durham Public Library hosts a movie matinee every Thursday at 1:30 pm. This film series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

Please note that for movies rated R, only individuals age 18 & over are permitted to attend. Viewer discretion is advised.

Jan 14th: Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan & Laura Linney, 104 minutes, PG

Jan 21st: Waitress starring Keri Russell & Nathan Fillion, 108 minutes, PG-13

Jan 28th: Mississippi Grind starring Ben Mendelsohn & Ryan Reynolds, 108 mins, R

Feb 4th:  Z for Zachariah starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Chris Pine, 98 minutes, PG-13

Feb 11th: The Intern starring Robert DeNiro & Anne Hathaway, 121 minutes, PG-13

Feb 18th: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer, 116 mins, PG-13

Feb 25th: Away We Go starring John Krasinski & Maya Rudolph, 98 minutes, R

March 3rd: Everest starring Jason Clarke & Ang Phula Sherpa, 121 minutes, R

March 10th: The Way starring Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez, 123 minutes, PG-13

March 17th: Man Up starring Lake Bell & Simon Pegg, 88 minutes, R

March 24th: Ricki & the Flash starring Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline, 101 mins, PG-13

March 31st: Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks & Alan Alda, 141 minutes, PG-13