Event Calendar

Thursday Matinees
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sept 6       Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, PG-13

Sept 13     Viceroy’s House, starring Hugh Bonneville Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, NR

Sept 20     Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, R


Oct 4         Book Club, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, PG-13

Oct 11       Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, PG-13      

Oct 18       Ocean’s 8, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, PG-13

 Oct 25      The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, R                                                                                                 

Spanish Conversation Group
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All levels of Spanish speakers: Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Facilitated by fluent Spanish speaker and teacher Marilyn Horn. Meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Drop in.

Light refreshments will be served.

Unplugged Fridays
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meets on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 PM.  Join our Unplugged Fridays for tabletop gaming!  Bring games and friends.

June Meetings: 6/15 & 6/29

No registration required.  For teens in grades 6 and up.

Rainbow Magic Party
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rainbow Magic Party

Monday 9/24 at 6:30 PM

Rainbow Magic Party

Join Miss Alex for a Rainbow Magic Party! Dress in some fairy get up and create your own Rainbow Magic Fairy, plays games and do a fairy craft. Snacks will be served! Limit 15. Registration required. Registration opens 8/31. Grades K & up.

Writers’ Group
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Meet other writers and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

For writers ages 17 and up. Drop in.

Amulet Release Party
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Amulet Release Party

Tuesday 9/25 at 7 PM

Amulet Release Party

Join Miss Alex for an Amulet #8 Release Party! Celebrate Kazu Kibuishi’s beloved Amulet series  Play Amulet themed games and trivia! Enter to be the Snacks will be served! Limit 15. Registration required. Enter to win a copy of Amulet # 8 or to be one of the first people to check a copy out of the library! Registration opens 8/31. Grades 3 & up.

Library Closed
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Library Closed for Durham Fair

Graphic Novel Book Club
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Graphic Novel Book Club

Mondays at 6:30 PM

Graphic Novel Book Club

Join Miss Alex for a monthly book club for Graphic Novels!

Children in grades 3-5 can meet one Monday of every month at 6:30 pm to discuss that month’s pick. Registration required.

Click the links below to register for each session!

10/1- Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson

11/19- Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

12/3- Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel by Tui. T Sutherland

Preschool Storytime
Oct 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Join Miss Alex for developmentally relevant; stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 2.5 & up.

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

Meets: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27.

Otaku Club (October)
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Make friends and watch some anime with us in Otaku Club!  We’ll be celebrating Halloween early by decorating cupcakes.

For teens in grades 6 and up.  No registration required.