Event Calendar

Summer Volunteer Orientation
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Orientation for young adults who are register to be Summer Volunteens.  See more information at the Summer Reading Desk.

Library Lock-In Scavenger Hunt
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For ages 11-18. Registration is required.

This after-hours adventure will feature teams competing to find and decipher clues that lead to the final prize.  Pizza and refreshments will be served.


Mother Goose Storytime
Jun 27 @ 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!

Minecraft Club
Jun 27 @ 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.


Mr. Gym Children’s Concert
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Reading Kickoff With Mr Gym

Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm

Families with children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us at the Durham Public Library as we kickoff Summer Reading and get kids moving with Mr. Gym! Registration required.

Registration opens June 13th!

Click Here To Register!

Preschool Story Time
Jun 28 @ 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!

Patriotic Craft
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 29th at 1 pm

Children ages 5 to 7 with an adult are encouraged to stop in to make a fun decoration for the 4th of July !

No registration required, just drop-in!

Teen Cuisine: Brazilian
Jun 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

For ages 12-18. Registration is required.

In celebration of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, young adults will prepare, cook, and eat a three-course meal of Brazilian cuisine.


Thursday Matinees
Jun 30 @ 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

YA Book Chat
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Thursdays from June 30th through August 4th, 2-3pm

For ages 11-18. Drop-In.

Every Thursday before the Farmer’s Market, drop into the Library to share what you are reading, hear about what others are reading, and explore the Genre of the Week.