Event Calendar

May
23
Wed
Memorial Day Author Talk – The 143rd in Iraq
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local author Marc Youngquist will discuss his book, The 143rd in Iraq: Boots on the Ground Training Iraqi Police in Spite of It All, a historical account of a Connecticut National Guard Military Police Company’s attempt to recruit, train, and prepare an Iraqi Police Force in 2003-2004.

Copies of the book will be available for sale. Profits from the book will be donated to FIDELCO Guide Dog Foundation.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration suggested. Register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.

May
30
Wed
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association. For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your bran and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration suggested. Register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.

Jun
4
Mon
Readers Theater: “Ben Butler”
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readers Theater returns to the Durham Public Library to perform BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand.
A combination of comedy, biography, and historical drama, Ben Butler takes a thought-provoking look at a key decision in the Civil War and explores the timeless questions surrounding social conscience, individual responsibility, and the politics of race in America. 
The performance is free and open to the community. Registration suggested. Click here to register.
Jun
6
Wed
Book Lovers Circle
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On Wednesday, June 6, we will discuss Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. The discussion will be held at 7:30  in the Activity Room of the Library. All are welcome.

Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

Jun
7
Thu
Thursday Matinees
Jun 7 @ 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.

June 7       Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne Johnson,  Jack Black, 119 min, PG-13

June 14     Forever My Girl, starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Alex Roe, 104 min, PG  

 June 21     Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher,  Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, 152 min, PG-13

June 28     Game Night, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, 100 min, R

July 5        The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, PG-13

July 12      Mamma Mia, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, PG-13

July 19      Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, PG-13

July 26     12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, PG-13

French Conversation Group
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All levels of French speakers: Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Facilitated by native French speaker Simone Howe. Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month. Drop in.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Jun
13
Wed
Climbing Your Family Tree: Genealogical Research for Beginners
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Diana McCain and Carol Whitmer of Come Home to Connecticut as they present an introduction to genealogical research. Learn how to begin your search for your family history, no matter where your ancestors lived or when they first came to America.

Registration suggested. Register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1

 

Jun
14
Thu
Thursday Matinees
Jun 14 @ 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.

June 7       Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne Johnson,  Jack Black, 119 min, PG-13

June 14     Forever My Girl, starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Alex Roe, 104 min, PG  

 June 21     Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher,  Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, 152 min, PG-13

June 28     Game Night, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, 100 min, R

July 5        The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, PG-13

July 12      Mamma Mia, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, PG-13

July 19      Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, PG-13

July 26     12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, PG-13

Jun
19
Tue
Mystery Book Discussion
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome!

Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

Jun
21
Thu
Thursday Matinees
Jun 21 @ 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.

June 7       Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne Johnson,  Jack Black, 119 min, PG-13

June 14     Forever My Girl, starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Alex Roe, 104 min, PG  

 June 21     Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher,  Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, 152 min, PG-13

June 28     Game Night, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, 100 min, R

July 5        The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, PG-13

July 12      Mamma Mia, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, PG-13

July 19      Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, PG-13

July 26     12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, PG-13