Spring Programs

Check out our exciting programs for 2019! 

Some programs do require registration.

If you have any comments or question feel free to contact the Children’s Librarian, Alex Klaus at aklaus@durhamlibrary.org.


Pick up a package of peeps, make a diorama, and the library will put it on display! Peeps will be available for pick up April 1 – 18 at the children’s desk.

Dioramas can be dropped off from April 20 – 29. Diorama dimensions are limited to 1 foot by 1 foot.

Peep-O-Rama is open for all ages! Dioramas submitted can be assembled by one person or more, and there is no specific theme.


10:30 AM

Mother Goose Storytime

Children birth to 2.5 years can join Miss Diana for stories and songs.No need to register, just drop-in. Siblings welcome!

Meets:    3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22.


Crazy 8’s Math Club Grades K-2. 

Kids in grades K-2 are welcome to put their math skills to the test in fun games, puzzles, and other activities in this relaxed after school club!

Registration required. Limit 12. You are registering for all 8 classes.

Meets:  3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/30.


2:30 PM

Minecraft Scavenger Hunt

No school? Come to the library and play Minecraft.

In this event, you will have 45 minutes to find as many items on our scavenger hunt list in-game using survival mode only. We will have a few devices available but bring your own device if you’re able. Grades 3 & up.

Registration required. Register online starting March 20th. REGISTER HERE

Meets 4/15


10: 15 AM

Preschool Storytime

Families with children ages 2.5 and up can join Miss Alex for developmentally relevant; stories, songs, and fingerplays. Sibling welcome! No need to register, just drop-in.

Meets:   4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23.



Nutmeg at Night Trivia

Takes place at the Durham Public Library

*Compete in Teams to answer trivia questions on all 10 books*

*Make your own teams!*

*Audience members can act as “lifelines!”*

Bring the whole family!

6:00-7: 00 pm Grades 4-6

7:00-8:00pm Teen Teams (grades 7-12) and Adult Teams

Register at Memorial School, Durham Library, or Levi  E. Coe Library

Meets: 3/26.

6:30 – 7:30 PM
Let’s Make a Brush Bot!

Make a little robot using a Bristlebot kit!  All supplies will be provided at no cost.

For kids in grades 2 and up w/ an adult.  Space is limited to 8.  Registration begins March 26Click here for registration.

Meets 4/9

2 PM

April Vacation Slime

Come make slime! Registration required, registration opens 3/20. REGISTER HERE.

Meets 4/16


6PM-7:30 PM

Pajama Jam Playgroup

A relaxed playgroup for Toddlers and their Grown-ups at the Durham Public Library. Siblings welcome! Come play in the Children’s Department and make a family craft on Wednesday evenings.

Drop-in anytime between 6-7: 30 PM

Meets: , 3/27.

2 PM

Print Making

No school? Come make a unique piece of art with Miss Alex. Grades 3 & up. Registration required. Registration opens March 20th. REGISTER HERE.

Meets: 4/17.




Who Was? Book Club

Learn about a new famous person every month on the third Thursday! We will be using the popular Who Was Series. Open to grades 3 & up. Books may be picked up at the front desk starting in December. Registration required,  register online. REGISTER HERE.


3/28: Who was Marco Polo?

4/18: Who was Milton Hershey?

Meets: 2/21, 3/28, 4/18.


6:30 PM

Perler Bead Key Chains

Make a unique and personal keychain using perler or fuse beads! This material works well for video game characters! Limit 12. Open to Grades 3 and up! Registration opens 3/20. REGISTER HERE

Meets 4/11

2:30 PM

Friendship Bracelets

Drop in to make Friendship Bracelets out of embroidery floss! We will be using a circle loom. ( or you can just use the supplies). For Grades 3 & up. Registration encouraged, but not required! Snacks will be served!  REGISTER HERE

Meets: 4/18


10: 30 AM

Toddler Art

Join Miss Alex to make some process art! Ages 2 and up only, please. Registration required. Register online below. Limit 15.

3/29 at 10:30AM- Painted Branches( registration opens 3/1)

4/12 at 10:30 AM- Cling Film Painting( registration opens 3/29)

5/10 at 10:30 AM- Water Painting. In the garden, weather permitting. (opens 4/12)



10:30 AM

Toddler Drive-in

Build a car from a cardboard box while you watch a short film with your toddler.

Registration required, registration opens 3/20.

Ages 2 and up with an adult. REGISTER HERE


Meets 4/6

2 PM

Egg Dying

Bring your own eggs! All ages family activity. Registration encouraged but not required. Registration opens March 20th. Space is limited. REGISTER HERE

Meets: 4/20

Our special programs and events are sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters.