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Children’s Programs


2018 Programs

Crazy 8’s Math Club Grades K-2: Thursdays at 4:30PM

Crazy 8’s Math Club Grades 3-6 : Thursdays at 6:30PM

Minecraft Party: 2/24 at 2PM

Rainbow Magic Book Club: 2/26 at 6:30PM

Toddler Drive-in: 3/6 at 10:30AM

Super Powered Book Club: 3/12 at 6:30PM

Leaf Litter Critters Book Launch Party: 3/16 at 6:30PM

Graphic Novel Book Club: 3/19 at 6:30PM


Teen Programs

Ongoing Programs and Monthly Clubs

Teen Lounge (Mon-Thurs, 2:30 – 4:30 PM)

Unwind after school at Teen Lounge.  We have laptops, work space, board games, and a place to drop off backpacks available for teens (ages 10 to 18).  Please ask a staff member for our Teen Lounge guidelines and code of conduct.  (Hours are subject to change.)

Unplugged Fridays (Every Other Friday, 3 – 4:30 PM)

Join us for drop-in tabletop gaming after school!  Bring friends and games.

No registration required.  For teens in grades 6 and up.  Next meetings: 2/9, and 2/23.

Otaku Club (Tues., Mar. 6, 7 – 8 PM)

Meets monthly.  Watch anime, talk about manga, meet new friends, and hang out!

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

Teen Books & Buzz (Weds., Feb. 28 at 7 – 8 PM)

At Teens Books & Buzz we not only talk about a monthly book discussion but we watch movies, play games, and do other activities related to the newest up and coming in pop culture!

February Book: “Forgive Me Leonard Peacock” by Matthew Quick.  In this riveting look at a day in the life of a disturbed teenage boy, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out.

February Buzz: Take a look at the “Black Panther” trailer and discuss the film spoiler free!  As a bonus we will also watch the “Ready Player One” trailer in prep for the next book discussion.

Pancake dinner will be served!  Drop-in, no registration required.  Copies for the book discussion will be available at the front desk for check out!

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


Practice SAT Exam (Sat., Mar. 3 at 10:30 AM – 1 PM)

Prepare for the SAT with a free practice.   Please bring a calculator and something to eat and drink during breaks. Free coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by the library .  Pencils will also be provided.

For students in grades 11 and 12.  Space is limited to 12.  Click here for registration.



Adult Programs

Black Bears in Connecticut — Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Benjunas from the Connecticut Department of Energy and the Environment (DEEP) for an educational talk highlighting Connecticut’s only native bear species and the state’s growing bear population. Ages 10 and up.

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Irish Music Concert — Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit! Celtic fiddler Deirdre McMorrow and guitarist/songwriter Paul Pender will be performing traditional Irish songs. All ages welcome.

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Author Talk: The 143rd in Iraq — Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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Writing for Children with Leslie Bulion — Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Join local children’s novelist and poet Leslie Bulion to explore the issues and challenges of writing for the children’s market. Bulion will share the experiences that shape her books from idea to finished manuscript. She will discuss fiction, poetry, writing and revising, with plenty of time for questions.

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Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail — Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Without any prior backpacking experience, Sam Ducharme set out on a 2,180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine. His presentation will highlight the trail towns he visited and the mountaintops he climbed through the backcountry. He will also give his audience a peek at the gear he wore, see how he learned to cook and hear about what it was like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

Library Programs Funded by PALS: Friends of the Durham Public Library