Kids Fall 2019 Events

Some programs require registration, so please check each program listing.

If you have any questions or comments please reach out to Lauren Redfield at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org, or give us a call at 860-740-4096.


Durham Fair Scavenger Hunt  

9/3-9/30 10:30AM-Close

Find all the Durham Fair images hidden in the Children’s Department during September. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.


Mother Goose Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 AM

Children birth to 2.5 years can join Miss Diana for stories and songs.

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

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18.


S.T.E.A.M. Superstars 

Mondays at 6 PM

Kids in Grades K-2 are invited to hear a story about a famous scientist and then do a craft or activity related to that scientist’s work!

Registration required. Registration opens 9/3. Register Here.

9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28. 


Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Families with children ages 2.5 and up can join us at the library for developmentally relevant stories, songs, and fingerplays. Siblings welcome! No need to register, just drop-in.

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26.


Stop Animation 

Tuesdays 10/1 & 8 at 6 PM

Learn the magic of stop animation in this two-week series!

Week 1, 10/1: Basics of stop animation

Week 2, 10/8: Claymation

For kids ages 8 and up.  Space is limited to 10.  Click here to register.


Can You Waffle It?

Wednesday, 9/11 at 7 PM

Discover a new world of waffle recipes!  Some recipes are gluten-free.

For kids ages 8 and up.  Space is limited to 10.  Click here to register.


Preschool Art Workshop

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Ages 2.5 & up with an adult

Based on the author of Press Here and Mix It Up, Herve Tullet’s art workshop series. Join us at the library to get creative with paint and music and friends!  Registration required. Registration opens September 3rd. Register Here.

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


Graphic Novel Book Club – Raina Telgemeier

Wednesday, 10/16 at 6:30 PM

Celebrate the release of Guts at this book discussion! Choose any Telgemeier graphic novel to discuss and play some games while you’re here!

Copies will be available at the library.  For ages 8 and up.  Registration recommended.  Click here to register.


Farmers Market Storytime

All ages on the Town Green.

Thursdays at 5 PM

8/29, 9/5, 9/12.


Cider & Crafts

Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Enjoyed Cocoa & Crafts and Lemonade & Crafts? Sign up for the fall version! Kids entering Grades 3 and up can join Miss Lauren Thursday evenings this fall to make some crafts and share some cider! Registration required, you will have an option to indicate which weeks you want to attend. Registration opens 9/3. Register Here.

Week One: 10/3 – will be in conjunction with Community Potluck: Emoji paper craft and bookmarks

Week Two: 10/10: Dreamcatchers

Week Three: 10/17: Washi Tape Light Cover

Week Four: 10/24: Unicorn Pop Up Cards


Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 5

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – VIP Preview

11:00 Am- 12:00 PM – Open to Public

Beginning September 23rd, DPL will be collecting Halloween costumes in good condition that  you no longer need/want. Drop off what you have an receive a ticket to the VIP event!


Halloween Cookie Making

Saturday, October 19 at 1 PM

Come and decorate some spooky cookies! All ages welcome, with an adult.

Registration required.

All ages. Register Here.


Halloween Scavenger Hunt  

10/1-10/31 10:30AM-Close

Find all the Halloween images hidden in the Children’s Department during October. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.


OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS


Brendan Wenzel Visit

Thursday, October 17 at 7 PM

Durham native Brendan Wenzel will be celebrating the release of his newest book, A Stone Sat Still. Come hear the author discuss his work and his art. Bring your favorite Wenzel book or buy a copy of his latest to have the author sign. Registration required. Register Here.


Mr. Magic!

Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 PM

Join us for a family fun evening of magic!

Registration required. Register Here. 

All ages.


Halloween Preschool Parade

Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 AM

Join us for a Halloween parade, storytime, and activities! Wear your best costume!

Register Here.


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