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Welcome to our Remote Learning page! Here you will find a library of helpful and entertaining videos created by our talented librarians.

The library is now open by appointment.

You can reach us any time by email at derrylib@derrypl.org, or by phone at 432-6140, 9:30 - 8:00 Monday-Wednesday, and 9:30 - 5:00 Thursday-Saturday.

Curbside Pickup available Monday-Wednesday between 10:00 - 7:00 and Thursday-Saturday 10:00 - 4:00.  Computer use, Children's Room, and Grab & Go are available by appointment.

Events

Friday, September 25
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Saturday, September 26
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Monday, September 28
4:45pm - 6:00pm
Are you already playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Come join Ms. Yahira for online gaming  on Monday Afternoons from 3:30pm - 4:30pm Registration required.  Kids ages 7-12 The Dodo Code will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event and... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, September 29
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some fall fun? Grab our Creepy Crafts: Take and Make bags to get creative at home. September 29th: Cobweb Lanterns Step 1: Register Now Step 2: You will be notified when your Take and Make bag is ready for curbside pick up. Step 3: Pick... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, September 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, September 30
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration Required and Weather Permitting. Let's gather together for a socially distanced, small group storytime in the park!  We will sing songs, share stories, and do some crafts.  All ages are welcome, but registration is required.  We will... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Friday, October 02
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Friday, October 02
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us during your lunch break on Fridays for fun Kahoot Trivia 1:00-2:00 September 4th: Labor Day Themed Trivia October 2nd: TBD November 6th: TBD December 4th: TBD
Event Location: Online
Monday, October 05
4:45pm - 6:00pm
Are you already playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Come join Ms. Yahira for online gaming  on Monday Afternoons from 3:30pm - 4:30pm Registration required.  Kids ages 7-12 The Dodo Code will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event and... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, October 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you a fan of Liz's movie recommendations? Join us for a full length program the second (or first, in this case)  Monday of every month. In anticipation of Halloween, we're talking about the  world of horror. It's more than just slashers and gore!
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 06
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual teen writers group. Bring your stories, characters and creativity to share with others! Or just plan to hang out and listen.
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 06
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nothing quite brings a person to life like the records from their day-to-day activities. Not only can school records give you an idea of what daily life was like for your ancestor, but occasionally you can get access to that much sought after... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of non-fiction books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. We will... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 07
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Halloween Harvest:  Ghosts, Goblins & more is a mix of songs and stories celebrating the season, including work songs, a ghost ballad from maritime New England, true-life ghost stories from my family and others, and more.  The target audience... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 07
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration Required and Weather Permitting. Let's gather together for a socially distanced, small group storytime in the park!  We will sing songs, share stories, and do some crafts.  All ages are welcome, but registration is required.  We will... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Thursday, October 08
11:00am - 12:00pm
Are you an artist? Do you make art ‘just for fun’? Have you been looking for a community that you can share ideas with, talk about art with, and make art with? Then join us!  Bring your supplies, whatever you are working on, and let’s gather for Art... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Thursday, October 08
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us from home to play Kahoot Trivia, every other week in the fall.
Event Location: Online
Friday, October 09
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Saturday, October 10
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Monday, October 12
9:05am - 9:05pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor, Event Location: Children’s Room, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 13
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us every other Tuesday through the fall to make some creepy crafts in preparation for Halloween! October 13th: Potions and Poison Step 1: Register Now   Step 2: You will be notified when your Take and Make bag is ready for curbside pick up.  ... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 14
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration Required and Weather Permitting. Let's gather together for a socially distanced, small group storytime in the park!  We will sing songs, share stories, and do some crafts.  All ages are welcome, but registration is required.  We will... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 8:00pm
It's election time! Before the general, let's look at the NH primary, where it all began.   This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth century,... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather to discuss it! Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 15
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you already playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Want to meet up with other youth online and exchange recipes, tips, etc and do some research on our librarian's 5 star island? Come join Ms. Yahira for online gaming one or two Thursday... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Calling all witches and wizards!  It's time to celebrate the not too spooky season.  Join Ms. Michelle for a Harry Potter Halloween!  Register in advance to pick up a Take It and Make It bag in our lobby.  On October, 15th at 4 pm we will post our... Read More
Event Location: Online
Friday, October 16
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, October 19
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let's celebrate fall listen to a story and make a craft! We're doing a chalk drawing and leaf creations.  Monday  October 19th at 3:30 pm.   
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Monday, October 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public. Currently being held via Zoom.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room, Event Location: Online
Monday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to maximize your social security benefits.
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual teen writers group. Bring your stories, characters and creativity to share with others! Or just plan to hang out and listen.
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where did your ancestors come from? How did they get here? Join us to explore passenger lists, border crossings, naturalization records and more as we delve into the ins and outs of discovering new Americans in the archives.
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fall is in the air, and it is time to start decorating.  This month we will be making Fall inspired rag wreaths with supplies provided in your take-and-make bag.   Join us via Zoom for instructions followed by working independently on our wreaths... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Russ Cohen comes to Derry to talk about foraging and what you can eat in your own backyard! This will be an online program on Zoom Derry and adjacent communities is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 21
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration Required and Weather Permitting. Let's gather together for a socially distanced, small group storytime in the park!  We will sing songs, share stories, and do some crafts.  All ages are welcome, but registration is required.  We will... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 22
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us from home to play Kahoot Trivia, every other week in the fall.
Event Location: Online
Friday, October 23
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Saturday, October 24
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Tuesday, October 27
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some fall fun? Grab our Creepy Crafts: Take and Make bags to get creative at home. October 27th: Paint Party Step 1: Register Now Step 2: You will be notified when your Take and Make bag is ready for curbside pick up. Step 3: Pick up... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online discussion of Documentary films. Do you enjoy learning while being entertained? Do you wish Ken Burns could be your best friend? If so, this is the group for you!  Registration is required so that you can join us... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 28
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration Required and Weather Permitting. Let's gather together for a socially distanced, small group storytime in the park!  We will sing songs, share stories, and do some crafts.  All ages are welcome, but registration is required.  We will... Read More
Event Location: MacGregor Park
Thursday, October 29
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you already playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Want to meet up with other youth online and exchange recipes, tips, etc and do some research on our librarian's 5 star island? Come join Ms. Yahira for online gaming one or two Thursday... Read More
Event Location: Online
Friday, October 30
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, November 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual teen writers group. Bring your stories, characters and creativity to share with others! Or just plan to hang out and listen.
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, November 03
3:30pm - 4:00pm
The days are getting shorter and darkness falls a bit earlier; it’s a perfect time to make lanterns to help light up the night. Join Ms. Kelly (virtually) for a Take It and Make It activity. Register in advance to pick up your bag in the lobby... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, November 03
6:00pm - 7:00pm
What records can be found when your ancestor hunt leads to a tale of true crime? Join us for a case study in hard-to-find ancestors, sleuthing unmarked graves and digging up judicial records. More forthcoming
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, November 03
6:00pm - 7:00pm
What happens when your family research turns into fodder for a true crime novel? Join us for a case study as we attempt to puzzle out the clues using old newspapers, autopsy reports, mug shots, inmate records and more. Content Warning: This research... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, November 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of non-fiction books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. We will... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, November 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Digital program presented via Zoom.
Event Location: Online

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