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Events

Tuesday, July 23
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 23
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Adventure Begins at Your Library! Come join us for an adventure….with dragons!  We will making jeweled dragon eggs and magic wands.  Plus we will be reading a story about……you guessed it, dragons! Registration required!  Registration opens... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science. Do you read Ed Yong and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? Are you looking for a group where you can talk about science? Then this is the group for you!  Join us for an... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, July 24
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 24
11:00am - 11:45am
Kids Kitchen Adventures Class Session 1--Registration required--ages 5-12. ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, July 24
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Kids Kitchen Adventures Class Session 2--Registration required--ages 5-12. ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, July 24
1:00pm - 2:30pm
You are encouraged and invited to participate in our class homework assignment.  Please use the following quote as a prompt: Be brave enough to be bad at something new Please remember that we are learning to embrace... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 24
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Let's get together and game on the library's Nintendo Switch on the TV monitor. Snacks included.   Ages 9- 15  
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:45pm
  Drop by for a talk on the fascinating mini-monsters living right in your own backyard! We share our yards with thousands of insect species. These range from tiny wasps that lay their eggs in living caterpillars, a form of parasitism so ghastly... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  See what we are reading here! Registration is required if you want... Read More
Event Location: New Hampshire Room, Event Location: Online
Thursday, July 25
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, July 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Head up the road to the Taylor Library for our annual tradition of stories, songs, and s’mores by the campfire with Mr. Ray! All ages with caregiver.  Registration required and will open on July 4th. Please note: This event will be held at the... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, July 26
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Mr. Ray for an all ages family storytime featuring fun stories and songs.  Weather permitting, this storytime will be outside on the patio, otherwise we will meet in the Meeting Room.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, July 27
2:00pm - 4:00pm
RESCHEDULED for Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM A plucky eleven-year-old named Margaret finds her life on the cusp of change as her family uproots from the heart of the city to a quiet suburban neighborhood. Margaret must then navigate... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, July 29
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, early literacy, and a pre-school craft.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, July 29
11:15am - 12:00pm
Story program for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, early literacy, and a pre-school craft.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, July 29
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Come in and learn how to make simple meals in a mug! Ages 11 - 18    
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, July 30
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Adventure Begins at Your Library! We're going to have a Glow Party!!!  Enjoy making a glow craft,  glow games and glow party dancing!!!    Wear your white or neon colors!! Suggested ages 5 and up with caregiver! Registration... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Let’s eat! Do you have a cherished family or community cookbook that has been handed down from generation to generation? Are you the keeper of Great Grandma’s recipe cards? Are you interested in recipes as a historical artifact or genealogical... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Meeting other fiber friends? Bring a project to work on and make some new friends.       
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friends of the Derry Libraries Special Summer Concert Book Sale! 6-8PM
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:30pm
More information to come.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 31
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 31
2:30pm - 3:30pm
It's an amateur escape room brought to you by your librarians, There will be mysterious escapades and blue food of course. Ages 11 - 18    
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, July 31
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Local Historian Mike Morin comes to Derry to talk about NH's most famous diner, The Red Arrow Diner!   Mike Morin, NH radio personality and author, visits The Derry Public Library to present his book on local history, If These Walls Could Talk:... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 01
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 01
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Due to an author visit (Matt Forrest Esenwine!!!) brought to us by the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) of Vermont and New Hampshire, this event has been moved to Tuesday, August 13th.  We hope to see you at both events! 
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, August 01
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Come on in for an awesome visit by author Matt Forrest Esenwine!  He will read his newest picture book "The Thing to Remember About Stargazing", answer all our questions about being an author, and have a fun activity!  This event is brought to us by... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, August 02
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Mr. Ray for an all ages family storytime featuring fun stories and songs.  Weather permitting, this storytime will be outside on the patio, otherwise we will meet in the Meeting Room.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, August 05
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, early literacy, and a pre-school craft.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, August 05
11:15am - 12:00pm
Story program for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, early literacy, and a pre-school craft.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, August 05
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Parkinson's Support Group
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, August 06
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pack your backpack and join Ms. Eileen to celebrate the joys of hiking through stories and songs!  We will also take some time to celebrate the First Lady of Children's Music, Ella Jenkins, who turns 100 years old on this day! Recommended... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, August 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of popular books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   See the books we are reading ... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, August 07
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, August 07
1:00pm - 2:30pm
More information to come.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, August 07
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let's get together and game on the library's Nintendo Switch on the TV. Snacks included.   Ages 9- 15  
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, August 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we read and discuss everything from world-building fantasies to thought provoking science fiction. Whether you have been reading them for years, or are just curious about the genre, this is a group for you! Registration is required so... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, August 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
A reception to celebrate our young student artists who have their work on display on the main floor of the library during the month of August. Refreshments served.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, August 08
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Let's celebrate a great summer reading program!  Join us for Moo's Ice Cream and a fun performance of mind-blowing juggling skills and more by Bryson Lang! All ages.  Registration recommended.  Event will be held in MacGregor Park.  In case... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, August 09
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Mr. Ray for an all ages family storytime featuring fun stories and songs.  Weather permitting, this storytime will be outside on the patio, otherwise we will meet in the Meeting Room.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, August 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you love to read? Do you just want to talk about your latest read and hear what others are interested in? Bring your own book, whether its a great book or a dud and share your thoughts. We'll provide the PIZZA you bring your current reads, who... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, August 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Some of the greatest movies ever made and the best directors to grace this earth came from Japan. Their cinema is as wide and varied as ours. So where does one start? Join Liz and Todd for a crash course of Japanese cinema 101! We'll go over periods... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, August 13
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Moved from August 1st--But back by popular demand--it's our Teddy Bear/Stuffie Sleepover and Celebration! Bring your favorite (or second favorite) stuffie for stories, music and dancing!  Leave your stuffie overnight at the library and come back the... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, August 13
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Meeting other fiber friends? Bring a project to work on and make some new friends.       
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, August 13
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Let’s peel back a layer of history and look at downtown Derry prior to 1950. Where was Young’s Block and when was Veterans Memorial Hall built? Where was Tappan Robie’s blacksmith shop and where did Hattie L. Smith design and sell her hats? Where... Read More
Event Location: Offsite
Tuesday, August 13
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bi-monthly meeting of the Friends of the Derry Libraries.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, August 14
10:00am - 11:00am
Each year, the Congressman’s team visits towns across New Hampshire’s First District to provide constituents assistance with federal inquiries (issues with tax returns, assistance with the VA, passport and immigration inquiries, Medicare assistance... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, August 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
  Well over 50 species of marine mollusks are commonly encountered on New England beaches.  These include a clam that can live for over 500 years and may hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s Disease; a distinctively marked snail that dispatches its... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B

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