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Events

Tuesday, April 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of the Derry Public Libraries hold their bi-monthly meeting. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, April 10
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 B
Wednesday, April 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy watching Independent, Foreign, and Classic films? What about discussing them? Join our IFC film group and make it happen! We will provide the film for you to watch at home, and the discussion will be here on the 2nd ... Read More
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, April 10
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Calling all birders! Come learn about some of the strangest members of the bird world! Hosted by Steve Hale of Open World explorers
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 11
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. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 11
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us bi-weekly to get creative with soaps, sharpies, beeswax and more.   March 14th: DIY soap March 28th: Stained Glass Sharpie Art April 11th: Chapstick April 25th: Marbled Mugs May 9th: Original Button Art May 23rd: Colorful Candles
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, April 11
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Women writers of all ages and skill sets meet monthly to critique original writings, share information and offer seminars on topics related to writing.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, April 12
10:00am - 10:30am
A 30 minute storytime recommended for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers incorporating fun movement songs, stories, and props. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, April 13
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Saturday, April 13
9:30am - 12:30pm
SCORE Small Business Workshop
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, April 13
9:30am - 12:30pm
Molly Reid
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, April 15
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, April 15
11:00am - 12:00pm
Gather, connect, and play with other homeschool families.  Games and drawing materials will be available from the library, but please feel free to bring in any other materials or information you would like to share! No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, April 15
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft". Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11. Registration required, and will open on March 11th.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, April 15
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft". Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11. Registration required, and will open on March 11th.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, April 15
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.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Tuesday, April 16
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 16
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let's make some delicious snacks and chow down! Bridge Program: Ages 10-18 Welcome March 5th: Pretzel Bites with Cheese March 19th: Fruit and Chocolate Dip (Meeting Room B) April  2nd: Salsa and Chips April 16th: Leftover Pancake Sandwiches April... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, April 16
4:00pm - 4:45pm
We are all a buzz about sharing stories, crafts, games, and a small snack about one of our favorite book characters! Ages 5-7 with caregiver.   Registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 16
6:30pm - 7:00pm
An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun! Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity. PJs and blankies welcome.  Recommended for ages 2-7.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, April 17
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 B
Wednesday, April 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Monthly meeting for Helping Hands 4H. Spring nutrition topics to be discussed.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, April 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you working on your memoir, a novel, a screenplay, an epic poem? Do you have the next big idea? Gather around the teen table to get creative, share stories and use your imaginations
Event Location: Teen Area
Wednesday, April 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you like to read?  Do you often wish to discuss the book or want to know what others think of it?  Well we have just the thing. Take part in our evening book group!  We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm and the book will be... Read More
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, April 17
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Hillside Estates Condo Meeting
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 18
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. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 18
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, April 19
10:00am - 10:30am
A 30 minute storytime recommended for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers incorporating fun movement songs, stories, and props. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, April 19
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Join the Upper Room, a family resource center, and CONNECT with other parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children ages 0-6.  Join us for an hour of fun, literacy, parenting tips, crafts, and snacks.  This month's theme is "The Thing About... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, April 20
9:30am - 12:30pm
SCORE Small Business Workshop
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, April 20
10:00am - 1:00pm
Hyla Brook Poets
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, April 20
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, April 22
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, April 22
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Spring is here and the birds are back!  Join us as we celebrate our feathered friends with stories, games, and an opportunity to create your own bird feeder! Recommended for ages four and up. Registration required and will open on April 1st.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 23
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting of NH teen librarians.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, April 23
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for young children (ages 3-5 years old) and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 23
1:00pm - 1:45pm
The bingo game is on--and the prizes are books!  Come on in for some vacation week family fun! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you love puzzles, clues and mysteries? Join us for our monthly escape rooms.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, April 23
6:30pm - 7:00pm
An evening storytime with Ms. Alexis. This storytime puts the emphasis on fun! Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity. PJs and blankies welcome.  Recommended for ages 2-7.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, April 24
9:30am - 8:00pm
Everyone loves legos—so come on in and play.  Our large lego collection will be available by the big window all day. Please Drop-in!  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, April 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 B
Wednesday, April 24
6:30pm - 8:15pm
"We're not making this up!"Attention all mystery lovers! Mystery writers Usrula Wong and Linda Shenton Matchett come to Derry to talk about how they get their inspiration for stories.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 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. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 25
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bring your favorite teddybear to shake and move with us—then the bears will sleepover for some library fun!  All ages.  Registration required and will open April 4th.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, April 25
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us bi-weekly to get creative with soaps, sharpies, beeswax and more.   March 14th: DIY soap March 28th: Stained Glass Sharpie Art April 11th: Chapstick April 25th: Marbled Mugs May 9th: Original Button Art May 23rd: Colorful Candles
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, April 25
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Women writers of all ages and skill sets meet monthly to critique original writings, share information and offer seminars on topics related to writing.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, April 26
10:00am - 10:30am
A 30 minute storytime recommended for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers incorporating fun movement songs, stories, and props. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, April 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
It's back!  We are halfway to Halloween, so let's celebrate with stories, dancing, crafts, and a trick or treat snack.  The Good Witch of Derry will be there accepting Halloween Costume donations--so please bring in any costumes you no longer need.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, April 29
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program with Ms. Alexis for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, April 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Gather, connect, and play with other homeschool families.  Games and drawing materials will be available from the library, but please feel free to bring in any other materials or information you would like to share! No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A

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