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Events

Thursday, October 10
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come join us to make and play with some slime, decorate some cupcakes and all things Babymouse and Squish!  Ages 8-11.   Registration required.  Now open.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, October 10
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, October 11
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, October 11
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Monthly book discussion. Books are available at the front desk. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, October 12
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Monday, October 14
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Tuesday, October 15
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, October 15
2:00pm - 4:00pm
ALS Program volunteer tutors with have an opportunity to connect with the program coordinator with any feedback, questions or concerns about their tutoring experience. They will also be able to share information and resources with one another.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 15
2:15pm - 3:15pm
This is a meeting for a youth and family within your community to get together as a Team with community, and natural supports
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 15
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Do you like escape rooms? Creating puzzles and clues? Torturing your parents? Join us as we make The Ultimate Test escape room for friends and family. Ages 12-18  
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 15
6:30pm - 7:00pm
An evening storytime that 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, October 16
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, October 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Find your rhythm! Learn to play a basic rock beat, the foundation of all pop music. Join us for a fun and informative workshop on drum basics. This hands-on interactive workshop will also include demonstrations on a variety of styles like jazz, funk... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 16
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Join us for a night of paranormal discovery! We'll review our paranormal investigators casebook, presenting descriptions and evidence from some of our more memorable paranormal investigations from the local New Hampshire area -- Exeter, Hampstead, ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 16
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
Thursday, October 17
9:00am - 12:00pm
GMILCS Executive Board
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Thursday, October 17
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, October 17
12:00pm - 4:00pm
GMILCS Board Meeting
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let’s start our celebration of Halloween in September! Join us every Tuesday to make delicious sweet treats. Sept. 12th: Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip Sept. 19th: Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Sept. 26th:  Mummy Pizza Bites Oct. 3rd:  Strawberry Ghosts... Read More
Event Location: Reading Adventure Room
Thursday, October 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
It's pumpkin season!!!  Let's get together to create beautiful fabric pumpkins to decorate for Fall.  Registration is required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, October 17
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Information session for First Lego Jr Team
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, October 18
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, October 18
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.   No registration required. For more... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, October 19
11:00am - 12:30pm
This is an information session for parents with children 6-10 who are interested in joining a Lego League JR team in Derry, NH.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, October 21
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program 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, October 21
10:45am - 11:15am
Our friends from Let's Play Music will be back in the Children's Room with a super fun Instrument Petting Zoo!  Try out all kinds of instruments in this hands-on event! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, October 21
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft".  This group runs for three Mondays in October: October 7th, 21st, and 28th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, October 21
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft".  This group will run for three Mondays in October: October 7th, 21st, and 28th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, October 21
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, October 22
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, October 22
10:45am - 11:15am
Our friends from Let's Play Music will be back in the Children's Room with a super fun Instrument Petting Zoo!  Try out all kinds of instruments in this hands-on event! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, October 22
3:30am - 4:30pm
It’s time to whip out the Perler beads and the velvet coloring pages and take a little trip back in time. Sept.10th: Perler Bead Creations Sept. 24th: Velvet Coloring Oct. 8th: Gimp Bracelets Oct. 22nd: Dream Catchers Nov. 5th: Glow Sand Art Nov.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 22
6:30pm - 7:00pm
An evening storytime that 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, October 23
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  THE SPOOKY TRADITION CONTINUES… 6:00-7:15 Trick-or-Treat in the Library! This year there will be TWO performances of our Shadow Puppet Show: Be our guest for either the 6:00 or 6:45 performance! Not too spooky Halloween Fun!  All Ages.  No... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 24
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, October 24
10:45am - 11:15am
Our friends from Let's Play Music will be back in the Children's Room with a super fun Instrument Petting Zoo!  Try out all kinds of instruments in this hands-on event! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, October 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let’s start our celebration of Halloween in September! Join us every Tuesday to make delicious sweet treats. Sept. 12th: Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip Sept. 19th: Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Sept. 26th:  Mummy Pizza Bites Oct. 3rd:  Strawberry Ghosts... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, October 25
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, October 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Our friends from Let's Play Music will be back in the Children's Room with a super fun Instrument Petting Zoo!  Try out all kinds of instruments in this hands-on event! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, October 28
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program 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, October 28
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft".  This group runs for three Mondays in October: October 7th, 21st, and 28th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, October 28
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Join us for Minecraft Monday!  Work together with friends in our Realm and hone your "craft".  This group will run for three Mondays in October: October 7th, 21st, and 28th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 29
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, October 29
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Do you like escape rooms? Creating puzzles and clues? Torturing your parents? Join us as we make The Ultimate Test escape room for friends and family. Ages 12-18  
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 29
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come with your best monster face and join the fun, monster mayhem has begun! Stories, movement and craft.  Ages 5-7 with caregiver.   Registration required and will open on October 8th.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 29
6:30pm - 7:00pm
An evening storytime that 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, October 30
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
Thursday, October 31
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
Friday, November 01
10:00am - 10:30am
We have so much to explore! Join us for interactive sensory play activities designed to stimulate toddlers’ growing minds. Recommended for toddlers ages 1, 2, and 3 with their caregivers. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, November 01
11:30am - 1:00pm
Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will chose a new cookbook for each meeting. Make something from the book and bring it in to share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and eat!... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A

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