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Events

Friday, August 09
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us to celebrate summer, pick out prizes, connect with friends, have some sweet treats and draw the raffle prize winner! Raffle winners must be present in order to redeem prizes.  
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, August 10
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends of the Library summer book sale! 
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Tuesday, August 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of the Derry Public Libraries hold their bi-monthly meeting. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, August 14
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The monthly club meeting of the Helping Hands 4H group.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, August 14
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, August 14
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Gulls were once described by a medieval Welsh poet as “immaculate loveliness,” but closer to home they are often derided as “dumpster ducks.” No matter where you stand on the subject, there is no arguing that against a leaden gray sky, few sights... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 15
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 15
2:00pm - 4:00pm
This hands on class, led by professional filmmaker and animator, Tim Smyth, will teach the art of visual storytelling. In groups, students will conceive, write, plan, perform in, and film a short movie. Each group will receive one cartridge of... Read More
Event Location: Reading Adventure Room
Friday, August 16
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
Monday, August 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.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, August 21
9:30am - 12:30pm
GMILCS Digital Library Group
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, August 21
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open World Explorers returns with a program on hawks!
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, August 21
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, August 28
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Monday, September 02
8:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Tuesday, September 03
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Support group/in-service training for CASA volunteers who work out of the Derry Family Court.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, September 06
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
Saturday, September 07
9:30am - 12:30pm
Molly Reid
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, September 09
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, September 09
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 09
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 09
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Board of Directors meeting
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 09
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Support group for people with YOPD and their caregivers to meet and discuss various issues.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 10
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, September 10
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, September 11
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, September 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, September 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Program.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 11
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
Thursday, September 12
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, September 12
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, September 13
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, September 13
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Helping Hands 4H Discusses their season's harvest. Celebrates the work with the Vietnamese festival of harvest. Snacks will be eaten.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, September 14
10:00am - 12:30pm
Sept. monthly meeting for the Molly Reid (Derry) DAR Chapter + a presentation about historic New England cemeteries and gravestone restoration/preservation (open to the public)
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 16
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, September 16
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 16
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 16
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, September 17
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, September 17
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, September 18
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, September 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with "trying to have it all" or been frustrated by not being able to achieve "perfection?" Join us as Valerie Roman discusses her new book, Hat Trick: The Essential Playbook for Career, Family, and Personal... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 18
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, September 19
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, September 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, September 20
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
Monday, September 23
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, September 23
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 23
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 September: September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, September 23
6:30pm - 8:05pm
College Admissions expert Nancy Steenson returns with a presentation for high school students and parents.   Topics to be covered: *Merit scholarships vs. Financial Aid *How important are extracurriculars? Do I need to be well-rounded? *Writing... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B

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