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Events

Thursday, December 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The holiday tradition returns! Elves-in-training will make special elf hats, decorate cookies, create a beautiful onrament, sing songs, and play reindeer games! For children ages birth through 11 with a caregiver.   Registration required and will... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, December 06
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, December 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, December 07
1:00pm - 3:00pm
A group for any woman interested in creative writing. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, December 09
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, December 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 December: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, December 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 December: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, December 09
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wraparound team meeting for a family that lives in the Derry Community.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, December 09
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, December 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, December 10
1:00pm - 2:30pm
An informal discussion group that shares a love of genealogy and family history.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 10
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 12 at 4:00 pm  (Note: Must attend both sessions). Come make a winter holiday gift for someone at this mini-club! ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, December 10
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Annual homeowners meeting.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, December 10
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, December 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, December 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
Wednesday, December 11
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Want to avoid the mall? Beat the gift rush? Come make handmade gifts from the heart! You can make: Hot Cocoa in a bag! Pet toys! Felt bookmarks (With a book!) Jewelry! Bath salts or salt scrub! Your own personally decorated bag!
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, December 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, December 12
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 12 at 4:00 pm  (Note: Must attend both sessions). Come make a winter holiday gift for someone at this mini-club! ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 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, December 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. Due to popular demand--a second session will be added starting at 10:45.  Please drop in to either session! No... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, December 13
10:45am - 11:15am
A 30 minute storytime recommended for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers incorporating fun movement songs, stories, and props. Due to popular demand, this second session will be added starting at 10:45.  Please drop in to either session!... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, December 13
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Monthly book discussion. Books are available at the front desk. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, December 14
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Monday, December 16
10:00am - 10:45am
Join us, when Let's Play Music & Make Art of Derry brings their Music for Little Mozarts Program to the Derry Public Library! Your 4, 5 & 6 year olds will get a chance to explore musical concepts with hands-on instrument discovery in a fun... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, December 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 December: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, December 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 December: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, December 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
Wednesday, December 18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tickle the ivories!  Join us for a fun and informative workshop on piano basics.  This hands-on interactive workshop is provided free of charge by Let's Play Music!
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 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, December 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, December 20
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 we will have Cookies and... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Wednesday, December 25
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Tuesday, December 31
9:30am - 3:00pm
Library Closing at 3pm on New Year's Eve
Event Location: Adult Floor
Wednesday, January 01
9:05am - 9:05pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor, Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, January 03
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, January 04
1:00pm - 3:00pm
A group for any woman interested in creative writing. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, January 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room reserved for Girl Scout Cybersecurity Lab.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, January 10
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Monthly book discussion. Books are available at the front desk. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, January 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
Monthly meeting of the Molly Reid Chapter of the DAR
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, January 13
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room reserved for Girl Scout Cybersecurity Lab.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 14
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children's Program. Ages5-7 with caregiver. Registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 14
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Annual Meeting
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, January 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the ukulele?  This instrument is among the easiest to learn and fun to play!  Bring your own, or play one of several we will have on hand.  This workshop is provided free of charge by Let's Play Music.  We... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, January 16
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children's Program. Ages 8-11 with caregiver. Registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, January 20
9:05am - 9:05pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor, Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 21
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children's Program. Ages5-7 with caregiver. Registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, January 22
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Come learn about nutrition from registered Dietitian Noreen Gallo
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, January 27
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room reserved for Girl Scout Cybersecurity Lab.
Event Location: Meeting Room A

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