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Events

Monday, July 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
Tuesday, July 30
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, July 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
George's fun-filled shows will keep your audience on the edge of their seats with exciting magic, lots of ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 30
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, 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 B
Wednesday, July 31
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
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. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Head up the road to the Taylor Library for more stories and s’mores by the campfire with Mr. Ray! All ages with caregiver.  No registration required.  Please note: This event will be held at the Taylor Library, 49 East Derry Road, Derry, NH. ... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, August 02
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, August 02
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
Friday, August 02
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Join us for some great stories and songs, followed by a snow cone treat.  There is nothing better on a hot summer day! All ages. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, August 05
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, August 05
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, August 06
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, August 06
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Summer Reading Program: To Be Announced--Please keep an eye out for exciting Summer Reading activities!
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, August 06
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, 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 B
Thursday, August 08
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, August 08
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Our space voyage is coming to end, it’s time for re-entry! Join us back here on planet Earth with musician Steve Blunt, fun & games and Moo’s Ice Cream! Splash down will be in MacGregor Park (weather permitting) T-minus 1 pm, all ages with... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, August 08
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, August 09
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, August 09
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Join us for some great stories and songs, followed by a snow cone treat.  There is nothing better on a hot summer day! All ages. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
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
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
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
Presented by TJ Cullinane.
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, September 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
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
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
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
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, 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
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Tuesday, October 01
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, October 04
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
Monday, October 07
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Support group for people with YOPD and their caregivers to meet and discuss various issues.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 09
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room

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