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Events

Saturday, November 02
1:00pm - 3:00pm
A group for any woman interested in creative writing. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, November 04
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, November 04
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 November: November 4th, 18th, and 25th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, November 04
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 November: November 4th, 18th, and 25th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, November 04
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, November 05
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, November 05
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, November 05
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Turn marshmallow peeps into fun, festive, feast-worthy turkeys!  Not only that, but we will whip up a delicious "nest" for them to rest in!  Before we tuck into these tasty turkeys, we will listen to the hilarious adventures of Turk and Rant by Lisa... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, November 05
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, November 06
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, November 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Just in time for the holidays, Mindfulness expert Laura Klain returns to Derry to give us strategies to find peace and calm ourselves, even in th emost hectic times.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Everyone has a story to tell. Maybe it’s romantic. Maybe it’s horrifying. Maybe it’s full of adventure. Writers group is all about writing and sharing those stories (written or drawn) by you!  Ages 12-18
Event Location: Teen Area
Thursday, November 07
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, November 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The weather is getting colder.  Let's learn a cozy craft that we can do while the snow is falling.  This month we will be embroidering adorable seasonal kawaii patterns.  Registration is required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, November 08
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, November 08
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Monthly book discussion. Books are available at the front desk. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, November 09
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Saturday, November 09
9:30am - 12:30pm
Molly Reid
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, November 09
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Molly Reid chapter of NSDAR is holding our monthly meeting.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, November 09
1:00pm - 4:45pm
Prepare for the Rise of Skywalker with some retro Star Wars video games!  Multiple games will be available to play throughout the afternoon in our Meeting Room. All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, November 11
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Monday, November 11
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
Tuesday, November 12
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, November 12
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, November 12
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
Tuesday, November 12
6:45pm - 8:15pm
An informal discussion group that shares a love of genealogy and family history.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 13
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, November 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm
monthly meeting of 4h
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, November 13
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn about the art and making of traditional Russian nesting dolls!  A NH Humanities program. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 13
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, November 14
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, November 14
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ages 8-11 Club.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, November 14
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, November 15
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, November 15
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, November 16
10:00am - 3:00pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, November 18
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, November 18
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 November: November 4th, 18th, and 25th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8-11... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, November 18
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 November: November 4th, 18th, and 25th. Due to popular demand, two groups will be offered again this year! Ages 8... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, November 18
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, November 19
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, November 19
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
Tuesday, November 19
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, November 19
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get in the holiday spirit with this cookie adventure!  We will enjoy Edward Hemingway's funny story about a "Tough Cookie" and make some tough (and not so tough!) cookies of our own! Ages 5-7 with a caregiver.  Registration required and will open on... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, November 19
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, November 20
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, November 20
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, November 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Everyone has a story to tell. Maybe it’s romantic. Maybe it’s horrifying. Maybe it’s full of adventure. Writers group is all about writing and sharing those stories (written or drawn) by you!  Ages 12-18
Event Location: Teen Area
Thursday, November 21
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, November 21
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B

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