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Events

Tuesday, April 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, April 30
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let's make some delicious snacks and chow down! Bridge Program: Ages 10-18 Welcome March 5th: Pretzel Bites with Cheese March 19th: Fruit and Chocolate Dip (Meeting Room B) April  2nd: Salsa and Chips April 16th: Leftover Pancake Sandwiches April... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, April 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, May 01
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, May 01
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Make your wishes come true at the Wishtree event!  There will be a shadow puppet show, followed by an opportunity to write and decorate your wish and hang it on our wishtree in the park. All ages with caregiver. No registration required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you working on your memoir, a novel, a screenplay, an epic poem? Do you have the next big idea? Gather around the teen table to get creative, share stories and use your imaginations
Event Location: Teen Area
Thursday, May 02
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, May 03
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, May 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
Monday, May 06
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, May 06
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, May 06
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Board of Directors meeting
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, May 06
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, May 07
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, May 07
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, May 07
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Support group/in-service training for CASA volunteers who work out of the Derry Family Court.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Tuesday, May 07
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, May 08
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, May 08
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Learn all about selling your items on eBay.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 08
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, May 09
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, May 09
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, May 09
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us bi-weekly to get creative with soaps, sharpies, beeswax and more.   March 14th: DIY soap March 28th: Stained Glass Sharpie Art April 11th: Chapstick April 25th: Marbled Mugs May 9th: Original Button Art May 23rd: Colorful Candles
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 09
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, May 10
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, May 10
10:30am - 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
Saturday, May 11
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Saturday, May 11
9:30am - 12:30pm
Molly Reid
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, May 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you know how to effectively come alongside someone who has just suffered a traumatic event?  Natalie Larson, Executive Director of Soulsafe, will be offering a 90 minute seminar where you will learn the physical, emotional and spiritual damage... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, May 13
6:00pm - 8:25pm
a NH Humanities programGlenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 14
11:00am - 12:30pm
Derry Garden Club
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, May 14
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let's make some delicious snacks and chow down! Bridge Program: Ages 10-18 Welcome March 5th: Pretzel Bites with Cheese March 19th: Fruit and Chocolate Dip (Meeting Room B) April  2nd: Salsa and Chips April 16th: Leftover Pancake Sandwiches April... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, May 14
6:45pm - 8:15pm
Gathering to share genealogy research tips and the latest news.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 15
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join Jessica from Let's Play Music and Make Art for another great hands on art activity! Jessica Millis is a local artist, illustrator and art instructor at Let's Play Music and Make Art in Derry. She has been guiding both adults and children on... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, May 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you working on your memoir, a novel, a screenplay, an epic poem? Do you have the next big idea? Gather around the teen table to get creative, share stories and use your imaginations
Event Location: Teen Area
Wednesday, May 15
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Holocaust program
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 15
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, May 16
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, May 17
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's theme is "The Thing About... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, May 18
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Classes offered to learn jewelry techniques focused on beadwork.  There will be a fee for materials and supplies.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, May 20
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, May 21
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you love puzzles, clues and mysteries? Join us for our monthly escape rooms.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 22
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to cook great meals with your Instant-Pot! This event includes a cooking demonstration. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us bi-weekly to get creative with soaps, sharpies, beeswax and more.   March 14th: DIY soap March 28th: Stained Glass Sharpie Art April 11th: Chapstick April 25th: Marbled Mugs May 9th: Original Button Art May 23rd: Colorful Candles
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 23
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, May 25
9:30am - 4:30pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, May 27
9:00am - 9:00pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor
Tuesday, May 28
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Let's make some delicious snacks and chow down! Bridge Program: Ages 10-18 Welcome March 5th: Pretzel Bites with Cheese March 19th: Fruit and Chocolate Dip (Meeting Room B) April  2nd: Salsa and Chips April 16th: Leftover Pancake Sandwiches April... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, May 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you working on your memoir, a novel, a screenplay, an epic poem? Do you have the next big idea? Gather around the teen table to get creative, share stories and use your imaginations
Event Location: Teen Area
Monday, June 03
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Support group for people with YOPD and their caregivers to meet and discuss various issues.
Event Location: Meeting Room B

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