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Events

Monday, June 17
9:00am - 8:30pm
Join our summer reading bingo challenge! Sign up at the reference desk or print off a BINGO Sheet, here! Beginning on June 17th each time you complete 5 in a row, return your card... Read More
Event Location: Adult Floor
Monday, June 17
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, June 17
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
Monday, June 17
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Annual meeting of association.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, June 18
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, June 18
12:00pm - 1:00pm
This meeting will be held for a youth/family in your community to help support the family, through planning in a multidisciplinary team approach, focusing on being strengths based and family/youth focused.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 18
1:30pm - 2:30pm
10, 9, 8….All systems are a go and we are ready to blast off into Summer Reading! Join us for an out-of-this-world dance party with inter-galactic space games. Don’t miss our alien-asteroid-meteor shower! You’ll have to see it to believe it!  Visit... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come and taste the galaxy with these colorful and sweet treats! June 18th: Planet Pops July 2nd: Galaxy Candy Apples July 16th: Galaxy Bark July 30th: Galaxy Shave Ice  
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, June 18
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, June 19
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, June 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join our friends from Derry's "Let's Play Music" for this hands-on Intro to the Ukulele. No ukulele required-- they will bring a few. Or, if you have your own, feel free to bring it.  Remember--ukulele's are available to check out from the library... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, June 19
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, June 19
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Lunch with Tommy & Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling  ... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 20
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, June 20
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lindsay brings her larger than life Puppet Pals to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, active audience engagement, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming short stories will delight the young and... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 20
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Thursday, June 20
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
Thursday, June 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm
We will be bringing in 20 volunteers to teach them about best practices for social media and how to throw a watch party for out of state presidential events.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, June 21
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 "Fun with... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, June 24
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, June 25
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, June 25
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Let’s zoom past moons and planets with parachute games, props and songs! This program is sure to have its ups and downs but there be lots of laughter, fun and a craft. We know you’ll have a blast! Recommended Ages 4-8 with caregiver. Registration... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 25
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us as we solve puzzles, master tests and fight for survival in our space themed escape rooms.  
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 25
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, June 26
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, June 26
6:30pm - 8:15pm
The "Chocolate Doctor" comes to Derry! Do you love chocolate? Who doesn't? Things get sweet as the "chocolate doctor" (aka Northern Essex Community College professor Mike Cross) comes to the Derry Public Library.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love sci-fi? Want to write stories just like your favorites? Join us for this sci-fi themed fanfiction club. June 26th: Intro to underlined.com July 10th: Storyboard and Scene Writing July 24th: Scene Writing and Share Out August 7th: Skype a Sci... Read More
Event Location: Teen Area
Thursday, June 27
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, June 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do it yourself cardboard spaceship, then hop aboard to watch a family friendly sci-fi short film. Enjoy some space theme treats @ the intergalatic drive-in!  Recommended for ages 3 and up with a caregiver.  Registration requred and will open on June... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 27
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
Thursday, June 27
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: New Hampshire Room
Friday, June 28
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, June 28
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, July 01
9:30am - 8:30pm
The Legos are back!  Drop in and create with our large Lego collection by the big windows all week long! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, July 01
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 02
9:30am - 8:30pm
The Legos are back!  Drop in and create with our large Lego collection by the big windows all week long! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, July 02
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 02
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The universe is spinning, so let’s spin too!  We will play some spinning games and make fun spinning creations! Recommended for ages 3 and up with a caregiver.  Registration required and will open on June 11th.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come and taste the galaxy with these colorful and sweet treats! June 18th: Planet Pops July 2nd: Galaxy Candy Apples July 16th: Galaxy Bark July 30th: Galaxy Shave Ice  
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, July 02
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: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 03
9:30am - 8:30pm
The Legos are back!  Drop in and create with our large Lego collection by the big windows all week long! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, July 03
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Thursday, July 04
8:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Friday, July 05
9:30am - 5:00pm
The Legos are back!  Drop in and create with our large Lego collection by the big windows all week long! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, July 05
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, July 05
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, July 05
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
Saturday, July 06
9:30am - 5:00pm
The Legos are back!  Drop in and create with our large Lego collection by the big windows all week long! All ages.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, July 08
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

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