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Events

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
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Annual Condo meeting for the Stonegate II Condominium Association
Event Location: Meeting Room B
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. 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, November 15
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, 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.  This month's theme is "Fall Cupcakes... 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
10:30am - 12:00pm
BIDMC in conjunction with Harvard Medical School is conducting focus groups with veterans as a part of a larger study looking at veterans' opinions on organ and tissue donation.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
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 - 12:00pm
I am holding an early learning meet-up in the north and south every other month. I would love to hold this Novembers in Derry. The theme for November is the 2020 Summer Reading Program.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
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 - 8:15pm
It may be November, but hauntings are never out of season! Join us for a night with author and "In Search of Monsters" TV host Ronny LeBlanc as he discusses his book and hauntings in his own town of Leominster. LeBlanc is the star of the show show... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, 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
Friday, November 22
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, November 22
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, November 22
11:15am - 12:00pm
Calling all young families! Join Miss Holly of Let's Play Music & Make Art of Derry, when she leads a Family Time Wiggle & Grow Kindermsuik class at the Derry Public Library for ages 0-5. Your children will love moving to the music, singing... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, November 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
We’ve devised a maniacally difficult escape room for friends and family and now it’s time to put you to the test! Do you have what it takes to escape? Join one of our two sessions to race against the clock.  Registration Opens September 15th... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, November 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
We’ve devised a maniacally difficult escape room for friends and family and now it’s time to put you to the test! Do you have what it takes to escape? Join one of our two sessions to race against the clock.  Registration Opens September 15th... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, November 25
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 25
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 25
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
Tuesday, November 26
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 26
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 27
9:30am - 5:00pm
Library closing at 5 pm for Thanksgiving holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor
Wednesday, November 27
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, November 28
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Friday, November 29
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Event Location: Adult Floor
Monday, December 02
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 02
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 02
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 02
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, December 03
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 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
Tuesday, December 03
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 04
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 04
11:00am - 8:30pm
Children's Event--Room Setup day.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 04
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an all ages celebration of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott! We will discuss the book, bring snacks to share, and drink some tea. The book, and a cookbook, may be available to borrow at the front desk. The book is for... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, December 05
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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
Thursday, December 05
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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

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