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Events

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
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
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Derry’s Let’s Play Music will be facilitating a one-hour Intro to Guitar class at the library! Individuals of all ages are welcome to try out this versatile string instrument. Students will be invited to give it a whirl and jam with the teacher! All... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
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
Wednesday, May 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting for new BOD, transition with ROC
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 30
12:00pm - 4:45pm
The New Hampshire user group is a Salesforce customer organized group that meets online and in person to share best practices, ideas and tips to maximize the opportunities available using the Salesforce customer management platform.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday, June 01
1:00pm - 3:00pm
A reading with New Voices Humanities.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
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
Tuesday, June 04
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
Wednesday, June 05
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long-range planning meeting with Board of Trustees.
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
Wednesday, June 05
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Annual Meeting of the association.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The weather is getting warmer.  What is more perfect than heading outside with a nice cold drink?  Let's get together and make some beautiful terra cotta coasters.  Wonderful for outdoors or inside.  Registration is required.
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Friday, June 07
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, June 08
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Event Location: Book Sale Room
Tuesday, June 11
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gathering to share genealogy research tips and the latest news.
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, June 11
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, June 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of the Derry Public Libraries hold their bi-monthly meeting. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday, June 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm
In addition to our monthly meeting we will have a visitor from Hampstead. Her name is Jean Grant and she works with textiles. Jean will be doing a presentation on Spinning and Weaving.
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 12
5:00pm - 8:15pm
GDL Relay for Life
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 12
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, June 13
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, June 15
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, 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
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! We... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
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
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 - 4:00pm
Indian Hill Condo Assn
Event Location: New Hampshire Room
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 Food... 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
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! Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
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! 
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
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: Meeting Room A
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

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