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The library is now open by appointment.

You can reach us any time by email at derrylib@derrypl.org, or by phone at 432-6140, 9:30 - 8:00 Monday-Wednesday, and 9:30 - 5:00 Thursday-Saturday.

Curbside Pickup available Monday-Wednesday between 10:00 - 7:00 and Thursday-Saturday 10:00 - 4:00.  Computer use, Children's Room, and Grab & Go are available by appointment.

Adult Events

Saturday, September 26
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Tuesday, September 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, October 02
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us during your lunch break on Fridays for fun Kahoot Trivia 1:00-2:00 September 4th: Labor Day Themed Trivia October 2nd: TBD November 6th: TBD December 4th: TBD
Monday, October 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you a fan of Liz's movie recommendations? Join us for a full length program the second (or first, in this case)  Monday of every month. In anticipation of Halloween, we're talking about the  world of horror. It's more than just slashers and gore!
Tuesday, October 06
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nothing quite brings a person to life like the records from their day-to-day activities. Not only can school records give you an idea of what daily life was like for your ancestor, but occasionally you can get access to that much sought after... Read More
Tuesday, October 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of non-fiction books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. We will... Read More
Wednesday, October 07
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Halloween Harvest:  Ghosts, Goblins & more is a mix of songs and stories celebrating the season, including work songs, a ghost ballad from maritime New England, true-life ghost stories from my family and others, and more.  The target audience... Read More
Thursday, October 08
11:00am - 12:00pm
Are you an artist? Do you make art ‘just for fun’? Have you been looking for a community that you can share ideas with, talk about art with, and make art with? Then join us!  Bring your supplies, whatever you are working on, and let’s gather for Art... Read More
Saturday, October 10
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Monday, October 12
9:05am - 9:05pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 8:00pm
It's election time! Before the general, let's look at the NH primary, where it all began.   This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth century,... Read More
Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather to discuss it! Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to... Read More
Monday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to maximize your social security benefits.
Tuesday, October 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where did your ancestors come from? How did they get here? Join us to explore passenger lists, border crossings, naturalization records and more as we delve into the ins and outs of discovering new Americans in the archives.
Tuesday, October 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fall is in the air, and it is time to start decorating.  This month we will be making Fall inspired rag wreaths with supplies provided in your take-and-make bag.   Join us via Zoom for instructions followed by working independently on our wreaths... Read More
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Russ Cohen comes to Derry to talk about foraging and what you can eat in your own backyard! This will be an online program on Zoom Derry and adjacent communities is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious... Read More
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link... Read More
Saturday, October 24
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Looking for something to do outdoors? Grab a picnic blanket, a best friend (or family) and a snack and meet in MacGregor Park to play a board game. Games include: Monopoly Carcassone Pandemic D&D (Dice, Dragon Heist Campaign and Dungeon Master's... Read More
Tuesday, October 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online discussion of Documentary films. Do you enjoy learning while being entertained? Do you wish Ken Burns could be your best friend? If so, this is the group for you!  Registration is required so that you can join us... Read More
Tuesday, November 03
6:00pm - 7:00pm
What records can be found when your ancestor hunt leads to a tale of true crime? Join us for a case study in hard-to-find ancestors, sleuthing unmarked graves and digging up judicial records. More forthcoming
Tuesday, November 03
6:00pm - 7:00pm
What happens when your family research turns into fodder for a true crime novel? Join us for a case study as we attempt to puzzle out the clues using old newspapers, autopsy reports, mug shots, inmate records and more. Content Warning: This research... Read More
Tuesday, November 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of non-fiction books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. We will... Read More
Wednesday, November 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Digital program presented via Zoom.
Friday, November 06
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us during your lunch break on Fridays for fun Kahoot Trivia 1:00-2:00 September 4th: Labor Day Themed Trivia October 2nd: TBD November 6th: TBD December 4th: TBD
Monday, November 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you a fan of Liz's movie recommendations? Join us for a full length program the second Monday of every month! This month's topic is the censorship, and the various ways it affects film.
Wednesday, November 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. We will watch the film at home and gather to discuss it! Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to... Read More
Monday, November 16
6:30pm - 7:45pm
  This will be a vritual program, hosted via Zoom. Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun, nostalgic and enlightening presentation based on his  book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest... Read More
Tuesday, November 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
TBD
Wednesday, November 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link... Read More
Tuesday, November 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for an online discussion of Documentary films. Do you enjoy learning while being entertained? Do you wish Ken Burns could be your best friend? If so, this is the group for you!  Registration is required so that you can join us... Read More

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