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Adult Events

Tuesday, July 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science. Do you read Ed Yong and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? Are you looking for a group where you can talk about science? Then this is the group for you!  Join us for an... Read More
Wednesday, July 24
1:00pm - 2:30pm
You are encouraged and invited to participate in our class homework assignment.  Please use the following quote as a prompt: Be brave enough to be bad at something new Please remember that we are learning to embrace... Read More
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:45pm
  Drop by for a talk on the fascinating mini-monsters living right in your own backyard! We share our yards with thousands of insect species. These range from tiny wasps that lay their eggs in living caterpillars, a form of parasitism so ghastly... Read More
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  See what we are reading here! Registration is required if you want... Read More
Saturday, July 27
2:00pm - 4:00pm
RESCHEDULED for Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM A plucky eleven-year-old named Margaret finds her life on the cusp of change as her family uproots from the heart of the city to a quiet suburban neighborhood. Margaret must then navigate... Read More
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Let’s eat! Do you have a cherished family or community cookbook that has been handed down from generation to generation? Are you the keeper of Great Grandma’s recipe cards? Are you interested in recipes as a historical artifact or genealogical... Read More
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Meeting other fiber friends? Bring a project to work on and make some new friends.       
Tuesday, July 30
6:00pm - 7:30pm
More information to come.
Wednesday, July 31
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Local Historian Mike Morin comes to Derry to talk about NH's most famous diner, The Red Arrow Diner!   Mike Morin, NH radio personality and author, visits The Derry Public Library to present his book on local history, If These Walls Could Talk:... Read More
Tuesday, August 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of popular books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   See the books we are reading ... Read More
Wednesday, August 07
1:00pm - 2:30pm
More information to come.
Wednesday, August 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we read and discuss everything from world-building fantasies to thought provoking science fiction. Whether you have been reading them for years, or are just curious about the genre, this is a group for you! Registration is required so... Read More
Monday, August 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Some of the greatest movies ever made and the best directors to grace this earth came from Japan. Their cinema is as wide and varied as ours. So where does one start? Join Liz and Todd for a crash course of Japanese cinema 101! We'll go over periods... Read More
Tuesday, August 13
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Meeting other fiber friends? Bring a project to work on and make some new friends.       
Tuesday, August 13
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Let’s peel back a layer of history and look at downtown Derry prior to 1950. Where was Young’s Block and when was Veterans Memorial Hall built? Where was Tappan Robie’s blacksmith shop and where did Hattie L. Smith design and sell her hats? Where... Read More
Wednesday, August 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
  Well over 50 species of marine mollusks are commonly encountered on New England beaches.  These include a clam that can live for over 500 years and may hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s Disease; a distinctively marked snail that dispatches its... Read More
Wednesday, August 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! See the upcoming films here... Read More
Friday, August 16
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Please join us for an in-person book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  See our upcoming reads here! Please contact Jessica (... Read More
Wednesday, August 21
1:00pm - 2:30pm
More information to come.
Wednesday, August 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Northern Essex Community College strives for student success. Each information session gives a brief overview of the Northern Essex Community College website, extra-curricular activities (such... Read More
Wednesday, August 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  See what we are reading here! Registration is required if you want... Read More
Monday, August 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The kickoff to a cozy mystery book club.  Cozy mysteries, also referred to as "cosy mysteries" or "cozies", are a sub-genre of crime fiction in which sex and... Read More
Tuesday, August 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Meeting other fiber friends? Bring a project to work on and make some new friends.       
Tuesday, August 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Let’s chat about our research! Bring along a genealogical treasure, an unsolvable puzzle, or just come to listen. This roundtable discussion is a supportive environment for all skill levels.  
Tuesday, August 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Join us for a virtual meeting where we discuss books about science. Do you read Ed Yong and Mary Roach, Brian Greene and Sam Kean? Are you looking for a group where you can talk about science? Then this is the group for you!  Join us for an... Read More
Wednesday, August 28
6:00pm - 8:00pm
In an American desert town in the mid-fifties, the Junior Stargazer Convention attracts stargazers of different ages. A group of students and their parents visit the town to attend the event. What follows is an unexpected exchange of ideas and... Read More
Saturday, August 31
9:30am - 2:00pm
Blood Drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter DERRYPUBLICLIBRARY to schedule an appointment. Share... Read More
Tuesday, September 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online discussion of popular books about history! Do you love history? So do we! Join us as we make our way through the pages of the past!   See the books we are reading ... Read More
Wednesday, September 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Preparing for the future can feel daunting but taking that first step is crucial. Join us for our an Estate Planning Workshop where the attorneys from Legacy Care Law Firm at Debruyckere Law Offices will guide you through the process. At... Read More
Wednesday, September 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we read and discuss everything from world-building fantasies to thought provoking science fiction. Whether you have been reading them for years, or are just curious about the genre, this is a group for you! Registration is required so... Read More

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