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Adult Events

Saturday, February 24
10:00am - 2:00pm
Blood Drive 10:00 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
Monday, February 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
Monday, February 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Presented by the Black Heritage Trail   During the Spring of 1796, George Washington’s final months in office, Ona Judge, an enslaved woman owned by the First Family, escaped the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia with the aid of that city’s free... Read More
Tuesday, February 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, February 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
    It’s your turn! Bring your research trials and triumphs to share with the group. We’ll gather together to discuss our current research, share tips and learn from one another. Artifacts, memorabilia and other items are always welcome.... Read More
Tuesday, February 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, February 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Are you currently renting? Do rising rental costs have you concerned? Have you ever considered purchasing your own home?  Not sure where to begin?   The Derry Public Library is proud to host "Welcome Home! ", a 1-hour first-time home buyer tutorial... Read More
Tuesday, March 05
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!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. This group will... Read More
Wednesday, March 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Do you know exactly how much money it is going to take for you to be able to retire comfortably and remain comfortably retired?"   This program will help you evaluate your preparedness for retirement: evaluating your current financial position... Read More
Monday, March 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In Hollywood, performers are often dismissed as beng shallow and dumb- especially actresses. This month, Liz will be looking at many actresses whose intellect and interests were kept hidden by the industry, shedding light on the other lives of stars... Read More
Tuesday, March 12
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Bring your laptop or use one of ours for a collaborative research session. Lean on a friend as you dive in, help someone with strategy, and share what you know. All skill levels are welcome!  
Tuesday, March 12
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.       
Wednesday, March 13
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New... Read More
Wednesday, March 13
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
Friday, March 15
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!  Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org... Read More
Monday, March 18
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, March 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More information to come.
Wednesday, March 20
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Come learn about the AmeriCorps Senior Companionship Program! Use your skills and talents to make older adults' independence a reality. This program will go over the scope of the program, qualifications, and benefits.
Wednesday, March 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Please join us for a book discussion. We read a variety of books and love to talk about them!  Registration is required if you want to join us virtually. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the NH Room. If you are joining us virtualy, we will... Read More
Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
6:00am - 7:00pm
The test kit was on sale. You bought one, dutifully deposited your saliva in the plastic tube and mailed it in. Now, a few weeks later the results arrive: haplotypes and ethnicity estimates, something about earwax type, and a giant list of 537... Read More
Tuesday, March 26
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, March 27
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Presented by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society  Get Ready for the April 8th Solar Eclipse! This program will cover: - what is a solar eclipse and why do they happen - what to expect if you are not on the path... Read More
Tuesday, April 02
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!   Registration is required so that you can join us virtually via Zoom. This group will... Read More
Wednesday, April 03
6:00pm - 8:00pm
In honor of the solar eclipse, we are showing Danny Boyle's forgotten gem, Sunshine! Plot: In the year 2057, a team of scientists sets out on a space voyage to reignite the dying sun. Rated R, contains language and violence Snacks WILL be provided... Read More
Friday, April 05
11:30am - 3:00pm
Derry Author Fest Setup
Saturday, April 06
10:00am - 4:00pm
Derry Author Fest 1 2 3 Grow! Derry Author Fest is a day of writing workshops, panels and networking for aspiring authors, dreamers and dabblers alike. We bring in reputable speakers to teach in areas of their expertise. As an attendee, you can stay... Read More
Monday, April 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
This month, we look at a subject near and dear to Liz's heart- Physical media! From Betamaxand  VHS to  boutique labels offering 4K upgrages, we'll look at the ebs and flows of physical media- and why it's still important in the age of streaming.... Read More
Tuesday, April 09
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, April 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This program introduces the viewer to American Ancestors – New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). With a focus on what is available to virtual viewers, this program talks about navigating the website, exploring databases, finding subject... Read More

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