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Adult Events

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
Wednesday, June 19
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Lunch with Tommy & Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling  ... Read More
Wednesday, June 26
6:30pm - 8:15pm
The "Chocolate Doctor" comes to Derry! Do you love chocolate? Who doesn't? Things get sweet as the "chocolate doctor" (aka Northern Essex Community College professor Mike Cross) comes to the Derry Public Library.... Read More
Thursday, July 04
8:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Friday, July 05
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
Wednesday, July 10
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Musical performance by the popular Folksoul Duo!
Wednesday, July 10
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
Wednesday, July 17
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Get an early jump on “Shark Week” and learn about the shark species that can found in the Gulf of Maine to include the New Hampshire seacoast and neigboring Massachusetts. Over a dozen species of sharks are regularly encountered in local waters.... Read More
Wednesday, July 17
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
Wednesday, July 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lecture on the US National Parks
Wednesday, July 31
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Are you considering home education for your child? Are you new to homeschooling and want to make sure you’re off to a solid start? This is a great opportunity to learn more, especially for prospective and new(er) homeschoolers. Participants will... Read More
Friday, August 02
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
Wednesday, August 14
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
Wednesday, August 14
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Gulls were once described by a medieval Welsh poet as “immaculate loveliness,” but closer to home they are often derided as “dumpster ducks.” No matter where you stand on the subject, there is no arguing that against a leaden gray sky, few sights... Read More
Wednesday, August 21
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open World Explorers returns with a program on hawks!
Wednesday, August 21
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
Monday, September 02
8:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Friday, September 06
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
Wednesday, September 11
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
Wednesday, September 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with "trying to have it all" or been frustrated by not being able to achieve "perfection?" Join us as Valerie Roman discusses her new book, Hat Trick: The Essential Playbook for Career, Family, and Personal... Read More
Wednesday, September 18
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
Wednesday, September 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Husband and wife team share their 40 years of travel adventures to all of the US National Parks. 
Wednesday, October 02
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Most people have heard of the famous Loch Ness Monster of Scotland, but did you know that Vermont's Lake Champlain has legend of a monster that was well known worldwide decades before Nessie hit the headlines? Learn more about "Champ" of Lake... Read More
Friday, October 04
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
Wednesday, October 09
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
Saturday, October 12
9:30am - 12:30pm
Friends Book Sale in the Book Sale Room
Monday, October 14
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Closed for Holiday
Wednesday, October 16
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
Thursday, October 17
9:00am - 12:00pm
GMILCS Executive Board
Thursday, October 17
12:00pm - 4:00pm
GMILCS Board Meeting

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