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The Library is open Mon - Sat from 9:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:30pm, 
also Mon - Wed from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Reach us any time by email at derrylib@derrypl.org or phone at 432-6140,
9:30 - 8:00 Mon-Wed, and 9:30 - 5:00 Thu-Sat.
Curbside Pickup available Mon-Wed 9:30 - 7:30 and Thu-Sat 9:30 - 4:30.
One hour computer sessions are available.

Groups and Clubs

Book and Film Group meetings are currently being held virtually.

Beginner Ukulele Group:

Have you always wanted to play the ukulele? Or, do you have a ukulele and have always wanted to play it with others?  Come join our ukulele group! We will play very beginner friendly songs and see if we can make some music together. All experience levels welcome! Bring your ukulele (or borrow one from the library), and a lawn chair.

We will meet on the library’s new patio, weather permitting. 

Registration is required. Masks required. Register here!

Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org, 603-432-6140) if you have any questions.

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 6pm

Wednesday Book Group:

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. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021  - American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - Eat the Buddah by Barbara Demick
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Confessions of a Young Nero by Margaret George
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
 

Contemporary Issues Book Group:

Please join us for a respectful online book discussion. We read mostly nonfiction and choose from a variety of books focusing on contemporary issues. Some of the titles we've read so far are Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, and I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi.

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

Meetings are usually held on Mondays at 6:00pm. The Zoom link will be sent to the registered participants prior to the event. Please contact Natasha (natashab@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting.

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 - The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Thomas M. Nichols
  • Monday, March 29, 2021 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Monday, April 26, 2021 - Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
  • Monday, May 24, 2021 - Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart

Cookbook Book Group:

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you love to read cookbooks? Come join us for our afternoon Cookbook Book Group! We will choose a new cookbook for each meeting and make something at home to bring in and share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and eat! Cookbooks will be available to borrow at the front desk.

We will meet outside on the new library patio at 11:30 am, weather permitting. There will be no rain date.

Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org, 603-432-6140) if you have any questions.

  • Friday, June 4, 2021 – 365: No Repeats by Rachael Ray
  • Friday, July 2, 2021 - Vegetables Illustrated by America's Test Kitchen
  • Friday, August 6, 2021 - Falastin by Sami Tamimi
  • Friday, September 3, 2021 - TBD 

 

    Documentary Film Group:

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 virtually. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Central Park 5
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - Jane
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Sherpa
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Biggest Little Farm (rescheduled to May 5th, 2021)
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Searching for Sugar Man
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - The Amish
 

Feel-Good Book Group:

Do you want to be uplifted when you read? Do you know that the best medicine for a dreary day is a good cup of tea and some Fredrick Backman, or Rachel Joyce? Join us for the Feel-Good book group. We will read books that will leave us feeling hopeful, happy, and full in heart. And then we will meet virtually (with a good cup of tea), and talk about how beautiful life can be!

Meetings will be held at 6:30pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Registration is required so you can join us virtually. Register here!

Please contact the library about borrowing the book for each meeting.
 
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeeev Balasubramanyam

Popular History Book Group:
 
Please join us for an online discussion of books about popular 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. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions. 

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the book for each meeting. 
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - The Witches by Stacy Schiff
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1491 by Charles Mann
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Damnation Island by Stacy Horn
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Wright Brothers by David McCullough

IFC Film Group:

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. Register here!

Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the movie for each meeting.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - Her
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - Frida
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - Tokyo Story
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - Harriet
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Nakom

Paint Night at the Library:

Join us for some beginner, guided fine art projects! Each month we will complete a different painting that you can take home. Materials list will be supplied so you can bring your own if desired.  

We will meet on the library’s new patio, weather permitting.

Registration is required. Masks required. Register here!

Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org, 603-432-6140) if you have any questions.

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – 6pm
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – 6pm

Poetry Group:
 
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words” – John Fowles
 

Do you enjoy poetry and wish you could talk about it with someone? Or, do you wish you understood poetry and what it was trying to say? Then join our monthly, pressure-free discussion group where we tiptoe and soar through the world of the word!

Registration is required so that you can join us virtually. Register here!

This group will meet monthly. Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm. We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link. Please contact Jessica (jessicad@derrypl.org) if you have any questions.

Please contact the library to inquire about borrowing the materials for each meeting.

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – Louise Gluck – The Wild Iris
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Joy Harjo - An American Sunrise
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - TBD