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The Library is open Monday - Saturday from 9:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:30pm, as well as Monday - Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
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 9:30 - 7:30 and Thursday-Saturday 9:30 - 4:30. One hour computer sessions are available.

Groups and Clubs

Book and Film Group meetings are currently being held virtually.

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

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
  • 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, January 19, 2021 – Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by C. Ingel-Sunderberg
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – The Elephant Keepers Children by Peter Hoeg
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

History Book Group:
 
Please join us for an online, bi-monthly 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. Register here!

This group will meet bi-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, July 6, 2021 - Damnation Island by Stacy Horn
  • Tuesday, September 7, 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

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 bi-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 bi-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 1, 2021 - Joy Harjo - An American Sunrise
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - TBD