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Events

Monday, September 27
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 28
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 28
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join Teen Art and Writing Club, bi-weekly, to do writing prompts, share stories, illustrations and animations--and work on the Thinking and Inking magazine. This club meets via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, September 28
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us as we welcome special guest, Mela Rogers, for a chat about the business and art of writing and illustration. Mela is a writers group alumni who is now an agented graphic novelist. Don't miss this conversation if you're interested in art,... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, September 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  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... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, September 29
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 29
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  Join Ms.Yahira for the teen drop-in. Just come in as you are and enjoy games, puzzles, maker-space stuff, etc. Snacks will be provided. This club is for 12-18 year olds. Come, bring some friends, or make some friends.   Bi-weekly, so add it to... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 29
6:30pm - 7:45pm
This will be a hybrid program, presented both in-person (to a limited audience) and streamed online.Come learn about Mary Anne MacGregore, the wife of Derry's founder.  Note: Masks may be required for in-person attendees... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, September 29
6:30pm - 7:45pm
This will be a hybrid program, presented both in-person (to a limited audience) and streamed online.Come learn about Mary Anne MacGregore, the wife of Derry's founder.  Note: Masks may be required for in-person attendees... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 30
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 30
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join Ms.Yahira for the inagural teen manga club. This club is for 13-18 year olds. We will chat about manga, probably watch some anime on Crunchyroll and draw and/or craft something manga related. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, October 01
10:00am - 10:45am
The patio is ready and so are we!  Join Mr. Ray for an outdoor family storytime featuring fun stories, songs, and a simple craft. Registration is required for each storytime... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, October 02
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Halloween Costume Giveaway! The Good Witch is Back!  Drop in between Noon and 3:00 to choose a free halloween costume from the donations The Good Witch has collected. Event will be held on the library patio.  In case of inclement weather, it will be... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, October 04
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, October 04
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The patio is ready and so are we!  We are painting some ceramics to celebrate the Mexican holiday. You can paint them as spooky or not as you like. Ages 11 - 18 We'll have it in the conference in case of weather.
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A
Monday, October 04
6:30pm - 8:00pm
This program will be hosted on Zoom. Gather 'round the virtual campfire with Jeff Belanger!    This ghostly multi-media program will take you on a journey through the haunts in your backyard, and around the world. Pulling from his research in... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 05
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 05
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Calling all monsters!  Let's welcome October with an afternoon of seasonal fun.  We will be painting pumpkins, making play-doh monsters, and reading a fun book about some not-too-scary monsters.  Ages 5 - 7 with a caregiver.  Registration is... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday, October 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Frost, the teacher, farmer, and internationally adored poet, was born in California but spent his school days and young adulthood in Lawrence and Derry. Join experts from the Derry Public Library, the Lawrence History Center and The Robert... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 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
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 06
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Program   Join Paul Zambella as he discusses some of the most infamous cases in which he was involved as a forensic scientist at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. Focus of the program is on the forensic evidence and how it provided... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 07
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday, October 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join Ms.Yahira for the tween manga club. This club is for 9-13 year olds. We will chat about manga, probably watch some anime on Crunchyroll and draw and/or craft something manga related. 
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, October 08
10:00am - 10:45am
The patio is ready and so are we!  Join Mr. Ray for an outdoor family storytime featuring fun stories, songs, and a simple craft. Registration is required for each storytime... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, October 11
9:05am - 9:05pm
The library is closed for the holiday.
Event Location: Adult Floor, Event Location: Children’s Room, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 12
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 12
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join Teen Art and Writing Club, bi-weekly, to do writing prompts, share stories, illustrations and animations--and work on the Thinking and Inking magazine. This club meets via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“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... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More information to come...
Event Location: Patio
Wednesday, October 13
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 13
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  Join Ms.Yahira for the teen drop-in. Just come in as you are and enjoy games, puzzles, maker-space stuff, etc. Snacks will be provided. This club is for 12-18 year olds. Come, bring some friends, or make some friends.   Bi-weekly, so add it to... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 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
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 14
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their caregivers. This storytime engages young children using music, finger plays, props, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, October 15
10:00am - 10:45am
The patio is ready and so are we!  Join Mr. Ray for an outdoor family storytime featuring fun stories, songs, and a simple craft. Registration is required for each storytime... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Friday, October 15
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 choose a new cookbook for each meeting and make something at home to bring in and share! Discuss tips, tricks, troubles, and take home... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday, October 16
1:00pm - 2:30pm
  Take a stroll through historic Forest Hill Cemetery with local historian T.J. Cullinane and pay homage to Derry’s illustrious heroes of the past to include Alan B. Shepard, the first American in Space and Milk Magnate H.P. Hood. From the First... Read More
Event Location: Patio
Monday, October 18
10:00am - 10:45am
Story program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver.  Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy, and pre-school activities.... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, October 18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The patio is ready and so are we!  Join Ms.Yahira to put your leadership skills to use. Calling all teens ages  12 and up for a board to make decisions on programming and of course naming yourselves. I will provide snacks you provide ideas.Any one... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Monday, October 18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monthly meeting of the Derry Public Library Board of Trustees.  Usually held on the third Monday of each month.  Open to the public. Currently being held via Zoom.
Event Location: Meeting Room B, Event Location: New Hampshire Room, Event Location: Online
Monday, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Horror is a woman's genre" Believe it or not, it's  true! This month, Liz looks at women in horror, behind the camera and in front. From scream queens to women blazing new trails in horror, this program will cover the evolving female cinematic role... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 19
10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this lively music and dance program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  THIS PROGRAM HAS A HYBRID OPTION. You may attend in-person or via zoom. Register Below for In-Person. In our second memoir writing session, we’ll continue with more writing “sprints” and story sharing. We’ll also talk about tips... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room A, Event Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday, October 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS A HYBRID OPTION. You may attend in-person or via zoom. Register Below for Zoom In our second memoir writing session, we’ll continue with more writing “sprints” and story sharing. We’ll also talk about tips for... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  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 Fredrik Backman, or Rachel Joyce? Join us for the Feel Good book group. We will read books that will leave us feeling... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 20
10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12 months). Learn fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to share with your baby as she/he sits in your lap. Connect with other parents and caregivers... Read More
Event Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  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 via Zoom.  We will contact you 1 hour prior to the event with instructions and a link... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, October 20
6:30pm - 8:00pm
This program will be hosted on Zoom. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicatetheir needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, October 21
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The patio is ready and so are we!  We are having out first tween book club meeting. First book is Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, copies are ready to be picked up at the main circulation desk once you register. We'll discuss, plus a related craft and... Read More
Event Location: Patio, Event Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday, October 21
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Tradition Continues... Registered family groups will be given a time to begin their tour of our haunted library.  Staff will greet you at the front of the library and when it's time, send your family along the spooky library path!  Your haunted... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room

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