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The library is now open by appointment Monday - Saturday at 9:30.
Open for walk-ins Monday - Saturday from 11:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:30pm, as well as Monday - Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 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 - 7:00 and Thursday-Saturday 9:30 - 4:30.  Computer use is available by appointment.

Events

Tuesday, March 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Take our bookish version of  Billy Porter’s Met Gala Challenge. Every other week, we challenge you to dress up as your favorite character from various genres and submit a side-by-side photo for a chance of earning bookish prizes!        
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 02
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online 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 via Zoom. We will... Read More
Event Location: Online
Friday, March 05
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, March 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you a fan of Liz's movie recommendations? Join us for a full length program the second Monday of every month. This month, in honor of Women's History Month, we are covering women filmmakers, from the birth of cinema to now!
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 09
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us for writing prompts, creative shares and to work on our teen magazine.    
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  What kind of records do churches hold? What clues can a genealogist hope to find at the church? Are records accessible and open to the public or available on a case-by-case basis?  Join us to find out how church records can be useful to your... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, March 10
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
Wednesday, March 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm
This program will be hosted on Zoom. Program will be hosted in part by the Alzheimer's Association Learn how to have productive and successful conversations with your loved one, family and others about some of the most challenging topics when... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, March 11
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us monthly for teen trivia! Gather with friends and play Kahoot from home. Kahoot is easiest played with a computer and a phone. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.    
Event Location: Online
Friday, March 12
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Saturday, March 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Do you love Manga and Anime? Want to do some manga art projects and chat with other Manga/Anime fans? Join us every other week to get creative and socialize.   March 13th: Manga Art Draw Along   March 27th: Naruto Magnets   April 10th: Polymer... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, March 15
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: New Hampshire Room, Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 16
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  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 Richard 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
Tuesday, March 16
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Take our bookish version of  Billy Porter’s Met Gala Challenge. Every other week, we challenge you to dress up as your favorite character from various genres and submit a side-by-side photo for a chance of earning bookish prizes!        
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 16
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 Richard 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, March 17
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
Friday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us for writing prompts, creative shares and to work on our teen magazine.    
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  March is Women’s History Month! Let’s put our genealogical skills to the test as we search for Elsie Gaskin, Derry Public Library’s first female (dare I say, “favorite?”) librarian. Elsie took over as librarian after her father, the Reverend... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 23
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
Tuesday, March 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spring is finially here!  Let's get together and work on a lovely project to get ready for the gardening season.  This month we will be decorating terra cotta pot with supplies provided in your take-and-make bag.   Join us via Zoom for instructions... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, March 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Program will be held via Zoom
Event Location: Online
Friday, March 26
10:00am - 10:30am
Join the Upper Room and the Derry Public Library for a Zoom story and craft time Friday mornings at 10:00! For parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-6. Fill out the form on the link below to sign up for craft supplies from the Upper Room... Read More
Event Location: Online
Saturday, March 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Do you love Manga and Anime? Want to do some manga art projects and chat with other Manga/Anime fans? Join us every other week to get creative and socialize.   March 13th: Manga Art Draw Along   March 27th: Naruto Magnets   April 10th: Polymer... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, March 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, March 30
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Take our bookish version of  Billy Porter’s Met Gala Challenge. Every other week, we challenge you to dress up as your favorite character from various genres and submit a side-by-side photo for a chance of earning bookish prizes!        
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 06
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us for writing prompts, creative shares and to work on our teen magazine.    
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 06
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  While forensic genealogy is often referred to in terms of the use of genetics and DNA it is quite a bit broader. In fact, forensic genealogy covers everything from document analysis to photo identification, to missing heir research, military... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online 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 via Zoom. We will... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, April 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program       Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald honeymooned for five months in the summer of 1920 in a modest gray house in Westport, Connecticut. It was an experience that had a more profound impact on both of their collective works than any other... Read More
Event Location: Online
Thursday, April 08
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us monthly for teen trivia! Gather with friends and play Kahoot from home. Kahoot is easiest played with a computer and a phone. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.    
Event Location: Online
Saturday, April 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Do you love Manga and Anime? Want to do some manga art projects and chat with other Manga/Anime fans? Join us every other week to get creative and socialize.   March 13th: Manga Art Draw Along   March 27th: Naruto Magnets   April 10th: Polymer... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, April 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
SHOCKING! LURID! Educational? This month, Liz's film series covers one of Liz's cinematic loves: Exploitation films! We'll go over what it is, what it isn't and how this style has evolved throughout cinema history. Get ready to be shocked! This... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 13
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Take our bookish version of  Billy Porter’s Met Gala Challenge. Every other week, we challenge you to dress up as your favorite character from various genres and submit a side-by-side photo for a chance of earning bookish prizes!        
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, April 14
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
Wednesday, April 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Zoom Program     Burn Boston Burn-The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, April 19
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: New Hampshire Room, Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 20
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  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 Richard 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
Tuesday, April 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us for writing prompts, creative shares and to work on our teen magazine.    
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Family search is a massive (free) genealogical website which can greatly benefit researchers—if you know where to look. Are you using FamilySearch effectively enough to find what you need? Join us as we deep dive into this database and master the... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 20
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 Richard 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, April 21
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
Saturday, April 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Do you love Manga and Anime? Want to do some manga art projects and chat with other Manga/Anime fans? Join us every other week to get creative and socialize.   March 13th: Manga Art Draw Along   March 27th: Naruto Magnets   April 10th: Polymer... Read More
Event Location: Online
Monday, April 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy  
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 27
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Take our bookish version of  Billy Porter’s Met Gala Challenge. Every other week, we challenge you to dress up as your favorite character from various genres and submit a side-by-side photo for a chance of earning bookish prizes!        
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, April 27
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
Tuesday, May 04
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us for writing prompts, creative shares and to work on our teen magazine.    
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, May 04
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Join local panelists from the Derry Library and Derry Heritage Commission as we dig into some local History and Mysteries! From missing time capsules to missing bones, who knows what we’ll run into next? Featuring TJ Cullinane(Derry Heritage... Read More
Event Location: Online
Tuesday, May 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for an online 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 via Zoom. We will... Read More
Event Location: Online
Wednesday, May 05
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom ProgramWhat are your items worth?
Event Location: Online

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