64 E Broadway, Derry NH | 03038 | (603) 432-6140 | Hours

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Research databases available to all cardholders - have your card number and PIN ready! 

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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.


Evening Craft Club

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 and conversation with fellow crafters.    Registration is required.  We will contact you  prior to the event with instructions and a link.  *Take-and-make bag quantities are limited.

Genealogy Series: Forensic Genealogy


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 repatriation and more. Let’s look at a few examples of how to use forensic genealogy in your own research by applying our skills to signature analysis and photo identification.



Genealogy Series: Remarkable Elsie Gaskin


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 William Gaskin, fell ill. We’ll dive into census records, vital records, old newspapers, local history books and more to see how far and wide Elsie roamed.  




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