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DANVILLE —What is your passion?

Are you an expert on a topic that might interest other people? We are looking to find residents who would like to present a talk, photo exhibit or demonstration with the community. We bet there are countless people in town who have something interesting to share.

We recently had a resident present a great photographic memento of Boston’s rock scene in the late 1960s and 1970s. Those who attended really enjoyed the event and we would like to offer more in a series of community talks this autumn.

Please email [email protected] or call 603-382-6733 and ask Ann if you have a suggestion. We’ll consider all suggestions, but pick the ones we think will be most appealing to the community. All programs will be expected to adhere to our mission statement of empowering and enriching our community by providing free and equal access to resources and promoting lifelong learning, as well as inspiring creativity and enrichment.

Upcoming Summer Reading Program events:

The Oceans of Possibilities program isn’t just for kids. Teens and adults are also signed up and hope to turn their readings into prizes in our weekly raffles. Speakers win raffle tickets for the books they read and have a chance to win t-shirts, tote bags, toys and books. Friends of the Library donated great prizes in every age category, including a $50 gift certificate to Newick’s Lobster House, a $50 gift card for teens, and a giant stuffed sea turtle and a book for children.

Lego Club with Tom – Every Wednesday at 2 p.m., elementary school children are invited to come and create and share a Lego creation based on their interpretation of the weekly theme. Past themes have included a desert island, an ideal vacation, your school, and a memory.

Call to register at Light up coral reef craft Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. The program is suitable for students in kindergarten and up.

Steam Craft – Light Up Angel Fish Paper Circuit – Join us on Wednesday, August 3 at 2 p.m. to make an angle fish or other sea creature out of a light-up paper circuit. (4 years and up.) Seating is limited, so please call or email to reserve your spot.

Summer Luau End of Summer Program for all ages will take place on Thursday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Pack a lunch – we’ll provide drinks and dessert – and join us outside (weather permitting) to celebrate your kids and their participation in summer reading. We’ll do Limbo and more, and kids can choose a book to take home. More details to come! Please note that there will be no story time on August 11.

Exploration Backpacks for Kids

Discover a children’s backpack and explore your garden, a hiking trail or the seaside. Our two backpacks are filled with everything you need to explore the outdoors, including binoculars, a box insects, magnifying glasses, animal identification books, etc. One backpack is for the woods and the other for the seaside.

baby time

It’s never too early to start reading to your child. This spring, we launched a new program for infants from birth to 18 months. The next Baby Time will be on Tuesday, August 16 at 1 p.m. These monthly gatherings will help infants develop language skills, hand-eye coordination and early social skills, as well as provide social time for parents and caregivers.

Please call to register and for more information.

Storytimes and more

Join us every Thursday morning for story time with stories, action songs, puppets and movement, and take home a bag with craft materials. Hours are 10 a.m. for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. for pre-K. Please call or email for more information. Story and craft can take place indoors or outdoors depending on weather and other conditions.

Mystery Book Club meets every first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The next month’s book, available at the library, is “It’s worth dying for” by Lee Child. The meeting will take place on August 4.

cookbook club meets on the third Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Pick up a cookbook or magazine to make a special dish to share with the group. August theme to be determined. Call us to let us know if you would like to join us.

We reduced or free admission to four museums in the region including the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, the Seacoast Discovery Center in Rye, and the Boston Museum of Science. All of these museums require pre-registration, so call us for more information!

Sidewalk available on request

With the COVID-19 numbers on the rise again, we want to remind our customers that the sidewalk is still available for our customers. Call or email us at [email protected] and we’ll pack a bag and put it outside.

Library opening hours

The library is open Monday and Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Follow us on Facebook for more news.

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