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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Monday & Wednesday : 9 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm ; Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Upcoming Events @ Your Library

UPDATED! Star Watch @ Your Library
Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm

Members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will present an indoor educational slideshow on the night sky followed by an outdoor viewing of celestial targets through telescopes. This free event is for all ages.
Due to cloudy conditions this weekend, we’re moving this event to the scheduled rain date: Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm.

The library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and reopen on Friday, November 24 (9 am – noon). Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 am for ages 0-3 and on Thursdays at 10 am for ages 4 and up. There are no storytimes on November 22-23 and December 27-28.

MakerPlay Saturdays
A drop-in STEM event for families from 10 am – 1 pm
November 18featuring 3-Doodler Pens and Little Bits
December 16 – gingerbread cookie trap engineering challenge

First Friday Movie Nights
Enjoy a free movie and popcorn at the library.
December 1 @ 6:30 pm Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 136 minutes)
As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy. 

Holiday Open House
Join us on Wednesday, December 13 from 9 am – 7:30 pm for a festive Holiday Open House hosted by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. Refreshments will be served.

Book-to-Movie Discussions
Join us for a discussion on Annie Proulx’s award-winning short story “Brokeback Mountain” from Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation
Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.
Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that’s what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

Orion Starblast
Stop in and learn about our new community telescope. Built for DFL by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, this new library resource will be available to patrons (age 18+) to check out for home use. A 15-minute training session is required prior to checking out the telescope.

Stop by
Located in Rum Brook Plaza, 249 Route 10 North
This project was generously funded by the Friends of Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Charitable Foundation. Participants of Eastman’s Youth Conservation Corp built the structure.

Here’s the crew that built it! The DLFL is the one on the left, the other two are located at Brookside Park and on a trail in Eastman.

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If you want to request something you DON’T find in our catalog, try searching the NH Union Public Access Catalog or NHU-PAC (link on the left). You can check to see if what you want is available anywhere in other NH libraries. Note that it WILL tell you about UNH, but it WON’T tell you what Dartmouth has. If you can’t find it, send us an  e-mail with the title, author if available, format (book, DVD, CD), publishing date if you know it. If you have the time, tell us how you heard about it. We’ll call you when it’s in or to tell you that we can’t get it for you, usually the former.