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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

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Weekly Storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 am for lapsitters (ages 0-3) and on Thursdays at 10 am for preschoolers (ages 4 and up). There are no storytimes April 18-19.


Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20 @ 10:00 am to noon
MakerPlay activities in the library
Drop-in STEM activities for families featuring Thomas the Train, Gears!Gears!Gears!, KEVA planks, crafts, and more!

Practices that Grow the Brain 
Join us for these two-hour sessions on Mindfulness, Gratitude, Loving-Kindness, and Compassion with Liz Korabek-Emerson, whose mindfulness training helps reduce stress, promotes health and well-being, and provides tools to cope with challenges. This free event for adults is sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.
Friday, April 20 @ 12:30-2:30 pm
Thursday, May 3 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

MakerPlay Saturday
Saturday, April 28 @ 10 am – noon
Drop-in STEM activities for families.

First Friday Movie Night series
Come to the library on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 pm for a free movie presentation — with popcorn!

May 4 @ 6:30 pm — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13, 119 minutes)
Four teenagers are sucked into a jungle-themed video game.
June 1 @ 6:30 pm — Paddington 2 (PG, 105 minutes)
Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

Book-to-Movie Discussions
Our next book to movie will be Joy Luck Club: A Novel by Amy Tan.
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation
In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. (1993, rated R, 140 minutes).

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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