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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

Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 15-21) with us
Sign up for a library card!
Borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs and Blu-Rays, puzzles and games, and even a telescope!
Attend a program or event!
Volunteer your time, talents, and ideas!
Speak out for your library!
Join the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library today!

NEW for the fall! First Friday Movie Nights

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn at the library.

November 3 @ 6:30 pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13, 133 minutes)
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When an unsuspecting No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski, inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark Forces.

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. 

MakerPlay Saturdays
A drop-in STEM event for families from 10 am – 1 pm
October 21featuring Cubelets and Makey Makey
November 18featuring 3-Doodler Pens and Little Bits
December 16 – gingerbread cookie trap engineering challenge

Book-to-Movie Discussions
Join us for a discussion on Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation
Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women–of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth–who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present–for Evelyn and for us–will never be quite the same again…

Skywatch at the Library
Sunday, November 19 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.
Rain date: Tuesday, November 21

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.

Fall storytimes
Join us on 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.

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.