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Join Us For These Upcoming Events!

*All in-person library sponsored programs continue to take place virtually through summer 2021. Stay tuned for updated programming information this fall.  

Register for these virtual programs today

 

The Art of Networking with Gary Gekow

  • Monday, November 1st at 6:00 pm 

Join DPL to welcome back employment expert Gary Gekow to present The Art of Networking. Job fairs, corporate hiring events, Meetups and other online social media platforms are just some of the avenues where people can promote their networking skills and grow their career community. While attending these events and dropping off a resume is a good start, deeper engagement is required in today’s job market. We will discuss networking strategies to better enhance your employment attainment prospects.

About the presenter: Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist/Career Coach with 30 years of recruiting and employment services experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

This program is free, open to all, hosted by the Durham Public Library and will take place via zoom. Please register to receive the link on the day of the program. 


A Guide to Interviewing for Graduating Students and their Families with Gary Gekow

  • Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm 

Join DPL to welcome back employment expert Gary Gekow to present  A Guide to Interviewing for Graduating Students and their Families. This skills-based workshop is geared toward high school students embarking on college interviews and college graduates facing employment interviews. Human Resource Managers and College Admissions Officers have high expectations as it relates to interview processes. In this session, we will learn a variety of strategies to help students navigate through this challenging experience. We will review key preparation checklists and examine best practices to help create a unique voice that will separate individual students from the pack of others. We will also discuss social media and the dangers of posting too much.

About the presenter: Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist/Career Coach with 30 years of recruiting and employment services experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

This program is free, open to all, hosted by the Durham Public Library and will take place via zoom. Please register to receive the link on the day of the program. 


Meditative Yoga with JiongJiong Hu 

  • Mondays in November and December from 10:00-11:00 am at the library. 

Join us on Mondays in November and December as JiongJiong Hu returns to guide meditative yoga sessions each week at the library! The primary aim of these sessions are to learn to relax and enhance your experiential understanding and techniques for steadiness and contentment of body and mind. Full date listings: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 13. 20. 

Register below and bring your yoga mat! This program will be held at the library, upstairs in the Oyster River Community Room. Registration is limited due to the ability to adequately socially distance and masks are required for unvaccinated attendees, as per current library policy. This program is free and open to all.


2-Part Adult Art Series with Corinne Roberts

  • Part I: Caricatures and Portraiture on Monday, November 8th at 6:00 pm 

       

  • Part II: Illustrative Figure Drawing on Wednesday, November 10th at 6:00 pm

       

Join us for a fun and casual, online drawing class series with artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts on zoom! In Session 1, and using simple shapes and line techniques learn the basic steps to draw portraits and exaggerate facial features! Session 2 will use basic shapes to create characters and movement. Attendees only need simple paper, pencil and eraser. 

About the presenter: Corinne Roberts is a professional illustrator working in comics, children's books and games (Bug Bites, Out and About, Unreal Estate). You can see more of her work and current projects through Instagram: corinneroberts123 or her website: corinneroberts.com.

No prior drawing experience is needed. This program is sponsored by the Durham Public Library and is free and open to all but geared toward teens/adults. This program will take place via zoom and registration is required below to receive the link.


Art Journaling with Corinne Roberts

Wednesday, December 1st at 6:00 pm

Join DPL to welcome back Corinne Roberts for an Art Journaling tutorial on Wednesday, December 1st! Learn quick sketching techniques to use in your travels, observe your personal environment in a new way and review techniques in style and patterns. No prior drawing experience needed. Attendees only need simple paper, pencil and eraser. 

About the presenter: Corinne Roberts is a professional illustrator working in comics, children's books and games (Bug Bites, Out and About, Unreal Estate). You can see more of her work and current projects through Instagram: corinneroberts123 or her website: corinneroberts.com.

No prior drawing experience is needed. This program is sponsored by the Durham Public Library and is free and open to all but geared toward teens/adults. This program will take place via zoom and registration is required below to receive the link. All registrants will be gifted a journal to use during the program and to keep. Journals will be available for pick-up at the library one week prior to the program through the program date. 


The History of Gym Class 

Monday, December 13th at 6:00 pm

Join DPL to welcome Rebecca Noel to present her NHHC program, The History of Gym Class. Physicians worried since the Renaissance that the sedentary, scholarly life makes people sick. They focused on varying concerns over time: digestive woes, melancholy, tuberculosis, spinal curvature, reproductive weakness. The problem widened along with access to education during the Enlightenment and into the 1800s. Tracing this idea from Europe to the United States, from scholars to children, and from boys' to girls' education, the presentation shows how these fears inspired schools to get children moving. The (optional) interactive aspects of the presentation will include audience testing of historic exercise schemes, some done in pairs. The program concludes with audience discussion of the relevance of this problem to our own times-like the Enlightenment, a moment in history when suddenly many more people live the sedentary lives once limited to a few scholars.

About the presenter: Rebecca R. Noel is Professor of History at Plymouth State University. She holds an MA and PhD in American and New England Studies from Boston University and a BA in History from Yale University. She teaches history courses on the antebellum and Civil War era, American medicine, childhood, and the American West. Her book in progress is Save Our Scholars: The Quest for Health in American Schools.

This program is free, open to all, hosted by the Durham Public Library, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and will take place via zoom. Please register to receive the link on the day of the program.