Author Talk with Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D.
April 12th @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Award-winning scientist and science communicator
Winner of CT Book Award. Finalist for LA Times Book Prize


2023 Derby Public Library Annual Scholarship Prize

  • Derby Public Library now accepting essay submissions for its 2023 Annual Scholarship Prize of $1000.
  • The subject of the essay is: “The Role of Libraries in My Life.”
  • This Essay Competition is open to all high school seniors living in Derby, regardless of where they attend high school, who are planning to further their education.
  • The winner will be chosen by the Library Board of Directors based on the submitted essays.
  • The monetary award will be presented to the winner in person by the Board at the April Board Meeting.
  • In addition to the $1000, the winner’s name is added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque in our YA Dept.
  • High School Seniors may submit entries to the attention of:

Library Director, Scott Brill at through Friday, March 31, 2023.


Sports Talk with Rich Marazzi & The Silver Sluggers

The long-standing tradition of lively meetings about America’s favorite pastime led by author and Major League rules consultant, Rich Marazzi, will begin again on Thursday, April 6 at 10 AM in the Upper Level Meeting Room of Derby Public Library.

Meetings will continue every other Thursday throughout the season and some will include special guests and memorabilia. Feel like a 12 year-old kid again while singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame and sharing memories with fellow baseball aficionados. 

There’s always something happening at Derby Public Library for patrons of all ages.

eventkeeper-largeFor more upcoming events visit our online Calendar.

This programming is sponsored by the Jane C. and David B. Cohen Fund through the Valley Community Foundation in memory of David B. Cohen.