---- — DERRY — Local history takes center stage at Derry Public Library with an upcoming program on researching the history of Derry homes.
The program, “Researching the History of Your Derry House,” begins a new series on local history and is set for Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly historical programs will follow on the second Monday of each month in the library’s meeting room.
The upcoming one-hour program is led by reference librarian Eric Stern, who will address the resources available at the library and online to help people do their own home research.
Stern, a former attorney, has expertise in property deeds, real estate and land registries. He has worked at the library since 2012. He will offer information on resources in the library’s collection and also those housed in the historical New Hampshire Room at the library.
He will also teach ways to do research through the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds for locating home records.
Program participants will have access to the library’s computers to do their own searches during the session.
Reference librarian Sherry Bailey said the library’s programs on local history always draw a crowd.
“Local history programs have always been among the most popular programs for adults here at Derry Public Library,” she said. “We decided to see what happens if we make a point of scheduling them on a regular recurring basis.”
Bailey said favorite local speakers like town historian Richard Holmes will be asked to participate in the program series.
The program is free to the public and registration is recommended. Sign up in person at the library, online, or call 432-6140 for information.