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This book was recommended by a friend last year and I’ll have to recommend it to all my reading friends now that I’ve read it. What a fantastic read! It’s an adventure story set in World War II told through written confessions and official reports. The main characters are young women involved in the war […]

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I did not know anything about The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or Neil Gaiman, when I started reading this novel, other than some friends highly recommended it. So when the story took a turn toward the fantastical, I almost put it down. Is it possible Mr. Gaiman anticipated this? Because just as […]

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The Condition

The book was very well researched from what I could tell. I was really impressed with the depth of the characters. The McKotch family is extremely complicated and I thought the author did a really nice job of uncovering each family member’s “dark past”. I was really glad to see resolution for the family and […]

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Digging Durham Seed Library Launches

The new Digging Durham Seed Library launches on Wednesday, April 23 at Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional Libraries. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete. Seed varieties include tomatoes, peppers, beans and many more. Since February, the library has been collecting […]

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Durham Arts Council Teen Workshops

Join Durham County Library and Durham Arts Council for these teen workshops. Registration is required. Animation Workshops Monday, May 5, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Monday, May 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ Main Library Build your visual vocabulary and sharpen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills while creating characters and fantasy creatures found […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Discussion on Mass Incarceration

Durham County Library will host a discussion of the documentary Slavery by Another Name, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The program will feature Dr. Charles Campbell, Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School; Daryl Atkinson, Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ); and Kimberly Brown, a re-entry activist.

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Durham County Library Hosts Film on Black Mountain College

Durham County Library hosts filmmaker Cathryn Davis Zommer for a screening of Fully Awake: Black Mountain College, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Art with the Experts: Sound Vision

Durham County Library will host Juline Chevalier and Trevor Schoonmaker for a discussion and slide lecture on the Nasher Museum of Art’s current exhibit, Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Self-Publishing Boot Camp

Durham County Library will present an interactive series, Self-Publishing Boot Camp: Get Your Book Out in Print or Digital Ebook, on Saturdays, April 26, May 3 and May 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. Local publishers, book producers, bookstore staff, writers and marketing experts will help participants explore options for making their work available to a larger audience.

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Registration and Circulation Policy Changes

Effective May 5, 2014 Circulation Policy Effective May 5, 2014, the library will no longer waive late fees over $25. There is a maximum late fee per item of $5. However, multiple overdue items with late fees that total more than $25 will be assessed the full balance due. Patrons cannot checkout materials with a […]

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