Durham County Library will host Caitlin Margaret Kelly, public programs director of the Power Plant Gallery, for a presentation and discussion on their current exhibition, Phone Home Durham, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
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Durham County Library will host the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective for a 20th Anniversary celebration and reading at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host the Summer Reading Midpoint Rally from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
Durham County Library (all locations) will be closed Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen Monday, July 6, with regular hours.
An existential crisis leads Lisa Napoli to take a leave of absence from her job at Marketplace at NPR to travel to Bhutan to volunteer at a youth radio station. The king of Bhutan celebrates “Gross National Happiness” rather than GNP. An exploration of what determines happiness ensues. Non-fiction. Recommended. Find in Catalog
Of the books that have been sitting on my reading table for six months (or longer), many have been sitting because they are Aggressively Good for Me: social action, mission studies, nurture for community, leadership, and spiritual growth. And then there’s Death Before Wicket. Death Before Wicket is a treat that I placed in my […]
Written by a local author, this first-time novel is set on the Harvard campus during the first year of WWI. It tracks the lives of three classmates — one British, one German, and one American — during that pivotal year. The German and British students return home to fight for their respective countries. The overall […]
This novel was extremely interesting and exquisitely well-written. It wasn’t exactly the kind of thing I normally read, but I cannot deny that this novel shows so much imagination, creativity and talent by Eugenides. Find in Catalog
This book is a true TBR stalwart, since I’ve had the first-edition hardcover on my shelf since 1996, and I remember buying it at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh. Dyer channels the feel of improvisation in his prose examining the tortured lives of several jazz luminaries of the last century—Pres, Monk, Bud, Ben, Mingus, Chet, and […]
Well I devoured the novel in just a few hours. I really loved the wit and banter between Hazel Grace and Augustus. It was cute, charming and heart-breaking. I have no idea if this was an accurate representation of his teenagers with cancer think and process things but it felt honest and believable to me. […]