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Durham County Library Hosts Art Exhibit and Talk on Mexico’s Workshop of Popular Graphic Art

Durham County Library will host Dr. Robert Healy for an overview of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. An exhibit of works from Healy’s collection will be on display from February 23 through March 15 at the Main Library, including a set of prints giving the Taller’s interpretation of some famous African Americans.

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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Talk on Doris Duke and Yogi Rao

Durham County Library will host yoga historian Philip Deslippe for a brown bag lunch talk on the relationship between Doris Duke and Yogi L.S. Rao at 12 noon on Thursday, February 20, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.

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Big Library Read: Keys to the Kitchen

It’s time for another Big Library Read! Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking ebook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding the morning of March 5th. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, […]

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Voices from the Trail of Tears

Rozema presents primary sources such as newspaper articles, journal excerpts, correspondence, and official documents to give a wide-ranging and behind-the-scenes view of events and experiences related to the forced Cherokee emigrations of the 1830s, known today as the Trail of Tears, and to the Cherokees as “the trail where they cried.” Find in Catalog

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Strategic Planning Sessions & Survey

Durham County Library is in the midst of developing a new Three-Year Strategic Plan, and we need your help to determine future priorities. We’re hosting a town hall style meeting to discuss ideas about the future of your library system – how we can improve our services, practices, collections and facilities. Because your input is […]

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The Professor’s House

I’ve long considered Cather to be one of the gaps in my literary education. I never had to read “My Antonia” or “O Pioneers!” in school. And the one I’d been most interested in reading was “The Professor’s House,” about social change in the post-WWI period, the importance of history, coming to terms with mortality, […]

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Durham County Library Needs Seeds!

On April 23, Durham County Library will launch the Digging Durham Seed Library at three locations: Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete. The library is requesting seed donations from local gardeners, farms and community organizations to help establish the initial seed collection.

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Library Offers Job Readiness Programs for Teens

In partnership with YouthWork, the City/County/DPS initiative that gives teens and young adults real world work experience, Durham County Library is offering a series of Job Readiness programs to young people ages 13-19. The series includes programs on Job Applications, Social Media, Mini Mock Interviews, Resumes, Job Readiness, Job Hunting and Volunteering. In addition to […]

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Announcing the Digging Durham Seed Library

Your library is growing an exciting new idea: seeds available for “check out” to the community. Help us start by donating seeds from your home garden or farm. We are looking for flower, vegetable and herb open pollinated seeds well suited for growing in Durham, even from previous seasons. Drop off your seeds in an […]

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