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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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Durham County Library Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of The Herald-Sun

Durham County Library will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of The Herald-Sun with a conversation between Steve Schewel, founder and former publisher of the Independent Weekly, and Bob Ashley, editor of The Herald-Sun. The program will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Storyteller Meltonia Young

Durham County Library will host storyteller Meltonia Loretta Young for fanciful stories about secret codes that may have been embedded in quilts created during the 1800s. The program will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane.

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Durham County Library Hosts Special Valentine’s Day Programs

Durham County Library will host two special programs at the Bragtown Library on Valentine’s Day. The first features Janice Mack Guess, author of Little Colored Girls Want to Wear Pearls, Too! The book is a memoir that highlights the 1964 desegregation of Brogden Junior High School. Guess will do a reading and a book signing. The event takes place at 11 a.m. The second program is a Family Fun Friday event exploring the meaning of Valentine’s Day and celebrating the holiday with games, crafts and refreshments. This event is appropriate for all ages and takes place at 3 p.m.

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Durham County Library Hosts PlayMakers on Love Alone

Durham County Library will host members of the cast from the PlayMakers production of Deborah Salem Smith’s Love Alone at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Author Mur Lafferty

Durham County Library will host award-winning Durham author Mur Lafferty for a reading and book discussion at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

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New Ebooks for Kids Catalog

Our collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks for kids has grown tremendously over the past year. And now, we are excited to announce that our kids’ digital collection has a catalog of its own! We have worked with our ebook vendor OverDrive, to create a new website that contains all our kids’ ebooks and e-audiobooks. Kids […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Art with the Experts: Archibald Motley

Program: Art With The Experts: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Date: Monday, February 3 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Cost: Free and open to the public About: Durham County Library will host Juline Chevalier and Richard Powell for a presentation and slide lecture on the Nasher Museum of Art’s current […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Art Exhibit and Lecture on African-Americans in the Revolutionary War

Durham County Library will host artist Michelle Nichole for a talk on her exhibit “In Hopes of Freedom” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 2 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. Her paintings will be on display in the Main Library auditorium beginning on Saturday, Feb. 1. The program and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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