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The Orphan Train

This book appears on so many book club lists that I needed to see what it was about. It toggles between the story of a 1930s orphan and a modern-day foster child. Years ago, Children’s Aid Societies put orphans on a trains and attempted to place them in mid-western farm communities. The children were seen […]

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The Secret History

This is an outstanding read. It’s not, as I sometimes describe literary fiction, about people and feelings. But neither is it about actions. To begin class, the classics professor says, “Are you ready to leave the phenomenal world, to enter into the sublime?” While things most definitely happen in this story, the heart of the […]

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The Spellman Files

The Spellmans are a family of private detectives who wiretap, tail, photograph and blackmail each other as an alternative to more conventional ways of showing love. I usually like my mysteries to be light and cozy, so right from the start I didn’t appreciate the black humor or the bad language. The novel is supposed […]

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Morning Coffee with James

This is a United Methodist Women reading program book from the category of Spiritual Growth. It was a fast read. Each section began with versus from the book of James, and the author wrote pertinent words of wisdom related to the text. Thoughtful messages even for people who are neither early morning risers or caffeine […]

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New Movie Released to hoopla Same Day as Released to Theaters

We all know your DCL library card is priceless, and on Friday, May 8th, it will be worth the price of admission to the premiere of the first-run movie, Welcome to Me, opening nationwide! For the first time ever, a first-run movie is being released to DCL’s video streaming service, hoopla, (and to you) simultaneous to its release at 1,000 theaters nationwide. […]

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Create Legal Forms Online with LawDepot

Durham County Library patrons now have the ability to create free legal forms via LawDepot’s online interface. LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, library patrons will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document […]

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