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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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Durham County Library Hosts Natural Hair Series

Durham County Library will host a series of programs on the history, care and styling of natural hair at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. All of the programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Natural Hair Series

Join us at Main Library throughout the first part of February for the Natural Hair Series. The intergenerational series will feature several speakers and be held on the following dates: A Natural Hair Care Journey Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 – 4 p.m. Join Dr. Shauntae White, NCCU Communication Professor, as she discusses natural hair from […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Dr. Simon Partner, Author of Bull City Survivor

Durham County Library will host Dr. Simon Partner, professor of history at Duke University, for a discussion of his book, Bull City Survivor: Standing Up to a Hard Life of a Southern City at 3 p.m., on Sunday, January 26, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

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New Versions of OverDrive Media Console for Windows

OverDrive, Durham County Library’s ebook and e-audiobook provider, has announced a new version of OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows computers. Both the classic desktop version of OMC for Windows and the Windows 8 app have been updated to provide a better user experience and improved performance. OMC 3.3 for Windows (the classic desktop version) […]

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Catalog Maintenance on Friday, January 24

We will be upgrading our online catalog to a new version on Friday, January 24. The catalog will be unavailable beginning around 10 a.m. The upgrade should be complete by the time the library opens at 2 p.m. During the downtime, patrons will not be able to log in to their library accounts to place holds, renew, or otherwise manage their account. This outage also affects our ebook and e-audiobook system, OverDrive. Patrons will not be able to log in to OverDrive to checkout and download ebooks during the outage.

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